Local sightings from ebird-alert@cornell.edu

1. Peregrine Falcon: “Sitting atop the MNR Building in Peterborough, eating a black bird, possibly a crow. Another crow was circling around, obviously distressed.”   Observer: Sue Wurtele

2. Purple Martin: Tamarac Golf Club, Ennis Rd. (Ennismore)  Observer: Kim Clark

3. Orchard Oriole: “Seen in top of maple tree near west end of London Street foot bridge in ; slimmer than robin, dark red lower breast, not orange, black head and throat, dark pointed beak, dark red in wing stripe, singing not heard above general noise, moved to north after two minutes and not resighted during rest of walk”  Observer: Chris Risley

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.