May 212016
 

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) (1)
– Reported May 21, 2016 08:26 by Bill Crins
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “slim dark beak, white throat, white rump when flying, dark legs, relatively uniformly gray back and wings, suffused orange stripe and dark grayish stripe on side of neck, dark line through eye; feeding on mud/algae/flotsam at SE. corner of N. pond”

Wilson's Phalarope (Photo by Ann Hough)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Photo by Ann Hough)

 

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) (2)
– Reported May 18, 2016 15:36 by Warren Dunlop
– Peterborough–Ponds west of 1111 Johnston Dr, Peterborough, Ontario
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Blue-winged Teal - Wikimedia

Blue-winged Teal – Wikimedia

Sora (Porzana carolina) (1)
– Reported May 18, 2016 18:16 by Donald Sutherland
– Lakefield–Centre Road at Douro Line 3, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29808192

 

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) (5)
– Reported May 21, 2016 08:26 by Bill Crins
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29815760

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1)
– Reported May 21, 2016 09:32 by Donald Sutherland
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29811412

 

Semipalmated Sandpipers - Drew Monkman

Semipalmated Sandpipers – Drew Monkman

Great Horned Owl (Great Horned) (Bubo virginianus [virginianus Group]) (2)
– Reported May 18, 2016 08:31 by Mike V.A. Burrell
– Peterborough–Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Area, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29801509
– Comments: “Adult and downy young on nest.”

 

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (5)
– Reported May 18, 2016 07:36 by Donald Sutherland
– Peterborough–Trent Rotary Rail Trail, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.362531,-78.2885554&ll=44.362531,-78.2885554
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29808077

 

Cliff Swallow building nest - Wikimedia

Cliff Swallow building nest – Wikimedia

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
– Reported May 18, 2016 16:38 by Warren Dunlop
– Peterborough–Squirrel Creek at 4th Line Bridge, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29814171
– Media: 2 Photos
– Comments: “Heard calling, and then observed foraging high in canopy of Silver Maple.”

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Karl Egressy

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Karl Egressy

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (2)
– Reported May 19, 2016 08:17 by Donald Sutherland
– Tates Bridge–Tates Rd at Miskwaa Ziibi (river), Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29809648
– Comments: “singing, alder thicket floodplain swamp; both GWWA song-types with one responding positively to call broadcasts approaching to within 25 m and by plumage appearing to be pure.”

 

Golden-winged Warbler (Brendan Boyd)

Golden-winged Warbler (Brendan Boyd)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) (1)
– Reported May 19, 2016 04:58 by Donald Sutherland
– Beaver Lake Road, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29809566
– Comments: “singing constantly in regenerating salvage cut/blow-down just W Catchacoma Narrows”

Cape May Warbler - Jeff Keller - May 5, 2015

Cape May Warbler – Jeff Keller – May 5, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) (1)
– Reported May 19, 2016 09:07 by Donald Sutherland
– Deer Bay Reach Road, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29809709
– Comments: “singing, E side road”

 

Cerulean Warbler (Karl Egressy)

Cerulean Warbler (Karl Egressy)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
– Reported May 18, 2016 19:33 by Donald Sutherland
– Centre Dummer Road at Douro Line 7, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29808283
– Comments: “singing, in response to call broadcast, continued singing during nearly entire visit. Several parted buzzy song, at one point singing from split rail fence within 3-4 m of observers.”

 

Orchard Oriole - Wikimedia

Orchard Oriole – Wikimedia

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
– Reported May 15, 2016 15:29 by Warren Dunlop
– Rice Lake–Hall Landing, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29814497
– Media: 1 Photo
– Comments: “Male. First observed with male BAOR in shrub on west side of road and subsequently visiting hummingbird feeder at #115.”

 

May 162016
 

On April 29, I came across 10 Wood Ducks in Mark S Burnham Provincial Park. Eight flew off but two remained for a few moments, and I was able to get a picture.

Carl Welbourn

Note: Wood Ducks nest in the park in tree cavities, sometimes 50 feet or more above the ground. D.M.

Wood Duck - April 29, 2016 - Burnham Woods (photo by  Carl Welbourn)

Wood Duck – April 29, 2016 – Burnham Woods (photo by Carl Welbourn)

Apr 282016
 

On April 15th, I was able to get some shots of Green-winged Teal, Wood Ducks and a Belted Kingfisher on Lynch Road, just east of Lakefield.

Jeff Keller, Bridgenorth

Green-winged Teal - Jeff Keller

3 Green-winged Teal males and 1 female – Jeff Keller

Male Wood Duck - Jeff Keller

Male Wood Duck – Jeff Keller

Female Belted Kingfisher - Jeff Keller (Note: The male does not show any rufous.)

Female Belted Kingfisher – Jeff Keller (Note: The male does not show any rufous.)

Mar 162016
 

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) (2)
– Reported Mar 15, 2016 12:31 by Matthew Tobey
– University Road, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “pair flushed by vehicle out of marshy area on east side of road ~300m north of Warsaw Rd. Teal-sized ducks, wing pattern unmistakable. Facial crescent visible on male.”

male Blue-winged Teal in flight (Wikimedia)

male Blue-winged Teal in flight (Wikimedia)

 

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 312015
 

On Wednesday Dec. 30 at 4:30 pm at the Gannon Narrows Causeway (Lakehurst Road), which crosses Buckhorn Lake, there were 200-300 Common Mergansers at the southeast side having a feeding frenzy. Not sure if they will be there Thursday morning. Jane Philpott

Note: Luke Berg had 482 Common Mergansers on Stony Lake on Dec. 30 as well.

Common Merganser male  - Wikimedia

Common Merganser male – Wikimedia

Jan 212015
 

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
– Reported Jan 20, 2015 09:25 by Daniel Williams
– Peterborough–Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Male”

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
– Reported Jan 15, 2015 16:58 by Warren Dunlop
– Peterborough–Monaghan boat ramp, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Female type – possible continuing bird – have seen two pairs at Lock 19 recently; could be one of them. (photographed).”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (2)
– Reported Jan 15, 2015 15:50 by Warren Dunlop
– Otonabee River–between Lock 25 and Lakefield, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Females – swimming along ice-edge on west side of river.
Head colour blends into breast (photographed)”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
– Reported Jan 20, 2015 09:25 by Daniel Williams
– Peterborough–Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Continuing bird.”

Bufflehead - male  (Karl Egressy)

Bufflehead – male (Karl Egressy)

Male Hooded Merganser (Karl Egressy)

Male Hooded Merganser (Karl Egressy)

Female Red-breasted Merganser - Karl Egressy

Female Red-breasted Merganser  (Karl Egressy)

 

Dec 112014
 

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) (2)
– Reported Dec 10, 2014 08:13 by Donald Sutherland
– Otonabee River–between Lock 21 and 22, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20856592
– Comments: “males, along W side of river between Peterborough Rowing Club and Trent University Athletics Bldg. Large black ducks with conspicuous white secondary patches in folded wings.”

Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) (1)
– Reported Dec 08, 2014 14:30 by Alison Lake
– Otonabee River, Lakefield, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20852279
– Comments: “One in a large group of Canada Geese. It was being occasionally harassed by the much larger CaGo’s”

White-winged Scoter - Wikimedia

White-winged Scoter – Wikimedia