Saturday, 16 November 2019

Nov 16 2019

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, 16 November 2019 (Saturday)

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

**More good Sparrow [Bruant] news: David Lilly in Oromocto reports that he had a few DARK-EYED JUNCOS [Junco ardoisé] and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW [Bruant à gorge blanche] patronize his feeder yard recently.
 Jean Renton comments that she has had up to three PILEATED WOODPECKERS [Grand Pic] around their Canaan Forks camp, but one arrives each evening at dusk and goes to a nesting cavity hole in a tree aside the camp. She always knows when it arrives, as it makes a particular sound before going in for the night.

**Aldo Dorio photographed a flock of approximately 40 SNOW BUNTINGS [Plectrophane des neiges] at Hay Island on Friday. The northern contingent seems to be joining us on schedule. Hopefully we will enjoy some SNOWY OWLS [Harfang des neiges] and LAPLAND LONGSPURS [Plectrophane lapon] soon. There are lots of reports of RED-THROATED LOONS [Plongeon catmarin], HORNED GREBES [Grèbe esclavon], ICELAND [Goéland arctique] and GLAUCOUS GULLS [Goéland bourgmestre] that have already arrived, as well as a few ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS [Buse pattue].

Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton