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MVFN Nature Notebook 2018

“Every year the Trumpeter Swans return to Lanark County and often some stop in Carleton Place.  This year was no exception when 2 Trumpeters arrived on the river at Centennial Park on Feb 23rd.  Michel Gauthier emailed me and I arrived with two new birders to Carleton Place, Miles and Riley.  For these 6 year-old birders it was their first views of a Trumpeter Swan.

We were joined by Michel as well as Mike Jaques for excellent views.  There could be more arrivals in March as they enjoy stopping along the river at this time of year.  They can also often be found at Lake Christie, on Rideau River near Smiths Falls and on McGowan Lake past Perth.”

Iain Wilkes, Carleton Place

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MVFN Nature Notebook: Trumpeter Swans, Otters, Clayton Lake

Recent Sighting received March 31st, 2017 from Howard and Mary Robinson:

“We had more bird species around Clayton again on Thursday March 30th. There was a pair of Trumpeter Swans and several pairs of geese near the dam in Clayton. A pair of Otters fishing and eating on the ice with the birds being entertained. There is not much open water on the lake so this wildlife is visible near the dam.

A Red Shouldered hawk returned to the area and we saw our first Turkey Vulture of season in our the area flying at our property.”

The Robinson’s have sent in some very stunning photos! Thank you.

IMG_3604A Otter and Canada Geese - Clayton Village


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