|ringed Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia|
|Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia|
|Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla|
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
We decided to hit up the Technoparc near Trudeau Airport on the way home, after reading an encouraging recent trip report from a BPQ member. The high wind was still an issue, but we found a couple of birdy spots, at a site with loads of potential. Highlights included a flyby Green Heron, several Least Flycatchers, a Warbling Vireo, two American Redstarts, at least six Yellow Warblers, along with single Yellow-rumped, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Chestnut-sided, and Nashville Warblers.
Very quiet at the Westmount Summit yesterday afternoon, with no 'yellow warblers' observed. Single examples of Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Black-and-white Warbler, and Ovenbird were seen around the eerily quiet woods. Several blocks south of the Summit I finally encountered some more warbler activity, with single Nashville, Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped Warblers seen high up in some backyard trees.
As I type this, it's snowing outside, and only several degrees above freezing. It is May 15th.