Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Sightings for Wednesday June 3rd

Ile Perrot: Great egret (Grand aigrette) east side in what is called "La Grand Anse" a part of Lake St. Louis. As the water is very low, it was feeding among the weeds - Gordon Racey
Valleyfield: Snow goose west of pont Larocque (bridge) north sidenear the parking lot.

Oie des neiges près de Valleyfield a l'ouest du pont Larocque côté nord près du stationnement - Marc Boisvert
Possible Golden Eagle at Ile-Bizard

Very surprising sighting at Ile-Bizard today, Wednesday, June 2nd. Can anyone confirm this? Out with students after school today, we saw many of the expected species (including Pied-billed Grebe and Common Moorhen chicks, and very young Wood Duck ducklings); I alerted the students to what I at first thought was a turkey vulture, but soon began to realize as it approached, soaring steadily, that this was no "T.V." It was very large, (had great blue heron for comparison), and all dark, with an absolutely steady flight. The only thing that added up was a mature Golden Eagle. I would love any possible confirmation of this, as the late date, as well as relatively low altitude of flight (I'd guess at less than 100 feet) seem very unusual for this location. - Ian Turner

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