Saturday, 19 May 2018

May 19 2018

Nature Moncton Information Line. May 19, 2018 (Saturday)


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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: Catherine Clements
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**Louise Nichols had a pair of EVENING GROSBEAKS [Gros-bec errant] appear to her Sackville feeder yard on Friday; a pleasant surprise from so few appearing in southeastern New Brunswick this past winter. A CAPE MAY WARBLER [Paruline tigrée] also arrived to her yard pond area, showing its bright plumage.

**Ray Gauvin had his first visit of the year from a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW [Bruant à gorge blanche] to get a nice photo that shows the striking head plumage of this Sparrow; it joined a nice diversity of regulars to Ray’s Shediac feeder yard. For some reason, Ray comments, PURPLE FINCHES [Roselin pourpré] that he had a few weeks ago have gone elsewhere. They have been regulars for him over the years.

**Aldo Dorio got a photo of a GRAY CATBIRD [Moqueur chat] that very nicely shows that black cap, long tail that’s often cocked, and that chestnut undertail covert – all great identification features of this bird where both genders are identical.


Nelson Poirier
Nature Moncton
 
CAPE MAY WARBLER. LOUISE NICHOLS. MAY 18, 2018

EVENING GROSBEAK FEMALE. LOUISE NICHOLS. MAY 18, 2018

EVENING GROSBEAK MALE. LOUISE NICHOLS. MAY 18, 2018

GRAY CATBIRD. MAY 18, 2018. ALDO DORIO

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. MAY 18, 2018.RAY GAUVIN

WILSON'S WARBLER. MAY 18, 2018. ALDO DORIO.