Wednesday, June 8, 2016

In and Around Aylmer with Connie and Sami

June 8, 2016

We met at Champlain Bridge, where there was a rainbow and a family of Common Mergansers.

Next, we went to the park at Allen Road by the golf course.  There were lots of Song Sparrows, American Goldfinches, a few warblers and an Alder Flycatcher which sang persistently from a wire.

Our next stop was the foot of Vanier at the Ottawa River.  On the river there were baby Mallards and Canada Geese.

As we approached the little bridge, we caught sight of a Baltimore Oriole, another flock of Cedar Waxwings and an American Redstart.

 At the bridge, we had an incredibly close view of an adult Black-crowned Night Heron.

There was lots going on in the pond on the other side of the bridge - a muskrat and families of Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers.


We capped off our successful morning by looking at the Double-crested Cormorant and Ring-billed Gull colonies on Conroy Island.

Just before returning to the cars for lunch,we had two more very cooperative birds - a Great Blue Heron and another Cedar Waxwing. What a day!

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