[Ontbirds]Ottawa/Gatineau 25May07... (Corrected Date) Glossy Ibis, Marbled Godwit, Red-necked Phalarope, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Palm Warbler

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Sat May 26 11:40:57 EDT 2007


* Ontario
* Ottawa/Gatineau
* 25 May 2007
* ONOT0705.25

- Birds mentioned

Snow Goose
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Ruddy Duck
Red-necked Grebe
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Philadelphia Vireo
Sedge Wren
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Lincoln's Sparrow
Indigo Bunting

- Transcript

hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
date: 25 May 2007
number: 613-860-9000
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coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Can. Nat. Capital Reg.), E.Ont., W.Que.
compiler & transcriber: Chris Lewis  hagenius at primus.ca
internet: Gordon Pringle  parula at magma.ca


This is Chris Lewis reporting.

Another interesting week with lots of reports of bird activity, both 
in and outside of the
Ottawa-Gatineau 50k circle.

The St-Isidore and Alfred sewage lagoons (both "outside") were very 
A MARBLED GODWIT found at St-Isidore on the 20th lingered until at least the
25th; the same or another was discovered at Alfred on the 23rd as well.  Alfred
also hosted a very late Snow Goose, other waterfowl here included 9 Redhead
and over 75 Ruddy Ducks, and numerous shorebirds were present at both sites,
with both Black-bellied and American Golden Plover in breeding plumage
being new arrivals at St-Isidore on the 25th.

Within the 50k, a GLOSSY IBIS at the Casselman sewage lagoons may finally be
heading in the right direction. A bird discovered here on the 20th ( 
Not the 21st
as in the previous posting) is probably
the same one that turned up farther south at the Winchester sewage lagoons
on the 23rd and was last seen heading south again that afternoon.  Twelve
species of shorebirds at Winchester on the 23rd included 5 
Black-bellied Plovers,
1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 6 Wilson's Phalaropes and 1
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.  Of our expected spring migrants, only Semipalmated
Sandpipers have yet to be reported.

The Ottawa River attracted several water birds on the 22nd.  200 White-winged
Scoters and 8 Long-tailed Ducks were at Shirley's Bay, 26 White-winged Scoters
and 9 Red-necked Grebes were seen from the Britannia filtration plant, and 100
Brant were at Constance Bay on the 24th.  Also, in the village of Constance
Bay, in the old burn area off Whistler St., 3 adult Red-headed Woodpeckers
were observed here on the 23rd.  Another pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers
has returned to the Pakenham area near Shaw Rd. and 12th Concession N as
of the 25th.

Visits to other "traditional" breeding areas produced several reports of
Black-billed Cuckoo, Golden-winged Warbler and Eastern Towhee mainly in the
Carp hills along the Thomas Dolan Parkway.  A report of a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
came from this area on the 21st.  A colony of Sedge Wrens is back near #4104
Torbolton Ridge Rd as of the 22nd.  Gatineau Park and the Lac Lablanche area
on the Quebec side were as usual good locations for Philadelphia Vireo and
Mourning Warbler.  Two "yellow" PALM WARBLERS and a few Lincoln's Sparrows are
also back on territory in the Mer Bleue near the conservation area boardwalk.

Passerines in transit included Philadelphia Vireo and Indigo Bunting 
at Britannia,
a Gray-cheeked Thrush along the Ottawa River Parkway near Tunney's Pasture
on the 23rd and a large number of Swainson's Thrushes heard in flight in the
wee hours of the 24th.  A good selection of warblers continued to be noted in
Britannia and other locations during the week including Bay-breasted,
Blackpoll, Wilson's and Canada.

Thank you - Good Birding!

- End transcript

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