Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22,2010 Amherst Island birding

Spent another day birding Amherst Island. The weather was great, nice and sunny with a light breeze off the lake. We managed to find 3 Northern Saw-whet Owls and 1 Barred Owl in the "Owl Woods" but unfortunately, no Boreal Owl. I'm sure its still there but hiding well. No Long-eared Owls were found in the woods, but 3 Snowy Owls were seen on the KFN property at the east end. A small number of hawks including Red-tailed and Rough-legged, Northern Harrier and a couple of American Kestrel were seen on the island during the tour.
Good Birding, Bruce

Directions: Amherst Island: Located 18 km. west of Kingston. Exit off Hwy. 401 at exit 593 (County Rd. 4, Camden East) and drive south to the very end (Millhaven). Turn right on Hwy. 33 and drive 100 metres until you see the sign for the Amherst Island ferry. The ferry (20 minute trip) leaves the mainland on the half hour and leaves the island on the hour. Cost is $8.00 Canadian round trip. There are no gas stations on the island. There are restrooms on the ferry, and at the island ferry dock. The East End K.F.N. property is at the easternmost part of the island on the east side of the Lower Forty Foot Road.

Because of liability issues, visitors to the Kingston Field Naturalists' property at the east end of Amherst Island MUST be accompanied by a KFN
member. For KFN contact information or how to become a member, please visit ."

A series of Northern Saw-whet Owl photographs.

A Red-belleid Woodpecker was a nice observation at the feeders.

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