[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - 26 July 2012 - Recent Reports

Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 26 17:47:23 EDT 2012



Ontario/Quebec
Ottawa/Gatineau
26 July 2012

Hotline: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Phone number: 613-860-9000
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Coverage: Ottawa/Gatineau (Canada National Capital Region)
E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler & transcriber Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com or sightings at ofnc.ca

Increasing numbers of shorebirds have been seen this week.
A WESTERN SANDPIPER, reported by two observers July 16th, was reported by another observer at the Russell Lagoon on July 25th. Contrary to my report last week there are four July records for this species in this area; 17th 2005 at Shirleys Bay, 19th 2009 Almonte lagoon, 28th 2002 Winchester lagoon and 28th 2006 on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River at Brebeuf Park.
 
Varying numbers of shorebirds have been seen all week at;
- Shirleys Bay, on July 24th there were; 8 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 15 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 7 LEAST SANDPIPER, 10 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 STILT SANDPIPER and numbers of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS 
- St. Albert lagoon, the south cell, on the same day; 190 GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 150 LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 2 STILT SANDPIPER, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE, 2 SANDERLING, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 or 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and many SPOTTED SANDPIPERS
- Russell lagoon, small numbers of; GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 STILT SANDPIPER, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER and numbers of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS 
- Embrun lagoon on July 25th; a few GREATER and 10 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 10 LEAST and 4 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 3 SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 3 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS (and 1 LEAST BITTERN) 
- Casselman lagoon, small numbers of LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS

Other interesting sightings were;
- a possible 2nd year LAUGHING GULL was reported at the Russell lagoon on July 25th
- a family of GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS in the Prince of Wales area (between Heron Road and Hog's Back) included 1 spectacular albino juvenile
- NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS continue in Carleton Place
- 8 GRAY PARTRIDGE were seen south of Leitrim Road behind the airport
- 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen at Shirleys Bay on July 22nd
- 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the Deschenes Rapids July 22nd
- the WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was still present on July 22nd at Shirleys Bay

Thanks to everyone who contributed bird observations - Good Birding!
 		 	   		  


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