Ottawa/Gatineau 10Sep03... Red Knot, Red-necked Phalarope, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Gordon Pringle parula at
Wed Sep 10 13:44:37 EDT 2003


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 10 September 2003
* ONOT0309.10

- Birds mentioned

Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Ruddy Duck
Virginia Rail
Common Moorhen
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Great Horned Owl
Sedge Wren
Northern Parula
Palm Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 10 September 2003
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
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at
            : Chris Lewis
transcriber: Michelle Martin  m.p.martin at
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

A total of 20 species of shorebirds was found on Sept. 7th in a
wide variety of locations such as the Ottawa River, several
eastern sewage lagoons, and the Peterson sod farm on Rideau River
Rd. near Manotick Station.  Highlights were single Black-bellied
Plovers at Bate Island as well as at the sod farm, 2 American
Golden Plovers at the sod farm, 2 juvenile RED KNOTS at the St.
Albert sewage lagoon, 1 juvenile Dunlin at the Casselman lagoon, 1
American Woodcock at a marsh along Munster Rd., 1 Wilson's
Phalarope at St. Albert and 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES at the Embrun
lagoon.  A single Sanderling was still on the sandbar at the east
end of Andrew Haydon Park on the 9th.

The Ruddy Duck count at the Casselman lagoon was raised to 27 on
the 7th, and a very early female Bufflehead has been here since
the 3rd. At the pond on the east side of Moodie Dr. south of the
Trail Rd. Landfill there were several Ring-necked Ducks and 5
early Common Goldeneye on the 7th.  A female Redhead was with a
group of 11 Lesser Scaup at Shirley's Bay on the 9th; 2 Greater
Scaup were also present here on the 7th.

Also from the 7th ..An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was spotted
at the "19th Tee" golf driving range on Carling Ave. 3 Barred and
2 Great Horned Owls were calling in the Munster area in the
vicinity of Bleeks and Conley Rds. around 5:00 AM.  A Sedge Wren
was calling along the path at Moodie Dr. and Corkstown Rd. north
of the Equestrian Park along with a Virginia Rail.  2 Common
Moorhens were seen at St. Albert, and a total of 4 Merlins were
seen hunting at several locations along the Ottawa River and the
eastern lagoons.

13 species of warblers were found in one very active group on the
ridge in the Britannia Conservation Area, including 5 Northern
Parula, 2 Palm and 2 Wilson's Warblers.  No new warbler species
have been reported since the 6th.

The annual OFNC Seedathon was held on Sept. 7th and a total of 122
species were found, including most of those mentioned above.
Another very successful event, and sincere thanks to all who made
pledges to support the Club's bird feeders this year.

Thank  you - Good Birding!

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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