Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sightings for Saturday November 19th

                                                                                                                          Chambly, marina de Chambly 1765 ave Bourgogne: A great morning at the Chambly basin, where the hospitailty of observers, even from outside the borders, was honored. There was of course the immature Great Cormorant posing at the end of the federal wharf, Horned Grebe and Greylag goose in the distance.
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
                                        Dendrocygne Fauve

In addition, there was an odd duck that I quickly took as a hybrid mallard-pintail. I think it was Denis Collins and his wife, who had field guides with them, that surprised me with a Fulvous Whistling-Duck, possibly an adult ...Bravo.

Une excellente matinée au bassin de Chambly, où la convivialité des observateurs, venant même de l'extérieur des frontières, fut à l'honneur. Il y avait bien sûr le Grand Cormoran immature posant au bout du quai fédéral, le Grèbe esclavon et l'Oie cendrée au loin.  

                                                   Great Cormorant
                                                   Grand Cormoran

De plus, il y avait un canard bizarre que j'avais rapidement pris pour un hybride colvert-pilet. Je crois que c'est Denis Collins et sa conjointe, qui avaient des guides d'observation avec eux, qui m'ont rattrappé avec un surprenant Dendrocygne fauve, possiblement un adulte ...Bravo. - Raymond Belhumeur

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