Archive | October 4, 2011

Return to Sarsaparilla Trail

The day after my trip to Algonquin with Deb I headed out to some of Ottawa’s west end birding sites. Not too much was happening at the Moodie Drive quarry pond; I saw only a few Canada Geese, a Pied-billed Grebe, a couple of cormorants and a Great Blue Heron. A Red-winged Blackbird was also calling nearby. The Richmond Lagoons were slightly more productive with several mallards and Green-winged Teals, seven American Wigeon, a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, and two Eastern Phoebes. Even though the mudflats here were ideal for shorebirds, I didn’t see any around. Continue reading