[Ontbirds]]Black-Crowned Night Heron pair, Mud Lake, Ottawa Update

Qasim Mahmud qm at misaq.com
Tue Jun 19 15:18:18 EDT 2007

Further to  following message ... Visited Mud Lake today around 9 to 12. Saw
one adult Black Crown Night Heron and discovered one Juvenile(Atleast that
what I think It is :) hiding close to the entrance area  ..



Qasim Mahmud, Ottawa , ON

-----Original Message-----
From: ontbirds-bounces at hwcn.org [mailto:ontbirds-bounces at hwcn.org] On Behalf
Of Michael Broughton
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:28 PM
To: ontbirds at hwcn.org
Subject: [Ontbirds]Black-Crowned Night Heron pair, Mud Lake, Ottawa

Made a quick stop at Mud Lake on my way home this afternoon and encountered
a pair of black-crowned night herons. The first I found in the bay to the
left of the dock along the west side of the lake. As I moved closer for
better pictures (damn my short zoom!) it took off South towards the area of
the footbridge. I then found the other further north in the trees just after
the entrance to the west side path as I was heading north out to the car
immediately therafter. As I did not see the first heron circle back across
the lake, I assume this to be a second sighting.
Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/silliopolous/ 
Directions to this Site: In Ottawa from Highway 417 take the Greenbank &
Pinecrest Roads exit turning north onto Pinecrest Road. Follow Pinecrest
Road north 0.8 km from here to Richmond Road. Turn right onto Richmond and
go 0.5 km, crossing Carling Avenue, to Poulin Avenue. Turn left or north
onto Poulin and go 0.6 km to where a left only turn puts you on Howe Street.
Follow Howe west 0.2 km to Britannia Road. Turn right or north onto
Britannia Road and proceed 0.8 km to t-junction at Cassels Street. Turn
right or east onto Cassels. Park along the road by the turnstile to the west
of Mud lake for access to the western path, or continue on to the small lot
before the filtration plant.

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