Brambling* Around the Creepery Forest

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Brambling* Around the Creepery Forest

Chris and I were leading a group of about 17 BPQ birders around the arboretum this morning. Lovely, bright morning but a good few degrees below zero and a distinct “winter is coming” feel to things. Brding was quiet, as expected, but we nothched up some 18 species (listed below) and everyone got some useful excercise. Roughly one species per person present which seems to be the mark of a sucessful birding trip.

I think the three (or was it four) Brown Creepers were our birds of the day … one of them very handily working a tree in clear views of us and then flying back to the bottom to repeat the performance.

The footprint of an Arbo-Sasquatch was also seen … they live amongst us.

*Brambling?  See this post for an explanation:

Morgan Arboretum, Montréal, Quebec, CA

Nov 12, 2017 7:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Protocol: Traveling- 4.0 kilometer(s)- 18 species

Canada Goose  320  (Flover in several groups between 7:55 and 8:10)

Mallard  5    (Flyover)

Great Blue Heron  2     (Flyover)

Ring-billed Gull  14

Downy Woodpecker  2

Hairy Woodpecker  4

Pileated Woodpecker  1

Blue Jay  12

American Crow  5

Common Raven  2

Black-capped Chickadee  25

Red-breasted Nuthatch  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  8

Brown Creeper  3

American Robin  14

Dark-eyed Junco  1

Northern Cardinal  1

American Goldfinch  30

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Sasquatch ???




By |2017-11-12T17:38:05+00:00November 12th, 2017|arboretum, birding, birds, BPQ, cold|2 Comments


  1. Wayne Grubert 2017-11-13 at 11:15 - Reply

    Although out of range more likely a Yeti given the conditions. (Although I must admit I haven’t kept up with the latest “lumps” and “splits” in this genus.) Either way, it would be a good Arbo “tick”.

    • richard 2017-11-14 at 13:52 - Reply

      Very much out of range – perhaps brought this way (like Dorothy was taken to Oz) by one of those summer storms we have been having? Still looking for the lion.

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