Saturday, 3 March 2018

March 3 2018

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE 3 March 2018 (Saturday)

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: Catherine Clements
Info Line #: 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)


**Nature Moncton member Eric Wilson was in Halifax this past week and was pleased to hear a SONG SPARROW [Bruant chanteur] singing with gusto outside his hotel, as well as seeing 20 TURKEY VULTURES [Urubu à tête rouge] in the downtown Dartmouth area, which he comments seemed bizarre. No similar sightings were reported on Nature Nova Scotia, which seemed odd as well.

**Brian Stone was in the Cocagne area on Friday to note an adult BALD EAGLE [Pygargue à tête blanche] on the ice with its piercing glare on something of interest. While on the way home, he spotted an adult RED-TAILED HAWK [Buse à queue rousse] hovering over the side of the highway overpass at Elmwood Drive and the Trans-Canada Highway, right beside heavy traffic. He was able to get a few photos of it through the car window as it hovered over the ground, scouring for prey, paying no attention to all the surrounding traffic. As usual, Brian noted a SOLAR HALO [Halo solaire]. They must be visible often, as Brian seems to see them very frequently, which most of us don’t notice by not looking up.

Nelson Poirier
Nature Moncton

 
BALD EAGLE. MAR. 02, 2018. BRIAN STONE

RED-TAILED HAWK.  MAR. 02, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

RED-TAILED HAWK.  MAR. 02, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

RED-TAILED HAWK.  MAR. 02, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

SOLAR HALO ( 22 DEG. ). MAR. 02, 2018. BRIAN STONE