Friday, April 17, 2009

Sightings for Friday April 17th

Pincourt on April 13th, 2009 a flock of 20-40 Bohemian waxwings (Jaseur boréal) at 5:40 p.m feeding on berries - S.Hayden - Photos

Montreal, McGill College: Seen from my office on the 22nd floor, 7 Turkey vultures. This morning they were being chased off by a Peregrine Falcon.
De ma tour au 22ième sur McGill College, je peux voir très régulièrement 7 urubus à tête rouge. Ils n'étaient que 3 l'an dernier. Ce matin c'était la guerre avec un faucon pellerin. Il s'est barré vite croyez-moi. - Mario Fortier


Anonymous said...

I have seen a flock of ten birds of prey for the last 2 weeks over Pincourt. They patrol silently once in the day and once at 19:00 like clockwork. 4 foot( wow ) wingspan so it cant be hawks. Beaks are light colored ( white-ish )and the alight in a group of tall pine trees. They are brownish and drab.

I have my guess.

any ideas ?

Anonymous said...

On 9 June 2012 there were four large birds of prey on the hydro tower in Pincourt, stayed there for about two hours until they flew towards the water. Please give me an idea what they might be, they're fascinating.

Bird Sightings from BPQ said...

Without more information it's hard to say exactly what type of raptors you are seeing. Although by the number of birds seen at the same time. Sound like they could be Turkey vultures.

The end of thier beaks are white in color and young birds are brownish. When soaring their wings tilt upwards in a V, and are not steady. Always correcting for the wind.

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