[Ontbirds] Purple gallinule in Essex County

Andrew adon14 at cogeco.ca
Sun Aug 19 10:35:10 EDT 2018

Still here at 10:30, also least bittern and green heron
The Purple Gallinule just made a brief appearance (7:15am) at John R Park Homestead.  

Directions as per Jeremy’s original post - 

> Location: John R Park Homestead can be found by searching Google Maps, and is on County Rd 50 between Kingsville and Harrow in Essex County. If you park in the gravel parking lot up against a flower garden, walk to County Rd 50 and turn right. There is a bridge over the road, and the bird is less than100m south of Rd 50<x-apple-data-detectors://1> (toward the lake). Viewing is difficult and will require patience. The bird was resting for a while out of sight, then came back into view and foraged before flying across the creek, where it was still viewable but tricky. Hopefully that makes enough sense! The approximate GPS coordinate of the bird is (41.9966, -82.8485), which is in the middle of a small marsh. Do not plan to walk to this exact coordinate - it is where the bird last was and a good direction to look from the road.

Good Birding!

Kory Renaud

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