Sightings – April 2024

Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club – Sightings – 3 April 2024

Mammals

Porcupine – Grant Smith Carp River Conservation Area – 1 April 2024

Coyote – Stephen Duff – MacCarty Road – 8 March 2024

Canada Lynx – Larry’s Trail Camera – c/o Stephen Duff – Between 8th & 9th Concessions North Pakenham – Off Waba Road – 27 March 2024 – Could it be a Bobcat?

Reptiles – Turtles

Painted Turtles – Stephen Duff – Carp River @ Kinburn – 28 March 2024

Amphibians – Frogs

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) – Linda Sewell – Carp Road – North of Kinburn Side Road – 1 April 2024 — Note: Julian Romeskie heard Spring Peepers on 13 March 2024.

Birds

Red-winged Blackbird (Male, Female, Juvenile Male) – Judy and Murray Borer – Oak Grove, Admaston – 22 March 2024

Bufflehead (M+F)
Also, picture included Trumpeter Swans – Agnieszka Keough – Ottawa River – Goodwin Bay – 27 March 2024 – Note: Diving ducks are relatively heavy and have to run on the water to take-off.

Blue Goose is a morph of a Snow Goose – Ritchie Lawrence – Ottawa River – Dunrobin Shores – 14 March 2024

Snow Goose with Canada Geese – John Lawrence – Ottawa River – Dunrobin Shores – 11 March 2024

Northern Shrike – Stephen Duff – Ivy Acres Road – 31 March 2024

Northern Shrike (Juvenile – First Year) – Michael Runtz – Arnprior Airport – 14 March 2024

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Evening Grosbeak (M) (Gynandromorph) – Michael Runtz – Algonquin Park – 16 March 2024

Male side on its right.

Female side on its left.

One bird with Male and Female characteristics – split left and right.

Eastern Meadowlark – Michael Runtz – Clay Bank Nature Trail – 2 April 2024

Two males fighting.

Pileated Woodpecker – Michael Runtz – Braeside – 29 March 2024

In mating ritual.

Female Flies Away:

Migratory Bird Arrivals Earliest Sightings 2024

Trumpeter Swan – Grant Smith   – 3 February 2024

Purple Finch – Grant Smith  – 26 February 2024 

Red-winged Blackbird – Murray and Judy Borer   – 1 March 2024 

Sandhill Crane – Sheena Baum   – 3 March 2024

Canada Goose – Stephen Duff   – 3 March 2024

Ring-billed Gull – John & Ritchie Lawrence   – 4 March 2024

Common Grackle – Murray and Judy Borer   – 4 March 2024

Snow Goose – John & Ritchie  Lawrence   – 11 March 2024

Hooded Merganser – John & Ritchie Lawrence  – 12 March 2024

Blue Goose – John & Ritchie John Lawrence   – 14 March 2024

American Kestrel – Murray and Judy Borer   – 14 March 2024

Brown-headed Cowbird– Murray and Judy Borer  – 14 March 2024

Song Sparrow – John & Ritchie Lawrence   – 15 March 2024

Mallard – John & Ritchie Lawrence  – 19 March 2024

Common Merganser – John & Ritchie Lawrence   – 19 March 2024

Eastern Bluebird – Katharine Fletcher   – 19 March 2024

Northern Harrier – Katharine Fletcher   – 26 March 2024

Bufflehead – Agnieszka Keough  – 27 March 2024

Common Goldeneye – John & Ritchie Lawrence   – 27 March 2024