Bois de Liesse

Hooded Merganser

It was a sunny and chilly morning, about minus 5 degrees Celsius. I dressed warmly with winter gloves, which made it hard to shoot. I enjoyed my morning walk.

There were about 2 dozen American Robins fly about and roosting in the sunshine.

_8500908 American Robin

and a about a dozen House Finches doing the same.

_8500913 House Finch

a few Downy Woodpeckers here and there. One landed on the reeds near me. I managed to get a shot of the male before it took off.

_8500944 Downt Woodpecker

Later on, I encountered some Black-capped Chickadees and a White-breasted Nuthatch. I managed to get a shot of the White-breasted Nuthatch.

_8500968 White-breasted Nuthatch

I ran in to a handful of Northern Cardinals. Here are shots of the male and female Northern Cardinals.

_8500987 Northern Cardinal (m)

_8500990 Northern Cardinal (f)

A few squirrels were scurrying about. They are easier to spot now that the leaves have fallen.

Red Squirrel

_8500974 Red Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

_8501043 Gray Squirrel

Nice scenery.

_8500976 Bois de Liesse

On the way home, I stopped by Centennial Park in Dollard des Ormeaux.

A few Ringed-bill Gulls

_8501005 Ring-billed Gull

2 dozen Mallards.

_8501014 Mallard

and a Hooded Merganser (m)

_8501015 Hooded Merganser

While getting some shots, it took off.

_8501022 Hooded Merganser

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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