Ottawa/Gatineau 18Jan04... No Almonte Northern Hawk Owl

Gordon Pringle parula at
Wed Jan 21 14:11:36 EST 2004


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 18 January 2004
* ONOT0401.18

- Birds mentioned

Wood Duck
Northern Harrier
Peregrine Falcon
Gray Partridge
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
Bohemian Waxwing
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Grosbeak
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 18 January 2004
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
transcriber: Michelle Martin  m.p.martin at
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

The first report in the region of Red Crossbills comes from the
Larose Forest today, the 18th.  A group of 9 was seen along the
main road through the forest at the snowmobile trail west of the
Army Surplus site.

Flocks of up to 50 White-winged Crossbills were seen in the Larose
and Cumberland Forests and other areas east of Ottawa on the 18th
as well.

Other noteworthy birds from the past week were: 50 Bohemian
Waxwings on Rifle Rd at Shirley's Bay parking lot on the 12th and
2 Hoary Redpolls among approximately 30 Common Redpolls at the
Hilda Rd feeder on the 17th.  The Common Redpolls included 2 of
the Greater or Greenland subspecies, also on the 17th.

The only Snowy Owls reported so far this year were 2 birds
reported east of Casselman on the 13th in the vicinity of
Concession 20 and County Rd 8.  Two flocks of Gray Partridge and 3
Short-eared Owls were in this area as well.  A male Wood Duck is
still on the Rideau River south of the tennis club.

A male Northern Harrier was hunting along Earl Armstrong Rd south
of the International Airport on the 12th, along with 2 Short-eared

Both of the resident Peregrine Falcons are being seen regularly on
the R H Coates Building at Tunney's Pasture.

A White-throated Sparrows and 10 Dark-eyed Juncos are regular at a
feeder on Belair Dr in Nepean.  15 Pine Grosbeaks were seen along
March Valley Rd near Klondike Rd on the 16th.

Birds not reported for at least are the NORTHERN HAWK OWL west of
Almonte, last reported on the 10th, and the Black-backed
Woodpecker and the Boreal Chickadee on the trail between Kerwin
and Riddell Rds, last reported on January 4.

Thank-you.  Good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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