A few interesting sightings from 2017
January. A couple of Flying Squirrels
May. A Northern Cardinal
near Charlottetown. Uncommon for PEI. There were just 15 sightings of cardinals
on ebird between 2010 and 2017. (More common birds like yellow-rumped warblers have hundreds of sightings in the same time frame).
Also in May. Two sightings of White-crowned Sparrows
in the same week. There were just 14 sightings of white-crowned sparrows
June. A great shot of a fledgling Great Horned Owl
. (18 ebird sightings since 2010
July. A nesting pair of Eastern Bluebirds
. (the rarest of these perching birds,
only 8 ebird sightings
July 12th. A great shot of a pileated woodpecker.
September. Our first Eastern Newt
. We've had sightings of all three kinds of salamanders
over the last year.
November. A wayward pelican
stayed for a while in Black Pond.
There were many other interesting observations, like this pair of gray jays
, a picture of a cute weasel
, three sandhill cranes in flight
, a really nice pic of a garter snake
, our third observation of a Smooth Green Snake
, this Blinded Sphinx Moth
with bright eye spots, a pink and yellow Rosy Maple Moth
, a turkey vulture
soaring around O'Leary, and finally our provincial flower the Pink Lady Slipper
You can see all these selected species on the map