Ottawa/Gatineau 09Aug02... Red-headed Woodpecker

Gordon Pringle parula at
Sat Aug 10 20:25:22 EDT 2002


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 09 August 2002
* ONOT0208.09

- Birds mentioned

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 09 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
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at
            : Chris Lewis  weewa at
transcriber: Michelle Martin  PMMartin at
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

On Sunday August 4, two Black-crowned Night-Herons, one adult and
one immature, were at the east end of Mud Lake in the Britannia
Conservation Area.  A couple of the eastern sewage lagoons on the
5th, the water levels were still high and shorebirds were almost
nonexistent but there were 10 male Ruddy Ducks at Casselman and at
Embrun there were 2 Wood Ducks, 4 Blue-winged Teal, 1 female
Gadwall, 4 Ruddy Ducks, 2 Hooded Mergansers as well as 2 adult
American Coots with 3 small, downy young.

Shorebird habitat at the High Falls Conservation area in Casselman
remains excellent and on the 5th there were 20 Killdeer, 1 Greater
Yellowlegs, approximately 70 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Spotted
Sandpipers, 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers and approximately 60 Least

Canada Geese are beginning to gather.  Several were present on the
Andrew Haydon Park east on the 7th and 275 were noted in a field
along Moodie Drive, south of the 417.  There were also 2 immature
Bonaparte's Gulls on the sand spit at Andrew Haydon the same day.

Two adults and one of the juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were
observed in the Constance Bay burnt area off Whistler Rd which is
off Ritchie Rd on the 7th.  The adults at least were still present
on the 9th.  Apologies for the previous bird status line message
which gave the road name as Ridley rather than Ritchie.

And finally, the habitat west of the dyke Shirley's Bay contains
no mudflats yet but the water is very shallow at the base of the
dyke and 3 Greater Yellowlegs and 32 Lesser Yellowlegs were
present at the base of the dyke on August 8.

Thank-you, good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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