Monday, 28 May 2018

May 28 2018

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, May 28, 2018 (Monday)

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
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**   Another INDIGO BUNTING [Passerin indigo]. Kimberly and John Bauer had a bright male drop by their Riverview feeder yard on Sunday. They got a quick photo, as it alternated with AMERICAN GOLDFINCH [Chardonneret jaune] and CHIPPING SPARROWS [Bruant familiar] at their feeder. 
**    Brian Coyle got some nice warbler photos of a BLACKBURNIAN [Paruline à gorge orangée], CAPE MAY [Paruline tigrée] and both genders of COMMON YELLOWTHROAT [Paruline masquée]. We seem to be getting a lot of cape may warblers. They must be having a good season. A GRAY CATBIRD [Moqueur chat], EASTERN KINGBIRD [Tyran tritri] and a female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD [Colibri à gorge rubis] joined Brian’s birding day around his Lower Mountain Road home. He also comments that he saw a lot of BOBOLINKS [Goglu des prés] which is great to hear.
**  The blooming of trilliums is always pleasant eye candy, often in wooded areas. Elaine Clancy shares a set of blooming RED TRILLIUMS [Trille dressé] . Note the very large leaves compared to Nodding and Painted Trilliums. The Red Trillium is very striking, but appreciate it and take photos only. They have that other local name, “stinking Benjamin”, but there’s no bad smell if they are not disturbed.
**  Isaie Comeau got a few photos of a BROWN THRASHER [Moqueur roux] from differing angles, at Comeau Settlement near Tabusintac. It is another uncommon bird in New Brunswick that has been reported several times recently.
**  Canada geese [Bernache du Canada] are stating to be seen with their goslings in tow.  Sue Richards has a pair doing just that in her Taylor Village yard pond on Sunday.
**   Marguerite Winsor donated several chrysalids of BLACK SWALLOWTAIL [Papillon du céleri] butterfly that were in her Salisbury dill patch last fall. They were kept in an unheated garage for the winter it would appear 100% of them emerged to carry on their mission of producing the first brood of the season. A few were patient enough to be photographed. Most rapidly got off as quick as they could even be detected.
Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton
 
BLACK SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES (FRESHLY EMERGED). MAY 27, 2018. NELSON POIRIER

BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

BROWN THRASHER. MAY 27, 2018. ISAIE COMEAU 

BROWN THRASHER. MAY 27, 2018. ISAIE COMEAU 

CANADA GEESE AND GOSLINGS.MAY 27, 2018. SUE RICHARDS

CAPE MAY WARBLER  MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

CAPE MAY WARBLER  MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

COMMON YELLOW THROAT WARBLER (FEMALE). MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

COMMON YELLOW THROAT WARBLER (MALE). MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLEa

EASTERN KINGBIRD. MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

GRAY CATBIRD. MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE

INDIGO BUNTING. MAY 27, 2018. JOHN BAUER

RED TRILLIUM. MAY 27, 2018. ELAINE CLANCY

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (FEMALE). MAY 26, 2018. BRIAN COYLE