I thank Heather for sending me these photos of difficult to find and photograph birds.
One of your posts recently reminded me to go back to Downsview Park. Two visits later, I came away with great pictures of the Long-eared Owls five of which were in residence.
I went back yesterday. The lighting conditions were terrible, but I did catch sight of three interesting birds. Two Short-eared Owls put on a fantastic aerial display. I did not see either the Saw-whet or the Snowy which many people have seen there.
The south end of the park seems to be the place to be. I will go back soon.
Snowy Owl at Col. Sam Smith
Terrible pictures, but fun to see the bird — a male, I think.