[Ontbirds]Kittiwakes, Gannets, Fulmar

Jean Iron jeaniron at sympatico.ca
Fri Aug 8 09:09:05 EDT 2008


In addition to recent sightings of Black-legged Kittiwakes in Ottawa, 
there have been kittiwakes at Quebec City, Montreal (Beauharnois), 
and several on Lake Champlain, including an adult. Michel Gosselin 
tells me that there were strong northeast winds in the St. Lawrence 
estuary in the last few days, with many Northern Gannets and a 
Northern Fulmar east of Quebec City. Yesterday 2 Northern Gannets 
were well upriver at Trois-Rivieres between Quebec City and Montreal. 
Conditions are ideal for seabirds to funnel up the St. Lawrence River 
into Lake Ontario. Van Wagners Beach in Hamilton could be the place 
next time the wind is from the east.

Ron Pittaway
Toronto/Minden



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