Today my boyfriend and I took a little drive to Beavermead Park here in Peterborough. It is the first time either of us has visited this park, but I've seen some pretty awesome sightings here in the past few days so we figured we would give it a shot! Although we didn't find all the awesome things seen the day before...we were able to see quite a few spring migrants!
The first bird of excitement we were able to spot was a Warbling Vireo! I've seen a few of these before, but this was actually the first one I was able to ID on my own! I love hearing their warbling little song!
There was also a number of Mallards, my first Grey Catbird of the year, and a VERY annoying Robin who was making some strange noises! I had to stare at it for a good 10 minutes before I could finally admit to myself it was the Robin making the noises. The next "first of the year bird" we saw and could capture was an American Redstart. The wooded area in the park was flooded with these little guys! It's almost all that I could hear.
|Redstart out for a run!|
I was also able to get my first (somewhat decent) photo of a White-breasted Nuthatch!
Looking out into Little Lake we were expecting to see some Mallards...but instead we found three Redheads! When we added it into Ebird, it was supposedly a rarity for this time of year, so that was really exciting, in addition to not having seen them in this region before!
|Redheads out on the lake|
|Grackle posing pretty|
|Painted Turtle basking out!|