Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club (OFNC)
Ottawa/Gatineau (50 Km radius from Parliament Hill) E. Ontario, W. Quebec
Compiler: Derek Dunnett at email@example.com
Spring continues with the return of ducks, herons, egrets and cranes. A
surprising number of swallows showed up for the last days of March.
Greater White-fronted Goose - Moodie Drive Quarry, Frank Kenny, Milton
Road, Richmond Lagoon, Wall Road, all Ottawa.
Pink-footed Goose - Milton Road on the 27th and 30th. Where was it on the
The flood plain at Milton Road has been very generous with waterfowl this
week: Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Gadwall, Green and Blue-winged Teal,
both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, and even a singing Vesper Sparrow, as well
as the aforementioned rare geese. Frank Kenny has been good as well.
Long-tailed Duck - A pair in breeding plumage east of the Rapides Deschênes.
Trumpeter Swan - In Prescott and Russell at Cobb Creek flood plain, Lalonde
Road, and Clarence Creek. In Ottawa at Vances Side Road (Dunrobin),
Roger's Pond, and Dilworth Road (Kemptville), Ottawa.
Tundra Swan - Usually rarer than Trumpeters in the region, but many
sightings this week:
Lalonde Road, Clarence Creek, Riceville Floodplain, all Prescott and Russell
Red-necked Grebe - Britannia Point, Ottawa, on the 31st.
Golden Eagle - Eagles continue migrating through the region. Cobb Lake
Creek flood plain, Prescott and Russell. Moodie Drive, Kars, and Frank
Glaucous Gull - Moodie Drive Quarry, and the Trail Road landfill, Ottawa.
Black-crowned Night Heron - Pair photographed in the Hunt Club area on the
Red-headed Woodpecker - Continues on Bayview and/or Goodin Street, Ottawa.
Tree Swallow - Rideau Trail between Scotch Line and Wild Life Road,
Lanark. Constance Creek, Andrew Hayden Park, Britannia Conservation Area,
Shirley Avenue, Richmond Lagoons, Kars, in Ottawa.
Barn Swallow - Andrew Hayden Park, Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa.
Red Crossbill - Larose Forest, Prescott and Russell.
Lark Sparrow - McCaffrey Trail, Ottawa, near Ashton.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Britannia Conservation Area (Woods), Ottawa.
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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