Parc-nature de l’Île-de-la-Visitation

It was a little chilly, 2 degrees, when we started the walk. By the end it was sunny and 19, a beautiful spring day. My daughter Shannon and Erik came along also. Joel Coutu was leading the walk. There were quite a few people following along. He lead us on a very informative tour around the park.



We spotted a Double-crested Cormorant male in pre-breeding plumage. He was on the other side of the river perched on a log.

_DSC5947 Double Crested Cormorant

Near the riverbank and next to the path, an American Robin was building a nest.

_DSC5964 American Robin in nest

A pair of Northern Cardinals were flying around.

_DSC5969 Northern Cardinal (f)

_DSC5983 Northern Cardinal (m)

There were Canada Geese, Wood ducks, and Mallards near the shore.

_DSC5973 Canada Goose

_DSC5977 Wood Duck

On the bank of the river, we spotted a Fox Sparrow on the ground.

_DSC6009 Fox Sparrow

The little Screech Owl was sleeping. We were very quiet.

_DSC6034 Screeh owl

There were plenty of Gray Squirrels scurrying about.

_DSC6058 Gray Squirrel

Flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is here.


Erik spotted a pair of American Goldfinches in a tree.

_DSC6074 American Goldfinch

While we were walking, we heard ‘fee bee’ being called out. Shannon spotted the Eastern Phoebe high above us.

_DSC6088 Eastern Phoebe

Song Sparrows were everywhere.

_DSC6098 Song Sparrow

so were House Finches.

_DSC6107 House Finch (m)

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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