Early Birds

Sunny and warm today and the ice on the river is breaking up quite rapidly. Took a turn around Ile-Perrot to see if there was anything interesting about.

The ice on the northern shore bay which usually attracts ducks in large numbers is still iced-up though so there wasn’t much there. Out at the windmill, however, open water was well developed and a small group of Lesser Scaup was hovering near the ice-edge accompanied by the odd Mallard. Commen Merganser and Common Goldeneye. In the filed in the middle of the island a distant hawk in a tree turned out to be a Broad-winged Hawk and shortly after a red-tailed Hawk flew parallel to the road causing me to screech to a halt and grab the camera.

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