Ottawa/Gatineau 28Nov03... Black-headed Grosbeak, Pembroke Slaty-backed Gull, Harlequin Duck, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Sat Nov 29 13:10:05 EST 2003


- RBA

* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 28 November 2003
* ONOT0311.28

- Birds mentioned

HARLEQUIN DUCK
SLATY-BACKED GULL
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 28 November 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  : Chris Lewis
            : Terry Higgins
            : Colin Bowen  colin.bowen at sympatico.ca
transcriber: Michelle Martin  m.p.martin at sympatico.ca
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca

OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 AT 8 PM

This is Chris Lewis reporting with a double rare bird alert.

A first winter male BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK has been seen coming to
a feeder in the Pakenham area for approximately one week.  It was
seen today, November 28, at around 3:30 pm.  This bird is coming
to a feeder at the property of Bob and Iris Jurmain and it is
requested that anyone interested in seeing this bird please call
ahead to arrange a visit.  The phone number is 613-256-0160.

Also, an immature SLATY-BACKED GULL has been at the Ottawa Valley
Waste Recovery Centre since November 12.  It was still present
here on November 27.  The dump is on county road 56 off highway
41, between Eganville and Pembroke.  Please contact the
authorities at 613-735-7537 and ask for Elizabeth who is
responsible for permission to access the dump.  Permission must be
obtained to enter the site.

In other more local reports, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK has been on
the Rideau River since November 15, behind the Rideau Tennis Club.
This is likely the same bird that has over-wintered in the same
location for the past four years.

Also, the RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER at 6848 McCordick Rd near North
Gower was still seen here on the 27th.

This message will be updated with a more comprehensive report of
bird sightings after the weekend.

Thank-you.  Good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at magma.ca>

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