Parc des Rapides, LaSalle, and Verdun Waterfront

Today’s walk was with BPQ. It was cloudy a first. Later on the sun came out. It was a nice day for a walk.



We saw a lot of Red-winged Blackbirds calling along the path.

_DSC3750 Red-Winged Blackbird

In the distance, on an island, we saw some Great Blue Heron nests.

_DSC3774 Great Blue Heron

We found a pair of Hooded Mergansers swimming and diving looking for food in a pond.

_DSC3836 Hooded merganser (F)


_DSC3867 Hooded merganser (M)

There were Song Sparrows singing along the trail.

_DSC3852 Song Sparrow

A few Black-capped Chickadees were flying around.

_DSC3880 Black-capped Chickadee

Mallard ducks were found here and there along the path and in the water.

_DSC3855 Mallard Duck (m)

_DSC3890 Mallard Ducks

A groundhog was spotted in the brush.

_DSC3907 Groundhog

A Norther Flicker landed on the tree next to us and was gone in a blink of an eye. A Pileated Woodpecker was so busy pecking, that he didn’t notice all the people looking at him.

_DSC3941 Pileated Woodpecker

An European Starling landed on the tree next to me.

_DSC3968 European Starling

A female House Sparrow was perched high up near the top of a tree.

_DSC3976 House Sparrow (f)

_DSC3997  House Sparrow (f)

Along the river, there were Buffleheads flying upstream and then dive for food. While they were diving the water current would carry them back down stream. I tried to get some BIF (Birds in Flight) shots. I need much more practice.

_DSC4041 Bufflehead


_DSC4173 Bufflehead

In the distance, we saw some Lesser and a Greater Scaups and Goldeneyes. I manages to get a shot of an immature male bufflehead.

_DSC4224 Bufflehead (m - first winter)

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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