A Snowy Surprise

This morning I went Birding with Paul Pratt’s group at Hillman. We were rewarded with good looks at an immature and an adult Glaucous Gull as well as a few of the lingering Greater White-fronted Geese – a bird I actually just lifered last weekend.

After a few hours of windy birding, we headed to Janet’s house out in the county for lunch. On the way there, I noticed a blob in the field. I thought for sure that it was just another bag – but nope – a Snowy! First one I’ve seen in the area this winter.

iScoped Snowy Owl – County Road 8, Essex County

After lunch, I met up with Jeremy Hatt back in the Hillman area. We were hoping to pick out a Ross’s, Snow or Cackling Goose but no luck. Still a nice walk!

Tomorrow… I heard of a possible pair of Trumpeter Swans in Windsor so I might go have a look  in between some other commitments – it would be a nice bird to add to my winter list!

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    1. Hi there!

      I actually just used my iPhone through my spotting scope to take this pic (digiscoping). The owl was quite a ways out in the field at the time.



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