Some MARAIS DES LAÎCHES Birds: June 2022

Thank heavens for e-bird! After consulting it, I was able to find several good birding spots in the Gatineau region. One of them, MARAIS DES LAÎCHES, is located about a 30 minute drive east of Gatineau.

From the marsh I could hear Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe

and Wilson Snipe.

Wilson’s Snipe (photo: birdwatching daily.com)

In the sky I saw

Turkey Vulture
Common Raven with egg
Ring-billed Gull

Common Yellowthroats are difficult to spot but I heard many.

Common Yellowthroat (female)

Other birds:

Swamp Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler (female)
Warbling Vireo
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Bobolink (male)
American Goldfinch (male)
American Goldfinch (female)
Swamp Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Kingbird

NATURE POETRY

Merrily swinging on briar and weed,
Near to the nest of his little dame,
Over the mountain-side or mead,
Robert of Lincoln is telling his name:
    Bob-o’-link, bob-o’-link,
    Spink, spank, spink;
Snug and safe is that nest of ours,
Hidden among the summer flowers;
                Chee, chee, chee. – William Cullen Bryant

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Some MARAIS DES LAÎCHES Birds: June 2022

  1. rosemarie fischer

    great pictures,a raven with an egg,amazing shot,and the brown trasher,he looked as if he already had a stressful day ahead,all disshovelled……………wonderful,thanks Miles

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