Ottawa/Gatineau 24Nov02... Black-legged Kittiwake

Gordon Pringle parula at
Wed Nov 27 09:35:28 EST 2002


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 24 November 2002
* ONOT0211.24

- Birds mentioned

Red-throated Loon
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Wild Turkey
Purple Sandpiper
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 24 November 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 with a rare bird alert.

Today the 24th at noon, an immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was
seen loafing with the gulls east of Bate Island.  Also seen from
Bate Island today was a Purple Sandpiper on the rocks on the
Québec side of the river.

Other reports from the weekend include the following: from the
Deschenes Rapids today, 2 Red-throated Loons flew over and the
adult male Harlequin Duck is still present here, easily seen from
the Britannia Yacht Club.  The female Harlequin Duck is also still
in the Rideau River between Strathcona Park and the Rideau Tennis

Small numbers of Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged and Black Scoters
and Red-breasted Mergansers remain on the Ottawa River between
Britannia and Andrew Haydon Park.  A female Barrow's Goldeneye was
seen from Bate Island and a male is still present in the Remic

Two Bald Eagles were seen at Andrew Haydon Park on both the 23rd
and the 24th, one an adult and the other immature bird.  The young
eagle is the same bird that has been hanging around this location
as well as Britannia and the Ottawa River Parkway since October

The resident pair of Peregrine Falcons was roosting on the south
face of the R H Coates Building at Tunney's Pasture this weekend.

Six species of gulls were found at the Trail Rd landfill on
November 23 including one 3rd winter Iceland, 3 Glaucous Gulls and
3 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Three late Yellow-rumped Warblers and 2 lingering Song Sparrows
were found along Cassels Rd in the Britannia Conservation Area
over the weekend and going back to the 20th, two Wild Turkeys were
along March Valley Rd, formerly the Fourth Line Rd, between
Klondike and Riddell Rd.

Thank-you.  Good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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