Boreal Owls nesting in Northern New Brunswick? Part Two
By Rod O’Connell
Here is a quote from the First Atlas: "Boreal Owls are active only at night, and they call early in the spring when few observers are afield, so they are easily missed…”
I completely agree with this statement. To further expand on this I will use information from the First Atlas compared to the Second Atlas. But to prove the…Continue
There is a Great horned Owl nesting on one of the osprey platform nest near the exit to Cape Tourmentine, much to the chagrin of 2 circling ospreys!
I get a call from Barbara, of the Gîte Toutes Saisons B&B in Pointe-Verte, wanting to know if I am interested in seeing owls. There is a nest in her neighbour’s back yard and they would like to have it identified. Can I come around at sunset when the adults are feeding the young ones? I sure can!!!
I arrive at Pointe-Verte and walk over with Barbara to her neighbour’s house, a pre-fabricated log home. She introduces me to Nick and his wife. I am not the only one interested in…Continue
“I rejoice that there are Owls”...
The famous American naturalist Henry David Thoreau coined this phrase well over a century ago. I sometimes wonder if he was thinking of the Short-eared Owl in particular when he said it. I definitely agree with his statement, regardless of which owl (or owls) he was thinking about. Owls are my favourite group of birds. And, since April is really “owl month” for me, when most of our native owls…Continue
Hi! Welcome to the first of what I hope will be a long series of short blogs on nature-related subjects in our wonderful province of New Brunswick. In this installment, I’d like to talk to you about the Northern Saw-whet Owl, a little owl that is truly one of the most fascinating denizens of the forests here in New Brunswick.
Did you know that it was the discovery of a “brand-new” species of owl back in the late 1700s (around 1788) in Nova Scotia that actually prompted German…