Lachute & Grenville area
We were 3, birding in the snow and the wind, but all in all enjoyed a beautiful winter morning in the northern area of Montreal and got a few good birds. Unfortunately, snow and rather strong winds did not allow us to find the great grey owl that was spotted close to Lachute yesterday as well as to fully enjoy the diversity of gulls surrounding the Saint-Colomban dump.
All in all, we spotted 23 species, to which we can add 1 Rough-legged hawk (Buse pattue) on the way in this morning as well as 2 Snowy owls (Harfangs des neiges) perched on polls along highway 50 on the way back to Montreal! - Frederic
23 species: Bald Eagle 1, Red-tailed Hawk 1, Herring Gull 2, Glaucous Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 30, Rock Pigeon 20, Mourning Dove 19, Downy Woodpecker 5, Hairy Woodpecker 8, Blue Jay 28, American Crow 23, Common Raven 7, Black-capped Chickadee 70, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, European Starling 20, American Tree Sparrow 6, Dark-eyed Junco 8, Northern Cardinal 1, Common Redpoll 16, Hoary Redpoll 1, Evening Grosbeak 4, House Sparrow 2
23 espèces: Pygargue à tête blanche 1, Buse à queue rousse 1, Goéland argenté 2, Goéland bourgmestre 2, Goéland marin 30, Pigeon biset 20, Tourterelle triste 19, Pic mineur 5, Pic chevelu 8, Geai bleu 28, Corneille d'Amérique 23, Grand Corbeau 7, Mésange à tête noire 70, Sittelle à poitrine rousse 2, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 1, Étourneau sansonnet 20, Bruant hudsonien 6, Junco ardoise 8, Cardinal rouge 1, Sizerin flammé 16, Sizerin blanchâtre 1 , Gros-bec errant 4, Moineau domestique 2