Feb 042016
 

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) (1)
– Reported Jan 27, 2016 23:10 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Hooton Dr, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Bird responded well to the N of road to imitations of Screech Owl with whinny.”

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) (1)
– Reported Feb 03, 2016 09:15 by Alice Domalik
– Sherbrooke St West, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Behaviour and appearance unmistakable, was perched high on an exposed tree overlooking a field. Was found on the south side of Sherbrooke St, on the edge of one of the large farm fields. Grey back with whitish throat and chest. Black mask with stout, hooked bill. Wings black with white patch.”

Eastern Screech-owl - Feb. 24, 2015 - Michael Gillespie

Eastern Screech-owl – Feb. 24, 2015 – Michael Gillespie

Northern Shrike (by Susan Sayer)

Northern Shrike (by Susan Sayer)

Feb 252015
 

This little fellow, an Eastern Screech-owl, perched on our suet chunk between 4:30 and 5:30 yesterday afternoon (Feb. 24). We thought maybe he just wanted to get out of the wind as we didn’t see him pecking at the suet, unless he was attracted by the many small birds in the vicinity. It seems unusual for a screech owl to be out in the daytime although the light was beginning to fade… note the dark bill.

Michael Gillespie, Keene

Eastern Screech-owl - Feb. 24, 2015 - Michael Gillespie

Eastern Screech-owl – Feb. 24, 2015 – Michael Gillespie