At noon today, near the campground washrooms at Beavermead, I observed late, single Am. Redstart (female plumaged) and a N. Parula, amongst a flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Hopping amongst the pots in the tree nursery section of Ecology Park were 2-3 Hermit Thrushes. A shy drake Wood Duck was in the rill nearby. There were several Cedar Waxwings and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. The feeders at Ecology Park were quite active with a variety of birds incl. White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskins and Purple Finches.

There were (3) Green-winged Teal and (9) Bonaparte’s Gulls flying around Little Lake this morning. The gulls appeared to head north over the Otonabee. There was also a shy Black Duck and continuing Pied-billed Grebe – all viewed from Roger’s Cove Beach.

Location: Beavermead Park and Little Lake
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.