May 2022 meeting sightings

Ann Lambert had an exciting sighting at MacLarens Landing: a Boreal Chickadee that visited from April 18 to April 20.

Boreal Chickadee

A Yellow-rumped Warbler visited the feeder several times on April 19; several White-throated Sparrows arrived on April 23 and a Brown Thrasher on April 27.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Brown Thrasher

At the time of our meeting, four Pine Siskins were still visiting and possibly nesting. Six Juncos were also regular visitors, but later in the season than usual.

On April 15, 2022, Jim and Cathy Dick recorded a Red-shouldered Hawk and 26 Bohemian Waxwings in Braeside.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Bohemian Waxwings

On April 16, they recorded a House Finch and a Brown Thrasher at Red Pine Bay, Braeside and on April 18, four Field Sparrows, followed by Palm Warblers spotted at Clay Bank Park on April 25. Lillian and Dwight Robinson also saw a House Finch in Renfrew on April 19, 2022.

Brown Thrasher
House Finch
Field Sparrow
Palm Warbler

Julian Romeskie spotted these waterbirds on April 17 at the Carp Hills Ponds

Common Goldeneye + Canada Goose
Common Mergansers
Ring-necked Duck

Ritchie Lawrence saw both a Merlin and a Brown Creeper on Torwood Drive, Dunrobin, on April 23, 2022.

Brown Creeper

Linda Lackner found a Blanding’s Turtle on the Eagle Creek Golf Course, Dunrobin, on April 20, 2022

Blanding’s Turtle

Stephen Duff found a Painted Turtle on Carbine Road on April 22, 2022

Painted Turtle

Stephen also photographed a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle on the Macnamara Trail, April 24, 2022

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

On April 22, 2022, Janet McCullough found an American Robin – Turdus migratorius – with its nest on the Macnamara Trail.

Janet also found a Nymphalis antiopa (Mourning Cloak Butterfly) and a Nymphalis t-album (Compton Tortoiseshell butterfly).

Mourning Cloak Butterfly
Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Also on the Macnamara Trail that day, Christina and Kate Young spotted two Garter Snakes, likely just out of their hibernaculum.

Garter Snake

Another “neat find” for the Youngs was a Red-eyed Vireo nest leftover from last year, just near the trailhead, at about eye height.

Vireo nest

The Youngs also found spring ephemerals, including Hepatica Nobalis.

Hepatica Nobalis

Karen Runtz welcomed an explosion of Bloodroot on April 24,2022, on her property on Loggers Way, Kinburn, as well as Trilliums in bud on May 1, 2022.

Trout Lilies

One of Alberto Estevan’s spring sightings was a Blue-spotted Salamander on May 2, 2022 at Nature’s Apprentice farm, Pakenham.

Blue-spotted Salamander