Friday, May 31, 2013

Sightings for Friday May 31

Verdun, Lasalle: Red Knot (Bécasseau maubèche) (around 8:15 am), on the rocks just opposite rue Fayolle. Other shorebirds seen were Black-bellied Plover (2), Spotted Sandpiper (4), Ruddy Turnstone (2),Least Sandpiper (1) and Dunlin (4). (Pluvier argenté (2), Chevalier grivelé (4), Tournepierre à collier (2), Bécasseau minuscule (1)  Bécasseau variable (4). At Parc des Rapides, interesting sightings included a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers (Harles huppés) (possibly breeding?) and a Black-billed Cuckoo (Coulicou à bec noir) (in the tall trees beyond the bridge). 44 species were observed in total.  - Vivek Govind Kumar

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