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.

_DSC8258 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.

_DSC8280 Eastern Kingbird

Larry spotted a Baltimore Oriole hiding behind some leaves. I got a shot of him as he took off.

_DSC8288 Baltimore Oriole

We got to the marsh and there were a few Mallards swimming around.

_DSC8317 Mallard

I was taking a photo of the Mallard and I noticed afterwards that there was a Green-winged Teal in the background.

_DSC8318 Mallard and Green-winged Teal

Larry saw a Northern Harrier Hawk in the distance.

_DSC8326 Northern Harrier

At the far end of the march Larry saw a Double-crested Cormorant.

_DSC8342 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.

_DSC8353 Common Yellowthroat

A male downy woodpecker landed on a dead tree near by.

_DSC8365 Downy Woodpecker

We found a family of Gray Catbirds. This one just got breakfast.

_DSC8406 Grey Catbird

A Cedar Waxwing posed for us.

_DSC8424 Cedar waxwing

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.

_DSC8501 Yellow-rump warbler

A little bird landed on a log. It was a Solitary Sandpiper. Nice.

_DSC8521 Solitary Sandpiper

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.