Today, I was watching a robin feeding in my crabapple tree when a Northern Flicker flew in and starting eating fruit as well. This robin has been around all winter but in the last couple of weeks has been very territorial and has been chasing other birds if they landed in “his” tree. The flicker was a bit big for him so he just kept an eye on him. The robin and the area cardinal are becoming vocal as well. Spring has begun. Yesterday I spotted a Belted Kingfisher in a tree beside the river just south of Lakefield on River Road.

Location: Tudor Crescent, Peterborough; Lakefield
Observer: Sue Paradisis

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.