As of late this afternoon, there were still several hundred gulls of six species on Little Lake. They were on the ice, almost in the middle of the lake. I viewed them from the Mark Street boat launch. Among the many Herrings and lesser numbers of Ring-bills, I was able to find three adult and one immature Great Black-backed Gull, one adult Lesser Black-backed, four immature Glaucous Gulls, and one adult and four immature Iceland Gulls. I’m sure I missed several other white-winged gulls, given the distance and my less than state-of-the-art scope. About fifty Common Goldeneye were also present, mostly off the beach at Beavermead Park. I also heard today that the pair of Bald Eagles on Lake Katchewanooka nested successfully this past summer, raising one eaglet. They are adding material to the nest once again and are around every day.

Location: Little Lake, Peterborough
Observer: Drew Monkman

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.