[Ontbirds] Ottawa: Little Egret Update

Diane and Kayo Roy kayoroy at niagara.com
Mon Jul 6 19:57:32 EDT 2015

Hello Bruce

You thanked a number of people in your message below.  The birding community 
owes you a huge thank you for all your excellent reports on the presence of 
the Little Egret in the Ottawa area.  How many mornings did you get up at 
0400h in order to get to the Haydon Park by 0500h to get the word out.

Many thanks my friend for all the effort you have made so that many birders 
were able to get to see this new provincial rarity.

Take care and be well.


-----Original Message----- 
From: bruce dilabio
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 5:20 PM
Subject: [Ontbirds] Ottawa: Little Egret Update

Hi Everyone

Unfortunately no reports today but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still in the 
Ottawa region. A few of us checked other areas today after leaving Andrew 
Haydon Park and no joy. It appears that the Little Egret may have changed 
its routine including where it’s roosting at night. I haven’t received any 
sightings today. After a month of playing hide and seek with birders and 
photographers it’s hard to say if it has left the area. If anyone observes 
the Little Egret please post to Ontbirds ASAP.

I’d like to thank all those who assisted in tracking the first Ontario 
record of the Little Egret, especially Ben Di Labio, Michael Tate, Arron 
Hywarren, Michelle and Paul Martin and all other birders and photographers 
too. Tomorrow is another day.  Its been an amazing experience.

Good birding,


Bruce Di Labio
P.O. Box 538
Carp, Ontario
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