August 29, 2015
We picked up Brenda at her cottage on
for a full day of birding. Blue
First we hiked along the bike trail towards Messines, until we could get a view of the two immature Bald Eagles. Should have brought a scope.
The we drove to Chemin des Trois Collines and hikes up to the old tower. There were a few sparrows, a Cedar Waxwing and a Ruffed Grouse family. Nice views of Blue Sea Lake
Next, we checked out the swamp on Chemin Gallipeau, where we got a Common Yellowthroat.
Next we drove up Chemin Farley, where we stopped at the bike rest station, where we had our lunch and saw a large flock of turkeys.
Brenda had a hunch we should check out Chemin Lécuyer, which turned out to be very good for warblers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Wood Duck.
Retracing our steps, we turned onto Chemin St Jacques to check the creek area where it flows into
. Brenda convinced us to explore the adjacent
road down to the lake - once again her hunch paid off. There were several Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a
flock of Cedar Waxwings, a Northern Flicker and even a Scarlet Tanager. Blue
We saw quite a few Monarch Butterflies, which was encouraging. A fine day of late summer birding.