[Ontbirds] Palm Warbler east of Ottawa

PETER HALL halljp at rogers.com
Wed Aug 7 09:15:00 EDT 2013

Hi Ontbirders:
Mid-afternoon Monday, while checking for butterflies in the Larose Forest east of Ottawa, I encountered a Palm Warbler on Concession 10 (Drouin Road) near a marsh. It was at eye level in shrubs at the side of the gravel road. It had yellow undertail coverts, a yellow throat and constantly pumped its tail. It did not have a rufous crown, but rather a grey one. This would be very early for a migrating Palm, but since a few have been breeding in the Mer Bleue bog (about 20 km distance) in recent years, perhaps it has strayed over from there.
Peter Hall
Directions: From Highway 417, 39 km east of Ottawa, take the Limoges exit (79) and go NNW for 4.4 km on Limoges Road (CR 5), through the town of Limoges to the junction of this road with Regional Roads 8 and 37. Follow the right hand curve on Regional 37 or the Saumure/Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road northeast for 0.9 km to where Saumure turns left. Then continue straight northeast on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for an additional 3.7 km to Drouin Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road. Turn left or NNW onto Drouin

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