Along the Otonabee River this morning in Peterborough, I had Warbling Vireo (2), Black-and-White Warbler, Eastern Kingbird and Chimney Swift (Hunter Street in East City). Also, last night May 1, our front yard (919 Ashdale Cres. W.) hosted a Beaver. It decimated my carefully cultivated dandelion blooms and grasses, rested underneath my car, and climbed up a cement block and sniffed our front door. [We have a strict non-solicitation policy, but this guy appeared to be a fellow disgruntled, possibly militant, Parks Canada employee – don’t print that line.] The 3-6 Red Fox kits, which denned near TASSS, appear to have ‘fledged’.

Location: Peterborough
Observer: Sean Smith

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.