May 282018

Whimbrels, Dunlin and Cattle Egret:  Seen in Brighton, Ontario, on May 27.  Don Munro

Whimbrels & Dunlin – Brighton, ON – May 27, 2018 – Don Munro








Cattle Egret – Brighton, ON – May 27, 2018 – Don Munro








Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
– Reported May 26, 2018 11:03 by Bill Crins
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario

male Blue-winged Teal in flight (Wikimedia)







Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
– Reported May 27, 2018 11:00 by Dave Milsom
– Lakefield water tower, Peterborough, Ontario
– Comments: “watched it singing from branch of an apple tree.Continuing bird.”

Clay-colored Sparrow – Wikimedia








Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
– Reported May 27, 2018 13:20 by Bill Crins – Rice Lake–Island View Drive, Peterborough, Ontario
– Media: 2 Photos
– Comments: “mature male; small, slim oriole with black head and breast, wings, tail; dark auburn lower breast, belly, undertail coverts, shoulder patch, white wing bars; occasionally sang warbling song with more burry notes interspersed; active, seen at close range in small shrubs, and at wet pool on road, heard singing from large silver maple at lodge; found where Islandview Rd. veers sharply to the east, at the lodge driveway”

Orchard Oriole – Wikimedia

Nov 162014

A rare Cattle Egret was reported to me on November 15, by Alan Bigelow. He has a  farm at 840 Larmer Line near Millbrook, almost adjacent to the 115. He says the bird has been present for a week and is usually seen in the field with his cattle. It was seen  and photographed at noon today by Martin Parker, Luke Berg, Matthew Tobey and me. The egret flew out of a grove of trees and then into a fence and a stack of hay bales.  The bird looked stressed and not in good shape, so Martin and Luke decided to capture it by hand. The bird was thin and was cool when handled, but warmed up on the trip back to Peterborough and was alert. Luke and his mother took the bird to a rehabilitator in Napanee, that has experience in caring for Cattle Egrets.

Drew Monkman

Cattle Egret - Wikimedia

Cattle Egret – Wikimedia