Although they are common, I haven’t heard any mention of these new arrivals so I thought some might be interested to know they are around. North of Rice Lake, the fields have had Killdeer in them for the past few days. As well, a Kestrel showed up in Assumption (Old Keene Road) south of Peterborough last week and this morning a male was displaying to a female in the wetland near the railroad tracks on Television Road. There was also a really sad looking Great Blue Heron standing hunched up on the still frozen river/creek that is on Television Road. This afternoon there was a Turkey Vulture soaring over the Trent athletics field. No injured athletes for it though. There are still Pine Siskins on the Trent campus near the athletics building on the west side of the river. There was also an Eastern Meadowlark singing in a field east of the river, north of the new buildings being built. With American Crows busy building nests today, spring is definitely nearing.

Location: various
Observer: Ben Walters

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.