Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday’s, birding for beginners: "field trip report"

Thursday’s beginner field trip took place this morning at the Morgan Arboretum and considering the weather, +1C with snow flurries, it was not surprising that only one person turned up. Our one participant who traveled by bus from downtown Montreal arrived in Canada from Singapore last October. The question of the morning was “when do you put away your winter clothes?” I assured her that our summers are hot.

Yellow-bellied sapsuckers were everywhere and we were fortunate to see phoebe and a male wood duck. Everything was new to our participant which made for a pleasant walk. Barbara MacDuff

Thanks to David Mulholland for his help.

Here is our complete list: Canada goose 10, Wood duck 1, Mallard 2, Red-tailed hawk 1. Turkey vulture 1, Ring-billed gull 3, Yellow-bellied sapsucker 6, Pileated woodpecker 2 heard, Eastern phoebe 3, American crow 4, Black-capped chickadee 8, Red-breasted nuthatch 1, White-breasted nuthatch 1, Ruby-crowned kinglet 1. Song sparrow 2, Junco 8, Northern cardinal 1, Common grackle 3

Bernache du Canada 10, Canard branchu 1, Canard colvert 2, Buse à queue rousse 1. Urubu à tête rouge 1, Goéland à bec cerclé 3, Pic maculé 6, Grand pic 2 (entendu), Moucherolle phébi 3, Corneille d'Amérique 4, 8 Mésange à tête noire , Sittelle à poitrine rousse 1, Sittelle à poitrine blanche 1, Roitelet à couronne rubis 1. Bruant chanteur 2, Junco ardoisé 8, Cardinal rouge 1, Quiscale bronzé 3

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