Nov 122017
 

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) (1)
– Reported Nov 11, 2017 10:04 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “male”

American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (1)
– Reported Nov 11, 2017 10:04 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
– Comments: “male”

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (1)
– Reported Nov 12, 2017 09:11 by Matthew Garvin
– South Chemong Lake off Arnott Rd., Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Female/immature type. Diving near shore. Great looks. Large bulky beak, white crescent at base of beak and white spot rear of eye. No white wing patches.”

Male and female Surf Scoter – Omar Runolfsson

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (4)
– Reported Nov 05, 2017 15:57 by Iain Rayner
– Pigeon Lake–Sandy Point, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Female type. All black with pale cheeks and stubby bills. swimming with GRSC”

Black Scoter – Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds – Wikimedia

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
– Reported Nov 05, 2017 14:45 by John Bick
– Sandy Point Bay, Pigeon Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4989386,-78.4914737&ll=44.4989386,-78.4914737
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40328843
– Comments: “Gray coloured large grebe with long neck and long bill, pale on side of face. Diving in grebe-fashion.”

Red-necked Grebe on Otonabee – Tom Northey

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (3)
– Reported Nov 06, 2017 07:22 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Peterborough–Trent Rotary Rail Trail, Peterborough, Ontario
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Snow Bunting (photo by Serena Formenti)

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (11)
– Reported Nov 05, 2017 14:45 by John Bick
– Sandy Point Bay, Pigeon Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Feeding on seeds on ground near dock at Pigeon Lake Campers’ Resort. Took flight often showing white wing patches. All in winter plumage with rusty brown heads and eye patches, streaked backs.”

Snow Bunting (from Crossley ID Guide)

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

Dec 042016
 

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) (1)
– Reported Dec 03, 2016 09:01 by Peterborough County Birds Database
– Pigeon Lake–Fothergill Isle Causeway, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32834457
– Comments: “Continuing bird; similar size to nearby White-winged Scoter; brownish body with paler brown head”

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
– Reported Dec 03, 2016 11:00 by Chris Risley
– Cadigan Rd near Fothergill Island, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4648499,-78.4757967&ll=44.4648499,-78.4757967
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– Comments: “female type in with Common Goldeneye; white cheek patch below eye; dark brown overall; flew short distance south when flushed by hunting”

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (3)
– Reported Dec 03, 2016 07:16 by Martyn Obbard
– Pigeon Lake–Fothergill Isle Causeway, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32834629

Female King Eider, Wikimedia

Female King Eider, Wikimedia

Snow Bunting  (from Crossley ID Guide)

Snow Bunting (from Crossley ID Guide)

Black Scoter - Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds - Wikimedia

Black Scoter – Female at lower right -Crossley ID Guide of Eastern Birds – Wikimedia

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