Nature Notes

October 23, 2015


  1. Great pictures Stiver.

    Can you tell me wat the best time is to go to Amherst island.


    Hans Groen

    The Netherlands

    ( At the moment in Afghanistan)

    Comment by Hans Groen — January 20, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

  2. Stunning shots!

    Comment by Don Carrier — January 20, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

  3. Hi Hans:

    There is a hunting season where the Owl Woods is closed, and that is until about Dec.8-10 each year.

    The access road is not maintained, and later in the winter it is not passable. The walk in is about 2km and usually very cold.

    Therefore I think the best time is first week in December to mid January. Of course, the rest of the Island is still good for Snowy and Short-eared Owls.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — January 20, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

  4. Thanks Don:

    You’ve got some great looking owl images. I especially like the Barred Owl, a bird I’ve never had much luck with

    Thanks again, Harold

    Comment by Harold — January 20, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  5. It looks like you’ve got some amazing shots. It’s incredibly difficult for me to get great pictures of birds flying like that, you’ve done a great job.

    Comment by Snowy — January 24, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

  6. Thanks.

    I see you are a fan of Snowies, they are one of my favorites as well.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — January 25, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

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