Oct 232017
 

 

 October 28 – For the second time this week, a Cooper’s Hawk was in my yard today. I knew it was around because a couple of dozen Mourning Doves flew out of the spruce tree they roost in.  Sue Paradisis

Cooper’s Hawk on Rock Pigeon – Helen Nicolaides Keller

 

 Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
– Reported Oct 28, 2017 11:59 by Iain Rayner
– Pigeon Lake–Sandy Point, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Dirtyish cheeks and neck, long bill”

Red-necked Grebe. The grebe in the lower right is in winter plumage. – Wikimedia

 
October 27 – I had four Red-shouldered Hawks here at home today, plus nine Red-tailed Hawks, and one  Sharp-shinned Hawk for my hours sitting out in between chopping wood. The Red-shouldered Hawks were three adults and one immature, and the Red-tailed Hawks were about half and half. The Sharp-shinned Hawk? Couldn’t tell – a bit too high. For a little while at least, it was hopping around the sky here!! No more Monarchs since #532 on October 26 at Nephton. I don’t believe I’ve ever had a November sighting, but if I am going to, I’ll bet it will be this year. This last week of October is certainly the best week of the year, not only to count Red-tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles, but also Red-shouldered Hawks, as well. I am glad to be getting out and looking up.  Tim Dyson, Warsaw

Red-shouldered Hawk – Karl Egressy

 

Monarch – Saw a Monarch today, October 26, on Nephton Ridge, near Petroglyph Provincial Park. Was gliding southward about 50′ above ground despite temperature around 8C!  Drew Monkman

Monarch Butterfly – Terry Carpenter

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1)
– Reported Oct 27, 2017 07:50 by Scott Gibson
– Downtown – MNR Building, Peterborough, Ontario
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Peregrine – often seen on MNR Bldg & sometimes clock tower in downtown Peterborough (Rick Stankiewicz)

Mallard: Here’s a photo of a leucistic (lacking normal pigment) Mallard photographed this summer near Whitaker Street, west of Armour Street North in Peterborough. The bird departed in early October. We nick-named the bird “Miss Vicky”!  Gord Young

Leucistic mallard – Whitaker Mills, Ptbo – summer 2017 – Gord Young

American Robin:  Watched a small flock today, October 23, feeding on abundant berry-like cones of Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginia) at Roper Park –  Drew Monkman

Robin feeding on E. Red Cedar berries at Roper Park 2017-10-23 – Drew Monkman

Berry-like cones of Eastern Red Cedar – Sept. 19, 2017 – PRHC – Drew Monkman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina Wren:  Turned up at my feeder today, October 23.  Phil McKeating, Creekwood Drive, near Harper Park in Peterborough

 

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
– Reported Oct 23, 2017 07:44 by Iain Rayner
– Pigeon Lake–Sandy Point, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Female type. Black ducks with pale cheek”

Black Scoter – Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds – Wikimedia

 

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) (1)
– Reported Oct 22, 2017 10:45 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “calling (‘crick’) from high in Red Pine then in flight W over beaver pond; W side entrance loop road around 250 m N of locked gate at CR 56.”

Black-backed Woodpecker – Wikimedia

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
– Reported Oct 22, 2017 08:25 by Brian Wales
– Peterborough Landfill Wetland Project ponds, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “white goose with clear grinning patch along beak”

SNGO – Rice L. – Oct. 18, 2014 -Ron Mackay

 

Oct. 22 – Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (1)
– Reported Oct 22, 2017 07:06 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Yard – Bear Creek Rd, Peterborough, Ontario
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Red Crossbill – male – Wikimedia

Nov 282016
 

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1)
– Reported Nov 27, 2016 16:30 by Toby Rowland
– Peterborough – Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32761922
– Comments: “adult in winter plumage”

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
– Reported Nov 27, 2016 16:30 by Toby Rowland
– Peterborough – Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32761922
– Comments: “adult in winter plumage”

Barred Owl (Strix varia) (1)
– Reported Nov 27, 2016 08:05 by Colin Jones
– CA-ON-North Kawartha-10987 Highway 28 – 44.7912x-78.1058, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32744056

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) (1)
– Reported Nov 27, 2016 11:14 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32747660
– Comments: “probable female, but head not clearly seen; foraging 20 m in top of 25 m red pine with dying crown. Detected by soft tapping/scaling. On E road between old gatehouse and first crossroad.”

Barred Owl - Jeff Keller 12 01 14

Barred Owl – Jeff Keller 12 01 14

Horned Grebe (winter plumage)  Wikimedia

Horned Grebe (winter/basic plumage) Wikimedia

Black-backed Woodpecker - Wikimedia

Black-backed Woodpecker – Wikimedia

Red-throated Loon in basic plumage - Wikimedia

Red-throated Loon in winter/basic plumage – Wikimedia

Sep 222015
 

 

Broad-winged Hawk  (Buteo platypterus) (90)
– Reported Sep 20, 2015 10:00 by Peterborough County Birds Database
– 621 Carveth Drive, Millbrook, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “several kettles throughout late morning, most quite high and moving east to west or southwesterly direction (12 + 10 + 25 + 20 + 17 + 5)”

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (7)
– Reported Sep 21, 2015 09:10 by Dave Milsom
– 1093 Scollard Drive, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “2, then 5 more migrating through at 10.40 a.m. Saw banded tails through scope.”

Kettle of Broad-winged (small) and Swainson's (larger) hawks

Kettle of Broad-winged (small) and Swainson’s (larger) hawks

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) (1)
– Reported Sep 21, 2015 17:00 by Doug McRae
– PE-Northeys Bay Rd, 1 km west of Eel’s Ck, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “one flew over road landing on south side”

Black-backed Woodpecker - Wikimedia

Black-backed Woodpecker – Wikimedia

Broad-winged Hawk - Wikimedia

Broad-winged Hawk – Wikimedia

Apr 272015
 

Gadwall (Anas strepera) (2)
– Reported Apr 26, 2015 08:30 by Iain Rayner
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Continuing male and female. Seen well through scope.”

Great Egret (Ardea alba) (1) CONFIRMED
– Reported Apr 26, 2015 18:11 by Janet Kelly

Black-backed Woodpecker - Wikimedia

Black-backed Woodpecker – Wikimedia

– Base Line at Pine Crest Golf Course, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “in creek at back of field on N side of road
large white egret, black legs
flew to NE before good photo could be taken

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) (2) CONFIRMED
– Reported Apr 25, 2015 14:11 by Janet Kelly
– Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Pair – foraging on White Pine – male initially observed and female flew in shortly after
44.6042, -78.04097

Gadwall - a rare duck in winter in the Kawarthas - Wikimedia

Gadwall – Wikimedia

Great Egret - Karl Egressy

Great Egret – Karl Egressy