Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 24, 2012 New backyard bird, #172

After spending 4 days birding/owling on Amherst Island in search of Northern Saw-whet and other owls, I find one in my backyard! A new species for the yard list, #172. Fortunately, I heard a Black-capped Chickadee giving a soft scolding dee-dee-dee call from our cedar hedge and I investigated. Sitting about 7 feeet up in a white cedar was the owl.   I've now recorded 5 species of owls on my property including Great Gray (during the invasion winter of 2004-05), Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl and Eastern Screech-Owl. The owl struck around long enough that Ben got to see it after school. Anything is possible!
Good Birding, Bruce


Northern Saw-whet Owl #172 for my yard list! 


3 comments:

Sandra said...

What a beautiful owl! They truly are mystic creatures!

Angie in TO said...

Gorgeous! And you gave me an idea, to start a "yard list", thanks. :)

Bones said...

Totally awesome Bruce! Brother Ron is jealous.