A nice day to go for a drive! Recent arrivals that I saw include: 3 Eastern Meadowlarks on David Fife Line between Hope Mill Rd and Nelson Rd 1 Eastern Bluebird at the intersection of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Settlers Line (I also had one yesterday at Flynn’s Corner) 3 Ospreys – a pair on a nest immediately west of Keene and one on a nest at the Trent campus. Several Killdeer, 8 Green-winged Teal at Mathers Corners 4 Northern Pintail at Mathers Corners 1Sharp-shinned Hawk on Drummond Line just north of Mathers Corners Approx. 50 Tree Swallows north of Lock 23 1 Barn Swallow with the above. Also saw the Wood Ducks and Pied-billed Grebe reported by Luke. Many Turkey Vultures including two sitting on separate barn roofs. 37 species in total
Yesterday evening, Bob Prentice and I heard several American Woodcocks calling from the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary car park. The birds started calling at 8:05 pm.
Location: various – see email
Observer: Tony Bigg