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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome Fall !

Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus 
First cycle Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Saturday Sep.24:
Autumn has officially arrived! Always An Adventure’s Fall Program started today and we are looking forward to a colorful and exciting season.
We started at Petrie Island, to witness the transition between the first and second wave of fall migration.
We had 4 species of warblers which were Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Northern Parula. Kinglets were everywhere and we had both species, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned.
After Petrie Island we went to the Giroux Pond where we had Geese galore! Among the 10.000 Canada Geese were one Leucistic, one hybrid Canada/Snow Goose and 28 Greater Snow Geese.
We also covered the surrounding open country where we had American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed and Coopers Hawk. Near Navan we observed 8 Sandhill Cranes.
By lunch we had a total of 48 species, which was a great start to the local fall birding program.
  1. American Black Duck
  2. American Crow
  3. American Golden Plover
  4. American Robin
  5. American Kestrel
  6. Bay-breasted Warbler
  7. Belted Kingfisher
  8. Black-capped Chickadee
  9. Blackpoll Warbler
  10. Blue Jay
  11. Brown-headed Cowbird
  12. Canada Goose        
  13. Common Moorhen
  14. Common Raven
  15. Coopers Hawk
  16. Downy Woodpecker
  17. European Starling
  18. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  19. Great Blue Heron
  20. Green-winged Teal
  21. Hairy Woodpecker
  22. Herring Gull
  23. House Sparrow
  24. Killdeer
  25. Mallard
  26. Mourning Dove
  27. Northern Flicker
  28. Northern Harrier
  29. Northern Parula
  30. Northern Pintail
  31. Osprey
  32. Red-tailed Hawk
  33. Red-winged Blackbird
  34. Ring-billed Gull
  35. Rock Pigeon
  36. Sandhill Crane
  37. Savannah Sparrow
  38. Semipalmated Plover
  39. Snow Goose
  40. Song Sparrow
  41. Spotted Sandpiper
  42. Turkey Vulture
  43. Warbling Vireo
  44. White-breasted Nuthatch
  45. Wild Turkey
  46. Wood Duck
  47. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  48. Yellow-rumped Warbler
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias 
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus 
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Sunday Sep. 25 -2011
We started our second excursion at Andrew Haydon Park. It was foggy with very little visibility, but that does not stop Always An Adventure. Lucky for us the weather only got better and better as the morning progressed.
We scanned Ottawa beach where we found a variety of the regular gulls and water fowl. We then moved over to Shirley’s Bay where we saw an American Golden Plover, Black-crowned Night Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, several Great Blue Herons, 16 Great Egrets and 3 Bald Eagles including 2 adults and one juvenile.
We also had 6 species of warblers, Black & White, Black-throated Green , Magnolia, Palm, Yellow-rumped and  Northern Parula.
With a day list of 56 species, we were very content.
  1. American Black Duck
  2. American Crow
  3. American Golden Plover
  4. American Goldfinch
  5. American Robin
  6. American Wigeon
  7. Bald Eagle
  8. Belted Kingfisher
  9. Black & White Warbler
  10. Black-capped Chickadee
  11. Black-crowned Night Heron
  12. Black-throated Green Warbler
  13. Blue Jay
  14. Blue-winged teal
  15. Brown Creeper
  16. Common Merganser
  17. Common Moorhen
  18. Common Raven
  19. Double-crested Cormorant
  20. Downy Woodpecker
  21. Eastern Phoebe
  22. European Starling
  23. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  24. Great Black-backed Gull
  25. Great Blue Heron
  26. Great Egret
  27. Greater Yellowlegs
  28. Green-winged Teal
  29. Grey Catbird
  30. Hairy Woodpecker
  31. Herring Gull
  32. House Sparrow
  33. Killdeer
  34. Lesser Scaup
  35. Magnolia Warbler
  36. Mallard
  37. Northern Cardinal
  38. Northern Flicker
  39. Northern Harrier
  40. Northern Parula
  41. Northern Pintail
  42. Palm Warbler
  43. Pied-billed Grebe
  44. Red-tailed Hawk
  45. Ring-billed Gull
  46. Ring-necked Duck
  47. Rock Pigeon
  48. Song Sparrow
  49. Spotted Sandpiper
  50. Swainson's Thrush
  51. White-breasted Nuthatch
  52. White-crowned Sparrow
  53. Wild Turkey
  54. Wood Duck
  55. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  56. Yellow-rumped Warbler
The Three Sombreros..   
Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful Nina! Your images are always inspirational.