|Lapland Longspurs among flocks of Horned Larks|
In late November, I was driving along one of my favorite roads to bird in Essex, Concession 6 and noted many Horned Larks. I was scoping them at one point, looking for Snow Buntings but instead found a few Lapland Longspurs in the mix! This area is usually productive for Rough legged Hawks, but I only saw a few Red-tailed hawks instead.
Jeremy Bensette had given me great details on the location of a pair of Snowy Owls (found earlier by Alan Wormington) in the Point Pelee Onion Fields. It was cool to see two in the same field, although they were quite distant. Back in December 2011, when the Great Grey Owl visited Kingsville, I had actually found my first self-found Snowy Owl. I have video of that amazing bird here.
|Sexually dimorphic pair of American Kestrels|
I went out to Ojibway area this week to see if I could find a Northern Shrike. One overwintered last winter (see photo from Feb 2013 below), and hopefully one will overwinter again this winter!
|Northern Shrike - Amazing winter bird !!!|