It was a chilly (1 degree Celsius) morning and sunny day for a walk in the Technoparc area. Joel led the McGill Students Birding club on a lively and informative walk.

I spotted a wild Turkey in the brush and it took off before I could get a shot. This was a first time we saw one in the area. In the distance we spotted 2 Great Blue Herons flying over head. Later, we spotted 2 Red-tailed Hawks flying low over the horizon. We heard a Wilson’s Snipe and could not see it.

We saw lots of Canada Geese flying in formation.

_DSC6847 Canada Geese

We heard Norther Flickers calling.

_DSC6861 Northern Flicker

In the little pond by chemin St-Francois there was a pair of Green-winged Teals.

_DSC6867 Green-winged Teal

Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds.

_DSC6880 Red-wigned Blackbird

There were two Black-crowned Night Herons waiting.

_DSC6885 Black-crowned Night Heron

Quite a few American Robins were flying around

_DSC6899 America Robin

We spotted a Dark-eyed Junco in a tree.

_DSC6903 Dark-eyed Junco

Lots of Song Sparrows.

_DSC6908 Song Sparrow

and a few Vesper Sparrows along the path.

_DSC6915 Versper Sparrow

We found Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets near the golf course. Here is a shot of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

_DSC6926 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

A Mourning Dove landed nearby.

_DSC6939 Mourning Dove

There were Downy woodpeckers here and there.

_DSC6950 Downy Woodpecker (f)

We spotted an Eastern Phoebe.

_DSC6967 Eastern Phoebe

The Tree Swallows are back.

_DSC6994 Tree Swallow

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.