On Saturday, we headed to Maniwaki to pick up a few things. We stopped at the creek to
where Barbara spotted a female Wood Duck with 2 young. At Chemin Galipeau, we had American
Goldfinches with the sun spotlighting them.
We took Blue
Sea Lake Farley Road
and were rewarded with fine views of an American Kestrel, a soaring
Broad-winged Hawk and some Wild Turkeys.
On the way, we saw several Barn Swallows (new to list) on a wire. At the lake there was a very active hummingbird feeder and other feeders which hosted Purple Finch, Black-capped Chickadees and White-breasted Nuthatches. Bill also spotted a Black and White Warbler in the yard. We went for a hike around the extensive property, and Bill pished in a Veery (new to list). We also heard a few Wood Thrushes (new to list), but they would not show themselves.
This time it was quiet except for a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Driving home, we saw another American Kestrel just outside of Messines where we had seen on before. Along the highway, we always keep a sharp eye out for the Sandhill Canes, and this time son Grant did spot one just north of Venosta on the east side of the highway.