Ottawa/Gatineau 02Aug02... No Western Sandpiper

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Mon Aug 5 13:03:23 EDT 2002


- RBA

* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 02 August 2002
* ONOT0208.02

- Birds mentioned

Peregrine Falcon
Gray Partridge
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
WESTERN SANDPIPER
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Bonaparte's Gull
Red-headed Woodpecker


- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 02 August 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 netcom.ca
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at sympatico.ca
            : Chris Lewis  weewa at primus.ca
transcriber: Michelle Martin  PMMartin at netcom.ca
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca

OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE FRIDAY AUGUST 2 AT 2:30 PM

This is Chris Lewis reporting.

There have been no further reports of the WESTERN SANDPIPER found
at the Winchester sewage lagoons on July 28; however, there were
still several shorebirds present the following day including 9
Common Snipe, a Short-billed Dowitcher and 30 Semipalmated and 20
Least Sandpipers.

Also on the 29th, in a burnt land area off Bayview and Ridley
Roads near Constance Bay, two immature Red-headed Woodpeckers were
seen with the two adults that were first reported here in early
June.

Today, August 2nd, 13 Gray Partridges including several young,
were discovered at the Moffat Farm which is on the east side of
Prince of Wales Dr, south of Meadowlands.

The Peregrine Falcon watch is over for another year with two of
the chicks doing very well.  The third chick unfortunately died on
July 26; there was evidence that he had been experiencing health
problems.

And going back to July 26, 4 adult Sandhill Cranes were seen from
the Alfred bog boardwalk and at the Alfred lagoons that day there
were 3 Bonaparte's Gulls, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 1 Pectoral
Sandpiper, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper as well as numbers of Lesser
Yellowlegs, Common Snipe and Spotted Sandpipers.

Thank-you, good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at magma.ca>



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