[Ontbirds]Red-breasted Merganser, Ottawa

Paul.Matthews at statcan.ca Paul.Matthews at statcan.ca
Thu May 1 10:16:53 EDT 2008


Hello Ontbirders

This morning a breeding-plumaged male Red-breasted Merganser was just a
few metres from shore on the Ottawa River just west of the Remic Rapids
parking lot.

Directions: The Remic Rapids parking lot is on the north side of the
Ottawa River Parkway. The access road to the lot is the first turn-off
after Parkdale when going west on the parkway. Park at the far (west)
end of the Remic lot and proceed on foot a few hundred metres west along
the bike path. On your left (south) you'll see an underpass that leads
to Carleton Ave (signed). This is the area of the river where I saw the
merganser. A bit further west there are barricades where the bike path
is slightly flooded.

Paul Matthews, Ottawa


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