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
American golden-plover: Pluvialis dominica, Embrun Lagoons,
black-billed cuckoo: Coccyzus erythropthalmus, Chemin Saint-Columban, Gatineau, Quebec
black-billed cuckoo: Coccyzus erythropthalmus, Thomas Dolan Parkway
common yellowthroat: Geothlypis trichas, female, Opinicon Road, Skycroft Trails
chestnut-sided warbler: Dendroica pensylvanica, singing, Thomas Dolan Parkway
golden-winged warbler: Vermivora chrysoptera, Thomas Dolan Parkway
black tern: Chlidonias niger, breeding adult: adult breeding, Petrie Island
Old Milford Road, Prince Edward Point, upland sandpiper: Bartramia longicauda
Mud Lake, Wilson's warbler: Wilsonia pusilla
This warbler is very active and tends to stay in more obscured foilage.
Very challenging to photograph, so I'm glad I managed to get at least this one mostly unobsured shot. I had to work on the shot a bit to remove one thin little branch that extended right through the beak. Not perfect but less irritating to view.
Mud Lake, Nashville warbler: Vermivora ruficapilla
This leucistic bird is showing its often less obvious chestnut crown patch.
field sparrow: Spizella pusilla, High Road South Airport
Apparently, ther have been only about 5 recorded instances of this warbler species in the Ottawa area, so a wonderful opportunity.
hooded warbler: Wilsonia citrina, Terry Carisse Park
Mer Bleue, palm warbler: Dendroica palmarum
northern shrike: Lanius excubitor, Rockcliffe Airport
This photo of the western rarity was in a marshy area of the property before the golf season began.
Kanata Lakes Golf Course, yellow-headed blackbird: Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
female returns to nest after a short foraging attempt.
great horned owl: Bubo virginianus, heronry
Male with two color variated females
Bronte Harbour, king eider: Somateria spectabilis, male, female,Ontario
The pair go for an awkward stroll on the ice.
Bronte Harbour, king eider: Somateria spectabilis, male, female, Ontario
belted kingfisher: Megaceryle alcyon
Earl Armstrong Road, snowy owl: Bubo scandiacus
A pair of Great Horned Owls have taken over a nest at the heronry.
The herons scream, fly around and try to drive off the male owl each time it comes to the nest.
great blue heron: Ardea herodias, great horned owl: Bubo virginianus, heronry,
Andrew Haydon Park, great egret: Ardea alba
Andrew Haydon Park, great blue heron: Ardea herodias
turkey vulture: Cathartes aura
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