Monday, October 16, 2017

Hudsonian Godwit

October 16, 2017

Alerted by e-bird, we went to find this guy across from the Canadian Tire Centre, only 15 minutes from our house!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Snow Geese

October 15, 2017

We were out at Embrun anyway, so it was handy to go to St. Albert for some cheese and then proceed to Highway 138 at Lafleche Dump to look for Snow Geese.

There was a small flock on the ground which soon swelled to over 3000 as the rest of the flock came noisily in from the north.




It's always an awesome sight.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Four Baby Loons Grown Up

August 27, 2017

No depredation this year.  Yeah!  Baby Common Terns doing well too.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

House Wren still feeding young in the nest

August 9, 2017

The babies are just about to fledge.





Monday, July 10, 2017

Baby Loons have Hatched on Big Cedar

We did our loon count and were pleasantly surprised to find 3 sets of babies - 5 all together.  This is the best year in quite a while. Here's hoping they survive till the fall.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Grassland Birds on the way to Shawville

June 22, 2017

We were lucky to see two Brown Thrashers and a Savannah Sparrow on Ch. de la Rivière.  But imagine our marvelous good fortune to see an Upland Sandpiper on a wire near Shawville, Qc.





Sunday, June 18, 2017

A House Wren Makes a Nest in our Box

June 18, 2017

Grant spotted the House Wren and heard it singing.  We saw it gathering twigs and food for the nest.  We also spotted a juvenile American Robin on the back fence.