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
Male Long-tailed Duck
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
Best of all I am still able to Golf at the Canadian….
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
Great pics Paul. Merry Christmas to all. The migration was very healthy this year.
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