March 10, 2009

Gyr... no, Saw-whet... finally!

Yesterday I raced back to Ontario to look for the white-phase Gyrfalcon that's been reported pretty much daily from the Wolfe Island ferry for the past week. Spent most of the day there but missed the bird by about an hour in the afternoon. Frustrating but still worth the effort. While I was up there I made a return trip to the Owl Woods on Amherst Island where I finally found this adorable Northern Saw-whet Owl
My 8th species of owl this year! And I'm still missing Great Horned and Eastern Screech. Noah and I leave for California in the morning. I'll try and post again in a couple days.