[Ontbirds] Ottawa: Little Egret update
bruce.dilabio at sympatico.ca
Sat Jul 11 18:42:34 EDT 2015
The Little Egret continues to be a unpredictable early morning visitor to Andrew Haydon Park and wasn’t observed this morning. Yesterday, July 10, it arrived at 5:29am and departure at 5:49am.
A few of us checked other locations including Britannia Point/Pinecrest Creek, the Ottawa River shoreline from Britannia to Shirley’s Bay, Moodie Drive Ponds, Bruce Pit, Carp River and some of the wetland areas along Moodie Drive near Hunt Club Road. It obviously has other locations to feed.
I’d recommend that if you are considering searching for the Little Egret, check for it late afternoon as it has come into roost on Conroy Island at Deschenes Rapids. It has been reported as early as 6:00pm and yesterday it was observed flying in to Conroy Island at 7:40p.m. Vantage points for viewing Conroy Island include Britannia Point and Britannia Pier. Arrive early. You can view the lower rapids from Britannia Point at the end of Cassels Road or the upper rapids from Britannia Pier which is located off Carling Ave at the end of Greenview Road. Both locations give you a view of Conroy Island. If you have any questions please email me privately.
Directions: From southern Ontario take Hwy 401 east to Hwy 416 and travel north towards Ottawa. Take Hwy 417 east and exit at Holly Acres Road. Turn left and follow Holly Acres Road north to Carling Ave. Go though intersection into Andrew Haydon Park and turn left. Follow road to the furthest west parking lot. Park and follow path to Ottawa River shoreline. The Little Egret has been feeding at the mouth of Stillwater Creek.
Bruce Di Labio
P.O. Box 538
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