January 1 2019 (Tuesday) Peterborough Area
Leader: Dave Milsom, Matthew Tobey.
15 birders attended our annual OFO outing on January 1st.
Despite the icy conditions, 40 species were recorded. Temperatures ranged from -1 to -3 c.
Best finds were 70 Bohemian Waxwings close to the Otonabee River just south of Lakefield; 70 Evening Grosbeaks at various feeders near Petroglyphs Provincial Park; 2 flocks of Common Redpolls in the Peterborough area, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, a Northern Shrike off University Road, American Kestrel at the airport, several Common Ravens, 2 Bald Eagles at Lake Katchewenooka near Lakefield, 3 Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Great Horned and Northern Saw-whet owls in the Peterborough area.
Many waterfowl included a long-staying male Wood Duck at Lakefield lagoons, 2 Redhead in a large flock of Greater Scaup, Black Ducks, Long-tailed ducks, Bufflehead and Red-breasted Mergansers at Port Hope.
Many thanks once again to my able co-leader, Matthew Tobey.