The Long Awaited Arrival of the Song Sparrows

This week marked a milestone in this Spring’s 2014 bird migration. The Song Sparrows arrived in the Montreal region. First making their way in wooded areas around the St Lawrence Seaway, they have now arrived in Nature Parks along the Montreal Back River.

Song Sparrow on SnowSong Sparrow on Snow

Weather had just turned milder and the first Canada Geese had but barely arrived. This just days following one more Spring Winter Storm.

The warmer temps lead to snow melting around trees creating the perfect bathing spots for the Song Sparrows.

Song Sparrow BathingSong Sparrow Bathing

The sun also warmed up the ground, allowing for the perfect feeding conditions. I first spotted a good two dozens of these birds on the South Shore of Montreal. Within a couple of days a few more groups had been reported throughout the region.

You can keep up with the the 2014 Bird Migration by following the 2014 BIRD MIGRATION TAG at the top page menu. SAGA Life loggers can follow me from the Spring Migration through the Fall Migration @ GET SAGA on your Android and IOS devices

Images and Video taken with Nikon DSLR Cameras and Nikon Lenses – Nikon D7100, Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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