July 7, 2:00 pm
I had not been birding for some time, but ONTBIRDS reports of this first-ever sighting in Ottawa got me out. It was located on the Carp River floodplain, right in the village of Carp.
At first I could see nothing, but after 15 minutes, it suddenly flew up and circled the flood plain. A couple of young birders from Cornwall were hiding close to the river; they came back to the road and we talked about it. Then Chris Plowright drove up with his friend. The Ibis performed again with a short fly past.