Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Twitchin' D'ville

Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolour
Using a highly secret avian-thinkometer I designed and built myself, for the first time ever in the history of bird science, a birder's thoughts were visually captured.
La Gang
Sketchy-at-times boardwalk

Best tallying-up grub, everrr
  Dan and I headed out to Île Sainte-Bernard to spend time with the latest celebirdy there, a Red-headed Woodpecker that’s been around for about a week. We found the bird well-attended by the gang of regular suspect photogs, and watched it cruise around the woods in search of nuts n bugs.
  A pair of Tufted Titmice near the feeders was another highlight, as were the mobs of sassy Black-capped Chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatch that harassed us along the trails like highwaymen. There seemed to be a paucity of raptors, but I don’t know the spot that well.

Reserve Faunique Marguerite-D’Youville, Île Sainte-Bernard, Châteauguay, November 7, 2017
Canada Goose-9
Green-winged Teal-6
Common Merganser-6
Shorebird sp.-We flushed a shorebird that gave an Eastern Wood-pewee-ish singsong 'Peeaweeee', but never saw the bird well. After listening to every shorebird on the Sibley app on the ride back, Black-bellied Plover was a near-perfect match for what we heard...
Great Black-backed Gull-1
Rock Dove-12
Mourning Dove-2
Red-headed Woodpecker-1 striking adult, swooping between trees in the l'érablière section
Downy Woodpecker-3
Hairy Woodpecker-2
Northern Flicker-1 near the entrance
American Crow-2
Black-capped Chickadee-30+
Brown Creeper-1
Tufted Titmouse-2
White-breasted Nuthatch-10+
American Robin-50+ mostly near the entrance
Cedar Waxwing-4
European Starling-40+
Northern Cardinal-1
American Tree Sparrow-2 at Grande Digue, 5 near the entrance
Dark-eyed Junco-6
Red-winged Blackbird-2
American Goldfinch-12+ overhead

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