Ile Bizard nature park

Today, my daughter and I went to the Ile Bizard nature park and joined with the BPQ bird watching walk. There were about thirty of us on this fine sunny morning. It was a little chilly, about 2 degrees. We walk about 3.5 hours and saw/heard about 43 species of birds.


At the start of the first boardwalk, we saw about a dozen Painted Turtles on logs, basking in the sun.

_DSC6329 Painted Turtle

A Raven flew right by us.

_DSC6332 Raven

There were Canada Geese all over the marsh area. They made a racket. Some were flying around.

_DSC6350 Canada Goose

Some were swimming.

_DSC6556 Canada Goose

Some were in the reeds.

_DSC6359 Canada Goose

There were quite a few Swamp Sparrows singing and flying around.

_DSC6372 Swamp Sparrow

One song Sparrow landed on a tree next to us.

_DSC6448 Song Sparrow

Red-winged blackbirds were everywhere and calling

_DSC6485 Red-winged Blackbird

In the distance, in a tree far far away, we spotted a Belted Kingfisher.

_DSC6499 Belted Kingfisher

Tree swallows were flying all over the marsh.

_DSC6515 Tree Swallow

_DSC6408 Tree Swallow

A couple of White-Breasted Nuthatches were flying here and there.

_DSC6521 White-breasted Nuthatch

There were a few Mallards.

_DSC6523 Mallard (m)

_DSC6549 Mallard (f)

We saw a few Red Squirrels and a couple of Gray Squirrels.

_DSC6527 Red Squirrel

Saw this interesting growth on a tree.


Heard a few Black-capped Chickadees. Saw a couple. Shot only one.

_DSC6579 Black-capped Chickadee

We heard woodpeckers. I managed to take a photo of a Downy Woodpecker.

_DSC6576 Downy Woodpecker

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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