It was a great morning for bird watching today. The sun was shining. The temperature was 10 degrees Celsius when I woke up and it got warmer as the morning progressed. I went to the Technoparc to participate in the Grosse journée d’observation d’oiseaux / Technoparc Mtl. organized by Joel.
There were quite a few birders. I met and chatted with friends I haven’t seen in a while. Larry L. mentioned that he has not been to the IPEX marsh. Well, off we went, the blind leading the deaf. We saw lots of Song Sparrows, some Northern Cardinals and quite a few Eastern Kingbirds on the way.
Larry spotted a Baltimore Oriole hiding behind some leaves. I got a shot of him as he took off.
We got to the marsh and there were a few Mallards swimming around.
I was taking a photo of the Mallard and I noticed afterwards that there was a Green-winged Teal in the background.
Larry saw a Northern Harrier Hawk in the distance.
At the far end of the march Larry saw a Double-crested Cormorant.
We walked further along the Marsh and I heard a Catbird. We stopped to look and the Gray Catbird was hidden. We found a few Song Sparrows. Then we noticed another bird. It was a warbler. I was pretty sure it was a Common Yellowthroat juvenile. You can see the black mask starting to come in.
A male downy woodpecker landed on a dead tree near by.
We found a family of Gray Catbirds. This one just got breakfast.
A Cedar Waxwing posed for us.
We saw more Song Sparrows, some American Goldfinch, and something else. We noticed a patch of yellow on the lower back. It was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Our second warbler of the day.
A little bird landed on a log. It was a Solitary Sandpiper. Nice.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.