Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Gatineau Escarpment & the Steele Line with Tony Beck

Tuesday Jan 12, 8:00am

We met at the Gamelin Blvd Visitor Centre – Rick, Heather, Tony & me. We decided to all go in Heather’s more comfortable car.

We drove to St. Raymond, then Pink Rd all the way to the end. On Pink, we saw a small flock of Bohemian Waxwings.

We took Terry Fox down to Hwy 148, then on to Terrien Rd. and drove to a lookout over the escarpment. Guess what Heather spotted - a Golden Eagle! Heather was on a roll. On the Eardley-Masham Road, she spotted an adult Northern Shrike. On Bradley Rd., we saw the flock of Evening Grosbeaks that we had seen on Sunday.

We headed on to Steele Line and Tony spotted a Bald Eagle flying over right over the road. We turned onto Chemin Lac des Loups and checked out a feeder there. A gentleman came out and talked to us about the bird scarcity this winter. We did see a Hairy Woodpecker and a bunch of Chickadees. We made a loop on Swamp Road without seeing any birds – beautiful scenery, though.

Retracing our steps, we saw a couple of Wild Turkeys right on Steele Road. Then out on Hwy 148, we stopped at a tree full of Snow Buntings. When I got home, there were a couple of American Robins on my front walk.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Bill!
    Nice job on digiscoping the Golden Eagle!
    That bird was far away. Despite the great distance, your image gives a feel for how huge the bird is and we get a sense of its habitat. I'm glad you posted it.