Saturday, May 26, 2018

The winds giveth, and the winds taketh away

Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
  The southerly winds have been takething more than they’ve been givething of late, that’s how it goes – everybird must get up to their boreal breeding grounds, innit. A quiet day in the cemetery (37 species), especially when compared to the warblo-palooza of just a few days ago.
  I spotted what I suspect was the same Gray-cheeked Thrush from the 22nd, just hanging out in its little spot. I’ve got a post brewing about the Bicknell’s/Gray-cheeked "Catharus conundrum," so that oughta be good for a laugh.

  Geez, I haven't been to the Westmount Summit once this year, oh well. I have my reasons.

Mount-Royal Cemetery, (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery), May 25, 2018
Turkey Vulture-7+ (2)
Ring-billed Gull-2 (2)
Chimney Swift-2 (2 )
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1 on Oak Ridge, 1 on Mountain View, (1 near Decelles)
Hairy Woodpecker-2 (1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee-1
Pileated Woodpecker-1 in D3
Great Crested Flycatcher-5 (2)
Warbling Vireo-(1)
Red-eyed Vireo-6 (4)
American Crow-4 (2)
Common Raven-1
Black-capped Chickadee-3 (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
House Wren-(1)
Eastern Bluebird-7 (2)
Gray-cheeked Thrush-(1 in the northern woods, more on this bird soon)
American Robin-2 (1)
Gray Catbird-2
Cedar Waxwing-1 heard
European Starling-(3)
Tennessee Warbler-20+ (2)
Orange-crowned Warbler-1
Yellow Warbler-(1 still singing along the northwestern fence)
Magnolia Warbler-(1 in the northern woods)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-3
Common Yellowthroat-(1 in the northern field edge)
Canada Warbler-1 female skulking in K
Indigo Bunting-2 (2)
Northern Cardinal-2
Chipping Sparrow-20+ (9)
Song Sparrow-5 (3)
White-throated Sparrow-(1 heard only)
House Sparrow-(4 near Decelles)
American Goldfinch-(3)
House Finch-(1 singing)

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