Oct 212017
 

Oct. 21 – Narrow-winged Tree Cricket – Rob Tonus found this very late tree cricket on the grass beside the Rotary-Greenway Trail, just south of Nichol’s Oval Park. Note the reddish cap. This species sings at only at night, producing a mellow trill of variable length (usually 2-10 seconds). It is reminiscent of an American Toad. Drew Monkman

Narrow-winged Tree Cricket (Oecanthus niveus) 2 – Nichol’s Oval – Oct. 21, 2017 – D. Monkman

 

Oct 21 – Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
– Reported Oct 21, 2017 15:44 by Warren Dunlop
– Peterborough Landfill Wetland Project ponds, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 1 Photo
– Comments: “adult, white morph”

Snow Geese (Marcel Boulay)

 

October 20 – Monarch butterfly – I saw a very late Monarch today on County Road 16 at Edenderry Line. This is my latest date ever. There were also 10 Wild Turkeys in the same field.  Drew Monkman

Monarch on Boneset flowers – Drew Monkman

 

October 20 – Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) (1)
– Reported Oct 20, 2017 08:02 by Iain Rayner
– Peterborough–Fairbairn Street wetland, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Calling and then finaly seen moveing through hedgerow. Well seen from close distance. Black back head and tail, rusty sides. White patch on wing and white either side of tail”

Eastern Towhee – Karl Egressy

October 17 – Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (1)
– Reported Oct 17, 2017 20:00 by Michael Mechan
– James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre, Peterborough, Ontario
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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Dave Heuft)

October 15 – Just looked out the window and there were Chipping Sparrows everywhere. I was counting and at 18 when the White-throats came back again and I gave up. They are loving the spruce and birch seeds.    Sue Paradisis

Chipping Sparrow – Karl Egressy

 

 

October 14  – American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
– Reported Oct 14, 2017 17:23 by Amie MacDonald
– Peterborough–Loggerhead Marsh, Peterborough, Ontario
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American Pipit (from The Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds)

October 14 – Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (3)
– Reported Oct 14, 2017 09:23 by Chris Risley
– Trent University: N. end of DNA building, Peterborough, Ontario
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Lincoln’s Sparrow – Wikimedia

 

October 11 – Virginia Opossum

On or about this date, Hugh Kidd trapped and released a Virginia Opossum at the east end of the 7th Line of Selwyn, near the Otonabee River. Report via Leo Conlin

Opossum on Johnston Drive, south of Peterborough – Mary Beth Aspinall – Feb. 2014

Sep 302017
 

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
– Reported Sep 29, 2017 07:56 by Iain Rayner
– Peterborough–Fairbairn Street wetland, Peterborough, Ontario
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American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (8)
– Reported Sep 29, 2017 07:38 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Peterborough–Trent Rotary Rail Trail, Peterborough, Ontario
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American Pipit (from The Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds)

Nov 192016
 

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
– Reported Nov 18, 2016 08:30 by Iain Rayner
– Chemong Lake–west end of causeway, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32603609
– Comments: “2 Female types 300 M – 500 M north of causeway. IDeable through binoculars.”

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1)
– Reported Nov 18, 2016 09:00 by David Bowie
– Rice Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32613396
– Comments: “I have seen countless Common Loons, this is an obvious loon, but the light head was very noticeable in comparison to the Common Loon, At the local diner others had seen the strange loon on rice lake as well that morning”

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (2)
– Reported Nov 18, 2016 12:33 by Luke Berg
– Pigeon Lake–Sandy Point, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32605640
– Comments: “Two together approximately halfway across the lake. Small black and white grebes with short pointed bills and slightly peaked heads. ”

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (2)
– Reported Nov 18, 2016 08:02 by Iain Rayner
– Pigeon Lake–West end of Kerry Line, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32612257
– Comments: “Flyover calling”

Snow Bunting (from Crossley ID Guide)

Snow Bunting (from Crossley ID Guide)

Horned Grebe (winter plumage) Wikimedia

Horned Grebe (winter plumage) Wikimedia

Black Scoter - Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds - Wikimedia

Black Scoter – Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds – Wikimedia

Oct 082016
 

On October 7, I was traveling just North of #7 Hwy at the 12th line of Dummer  An American Pipit  was viewed for over 5 minutes as the bird walked the edges of the roadway. Its white flanked tail, white throat and buff breast with very faint striking wereclearly visible. It also bobbed its tail. Not a rare bird at this time of year, but one that is rarely seen well.   Randy Smith

American Pipit (rubescens/pacificus) (Anthus rubescens rubescens/pacificus) (1)
– Reported Oct 07, 2016 07:43 by Mike V.A. Burrell
– *Douro Eighth Line yard, Peterborough, Ontario
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American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
– Reported Oct 06, 2016 07:35 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Peterborough–Trent Rotary Rail Trail, Peterborough, Ontario
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 American Pipit (from The Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds)

American Pipit (from The Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds)