[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - 2 Feb 2012 - recent reports

bob cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 2 23:06:26 EST 2012

2 February 2012

Hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Phone number: 613-860-9000
For the Bird Status Line PRESS * (star)
To report bird sightings PRESS 1 (one)
Coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Canada National Capital Region)
E. Ontario,W. Quebec
Compiler & transcriber: Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com or sightings at ofnc.ca

The adult male VARIED THRUSH was last reported on January 27th at the feeders on Calypso road east of Ottawa (east of Limoges). 
Some of the most interesting lingering birds have been;
- AMERICAN ROBINS continue to be present all over the Ottawa/Gatineau area 
- a male NORTHERN PINTAIL continues on the open water at the Manotick mill/dam
- a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD continues at the Hilda feeders
- a WINTER WREN and a BELTED KINGFISHER were seen from the ridge at the Britannia Conservation area on January 29th
- the CAROLINA WREN continues to be seen along the fence on the west side of the Britannia Conservation area 

The Eardley-Masham Road in Quebec continues to be very active. RED CROSSBILLS, PINE SISKINS, PURPLE FINCHES, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and RUFFED GROUSE a regularly being seen. 
Some of the more interesting seasonal birds have been; 
- BALD EAGLES at several locations
- BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at many locations
- single GOLDEN EAGLES were seen on January 29th from Therrien road (just east of the Eardley-Masham road) and on February 2nd from the Eardley-Masham road 
- a female BLACK-BACKED WP, 8 EVENING GROSBEAKS and several WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen on January 26th in the area of the Calypso road feeders
- an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from the Lafleche dump road east of Casselman on January 29th
- WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and HOUSE FINCHES were seen in Crystal Beach on January 29th 
- 11 GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen on February 1st near the intersection of Kinburn Side Road and Moore's Road
Thank you for your bird observations,
Good Birding

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