Today at McLaren Marsh, adjacent to the Ken Reid Conservation Area, just north of Lindsay, there were 24 Tree Swallows, 2 Trumpeter Swans (the same nesting pair as last year), 20 Bufflehead, 4 Common Mergansers, 8 Wood Ducks, 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 American Wigeon, 1 Common Loon, 1 Swamp Sparrow and 1 Purple Finch (in full song). There were also abundant midges and a small Eastern Tent Caterpillar tent (active) in a choke cherry. One Northern Leopard Frog called while we were there.

Location: Lindsay
Observer: Wildlife Observation Skills class from Fleming College, Don McLeod and Drew Monkman

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.