We arrived in late afternoon to see perhaps a dozen Evening Grosbeaks at the feeder - what a treat! There was also a similar number of Purple Finches.
We decided to bird our usual spot on Ch. St. Jacques by
We moved on to our other spot on Ch. Galipeau and immediately got a Northern Flicker which was calling vigorously. I also got a Swamp Sparrow on the other side of the road. We could hear Ovenbirds and Common Yellowthroats (lots) but did not see them. Barbara spotted a European Starling go into a hole in a tree, that was perfect for a woodpecker.
In the evening, we visited the Tims and saw a beautiful Common Merganser pair cruise by the end of the dock in great light - it proves, once again, that one should always take one's camera!
Other birds noted in and around our feeders were American Goldfinches, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.