Friday, September 18, 2009

Birding the Ottawa area. September 18, 2009

Yesterday, after Ben got home from school, we headed over to the dyke and Ben added a new species to his Ottawa list the Marbled Godwit. The Marbled Godwit was still present at Shirley's Bay today. With a cold front passing through the area, there has been a steady migration of Canada Geese, (100's) over the past 24 hours . I saw 5 Snow Geese today, 3 along the Carp River in Carp and 2 at Richardson Side Road. On Ben's bus ride home from school today he observed a Great Egret feeding in the Carp River at Richardson Side Road, not bad for drive by birding.

Flight shot of Marbled Godwit taken yesterday at Shirley's Bay.

Canada Geese are southern bound.

European Starlings flocking near dusk.

Great Black-backed Gulls roosting at Deschenes Rapids.

Turkey Vultures were on the move south today.

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