Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ottawa River with Jane & Connie

Oct 29, 2014

There were just the three of us today.  We met at Andrew Haydon Park east lot where there was a dearth of birds.  So we moved to the west lot, where we picked up the Brant, Red-necked Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser.

We made a brief stop at Dick Bell, but there was nothing of note.  So we moved on to Shirley's Bat boat launch where we noted 3 or 4 Snow Buntings on the rocks, but they flew off before we could photograph them.

Connie called the Range Control officer who granted us permission to go out on the dyke.  Here we had a bonanza of many species of ducks.

We went to Hilda feeders to have our lunch while birding.  Among the regular visitors was an American Tree Sparrow.

At my suggestion, we went to Britannia Pier, but the wind was howling and no birds were seen.

Bird List
  1. Ring-billed Gull
  2. Mallard
  3. Brant
  4. Lesser Scaup
  5. Red-necked Grebe
  6. Red-breasted Merganser
  7. Common Goldeneye
  8. Canada Goose
  9. Snow Bunting
  10. American Robin
  11. Rusty Blackbird
  12. Pileated Woodpecker
  13. Downy Woodpecker
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch
  15. Bufflehead
  16. Greater Scaup
  17. Long-tailed Duck
  18. White-winged Scoter
  19. Black Scoter
  20. White-throated Sparow
  21. Fox Sparrow
  22. Hairy Woodpecker
  23. Black-capped Chickadee
  24. Blue Jay
  25. American Tree Sparrow

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