Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
Last weekend brought many early returnees. There was a big push of Brown
Creepers and Golden-crowned Kinglets, so walking in the woods was a
constant game of "What's that high-pitched call?" Expect new birds this
Greater White-fronted Goose - Reported Apr 06, Holland's Marsh (April 06),
Cobb Lake Creek flood plain (April 04), and Embrum, Prescott and Russell.
Ross's Goose - Andrew Hayden Park (April 02), Ottawa. Cobb Lake Creek
flood plain (April 04), Prescott and Russell.
Barrow's Goldeneye - Strathcona Park, Ottawa.
Redhead - Frank Kenny Road and area, Ottawa.
American Coot - Marais des Laîches, Gatineau.
Tundra Swan - April 05, Heritage Drive, Merrickville, Lanark. April 03,
Cobb Lake Creek flood Plain, Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail (Curran),
Prescott and Russell.
Greater Yellowlegs - Holland's Marsh, Ottawa.
Iceland Gull - Moodie Drive Quarry on April 6, Ottawa.
Glaucous Gull - Moodie Drive Quarry, and Trail Road, Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Tufted Titmouse - Flood Road (Marlborough Forest), Ottawa, on April 6.
Barn Swallow - Britannia Conservation Area (Filtration Plant/Point), as
well as Fine Estate, Ottawa.
New sparrows are flooding in - Savannah, Chipping, and Field.
Eastern towhee - At Fletcher, singing south of the ravine on April 6,
Palm Warbler - Deschenes Rapids Lookout, Ottawa.
Pine Warbler - Crazy Horse Trail, Monty Drive, Britannia CA (forest and
ridge), Deschenes Rapids Lookout, Petrie Island Park, Ottawa.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Woodkilton Road, Britannia Conservation Area
(Ridge), as well as Nepean Street, Ottawa. Domaine de la ferme Moore, and
Sentier des Voyageurs, Gatineau.
Black-throated Blue Warbler - In addition to the three expected warblers
above, a male Black-throated Blue was reported singing in Larose forest,
Prescott and Russell.
Special note about Shirley's Bay. The DND property is now restricted to
official business only. If this changes in the future, there will be an
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