[Ontbirds]Barrow's Goldeneye in Ottawa

Christian Renault crenault5tu at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 6 23:50:20 EST 2007


The Barrow's Goldeneye reported by Michael Broughton yesterday Dec 5th on the Rideau River was still there at 4:00 p.m. today December 6th.  It was South of the patch of water amongsts over 60 Common Goldeneyes, 3 males and 1 female Common Mergansers, and a multitude of Mallards.

Christian Renault
Pembroke, ON

Here are the directions given yesterday:

To get to the Rideau Tennis Club, exit the Queensway at the Vanier parkway and 
head north. Turn left (West) at Donald, and follow Donald all the way to the 
end at the Tennis Club. To get to the little peninsula, from the parking area 
go west towards the river to get on the path, and turn right going past the 
club house. You will almost immediately see a clearing to your left with a 
large tree at the shoreline (and lots of footprints heading in there). That 
tree is pretty much at the shoreline, so do't go much further as the ice is not 
very strong yet. The Goldeneyes seem to usually be right opposite or a bit 
north of this point. 

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