Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013 Local Ottawa birding.

A variety of migrants are slowing many their way in the Ottawa district. This morning at dawn I had a number of American Robins in full song.  Along the Carp River Canada Geese were honking as them were leaving to feed in the nearby cornfields.There continues to be lots of activity at the Hilda Road feeder including at least 2 Southern Hoary Redpolls. Unfortunately I didn't spend enough time at the feeders to see if the Hornemann's or Greater Common Redpolls were still present. At Shirley's Bay the female Bald Eagle was still on the nest and at least 2 Great Blue Herons were back at the heron colony.  A pair of Merlin were present in Kanata doing aerial displays and very vocal., love is in the air!

Canada Geese arrive in numbers along the Carp River. 

Thousand's of Canada Geese are now on there way north. 

A Beaver quickly swims along a creek. 

Red Squirrel 

Red-winged Blackbirds are back in numbers. 

A pair of courting Common Ravens overhead. 

A female Hairy Woodpecker  resting. 

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