[Ontbirds]Eastern Ontario: Eared Grebes, cranes and migrants

Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Sat Oct 13 16:31:34 EDT 2007


Hello Everyone
    This afternoon did a quick run out east of Ottawa. There were 46 
Sandhill Cranes along Milton Road with a flock of 6 and 7 close to the road 
while a larger flock of 33, were off Smith Road.  The Eared Grebes were 
still present at Alfred Sewage Lagoon. I observed 5 individuals after 20 
minutes of searching. They were in  the north west corner of the east cell. 
Also had 100+ Ruddy Ducks, 2 Redhead, and 1 Rough-legged Hawk flew over Peat 
Moss Road.
    At the Casselman Sewage Lagoon there were 56 Ruddy Ducks and 1 Snow 
Bunting.
                                                good birding, Bruce

Directions: From the town of Alfred go east on Highway 17, then turn south 
on Peat Moss Road and drive for 2 km. The lagoons are on your left (east 
side of road). The birds are best observed from the viewing tower.
Access to the viewing tower is free and no permit is needed.
Entrance to the lagoons is prohibited unless in the possession of a valid
ANNUAL PERMIT. The permit can be purchased ($20.00) on week days from the 
Alfred town office just beside the fire station. Arrangements can also be 
made to
receive the permit by fax by contacting Richard Villeneuve at (613)679-2292.

Directions: From Ottawa take Hwy. 417 east and take exit 96 (Boundary Road). 
Proceed 2.0 km  on Boundary Road to Russell Road (Regional 26). Turn right
onto Russell and drive 3.5 km to Milton Road (Regional 31). Turn left on 
Milton and go north to Perrault Road. After you pass Perrault watch for the 
cranes in the fields on the west side. If you require additional 
information, please email me privately.



Bruce Di Labio
400 Donald B. Munro Drive
P.O.Box 538
Carp,Ontario,K0A 1L0
(613)839-4395 Home (613)715-2571 Cell

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