Sunday, April 14, 2013

Parc des Rapides/Cap-Saint-Jaques - April 14, 2013

The rapids
Parc des Rapides
I actually spotted a fox down by the reeds!
Precarious ice bridge at Cap-Saint-Jaques
Swamp birding
Dan, goose
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
American Robin Turdus migratorius
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Wood Duck Aix sponsa with Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Photog scrum
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  Nice and fresh today, good day for what was probably my last Montreal birding session for a while. Spotted 30 species today - best was luxuriant views of a Pileated Woodpecker working on a stump at Cap-Saint-Jaques. Highlights at Parc des Rapides included American Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, and Song Sparrow mania. A phalanx of photographers were very interested in a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret skulking in the reeds.

Click on the link to witness the perils of spring birding...
Leaping the ice bridge

  One week til Gageo! :o


  1. Wow! Birders who aren't 120 years old! I won't feel as silly now. ;)

  2. Heh heh. Hey, we'll all be 120 years old one day! So where do you normally go birding?