Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Birding and Other Nature at Grand Lac des Cèdres

June 8, 2014

There are many wood warblers and other species that make their home around our cottage.  This spring, the predominant singing was by Chestnut-sided Warblers, Eastern Phoebes and Red-eyed Vireos.  From time to time, we also heard Black-and White Warblers, but could not see them.  We went for a walk and saw many bass  that had just finished spawning., and a Tiger Swallowtail perched obligingly on a lilac bloom.   An Eastern Phoebe entertained us and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak responded to the taped call.  A Common Loon swam right behind our parked boat.

We went for a Loon Count, and saw several including one on the nest.  We always hope for a good breeding year.  The Herring Gulls already has to chicks, and a lone male Common Merganser seemed to have missed finding a mate.

The trout fishing was rather slow, but patience was finally rewarded when a 6-pounder came to net.

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