About 20 people took part in the Sunday Morning PFN Bird Walk today. We went to the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area first where highlights included 2 Hermit Thrush, a small flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers, several Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a Winter Wren and a Blue-headed Vireo in full song. There were also numerous Blue Jays (presumably migrating through), most of which were making their “toolili” whistle. Later, at Terry Hunter’s farm on Highway 28 north of Highway 7, we added species such as Cooper’s Hawk, Northern Harrier, Pine Warbler, Wood Duck, Tree Swallow (occupying nearly all of the boxes) and Field Sparrow. Despite the 7C temperatures, one lonely Red Admiral butterfly was also seen.

Location: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area; Hunter Farm
Observer: Drew Monkman and Peterborough Field Naturalist members

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.