Monday, November 4, 2013

Sandhill Cranes, Geese & Raptors – Ottawa East with Tony & Nina

Tuesday Oct 29

We met at Petrie Island Causeway - Tony, Nina, Al, me and Brian, whom I had not met before.

We birded at Petrie for nearly an hour, then went to Timmy's for a short beak.  We carpooled from the Park & Ride at Navan Arena; then we headed to Giroux Ponds.

Our next stop was Smith Road and Milton Road for the cranes.  We saw about 20 of them.  We also tried a couple of other side roads leading to Mer Bleue in case we could see the rest of the group.  This was not successful, but we did see a group of Wild Turkeys cross the road in front of us.

We returned to Milton Road, then took Perrault back to Navan padding the list with a few common species.

Bird List

  1. Green-winged Teal
  2. Mallard
  3. Ring-billed Gull
  4. American Crow
  5. Red-winged Blackbird
  6. Mourning Dove
  7. American Black Duck
  8. European Starling
  9. Canada Goose
  10. Common Merganser
  11. Hooded Merganser
  12. American Robin
  13. Brown Creeper
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch
  15. Northern Cardinal
  16. Great Blue Heron
  17. Snow Bunting
  18. Horned Lark
  19. Bufflehead
  20. Greater Scaup
  21. Pectoral Sandpiper
  22. Greater Yellowlegs
  23. Dunlin
  24. Gadwall
  25. Northern Pintail
  26. Sandhill Crane
  27. Red-tailed Hawk
  28. Peregrine Falcon
  29. Wild Turkey
  30. Rough-legged Hawk
  31. Black-capped Chickadee
  32. American Tree Sparrow
  33. American Goldfinch
  34. Dark-eyed Junco


Nina had 39


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