Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 26-28, 2011 Western Grebe,Razorbill and Parasitic Jaeger

Its was a crazy week birding along the Ottawa River between Deschenes Rapids and the Champlain Bridge. The Razorbill was playing hide and seek along with a Western Grebe which was seen 3 times over 5 days. And finally, a juvenile jaeger on October 27th that challenged many of us local birders to what species it was, all in all, another great week!

A juvenile jaeger observed off Bate island/Champlain Bridge was finally identified as a Parasitic after much debate.

After disappearing for a day or so the Razsorbill was back off Deschenes Lookout along the Ottawa River Parkway yesterday afternoon and was present til dusk. It appeared in good condition, preening, diving and flapping its wings.

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