Parc National d’Oka


It was a beautiful day for a walk. The temperature was a nippy 7 degrees Celsius at 7 am. I went to the BPQ outing a Oka national park.

About 25 birders showed up with 5 Toyota Prius. We saw and heard 50 species of birds.

Our leader Wayne found a Pileated ‘Wood’pecker.

_DSC4524 Wayne and Pileated Woodpecker

We found some shore birds by the beach. There was a pair of Lesser Yellowlegs near the shore.

_DSC4199 Lesser Yellowlegs

_DSC4269 Lesser Yellowlegs

Semipalmated Plover

_DSC4239 Semipalmated plover


_DSC4394 Killdeer

While I was getting some shots, every bird took off. I looked up and a  Peregrine Falcon flew by and landed on a tree near me.

_DSC4293 Peregrine Falcon

_DSC4368 Peregrine Falcon

Further down the beach we found some Canada Geese. All of sudden, they all took off.

_DSC4465 Canada Geese

We looked up and a Bald Eagle (immature) was circling above us.

_DSC4502 Bald Eagle (j)

We drove to the eastern entrance and hiked down to the bay. At the far end a Great Blue Heron came in over the reeds.

_DSC4559 Great Blue Heron

Fall colors and the moon.

_DSC4600 Moon

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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