Image: Kaaren Perry
Two years ago, the local birding community was in awe when a local birder spotted a severely misplaced bird not far from our flagship store in picturesque Pakenham, Ontario. About a 15-minute drive from our Almonte location, local birder Ray Holland first spotted the bird in late November of 2015.
His original thought led him to believe it was a Baltimore Oriole, which still would be quite unusual for the area that time of year but being the avid birder he was, Holland continued to dig.
After spending some time consulting his favourite field guides, he soon came to the realization that what he had spotted was far rarer than he had originally thought. Turns out, the Pakenham birder had spotted a Bullock’s Oriole and he immediately took to the internet to announce his discovery.