MICHAEL BRIONES / COMOX VALLEY ECHO
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 10:34 AM
|burrowing owl - photo: Comox Valley Echo|
Comox Valley birdwatchers were treated to two rare avian sightings this winter.
Two endangered birds were recently spotted in the valley — a burrowing owl and a rusty - much to the delight of those who love to observe and record these winged-creatures.
In early December, the burrowing owl, one of Canada's rarest birds of prey, was first noticed by people walking their dogs at Air Force Beach. Although they were not able to identify it at first, they were able to snap a photo of the bird. It was posted on the web, as they wanted to know what kind of bird it was