Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011 Local birding

This morning Ben and I birded along the Ottawa River from Britannia to Shirley's Bay. Overall, a noticeable drop in the number of grebes at Shirley's Bay with only 3 Red-necked and 16 Horned Grebe. Relocated the pair of Black Scoters off Rocky Point just west of Andrew Haydon Park and also saw 1 White-winged Scoter. The Britannia Conservation Area/ Mud Lake had 3 Pine Warbler singing and a few Yellow-rumped Warblers. Somewhat quiet in the woods, seems like more birds back on territory including Savannah Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, and Eastern Phoebe. A quick stop at the Carp River flood plain produced 2 Lesser Yellowlegs and 26 Green-winged Teal.

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