[Ontbirds] Adult Heermann's Gull @Deschenes Rapids Ottawa

Gordon Pringle parula at magma.ca
Sat Mar 3 17:07:38 EST 2012

There is an Ottawa alert in progress as follows ...

Mark Gawn discovered an adult Heermann's Gull 2 to 3 hours ago below 
the Deschenes Rapids observed from the Britannia Yacht Club. Richard 
Waters, Tom Hanrahan and Gillian Mastromatteo had it for the hour 
(3:15-4:15 p.m.) resting above the Deschenes Rapids as observed from 
the Britannia Yacht Club.It is in all probability still present.

Gordon Pringle

1236 Henry Farm Dr.
Ottawa  ON
K2C 2E2

parula at magma.ca



Independent Directions to this Site: 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 right 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. The Britannia Yacht Club 
is directly in front of you. Park along Cassels Street. You will have 
to proceed on foot through the Yacht Club gate, walk 200 metres east 
past the barrier and 150 metres north to the Deschênes Rapids - 
Ontario. To view the area below the rapids proceed east along Cassels 
to the Y junction and bear left to go behind the filtration plant. 
Britannia Point and a good view of the swirling flock can be had here.

More information about the ONTBIRDS mailing list