[Ontbirds] Laughing Gull - Ottawa, Britannia Filtration Plant

Giovanni Pari bruant.a.couronne.doree at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 16:55:56 EDT 2012


An adult, breeding plumage, Laughing Gull was observed at 15h50, by Tom
Devecseri, Mark Patry, Rob Pinella and I while birding from the easternmost
tip at the Britannia Filtration Plant. The bird was flying along the Ottawa
river approximately 30 feet off shore and 20 feet high. It was last seen
flying south and rounding back inland towards Mud Lake. Good views allowed
us to see the black hood, the complete red bill, the partial, white
eye-ring, and the dark wing tips. The bird was approximately the size of a
Ring-billed Gull.

Giovanni Pari

Directions: (from downtown Ottawa): Courtesy of Christina Lewis

"Britannia Point" - Take Hwy 417 west to exit #129 (Pinecrest / Greenbank Rds.)
then go north on Pinecrest to Richmond Rd. Right (east) on Richmond to
Carling Ave. Right on Carling and take the 1st left onto Poulin Ave.
Follow Poulin to Britannia Rd.. Right (north) on Britannia to where it
ends at Cassels St. Go right (east) on Cassels and take this road right
to the very end; park at the gravel area near the public boat launch



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