Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1, 2014 Snowy Owl irruption continues!

Hi Everyone
The Snowy Owl southward irruption continues in eastern Ontario. Since early December the numbers have been slowly increasing with a noticeable movement on December 8th when a combined total of 25 individuals were observed in the Richmond and Casselman-Hawkesbury areas. Sightings continue to be reported all over eastern Ontario including concentrations in the Kingston area including both Wolfe and Amherst Island, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Cobden, Winchester-Chesterville and along the St.Lawrence River from Cornwall to Brockville. This is likely the largest southward and most widespread movement of Snowy Owls in the past 4 decades. Based on reports, I estimate between 100-130+ Snowy Owls are either present or have passed through eastern Ontario moving further south in search of food. This movement coincides with a large movement in Newfoundland and in north-eastern United States. Please remember to review OFO's birding code of ethics.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 
Good birding,

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Look for Snowy Owls as they perch on telephone poles, fence posts or on structures  scanning the surrounding fields for prey. 

Snowy Owl numbers continue to increase in eastern Ontario. 

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