[Ontbirds] Ottawa - Brant, Scoters & Cackling Geese

Patrick Blake pjblake22 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 9 14:12:00 EST 2011

The two BRANT continue at Andrew Haydon Park, located around the western duck pond.  Two CACKLING GEESE were also found with a little difficulty amid many dozens of CANADA GEESE on the western pond.  On the Ottawa River, viewable with binoculars or a scope, three SURF SCOTERS and one BLACK SCOTER were visible from shore.

Before leaving the park, I saw an adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK fly overhead, heading westward, with several crows in hot pursuit.

Good birding!


DIRECTIONS: Andrew Haydon Park is on Carling Avenue in the west end of Ottawa; the entrance is at Carling and Holly Acres.

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