Ottawa/Gatineau 02Jul02 Caspian Tern, Sandhill Crane

Gordon Pringle parula at
Sun Jul 7 16:03:44 EDT 2002


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 02 July 2002
* ONOT0207.02

- Birds mentioned

Common Loon
Ruddy Duck
Gray Partridge
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Black-billed Cuckoo
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Indigo Bunting
Rufous-sided Towhee
Vesper Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 02 July 2002
number: 613-860-9000 press 2
to report: 613-860-9000 press #
coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Can. Nat. Capital Reg.), E.Ont., W.Que.
compilers  : Bev McBride  bmcbride at
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at
            : Chris Lewis  weewa at
transcriber: Michelle Martin  PMMartin at
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

Another quiet week for reports, no doubt both birds and birders have
just being trying to keep cool during the recent heat wave.

On Monday July 1, a CASPIAN TERN flew over the Ottawa River flew over
the Morris Island Conservation Area, and a Golden-crowned Kinglet,
an uncommon local breeding species was singing along Loggers' Way
in the Morris Island area as well.  A CASPIAN TERN was also
reported flying over Parc Brebeuf in Hull Quebec around 7 pm the
same day.

On the 30th, along Huntmar Rd west of Kanata, there were Indigo
Buntings and Common Snipe displaying and an Eastern Towhee was
heard along the Thomas Dolan Parkway in the Carp hills, west of

A report from the eastern sewage lagoons on June 28 indicates that
the water levels are very high.  A few species of note were
observed including 1 Redhead, 14 Ruddy Ducks and 2 Gray Partridge
at Alfred and 12 Ruddy Ducks and 2 Gray Partridge at Casselman, 2
Ruddy Ducks, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and 5 Wilson's Phalaropes are

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen on the 28th, feeding in a ploughed
field on the west side of Milton Rd, north of Perreault.  On the
evening of the 28th, at Cambrian and Trail Rd south of Bell's Corners,
there were 3 Vesper Sparrows and along Campbell Rd off Montagu Boundary
Rd, there were Upland Sandpipers and Common Snipe and numerous
field and scrub-land birds including Gray Catbirds, Brown
Thrashers, Vesper Sparrows, Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks.  Two
Upland Sandpipers were also found along Limebank Rd on June 23 and
Gray Catbirds and Vesper Sparrows were along Leitrim Rd on June 27.

A Common Loon was in Dow's Lake on the 27th as well.

Going back to June 24, a pair of Black-billed Cuckoos were seen and
heard calling to each other along - believe it or not - Cuckoo's
Nest Rd off Fallowfield Rd.

And finally, there was a report on Canada Day of a Chukar feeding in
a backyard on Baden Ave in Gloucester, south of Huntclub and west
of Albion Rd.  This is likely an escaped bird from one of many
local game-bird breeders.

Stay cool and good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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