Birding Report

Albino Red-tailed Hawk Reported

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

One of our website viewers reports that an albino Red-tailed Hawk was seem along Bruce Road 1, between County Road 20 and the 6th of Bruce on Sunday, March 27.  The hawk was all white.  The Bruce Birding Club reported a similar finding in October , 2010, near Clifford.  There is a good chance that this is the same bird.

Another report  on the same Sunday,  has an albino Red-tailed Hawk sighted near Scone in the company of another Red-tailed Hawk in normal colours.  It would appear that a territory has been established.

Cattle Egret, the star of the OSFN Annual Around the Bay Outing, November 7,2010

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

OSFN had a successful outing with 20 people participating in our Annual Around the Bay Hike.  We saw 39 species of birds.  A worthwhile diversion from our normal route took us to see the Cattle Egret, a rare species to our area, found at a local farm near Leith. Some surprises happened, like when the Black-bellied Plover landed on a shoal for a few minutes to rest, give us a look, and then take off again. We also saw briefly a probable Barn Swallow who forgot that is was November.  Then there was the disappointment of not seeing the 100’s of Sandhill Cranes near Shouldice that were there 2 days before.  We missed out on some waterfowl like Scoters, Horned Grebes and Red-throated Loons, but then again, knowing that they are there or coming soon keeps you coming back.

Thank you to all of the participants for making this a successful day.

For a list of birds seen please email birding@owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca and a list will be provided.

Albino Red-tailed Hawk and Cackling Goose -October 6, 2010

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Bruce Birding Club went to the Clifford Sewage Lagoons and the Saugeen Conservation area today.   Both places came with a surprise .  An all white complete with reddish eye albino Red-tailed Hawk drew much interest and excitement at the lagoons.   The other bird that was a lifer for some of our birders was a Cackling Goose found in the main pond of the Saugeen Conservation area.  In all a total of 40 birds were seen.   | Read the full article ››

Long-tailed Jaeger, Miramichi Bay, Port Elgin – September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The weather when we started out today was horrible, It was 13 degrees, winds were blowing 40 K gusting to 70 K and the rain was driven by wind.   | Read the full article ››

Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

A reader writes in and asks …. ” I was on the Saugeen and saw what looked to be two Golden Eagles and a giant nest.     | Read the full article ››

Dickcissel in Bruce County – June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The temperature was 11 C, the winds were 30 to 50 K; it was raining and the forecast said the rain would end in the late afternoon.  The question facing the Bruce Birding Club members was to go or not to go birding that day.   | Read the full article ››

OSFN Birding Hike – May 22/10

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Fourteen people came out to enjoy 4 hours of birding that netted 67 Species of birds.   | Read the full article ››

18 Warbler Species Seen- May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Bruce Birding Club focused on warblers on this beautiful sunny warm spring day.  By the end of the day 18 species were seen with most of them found   | Read the full article ››

Blue- Gray Gnatcatcher, Red-shouldered Hawk and Nesting Great Horned Owls

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The day had some surprises with some excellent birds seen and heard on the Bruce Birding Cub outing on Wednesday, April 21.  A look at the pair of owlets   | Read the full article ››

Bruce Birding Club Outing – Wed. April 7/10

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The day started out in humour as we intended to look at waterfowl and there was a deep fog in our birding area   | Read the full article ››