I observed this Merlin in our front yard in the west end of Peterborough on February 23. I managed to get a few photos before it flew off. Evan Thomas

Merlin – Evan Thomas

I walk every and often chat with people that I meet on the rails. On February 20, I came across a fellow in Rotary Park near Hazlitt Street who was watching a female White-winged Crossbill in a spruce tree. He explained how the specialized beaks of crossbills makes it possible for them to extract the seeds hidden under the scales of the cones. It was the highlight of my day! Ross Jamieson

I just wanted to send along a couple pictures of what I believe to be a Peahen that I saw in Peterborough today, February 14.  This was on Fairbairn St close to Patricia Cres. I never expected to see one up on a hydro line! Kim Mitchell

Peahen – Kim Mitchell

This Barred Owl has been in our vicinity on the 5th Line of Selwyn since late January. Today, February 11, it was in our backyard. I skied past it several times before I noticed it! Seemed indifferent to me.  Mathilde Colley

Barred Owl – Mathilde Colley
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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.