Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sightings for Tuesday October 16th

Chateauguay, refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville: Sharon and I went to Île St-Bernard this morning from 7:30 to 12:30. It was a little chilly at 4C especially satnding near the water, but there was more there today than last Wednesday when we were there.
Here is the list of 41 species we found: 50 Canada Geese, 50 Mallard, 6 Common Goldeneye, 3 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 2 Double-crested Cormorant, 4 Great Blue Heron, 15 GREAT EGRET, 21 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 3 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 4 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 50 DUNLIN, 2 WILSON'S SNIPE, 35 Ring-billed Gulls, 6 Great Black-backed Gulls, 6 Rock Pigeon, 6 Mourning Doves, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, 2 Downy Woodpeckers, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 4 Blue Jays, 50 American Crows, 1 Common Raven, 23 Black-capped Chickadees, 16 White-breasted Nuthatchs, 1 MARSH WREN, 3 HERMIT THRUSHS, 65 American Robins, 40 European Starling, 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, 6 Song Sparrows, 16 White-throated Sparrow, 5 White-crowned Sparrows, 12 Dark-eyed Juncos, 2 SNOW BUNTINGS, 100 Red-winged Blackbirds, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 5 Common Grackle.
We also met someone from the Songsparrow Newsgroup, Marco, a photographer, who saw a Norther Harrier, Cedar waxwings and Wood ducks - T. Long

Chambly, Chambly basin: 8 Horned Grebes (Grèbes esclavons) - R. Chartier

Granby, Centre d'interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin: Tufted titmouse (mésange bicolore),Winter wren (troglodyte mignon), both Kinglets (les 2 roitelets), Yellow-rumped warbler (paruline à croupion jaune), White-crowned sparrow (bruant à couronne blanche), Rusty blackbird (quiscale rouilleux). On the marsh Ducks – Gadwall, Shoveler, pintail (canards chipeau, souchet et pilet). On the lake, Canada geese (bernaches du Canada), Snow geese (oies des neiges), Wood ducks (canards branchus), American wigeon (canards d'Amérique), Ring-necked ducks (fuligules à collier), Lesser scaup (petits et milouinans), Bufflehead (petits garrots), American coots (foulques d'Amérique). 17 Pied-billed grebes (grèbes à bec bigarré). Total 44 species (espèces) - Monique Berlinguette et Monique Maheu

Montreal, Île des Sœurs: American tree sparrows (Bruants hudsoniens), 6 Tree swallows (Hirondelles bicolores) - Pierre Bannon

Boucherville, parc de la Frayère: Ruby-crowned kinglets (Roitelets à couronne rubis), Warblers - Yellow-rumped, Northern parula, Orange-crowned (Paruline à croupion jaune, à Collier, verdâtre), Winter wrens (Troglodytes mignons), Hermit thrush (Grives solitaires), Fox sparrows (Bruants fauves), Rusty blackbirds (Quiscales rouilleux) Northern shrike (Pie-grièche grise), 7 or 8 White-rumped sandpipers (Bécasseaux à croupion blanc), Black-bellied plover (Pluvier argenté), Dunlin (Bécasseau variable). - Pierre Bannon
Hudsonian Godwit (Barge hudsonienne) - R. Belhumeur, C. Kling
Peregrine falcon (Faucon pèlerin) - Raymond Belhumeur

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