Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mothers' Day at Lac Leamy

May 11, 2014

We  all gathered at Lac Leamy (minus Karine, who had to work) to have brunch at Saint Eloi and to bike and roller blade on the trails around the lake.

Sam is really good with this vélo now sans training wheels, but he still needs to pay attention to the right of way of other users.  David was pushed in the chariot by papa on his roller blades.

Right outside the restaurant, there was a pair of Lesser Scaup on the lake and also a Double-crested Cormorant.   Sam tried in vain to see them through the binoculars.  We also had a male Mallard practically under foot.

After circumnavigating Lac Leamy, we headed up along the Gatineau River as far as the train bridge.  Along this stretch, we heard many Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts.  We stopped to photographs some, and also saw an Eastern Kingbird and a Cedar Waxwing.   By the train bridge, we saw many Northern Rough-winged Swallows.  On the ride back, we saw yet another Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

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