February 2001 Sightings
The nature centre is coordinating efforts for the new Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Project in the local area. Great Horned Owls nest in February so it is not too early to start atlassing your favorite woodlot or park. more information
Tuesday, February 27: Phone line problems have prevented us from providing frequent updates to this page. Many signs of spring have been reported over the past two weeks:
Song Sparrows and House Finches singing Feb 15/16
Red-winged Blackbirds singing at the centre on Feb 19
Pussy Willows showing their distinctive white catkin tips on Feb 20
First Eastern Chipmunk at the nature centre feeders Feb 22
Striped Skunk d.o.r by centre on Feb 23
Large influx of Ring-billed Gulls, Red-winged Blackbirds and Canada Geese on Feb 26
Snowy Owl flying over Rendezvous Crt (east edge of Windsor near Riverside Drive) By Dave D'Hondt on Feb 26
12 male American Robins in LaSalle on Feb 27
Wednesday, February 07: A male Mourning Dove was heard calling this morning from the sunny edge of the woods by the nature centre.
Sunday, February 04: Over 500 people attended Ojibway's Winter Festival today. The event included special exhibits, free snacks, bake sale, kids activities, birdseed sale and a winter scavenger hunt.
The photo on this month's page was taken on Ojibway's outing to the nature centre at Kensington Metro Park, northwest of Detroit. Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and a White-breasted Nuthatch fed from our hands while we walked along the forest trails.
Friday, February 02: Two Fox Sparrows continue to visit the feeders at the nature centre. A Chipping Sparrrow was noted at Paul Pratt's feeder this morning. Carinals, Black-capped Chickadees and Tufted Titmice are singing spring songs on mild days and cottontails are activly involved in courtship and mating activity.
Information last updated: 28 February 2001
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