This morning I watched a Glaucous Gull flying up and down the Otonabee River just south of Lakefield. I also saw a Pied-billed Grebe on the far shore near the first islands south of Lakefield. On Tuesday Dec 14 I saw an Ermine (Short-tailed Weasel) cross the path in front of me near the car park in the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary. I thought that was the last of it but then it popped back out and stared at my small dog. It summed it up and then decided it was too big for a meal and disappeared into the brush. It was one of the few moments when the sun was out and the pure white fur with the black tip on the tail looked spectacular.

Location: Lakefield
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.