Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Feb 13 2018

 
 
 
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, February 13, 2018 (Tuesday)


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**Georges Brun has observed some nice activity on the Riverview marsh recently. He got some nice action photos of the resident COYOTE making the leap to successfully capture prey. It was also special to spot a SNOWY OWL across from Halls Creek on the marsh and get a nice photo. It was being harassed by 2 CROWS and a sub-adult BALD EAGLE was watching the activity.  
One of the SHORT-EARED OWLS was also in flight but was being mercilessly swarmed by approximately 300 crows as it flew about the Trans-Aqua outlet to the Petitcodiac River.  

 **Gordon Rattray paid a visit to Yolande Leblanc's 251 Central St. yard in Memramcook on Tuesday to enjoy seeing her special patron the CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW to see it from different angles and pleased to add it to his New Brunswick list. 
Gordon dropped by Jules Cormier's for a potential double dose. The clay-coloured sparrow was very likely present but remained incognito while he was there.  Several other folk were there as well.  
While at Yolande's, Gordon caught the flash of a bright PINE SISKIN which just happened to be the first one Yolande had spotted at her feeder area this winter.  
 
Gordon also shares a photo of some MOURNING DOVES from his Weldon home that appear to be be showing some of that rose blush on the chest of breeding plumage.  
 
 Nelson Poirier 
Nature Moncton 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW . FEB 12, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW . FEB 12, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW . FEB 12, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

COYOTE. FEB 11 2018 GEORGES BRUN

COYOTE WITH PREY FEB 11 2018 GEORGES BRUN

MOURNING DOVES. FEB 12, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

PINE SISKIN. FEB 12 2018.GORDON RATTRAY 


SHORT-EARED OWL (BEING SWARMED BY CROWS) FEB 7 2018 GEORGES BRUN 

SNOWY OWL FEB 06 2018 GEORGES BRUN