[Ontbirds] Correction - Ottawa/Gatineau 24 JUNE 09 - weekly update

Christina Lewis hagenius at primus.ca
Wed Jun 24 09:45:02 EDT 2009


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 OOOPS! THE DATE SHOULD BE 24 JUNE 2009 (GOOD SPOTTING BY FRED
HELLEINER - YES, I WISH IT WAS MAY TOO!) 

	CHRIS LEWIS 

	Ottawa, ON hagenius at primus.ca [1] 

	Ontario 
 Ottawa/Gatineau 
 24 June 2009 
 Hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club 
 Phone number: 613-860-9000 
 For the Bird Status Line PRESS * (star) 
 To report bird sightings PRESS 1 (one) 
 Rare bird alerts are now included in the introductory message 
 Coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Canada National Capital Region) E.
Ontario, W. 
 Quebec 
 Compiler & transcriber: Chris Lewis hagenius at primus.ca [2] 
 At 7:00 am, Wednesday June 24, 2009 this is Chris Lewis reporting. 
 It was a week of typically slow summer birding, but with a few
surprises. 
 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS in Quebec were the local highlights - one was
discovered 
 on June 21st along Lac des Loups Rd. north of Quyon and was still
present as 
 of the 23rd, and another found farther west along the Ottawa River
on Ile 
 aux Allumettes a few weeks ago was also seen again on the 23rd. 
 The first of the two young Peregrine Falcons successfully fledged
from the 
 nest on the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Ottawa on the 16th and
the 2nd 
 took flight on the 21st. Updates on the Peregrines' progress can be
found 
 on the OFNC web site at www.ofnc.ca [3] To volunteer for the Falcon
Watch please 
 contact Nancy Scott at ottawa.falconwatch at gmail.com [4] or phone
613-946-7847 or 
 613-253-1490. You may also contact Falcon Watch cordinator Eve
Ticknor at 
 edticknor at sympatico.ca [5] 
 Back on the 16th a single Snow Goose was a late lingerer at the
Embrun 
 sewage lagoons and a pair of Northern Pintails was a bit of surprise
here as 
 well. Four female Wild Turkeys in a field north of Quyon were
surprised by 
 passersby on the 22nd. Although the small Double-crested Cormorant
colony on 
 the Ottawa River near Lemieux Island remains restricted to one small
islet, 
 the number of nests has grown to at least 18, and a pair of Herring
Gulls 
 among the breeding Ring-billed Gulls at this location remains a
mystery - 
 they have shown up every year since the cormorants started nesting
here four 
 years ago but no young have ever been seen. An adult and a juvenile 
 Black-crowned Night Heron were seen together at Mud Lake in
Britannia on the 
 21st. An Upland Sandpiper was seen along Ferry Rd. near Fitzroy
Harbour on 
 the 22nd - no real surprise as the habitat is ideal for this
species. 
 Many of our breeding songbirds were again widely reported, and it
seems that 
 Pine Siskins are not gone yet - a few singletons were noted flying
over 
 residential areas, and a couple of loyal customers were still
visting 
 feeders in Cumberland last week. 
 Thank you - Good Birding! 
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