This morning, I checked out the Lakefield Marsh and the Lakefield Sewage Ponds. At the sewage ponds (I only checked the first pond) there were quite a number of ducks as follows: Bufflehead – 150 Ring-necked Duck – 50 Lesser Scaup – 20 Common Goldeneye – 6 Hooded Merganser – 1 There was also a Savannah Sparrow singing in the field beside the lagoons. At the Lakefield Marsh there were fewer ducks with only about 20 Ring-necked, 6 Bufflehead, and a few Mallards. The best duck was a single male Northern Shoveler. A couple of Swamp Sparrows were singing in the marsh and several female Red-winged Blackbirds were also present (these are the first females that I’ve seen although the males have been back for a while). The lack of Tree Swallows (only a few at the lagoons and none seen anywhere else) is disturbing.

Location: Lakefield
Observer: Colin Jones

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.