Saturday 2017 09 30 Mount Royal Cemetery
It was sunny and chilly Saturday morning, about 6c. A cool start for a walk with King and Yvonne.
We saw lots of American Crows on the ground, flying around, and perched on branches.
There were lots of Kinglets. They were very active and rarely stayed still. Very hard to follow and photograph.
We saw some Golden-crowned Kinglets.
and some Ruby-crowned Kinglets.
In the distance we heard a woodpecker. We got closer and found a Hairy Woodpecker.
Far away, a bird landed on the top of a tree. I thought it was a raptor and I could not tell which one. I quickly chose to use my binoculars to verify this. Yes, is was a small raptor. At first, I thought, maybe a Peregrine Falcon. I switched to my camera to get a shot. When I focused and pressed the shutter, it took off. As I sit here, with my cup of coffee, and look at my photos, I am thinking What are you? This is not a Peregrine Falcon. It is a Merlin. I am getting better at this. I think.
A minute later, A Bluejay land on the same tree top.
Yvonne spotted a male Northern Cardinal getting some sun.
We found a Dark-eye Junco in the pine trees. Winter is coming.
Lots of Song Sparrows.
We found some warblers and weren’t sure which one it was. Looking at it with my cup of coffee in one hand and mouse in the other. It helps that I have a big monitor in front of me. It is not a Chestnut-sided Warbler. It has been pointed out that this is a Bay-breasted Warbler. Thank Carole for the help.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.