Thursday, January 28, 2010

Owls of Amherst Island

I was looking forward to going to Amherst Island last weekend, a place I had never been. And I wasn't disappointed. I stayed at a wonderful B&B, the Poplar Dell, which was very near Owl Woods, a portion of the Kingston Field Naturalists property. Thanks Susie for a great memory!

I found, with the help of others, a Boreal owl, a Saw-whet and a Barred owl. There were numberous other species which you could see from a distance, such as the 2-3 snowy owls.

And of course there are always chickadees, woodpeckers, and nuthatches around the feeders.

I wish to remind everyone who visits these woods, or photographs wildlife in general, to respect the animals and their needs. There were several people there with point and shoot cameras who walked right up (within 2 feet) of the roosting owls to take flash pictures. This is stressful to the birds. Please be respectful!

I hope to return in a couple of weeks and photograph the other owls and many hawks in the area.

1 comment:

  1. Robert, I'm jealous... haven't been to Amherst Island in many years. Great owl photos, but I really love the White-breasted Nuthatch shot!!