Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 6, 2010 Birding Amherst Island

The birding on Amherst Island was good today despite the cold winds! Lots of raptors were present including 8 Red-tailed Hawk, 14 Rough-legged Hawk, 17 Northern Harrier,3 American Kestrel and 2 Northern Shrike. On the KFN property, east end section of Amherst Island we observed 42 Tundra swan and a late American Pipit. The Owl Woods had 1 Northern Saw-whet Owl and 2 Long-eared Owl along with 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker and 1 Northern Flicker. Overall a nice day on the island.

Please remember to review the OFO Birding Code of Ethics.

No flash photography.

A dark morph Rough-legged Hawk looking for lunch.

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is easy to overlook in the cedar trees. .

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is our smallest owl in eastern Ontario.

The Owl Woods is a private nature reserve.

1 comment:

Chris Bruce said...

I enjoy your posts and accompanying photos from Amherst Island. I haven't been there yet and it is nice to get glimpses of what it is like there through your blog. I look forward to more entries!