Saturday, December 31, 2011

Great Grey Owl - Final Bird of 2011

This bird was first reported more than a week ago, but being a 3 hour trip from home it was not a priority until Hannah & I found ourselves with some free time on the final day of 2011.

Great Grey Owl

This owl was profiled two nights previously on the Windsor news, so we weren't surprised that a crowd had gathered by the time we arrived at about 10:15 a.m. Perhaps 50 observers stood by while the owl perched not far away on a branch above a creek. This was bird #269 for my Provincial year list, and my final new bird for the year.

To make things extra-worthwhile for Hannah, we stopped by Pelee Wings Nature Store and purchased the Swarovision EL binoculars that she has had her eye on. Well thank you, husband of the year!

Swarovski 10x42mm EL SwaroVision Binoculars

Hannah now owns the superior optics, but I still remain useful to her as a guide & driver.

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