Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall movement, August 27-28, 2017

Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Northern ('Yellow-Shafted') Flicker Colaptes auratus
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
   I didn't have time for a thorough survey of the cemetery, just a quick walk-through today. Some signs of fall migration today in the form of an uptick in Northern Flickers, single Tennessee and Magnolia Warblers, and an Ovenbird at the summit. A Common Nighthawk was spotted roosting on metal scaffolding near the Westmount summit, but I couldn't get a decent angle on it, photographically. In the 1980's, their calls were a common summer sound in my neighbourhood - I haven't heard one in a very long time.

Best picnic spot ever
distant Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
juvenile Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
male Monarch Danaus plexippus
  Took a Sunday trip up to a quiet trail near Mont-Tremblant, with a quiet beaver pond as the ultimate destination. A pair of Hooded Mergansers, a Belted Kingfisher, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk fed around the pond, and a small warbler wave came through at one point, seemingly mostly composed of Yellow-rumped Warblers.
  Small numbers of Common Yellowthroat, Magnolia, PineBlack-throated Blue, and Black-throated Green Warblers were encountered in the woods, along with a young Hermit Thrush.

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