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** On Monday, June 29th, Carmella Melanson carpooled from Miramichi to Saint-Basile, just south of Edmundston, with Jolande St-Pierre, Denise Gaudet and Rosemonde Duguay to try to find the LEAST BITTERN [Petit Blongios] that Suzanne Legere had found in the Saint-Basile marsh on June 27. The marsh is huge and it was only after a 3 hour wait that the bird finally made an appearance. It was well worth the wait as they were able to observe it at very close proximity for a good half hour. The bird paid very little attention to them and it just left walking back into the reeds. It was Carmella’s first time seeing this species. While they were quietly standing, still watching the bittern, a SORA [Marouette de Caroline] with babies walked by within a few feet of them. A GREEN HERON [Héron vert] also flew into the marsh while they were there, but only offered a distant observation. As this bird is seldom seen or photographed Carmella sends 4 excellent pictures showing the different postures.
** The season is surely moving on. We have seen lots of young, fledged birds recently and those that brood twice are back to their housekeeping details. Aldo Dorio photographed an AMERICAN ROBIN [Merle d'Amérique] that appeared to be busy doing just that on July 01.
** To rerun a few photos from yesterday’s edition for the plant interested folk, Gart Bishop points out that Brian Stone’s SUNDEW photos were actually of 2 different species … the SPATULATE-LEAVED SUNDEW and the ROUND-LEAVED SUNDEW. The difference is obvious when Gart points them out and the photos are reattached today.
LEAST BITTERN' JUNE 29, 2020. CARMELLA MELANSON
LEAST BITTERN (vocalizing). JUNE 29, 2020. CARMELLA MELANSON
LEAST BITTERN (back view). JUNE 29, 2020. CARMELLA MELANSON
LEAST BITTERN (front view). JUNE 29, 2020. CARMELLA MELANSON
AMERICAN ROBIN (preparing for 2nd nesting). JULY 1, 2020. ALDO DORIO
ROUND-LEAFED SUNDEW (Drosera rotundifolia). JUNE 28, 2020.. BRIAN STONE
SPATULATE-LEAVED SUNDEW (Drosera intermedia). JUNE 28, 2020. BRIAN STONE