Nov 272016
 

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2)
– Reported Nov 25, 2016 14:55 by Dave Milsom
– Rice Lake–Pengelly Landing, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “small bodies, short bills, in middle of large flock of Canadas.”

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) (2)
– Reported Nov 26, 2016 09:06 by Daniel Williams
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Pair. ”

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) (1)
– Reported Nov 25, 2016 14:00 by Dave Milsom
– Rice Lake–Hiawatha (Herkimer Point), Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32735451
– Comments: “female type scoped with Goldeneye : smaller than these.”

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (22)
– Reported Nov 26, 2016 09:56 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Pigeon Lake–Fothergill Isle Causeway, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “counted, basic adults”

 

Cackling Goose (small bird)  with two Canada Geese - Brendan Boyd

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese – Brendan Boyd

Northern Shoveler pair  - Dick Daniels

Northern Shoveler pair – Dick Daniels

Female Ruddy Duck - Wikimedia

Female Ruddy Duck – Wikimedia

Bonaparte's Gull - basic plumage - December 2010 - Fort Erie - Drew Monkman

Bonaparte’s Gull – basic plumage – December 2010 – Fort Erie – Drew Monkman

Mar 112016
 

The meltwater pond at Mather’s Corners, located at the junction of County Road 2 and Drummond Line, is once again attracting a variety of waterfowl. Several hundred Canada Geese are there right now, along with dozens of Mallards. In addition to the species listed below, there are also small numbers of American Black Ducks and Northern Pintails.

Gadwall (Anas strepera)
– Reported Mar 14, 2016 11:38 by Warren Dunlop
– Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Pair – Male with light greyish tertials and black rump/tail.”

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) (1)
– Reported Mar 10, 2016 15:33 by Luke Berg
– Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 3 Photos
– Comments: “Continuing adult white morph.”

Cackling Goose (Richardson’s) (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
– Reported Mar 10, 2016 15:33 by Luke Berg
– Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 2 Photos

American Wigeon (Anas americana) (1)
– Reported Mar 11, 2016 10:10 by Martin Parker
– Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
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SOME OTHER WATERFOWL OF INTEREST SEEN RECENTLY IN THE KAWARTHAS:

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) (1)
– Reported Mar 10, 2016 17:19 by Warren Dunlop
– Humphries Line, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Presumed continuing. Observed here previously.”

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5)
– Reported Mar 10, 2016 13:27 by Warren Dunlop
– Peterborough–Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Males with brick red heads, gray sides, black breasts and rump, and light greyish blue bills.”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
– Reported Mar 10, 2016 16:40 by Warren Dunlop
– Rice Lake–Holiday Pines Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Female – lacking distinct white chin and well defined border between neck and breast of female COME. <br />Associating with large group of COME.”

American Black Duck - Karl Egressy

American Black Duck – Karl Egressy

Pair of Northern Pintail - Karl Egressy

Pair of Northern Pintail – Karl Egressy

Male Gadwall (photo from Wikimedia)

Male Gadwall (photo from Wikimedia)

Snow Geese (Marcel Boulay)

Snow Geese (Marcel Boulay)

American Wigeon - Alan D. Wilson

American Wigeon – Alan D. Wilson

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese - Brendan Boyd

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese – Brendan Boyd

Male Redhead (Wikimedia)

Male Redhead (Wikimedia)

Mute Swan (photo: Drew Monkman)

Mute Swan (photo: Drew Monkman)

Dec 142015
 

Cackling Goose (Richardson’s) (Branta hutchinsii) (4)
– Reported Dec 12, 2015 12:00 by Iain Rayner
– Peterborough–Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Swimming together in large flock of CAGO near Crescent St. Smaller then CAGO(of undetermined subspecies), more of a silvery sheen to back, round/squareish head, short stubby bill. A couple had a faint white necklace. Have pic”

Cackling Geese - Little L. - Dec. 2015 - Iain Rayner

Cackling Geese – Little L. – Dec. 2015 – Iain Rayner

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese - Brendan Boyd

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese – Brendan Boyd