Apr 062015
 

Only 11 birders attended this Easter Sunday Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) outing but were rewarded with some very good sightings.
61 species included several highlights : 5 Merlins : 4 at Young’s Point including a mated pair sitting next to their nest; 4 Kestrels ; Osprey at Lakefield; one Bald Eagle on the nest at Lake Katchewenooka and one at Peterborough Dump; 4 Pied-billed Grebes; 16 waterfowl species including 22 Green-winged Teal in a pond near Bailieboro; 3 Greater White-fronted Geese ( 2 at Garden Hill, one at Grist Mill Pond); at least 32 Cackling Geese (31 at Garden Hill); Great Black-backed Gull (1st-year) on the Otonabee River near the Dump with a 1st-year Glaucous Gull; 3 Glaucous over the Dump; 2 adult Iceland Kumlien’s close by; 2 Kumlein adults at Little Lake with a probable Nelson’s Gull; Barn and many Tree swallows over the Otonabee River; 2 Eastern Phoebes, 3 Eastern Meadowlarks, 4 Kingfishers, 3 Pileated Woodpeckers, 5 Horned Larks, Common Raven and Wild Turkeys.

Dave Milsom – milsomdave@hotmail.com

Merlin (Karl Egressy)

Merlin (Karl Egressy)

Tree Swallow - Karl Egressy

Tree Swallow – Karl Egressy

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

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