[Ontbirds]Snowy Owl still lingering in Keswick

RON FLEMING flemingron at rogers.com
Sun Mar 16 13:54:12 EDT 2008


Just when it seemed that Snowy Owls had departed for points north, Keith Dunn found one this morning along Ravenshoe Road in southwest Keswick.  The bird was on a TV antenna on the north side of the road.  (I don't know the house number but there are very few houses along this stretch of Ravenshoe.)
   
  
  Robins are now coming in by the boatload and Red-winged Blackbirds are steadily trickling in.  Mike Van den Tillaart and I had four Red-wings and about 40 Robins along Bethesda Road west of Leslie yesterday.  On my way back from Richmond Hill this morning I drove Bethesda Road again and saw the Robins along with about 30 Cedar Waxwings and 5 Bohemians.  They were feeding on highbush cranberries by the roadside about 1 km west of Leslie.
   
  Ron Fleming, Newmarket
   
  Keswick is on the southeast shore of Lake Simcoe - Cook's Bay to be exact.  Ravenshoe Road runs east-west along the town's southern boundary.  The owl was near the western end of Ravenshoe.  Bethesda Road runs east from Lake Wilcox in Oak Ridges.  The lake is situated just east of Yonge Street.


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