14 January 2007

Magic day

We betook ourselves into furrin territory today and crossed over to the south shore (where the drivers try to kill you with even more enthusiasm than over here on Montreal island - scary place south of the river) to visit Parc de la Frayere between Boucherville and Varennes. This is a reliable spot for owls in winter and we were lucky enough to add a Northern Saw-whet Owl and three Long-eared Owls (all in the same tree) to the year list - now at 33 species. The LEOW was also a lifer for J - double the pleasure.

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Long-eared Owl

An adult Snowie Owl was photographed today near St-Clet and I need it for the collection - should still be around next weekend if I can't get there sooner. Meanwhile, a dump of snow is forecast for tomorrow and then some very cold temperatures to follow - time to hunker down.


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