Monday, October 29, 2012

Ottawa River with Jane and Connie's Group

Oct 25, 2012

We met at Jack Pine Trail, Sami, Connie, Jane, Peggy, Barb R, and me.  We made a rather quick round of the trails without seeing the hoped-for Fox Sparrow.

We proceeded to Ottawa Beach to car pool from there.  We headed directly to the boat launch off Vanier in Aylmer - we were looking for the Western Grebe and Tufted Duck, but saw neither.  We checked a couple of other spots along the bike path towards the bridge.  We saw lots of Lesser Scaup, a few Horned Grebes and Red-throated Grebes, a few Wood Ducks and some Ring-necked Ducks.  We then went back to Ottawa to Deschenes Lookout where we saw a raft of male Black Scoters,  Back at Andrew Haydon Park, we saw more Scoters.  Jane and I called it a day, but the rest went on to Shirley's Bay and Bill Mason Centre.



Bird List

  1. Black-capped Chickadee
  2. Blue Jay
  3. White-breasted Nuthatch
  4. Ring-billed Gull
  5. Dark-eyed Junco
  6. American Robin
  7. Downy Woodpecker
  8. Mallard
  9. Lesser Scaup
  10. Horned Grebe
  11. Wood Duck
  12. American Black Duck
  13. Double-crested Cormorant
  14. Red-necked Grebe
  15. Red-breasted Merganser
  16. Ring-necked Duck
  17. Common Raven
  18. Cedar Waxwing
  19. Canada Goose
  20. Black Scoter
  21. Feral Pigeon
  22. White-winged Scoter
  23. Great Blue Heron
  24. American Crow


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