[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 06Jun04... Yellow Rail, No Lazuli Bunting

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Sun Jun 6 20:33:20 EDT 2004


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 06 June 2004
* ONOT0406.06

- Birds mentioned

American Bittern
Least Bittern
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-billed Cuckoo
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Towhee

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 06 June 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 sympatico.ca
transcriber: Michelle Martin  m.p.martin at sympatico.ca
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

Most of the expected spring migrants have moved through our region
and breeding birds are now on territory.

With regard to rare birds locally, the LAZULI BUNTING in Bells
Corners was last reported on the evening of May 31st but not since
then.  A BREWSTER'S WARBLER was seen and heard singing along the
railway line well east of the railroad trestle over Huntmar Dr.
north of Richardson Side Rd. west of Kanata on June 6th.  A Blue-
gray Gnatcatcher was found on June 1st near the boat launch at
Rosenes and Gibeault Streets in Deschenes on the Quebec side.
Seven Red-necked Phalaropes were on the Ottawa River east of
Deschenes the same evening, and another Red-necked Phalarope was
in the southwest cell of the Embrun sewage lagoons on the morning
of June 6.

Two American Bitterns were in the marsh west of Moodie Drive
between Nortel and the Equestrian Park on the morning of the 6th,
and a Least Bittern was heard here in the early morning of April
29th.  At least 6 Marsh Wrens were singing in this location on May

An adult Black-crowned Night-Heron was at the east end of Mud Lake
in Britannia and 24 Bonaparte's Gulls were at the Deschenes rapids
on the 6th. Nine Ruddy Ducks and an American Coot were seen in the
large pond on the east side of Moodie Dr. south of the Trail Rd.
landfill on the 6th as well.

A visit to the Richmond fen on the night of June 4th produced 2
YELLOW RAILS and 4 Sedge Wrens. Two territorial male Sedge Wrens
have also been singing in the Morris Island area in the large fen
along Logger's Way between DeWolfe Rd. and Lighthouse Lane for at
least the past 10 days.

Also of local interest are nesting Ospreys - the nests at Fitzroy
Harbour and along the Thomas Dolan Parkway at Constance Creek both
have young. Several Black-billed Cuckoos and Eastern Towhees were
present in the Carp hills along the Thomas Dolan Parkway on the
6th, and 16 breeding species of warblers were found in Gatineau
Park on June 4th, mainly in the vicinity of the Huron and Western
trail network.

Thank you - Good Birding!

- End transcript

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