Jun 022017

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
– Reported Jun 01, 2017 14:50 by Scott Gibson
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4180879,-78.2587266&ll=44.4180879,-78.2587266
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37313046
– Comments: “female. south cell”

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
– Reported May 29, 2017 13:00 by Kathryn Sheridan
– Lakefield Water Tower, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4160495,-78.2822227&ll=44.4160495,-78.2822227
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37318670
– Comments: “The bird was making a rattle sound sort of like a kingfisher. It was repeatedly diving downwards to catch something and then flying back up to its high perch. There are no bodies of water nearby so I didn’t think it could be a kingfisher. I didn’t have my binoculars with me, so I couldn’t discern colour in the light as it was, but I could see very prominent white wing patches. There was something interesting about the head, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was.”

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
– Reported May 31, 2017 08:45 by Peter Burke
– CA-ON-Galway-Cavendish and Harvey (44.5693,-78.3302), Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8

– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37295581

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius spurius) (1)
– Reported May 30, 2017 20:09 by Luke Berg
– CA-ON-Peterborough – LHT b/w Dillon Rd and Redmond Rd, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.27021,-78.25818&ll=44.27021,-78.25818
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37277093
– Comments: “Singing male. ”

Red-headed Woodpecker – May 28, 2017 – Buckhorn Lake -Nima Taghaboni

Immature male Orchard Oriole – Wikimedia

Mar 062017

I was lucky to come across this Red-headed Woodpecker on May 21, 2016, at my home on Northey’s Bay Road on the north shore of Stoney Lake.  I had never seen one and haven’t seen one since. In August 9, 2016, we also had a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth feeding at the phlox in our garden. I had seen it in the garden in August, 2015, as well, but never before that.

Dennis Johnson, Stoney Lake

Red-headed Woodpecker 2 – May 2016 – Dennis Johnson

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth – August 2016 – Dennis Johnson


Aug 182016

Today (August 18) at 3:30 pm was the first time I’ve ever seen a Red-headed Woodpecker. It was at 67 Mukwa Bay Road in Curve Lake. No camera but at 50 feet away, it was unmistakable. The sighting was about 200m from a Red-shouldered Hawk nest. Pretty cool old forest down Mukwa Bay Road.
David Beaucage Johnson, Curve Lake

Red-shouldered Hawk - Karl Egressy

Red-shouldered Hawk – Karl Egressy


Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Gary Aitkens)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Gary Aitkens)

Jun 282014

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
– Reported Jun 25, 2014 18:45 by Chris Risley
– Bellmere Winds Golf Course, Peterborough, Ontario
– Comments: “continuing bird; flew from south of the road (i.e. near the lake) to a tree with some bare branches near the 11th hole; red head, black and white body, white patches in wings”

Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Karl Egressy)

Jun 212014

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1)
– Reported Jun 20, 2014 07:00 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Bellmere Winds GC, Peterborough, Ontario

Red-headed Woodpecker on River Road, near Hastings - Don Pettypiece

Red-headed Woodpecker on River Road, near Hastings – Don Pettypiece

– Comments: “Was sent an email yesterday indicating one had been reported here. Seen low down, In tree on golf course near blue porta potty. No doubt. Red head, black back with large white patches on wings. Will post picture.
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May 242014

The Red-Headed Woodpecker is still around my home on Pigeon Lake. It is a pleasure to have such a rare, beautiful bird in the area and only hope he nests here.   Blair Hamilton, Mallard Bay

Red-headed Woodpecker on River Road, near Hastings - Don Pettypiece

Red-headed Woodpecker on River Road, near Hastings – Don Pettypiece

(Note: A Red-headed Woodpecker was also seen by Jim Young, about three kms from where Blair is seeing his bird. It may therefore be the same individual.)