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Feb 20, 2018 04:59 |  #1

A few pics from my region of Kingston, Ontario this winter.

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Feb 22, 2018 08:45 |  #2

You got some great shots JTF. Seeing Snowy owls is always a great thing. I guess these were taken on either Wolfe Island or Amherst Island. I am thinking of heading there in the next few days. Are the owls fairly plentiful in the area this year?

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Feb 28, 2018 14:29 as a reply to  @ jm4ever's post |  #3

Actually just west of Kingston along the roadside, they is a good number on both island with Wolfe Island having the majority. Once the snow owls start heading back to their breeding grounds end March early April many of the Northern United States snowies will stop on both islands to spend a few days feeding. At this point there is likely to be a couple of dozen or more at anyone time spread out over the many open fields they have.




  
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Mar 05, 2018 13:25 |  #4

Thanks for the info.




  
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Mar 05, 2018 13:36 |  #5

jm4ever wrote in post #18569664 (external link)
You got some great shots JTF. Seeing Snowy owls is always a great thing. I guess these were taken on either Wolfe Island or Amherst Island. I am thinking of heading there in the next few days. Are the owls fairly plentiful in the area this year?

Jim

Jim,

I went to Amherst recently and I suggest staying away for the time being. The construction of the Windmill turbine project has begun and there is a ton of road construction going on that includes a lot of closures. Unless you are intimately familiar with the island you could be in for a disappointing experience.

JTF - great shots!


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Mar 06, 2018 17:54 |  #6

I was at Amherst just a couple of weeks ago. Lots of owls but as others have stated, the turbine construction is playing the heck with traffic. The crews are very friendly and eager to answer questions but it is a messy scene and will only get messier as things thaw. Wolfe Island, to my feelings, has more Snowies than Amherst. A lot more driving but so be it.


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Mar 06, 2018 20:39 |  #7

Great captures, I’ll be headed up to northern Michigan soon to hopefully run into some. Lots of spotting in mid-Michigan and above still!




  
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