Saturday, 14 December 2019

Dec 14 2019


NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, 14 December 2019 (Saturday)

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com
Transcript by: Catherine Clements
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**Doreen Rossiter had a variety of activity at her Alma feeder yard on Friday. She had one lone CEDAR WAXWING [Jaseur d'Amérique] arrive to a laden Mountain-ash tree [Sorbier des oiseaux]. Last year she had BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS [Jaseur boréal] arrive about this time, but Mountain-ash berries had already been stripped. This year there are lots of remaining Mountain-ash berries, but no Bohemian Waxwings yet. Doreen also had a visit from a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER [Pic à ventre roux] that comes occasionally, but she does not know where its real headquarters are. It also came to sunflower seed as well as suet, taking the sunflower seed up to a tree cavity to crack it open. She also had a male NORTHERN FLICKER [Pic flamboyant] come to the yard to feeders, and it also went to feast on Mountain-ash berries. Doreen seems to have attracted all the local DARK-EYED JUNCOS [Junco ardoisé] in the area, with at least 50+ in her yard at the moment; she comments that the ground is blanketed with them.

Clarence Cormier seems to have the edge on AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS [Bruant hudsonien] in numbers at least 10. My own flock has vaulted from 1 to 3! Clarence is experiencing good numbers of the expected regulars, but BLUE JAYS [Geai bleu] jumped from 6 to 15 on Friday. As the Blue Jay population does make a significant southerly migration, this may be part of the reason for the sudden increase.


Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton



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