[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau - March 6, 2014 - Recent Reports
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Thu Mar 6 13:34:29 EST 2014
March 6, 2014
Ottawa/Gatineau (Canada National Capital Region) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler & transcriber Bob Cermak robertcermak at hotmail.com or sightings at ofnc.ca
Increasing numbers of SNOW BUNTING and HORNED LARK are being reported. LAPLAND LONGSPUR continue along Lockhead Rd W just east and west of 4th Line Rd SE of North Gower and (3) on Cambrian Rd with HORNED LARKS (14) just east of the RR crossing on the 3rd.
PINE GROSBEAK (1) was singing and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (3) were calling overhead along the southern Jack Pine trail (near hwy 416) on Feb 28th.
NORTHERN HARRIER (m) over Ogilvie Rd and Blair Rd on the 2nd.
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (1) was found again on the 2nd along the Moodie Dr Jack Pine Trails.
Other reports were: WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (2) continuing at Fletcher Wildlife Garden, CEDAR WAXWING and AMERICAN ROBIN at the Britannia Conservation Area, CAROLINA WREN (1) and a singing SONG SPARROW in the Qualicum Graham Park neighbourhood, COOPER'S HAWK in Parkwood Hills, MERLIN near the Hilda Rd feeders and along Herzberg Rd, PEREGRINE FALCON over Steeple Hill, GOLDEN EAGLE along Ch. Steele on the 2nd, BALD EAGLE over Mooney's Bay, PURPLE FINCH (7) at feeders along O'Hara Dr on the 3rd.
Thank you to everyone who contributed bird observations.
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