Monday, September 10, 2007

Sightings for Monday September 10th

Oka, Oka park: On the beach Sanderlings, Least & Semipalmated sandpiper (bécasseau sanderling, minuscule, semi-palmé), Lesser yellowlegs (petit chevalier), Wilson’s snipe (bécassine de Wilson), Greater yellowlegs (grand chevalier), Great egret (grande aigrette). Also seen Marsh wren (troglodyte des marais), many Brown creepers (grimpereau brun), Warblers – Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, Blackburnian (paruline à tête cendrée, croupion jaune, gorge orangée), Caspian tern (sterne caspienne). A merlin (faucon émerillon) landed in the top of a dead tree at the same level as a Pileated woodpecker (grand pic). When the Pileated left the Merlin followed, but not for long. - Sylvie Vanier

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