Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bird Protection Quebec's March 13th Field trip Report


19 people showed up for the Montréal Botanical Gardens field trip this morning. 22 species were seen.
The weather was cloudy and the rain held off until the very end of the trip.

The birds seen were:
300 Canada Goose, 10 Mallard, 300 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Hawk sp., Northern Cardinal, 10 Red-winged Blackbird, 35 American Crow, 12 European Starling, 30 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Dark-eyed Junco, 30 American Robin, 50 Black-capped Chickadee, 2 Downy Woodpecker, 4 Rock Pigeon, 2 Common Grackle, 1 White-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 10 House Finch, 50 American Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow
Bernache du Canada, Canard colvert, Goéland à bec cerclé, Épervier de Cooper, Autour des palombes, Cardinal rouge, Carouge à epaulettes, Corneille d'Amérique, Étourneau sansonnet, Jaseur d'Amérique, Junco ardoisé, Merle d'Amérique, Mésange à tête noire, Pic mineur, Pigeon biset, Quiscale bronze, Sittelle à poitrine blanche, Sittelle à poitrine rousse, Roitelet à couronne dorée, Roselin familier, Chardonneret jaune, Moineau domestique

The birds of the day were, without doubt, the pair of Cooper's Hawks who entertained our group for many minutes. The male was busy bringing twigs to the future nest while the female watched. Finally the pair coupled so quickly that some people who had turned away for a
moment missed out on the voyeurism.

Thanks to all who made the trip so enjoyable. - Guy Zenaitis

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