Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
A quiet week, which is good, because--and I don't want to panic anyone--the
first Fall migrants arrived in the form of Greater Yellowlegs this week.
Sandhill Crane - Smith Road, Navan, Ottawa.
Least Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa.
Solitary Sandpiper - Richmond CA (formerly Richmond Sewage Lagoons), Ottawa.
Greater Yellowlegs - June 30, Ile Kettle, Gatineau. Another on the 27th
off Stonecrest Road, Ottawa.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Rapides Deschênes, Gatineau.
Bonaparte's Gull - June 30, Britannia Point, Ottawa.
Caspian Tern - Deschênes Rapids.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Kinburn Side Road, Ottawa. Stonecrest Road, Ottawa.
Red-headed Woodpecker - Lac McGregor, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais. All six
adults are still present at Constance Bay, Ottawa.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Stonecrest Road, Ottawa.
Yellow-throated Vireo - Stonecrest Road, Ottawa.
Sedge Wren - Concession Road 7B, Almonte, Lanark. Canaan Road, Ottawa.
Carolina Wren - Beaver Pond Trail (Kanata), Ottawa. Frank Ryn & Elmhurst
Parks, Ottawa. Wychwood, Gatineau.
Pine Siskin - Northwoods Drive, Ottawa.
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas tip from the best atlas region:
You may be strolling along, enjoying all the birdsong in #themighty24 and
even identifying some or most. You likely know that songbirds are able to
perform these vocal aerobatics due to their specialized "voice box" called
a syrinx: their trachea splits into separately controlled bronchial tubes.
But instead of leaving those songsters as possible breeding birds based on
only hearing them sing, try to catch a glimpse of that bird. You might be
pleasantly surprised to see that little Chestnut-Sided Warbler you are
hearing is actually singing WHILE carrying food! The structure of the
syrinx enables them to switch from one side to the other without taking a
breath, or having to drop their food! You've just birded in "Atlas Mode"
and as a result of your careful observation, you are able to actually