Area updates

In keeping with my goal of keeping area birders informed of birds of interest in the area, I have TWO owls for your awareness.  A Snowy Owl was seen today in the field northeast of the Seed Road and Egremont intersection.  It is heavily barred.  And yesterday I located a Short-eared Owl on Hyndman Road south of Melbourne.  Here is a picture I took.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Diane McGuire on February 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Awesome picture! I live on Cuddy Drive and this morning my husband opened the front door to let the dogs out, and 8 short eared owls flew out of our spruce trees. When we moved here, we had at least that many in our hedge row and hanging about. Haven’t seem then for the last 3 years, and we are delighted that they have returned! Needless to say, I may leave the chickens in the coop today!!!


  2. I’m heading out tomorrow morning for the owls and whatever else I can find for a short time. If anyone would like to join me let me know. Brian Hobbs, 519-639-0421, in Strathroy. I guide for the OFO.


  3. Heading out tomorrow from Strathroy for the two owls and whatever I can find around Strathroy. Anyone wanting to come along give me a call ,. Brian Hobbs 519-639-0421. I bird all over the americas and do lead for the OFO

    Best and happy New Year.


  4. Posted by Lynn Sanders on December 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Wow! What a dramatic pic. I read in Cdn. Geo. that most snowys (young) forced to come this far south for survival never make it back.


  5. Posted by Luann on December 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Great pic! I will have to go out that way soon.


  6. Posted by brdranne on December 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    what a beautiful bird and great pic- thank you for sharing


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