[Ontbirds]Glossy Ibis at Brighton's Constructed Wetland

Doug McRae rdmcrae at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 14 22:33:51 EDT 2007

Hi Ontbirders,

As noted by Fred Helleiner in his weekly Presqu'ile posting, an adult  
Glossy Ibis has been found at Brighton's Constructed Wetland Sewage  
Treatment Ponds.  The bird was first seen briefly yesterday by some  
researchers working at the pond, then relocated again today.  At this  
point it is not possible for birders to enter the facility unless  
invited in by a municipal official (we are working on a plan that  
will allow birders in but that is still in the future so please do  
not enter the ponds without specific permission) but it can sometimes  
be seen from the edge of the road.  Park at the viewing deck parking  
area, then walk east along the shoulder of Cty. Rd. 64 about 50 m  
until you come to an area with some cedars growing along the fence  
line.  From this site - the highest point on the road -  look SE to  
the far corner of the far cell and the bird is frequently feeding  
along that shoreline.

Directions:  The Constructed Wetland is located at the SE corner of  
Brighton.  From Hwy 401, take the Brighton exit (Hwy. 30)and follow  
it south into town.  Go south through the two traffic lights, over  
the railway tracks and follow the main road, now called Prince Edward  
Street, south.  About 1 km south of the tracks, the main road begins  
to swing to the left and becomes Cty. Rd. 64.  As this long turn  
ends, the constructed wetlands appear on the right side.


Doug McRae

Doug McRae Nature Services
P.O. Box 3010
Brighton, Ontario
Canada K0K 1H0
rdmcrae at sympatico.ca

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