[Ontbirds]Ottawa: Red-throated Loons

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 3 18:02:31 EST 2005


Today, November 3,2005 I birded the Ottawa River from Britannia to Shirley's 
Bay. The viewing conditions were excellent with calm waters and I observed 
two Red-throated Loons off Shirley's Bay, 1 adult winter and an immature. 
Also present were 1 Common Loon, 8 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Horned Grebe, 7 
Long-tailed Duck. and 100+ Common Goldeneye.
    At Remic Rapids, a male Barrow's Goldeneye was present in a flock of 50+ 
Common Goldeneye.
Back in Carp the Carolina Wren was very vocal today possible due to the 
milder weather.
                                                            good birding
                                                            Bruce
Bruce Di Labio
400 Donald B. Munro Drive
P.O.Box 538
Carp,Ontario,K0A 1L0
(613)839-4395 Home (613)715-2571 Cell

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Courses and Field Trips
http://www3.sympatico.ca/bruce.dilabio/

Directions: For the Barrow's Goldeneye: take Parkdale Ave. north
from Hwy. 417 to the Western Parkway and travel west turning right off
parkway at Remic Rapids Lookout. You can view the goldeneyes in the
rapids from the lookout.

Directions:Shirley's Bay:  From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the
Moodie Drive exit and turn north (right) on  Moodie Drive and continue to
Carling Ave. Turn left at Carling Ave. and follow Carling to Rifle Road.
Turn right (north) on Rifle Rd. Park at the lot at the end (boat launch).
Walk back to the road, and continue through the gate on the Department of
National Defence property. There is a trail on your right (clearly marked 
with
vehicle "No Entry" signs) which heads into the woods, and, eventually to the
dyke.

**** PLEASE NOTE**** YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE RANGE CONTROL 
OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING THE DYKE AREA-- Call (613) 991-5740 and request 
permission to visit the dyke area for birding.





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