Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall migration. Warblers on the way. August 22, 2009

The Britannia Conservation Area/ Mud Lake has been increasingly active the last few days. Today, Ben and I found a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on the trail along the east side of Mud Lake. This is the same area that on Thursday, there was a Yellow-throated Vireo and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Also along the ridge on Thursday, there was an Olive-sided Flycatcher. Since Thursday, a total of 20 species of warblers have been observed in B.C.A./ Mud Lake including numerous Canada, Tennessee, Cape May, Mourning, Bay-breasted and Blackburnian Warblers. Along the Ottawa River at Andrew Haydon Park we observed the Brant that has been summering. Yesterday evening, we observed 56 Common Nighthawks fly catching over our house in Carp.

Good Birding, Bruce and Ben

Directions: The Britannia Woods/Mud Lake area is located in Ottawa off Richmond Road and Carling Ave. Take Britannia Road north to Cassels and turn right and go east a few 100 metres and park near entrance to woods.

Summering Brant at Andrew Haydon Park.

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