The Ottawa River continues to be the place for birds. This
afternoon at 2:00pm, while searching for the Cave Swallow, I observed a dark
morph Gyrfalcon flying over the river at Remic Rapids heading south over the
city. Didn't see Ottawa's first record of Cave Swallow which was last reported
at dusk on Nov.3rd but did see the Cliff Swallow feeding over the river between
Remic Rapids and the Champlain Bridge. Also observed 2 flocks of Bohemian
Waxwings totaling 120+ birds flying over.
Directions: Remic Rapids is located along the Sir John A. McDonald
Parkway ( formerly Ottawa River Parkway) just east of the Champlain Bridge.