[Ontbirds]Brighton Wetland and Lagoon

Rod Lee simkev at sympatico.ca
Sat Jun 28 19:11:21 EDT 2008


Hello everyone: This report comes on behalf of Keith Lee (Tiny).

Tiny just called to tell me that two of the baby Osprey were on the ground 
at the bottom of the pole holding the nest.  This is very sad but three 
would have been an unusually large clutch.

There was two Spotted Sandpipers and two Least Sandpipers along with 
numerous Killdeer, Moorhen and Wood Duck ducklings.  The Trumpeter is in his 
molt and is unable to fly at the current time.  There were three Blue winged 
Teal, and quite a few Marsh Wrens calling.  All-in-all there are more 
flowers at the Constructed Wetland than birds and waterfowl.  Still, a nice 
place to visit.

A reminder that starting next Saturday July 5,  2008 Keith Lee (Tiny) will
be at the Wetland between 4:00 and 5:30 or 6:00pm
Maureen Campeau

Directions:  The Constructed Wetland is located at the SE corner of
Brighton.  From Hwy 401, take the Brighton exit 509 (Hwy. 30) and follow
it south into town.  Go south through the two traffic lights, over
the railway tracks and follow the main road, now called Prince Edward
Street, south.  About 1 km south of the tracks, the main road begins
to swing to the left and becomes Cty. Rd. 64.  As this long turn
ends the Constructed Wetlands appear on the right side.



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