Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Warblers and Finches at Grand lac des Cèdres

May 10, 2014

It hardly seemed worth it to make a day trip to the cottage, but we had plans for Sunday's Mothers Day.  And we would not be back for nearly a month; so we wanted to try to resolve our water pump problems.

We tried a little early morning birding, and found the area teeming with Yellow-rumped Warblers.

We finished our work and I went out in the boat to try a little fishing.  It was too early and too windy, so I soon gave it up.  But not before seeing a pair of Buffleheads and a pair of Common Mergansers sitting on a rock.  This is the only chance to see male mergansers, as they make themselves scarce once the chick duties arrive.

Meanwhile Barbara was working around the cottage and having good luck with finches and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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