Thursday, 31 May 2018

 
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, May 31, 2018 ( Thursday )
 

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: Brian Stone bjpstone@gmail.com
Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)

 
** Phil Riebel was placing carcasses from Striped Bass fishing in a wooded area on the Renous River and he placed a trail camera there to see what was showing interest. A sow BLACK BEAR [Ours noir] and her cubs claimed the area until everything was cleaned. It must have been a very welcome nutritional find for this family.

** Brian Stone did a round of Tucker St. Ducks Unlimited impoundment, Highland Park in Salisbury and Bell Marsh on Wednesday. At Tucker St. he observed SPOTTED SANDPIPER [Chevalier grivelé], an AMERICAN BITTERN [Butor d'Amérique] did its effective camouflage trick to suddenly fly up in front of him having been undetected, a SWAMP SPARROW [Bruant des marais] posed briefly, a female WOOD DUCK [Canard branchu] was tucked away into the grasses, TREE SWALLOWS [Hirondelle bicolore] were tending to their nest boxes, and many, very large BULLFROG [Ouaouaron] tadpoles were noted.

At Highland Park in Salisbury the CEDAR WAXWINGS [Jaseur d'Amérique] were swooping down from the treetops gleaning insects.

At Bell Marsh he photographed a real variety of subjects including both genders of AMERICAN REDSTART [Paruline flamboyante] to show the contrast in plumage, BLUE-WINGED TEAL [Sarcelle à ailes bleues], CANADA GEESE [Bernaches du Canada] with goslings, GRAY CATBIRD [Moqueur chat], MUSKRAT [Rat musqué], PIED-BILLED GREBES [Grèbe à bec bigarré], RED-EYED VIREO [Viréo aux yeux rouges], both genders of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD [Carouge à épaulettes] however a female Red-winged Blackbird nabbed a dragonfly as Brian was about to photograph it being his first New Brunswick dragonfly of the season. Also a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER [Paruline à croupion jaune] showed her conservative plumage compared to the male kin, and the YELLOW POND LILY is in pleasant bloom now. 
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Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton
 



 
AMERICAN REDSTART ( FEMALE ).  MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN REDSTART ( MALE ).  MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

BLACK BEAR SOW AND 3 CUBS. MAY 21, 2018.PHIL RIEBEL

BLUE-WINGED TEAL.. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

BLUE-WINGED TEAL.. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

BULLFROG TADPOLES. 01. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

BULLFROG . MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

CANADA GEESE WITH GOSLINGS. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

CANADA GEESE GOSLINGS. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE


CEDAR WAXWING. MAY 30, 2018._ BRIAN STONE

GRAY CATBIRD. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

MUSKRAT. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

PIED-BILLED GREBE. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

PIED-BILLED GREBE. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

RED-EYED VIREO. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD ( MALE ).  MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

RING-NECKED DUCKS (PAIRS). MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

SAVANNAH SPARROW. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

SWAMP SPARROW. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

TREE SWALLOW.  MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

WOOD DUCK. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

YELLOW POND LILY. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE

YELLOW WARBLER (MALE). MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD ( FEMALE ).. MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE


YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (FEMALE). MAY 30, 2018. BRIAN STONE