I decided to walk in Châteauguay today at the Refuge fauniqueMarguerite-D’Youville on Île Saint-Bernard. I was here last summer and I wanted see it in spring.
There were quite a few squirrels scurrying around.
I looked out at Lac St-Louis and in the distance there were some Goldeneyes.
As I was walking back to the main trail, I heard the call of a Northern Cardinal. I headed towards the sound. He was hiding in the brush. I manage to get a shot before he took off.
I noticed some sparrows along the path. I stopped and identified them as American Tree Sparrows. One landed on the tree close to me. I managed to get this shot.
A little further, I notice a Tufted Titmouse on branch. I got a good shot but not a great shot.
Nearby, there was a Downy Woodpecker. I squeezed off a few shots before it took off.
I caught this Red-winged blackbird looking down.
A White-breasted Nuthatch dropped by.
I spotted two White-tailed Deer at the edge of the forest, just before the marsh.
There were quite a few Robins flying between the trees and the edge of the marsh.
The marsh was mostly frozen and this Canada Goose was walking the ice.
This Mink is all wet.
I heard the call of a Flicker and I found it on top of a tall tree across the marsh.
The terrain changed to grassy fields with a few trees.
I notice a brown blob on the branch near the top. It was an American Kestrel.
Here is a front shot
The sun came out and Chickadees were all around me. This one landed on a branch about 2 meters from me. I couldn’t help it. I took a shot.
I saw some Mallards on the ice taking in some rays.
A pair of Canada Goose flew right by me
That is all for today’s walk.