[Ontbirds] Ottawa, Rideau River, male Barrow's (2) and hybrid Goldeneye

Nicholas von Maltzahn nvmottawa at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 10 15:54:06 EST 2009

This afternoon (Tuesday, ca. 3:00), two male Barrow's Goldeneye were in the Rideau River near the south end of Riverain Park, with a male hybrid nearby, the latter tending more to the Barrow's end of the spectrum (all in full breeding plumage).  These in the midst of numerous Common Goldeneye.


Nick von Maltzahn


Directions: from the 417 take the Riverside/Vanier exit north (just east of the Rideau River).  After several hundred yards go left [west] at the lights on Donald;  continue on Donald to North River Rd. where you turn left [south] and drive to the end;  park;  walk over to the river.  The Goldeneye were seen there this afternoon (but may be found as far downstream [north] as the slack water below the rapids at the tennis club in the middle of Riverain Park).

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