Saturday, 2 June 2018

June 2 2018

 

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
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We very rarely see the Dunlin in breeding plumage in New Brunswick. Two Dunlin in breeding plumage were spotted on Saturday by a group on one of the Festival of Nature Field Trips.
Annie Robichaud was very fortunate to get a nice photo of one of them which is attached.


**Bob Blake keeps a record of morning temperatures, high daily temperatures, and precipitation from his Second North River home. I’m attaching Bob’s comparison for his stats that compare May of 2017 to May of 2018 as Bob sent them. For any additional information, contact Bob at booby@nbnet.nb.ca.

May stats. Missing 3 days this year, 2018

2017
+2-1day
+6-9
+7-2
+8-1
+9-7
+10-4
+12-2
+13-1
+14-1
+17-1
+22-1
Hi's
+10-3
+12-1
+13-1
+14-2
+15-7
+16-1
+17-1
+18-1
+19-1
+21-2
+22-1
+23-2
+24-1
+31-1
285 mms. rain

2018
+3-2
+4-3
+5-1
+6-5
+7-1
+9-3
+10-5
+11-5
+12-1
+13-1
+14-2
Hi's
+10-1
+12-1
+17-1
+18-1
+19-2
+20-1
+21-1
+22-3
+24-2
+25-1
160 mms. rain


**Brian Stone and I did a short run on a Miramichi back road, hoping for Elfin [Lutin] and Comma [Polygone] Butterflies on Friday. We found none in areas they usually are at this time of year – rather suspecting they are simply not seriously on the wing, due to the very late spring season in the Miramichi area this year. Some consolation prizes were a cooperative HERMIT THRUSH [Grive solitaire] that beautifully showed its cocked-up rusty tail and distinct dark upper breast spots. Some PAINTED TRILLIUMS [Trille ondulé] were in bloom. Note the much more slender three leaves compared to the RED TRILLIUM [Trille dressé] sent out a few days ago. A very new BEAVER [Castor] lodge was home to some very active tenants that had created a very large pond that challenged the road. Brian took some close-ups of some of the troop at the feeder area, including PINE SISKINS [Tarin des pins], a close-up of a male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER [Pic maculé] enjoying its jam, and Stumpy the CHIPMUNK [Suisse] enjoying his peanut treat and white millet. A few COMMON MERGANSERS [Grand Harle] posed on a rock in the middle of the river.

Nelson Poirier
Nature Moncton

DUNLIN (IN BREEDING PLUMAGE). JUNE 2, 2018. ANNIE ROBICHAUD 

 
BEAVER LODGE. JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE

COMMON MERGANSERS. JUNE 1, 2018. NELSON POIRIER

EASTERN CHIPMUNK. (STUMPY) JUNE 01, 2018.  BRIAN STONE

EASTERN CHIPMUNK. (STUMPY) JUNE 01, 2018.  BRIAN STONE

HERMIT THRUSH.  JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE

HERMIT THRUSH.  JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE

PAINTED TRILLIUM. JUNE 01, 2018.. BRIAN STONE

PINE SISKINS. JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE
PITCHER PLANT. JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER ( MALE ). JUNE 01, 2018. BRIAN STONE