Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013 Local Birding

Hi Everyone
Bohemian Waxwings continue to move around and through the Ottawa area. Today I had a number of flocks including 250+ near Stittsville, 50+ at Shirley's Bay and 100+ along Carling Ave at Moodie Drive area. The redpoll extravaganza at the Hilda Road feeders continued today with all subspecies being reported. Check out my blog for recent photos of all subspecies. The Bald Eagles have return to Shirley's Bay, the site of the first nesting record for Ottawa last spring. The eagles were observed on March 20th at the nest and today an adult sitting. If you require additional information, please email me privately.
Good birding, Bruce

From Carling Ave. head north on Rifle Rd then right onto Lois Ave then right onto Hilda Road.

Directions: Shirley's Bay: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 west to the Moodie Drive exit and turn north (right) on Moodie Drive and continue to Carling Ave. Turn left at Carling Ave. and follow Carling to Rifle Road. Turn right (north) on Rifle Rd. Park at the lot at the end (boat launch). Walk back to the road, and continue through the gate on the Department of National Defense property. There is a trail on your right (clearly marked with vehicle "No Entry" signs) which heads into the woods, and, eventually to the causeway. There is lots of POISON IVY along the causeway.

OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING THE SHIRLEY'S BAY AREA-- Call (613) 991-5740 and request permission to visit the causeway area for birding.

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

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