Took in this weekend’s field trip with Bird Protection Quebec as it was in the arboretum.  beautiful sunny day with blue skies and plenty of colour in the trees still.  Jolly chilly in the early morning though – this is probably the last birding trip sans gloves until next spring.

Birds seen included these – we were especially please to see the Pine Siskins as last winter they were absent (for us anyway)

Canada Goose
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (imm.)
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Am. Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-corwned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch