Thursday, October 9, 2014

OFO Field Trip with Brue Di Labio, Chris Traynor and Todd Pepper

September 27, 2014

Bob Cermak announced at the lasagne night that a Ross's Goose had been seen at Andrew Haydon Park and would likely be there in the morning.  Since we were meeting Bruce at Britannia Beach (close by Andrew Haydon), we decided to go 30 minutes early to try for the goose.  Colin and Hilda were game.

Well we weren't the only ones.  On the way over from the lot, we met returning birders with the news that the goose had been there, but had flown.  Disappointed, we carried on anyway; then were delighted when the goose returned, ever so briefly.  Be the time we went to the rendezvous with Bruce, it had departed for the day.

So we went off to Milton Road to look for Sandhill Cranes, over 20 cars!  No luck there, but we did spot some flying on Perrault.  WE then went to Larose Forest, where we heard but could not get a Pine Warbler to show.

Our next stop was Giroux Ponds.  Then we went to High Falls in Casselman to have lunch.  Next we birded the Casselman Lagoons and finally the Embrun Lagoons.

Home we went then off to the banquet at the Sportsplex.

Bird List

  1. Ross's Goose
  2. Canada Goose
  3. American Pipit
  4. European Starling
  5. Savannah Sparrow
  6. Song Sparrow
  7. Palm Warbler
  8. American Goldfinch
  9. Blue Jay
  10. Sandhill Crane
  11. Mourning Dove
  12. Rock Pigeon
  13. Common Raven
  14. Lesser Yellowlegs
  15. American Black Duck
  16. Greater Yellowlegs
  17. Green-winged Teal
  18. Bald Eagle
  19. Hooded Merganser
  20. Lesser Scaup
  21. Common Goldeneye
  22. Northern Pintail
  23. Double-crested Cormorant
  24. Semi-palmated Sandpiper
  25. American Kestrel
  26. Turkey Vulture
  27. White-breasted Nuthatch
  28. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  30. Osprey
  31. Downy Woodpecker
  32. Pine Warbler
  33. Mallard
  34. Wood Duck
  35. Blue-winged Teal
  36. Green-winged Teal
  37. Northern Harrier
  38. Eastern Phoebe
  39. Northern Shoveller
  40. Swamp Saprrow
  41. Snow Goose
  42. Common Gallinule
  43. Cackling Goose
  44. Red-winged Blackbird

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