Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 9 - 11, 2009

The Andrew Haydon Park/Dick Bell Park area continues to attract birds. The most interesting one recently was a Blackpoll Warbler. First observed on November 5th it was still being observ ed as late as November 10th. This is the first November record for the Ottawa area. The Blackpoll Warbler is a regular spring and fall migrant throughtout eastern Ontario and breeds across the Canadian treee line. Usually at this time of year these birds are on there wintering grounds in South America. Not sure what its future holds! It was very active, feeding in the pine trees near the lighthouse.

A late Blackpoll Warbler at Dick Bell Park.

There were lots of insects to feed on in the pines.

Fortunately with only 3 trees to check this usually serective warbler was easy to find.

Nearby a Red Squirrel was munching away at breakfast.

A juvenile Great Blue Heron resting.

1 comment:

Nick from Ottawa said...

The Blackpoll Warbler was still there today Thursday, working those little pines midway and all the way out along the breakwater at Dick Bell Park.