Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eastern Fields and Lagoons - OFO trip with Bob Cermak and Bernie Ladouceur

April 1, 2012

There were about 20 out for this day.  We invited Jim and Margaret Carpenter to join us for the day.  We began at Petrie Island, then went to Tim Hortons to carpool from there.  We saw some displaying Wild Turkeys on Frank Kenny.  When we stopped , we saw a Rough-legged Hawk in the distance, a Merlin on a fence post eating a bird, and a male Northern Harrier on the other side of the road. We went directly to Dunning & Colonial to see the Lesser Snow Geese.  The next stop was Milton Road for the Sandhill Cranes.  Then it was out to Bourget where we stopped for a bathroom break, then on to the fields at Johnston Rd, which were no longer flooded.  There were a few Snow Geese and a Ross's Goose with them.  From there we went to the edge of Larose Forest where we got an Evening Grosbeak and some Rusty Blackbirds.  The next stop was the Casselman Lagoons and the final stop was the Embrun Lagoons.  On the way back, we stopped at Giroux ponds where we got a close up view of another Northern Harrier.


Bird List

  1. Northern Flicker (H)
  2. Northern Cardinal
  3. Black-capped Chickadee
  4. Common Merganser
  5. Hooded Merganser
  6. Red-winged Blackbird
  7. Bufflehead
  8. Wood Duck
  9. Ring-billed Gull
  10. American Robin
  11. Wild Turkey
  12. Rough-legged Hawk
  13. Merlin
  14. Northern Harrier (male)
  15. Lesser Snow Goose
  16. Greater Snow Goose
  17. Sandhill Crane
  18. Canada Goose
  19. Cackling Goose
  20. Mallard
  21. Black Duck
  22. Northern Shoveller
  23. Northern Pintail
  24. American Crow
  25. Common Raven
  26. Turkey Vulture
  27. Mourning Dove
  28. Killdeer
  29. Ross's Goose
  30. Blue Jay
  31. Evening Grosbeak
  32. Rusty Blackbird
  33. Common Grackle
  34. European Starling
  35. Lesser Scaup
  36. Ring-necked Duck
  37. Green-winged Teal
  38. Brown-headed  Cowbird
  39. Song Sparrow
  40. Red-tailed Hawk
  41. Herring Gull
  42. Northern Harrier (female)

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