Beavermead Park in Peterborough is one the city’s premier birding destinations, especially now as fall migration is underway. Bill Crins had 24 species in the park during an hour of birding on August 23 (see checklist below). These included two Red Crossbills, a bird seldom seen in Peterborough.

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
– Reported Aug 23, 2017 07:37 by Bill Crins
– Peterborough–Beavermead Park, Peterborough, Ontario

Red Crossbill – male – Wikimedia

Red Crossbill – female -Wikimedia

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.