A Barred Owl, likely attracted by small mammals, in turn attracted to the bird feeders maintained by the Peterborough Field Naturalists, was seen at noon today, Christmas Eve, near the ‘Bird Feeder Trail’. Little Lake is still more open than ice-covered, but there are increasing numbers of larger gulls and winter ducks, including Commmon Merganser (11), Common Goldeneye (7), Ring-necked Duck 91) and Bufflehead (1). Happy Christmas!

Location: Ecology Park and Little Lake
Observer: Sean Smith

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.