December Produces Ottawa Bird’s #252, #253, #254

The Mountain Bluebird was re-found about 5 miles from where she was first found near the Ottawa Dump.  I wish the weather had been better, but some day’s you have to take what you get.  The Bluebird was a long way off but I did manage a few decent photos.

Ottawa Bird #252



A few days later Rick Collins and I went to the Shirley’s Bay dike in search of a reported male Canvasback and were lucky enough to find a female Long-tailed Duck.  Two birds I had never seen in Ottawa.  We had excellent scope views but getting photos was impossible.

Below are photos from my files.

Ottawa Bird #253

Female Long-tailed Duck

Dec907 (83)B

Male Long-tailed Duck

Dec907 (196)B

Ottawa Bird #254 – Canvasback


The birds just kept coming, just this week there was a Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose and Common Merganser in the small ponds at Andrew Haydon.

Greater White-fronted Goose



Snow Goose


Common Merganser


Best of all I am still able to Golf at the Canadian….

December 18, 2015

When I was finished my round and walking to the car a flock of Bohemian Waxwings were feeding on berries in the trees behind us.






Tonight checking the Ontbird reports I see that the Smew was relocated….away I go tomorrow, wish me luck.Ciao for now



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One Response to December Produces Ottawa Bird’s #252, #253, #254

  1. says:

    Great pics Paul. Merry Christmas to all. The migration was very healthy this year.


    Sent from Windows Mail

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