Bois de Liesse nature park

It was sunny and cold this morning. A little nippy. The tempurature was -8 degrees. I decided to explore the Bois Franc section. Here you will find mature trees and a high canopy.


I heard Cardinal, Chickadees, Robins and Nuthatches in the forest. In the distance, there were the rhythmic knocking of woodpeckers.

A sparrow pop out of the trees and landed near me.

_DSC4273 Song Sparrow

I notice a Mourning Dove taking in the morning sun. It did not move much.

_DSC4300 Mourning Dove

A few Gray Squirrels were around here and there.

_DSC4321 Gray Squirrel

With each step I take, the rhythmic knocking was getting louder and louder. I was getting closer and closer to the source. I looked up and I found a Pileated Woodpecker hammering away about 20 meters in from the path and half way up a tree.

_DSC4399 Pileated Woodpecker

Nearby, an American Robin just landed on a log.

_DSC4420 American Robin

More knocking was heard. Faster and not as powerful. It was a Hairy Woodpecker.

_DSC4426 Hairy Woodpecker

Further along, I spotted a pair of Mallards, just sitting there, not doing much.

_DSC4438 Mallards

I heard the chirping of chickadees and nuthatches. They were around me and were up and about. but not close. A few minutes later, I spotted a Nuthatch next to the path. I followed it for a bit and got this shot.

_DSC4458 White-breasted Nuthatch

The nuthatch was joined by a flock of small birds with a black head. Chickadees I thought. Wait, there a flash of yellow on the head and the flight pattern was different. They didn’t stay still for a second. I had a very difficult time keep up. I managed to get this half way decent shot and a lot of out of focus birds and bare branches. This is a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

_DSC4462 Golden-crowned Kinglet

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.






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