[Ontbirds] Kestrel in greektown

Richard Sigesmund rsigesmund at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 16:34:00 EST 2012


On the northwest corner of Donlands and Danforth there is a church. On the
top of the tall evergreen sits a kestrel.  If near the church you will be
in for a neat urban treat
On Jan 21, 2012 4:18 PM, "David Britton" <brittondavid at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> This morning about 20 participants enjoyed some excellent birding east of
> Ottawa.  The weather was better than expected:  although things began with
> overcast skies and a raw north wind that created wind chills in the -20's,
> the skies soon cleared and the wind dropped for very pleasant birding
> conditions
> The day's birding began under overcast skies scanning gulls flocking in
> the snow-covered fields near the Lafleche Dump, southeast of Casselman.
>  Amongst the numerous Herring and Great Black-backed gulls, 20+ GLAUCOUS
> and 3 ICELAND Gulls were found.
> We continued north through the fields in the Ste-Rose area.  On
> Concessions 20 and 21 we found 4 SNOWY OWLS and 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.  On
> Concession 20 east of Ste-Rose Road, we had small numbers of SNOW BUNTINGS
> and HORNED LARKS on a manure spread and a group of 40 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (a
> very good count for eastern Ontario) feeding on grain screenings in front
> of some silos.
> We continued west and visited #998 Calypso Road, southeast of Limoges.
>  Within 15 minutes everyone had great looks at the VARIED THRUSH.  Along
> with the usual common feeder birds, there were also at least two EVENING
> GROSBEAKS present here.
> We finished the trip on the Rideau River behind the Tennis Club, where we
> were able to easily view the male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE amongst the more
> common wintering ducks.
> Thanks to everyone who participated for making this a very enjoyable
> morning.
> David BrittonOttawa
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