Thursday, 6 December 2018

Dec 6 2018

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, December 06, 2018 (Thursday)

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier
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Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)

**John Massey lives in Dieppe, but in a spot where there is a wooded area around him before getting to the next housing area. It has become very surprising the number of WHITE-TAILED DEER [Cerf de Virginie] that have that area as a territory. John comments that he now has a full complement of Santa’s deer that includes three bucks, four young of the year, and at least seven others to make up a herd of at least fourteen. From John’s photos they look to be healthy and happy. The bucks will be losing their antlers over the next month.

A short report on my own feeder area. The AMERICAN GOLDFINCH and PINE SISKIN combo have rocketed to 60+ but sparrows have declined to a few WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, several AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, and one SONG SPARROW. A NORTHERN FLICKER is regular but RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and NORTHERN CARDINALS have not been seen in a few days. Several HOUSE FINCHES are daily patrons as well as other expected regulars. The waterer is VERY popular. 

Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton