Amherst Island – Saw-whet Owl

On February 16, 2011, in Nature-Wildlife, by admin

A Saw-whet owl at Amherst Island. All images by: Norm Johnstone © 2011

Hello again…I was up early (before sunrise), and off to Amherst Island with a friend of mine. We took the 7:30 a.m. ferry across to Amherst Island and were walking in Owl Woods just before 8:00 a.m.

We came across a saw-whet owl, and this was my first one that I had ever seen. I had seen a few in magazines and books but never for real–it was a great feeling seeing this small owl and being able to get a few photos of it.

My friend Wes, had never seen one either, so he was quite happy about getting some photos of it as well.

We ended up seeing quite a few Long-Eared owls, however they were extremely difficult to get a clear shot, due to all the tree limbs and branches.

I’m hoping to get back to Amherst Island one of these days, and try and get an image of the Long-Eared owl…that would be great!!