Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Swans to Snowies

Nothing new to report on the St. Clair River.  There have been birders out and about and even kayakers today!  It was a stellar day with clear skies and absolutely no wind.
I took a quick ride of the river after work.  Sombra (aka swan city) was littered with swan.  The Trumpeter was still showing its better end.

A few gulls around including a number of Great Black-backed.  This winter has seen a pretty good number of these around the lower lakes.

Snowy Owls seem to be showing up a little more now.  I spotted one on my way home late yesterday just NW of Wallaceburg.  It was still present today.  The locale is a standard spot for Snowy Owls its seems.  Interesting how they come back to the same area from year to year.  Obviously some different owls are involved over the years, but I have been seeing them in this small area ever since I started birding!
A couple are NW of Chatham, as reported today by Allen Woodliffe.  Bear and Winter Lines are another reliable area for Snowy Owls.

Barred Owls are on the move this winter as everyone knows.  One was found last week up near Watford in Lambton by Sean Jenniskens.  Check this out:
Been a while since one was reported in Lambton, and in fact, I do not remember one!
Have not heard about the Joany's Woods one lately (just inside Middlesex).

lol !

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention! I was starting to worry that the snowies wouldn't come down this year, especially due to last years craziness with them!