Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 1, 2013 Eurasian Wigeon in Ottawa. .

 A male Eurasian Wigeon in eclipse plumage put in a brief appearance along the Ottawa River between Andrew Haydon Park and Britannia Pier. The wigeon was first observed off the east end of the main park. It was present for a short period of time before disappearing. It was finally observed at 12:00 noon as it fly by and landed off Scriven's Road area. It appeared very wary-nervous and didn't associate with any of the other water fowl that were present. It finally took flight at around 12:30 p.m. and was last seen flying east. A good location to look is Mud Lake at the Britannia Conservation Area.  

Good birding,

A male Eurasian Wigeon  in eclipse plumage. 

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