Monday, 23 December 2019

Dec 23 2019

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, December 23, 2019 (Monday) 

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** Louise Nichols and Jason Gallant did a sector of the Memramcook Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, under sunny, calm skies. The count got AMERICAN ROBINS [Merle d’Amérique], WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS [Bec-croisé bifascié], and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH [Chardonneret jaune] but a number of PINE WARBLERS [Paruline des pins] was again noted, as has been the experience of other counts. Louise did get some photos on their sector. Most of the photos submitted have had quite bright plumage. The immature female can be quite drab and easily overlooked. They have not found my feeder yard yet, with four suet feeders, sunflower chips, peanuts and peanut butter to lure them in.

Louise and Jason also had a PALM WARBLER [Paruline à couronne rousse] showing a notable amount of yellow in the plumage and faithfully pumping its tail in true Palm Warbler fashion.

** David Christie reports things are very quiet around his Mary’s Point feeder yard, but on Sunday it was a surprise to have a very brief visit from a male EVENING GROSBEAK [Gros-bec errant], a species he has not had for quite some time but did hear at least one fly over in early fall.

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