[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - 14 February 2013 - Recent Reports

Bob Cermak robertcermak9 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 14 12:38:27 EST 2013

14 February 2013

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

The feeders (visible from the road) at the west end of Larose Forest on the Clarence-Cambridge Rd continue to be very active with flocks of EVENING GROSBEAK, PINE GROSBEAK and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (4).
The first reports of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD this year were; (5) at River Rd and Mitch Owens Rd in Manotick and (2) at Upper Aylmer Rd at Ch. Rivermead in Aylmer on the 12th.

Although not many birds of interest have been seen along the Eardly-Masham road lately a local birder reported on the 12th;
- A flock of 200+ Snow Buntings contained one Lapland Longspur - Chemin Tremblay 
- A Song Sparrow and a male Red-bellied Woodpecker - the feeders around Chemin de Hirondelles
- One Hoary Redpoll mixed with several Commons at the feeder along Chemin Bradley, just west of Chemin Eardley Masham
- 2 adult Bald Eagles and one Golden Eagle were in a field along Hwy 148, just before the split ends (after Luskville) 
Interesting sighting were;
- PINE GROSBEAK (8-10) behind the Nortel campus on Carling Ave on the 7th and continuing at the Duck Club feeders on March Valley Rd near Riddell Dr
- HOARY REDPOLL (2) at Mer Bleue Conservation Area on the 9th
- BELTED KINGFISHER (1), very rare here in the winter, at the creek on March Valley Rd north of Klondike Rd on the 9th 
- RED-TAILED HAWK (5) and HORNED LARK (20+) on Trail Rd on the 10th 
- SONG SPARROW (1) continues at a Meadowlands feeder
- CEDAR WAXWING (2) continue in the Britannia Conservation Area woods on the 11th
- GRAY PARTRIDGE (4) were seen on the 7th and the 10th on the south side of Rushmore Rd where the creek crosses Rushmore 
- CAROLINA WREN continues along the fence on the west side of the Britannia Conservation Area and another is being seen intermittently since before Christmas in Carleton Place 
- BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (1 female) continues to be seen from the Lime Kiln Trail in the forest fire burn area and a male was seen in the woods near Greens Creek on the Rockcliffe Pkwy on the 9th 
- BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (male) behind the Rideau Tennis Club on the 8th and just south of the Hurdman bridge on the 11th
- AMERICAN ROBIN (1) on Cedarview Rd just north of Fallowfield Rd and at Delmeade near Jockvale in Barrhaven on the 10th
- GOLDEN EAGLE (1 imm.) near the corner of Grove Rd and Tatlock Rd west of Almonte and south of Clayton on the 10th
- BOREAL CHICKADEE (1) at a feeder in Val-des-Monts on the 13th
Thanks to everyone who contributed bird observations - Good Birding!

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