Saturday, 27 January 2018

Jan 27 2018

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: Catherine Clements
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**Doreen Rossiter comments she’s having a lot of BLUE JAYS [Geai bleu] around her Alma feeder yard, but two in particular are taking her attention, as they passed a black oil sunflower seed back and forth continually for fifteen to twenty minutes on Friday. There seems to have been a lot of comments recently about wildlife doing bonding rituals in preparation for spring.

**Sterling Marsh made a pass of the Anderson Marsh Road on the Tantramar Marsh on Friday, to note a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK [Buse pattue] perched on a manure pile, preening its feathers. Sterling stopped by a marsh barn for lunch, and while eating lunch and reading the paper, a beautiful RED FOX [Renard roux] strolled by right in front of him and watched him eat lunch, possibly thinking it would make a good Fox lunch as well. Sterling comments it looked well-fed and had glossy rich pelage. This is Red Fox mating season and males can be very bold.

Nelson Poirier
Nature Moncton
 
RED FOX. JAN 26, 2018.STERLING MARSH

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. JAN 26, 2018.STERLING MARSH