Sightings of winter birds are definitely on the increase. Today I had a flock of Cedar Waxwings on the 7th Line of Smith west of Miller Creek. Anne Anthony and Jerry Ball had a flock of Bohemian Waxwings containing a few Cedar Waxwings behind the Beer Store in Bridgenorth. At the south end of the Bridgenorth Trail I had a flyover Common Redpoll. At the west end of the 7th Line of Smith I saw a small flock of Pine Siskins, and on the 11th Line of Smith I found a flock of about thirty Snow Buntings. On December 3rd, in Bridgenorth, I watched a Merlin (31cm) fly up from the road in front of me, carrying a Mourning Dove (also 31cm). He alighted on a power line and proceeded to feast on it.

Location: various (see posting)
Observer: Tony Bigg

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.