Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 Snowy Owls continue to move south!

The widespread southbound movement of Snowy Owl continues. Birds are being found throughout southern Canada and northern United States and it's only mid December. It's been awhile since we had a good number of  Snowy Owls  in the Ottawa area. With all the farmland south and east and good hunting, we may be looking at a record number. It will be interesting to see if Snowy Owls winter on Wolfe Island this season. Historically, Wolfe Island has been the best location to see numbers of Snowy Owl during irruption years. Now with 86 Wind Turbines on the west end of the island, it will be interesting to see if there will be any adverse effects on wintering owls and other raptors. 



Snowy Owls are on the move south in good numbers.

If you need  Snowy Owl for a "lifer" this is the winter you"ll be rewarded.
 







2 comments:

Sandra said...

Great shots!

Michel (Mike) Soucy said...

Wonderful shots!

Seen my first Snowies this past week here in Kingston...amazingly beautiful birds!

Thanks for posting,
Michel