[Ontbirds] Purple Gallinule at John R Park Homestead

Todd Pepper pepper_todd at yahoo.ca
Sun Aug 19 20:06:58 EDT 2018

Three of us had very brief glimpses of the Purple Gallinule at 7:50 P.M. at John R Park Homestead before it slipped back into the thick phragmites. 

Directions as per Jeremy’s original post - 

> Location: John R Park Homestead cbe 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 than 100m south of Rd50<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.

Todd Pepper
Leamington, ON

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