This morning, Mitch Brownstein, Byran Whitfield, Mary Beth Aspinall and myself birded on Bryan and Mary Beth’s large, habitat-rich property on Johnson Drive, just south of the by-pass. Birds of interest included Yellow Warbler (2), Nashville Warbler (2), Black-and-white Warbler (1), Blue-headed Vireo (1), Least Flycatcher (1), Great Crested Flycatcher (1), Rusty Blackbird (3), Purple Finch (1), White-crowned Sparrow (2), Red-bellied Woodpecker (2), Wood Duck (4), Solitary Sandpiper (1) and Greater Yellowlegs (1). We also heard both Gray Treefrog and American Toad calling, witnessed a pair of Snapping Turtles mating in a shallow lagoon and saw about a dozen Red Admiral Butterflies. The damp air was rich with the scent of Balsam Poplar.
Location: Johnson Drive, Peterborough
Observer: Mitch Brownstein, Byran Whitfield, Mary Beth Aspinall and Drew Monkman