Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lac Gale, May 30, 2019

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
North American Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum
Lac Gale
  An interesting few hours in the hills around Lac Gale with the Scottsman, down south near Bromont and Knowlton. If it’s Yellow-throated Vireos, Wood Thrushes, and Eastern Towhees you’re after, this could be your spot. We encountered several of each of those uncommon-in-Montreal species, with multiple Yellow-throated Vireos singing high over the trails (mostly G3 and G1).
  Other highlights came in the form of two Mourning Warblers (among ten species of warbler), and a close encounter with a North American Porcupine. Weird-looking beast, it was sitting there like a primate, scratching its belly.
  Be warned – the Black Flies were out in force, little bastards.

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