[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 10Jul06... Caspian Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Palm Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow
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Mon Jul 10 11:53:11 EDT 2006
* 10 July 2006
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date: 10 July 2006
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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
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THE OFNC BIRD STATUS LINE @ 9:30 AM, MONDAY JULY 10, 2006.
This is Chris Lewis reporting.
The past 2 weeks have been, not surprisingly, very slow for bird
reports. From June 26th through the 1st week of July, there were
several sightings of Black-crowned Night-Herons in traditional
areas such as Mud Lake in Britannia and the Rideau River at
Billings Bridge, as well as a pair of Sandhill Cranes in a field
near the Alfred Bog boardwalk, and a total of 5 Green Herons at a
pond in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. On the evening of the 6th,
Sedge Wrens were again noted in the Richmond Fen along the
railroad tracks, and the Mer Bleue area continues to host
"eastern" or "yellow" PALM WARBLERS (2 were seen here on the 8th)
as well as Lincoln's and Clay-coloured Sparrows.
The best recent find was a single CASPIAN TERN on the sandbar in
the Ottawa River at the east end of Andrew Haydon Park on the
evening of the 7th. And the Wild Turkey of Britannia continues to
surprise and amuse local birders and residents - this bird has
made irregular appearances in the Britannia Conservation Area
since early spring, and was most recently spotted on the 9th.
This year's downtown PEREGRINE FALCON Watch will begin on July
16th. With only one chick to monitor, it is hoped that all will
go smoothly, however volunteers are always required and
appreciated. To participate, please contact Falcon Watch
Coordinator Eve Ticknor at 613-737-7551 or e-mail
sandbird at magma.ca or Volunteer Scheduler Melanie Moore at
mmoore0 at sympatico.ca
Thank you - Good Birding!
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