Simcoe County Bird and Nature Board. POSTS MUST INCLUDE FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS OR THEY WILL BE DELETED FROM THE BOARD. Banners at top of page cannot be blocked but are not part of the page. BOB BOWLES

Yesterday (March 4, afternoon), my daughter and I observed on our property at Orkney Beach an animal,which we identified to be a Marten. It was a short observation: about 30 seconds as it came trudging through the snow from a cedar hedge, around our feeder, and then disappeared underneath a stand holding our kayaks and canoe. At first I thought it was a weird-looking cat. But we don't see cats here even in the summer. Our identification of the animal was confirmed again today with a slightly shorter observation. It had a cat-like face, yellowish fur, bushy tail but slightly smaller than a cat. We have squirrels and occasional rabbits (and signs of mice) also feeding at the base of the feeder. A couple of weeks ago I found some pieces of fur which suggested to me an animal kill.


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