Along the Parkway Trail at the water retention pond just east of Walmart, I observed 3 male Mallards verbaly harrassing a Red Fox as it patrolled the shore line. The fowll just stayed out of reach of the fox but would move to deeper water when the fox stoped to face them. The fox also flushed a Killdeer.This was about 0730hrs. 15 minutes later again on the same trail between Chemong and Fairbairn I saw hundreds of Bohemian Waxwings. They filled the tops of three trees as they awaited their turn to drink from some melt water. They flew when disturbed by cyclists but on my return about 90 minutes later they were back drinking about 100 metres further down the trail. It was quite a sight and I got lots of pics. with my wifes point and shoot.

Location: Peterborough
Observer: Don Finigan

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.