Friday, April 26, 2013

Sightings for Friday April 26

 Châteauguay, I went to the Centre écologique Fernand-Seguin this morning. It was quiet, a little cool and started to rain about halfway through. Managed 22 species including a Towhee, which was in the same area  I found one a few times last year: Mallard 2, Common Merganser 1 (in flight), Broad-winged Hawk 1, Ring-billed Gull  4, Belted Kingfisher 1, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1, Downy Woodpecker 3, Northern Flicker 1, American Kestrel 1, American Crow 1, Black-capped Chickadee  20, White-breasted Nuthatch 3, Brown Creeper 1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2, American Robin 12, Brown Thrasher 1, Eastern Towhee 1, Song Sparrow 20, White-throated Sparrow 4, Dark-eyed Junco 8, Red-winged Blackbird 5, Brown-headed Cowbird 3

Canard colvert 2, Grand Harle 1 (en vol), Petite Buse 1, Goéland à bec cerclé 4, Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique 1, Pic maculé 1, Pic mineur 3, Pic flaboyant 1, Crécerelle d'Amérique 1, Corneille d'Amérique 1, Mésange à tête noire 20, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 3, Grimpereau brun 1, Roitelet à couronne rubis 2, Merle d'Amérique 12, Moqueur roux 1, Tohi à flancs roux 1. Bruant chanteur 20, Bruant à gorge blanche 4, Junco ardoisé 8, Carouge à épaulettes 5, Vacher à tête brune 3 - Tom Long
Montréal: I visited Mount Royal Cemetery this afternoon with Prayitno Goenarto. Bird of the day was a very cooperative Great Horned Owl (Grand duc d'Améque), perched out in the open near Rose Hill sector. It was being mobbed continuously by around 20 crows (corneilles), but was supremely unconcerned. A Long-eared Owl (Hibou moyen-duc) was also seen briefly in flight near the Crematorium (D3 sector). It landed in some thick pine trees, but could not be located again.

Spring migrants were plentiful, with large numbers of Dark-eyed Juncos (75), White-throated Sparrows (25),Northern Flickers (17) and both species of kinglets (40). Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers (Junco ardoisé (75), bruant à gorge blanche (25), Pic flaboyant (17) et les deux espèces de roitelets (40), Paruline à croupion jaune et à couronne rousse) were present in the Mountain View/ Mount Murray sector. Eastern Bluebirds (Merlebleu de l'Est) are also back (Rose Hill sector). Other species of note were Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Fox Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow (Pic maculé, Moucherolle phébi, Bruant fauve, Bruant familier et Bruant à couronne blanche)  - Vivek Govind Kumar

No comments:

Nature Blog Network