Friday, November 22, 2013

Late Fall Migration along the Ottawa River – Ottawa West with Tony & Nina

Tuesday Nov 19

It was another of those horribly windy cold fall days.  We spent a lot of uncomfortable time along the river trying to relocate the King Eider, without success.

Braving the elements were Rick, Judith, Josh, Karen, Nina, Tony and me.

We started near Scrivens, moving up and down the river as far as Andrew Haydon East.  Then to the main part of Andrew Haydon with still no sightings.  A brief stop at Dick Bell had the same result.

So we headed out o Carp to check the floodplain, where we saw numbers of Cackling Geese and 5 Greater White-fronted Geese.

Then back we went to Andrew Haydon, but the King Eider had either left or expired.

We made one last try at Britannia Point, with no luck.



Bird List

  1. Bufflehead
  2. American Crow
  3. Canada Goose
  4. Ring-billed Gull
  5. Common Goldeneye
  6. Lesser Scaup
  7. Mallard
  8. Brant
  9. Greater Scaup
  10. Red-breasted Merganser
  11. Cackling Goose
  12. Greater White-fronted Goose


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