[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 20Feb05... Townsend's Solitaire, Northern HawkBarrow's Goldeneye

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Sun Feb 20 21:59:31 EST 2005


- RBA

* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 20 February 2005
* ONOT0502.20

- Birds mentioned

Trumpeter Swan
Greater Scaup
Common Goldeneye
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Bufflehead
GRAY PARTRIDGE
Wild Turkey
Snowy Owl
NORTHERN HAWK OWL
GREAT GRAY OWL
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
Horned Lark
Tufted Titmouse
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 20 February 2005
number: 613-860-9000
for the status line : press 2
for rare bird alerts: press 1
to report a sighting: press #
coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Can. Nat. Capital Reg.), E.Ont., W.Que.
compiler   : Chris Lewis  hagenius at primus.ca
transcriber: Chris Lewis  hagenius at primus.ca
internet   : Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca

OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE - FEB 20 2005 AT 7:00 PM

This is Chris Lewis reporting.

Despite the mid-February doldrums, some quality birds were
reported.  At Remic rapids on the Ottawa River there was a male
Greater Scaup and 2 male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the 17th.  A male
Bufflehead at the Deschenes rapids the same day is likely the same
bird that has been occasionally seen here since mid-December.  A
hybrid male Barrow's X Common Goldeneye has been seen on the
Rideau River behind the Rideau Tennis Club since at least the 6th
and is still present.  Farther south along the Rideau at the
Narrow's lock near Crosby, up to 7 Trumpeter Swans have been
reported since the 11th.

The 12 GRAY PARTRIDGE at the northeast corner of Moodie & Brophy
Dr. were still present here on the 19th.  On the 17th, 5 Wild
Turkeys were at the Duck Club feeders on March Valley at Riddell
Rd. and 4 were on Corkstown Rd. near the Ottawa Municipal
Campground.  Back on the 13th, 7 Wild Turkeys were at Dunrobin Rd.
& Kilmaurs Side Rd.

Two Snowy Owls continue to be reported from the Eagleson &
Fallowfield Rd. area, the NORTHERN HAWK OWL at ski trails #29 and
#5 at the southeast end of Gatineau Park is still hanging in, and
several GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen over the week in many of the
previously reported areas.

On the 16th there was a male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER along the
trail off Kerwin Rd. west of Kanata.  A Tufted Titmouse reported
from the Almonte area back in December is still coming to a
backyard feeder, and was most recently seen on the 19th.  Please
contact the property owner, Rod Goodwin at256-0551, as the feeders
must be viewed from inside the house.  The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE in
Rothwell Heights was last reported on the 13th but is likely still
in the neighbourhood.

Bohemian Waxwing sightings continue to increase, with flocks of
varying sizes seen this past week in Gatineau Park as well as west
of Ottawa.  20 Cedar Waxwings were on March Valley Rd. on the
17th. Horned Lark and Snow Bunting reports have also begun to
increase; good numbers were found in the Casselman area on the
18th, and 6 Lapland Longspurs were seen in 3 locations in the
vicinity of Concessions #20 and #21 near Ste-Rose St.

Thank you - Good birding!

- End transcript



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