Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lots of migrants at Britannia Conservation Area/Mud Lake September 24, 2009

Lots of land bird activity this morning at Britannia Conservation Area/Mud Lake. Along the "Ridge" there was a good concentration of warblers, mainly Yellow-rumped and Palm but a few Black-throated Green, Northern Parula, Nashville, Blackpoll and 1 Orange-crowned Warbler just east of the ridge. The highlight was a Clay-coloured Sparrow along the ridge along with both White-crowned and White-throated Sparrow. Other migrants included a number of Blue-headed Vireo, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Junco and Purple Finch. A brief stop at Andrew Haydon Park produced an immature Peregrine falcon missing a number of flight feathers. Also had a Gray-cheeked Thrush in my backyard this morning.
Good birding, Bruce

Directions: The Britannia Woods/Mud Lake area is located in Ottawa off Richmond Road and Carling Ave. Take Britannia Road north to Cassels and turn right and go east a few 100 metres and park near entrance to woods.

Peregrine Falcon at Andrew Haydon Park late this morning.

Note the number of flight feathers missing.

This juvenile Peregrine Falcon flushed all the Ring-billed Gulls that were resting on a sand bar at AHP.


Unknown said...

cool pictures, Bruce - what would explain all the lost feathers - altercation? I seem to see a band on first shot. m

Gert Trudel said...

Hi Bruce,
This is the first time I have checked out your the pictures.
I'll be visiting more often..don't know why I missed your blog before now...