Monday, July 27, 2009

Sightings for Monday July 27th

Varennes, chemin des Artisans: Whimbrel feeding in a field with short grass
COURLIS courlieu Il s'alimentait dans un champ où l'herbe était très courte - (Raymond Belhumeur click photo to enlarge) Sheldon Harvey + others (autres)

Chateauguay, Île Saint-Bernard:
It was very humid this morning in the wooded area, on the lac St-Louis side of Île Saint-Bernard. There were also quite a few mosquitoes until you got to the cut-off for the grande digue, then they were not so noticible. Also a second outhouse has been installed on the way to the grande digue in the Érabliere à caryers. Between Érabliere à caryers and the grande digue the path is quite muddy because of all the rain.

A mink and a garter snake were on the path between the grande digue and the petite digue, where there were two deer.

47 species were seen in just over 2 hrs
6 Mallard, 300 Double-crested Cormorant, 4 Great Blue Heron, 19 Great Egret, 2
Green Heron, 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron, 1 Killdeer, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 10
Ring-billed Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Rock Pigeon, 8 Mourning Dove, 1 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, 2 Belted Kingfisher, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1 Downy
Woodpecker, 2 Hairy Woodpecker, 10 Northern Flicker, 4 Eastern Wood-Pewee, 2
Willow Flycatcher, 1 Least Flycatcher, 3 Great Crested Flycatcher, 1 Eastern
Kingbird, 4 Warbling Vireo, 2 Red-eyed Vireo, 3 Blue Jay, 4 American Crow, 6
Tree Swallow, 8, Black-capped Chickadee, 6, White-breasted Nuthatch, 11, House
Wren, 22, Marsh Wren, 10 American Robin, 2, Gray Catbird, 8, European Starling,
7 Cedar Waxwing, 40 Yellow Warbler, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 12 Common
Yellowthroat, 60 Song Sparrow, 8 Swamp Sparrow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 80
Red-winged Blackbird, 20 Common Grackle, 1 Baltimore Oriole, 6 American
Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow
- T. Long

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