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

Jan 242017
 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
– Reported Jan 22, 2017 09:50 by Chris Risley
– Jackson Park and area, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Seen at 476 Bonaccord Avenue at feeder, possibly continuing bird from Jackson Park trail near Bonaccord Avenue entrance, first sang and then we saw it by feeder and then on left (west) side of house, good view; small sparrow sized, white eyestripe, longish bill, cocked long tail”

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Dec 012014
 

This morning, Nov. 30, I had a Carolina Wren at my feeder on Conger Street. Later, my husband, John, and I went to the Lakefield Sewage Lagoons and saw three female Bufflehead ducks. On our way back to Peterborough, there was a a possible Ross’s Goose in with a large group of Canada Geese just south of Lakefield. At first we thought it was a Snow Goose but the size (in comparison to nearby Mallards) seemed too small.  Later, we had a male and female Hooded Merganser below Lock 24.

Marie Duchesneau, Conger St., Peterborough

N.B. This may be the same Carolina Wren that has been turning up at Luke Berg’s house on nearby Benson Ave. D.M.

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Nov 202014
 

Brant (Branta bernicla) (1) CONFIRMED
– Reported Nov 19, 2014 11:45 by Ed Poropat
– Burleigh Falls, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Continuing juvenile bird”

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
– Reported Nov 19, 2014 07:00 by Luke Berg
– Luke’s Yard, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Assuming it’s the same one, it’s the first time I’ve seen him in several weeks. Landed briefly on nyjer feeder! The bird has continued to come to the feeder throughout the day (I have seen it visit the feeder 4 times so far today).”

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

 

Sep 102014
 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
– Reported Sep 10, 2014 08:15 by Walter Wehtje
– Peterborough — Rotary Trail at Parkhill, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Continuing bird. Responded to pishing by repeatedly giving distinct “Jeet” warning call. Came in from west side of trail. A large brownish wren with a pale throat.”

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) (1)
– Reported Sep 10, 2014 07:05 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Water St., Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Continuing. Singing in same spot as two days ago. This time I got better looks and was able to see white supercilium.”

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)

Carolina Wren (Wikimedia)