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)

Nov 132015
 

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2)
– Reported Nov 12, 2015 08:50 by Ben Taylor
– Norwood Millpond, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3876934,-77.978657&ll=44.3876934,-77.978657
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25805982
– Comments: “smaller, short necked geese mixed in with Canada Geese”

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
– Reported Nov 12, 2015 13:52 by Martin Parker
– Peterborough–Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.2965341,-78.3105472&ll=44.2965341,-78.3105472
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25805714

Cackling Goose (small bird)  with two Canada Geese - Brendan Boyd

Cackling Goose (small bird) with two Canada Geese – Brendan Boyd

– Comments: “adult male at T-wharf on Crescent Street”

male Redhead - Wikimedia

male Redhead – Wikimedia

Feb 222015
 

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
– Reported Feb 20, 2015 15:21 by Luke Berg
– Otonabee River b/w Peterborough and Lakefield, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “New arrival, but not unexpected, with the freezing up of many water bodies. Female just south of Lakefield.”

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
– Reported Feb 21, 2015 13:30 by Matthew Tobey
– Trent U Waterfront, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Great Lakes frozen, moving to inland open waters”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (2) CONFIRMED
– Reported Feb 21, 2015 15:30 by Martin Parker
– Peterborough–Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “male and female plumage bird — actively diving — Great Lakes now frozen”

Red-breasted Merganser on Otonabee -Tom Northey

Red-breasted Merganser on Otonabee -Tom Northey

Red-necked Grebe. The grebe in the lower right is in winter plumage.

Red-necked Grebe. The grebe in the lower right is in winter plumage.

 Long-tailed-Duck - DJ McPhail Mar.22 2014 Little Lake


Long-tailed-Duck – DJ McPhail Mar.22 2014 Little Lake

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)

 

Nov 122014
 

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) (1)
– Reported Nov 11, 2014 12:00 by Brendan Boyd
– Otonabee River–between Lock 22 and 23, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “Previously reported. Standing in group of Canadas at Lock 22.”

Brant (Branta bernicla) (1)
– Reported Nov 11, 2014 09:33 by Donald Sutherland
– Burleigh Falls, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “continuing HY bird, with CANG around 200 m W along shore of small islet on E side Porter Is.”

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
– Reported Nov 11, 2014 13:41 by Bill Crins
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “continuing bird”

Note: Bill Crins also reports nearly 300 Lesser Scaup at the Lakefield Sewage Lagoons, along with Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye and Ring-necked Ducks.

Lesser Scaup - female (Wikimedia)

Lesser Scaup – female (Wikimedia)

Snow Geese (Marcel Boulay)

Snow Geese (Marcel Boulay)