April 29, 2013

This afternoon an immature Peregrine put up a small ball of clinking starlings as it passed quickly overhead at treetop height near where the Crowe River enters the north end of Belmont Lake n/e of Havelock. Glad I looked when I heard the starlings, as it is usually one of the Read more…

April 28, 2013

About 25 participants enjoyed the beautiful weather today and overall found 65 species. The highlight stops were the wetland on Douro 9th Line just south of Cty Rd 4 where we saw/heard half a dozen Wilson’s Snipe. Going east along Division Rd we heard several Northern Waterthrush, all of which Read more…

April 27, 2013

This morning I walked my dogs on the Pensier trail at the Trent Nature Area. Highlights were: White-throated Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush (1), Winter Wren, Ruffed Grouse drumming, Yellow-rumped Warbler (10), Wood Duck, Caspian Tern, Swamp Sparrow, Common Loon, American Wigeon (pair on canal), Common Merganser, Pileated Woodpecker, and Read more…

April 27, 2013

For the last couple of nights I have been hearing the display sounds of Wilson’s Snipe at the end of my street in the Meade Creek wetland near Tudor Crescent in Peterborough. I hear them every spring and sometimes have seen one fly over my house. Observer: Sue Paradisis

April 26, 2013

April 18 – Rusty Blackbirds, two flocks on the Bridgenorth Trail April 19 – Beaver in pond on Douro 8th Line. Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, Leopard Frogs, and Chorus Frogs calling in the south of the county. April 20 – A small flock of Cedar Waxwings on Hannah Rd south Read more…

April 22, 2013

Redheads (3 males only in south lagoon) and 3 pairs of Gadwall (in north lagoon) were still at Lakefield Sewage Lagoons at 5 p.m. today. In addition, there were 2 pairs of Northern Shoveler in the north lagoon, approximately 150 Bufflehead, 5 pairs Ring-necked Ducks, 4 pairs Greater/Lesser Scaup plus Read more…

April 22, 2013

Today I saw my first Mourning Cloak Butterfly cruising around , stopping to sun her self. Also some of the native bees are out , carpenter and sweat bees, getting what ever food they can. I have put up some bee houses around the yard made from old hollow cup Read more…

April 22, 2013

A group of us (Don Sutherland, Simon Dodsworth, Cathy Darevic and I) found a Worm-eating Warbler this afternoon in Beavermead Park in the row of cedars directly behind (sw) the gatehouse. Location: Beavermead Park Observer: Mike Burrell

April 20, 2013

This morning there was an adult male White-crowned Sparrow and an Adult male Yellow-rumped Warbler at my feeders along with about 10 Juncos, 3 Song Sparrows, and a Northern Flicker. Luke Location: Benson Ave., Peterborough Observer: Luke Berg

April 17, 2013

My first of the year for the county seen today: Brown Thrasher – at the junction of Division Rd & Jermyn Line Wilson’s Snipe – in cattail marsh north of rail road north of Hwy 7 on Blezard Line Swamp Sparrows – at least six calling in the same cattail Read more…

April 17, 2013

Today (April 17th) at lunch, Cathy Darevic, Simon Dodsworth and I went in search of the pair of Canvasbacks that had been present at Fothergill Isle since at least April 6th. We were unsuccessful in that search, but while scanning Gannon Narrows from the Gannon Narrows Marina (44.4711, -78.4695) at Read more…

April 17, 2013

Hermit Thrush, Field Sparrow & Ruby-crowned Kinglet between Nassau Mills and Dafoe Dr., off trail, 7:30 am. Yellow-rumped Warbler (2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (3), male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ecology Park, noon. Now it is going to all come too fast. Location: Nassau Mills and Ecology Park Observer: Sean Smith

April 17, 2013

Walked the woods and along the bay off Thompson Creek (Scollard Drive area) this a.m. Saw 2 Caspian Terns, Bufflehead, Wood Ducks, Kingfisher, Osprey, TV’s, 1 RC Kinglet, 10 GC Kinglets, 1 Field Sparrow, 10 Song Sparrows, Junco, Hairy Woodpecker, WB Nuthatch, 2 YB Sapsuckers, 8 N Flickers, 50 Tree Read more…

April 17, 2013

This evening from 6:30 – 7:30 I walked the section of the rail trail northwest off Lily Lake. I saw the following birds: Rusty Blackbird 20+, Bohemian waxwing 30, Swamp Sparrow 1, Wilson’s Snipe 5+, Wood Duck 10, Golden and Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and two female Red-winged Blackbirds. There were also Read more…

April 16, 2013

Lakefield Park – A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was seen singing in the cedars, and a Greater Yellowlegs was calling from the marsh. A large number of Barn Swallows are now mixed in with the even larger numbers of Tree Swallows flying by the marsh. Forgot to mention that yesterday when we Read more…

April 15, 2013

Walking my dog by the Lakefield Marsh today I saw a Trumpeter Swan (L97) and heard, then saw, a Sandhill Crane flying over. Lots of ducks are still around. In my yard in Lakefield a Fox Sparrow was under my feeder. The Common Redpolls are still hanging around. Location: Lakefield Read more…

April 15, 2013

Today Jerry Ball, Bob Prentice and I found a Compton’s Tortoiseshell on Beaver Lake Rd, a Mourning Cloak on Cedarwood Rd, and four more Mourning Cloaks on Pencil Lake Rd. On the birding front we also had a Red-shouldered Hawk on Beaver Lake Rd. Location: Beaver Lake Road area Observer: Read more…

April 10, 2013

This morning Jerry Ball and I heard a singing Field Sparrow from the west end of Zion Line. Yesterday I saw a Sandhill Crane in a field on Oke Rd north of Warsaw. It was feeding close to a flock of Wild Turkeys. Also yesterday I saw four Eastern Phoebes, Read more…