Lynn Smith and I spent the day birding in the snow and drizzle from Cavan to Ashphodel 3rd line and a bit near the airport. We totalled 47 species. Besides the Barrow’s Goldeneye, which was still among the Common Goldeneye at 3rd line, other highlights included 5 great blue herons, 4 belted kingfishers, a 3rd/4th year bald eagle chasing an osprey in the bay E of Serpent Mounds, a pair of red-breasted mergansers at Birdsall Line boat launch, a northern shrike just north of Bensfort Bridge, three eastern bluebirds, a pair of Northern Shovelers in the pasture ponds on Johnston Rd S of the 115, and a blue-winged teal on Brown’s line immediately W of Airport Road.
Location: Rice Lake and Peterborough
Observer: Scott McKinlay