May 5 – Mike Barker had a White-crowned Sparrow at his feeder on Algonquin Blvd in Peterborough.
May 4 – Marie Windover had a Whip-poor-will calling from 8:30 to 9:00 PM near her home on County Road 507. She also has a pair of Sandhill Cranes that appear to be nesting in a field across from her parents’ house in the same area.
May 2 – Janet Duval, who lives on Deer Bary Reach on the north side of Lower Buckhorn, sent me a picture of six River Otters on her neighbour’s dock (Jim Franklin). Apparently there are 10 in total. He confirms that they are “busy as beavers”. See photo below.
May 1 – John Fautley saw a Caspian Tern on a rock in the Otonabee River, across from Peterborough Manor.
April 28 – Gwen Forsyth had two swans (Trumpeters, she believes) in the pond at the corner of Television Road and Hwy 7 east. No tags were apparent on either bird.
Trumpeter Swans on Television Road Pond – April 27, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth
Whip-poor-will 1 (Karl Egressy)
White-crowned Sparrow – May 5, 2016 – Mike Barker
Trumpeter Swan – April 27, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth
Caspian Tern – Karl Egressy
Otters on Franklin dock on Lower Buckhorn Lake – April 27, 2016 (photo by Jim Franklin)