Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 19, 2010 Birding Lake Dore

Spent a couple of hours birding Lake Dore in Renfrew County. There was lots of activity on the lake once the fog lifted. The highlight was a first winter Little Gull feeding with 150+ Bonaparte's Gull. As the the fog lifted an immature Bald Eagle flew over and all the resting gulls began to fly around and we spotted the boldly marked Little Gull easily. There was a nice variety of water birds including 88 Common Loon, 28 Horned Grebe and 11 Red-necked Grebe. There were several feeding flocks of warblers around the edge of the lake consisting of 30 Yellow-rumped, 8 Palm, 1 Tennessee and 1 Northern Parula, along with 10+ White-crowned Sparrows and 2 Northern Cardinals.

Good birding,

Directions: To reach Lake Dore, go north of Eganville on Hwy 41 for 5 km., then left on Point Church Rd. Drive along the road looking for clearings along the lake shore to view the water. If you require any additional information, please email me privately.

The Common Loon regularly stages on Lake Dore during fall migration. Moulting adults can be found in large numbers through mid September to mid November.

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