Monday, October 19, 2009

October 14, 2009 Great goose day!

Goose watching continues to be productive in the Ottawa Area with a total of 6 species today. At 1:15 p.m. there were 2 adult Ross's Geese feeding on the west side of Milton Road just north of Perrault Road in a flock of Canada Geese. Near St. Albert 5 Snow Geese and 2 Cackling Geese were feeding in a field near the corner of CR 27 and CR 6.Late this afternoon there was a Greater White-fronted Goose at Andrew Haydon Park and 2 flocks of Brant totaling 200+ birds. Good birding, Bruce

Directions: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 east to exit 96 . Go north for 2 km on Boundary Road to Russell Road (Regional 26). Turn right onto Russell and drive 3.5 km to Milton Road (Regional 31). Turn left on Milton Road and go about 2 km to the bridge and start looking as you head north!

One of the adult Ross's Geese along Milton Road. Note the small size, round head and short bill.

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