I saw a small group (6) of Rusty Blackbirds on the Baseline to Settlers rail trail this morning. Other birds of interest seen were Yellow-rumped Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Blue-headed Vireos (3), Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Green-winged Teal, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Six species of butterly were still around – Cloudy Sulphur (79), Orange Sulphur (1), Viceroy (2), Monarch (1), Eastern-tailed Blue (2), and Pearl Crescent (1). On Thursday, Oct 6th I had four Hermit Thrushes and four Ruffed Grouse in the Robert Johnson Eco-forest. On Friday Oft 7th I had another two Hermit Thrushes and about twenty Pine Siskins alongside the Lakefield Marsh.

Location: see email
Observer: Tony Bigg

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.