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Northern Wheatear

This is a very rare species for Ottawa and quite frankly I did not know what it was when I saw and photographed it. Thanks to David Tyrer and Bruce DiLabio for the ID confirmstion

This species is an uncommon local in the Canadian Arctic, Northern Yukon and Alalska, They winter in old world countries in particular Africa ( Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America ) The odd one will wonder south into Southern Canada in the Fall

The OFN now have recorded this sighting with supporting docs and photos. It seem this is only the 5th time ever that this species has been recorded in Ottawa (within 50 KM of the peace tower)

Canon EOS 7D
1/500s f/16.0 at 700.0mm iso250 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
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wade clare19-Oct-2010 16:56
Some good luck there,Gary
larose forest photos19-Oct-2010 03:59
Phenomenal shot!!!
golfpic19-Oct-2010 03:53
Nice find and very good shot of it.
Gary Fairhead18-Oct-2010 23:09
Thanks very much David...Great news as this is a new bird for me :-)
David 18-Oct-2010 23:00
Gary: This is in fact a Northern Wheatear (First Year Juvenile). Great shot BTW
Patricia Cannaerts18-Oct-2010 22:36
very nice capture !
Ted Busby18-Oct-2010 02:15
Excellent light!; nice colouration on this cutie!
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