Saturday, January 16, 2010

Algonquin Park Bird report

Reports this week included:

Spruce Grouse: One along Spruce Bog Boardwalk on January 9.

Black-backed Woodpecker: One along Spruce Bog Boardwalk on January 9.
Another was 300 m north of the bridge on Opeongo Road on January 12.

Gray Jay: present at Visitor Centre feeder, Opeongo Road at the gate and at
the bridge, and Spruce Bog Boardwalk, ALSO FOUR BIRDS AT MEW LAKE CAMPGROUND.

Boreal Chickadee: three along Spruce Bog Boardwalk on January 9.

White-throated Sparrow: one still at the Visitor Centre feeder.

Pine Grosbeak: female last seen at the Visitor Centre feeder on January 11.

Pine Siskin: last seen at Visitor Centre feeders with goldfinches on January

American Goldfinch: Numbers at Visitor Centre feeders still growing, with
100 plus on January 12.

All week off and on Evening Grosebecks at the Algonquin Inn feeders.

Two martens continue to come to the Visitor Centre feeders, but with no
predictable timing. They eat suet and black sunflower seed. AND TWO AT MEW LAKE CAMPGROUND.

Moose are being observed regularly along Highway 60, especially near dawn
and dusk. Some bulls have not shed their antlers yet.

We would appreciate receiving your bird observations for our Visitor
Centre records.

Ron Tozer
Algonquin Park Naturalist (retired)
Dwight, ON

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