Other North Shore Sightings. Scroll down for eight photos.

Sandhill Crane on Manitoulin Island on 18 April 2008


Vesper Sparrow at the Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek on 19 April 2008


Pair of Bald Eagles at the nest near Gore Bay on 19 April 2008


Tyler Hoar moves female Blanding's Turtle off the road on Barrie Island on 19 April 2008


Upland Sandpiper at Gore Bay Airport on 19 April 2008.


Snyder's Great Horned Owl on nest beside Highway 17 west of Sudbury on 20 April 2008. This is a pale northern subspecies of the Great Horned Owl, whose range is almost entirely in northern Ontario. Its facial discs are pale grey and its plumage is much paler than the typical Great Horned Owl of southern Ontario. This subspecies was described in 1961 by L.L. Snyder of the Royal Ontario Museum who named the breeding population in northern Ontario as Bubo virginianus scalariventris. Reference: L.L. Snyder. Curator of Birds. On an Unnamed Population of the Great Horned Owl. Contribution No. 54. 1961. The Royal Ontario Museum.