I was out for a couple of hours on the afternoon of January 3 and saw a Barred Owl in the Cavan Swamp plus a Snowy Owl that has been at the Lindsay turn on Chemong Road for a couple of days. Carl Welbourn, Kawartha Camera Club

Snowy Owl – Carl Welbourn

I have attached some pics of the remains of a tree on the edge of one of the Red Trail at Viamede (Stoney Lake Trails). What is left is about 15′ high. I do keep our peanut feeder and suet block full, but I guess this Pileated Woodpecker that did this needed to vary its diet! I am sending also, a picture that I took on December 31 of two Bald Eagles and two Common Ravens feeding on what’s probably a deer carcass. I was at our marina in Northey’s Bay, and the birds were at least 3/4 of a mile out into the bigger part of Stoney Lake. Dennis Johnson, Northey’s Bay

On January 4, we had hundreds of Common Redpolls at our feeder on Stoney Lake. I set up another nyger feeder! Bet Curry

Common Redpoll – Karl Egressy

On January 5, we came across this immature female Snowy Owl on the Centre Line of Selwyn near the Seventh Line. On the morning of January 6, we had a dozen Common Redpolls at our feeder on Algonquin Boulevard. Mike and Sonja Barker

Immature female Snowy Owl – Mike Barker
  • On January 5, I drove down to Cobourg Harbour where I saw 5 White-fronted Geese, 1 Snowy Owl, 1 Snow Goose, a male and female Long-tailed Duck and several Common Redpolls. Carl Welbourn, Kawartha Camera Club

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.