[Ontbirds] Amherst Island -- Jan 16 -- Long-eared Owl, Snowy Owl
bpboyd at lakeheadu.ca
Tue Jan 17 11:25:25 EST 2012
The wind and cold mixed with blowing snow made for a tough afternoon
on Amherst Island. Extensive searching produced a single Long-eared Owl in
the Owl Woods. There was a single male Snowy Owl near the 3rd Concession
at the "S" bend. Numbers of Northern Harriers were good with at least 16.
There were 6 Rough-legged Hawks, some sitting in fields making them harder
to see. Two adult Bald Eagles were south of Emerald, where the majority of
the raptors were. There was a flock of about 50 Snow Buntings near the KFN
Property. The only waterfowl of note were two Gadwall that flew past.
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