NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, Jan.11, 2021 (Monday)
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**Jane LeBlanc got an excellent flight photo of a RED-TAILED HAWK [Buse à queue rousse]as it circled her St. Martins driveway on Sunday. The dark patagial bar on the forewing adjacent the body shows well. This is a signature mark on the Red-Tailed Hawk, mature and immature in flight. Jane again provides more photos of her NORTHERN CARDINAL [Cardinal rouge] pair to provide that extra splash of colour for today.
**Andrew Darcy is finding the small woodlot near his Dieppe is proving to be very productive.
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) were foraging on Sunday. A flock of about two dozen arrived to feed on Grey Birch catkins. We are having an irruption year for this species as well as some other finches. Pleasant little birds to observe in a group like that. You can clearly see one of the birds in the group photo has a noticeably red chest which would be a male bird. Darcy was lucky that the sun came out for a little bit Sunday and was able to get a few nice backlit photos. The action shot of one individual mid-lunge to the catkin is quite an interesting perspective.
**Brian and Annette Stone were on the old Fredericton Road, Route 112 and came across a large flock of SNOW BUNTING [Bruant des neiges] in a field at the juncture of Taylor Road and Route 112. In typical Snow Bunting fashion, they were up and down. Brian got some photos of them briefly grounded and a few videos of them in their erratic flight pattern. Take a look at the activity at the attached video links.
**Another reminder on Nature Moncton members night coming up Tuesday January 19th – not far off. Ten-to-fifteen-minute presentations are needed. There are lots of things we have experienced in nature in 2020 to share. Doing it virtually means you do not have to leave home, and Fred Richards can do a trial run with anyone who has something to share. The write-up is below:
NATURE MONCTON JANUARY MEETING
JANUARY 19, 2021 AT 7:00 PM
Covid-19 and the necessity of virtual meetings will not stop us from holding our usual January “Members’ Night”! Have you had an interesting encounter with nature in the past year? Have you taken some good photos of birds, insects, animals or anything else in the various habitats of New Brunswick? This past year brought nature especially close to all of us and many of us developed a stronger and more intimate relationship with the outdoor world. The January Nature Moncton meeting belongs to members like you who would like to share their photos and stories of that world in short 15-minute presentations.
If you have something you’d like to share, contact Fred Richards at email@example.com and he will instruct you how to present on our virtual platform (very easy!) and do a short practice run with you.
Let’s start 2021 off the right way – by sharing with one another our positive experiences of the natural world around us!
For those who want to attend the meeting, check the Nature Moncton Information Line the day before for a link to connect. All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.