[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - 8 August 2013 - Recent Reports
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Thu Aug 8 20:51:56 EDT 2013
8 August 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
An adult LITTLE GULL was seen briefly (approx. 7 to 7:45 pm) from the Quebec shore of the Ottawa River below the Deshenes Rapids on the 1st. The bird was flying up and down over the rapids on both the Quebec and Ontario side of the river then flew west and was not reported again.
The number of migrating shorebirds continues to increase.
On the rocks in the Ottawa River Deschenes rapids:
- at dusk on the 1st there was BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (1 breeding and 1 nonbreeding plumage) and on the 3rd there were BONAPARTE'S GULL (9)
At Ottawa Beach (Belltown Park) east of Andrew Haydon Park on the 2nd there were BONAPARTE'S GULL (6 breeding plumage)
On the mud flats and shallow water from the Shirleys Bay causeway:
- on the 8th there was SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (1), WILSON'S SNIPE (1), SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (6), LESSER (66) and GREATER (1) YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL (1), LEAST (28), SEMIPALMATED (25), SOLITARY (1) and SPOTTED (1) SANDPIPER as well as COMMON TERN (2), GREAT EGRET (8), BLUE-WINGED (5) and GREEN-WINGED (15) TEAL. On the causeway and in the Shirleys Bay woods there were EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (3), TRAIL'S (1) and GREAT CRESTED (3) FLYCATCHER, RED-EYED VIREO (4), NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (1), BLACK-AND-WHITE (3), COMMON YELLOWTHROAT (2), AMERICAN REDSTART (2), YELLOW (4) and CHESTNUT-SIDED (1) WARBLER.
At the Embrun lagoons:
- on the 4th there were LESSER (20) and GREATER (1) YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED (many), SEMIPALMATED (5), PECTORAL (1) SANDPIPER as well as RUDDY DUCK (9), PIED-BILLED GREBE (3), BANK (300), BARN (100) and CLIFF (1) SWALLOW, MERLIN (1)
At the St. Albert lagoons:
- on the 4th there were LESSER YELLOWLEGS (few), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (3), BLUE-WINGED (8) and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COMMON GALLINULE (many adult and juv), COOT (1), HOODED MERGANSER (4), BANK (125) and TREE (10) SWALLOW and AMERICAN KESTREL (2)
At the Russell lagoons:
- on the 7th there was REDHEAD (1)
- CAPE MAY WARBLER (1) in the Britannia Conservation area woods on the 2nd
- BLACK-THROATED BLUE (adult feeding juv) and BLACK-THROATED GREEN (adults and juv) WARBLER at Foret-la-Blanche near Mayo, Quebec on the 1st
- PALM WARBLER (1) on Con 10 (Drouin Rd) on the 7th
- CHUKAR (escapee) was calling from a roof top on Bon Echo Crescent in Kanata on the 8th
- CASPIAN TERN continue at Shirleys Bay and Deschenes Rapids
Thank you to everyone who contributed bird observations!
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