A small group today - Tony & Nina, Helena, Brenda and me.
We met at the
Gamelin Road entrance to . While in the parking lot, we saw ten Bohemian Waxwings fly across and land in a tree, followed by another 30. Tony quickly got the scope on them. Gatineau Park
We made one stop along
Pink Road - we saw European Starlings, American Robins and American Crows. A stop along Hwy 148 added only House Sparrows. We stopped again to view a Red-tailed Hawk being harassed by a couple of American Crows, and we also saw a group of about 20 Wild Turkeys in a field with a White-tailed Deer.
Then we spotted an adult Bald Eagle and a Red-tailed Hawk which was at first mistaken for a Golden Eagle. Before we left, we saw a Common Raven and another Red-tailed Hawk.
Back on Hwy 148, we had two more Red-tailed Hawks, including a nicely-patterned one; and a female Pileated Woodpecker on top of a utility pole.
We drove up into the hills and stopped to look for finches. We saw both nuthatches, a Downy Woodpecker, a Blue Jay, some Golden-crowned Kinglets, and had a brief flyover of a couple of Red Crossbills. The latter continued to call in the forest, but we could not see them.
Four Pines Siskins flew across and landed in the trees by the road. Then we saw another small group of them right on the road, as well as a male Purple Finch. We also kept seeing multiple Red-breasted Nuthatches. We saw another adult Bald Eagle soaring over the hills.
We attracted many chickadees, nuthatches and Pine Siskins, but nothing else. Back at the corner of Ch. Eardley-Masham, we saw a pair of Red Crossbills on the road getting grit, which gave us a great photo op.
We saw an immature Bald Eagle, another Red-tailed Hawk, and still another adult Bald Eagle being chased by crows.
It was quite a day for raptors!