Ile Bizard nature park

Eastern Kingbird

I was up at 3 am today for the BPQ Summer Solstice outing. I felt terrible and went back to sleep. I woke up 2 hours later and took a photo of the sunrise. The temperature was 14 degrees Celsius and sunny. By the time I finished, the temperature was in the mid twenties.

2016_06_18 Sunrise
2016_06_18 Sunrise

I got ready and went to Ile Bizard for a walk. I met Felix while walking. We had a discussion about the park.

I got hungry and went to my favorite breakfast place. Le Cozy Cafe in Hudson.

20160618 Omelet

After breakfast, I decided to go to  Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve in Hudson. It is next to LeNichoir.


I heard a racket and found a pair of Downy Woodpeckers with their fledgling.

_DSC0700 Downy Woodpecker

There were a lot of Mallards. Felix and I did not see any Canada Goose nor any Wood Ducks.

_DSC0730 Mallard (f)

There were a lot of Bullfrog bellowing.

_DSC0738 Bullfrog

There were a few Tree Swallows.

_DSC0756 Tree Swallow

There were a few Green Herons flying around.

_DSC0763 Green Heron

Not many dragonflies flying about. Here is a Chalk Fronted Corporal Dragonfly.

_DSC0769 Chalk Fronted Corporal Dragonfly

There were many Red-winged Blackbirds.

_DSC0780 Red-winged Blackbird

We saw a pair of Black-crowned Night Herons fly over us and land on a dead tree.

_DSC0783 Black-crowned Nifgt Heron

_DSC0787 Black-crowned Nifgt Heron

The Iris’s have bloomed.

_DSC0854 Iris

We spotted some Eastern Kingbirds.

_DSC0866 Eastern Kingbird

We heard a couple of Marsh Wrens. However, we didn’t see any. We did see quite a few Swamp Sparrows.

_DSC0887 Swamp Sparrow

_DSC0898 Swamp Sparrow

A Great Blue Heron flew over us.

_DSC0890 Great Blue Heron

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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