Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sightings Translated From Ornitho-QC for Saturday November 4th

Île Sainte-Hélène, Black-throated Gray Warbler (Paruline grise)
The bird feeds in conifers (pines or cedars) in arose garden adjacent and south of the restaurantHélène de Champlain. It also feeds in pines just ouestof this garden. You just have to walk a few minutestowards the swimming pools to find this other area.
D Demers

St-Hubert, at the airport: Snowy owl (Harfang des neiges)

Laval, bois papineau :Saw-whet owl (Petit nyctale)

St-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Hungry bay Beauharnois canal: 14 Red-necked grebes (Grèbe jougris) Common loon (Plongeon huard), Great blue heron (Grand Héron), Bonaparte’s gull (Mouette de Bonaparte), Common merganser (Grand Harle)

St-Louis-de-Gonzague: 5,000+ Snow geese (Oies des neiges)

Verchères, rang Haut des terres noires 520 Snow buntings (Bruant des neiges), 15 American pipit (Pipit d'Amérique), 45 Horned larkes (Alouette hausse-col), 2 Ravens (Grand corbeau), 1 Red-wimged blackbird (Carouge à épaulettes)

Chambly, Chambly basin: 3 Horned grebes (Grèbe esclavon), 4 Red-necked grebes (Grèbe jougris), Pied-bill grebe (Grèbe à bec bigarré), 700 Canada geese (Bernache du Canada), 14 Common goldeneye (Garot à oeil d'or), 12 Bonaparte’s gulls (Mouettes de Bonaparte), 7 Red-breasted mergansers (Harles huppés)

Richelieu river, downstreem of the bridge on route 112: 1 Barrow’s goldeneye (garrot d'Islande), Common goldeneye (Garot à oeil d'or), Black scoter (macreuse noire), Surf scoter (macreuse à front blanc), Common loon (plongeon huard), Bufflehead (petit garrot), Lesser scaup (petits fuligules), Gadwall (chipeau)

West of Carillon: Thayer's Gull (Goéland de Thayer) on the last set of rocky islands going west on highway 344. There is a parking spotopposite the islands and fair numbers of gulls seemed to be coming and going all the time, possibly from the tip in the St Andre area.
Thanks Mark Dennis

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