Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Sightings for Wednesday June 9th

A very productive day today at Ile Sainte-Ignace-de-Loyola and Pointe Yamachiche, with 62 species in total being seen.

At Ile Sainte-Ignace we had 3 Upland Sandpiper (Maubèche des champs), Great Egret (Grande Aigrette), Blue-winged Teal (Sarcelle à ailes bleues), numerous Bobolink (Goglu des prés) in one field, and Wilson's Snipe (Bécassine de Wilson) .

At Pointe Yamachiche we had a very fat and healthy looking Red Knot (Bécasseau maubèche) in breeding plumage, Osprey (Balbuzard pêcheur), Snow Goose (Oie des neiges), Common Tern (Sterne pierregarin), Ruddy Turnstone (Tournepierre à collier), Semipalmated Plover (Pluvier semipalmé), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Bécasseau semipalmé), possible White-rumped Sandpiper (Bécasseau à croupion blanc)? (but flew before we could positively ID,) Black-bellied Plover (Pluvier argenté), Lesser Yellowlegs (Petit Chevalier), Bank Swallow (Hirondelle de rivage) and Ring-necked Duck (Fuligule à collier) - Alain Goulet, Andrew Plimer

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