Sightings of note: January 14 to 20

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (1) – Reported Jan 20, 2018 14:00 by Alexandra Israel – Lang Area, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42106339 – Media: 1 Photo – Comments: “Alerted by mobbing chickadees. Only general location given.”               Gray Jay (Northern) (Perisoreus Read more…

Sightings of note: Dec. 3 to 9

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) – Reported Dec 09, 2017 12:01 by Ben Taylor – Charlotte and Rubidge, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40994101 – Comments: “Seen flying east along Charlotte Street. Stocky bird with steady, powerful wingbeats.” Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis) (1) – Reported Dec 09, 2017 08:48 Read more…

A winter almanac

Expect a lot of snow and a ‘classic Canadian winter’ In my fall nature almanac, I had the temerity to predict that the sunshine and cool temperatures of early September would lead to extraordinary leaf colour. Well, I sure got that wrong. In fact, this fall’s colour show was one Read more…

Have you found any owl pellets?

Researchers at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section in Peterborough are once again studying Short-eared and Snowy Owl diet. We are looking for changes in the owls’ diets over time and linking that to cyclical changes in prey abundance. We’re also exploring the extent of Read more…

Snowy Owl at Little Lake on New Year’s Day

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (1) – Reported Jan 01, 2015 15:10 by Scott Gibson – Peterborough–Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “Immature sitting on Metal box in middle of lake. Have pic. <iframe src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/101666993@N07/15981484950/player/” width=”500″ height=”331″ frameborder=”0″></iframe>”