Tufted Titmouse

Gay was filling the feeders today and got sight of a Tufted Titmouse enjoying the seeds … very nice fr the time of year

Tufted Titmouse Feb 1 2014

Birds at the MBO feeders this morning

Plenty of activity today …

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Cold Blackbirds – Carrouges froids

It seems that the occasionally seen Red-winged Blackbird that should have headed south at the end of last summer but which has been overwintering with us is still somehow alive and has found a friend. Two of them were at the site this morning to greet the feeder re-plenishers – see photo below. Deep crusty snow and -20C temperatures. A good six weeks before any self-respecting and sensibly migrating blackbird ever thinks of coming to Montreal.

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photo – RG

 

“Jeudi Rétro” Saviez-vous qu’un Quiscale rouilleux a été bagué à l’OOM le 12 janvier 2006? Surnommé “Blackie”, il a passé tout l’hiver 2005-2006 aux mangeoires de l’OOM!!!

“Throwback Thursday” Did you know that a Rusty Blackbird was banded at MBO on January 12, 2006? Nicknamed “Blackie”, he spent the entire winter 2005-2006 at the MBO feeders!!!

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Ice sliding

Voici un Plectrophane des neiges bagué qui glissait sur la glace la semaine dernière à Mirabel

Here is a banded Snow Bunting that was sliding on ice last week in Mirabel

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Recapture !!

RECAPTURE! Un Plectrophane des neiges que nous avons bagué à Mirabel le 21 décembre dernier a été recapturé hier matin au nord de Toronto à King City, Ontario. Un beau voyage de 480km en 17 jours!!!

RECAPTURE! A Snow Bunting that we banded in Mirabel December 21st was just recaptured yesterday morning north of Toronto in King City, Ontario. A nice 480km trip in 21 days!!!

Plectrophane des neige

Voici une photo partagée par Ronald Gauthier, un autre Plectrophane des neiges bagué à Mirabel! Quelle belle photo!!

Here is another pictures shared by Ronald Gauthier, another banded Snow Bunting in Mirabel! What a beautiful picture!

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Le baguage de Plectrophanes des neiges

Le baguage de Plectrophanes des neiges est de retour dans le secteur de Mirabel pour une troisième année consécutive! Déjà 206 individus bagués mais le plus intéressant fût la recapture d’un mâle que nous avions bagué en janvier 2012 au même endroit, un bel exemple de fidélité au site d’hivernage!!

Snow Bunting banding is back in Mirabel for a third consecutive year. Already 206 individuals have been banded but the most interesting is the recapture of a male we banded in January 2012 at the same exact spot, a good winter site fidelity example!!

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Make a Donation – last chance in 2013

Dernière journée pour faire un don déductible d’impôts pour l’année 2013 pour l’Observatoire d’Oiseaux de McGill. Vos dons nous aident à continuer l’opération de notre station de suivi de la migration, merci à l’avance!!! Vous pouvez faire un don en ligne ici: http://goo.gl/0YVD7b

Last day to make a tax-deductible donation to McGill Bird Observatory for the fiscal year 2013. Your donations help us continue to operate our migration monitoring station, thanks in advance!!! You can donate online here:http://goo.gl/0YVD7b

Tourterelle triste

Détails de la face d’une Tourterelle triste baguée au début décembre!!!

Details of the head of a Mourning Dove banded in early December!!!

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