Saturday, May 12, 2018

World Migratory Bird Day Blitz, May 12, 2018

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus with American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus with American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus with melanin deficiency
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Dan Pearl Jamming his way through the Uni woods
  Buckets of folks signed up to hit up Mount-Royal Cemetery today for today's Global Big Day, but the lowly Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery had no takers, so Dan and I snapped it up. I like the place, it’s been good to me over the past couple of years, and I’ve yet to meet another birder there – the underdog cemetery!
  Dan’s bird of the day was the male Cape May Warbler we watched falling asleep, cute lil feller. Mine was probably the female Cape May Warbler that confused us. No wait, it was the Great Horned Owl. People like owls. People are all like “Ohhh, owls! Do you know owls?”
  Details on the event here: http://www.migratorybirdday.org/

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, (Université de Montréal grounds), May 12, 2018
Turkey Vulture-1 (1)
Cooper’s Hawk-1
Merlin-1 joined in the mobbing of the Great Horned Owl for a pass before the crows were all "Whaaaaat?"
Peregrine Falcon-1 on the tower
Ring-billed Gull-3
Great Horned Owl-1 mobbed by a dozen crows, Dan felt bad for it
Downy Woodpecker-3 (2)
Hairy Woodpecker-1 (1, the same bird with melanin deficiency from a few weeks ago)
Northern Flicker-1 pursued by a Cooper’s Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker-1 male
Great Crested Flycatcher-1
Blue-headed Vireo-(2)
American Crow-14 (3)
Black-capped Chickadee-7 (5)
White-breasted Nuthatch-1 (3)
Eastern Bluebird-2
Swainson’s Thrush-(2)
American Robin-4 (2)
Nashville Warbler-2
Northern Parula-(1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1
Cape May Warbler-2 males, (1 female)
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1
Black-throated Green Warbler-2 (4)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-5 (12)
Black-and-white Warbler-1 (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1
Northern Cardinal-1
Chipping Sparrow-23 (2)
Song Sparrow-7 (3)
American Goldfinch-12 (7)
House Finch-3

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