Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

Sighting sent in May 21, 2016:

My husband Nat Capitano spotted several “dust devils” in a field near Balderson.

I checked one of my Bluebird nesting boxes and found several babies, featherless and eyes closed.

Lise Balthazar, Sheridan Rapids

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADUST DEVILS 3 MAY 21 2016 (1280x719)

 

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Indigo Bunting

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

Indigo Bunting sighting and beautiful photos: sent in May 14, 2016 by Heather Ebbs. Bird seen at feeder Lake Park Road, Beckwith Township, late afternoon approximately 5:30 pm May 14, 2016

Indigo 2 Heather Ebbs

indigo bunting heather ebbs

 

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Harris Hawk seen in Beckwith 

Nature Notebook sighting May 4, 2015, Beckwith.

We received the following very surprising sighting today through the MVFN Nature Notebook email:

“I thought at first, it was a Rough-legged hawk;  I was ten feet from the hawk and it is an immature Harris Hawk.” Sighting sent in by Keith Salisbury on May 5, 2015.

photo provided by Keith Salisbury

Harris Hawk, Keith Salisbury

 

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Clayton, ON

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

“I had my first Rose-breasted Grosbeak yesterday morning (Sunday, May 2) in Clayton at my feeder.” Sighting sent in May 2, 2016 by Brenda Boyd

Rose-breasted grosbeak Boyd

photo by Brenda Boyd

 

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Black-Headed or Rose-breasted Grosbeak?

An MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting:

Location: Sarsfield Road just south of Magladry Road, Ottawa. Time and Date: 2 pm May 1/16 . Conditions: cloudy with a bit of rain. Sighting sent in on May 1, 2016 by Mark Dabrowski.

NOTE: Possibly a very rare (to this area) Black-headed Grosbeak. See our post of a sighting in Pakenham in 2003  ; or an adult female Rose-breasted Grosbeak?

Grosbeak Dubrowski
submitted photo:  Mark Dabrowski
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