Darlington Provincial Park, piping plover: Charadrius melodus
This is a site of a protective breeding program on the beach which produced about 13 chicks from 2 protected nests.
Cape May warbler: Dendroica tigrina, Mud Lake
Mud Lake, red-necked grebe: Podiceps grisegena
barn swallow: Hirundo rustica, feeding, juvenile: immature, Petrie Island
horned lark: Eremophila alpestris, Lapland longspur: Calcarius lapponicus, snow bunting: Plectrophenax nivalis, Renaud Rd., Saint Isidore, Ontario
rough-legged hawk: Buteo lagopus, female, light morph, Renaud Rd., Saint Isidore, Ontario,
Bate Island, harlequin duck: Histrionicus histrionicus, juvenal plumage, juvenile: immature
indigo bunting: Passerina cyanea, Rockcliffe Airport
osprey: Pandion haliaetus, Mud Lake
harlequin duck: Histrionicus histrionicus, juvenile: immature, male, Bate Island, Ottawa, Ontario
long-tailed jaeger: Stercorarius longicaudus, Ormand Rd., Winchester, Ontario
belted kingfisher: Megaceryle alcyon, Petrie Island
This wary bird is on it's way to get some privacy somewhere else.
bald eagle: Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Beacon Hill, Ottawa River, Upper Duck Island
I will be observing these two through the winter-spring period to try to discover nesting activity.
summer tanager: Piranga rubra, male, juvenile: immature, New Edinbourgh, Ottawa
This inividual is a first winter record for Ottawa.
mountain bluebird: Sialia currucoides, female, Goulbourn, Ottawa, Ontario
The bird is very sucessful in finding grubs, will eat berries and is a hardy species, so it could survive in the area all winter.
Bullock's oriole: Icterus bullockii, female, Pakenham, Ontario
This is a rare bird for Eastern Canada, so was a delight to see and photograph. This apple tree was the bird's favorite in the town.
Fletcher Gardens, western kingbird: Tyrannus verticalis
Green's Creek, Hive, wasp
long-billed dowitcher: Limnodromus scolopaceus, Richmond Lagoons
Andrew Haydon Park, little egret: Egretta garzetta
This rare bird for Ottawa doesn't stay to feed in one area very long and often changes feeding locations at least daily in the greater western Ottawa area.
American avocet: Recurvirostra americana, Pinecrest Creek, Ottawa
American avocet: Recurvirostra americana, Pinecrest Creek, Ottawa.
Size comparison with Mallard, Canada Goose and Great Egret
American three-toed woodpecker: Picoides dorsalis, male, Chemin Grimes, Gatineau, Quebec
Milton Road, northern wheatear: Oenanthe oenanthe
American golden-plover: Pluvialis dominica, Embrun Lagoons
American coot: Fulica americana, Bronte Harbour, Ontario
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