Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bird Protection Quebec's Field Trip Report - October 18th

Montreal, Morgan Arboretum

It was a gorgeous fall day in the Arbo, with nearly clear skies and colours just past peak. About 4C to start out with, and warming up into the high single digits.

Thanks to Richard Gregson and Gay Gruner for leading a second group,and to David Mulholland for bringing some spare binoculars for people who didn'thave any.

Total of 29 species, 31 birders. Birds of the day: Brown Creeper; White-winged Crossbills (8); Cedar Waxwings and 6 Eastern Bluebirds on the edge of the hayfield Other birds of note: Pine Siskin (numerous)

Purple Finch, Canada Goose Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (imm.), Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-corwned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Purple Finch, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch - Betsy

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