[Ontbirds] OFO outing -Ottawa and west

Jeff Skevington jeff_skevington at yahoo.ca
Sat Sep 5 19:55:46 EDT 2009

Hello Ontbirders,

Today's OFO outing in the Ottawa area went well. 22 people participated over the course of the day. The weather was a bit too nice for birding (sunny and at least 24 degrees), but it was great to be out. We started our day at Mud Lake (Britannia) where there were several small flocks of warblers - we ended up with 18 species of warblers today. We then went to Andrew Haydon Park and had great looks at a Solitary Sandpiper (with a Northern Waterthrush running on the mud in the same field of view), a Green Heron and the Brant that has been around all summer. At Shirley's Bay we walked to the end of the dike. The highlights were a Palm Warbler and good views of a Blackpoll Warbler (one of several seen). We then headed further west, stopping along March Valley Road and Berry Side Road. At the latter we had a small family of Ruffed Grouse together with a Snowshoe Hare. A pair of American Kestrels were in their usual place as we drove over to Constance Creek
 (off Thomas Dolan Road) and to our final spot, the Bill Mason Centre (near Dunrobin). The highlight along the Bill Mason Centre trail was a Philadelphia Vireo.

A summary of the day's list (via ebird) is below:

Observation date:     9/5/09
Number of species:     86

Brant     1
Canada Goose     70
Wood Duck     10
Gadwall     2
American Wigeon     8
American Black Duck     4
Mallard     50
Blue-winged Teal     10
Green-winged Teal     8
Hooded Merganser     2
Ruffed Grouse     4
Wild Turkey     3
Pied-billed Grebe     2
Double-crested Cormorant     140
Great Blue Heron     5
Turkey Vulture     6
Osprey     5
Bald Eagle     1
Northern Harrier     1
Sharp-shinned Hawk     1
Cooper's Hawk     3
Red-tailed Hawk     1
American Kestrel     2
Merlin     2
Killdeer     1
Spotted Sandpiper     2
Solitary Sandpiper     1
Lesser Yellowlegs     1
Wilson's Snipe     1
Ring-billed Gull     100
Herring Gull     45
Great Black-backed Gull     30
Rock Pigeon     1
Mourning Dove     2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     1
Belted Kingfisher     5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     3
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     4
Pileated Woodpecker     4
Eastern Wood-Pewee     1
Least Flycatcher     1
Eastern Phoebe     6
Blue-headed Vireo     2
Warbling Vireo     6
Philadelphia Vireo     1
Red-eyed Vireo     7
Blue Jay     8
American Crow     30
Common Raven     4
Barn Swallow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     20
White-breasted Nuthatch     4
Brown Creeper     1
American Robin     4
Gray Catbird     3
European Starling     8
Cedar Waxwing     25
Nashville Warbler     14
Northern Parula     2
Chestnut-sided Warbler     3
Magnolia Warbler     4
Black-throated Blue Warbler     3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)     20
Black-throated Green Warbler     8
Blackburnian Warbler     1
Pine Warbler     2
Palm Warbler     1
Bay-breasted Warbler     4
Blackpoll Warbler     5
Black-and-white Warbler     1
American Redstart     4
Ovenbird     2
Northern Waterthrush     2
Common Yellowthroat     3
Wilson's Warbler     2
Scarlet Tanager     2
Chipping Sparrow     12
Song Sparrow     4
Swamp Sparrow     3
White-throated Sparrow     8
Northern Cardinal     1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak     8
Common Grackle     2
American Goldfinch     6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/canada)

 Thanks to all who came out today!

Jeff Skevington

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