Saturday, October 17, 2009

BPQ Field Trip to Granby, October 17th

Granby, centre d'interpretation de la nature du lac Boivin
As anticipated, we began the day with a -4 degree reading, however with very little wind and bright sunshine throughout most of the morning, and a gradually increasing temperature, it made for a very pleasant outing.

Highlights of the day including 2 Tufted Titmouse; one feeding regularly at the interpretation centre's feeders and the second one seen not far from the base of the observation tower. We also had spectacular, close-up looks at several colourful male and female Wood Ducks swimming almost at arms-length from the edge of the boardwalk along Lac Boivin. This was one of 8 species of ducks spotted today.

We completed the morning with a total of 36 species. Here is the breakdown for the day.

Canada Goose – 200, Wood Duck – 20, Gadwall – 6, American Wigeon – 6, American Black Duck – 2, Mallard – 200, Green-winged Teal – 50, Bufflehead – 4, Hooded Merganser – 6, Pied-billed Grebe – 3, Great Blue Heron – 1, Turkey Vulture – 1, Northern Harrier – 1, Ring-billed Gull – 12, Mourning Dove – 25, Hairy Woodpecker – 1, Blue Jay – 24, American Crow – 50, Common Raven – 2, Black-capped Chickadee – 45, Tufted Titmouse – 2, Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1, White-breasted Nuthatch – 3, Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1, American Robin – 50, European Starling – 8, Cedar Waxwing – 2, Yellow-rumped Warbler – 12, Black-throated Green Warbler – 1, Song Sparrow – 4, White-throated Sparrow – 30, Dark-eyed Junco – 20, Northern Cardinal – 4, Red-winged Blackbird – 2, Common Grackle – 5, House Finch- 1
Bernache du Canada, Carnards - branchu, chipeau, d'Amérique, noir, Colvert, Sarcelle d'hiver, Petit garrot, Harle couronné. Grèbe à bec bigarré, Grand héron, Urubu à tête rouge, Busard Saint-Martin, Goéland à bec cerclé, Tourterelle triste, Pic chevelu, Geai bleu, Corneille d'Amérique, Grand corbeau, Mésange à tête noire, Mésange bicolore, Sittelle à poitrine rousse, Sittelle à poitrine blanche, Roitelet à couronne rubis, Merle d'Amérique, Étourneau sansonnet, Jaseur d'Amérique, Paruline à croupion jaune, Paruline Paruline à gorge noire, Bruant chanteur, Bruant à gorge blanche, Junco ardoisé, Cardinal rouge, Carouge à épaulettes, Quiscale bronzé, Roselin familier

Thanks to Robert Armstrong, Tom Long and Mary Ellen Graham for joining Darlene and me for a fun morning - Sheldon

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