Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sightings for Thursday July 30th

Parc Pointe-des Cascades: Counted 11 Caspian terns (Sternes caspiennes) among the ring-billed gulls and common terns. One American bittern, and 50-plus Northern rough-winged swallows (Hirondelles à ailes hérissées) were the afternoon's highlights -
Ian Turner

Verdun, rue Fayolle: at the river Caspian tern (juvenile + adult), Common terns, 8 Great egret, 20 Purple martins
au bord du Fleuve - Sterne caspienne (juvénile + adult), Sternes pierregarin, 8 Grandes aigrettes, vingtaine d'Hirondelles noires - Diane Demers

Montréal, Mount Royal cemetery: re: Sunday's outing ..... Carefully check out the bushes atop Mount Murray, containing these white berries. For the moment , they are not quite at the peak of ripeness..... but soon they will become a veritable food pantry, going into August. All these five birds Rose-breasted grosbeak (f) (Cardinal à poitrine rose), Indigo bunting (f) Passerin indigo, Downy woodpecker (Pic mineur), Red-eyed vireo (Viréo aux yeux rouges), Cedar waxwing (Jaseur d'Amérique) were captured in the same general area, before 10 am. - Chuck Kling - click photo to enlarge and see other photos

rueViau: a male Merlin (Faucon émerillon) that flew into a conifer 200 feet from the entrance to Parc Maisonneuve - Anthony Francis

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