|Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens|
|Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens|
|American Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus|
|Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus ('un suisse' en francais)|
|Northern Green Frog Rama clamitans|
I heard some odd calls, and got several maddeningly fleeting glances at Hairy Woodpecker-sized woodpeckers of unknown heritage. Black-backed? Perhaps even Three-toed (my new white whale)? Only the boreal forest knows.
Birding in the deep summer, ugh. The winds tend to slip from my birding sails during these doldrums – when the migrants aren’t around, the breeding birds have shut up, the bugs are out, and the heat and humidity conspire to kill you with ‘death by a thousand sweaty pores.’ I suppose more cheery birders would yelp out encouraging advice like study up on those juvenile birds, put on some mosquito repellant, and get on out there and embrace the summer! Having long ago embraced my inner curmudgeon, I offer no such smug platitudes. If you don’t want to go birding in the summer, don’t. You have my permission. You even have my persimmon.
Speaking of persimmons, in other news...Gangneung.
Mont-Tremblant National Park (Lac Chat/Atocha, Sentier Centenaire), August 6, 2018
Great Blue Heron-1 nearby, from the car
Turkey Vulture- 4
Ring-billed Gull-several nearby, from the car
Woodpecker sp.-4 mystery peckers briefly seen/heard...
Red-eyed Vireo-5, adults and juveniles
Barn Swallow-1 nearby, from the car
Catharus thrush sp.-1 juvenile
Nashville Warbler-1 adult male, 1 female
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1 singing at Lac Chat
Black-throated Blue Warbler-3 juveniles calling in different spots
Black-throated Green Warbler-2
Yellow-rumped Warbler-1 adult male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1 female-type
Red-winged Blackbird-4 nearby, from the car
Common Grackle-1 nearby, from the car