Three Places in Québec: August 2021

While driving to Québec City from Trois-Rivières, I stopped three times to take some photos.

1) A little beach on the south shore of the St. Lawrence near Bécancour.

Killdeer
Common Goldeneye
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer
Killdeer

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Stop 1 continued:

Great Blue Heron
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Monarch Butterfly
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls with one juvenile
Killdeer
Killdeer

2) A field off a rural road:

Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
Mountain-ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Red Oak Acorn
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Mountain-ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

3) The St. Lawrence west of Québec City at dusk and low tide:

American Crow
Larger Bur-marigold (Bidens laevis)
American Crow (juvenile)
American Crow
Reminder 1) that this place is under water at high tide and 2) the rocks are slippery.
American Crow
Great Blue Heron
Pont Pierre Laporte
moon

MYSTERY BIRD

The darkish back and white eye ring identify this as a Solitary Sandpiper.

Solitary Sandpiper

NATURE POETRY

Give the face of earth around and the road before me,
wealth I ask not hope nor love nor a friend to know me.
All I ask the heaven above, and the road below me. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Three Places in Québec: August 2021

  1. Deb

    Thanks! Lovely! Just did that route ourselves 2 weeks ago.
    Keep going next time to the most beautiful scenery you’ll see. We went as far as Tadoussac again this time.
    Lots of wildlife, whales, Group of 7 tributes, and jaw dropping views. Even some unusual wildlife in Baie St Paul ( home of Cirque de Soleil) thanks to some Unique clowns

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    the way you capture all the gorgeous birds is amazing…..they seem to pose for you,very nice,all of it,many thanks Miles for keeping us in the loop…..

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