Jul 042016
 

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
– Reported Jul 03, 2016 09:04 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Hannah Rd – Pond, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Singing N of road”

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (2)
– Reported Jul 03, 2016 07:49 by Iain Rayner
– Rice Lake–Pengelly Landing, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
– Comments: “Thought I had a OROR fly across the road a few weeks ago so I returned to give it a better effort.1st summer male in shrubby field across from OSPR nest. All green with black lores and black bib. Appeared to be frequenting nest because it kept returning to exact same spot in bushes where ‘chit-chit’ calls were originating. These calls would escalate as the bird disappeared into the bushes. Have pic and recording.”

Vesper Sparrow - note rufous on shoulders (not always visible) - Wikimedia

Vesper Sparrow – note rufous on shoulders (not always visible) – Wikimedia

Orchard Oriole - Wikimedia

Orchard Oriole – Wikimedia

Apr 152016
 

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (1)
– Reported Apr 14, 2016 07:31 by Donald Sutherland
– Peterborough–Trent Rotary Rail Trail, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “singing, fields E of S entrance to Promise Rock Trail”

I heard my first Fox Sparrow of the spring on April 13 on Cottonwood Drive in Peterborough. At our feeder, we now see Chipping Sparrows, Song Sparrows and American Tree Sparrows almost daily. White-throated Sparrows should arrive this weekend on the south winds, and White-crowned should be here by month’s end.    Drew Monkman

American Tree Sparrow - Karl Egressy

American Tree Sparrow – Karl Egressy

Vesper Sparrow - note rufous on shoulders (not always visible) - Wikimedia

Vesper Sparrow – note rufous on shoulders (not always visible) – Wikimedia

Chipping Sparrow - Karl Egressy

Chipping Sparrow – Karl Egressy

White-crowned Sparrow - Wikimedia

White-crowned Sparrow – Wikimedia

Song Sparrow - Karl Egressy

Song Sparrow – Karl Egressy

Fox Sparrow - Jeff Keller

Fox Sparrow – Jeff Keller

White-throated Sparrow - Karl Egressy

White-throated Sparrow – Karl Egressy