I saw the strangest thing last week. Well, strange for the 7th line of Smith. I was driving along about 1km from the Miller Creek CA and had to break for an Otter. He was crossing from a marshy area to the woods. I have lived there and walked my dog on that road for the past 10 years and have never seen an Otter. I would not have thought there was enough water in the marsh let alone the woods. Finally saw an Indigo Bunting on May 14. He came to the feeder twice but I have not seen him since. Also, the first Baltimore Oriole. They never hang around my place but I frequently get them for a few days early in the season. I have orange halves on posts and a fruit feeder to encourage them.

Location: Smith-Ennismore Township
Observer: Tara Harrington

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.