Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sightings for Saturday December 15th -15C

Mirabel, rang Ste-Marie north of autoroute 50: Snowy owl (f) (Harfang des neiges) perched in a tree behind 15365. Snow buntings (Bruants des neiges)
Rang St-Dominique: 10 Gray partridge (perdrix grise)
rang Giroux: 5 Snow buntings (Bruants des neiges), Lapland longspur (Bruant lapon)
rang Giroux & chemin Dupuis intersection: House with many feeders 100+ Black-capped chickadees (Mésanges à tête noire) - Paul Fortin

I went on the Montreal Christmas bird count, in the north-east corner of Chateauguay. The day started off at -19C and only warmed to -15C. 27 species were found, mostly at Refuge Faunique Marguerite-D'Youville on Île St-Bernard, or on rue Higgins.

American Crow (Corneille d'Amérique), Common Raven (Grand Corbeau), American Black Duck (Canard noir), Mallard (Canard colvert),Common Merganser (Grand Harle), Ring-billed Gull (Goéland à bec cerclé), American Goldfinch (Chardonneret jaune), American Tree Sparrow (Bruant hudsonien), Black-capped Chickadee (Mésange à tête noire), Blue Jay (Geai bleu), Brown Creeper (Grimpereau brun), Brown-headed Cowbird (Vacher à tête brune), Common Redpoll (Sizerin flame), Dark-eyed Junco (Junco ardoisé), Downy Woodpecker (Pic mineur), Hairy Woodpecker (Pic chevelu), Northern Flicker (Pic flamboyant), Red-winged Blackbird (Carouge à epaulettes), European Starling (Étourneau sansonnet), House Finch (Roselin familier), House Sparrow (Moineau domestique), Song Sparrow (Bruant chanteur), Red-tailed Hawk (Buse à queue rousse), Northern Shrike (Pie-grièche grise), Mourning Dove (Tourterelle triste), Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sittelle à poitrine rousse), White-breasted Nuthatch (Sittelle à poitrine blanche)T. Long

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