8 Owls Leslie Spit (Tommy Thompson Park)Sunday December 30th
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8 Owls Leslie Spit (Tommy Thompson Park)Sunday December 30th

adonbirder

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Hi went for a walk at Tommy Thompson Park with a couple friends yesterday and we had a great day! Saw 5 owl species including 3 short-eared hunting in the cloudy day, barred, northern saw-whet, 2 great horned and a long eared owl. Also seen was a hoary redpoll in a flock of ~40 redpolls, juvenile bald eagle in close, northern shrike, peregrine falcon and all the usual winter ducks.
Happy new year everyone and hope the new year everyone sees lots of life birds :)
Photos of the owls and bald eagle can be seen at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew-don/
« Last Edit: December 31, 2007, 06:08:31 pm by adonbirder »


Ann Brokelman

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Sounds like you had a wonderful day.  What a perfect way to end the year.  Nice going.  Ann
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Ann Brokelman »


cdecher

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Awesome pics..
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by cdecher »


robgilroy

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I was also at the spit on the 30th, but didn't see a single owl. Were they concentrated in a certain area of the spit?
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by robgilroy »


adonbirder

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The short-eared owls were flying all over between pipit point and the lighthouse in the open area. The other owls have to search the peninsulas like where they do the bird banding,a great horned loves that area. The other owls are found by looking carefully in the woods before and after the little red bridge.
Glad people like the pics, are just my virtual log of what i've seen, good way to keep track
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


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whereabouts was the bald eagle spotted?

i may be going this saturday or sunday, so any pointers on where to shift my attention to would be much appreciated :)

and which peninsula is the bird banding done on? is it the ones after the red bridge?


Quote from: "adonbirder"
Hi went for a walk at Tommy Thompson Park with a couple friends yesterday and we had a great day! Saw 5 owl species including 3 short-eared hunting in the cloudy day, barred, northern saw-whet, 2 great horned and a long eared owl. Also seen was a hoary redpoll in a flock of ~40 redpolls, juvenile bald eagle in close, northern shrike, peregrine falcon and all the usual winter ducks.
Happy new year everyone and hope the new year everyone sees lots of life birds :)
Photos of the owls and bald eagle can be seen at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew-don/
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by angelicque »


adonbirder

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bird banding done on the peninsula before the red bridge, where the marina is. the 2 peninsulas after the red bridge though are good for owls and hawks too.
The bald eagle was sitting in a tree by the trail just before the little red bridge
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by adonbirder »


Jaedon

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on the 31st the Eagle was sitting out on the lake ice inside the red bridge.  Way out.  Needed at least a 400 mm lens to get close enough to ID but he sure was pretty.  I never saw a single owl but did manage to get some very nice shots of a Kestrel munching down on a mouse near the entrance on the south side of the weight station at the gates.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Jaedon »