Saturday, 7 September 2019

Sept 7 2019

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, 7 September 2019 (Saturday)

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com
Transcript by: Catherine Clements
Info Line #: 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)

**Enjoying Friday’s nice weather before the oncoming storm, Suzanne and Yves Poussart stopped at the wharf in Saint-Thomas-de-Kent and were able to witness an OSPREY [Balbuzard pêcheur] carrying a Plaice (a.k.a. Flounder) [Plie] and land on the top of one of the big poles along the periphery of the wharf to enjoy its fresh brunch. This individual was observed for at least 45 minutes, giving an excellent opportunity to watch and take some awesome photos under the best possible conditions. Along the way, it was noticed that almost all Osprey juveniles had already left their nesting platform.
It always amazes me how Osprey can make a dive to take a fish lying flat on the water bottom and sometimes partially covered.

**It was thought that the GREAT EGRET [Grande Aigrette] had flown from Hay Island, but Aldo Dorio spotted it again on Friday, perched in a tree. Aldo also got a photo of a LEAST SANDPIPER [Bécasseau minuscule] and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER [Bécasseau semipalmé] side by side. The Least Sandpiper is to the left, with the Semipalmated Sandpiper on the right. Gilles Belliveau checked this photo and pointed out that even the semipalmation can be seen on the left foot of the Semipalmated Sandpiper.

**Brian Stone has had a great few days visiting Mapleton Park and the nearby Gorge Road Milkweed [Herbe à coton] patch, to get some very interesting photos and videos. At the Milkweed patch, he sure was in the right place at the right time, to find a MONARCH BUTTERFLY [Monarque] chrysalis so close to emerging that he was able to watch it happen and get photos plus a video. Take a look at the video at the link below.
 Brian also was able to find another DOG DAY CICADA [Cigale caniculaire] there and was able to record its activity in a video. Take a look and listen at the attached video link.
 He also saw his first BRONZE COPPER BUTTERFLY [Bronzé] of the season there, as well as a Milkweed Beetle. Walking back along Gorge Road, he noted three ducks, to be pleasantly surprised it was a duo of WOOD DUCKS [Canard branchu] and a HOODED MERGANSER [Harle couronné] that got photographed. Brian also came across a movement of Warblers [Parulines] in the park that included BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER [Paruline noir et blanc] and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS [Paruline à tête cendrée] in different plumages.
 A great day with Mother Nature.


Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton
 
BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER. SEPT. 05, 2019.. BRIAN STONE

BRONZE COPPER BUTTERFLY (MALE). SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE


BRONZE COPPER BUTTERFLY (MALE). SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

DOG DAY CICADA. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

GREAT BLUE HERON. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

GREAT EGRET. SEPT 6, 2019. ALDO DORIO

HOODED MERGANSER FEMALE). SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

HOODED MERGANSER FEMALE). SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE


LEAST SANDPIPER (LEFT) AND SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (RIGHT). SEPT 6, 2019. ALDO DORIO 

LEAST SANDPIPER (LEFT) AND SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (RIGHT). SEPT 6, 2019. ALDO DORIO 

MAGNOLIA WARBLER.  SEPT. 05, 2019. BRIAN STONE


MAGNOLIA WARBLER.  SEPT. 05, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MAGNOLIA WARBLER.  SEPT. 05, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MAGNOLIA WARBLER.  SEPT. 05, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MAGNOLIA WARBLER.  SEPT. 05, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MILKWEED LEAF BEETLE. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MILKWEED SEEDPODS. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MONARCH BUTTERFLY FRESHLY EMERGED. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MONARCH CHRYSALIS  EMERGENCE.  SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MONARCH CHRYSALIS READY FOR EMERGENCE.  SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

OSPREY WITH PREY. SEPT 6, 2019.  YVES POUSSART

OSPREY WITH PREY. SEPT 6, 2019.  YVES POUSSART

OSPREY WITH PREY. SEPT 6, 2019.  YVES POUSSART

WOOD DUCK. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

WOOD DUCKS. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

WOOD DUCKS AND HOODED MERGANSER. SEPT. 06, 2019. BRIAN STONE

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