Alfred Kelly Nature Reserve at Prévost-Piedmont

Chestnut sided Warbler

It was a beautiful morning for a walk in the Laurentians. The sky was clear and the temperature was 17 degrees Celsius.

Special note: Marc, our guide, led us on a great walk. He was a fountain of information and showed us some hidden gems. We saw a Peregrine Falcon nest with three baby falcons. We decided not to post any pictures the nest and scenery.

We started our walk and heard a Black and White Warbler. I tried to find it. It was hiding behind some leaves. In the far distance was a Broad-winged Hawk.

_DSC9939 Broad-winged Hawk

A Northern Flicker landed in the field near the trail.

_DSC9961 Northern Flicker

There were a few Alder Flycatchers.

_DSC9987 Alder Flycatcher

Looks like a territorial dispute between an Alder Flycatcher and an Indigo Bunting.

_DSC0253 Indigo Bunting vs  Alder Flycatcher

There were a few Indigo Buntings around.

_DSC0247 Indigo Bunting (m)

Here is a female Indigo Bunting.

_DSC9994 Indigo Bunting (f)

A couple of Chestnut sided Warblers were nearby.

_DSC0283 Chestnut sided Warbler

Quite a few Turkey Vultures were circling. At one point there were nine of them together. We realized, two members of our had gone on ahead. We fear for the worst….

_DSC0173 Turkey Vulture

We witnessed a spectacular display of aerial combat above us. A Peregrine Falcon attacking a Turkey Vulture.

_DSC0220 Peregrine Falcon vs Turkey Vulture

Here is a shot of the Peregrine Falcon.

_DSC0244 Peregrine Falcon

There were many insects and plants in the park.

Common Blue Damselfly

_DSC0119 Common Blue Damselfly (m)

Chalk fronted Corporal Dragonfly

_DSC0008 Chalk Fronted Corporal Dragonfly

Common Whitetail Dragonfly

_DSC0146 Common Whitetail Dragonfly (f)

River Jewelwing

_DSC0317 River Jewelwing

Forest Tent Caterpillar

_DSC0018 Forest Tent Caterpillar


_DSC0129 Beetle

Yellow pond Lily

_DSC0087 Yellow Water Lily

Here is my Monet of Lac Paradis

_DSC0014 Lac Paradis

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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