None of us like those rainy, cool and windy days of fall but they usually bring in bird rarities. This past week in the Ottawa area we had a windfall.
First there was a Razorbill on the Ottawa which was seen for a few days. I “think“, I saw it but only had my binoculars and the bird was very far away. So I sure couldn’t count it but I already had the bird for Ottawa, back in October in 2011 we had another Razorbill make an appearance.
I’ve not been able to get a photo of one of the Ottawa Razorbill’s but here’s a photo from the east coast.
The Cave Swallow also disappeared before I could see it this year. I also saw a Cave Swallow before, there was one at Bate Island back in November 5th, 2012, which I was able to see but again no photo.
Here is a photo from Texas:
Lastly, Bruce Di Labio found a Black-throated Gray Warbler at Mud Lake, that has lingered for almost a week, giving anyone willing to spend a few minutes searching, great views.
The Black-throated Gray I saw a few years ago was uncountable because I saw it in Quebec. The Mud Lake bird is my 279th Ottawa bird.