[Ontbirds] Kawartha CBC, Fenelon Falls, December 28,'13
dan.bone at xplornet.com
Mon Dec 30 21:23:36 EST 2013
Kawartha Christmas Bird Count, Fenelon Falls:
DATE: 28/12/2013; PARTICIPANTS: 25; WEATHER: 0 to 1 degree C, overcast
with some mist; SPECIES RECORDED: 44 (just below average of 46-- low of 39
species, high of 54 species recorded in the last 10 years). INDIVIDUAL BIRDS
RECORDED: 3539 (a ten year low)
New to the count: A female Lesser Scaup in the river just above the dam in
downtown Fenelon Falls.
2 Barred Owl for a ten year high--previous high, last ten years- 1
139 Purple Finch for a ten year high--previous high, last 10 years- 61)
2 Red-winged Blackbird--4th time recorded in last 10 years 4 Bald Eagle.
Above average if we eliminate 2006 when we had 47
1 White-throated Sparrow--3 times in last 10 years
2 Gray Jay-- seems to be maintaining a stable population but in lower
numbers than previous years.
19 Common Redpoll
New lows, last 10 years:
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, previous low- 2 in 2005
2 House Sparrow, previous low- 3 in 2011
Snowy Owl. There are hundreds of Snowy Owls in Southern Ontario this winter
but none seen in our circle so far. Snowy Owl has never been recorded on the
Kawartha CBC. We thought this might be the year.
Northern Shrike. This is the only the second time in the last 10 years we
Pine Siskin. Missed for the first time in the last 10 years.
Fenelon Falls is a 2 hour drive north east of Toronto in the southern part
of the Land Between.
Dan Bone, Kawartha Field Naturalists
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