Sightings – February 2024

Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club Sightings – 7 February 2024

Trumpeter Swans – Grant Smith – Mississippi River / Almonte – 2 February 2024

Bohemian Waxwing – Stephen Duff – Homesteaders Road – 30 January 2024

Pileated Woodpecker – Stephen Duff – Ivy Acres Road – 30 January 2024

Red Crossbill (Male in Winter Colours) – Stephen Duff – Sugar Bush Road – 18 January 2024

Red-tailed Hawk – Stephen Duff – 8th. Conc. North Pakenham – 28 January 2024

Sharp-shinned Hawk – Jim and Cathy Dick – Braeside – 10 January 2024 – Performing amazing aerobatics weaving through willow trees.

Hoary Redpoll – Jim and Cathy Dick – Braeside – 3 February 2024 – White undertail coverts, short notched tail and black chin.

Red-winged Blackbird – Jim and Cathy Dick – Braeside – 12 January 2024

White-breasted Nuthatch + Purple Finch (F) + American Tree Sparrow – Jim and Cathy Dick – Braeside – 16 January 2024

House Finch – Jim and Cathy Dick – Just west of Arnprior – 2 February 2024 – 12 House Finches in small Spruce tree

All Birds – Seen this month

Mammals

Red Fox – Jim and Cathy Dick – Braeside – 2 February 2024 – Two healthy adults – Ran 6M right in front of us, while we were watching our bird feeders. 

Long-tailed Weasel – Male – Jim and Cathy Dick – Oak Grove – Admaston – 31 January 2024  

Snowshoe Hare – Jim and Cathie Dick – Braeside – 31 January 2024 – @ 11:30 pm Night picture taken on a bird cam.

Mink Tracks – Katharine Fletcher at Spiritwood Farm, North of Quyon – 4 February 2024 – Not Muskrat – No webbing, different paw structure, and no tail mark.

Porcupine – Jim and Cathie Dick – Braeside – 1 February 2024 – Killed by Fisher. Tracks of Fisher around the carcass. – Porcupines occupying two caves nearby.