I’ve been walking to and from work as part of ‘Peterborough Moves’, but mostly because it is May. Warbler migration continues to trickle through the Otonabee R. valley in Ptbo. Along the trail on the east side of the river I had a singing m. Canada Warbler today in Meadowvale Park, near TASS School. Also today, there was a singing m. Blackburnian just north of Hunter St. E. along trail. Since last week’s slight cold front Blackpolls have been present and singing at Meadowvale, ;along the trail itself and at trees surrounding soccer fields at Beavermead Pk. And even my front yard near TASSS. I saw two singing m. Mourning Warblers yesterday at Meadowvale and an out-of-place f. Bobolink there in a willow along river. There was an Ovenbird, and singing Tennesee, Nashville and Magnolia Warblers last week, but I’ve not heard any this week. If not for singing, I wouldn’t have seen these gems.

Location: Meadowvale Park (can be accessed from west end of Frances Stewart Road, just north of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School on Armour Road)
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.