Wednesday, 11 March 2020

March 11 2020


NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, March 11, 2020 (Wednesday)

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


** Daryl Doucet was in the Cocagne Bridge area Tuesday morning when there was a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS [Harle couronné] and a pair of COMMON MERGANSERS [Grand Harle] side-by-side in their breeding plumage finery. Daryl had just purchased a new Nikon P-900 camera but had forgotten it at home!! (expletive deleted!).  Some grainy cell-phone pictures had to suffice. They were by the bridge abutment near the roadway, so a missed opportunity to get some great images of these two species side-by-side. We can expect to see a lot more Hooded Mergansers as they will be waiting to head to inland ponds the moment the ice melts away.


** Kevin Renton reports their SNOW BUNTING [Bruant des neiges] flock is continuing to patronize their Stilesville feeder yard; however Tuesday had a new tag-along - a LAPLAND LONGSPUR [Bruant lapon]. Always a moment, to spot this occasional tag-along with Snow Buntings, especially in your feeder yard!


** Audrey Goguen reported two days ago she had one lone CEDAR WAXWING [Jaseur d'Amérique] to her Moncton yard Flowering Crab tree. It must have passed on the good news as 25-30 AMERICAN ROBINS [Merle d'Amérique] arrived to the same tree Tuesday morning for a major feast, to the delight of the human household.


** Brian Stone, as well, has 16 CEDAR WAXWINGS continuing to patronize his Moncton yard Mountain Ash tree. However AMERICAN ROBINS swelled from 7 on Tuesday afternoon to 20 on Wednesday morning to join them. It seems that Waxwings and Robins are dominating the news. I think we can expect to broaden that soon.

Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton




HOODED MERGANSER (PAIR). MARCH 10, 2020.  DARYL DOUCET

HOODED MERGANSER (PAIR) AND COMMON MERGANSER (PAIR). MARCH 10, 2020.  DARYL DOUCET

HOODED MERGANSER (PAIR) AND COMMON MERGANSER (PAIR). MARCH 10, 2020.  DARYL DOUCET

CEDAR WAXWING. MAR. 10, 2020. BRIAN STONE

CEDAR WAXWING. MAR. 10, 2020. BRIAN STONE