Sunday, 26 July 2020

July 26 2020


NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, JULY 26,2020 (SUNDAY)
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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com
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**David Christie reports he visited Mary’s Point beach area on Friday night and Saturday night near post-high tide times. He did see a flock of approximately 30 small sandpipers he assumed to be SEMISALMATED SANDPIPERS on both nights. On Friday night he encountered a Merlin family of four adults screaming and creating quite a ruckus which seemed be created by marauding crows which they seem to drive off and all went quiet. On Saturday night he did see three BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS at the beach’s edge. Shorebird arrival is still quite slow there but may soon pick up.
**Aldo Dorio got a photo of a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH Warbler perched in a tree at Hay Island. This species is usually lower to the ground in wet areas.

**Anette and Brian Stone paid a visit to the Johnson Mills shorebird site on Saturday. They found no birds of interest there as yet however at the Arthur Street lagoon in Memramcook they were entertained by their RUDDY DUCK group there. The males are still in bright breeding plumage and frolicking. There were several other duck families present there.
Brian also got a nice photo of the POPLAR BORER LONGHORNED BEETLE, one of our colourful quite large longhorned beetles.


Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton


RUDDY DUCK (MALE). JULY 25, 2020. BRIAN STONE

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH WARBLER. JULY 25, 2020, ALDO DORIO

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH WARBLER. JULY 25, 2020, ALDO DORIO

RUDDY DUCK (FEMALE). JULY 25, 2020. BRIAN STONE

RUDDY DUCK (MALE). JULY 25, 2020. BRIAN STONE

DUCKS AND DUCKLINGS . JULY 25, 2020. BRIAN STONE

POPLAR BORER LONGHORN BEETLE . JULY 25, 2020.. BRIAN STONE