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.
We heard Norther Flickers calling.
In the little pond by chemin St-Francois there was a pair of Green-winged Teals.
Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds.
There were two Black-crowned Night Herons waiting.
Quite a few American Robins were flying around
We spotted a Dark-eyed Junco in a tree.
Lots of Song Sparrows.
and a few Vesper Sparrows along the path.
We found Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets near the golf course. Here is a shot of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
A Mourning Dove landed nearby.
There were Downy woodpeckers here and there.
We spotted an Eastern Phoebe.
The Tree Swallows are back.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.