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 the north end of Gallivan Dr off Fothergill Rd, we heard the distinctive calls of a Boreal Chickadee. We were able to locate the calling bird at the west end of the marina parking area in a small white cedar tree. While we watched it worked its way to the top and then flew a short distance to an adjacent maple where we all had brief but satisfactory looks at it before it flew east across the parking area to some dense cedar growth behind the marina office. I broadcast some calls in the hope of enticing it back into view, but to no avail. It may still be in the area and perhaps has been visiting a local bird feeder.
Location: Gannon’s Narrows
Observer: Don Sutherland