Ottawa/Gatineau 15Feb04... Barrow's Goldeneye, Gray Partridge, Red Crossbill

Gordon Pringle parula at
Mon Feb 16 20:30:17 EST 2004


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 15 February 2004
* ONOT0402.15

- Birds mentioned

Bald Eagle
Wild Turkey
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Horned Lark
Bohemian Waxwing
Northern Shrike
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 15 February 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.

For the second time this year, RED CROSSBILLS were found in the
Larose Forest east of Ottawa.  Five birds were found in two
different locations along the main road through the forest.

In other reports of interest, two male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE are
still at Remic Rapids as of February 9, as well as 1 Iceland and
17 Glaucous Gulls here the same day, among mostly Great Black-
backed Gulls.

On the 15th, 2 Bald Eagles were seen along the Eardley-Masham road
at the base of the Eardley Escarpment in the Gatineau Hills north
of highway 148.

GRAY PARTRIDGES were reported from two locations last week, 6 on
Rushmore Rd east of Eagleson Rd on the 11th and 13 east of
Casselman, near exit 34 off highway 417.

4 Wild Turkeys have been seen a number of times at the Ottawa Duck
Club feeders at the end of March Valley Rd near Riddell Rd.  On
the 14th and 15th some rather interesting behaviour was noted among
these birds.  At least one of the males was leaping up and
knocking seeds out from one of the feeders which the others
proceeded to feed on.

A Barred Owl was observed on both February 8 and 9 along March
Valley Rd west of Klondike Rd.  6 Short-eared Owls are still
present along the Earl Armstrong Rd between the S-curve and
Bowesville Rd, most recently seen on the evening of the 14th.

Northern Shrikes were reported from a wide variety of locations,
both east and west of Ottawa last week.  This may indicate another
movement of these birds into our region from the south.

Bohemian Waxwings also continue to be seen in the rural areas west
of Ottawa, particularly Shirley's Bay and near Dunrobin.

Field birds included approximately 10 Lapland Longspurs with about
100 Snow Buntings and 10 Horned Larks in the vicinity of Frank
Kenney and Regimbald and French Hill Rds on the 15th.

Thank-you.  Good birding.

- End transcript

Gordon Pringle <parula at>

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