Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sightings for Thursday March 22

Montréal: I was at Mount Royal Cemetery this morning, with Herb Greenslade. Bird activity was good, with Song Sparrows, Robins and Juncos present in good numbers. Interesting sightings included a flock of Evening Grosbeaks flying overhead and an early Chipping Sparrow. The nesting Cooper's Hawks were very active and we were able to observe mating. A pair of Red-shouldered Hawks was also seen briefly in the same area.
Great Blue Heron - 1 (in flight), Turkey Vulture - 3, Red-shouldered Hawk- 2, Cooper's Hawk-2, Ring-billed Gull-1, Rock Pigeon-2, Downy Woodpecker-1, Hairy Woodpecker-2, American Crow- 15, Black-capped Chickadee- 20, White-breasted Nuthatch-3, Brown Creeper-1, Golden-crowned Kinglet-1, American Robin-20, European Starling-10, Chipping Sparrow-1, Song Sparrow- 20, Dark-eyed Junco- 15, Northern Cardinal-1, Red-winged Blackbird-1, Purple Finch-1, Pine Siskin-2, Evening Grosbeak-5, American Goldfinch-10

Grand héron - 1 (en vol), Urubu à tête rouge - 3, Buse à épaulettes-2, épervier de Cooper-2, Goéland à bec cerclé-1, Pigeon biset-2, Pic mineur-1, chevelu Pic-2, Corneille d'Amérique-15, Mésange à tête noire-20, Sittelle à poitrine blanche-3, grimpereau brun-1, Roitelet à couronne dorée-1, Merle d'Amérique-20, Étourneau sansonnet-10, Bruant familier-1, Bruant chanteur-20, Dark-eyed Junco-15, Cardinal rouge-1, carouge à épaulettes-1, Roselin pourpré-1, Tarin des pins-2, Gros-bec errant-5, Chardonneret jaune-10 - Vivek Govind Kumar
St-Bruno: Like last year, the American woodcocks (bécasses d'Amérique) have returned to the fields behind and beside the Brault & Martineau parking at Promenades St-Bruno. They are also in the field behind the nearby Toyota dealership.

One can hear the 'peent' as well as the winnowing sounds of their activities. - Denise Donelle
 marais de Saint-Timothée marsh: American Coot Ring-necked Ducks American Wigeons, Northern Shovelers, Redheads, Great Horned Owl on nest amongst the Great Blue Herons

Foulque d'Amérique, Fulgule à collier, Canards souchets, Canard d'Amérique, Fugule à tête rouge, la Grande-duc d'Amérique sur son nid parmi les Grands Hérons - Mark Dennis

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