Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 21, 2011 Spring migration Ottawa

Hello Ontbirders

At around 4:20p.m., today, Ben and I observed 6 Greater White-fronted Geese and 4 Cackling Geese along the Carp River in Carp. The geese were resting along with 1500+ Canada Geese in the flood plain of the Carp River. It is best to observe from the end of Rivington Str. not from Carp Road. Rivington Str. is a dead end and it is easy to study the geese from this location.

Good birding, Bruce and Ben

Directions: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the Carp Road exit. and turn right and follow Carp Road to the village of Carp. After crossing the bridge take the first right, Rivington Str. and follow to the end.

A family group of Greater White-fronted Geese with Canada Geese. Formally a very rare visitor to eastern Ontario the Greater White-fronted Goose is now a rare but regular spring and fall migrant. Check all flocks of Canada Geese carefully.

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