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Sunday
Jan222012

Nature 10+1 - 2.22 "Snow Day"

Shot in Ravenshoe ~ Canon 7D, EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS

Kelly and I headed around Lake Simcoe to Ravenshoe in search of the seemingly elusive Snowy Owl.  We didn't see an  owl but get a bird with at least snow in the name, a nice flock of Snow Buntings ;-) On the way back we decided to take a quick tour around Holland Marsh and finally we got our Snowy Owl!  It was pretty far out in the field so no pictures but a great sighting for us, it's been nearly two years since we've seen one!

  • 70 ~ Snow Buntings
  • 71 ~ Snowy Owl

Monday
Feb072011

Last Week in Birds

Total Species for the Week - 27             Locations - Oro, Barrie and the Minesing Wetlands

Another week down, another week closer to spring ;-)  We did have a couple of good sightings this week which all came while doing the mail route in Oro.  Once again we were able to see Evening Grosbeaks and once again they eluded our lenses! Arrgggg, so frustrating!! LOL  Other notable sightings were a close up viewing of a male Pileated WP and Kelly finally was able to see and photograph Bohemian Waxwings for the first time!   We're still waiting on our first Snowy Owl - maybe they're holding off for Kelly's birthday, let's go with that and hopefully next we'll have one to report. Have a great week everyone!

Of course you can view the entire list of birds seen by clicking on the image above ;-)