NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, March 03, 2021 (Wednesday)
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Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)
**Clara Thaysen from NB Environmental Network sends a reminder on the webinar on tonight many naturalists may be interesting in joining in on. Set your phone alarm now to not forget. Clara’s note below:
“A friendly reminder that the fourth installment of the NB Wildlife Webinar Series is TONIGHT, TUESDAY MARCH 3 AT 6:30 PM. Join us to learn all about eiders and other sea ducks from Scott Gilliland, a Wildlife Biologist from the Canadian Wildlife Service.
Webinar ID: 854 6883 2179
See you tonight!
** As we experienced on Tuesday the wind was wild and cold. Daryl Doucet’s resident female EASTERN TOWHEE [Tohi à flancs roux] found it a bit windy as well. Daryl took a few photos of it being wind-tossed. Folks report that the birds seemed to be very appreciative of feeders on Tuesday.
** Bev Schneider in Douglas near Fredericton has had a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK [Buse à épaulettes] visit her each year for 5 years acting similarly and suspects it to be the same bird. Bev sent a video of it to be shared on last night’s virtual birdfeeder tour but a glitch would not let it play. Take a look at this beautiful uncommon to New Brunswick raptor at the attached video link.
** Maureen Girvan leaves an interesting scenario after the virtual birdfeeder tour on Tuesday night. Maureen comments that she lives in an apartment and has hanging flower baskets in the summer and in the winter, she puts bird seeds on top of the soil and the birds love it. What a nice suggestion!
** Brian Coyle shares another trail camera video of a FISHER, assuming it to be the same one that he got track/trail photos of earlier. Note the trail leading up to the animal of the large tracks and a distance apart to indicate bounds, typical of the Mustelidae group of mammals. The animal also has a very dark pelage and a bushy tail typical of the Fisher. Take a look at the action at the link below, maybe playing it over a few times as we shortened it up to just include the action pass.
**Rheal Vienneau sends a link to an interview with one of the very respected gurus of MONARCH BUTTERFLY migration, Lincoln Brower. He is interviewed at a site in Mexico with all the migrated butterflies in the background the background and will be very interesting for Monarch Butterfly enthusiasts. When the link opens, there is another option to click on the view the video interview.
Brian also points out that the White-tailed Deer carcass is located near the road at the railway crossing the Lower Mountain Road, not the Upper Mountain Road as reported yesterday (Editor’s error)