May 172017
 

*** Species Summary:

– Great Egret (1 report)
– Sora (1 report)
– Upland Sandpiper (1 report)
– Least Sandpiper (2 reports)
– Cliff Swallow (2 reports)
– Golden-winged Warbler (2 reports)
– Blue-winged Warbler (2 reports)
– Cape May Warbler (1 report)
– Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Great Egret (Ardea alba) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 08:30 by Shauna Ryner
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4180879,-78.2587266&ll=44.4180879,-78.2587266
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36932252
– Media: 3 Photos
– Comments: “Flying overhead, continued to fly over the neighboring farmer’s field.”

Sora (Porzana carolina) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 05:52 by Paul Frost
– airport road train tracks, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.25379,-78.36882&ll=44.25379,-78.36882
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36928667

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 17:30 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Centre Line Rd Smith, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3788766,-78.3250377&ll=44.3788766,-78.3250377
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36947945
– Comments: “Sitting in field W of road. Have seen them at this location for last 3 years.”

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) (5)
– Reported May 17, 2017 07:16 by Luke Berg
– 8 Line of Douro, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3831952,-78.2671595&ll=44.3831952,-78.2671595
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36928308
– Comments: “Feeding in small section of flooded field. Flushed by a tractor. ”

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) (2)
– Reported May 17, 2017 17:10 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Towerhill Rd – flooded field near Sobeys, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.32657,-78.3439684&ll=44.32657,-78.3439684
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36948273

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (30)
– Reported May 17, 2017 11:45 by Matthew Garvin
– PTBO – Trent University Pedestrian Bridge, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3522914,-78.293066&ll=44.3522914,-78.293066
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36946035
– Media: 4 Photos

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 14:14 by Dan Chronowic
– Trent University – East Bank – North Parking Lots, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3606019,-78.2876408&ll=44.3606019,-78.2876408
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36938523

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (2)
– Reported May 17, 2017 08:00 by Luke Berg
– Peterborough–Hubble Road, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.53712,-77.9193&ll=44.53712,-77.9193
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36929472

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 09:09 by Luke Berg
– Sandy Lake Pine barrens/Sedge marshes, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.659557,-77.8931522&ll=44.659557,-77.8931522
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36934766

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 05:45 by Iain Rayner
– Bridgenorth–Brumwell St., Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3830019,-78.373848&ll=44.3830019,-78.373848
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36948113
– Comments: “Singing ‘bee-bee-bee-bzzzz’ song very rapidly. After ten minutes it came to trail edge and showed well. Pure male, yellow head and breast, black eyeline, greenback, blue wings with two white wing stripes. 50yards S of trailhead.”

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) (2)
– Reported May 17, 2017 08:00 by Luke Berg
– Peterborough–Hubble Road, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.53712,-77.9193&ll=44.53712,-77.9193
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36929472

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 09:00 by Basil Conlin
– Peterborough–Dufferin Cement Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3172775,-78.3001506&ll=44.3172775,-78.3001506
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36940124

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
– Reported May 17, 2017 14:20 by Matthew Tobey
– Cavan-Monaghan–Jones Quarter Line, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2567769,-78.5402148&ll=44.2567769,-78.5402148
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36940832
– Media: 1 Photo
– Comments: “Singing male.”

May 172017
 
This morning, May 17, I spied a tiny Painted Turtle on our paved path, very slowly making its way to the river.  This is the first time we’ve had an overwintering hatchling.  As I was taking it down to the river on my hand, it remained quite motionless unlike previous baby snappers that have hatched in the autumn.  As soon as those snappers got the scent of water, they raised their heads and started crawling from hand to hand to follow the scent.
Once at the river, I held the little one in my hand until it raised its head and showed some interest in its new watery surroundings.  Even after I put it on some sunny moss very near shallow water, it took at least another five or so minutes before it became active, then it slipped into the water.  Home at last!  I do hope it survives.
Stephenie Armstrong
Warsaw