[Ontbirds] Harlequin Duck, Glaucous and Iceland Gulls-Ottawa

Jake Walker jakenwalker at yahoo.ca
Sun Dec 9 14:50:19 EST 2012


A first-winter male Harlequin Duck was cruising the Deschenes Rapids in the Ottawa River at noon today, visible from the Britannia Filtration Plant at the end of Cassels Street.  Maybe it is the same bird that has been downstream at Bate Island over the past few days, or possibly a second bird.

At Andrew Haydon Park on Carling Road, just west of the Britannia area, the previously reported Iceland Gull was still present, and a second Iceland was in a raft of gulls visible from the park out in the river.  Three 1st winter Glaucous Gulls were also rafted up in the river with about 50 Herring Gulls and 10 Great Black-backed Gulls.

Good Birding

Jake Walker
Ottawa, ON

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