Sunday, March 09, 2014

Sightings for Sunday March 9

St. Clet: We revisited the area around St. Clet, and were again successful finding Snowy Owls (Harfangs des neiges): 3 individual birds.  All 3 appeared to be adult males, and each was seen along Saint Emmanuel, one just north of, but very close to, Route 340;  one just south of the railway tracks; and the 3rd within good viewing distance of the other just off to the south allowing us to observe both simultaneously for quite a long time.  Again, all birds were seen 25 or 30 feet up in deciduous trees.Also of note were numerous small flocks of Horned Larks and Snow Buntings (Alouette hausse-col et Bruants des neiges).  One of these flocks included many LaplandLongspurs (Bruant lapon). - Ian and Eleanor Turner
---------------------------------------------------------------- St-Armand: I went for a walk on chemin Bradley. I saw some American robins (19) in the crabapples. A call caught my attention, not as familiar call but I still recognized the call of the Fish crow. She was perched on the electrical wire at rivière de la roche, along with 2 other crows (American or Fish)? They left as soon as I saw them. She screamed again 2 more times and I lost sight of them.

Je suis allé faire une promenade sur le chemin Bradley à St-Armand. J’ai vu quelques merles d’Amérique (19) dans les pommetiers. Un cri a attiré mon attention, pas familier comme cri mais j’ai quand même reconnu le cri de la Corneille de rivage. Elle était perchée sur le fil électrique au niveau de la rivière de la roche, en compagnie de 2 autres corneilles, (d’Amérique ou de rivage)? Elles sont parties dès que je les ai vu. Elle a crié à nouveau 2 autres fois et je les ai perdu de vu. - Jean-Guy Papineau

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