February 2005 Sightings in the Windsor Area
The Great Backyard Bird Count will once again be sweeping the continent, February 18-21. This year's theme is "North America's Great Backyard". People across North America are encouraged to count the birds in their backyards and report them over the Internet, as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), one of the world's largest volunteer efforts of its kind. In addition to its value as a research study, the GBBC allows people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate birds and provide vital information about North America's birds.
Monday, February 28: Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and Ring-billed Gulls have become more widespread over the past week and another Great Horned Owl nest was found on February 26. The first groundhog of the year was seen today.
Randy and Robert Horvath discovered a pair of Ross's Geese on the Detroit River on February 26. They were next to Peche Island and visible from Lakeview Marina.
Wednesday, February 16: We have more signs of spring being reported at Ojibway. Northern Cardinals are now singing daily around the nature centre and Pussy Willow buds are starting to expand. The first reported Striped Skunk of the season was seen February 14, the first Eastern Chipmunk on February 16 and the first Great Horned Owl nest on February 13.
Saturday, February 5: Signs of spring were very evident during today's outing along the upper portion of the Detroit River. Highlights included:
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Information last updated : 28 February 2005
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