[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 26Jul04... Red-headed Woodpecker
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Tue Jul 27 13:12:51 EDT 2004
* 26 July 2004
- Birds mentioned
hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 26 July 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
OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE - JUL 26 2004 AT 5:00 PM
This is Chris Lewis reporting.
A very quiet week for bird reports, with the fine summer weather
no doubt preventing any significant migration events.
On July 24th at the Almonte sewage lagoons there were 2 Green
Herons and only a few shorebirds including small numbers of
Killdeer, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted and Least
Sandpipers and one Solitary Sandpiper. Things were also quiet at
the large pond on Moodie Dr. east of the Trail Rd. landfill, with
3 Ring-necked Ducks, a Hooded Merganser, 29 Ruddy Ducks, and 4
Common Terns reported on the 24th and very few shorebirds, mostly
Lesser Yellowlegs and Spotted Sandpipers. A report from the 18th
from this location indicated that there were several Greater
Yellowlegs but they have evidently moved on.
Upland Sandpipers have become locally scarce in recent years;
however, two separate birds were noted during the past week and
both individuals were seen on a number of occasions. One is on
Murphy Side Rd. near Dunrobin, and the other along Magellan's Dr.
east of Drummond.
One of the pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in the old burn area in
Constance Bay was observed chasing off a Northern Flicker on the
20th. Back on the 17th, 2 adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen
in the Arnprior / Pakenham area at the junction of Shaw Rd. and
North Pakenham Concession 12.
Thank you - Good Birding!
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