NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, December 5, 2018 ( Wednesday)
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** Carmella Melanson comments that she does not tend to see that many NORTHERN SHRIKE [Pie-grièche grise], but saw two different individuals on Tuesday to get some great photos. She saw one in Hillsborough and one on the Cape Enrage Road. It is looking like a great season for our northern winter visitors so far, including the Northern Shrike.
** SNOWY OWL [Harfang des neiges] reports would seem a bit sparce so far, but that can change quickly.
** Aldo Doiro photographed a CHIPPING SPARROW [Bruant familier] around the Neguac wharf on Tuesday. This one does not seem as deeply into winter plumage as some of the other photos that have been submitted, but the paler bill is obvious as well as that dark bar going through the eye right to the bill which is a signature identification feature for a Chipping Sparrow. It seems to have retained its reddish crown of summer longer than most Both COMMON MERGANSER [Grand Harle] and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER [Harle huppé] are around the wharf area as well.
CHIPPING SPARROW. DEC 4, 2018. ALDO DORIO
NORTHERN SHRIKE Dec 4th 2018 CARMELLA MELANSON
NORTHERN SHRIKE flight Dec 4th 2018 CARMELLA MELANSON
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. (MALE) DEC 4, 2018. ALDO DORIO