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 marsh Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – five heard seen east and south of Peterborough Blue-winged Teal – pair in wet meadow on Blezard Line just north of the TCT (about 50 other ducks there, mostly Mallard but a dozen Northern Pintails and four American Black Ducks) Savannah Sparrow – Yesterday on Douro Centre Rd west of Douro 3rd Line, today on TCT just east of Blezard Line Other notable sightings: First Eastern Comma butterfly Midland Painted Turtles sunning themselves in a pond on Douro 8th Line south of River Rd Spring Peepers calling in several places (I had a Leopard Frog hopping along a road yesterday) American Kestrels seen at seven spots Flock of Brown-headed Cowbirds on Douro 8th Line Several Ruby-crowned Kinglets Several Golden-crowned Kinglets including one flock of ten birds Two male Northern Harrier, one of which was doing its display flight, looping up and down and occasionally somersaulting at the top of its loops. The latter was at the junction of Cty Rd 38 and Hwy 7 Fox Sparrow on TCT east of Cameron Line Greater Yellowlegs in large pond at the junction of Division Rd and Indian River Line

Location: various
Observer: Tony Bigg

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.