[Ontbirds] Ottawa - Thayer's Gull, Blackpoll Warbler still present

Patrick Blake pjblake22 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 9 12:40:03 EST 2009


Greetings ONTBirders:
 
The BLACKPOLL WARBLER first reported by Jeff Skevington on Nov. 7 is still present at Dick Bell Park, foraging on the three evergreens nearest the lighthouse.
 
On the shore of the eastern duck pond at Andrew Haydon Park, among a small flock of RING-BILLED GULLS, was a single THAYER'S GULL, I believe to be a 3rd year bird. There were nearly 20 LESSER SCAUP, all female except for one, on the western pond, as well as two male and three female GREEN-WINGED TEAL in their usual places.  On the Ottawa River was a large raft of mostly LESSER SCAUP, with some BUFFLEHEAD and mostly male COMMON GOLDENEYE mixed in.
 
Good birding!
 
DIRECTIONS: (courtesy Jeff Skevington) From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to Greenbank Road exit. Turn north and follow to Carling Ave. Turn left and follow to Andrew Haydon Park (Holly Acres Road) and turn right. Dick Bell Park is just to the west along Carling Ave. 		 	   		  
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