Monday, 22 August 2016

Aug 22 2016

**  Mac Wilmot had a butterfly land on his hat in the woods on the North Renous River. It stayed on his hat on his route out of the woods and was nicely photographed, open-winged and closed-wing by Mac’s grandson, Andy Stultz. Andy also got a photo of the Big Dipper.
**  The Nature Moncton Shorebird Workshop, led by Roger LeBlanc, scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 27, will have a field trip portion. One of the most important stops will be at Petit-Cap. Roger visited that area on Sunday and saw 9 shorebird species, 4 CASPIAN TERNS [Sterne caspienne], a MERLIN [Faucon émerillon] in pursuit of the shorebirds, and a nice variety of other birds. Petit-Cap is an excellent shorebird gathering site and will be pleasant to go to as a group. Multiple eyes will miss nothing next Saturday. Roger reminds participants to be sure to bring suitable footwear for wet conditions.

**  Judy and Sterling Marsh visited Mechanic Lake last week and photographed a group of 3 COMMON LOONS [Plongeon huard]. They also stopped by the Tantramar Marsh and noted skeletal remains of a surprisingly large fish on the Anderson Marsh Road. They wondered if it might have been prey of a BALD EAGLE [Pygargue à tête blanche] or OSPREY [Balbuzard pêcheur], or something else.

**  Aldo Dorio found more warblers on the move on Friday, including what appears to be a NASHVILLE WARBLER [Paruline à joues grises] and a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT [Paruline masquée].
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Nelson Poirier
Nature Moncton

BIG DIPPER. AUG 17, 2016.ANDY STULTZ

COMMON LOONS.AUG 21, 2016.STERLING MARSH

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT WARBLER.AUG 19, 2016.ALDO DORIO

FISH SKELETON REMAINS.AUG 21, 2016.STERLING MARSH.

FISH SKELETON REMAINS.AUG 21, 2016.STERLING MARSH.


GREEN COMMA BUTTERFLY..AUG 2016.ANDY STULTZ.

GREEN COMMA BUTTERFLY..AUG 2016.ANDY STULTZ.

NASHVILLE WARBLER.AUG 19, 2016.ALDO DORIO.