Photo by Barry Wallace
Pictured above is a female Snowy Owl sitting atop a post in the Holland Marsh on Thursday of this week. My King City neighbour, Jerry Binsfeld, and I spotted five of these wonderful birds in the Marsh, on both sides of Highway 400. There were four females and one male. We also spotted a number of Red-tailed Hawks, a Rough-legged Hawk, and a couple of Coopers Hawks. We also saw several Common Redpolls along the banks of the canal feeding on weed seeds. There may have been a Hoary Redpoll among them but neither of us was prepared to say for sure. The weather was cold but the birding was hot.
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