Mar 222017
 

On March 20, there were 27 Tundra Swans on Lake Chemong across from my house which is located on Frankhill Rd.  Paul Ruth, 668 Frank Hill Rd.

Tundra Swan (Whistling) (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) (10)
– Reported Mar 20, 2017 12:11 by Luke Berg
– Keene–McGregor Bay Rd south of Hwy 2, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35306657
– Comments: “10 of 13 birds found this morning by Matthew Tobey. Viewed from the turnaround near the end of the road. ”

Tundra Swan (Whistling) (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) (13)
– Reported Mar 20, 2017 10:22 by Matthew Tobey
– Keene–McGregor Bay Rd south of Hwy 2, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35306550
– Comments: “On the open water at the south end of McGregor Bay”

Tundra Swans – Apr. 6, 2014 – Luke Berg

Mar 062017
 

On March 5, we saw 16 Tundra Swans on Pigeon Lake from our home on Fothergill Isle. Our house faces Jacob’s Island, alongside of which the birds were resting. One of the birds pulled away from the resting area and swam by our home.
Rick and Marge Decher

Tundra Swans on ice- Pigeon Lake – March 5, 2017 – Rick and Marge Decher

Tundra Swan – Pigeon Lake – March 5, 2017 – Rick and Marge Decher

Feb 282017
 

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (1) CONFIRMED
– Reported Feb 28, 2017 13:14 by Donald A. Sutherland
– Peterborough–King St at Reid St, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34869369
– Comments: “in flight NNE over downtown”

Tundra Swan (Whistling) (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) (2)
– Reported Feb 27, 2017 12:28 by Matthew Garvin
– Mather’s Corners Meltwater Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
Checklist:
– Media: 3 Photos
– Comments: “Pair of adults. Rounded edge to bill base, yellow on bill. Photographed.”

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) (3)
– Reported Feb 28, 2017 07:51 by Daniel Williams
– Peterborough–Beavermead Park, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34864716
– Comments: “2 male, 1 female. ”

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5)
– Reported Feb 27, 2017 10:54 by Iain Rayner
– Pigeon Lake–Fothergill Isle Causeway, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34843457
– Comments: “All males with RNDU. Aytha shape, red head, black breast grey sides and breast. Seen well through scope.”

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
– Reported Feb 27, 2017 13:48 by Luke Berg
– Gannon Narrows (bridge/causeway), Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34846750
– Comments: “Female. ”

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) (2)
– Reported Feb 23, 2017 16:20 by Michael Oldham
– Second Line Rd., E of Hwy. 28, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34755191
– Comments: “pair in flooded field with about 100 Canada Geese; male in bright breeding plumage, seen through binoculars from about 100 m; large size, brown head, white neck, and long pointed tail of male clearly visible”

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) (2)
– Reported Feb 23, 2017 15:37 by Matthew Tobey
– Asphodel 2nd Line between Highway 2 and Rice Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34743493
– Comments: “Migrating northwards.”

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) (13)
– Reported Feb 23, 2017 17:42 by Luke Berg
– Warsaw–County Rd 38 south of Hwy 7, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34747026
– Comments: “flying north over the road”

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) (2)
– Reported Feb 23, 2017 12:45 by Matthew Tobey
– Peterborough–Drummond Line between Hwy 7 and Hwy 2, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34743856
– Comments: “2 together with 1 EUST along Drummond Line near Forest Rd.”

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) (1)
– Reported Feb 23, 2017 17:01 by Luke Berg
– Asphodel 4rd Line between Hwy 7 and Centre Line, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34747029
– Comments: “Female with flock of EUST and RWBL 300m north of Centre Line”

Common Grackle, Wikimedia

Red-winged Blackbird – Karl Egressy

Killdeer – Wikimedia

Male Redhead (Wikimedia)

Tundra Swans – Apr. 6, 2014 – Luke Berg

Northern Shoveler pair – Dick Daniels

Pair of Northern Pintail – Karl Egressy

Lesser Scaup – female (Wikimedia)

Brown-headed Cowbird – Wikimedia

Turkey Vulture – Marcel Boulay

Dec 182016
 

We saw four swans on Tuesday morning (December 14), feeding together along the Otonabee River, south of Lakefield… beautiful!. At least one had a yellow spot near the eye and I wonder if they could be Tundra Swans. No tags were visible on any of the birds.  We saw them again on December 15 farther south, resting on the ice with some Canada Geese.

Gwen Forsyth, Lakefield

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. - Dec. 13, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. - Dec. 14, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swans on Otonabee R. – Dec. 14, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swan on Otonabee R. - Dec. 13, 2016 - Gwen Forsyth

Possible Tundra Swan on Otonabee R. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Gwen Forsyth

Mar 222016
 

I saw two swans, most likely Trumpeters, last week in Scollard Bay on Buckhorn Lake.  They had a straight neck most/all of the time and were definitely not Mute Swans. They hung around for 5 minutes and then flew over to another sheltered uninhabited bay where there may have been more. They were cool to see and a first for me!  Martin West

I have 9 pair of Trumpeter Swans just south west of us in the swamp at Kent Bay on the Otonabee River. So beautiful!  Sharon Simpkins

Yesterday afternoon, March 21, I found a flock of 34 Tundra Swans in the meltwater pond south of Mather’s Corners at County Road 2 and Drummond Line. Jerry Ball

Note: Mute Swans have also been seen in recent days at a number of locations such as Trent River.

 

 

Tundra Swans - Apr. 6, 2014 - Luke Berg

Tundra Swans – Apr. 6, 2014 – Luke Berg

Mute Swan - Sept. 26, 2016 - Drew Monkman

Mute Swans – Sept. 26, 2016 – Drew Monkman

Immature Trumpeter Swan with tag - Nov. 17, 2013 - Frank Millard

Immature Trumpeter Swan with tag – Nov. 17, 2013 – Frank Millard

Trumpeter Swan - March 23, 2015 - Guy Hanchet

Trumpeter Swan – March 23, 2015 – Guy Hanchet