Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Amherst Island

22 February, 2006

It wasn't one of our better days on Amherst Island. We saw one Snowy Owl in the field off Marshall Fortyfoot Road. We saw this Red-tailed Hawk catch and eat a mouse or vole. We also saw a Rough-legged Hawk and an American Kestrel. On the ferry ride home we saw a Glaucous Gull in amongst all of the Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls. There were quite a few Great Black-backed Gulls as well. The Kestrel and Glaucous were lifers for me. We were disappointed not to find any Northern Saw-whets or Boreal Owls and not a single Long-Eared.

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