[Ontbirds] Ottawa/Gatineau: recent sightings to April 2, 2020

Derek Dunnett derekdunnett at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 18:23:30 EDT 2020


Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from
Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler:  Derek Dunnett at sightings at ofnc.ca
April 02, 2020


Highlights:

Milton Road and area provided many treats, but the most special of all
was a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE.  The goose was not re-found.

Milton Road gets its own section this week.  Besides the PINK-FOOTED
GOOSE, there were TUNDRA SWANS, ROSS’S GOOSE (2),
GREATER-WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, SNOW GOOSE, CANVASBACK, and lots of other
waterfowl.


Spring arrived, bringing too many new species to list, so here are
just a few notable sightings:

SNOW GOOSE are everywhere East, South and West of Ottawa.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were reported from Carp River and Milton Rd.

GADWELL, REDHEAD, and NORTHERN SHOVELER were reported around Britannia
Park and/or Conservation Area.

TRUMPETER SWANS were reported from Constance Lake.

SANDHILL CRANES were seen  on Chemin Crégheur, Pontiac.

An adult GLAUCOUS GULL with all white wing tips was seen downriver
from Britannia Conservation Area.

OSPREY have returned, including one on Twin Elm.

GOLDEN EAGLES were sighted over the Carp River, and in The Nation,
Prescott and Russell.  If you find swirling panicked geese, look above
the geese.

A very early TREE SWALLOW showed up on Wolf Grove Road, Lanark.

A pair of CAROLINA WREN were seen (and heard singing) in Bridlewood,
along the Trans Canada trail.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues at Perrault off Milton.

The YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER continues near the Rideau Tennis Club.

A  WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on Glen St., Ottawa (Metcalfe).

Thanks to everyone who contributed bird observations. We encourage
everyone to report their bird sightings on eBird for the benefit of
the entire birding community.

Good birding.



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