[Ontbirds] 14 Arctic Terns Britannia

mark gawn gawnbirding at hotmail.com
Thu May 26 20:19:09 EDT 2011

Following up on Bruce Dilabio's earlier post I checked Britannia point this evening and was rewarded at 19:10 by a flyby flock of 14 Arctic Terns heading east, lost to sight at the Champlain Bridge. There were two large flocks of WW Scoter loafing on the river, totalling 100+Directions (courtesy of NeilyWorld):Deschenes Rapids, from Britannia Filtration Plant: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 129 (Greenbank & Pinecrest Roads). If travelling west, the 0.3 km offramp dumps you right or north onto Pinecrest Road. If driving east, a 0.3 km offramp brings you to Pinecrest/Greenbank Road, where you will turn left or north onto Pinecrest Road and in 0.4 km join the westbound offramp traffic. Both groups will now follow Pinecrest Road north 0.8 km from here to Richmond Road. Turn right or northeast onto Richmond and go 0.5 km, crossing Carling Avenue, to Poulin Avenue. Turn left or north onto Poulin and go 0.6 km to where a left only turn puts you on Howe Street. Follow Howe west 0.2 km to Britannia Road. Turn right or north onto Britannia Road and proceed 0.8 km to Cassels Street. Turn right or east onto Cassels and go 0.7 km to a small parking area on the end at the Britannia Filtration Plant. 
Mark GawnOttawa, Ontario, Canada


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