[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 26Jun05... Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Mon Jun 27 15:04:46 EDT 2005


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 26 June 2005
* ONOT0506.26

- Birds mentioned

Pied-billed Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Night-Heron sp.
Ruddy Duck
Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Yellowlegs
Common Tern
Great Horned Owl
Common Nighthawk

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 26 June 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


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

A few interesting reports this past week, considering this is a
very "slow" time of year for birding in the Ottawa area.

This morning, June 26, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was heard and well-
seen at Shirley's Bay, in the woods and near the base of the
causeway.  For permission to access the causeway, please call the
Range Control Office at (613) 991-5740.  Another unusual report
for this time of year in Ottawa was of an adult Red-necked Grebe
on the Ottawa River near Lemieux Island on the 22nd.  An immature
Night-Heron species was also seen on the evening of the 22nd at
Bruce Pit on Cedarview Rd. An unusual location for a pair of
Gadwall at this time of year was the large pond on the east side
of Moodie Dr. south of Trail Rd. on June 19th, and there were also
many Pied-billed Grebes, 9 Ruddy Ducks and 3 Common Terns here the
same day. A Lesser Yellowlegs was seen at the Almonte sewage
lagoons on the 22nd, but otherwise there have been no notable
shorebird reports.

The Great Horned Owlet in the Britannia woods is now huge and
flying quite well on its own, but is still being attended by its
parents. Unfortunately, one of the downtown Peregrine Falcon
offspring seems to have gone astray - the young male of the two
fledglings has not been seen since the 21st, although the young
female appears to be doing very well.  Otherwise, a Common
Nighthawk flying over the Carlington area on the evenings of both
June 24th and 25th was the only other noteworthy report.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Thank you - Good Birding!

- End transcript

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