Feb 042017
 

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
– Reported Feb 03, 2017 10:16 by Iain Rayner
– Otonabee River–between Lock 24 and 25, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34129948
– Comments: “Continuing male o n far shore halfway between both locs”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
– Reported Feb 02, 2017 08:38 by Matthew Tobey
– Trent River–Asphodel 5th Line, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34118931
– Comments: “Female with Common Mergansers. ”

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) (1)
– Reported Feb 03, 2017 13:33 by Matthew Tobey
– Peterborough–Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Area, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34135387
– Comments: “calling spontaneously from frozen wetland along the John de Pencier trail (west side of University Rd). Responsive to pishing, allowing for good views.”

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (1)
– Reported Feb 02, 2017 12:15 by Ken Abraham
– Crawford Dr at SSF & Parkway, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34134615
– Comments: “Bird sitting on shrub branch in slight opening about 4 feet above ditch with water, facing road. Blue head, shoulders, rusty-red upper breast interrupted by light abdomen clearly visible. In the midst of EUST and AMRO movement.”

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (8) CONFIRMED
– Reported Feb 02, 2017 15:40 by Erica Nol
– Hannah Road, Peterborough, Ontario
Map:
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34127791
– Comments: “flock flew across Hannah Rd near intersection with Evertson Road; blue backs, smaller than robins but similar shape; may be same flock as seen previously in this area”

Winter Wren – Wikimedia

A pair of Eastern Bluebirds – male at upper right – Wikimedia

Jan 142017
 

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) (1)
– Reported Jan 12, 2017 15:37 by Martin Parker
– Otonabee River–between Lock 23 and 24, Peterborough, Ontario
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Checklist:
– Comments: “male – continuing bird”

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
– Reported Jan 13, 2017 15:43 by Martyn Obbard
– Gannon Narrows (bridge/causeway), Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “near ice edge north shore Buckhorn Lake; good look through binoculars; light brown head, prominent shaggy crest, thin bill; absence of contrasting white neck”

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) (4)
– Reported Jan 11, 2017 15:30 by Peterborough County Birds Database
– Millbrook–1215 Carmel Line, Peterborough, Ontario
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Checklist:
– Comments: “pair of Eastern Bluebirds checking out a bluebird house in AM and about 3:30 PM. three male bluebirds in yard”

Male Wood Duck – Jeff Keller

Female Red-breasted Merganser (Karl Egressy)

A pair of Eastern Bluebirds – male at upper right – Wikimedia

Dec 202016
 

Today was a really productive day on the River Road. We spotted a female Wood Duck around the buoy just north of Trent University. An adult and an immature Bald Eagle were on the ice at Lock 25. The adult was feeding on a fish. They flew off, the immature heading south and the adult flying north with another adult. Spectacular site. We also saw a few Common Goldeneyes along the way.We then followed a Common Loon from the Lakefield Marina down to the entrance to the power plant  south of the bridge.
Sue Paradisis

Common Loon - Lakefield - Dec. 19, 2016 - Sue Paradisis

Common Loon – Lakefield – Dec. 19, 2016 – Sue Paradisis

 

Bald Eagles on Otonabee River eating a carp - Dec. 19, 2016 - Sue Paradisis

Bald Eagles on Otonabee River eating a carp – Dec. 19, 2016 – Sue Paradisis

Sep 182016
 

Six species of ducks at Lakefield Sewage Lagoons right now: 38 Wood Ducks, 4 Mallards, 2 Northern Shovelers, 1 Greater Scaup, 7 Lesser Scaups, and 9 Hooded Mergansers.

Northern Shoveler pair - Dick Daniels

Northern Shoveler pair – Dick Daniels

– Reported Sep 18, 2016 08:17 by Daniel Williams
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Comments: “S cell, east side. Noticeably rounder head than nearby Lesser Scaup”

Lesser Scaup - female (Wikimedia)

Lesser Scaup – female – Note peaked head (Wikimedia)

Greater Scaup (male) photo from Wikimedia

Greater Scaup (male) in breeding plumage. Note rounded head – photo from Wikimedia

May 162016
 

On April 29, I came across 10 Wood Ducks in Mark S Burnham Provincial Park. Eight flew off but two remained for a few moments, and I was able to get a picture.

Carl Welbourn

Note: Wood Ducks nest in the park in tree cavities, sometimes 50 feet or more above the ground. D.M.

Wood Duck - April 29, 2016 - Burnham Woods (photo by  Carl Welbourn)

Wood Duck – April 29, 2016 – Burnham Woods (photo by Carl Welbourn)

Apr 282016
 

On April 15th, I was able to get some shots of Green-winged Teal, Wood Ducks and a Belted Kingfisher on Lynch Road, just east of Lakefield.

Jeff Keller, Bridgenorth

Green-winged Teal - Jeff Keller

3 Green-winged Teal males and 1 female – Jeff Keller

Male Wood Duck - Jeff Keller

Male Wood Duck – Jeff Keller

Female Belted Kingfisher - Jeff Keller (Note: The male does not show any rufous.)

Female Belted Kingfisher – Jeff Keller (Note: The male does not show any rufous.)