[Ontbirds]Peregrine Falcon - Giroux Road East of Ottawa
pagcampbell at rogers.com
Sat Oct 13 17:48:55 EDT 2007
This afternoon at 3 PM Julie Hughes and I were observing the waterfowl in
the quarry pond on the north side of Giroux Road when the Green-winged Teal
and Ring-billed Gulls suddenly flushed. A juvenile Peregrine Falcon was the
cause and after it made a couple of passes, everyone settled down, including
the falcon. It perched on a rock on a mud flat in the pond and sat there for
about ten minutes bathed in sunlight and offering wonderful full front views
through the scope. It then flew off to the west down Giroux Road just before
an approaching heavy downpour hit the area.
Directions to Giroux Road courtesy of NeilyWorld: "From Highway 417 (The
Queensway) take exit 96 (Boundary Road). Proceed 2.0 km NNW on Boundary Road
to Russell Road (Regional 26). Turn right or ESE onto Russell and drive 6.5
km to Frank Kenny Road. Turn left or NNW on Frank Kenny and go 8.0 km to
Giroux Road. Turn right or ENE on it and drive 1.7 km to the Giroux Road
Quarry Ponds." Giroux Road runs from Frank Kenny Road east to Dunning Road.
Frank Kenney runs south from Innes Road at the easterly end of Orleans.
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