Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Feb 14 2018

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, February 14, 2018 ( Wednesday )
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Edited by: Nelson Poirier
Transcript by: Brian Stone
Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)

** Jules Cormier reports that the CLAY-COLORED SPARROW [Bruant des plaines] was very much around his Memramcook feeder yard on Monday. It continues to go between the Hydrangea bush near the fire hydrant at the road corner of his property and a patch of Japanese Knotweed at the back of a pond by the corner of the boardwalk that courses the marsh in front of his home. It had lots of visitors on Monday and he thinks most of them got it. Often it pops right out with all the other sparrows but sometimes it takes a wait to have an audience with it.
Jules also had WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS [Bec-croisé bifascié] show up on Monday for the first time this winter, as well as one PURPLE FINCH [Roselin pourpré].
** Also, a Wednesday morning report from Yolande Leblanc. A  CLAY-COLORED SPARROW [Bruant des plaines] was back at her 251 Central St. ( Rue Centrale ) feeder yard in Memramcook at 7:30 am this morning. So there are lots of reasons to head to Memramcook if Clay-colored Sparrow is on your mind.

** PURPLE FINCH [Roselin pourpré] do seem to be starting to show up more at feeders. Lois Budd, near Salisbury, reported that she has four coming at the moment.
Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton