[Ontbirds]First year Cooper's Hawk, Ottawa

Don Wigle don.wigle at sympatico.ca
Thu Jan 25 18:19:55 EST 2007


Saw a first year Cooper's Hawk at Britannia Woods today about 3pm.  It was
in a tall deciduous tree on the north side of the small bay southeast of the
area where the Great-horned Owls are usually seen and at the extreme
southwest corner of Mud Lake.    A Pileated Woodpecker was in the same tree
not far f rom the Cooper's.  

 

Directions from the Queensway:  Exit onto Pinecrest Road north (exit 129),
north on Pinecrest to Richmond Road, right (east) onto Richmond Road, use
left lane to cross Carling Avenue, turn left (north) at the traffic light
just past Carling Ave and onto Poulin Avenue.  Continue to end of Poulin,
turn left on Britannia Road, continue to Cassels St. and turn right,
continue to end of Cassels St. opposite the Britannia Yacht Club.  Turn
right on the road that goes to the Britannia Water Filtration Plant and
proceed (about half way to the plant) to the path entrance to Britannia
Woods on your right just before Mud Lake.  The path borders Mud Lake - head
south (away from the Ottawa River) and stay on the main path until you get
to the south end of Mud Lake.  Take the path that borders the south side of
Mud Lake and scan trees bordering the southwest corner of the lake.   
 
Don Wigle
Ottawa
 
 


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