Saturday, February 7, 2015

Five Snowy Owls in the Holland Marsh

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.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace 


  1. Something about owls I really like, not sure whether they are wise but,sure are beautiful!

  2. I love these birds so stately, lovely photo

  3. I'm a farmer in the Marsh and these guys routinely visit my fields in February every year.