Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cottage Birding

July 30 – August 2, 2010

We revisited some of our good spot from earlier in the season, only to find mostly different birds.

At the creek at Blue Sea Lake, we saw a Green Heron – a first for the area. There wasn’t much else, so we moved on to Chemin Galipeau, where we found a whole family of young Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. At Arsenault’s, we were surprised to see an Eastern Bluebird. The next day, at a party on the lake, we heard that a family of Merlins was on the next bay of the lake. So we headed over for a visit to Sandy & Roberta and guests John & Shaleigh. It took a while, but they did show up for some good views. Later that day, we did a loon count, and found no change. There was one pair with a single chick and another pair with two. The young are getting bigger, so will likely survive.