This morning in the swamp next to the Otonabee on the Mervin Line (the road north of the airport) I found 4 species of woodpecker including a male red-bellied excavating a hole. It was also calling repeatedly. I saw one here last spring as well. (downy, hairy, flicker were the other three). There were also several male rusty blackbirds foraging in the flooded forest along with the red-winged blackbirds and grackles. There were also robins, goldinches, w-b nuthatches, brown creeper, song sparrows and lots of leopard frogs. At the river was a bufflehead and several common mergansers. Scott

Location: Mervin Line
Observer: Scott McKinlay

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.