NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, 1 May 2021 (Saturday)
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**Phil Riebel shares an excellent photo of the moon as he saw it on Wednesday night, April 28th, as he and Pam did their owl survey route on the Fraser Burchill Road near Miramichi. One can clearly see all the craters that Galileo saw with his primitive instruments in 1609-1610, to suspect they were seas, and named them accordingly, the names of which still stand today.
**On Thursday, April 28th, while driving to the Tucker Street Ducks Unlimited impoundment, Brian Stone noted the tidal bore coming in as he crossed the bridge, so he stopped on the Riverview side to get a cell phone video as it passed. It was just past a full moon, which would have increased its force, but highest tides occur just after new moons. Take a look at Brian’s video at the link below:
**Louise Nichols visited the Dieppe Marsh Thursday afternoon. All was quite quiet and not much activity in the marsh with birds -- but the frogs were loud in places. I took a for the audio where one can hear a chorus of Leopard Frogs, Spring Peepers, and American Toads harmonizing. One of the beautiful sounds of spring! Take a listen at the attached link:
**So great to hear the observations of NORTHERN CARDINALS in the area. Georges Brun had a pair drop by his Moncton urban forest this past week looking like a bonded pair.
**Andrew Akerley had a RUFFED GROUSE [Gélinotte huppée] strike their home. At the speed this species flies, it usually is not a good ending when this species accidentally strikes something. However, Andrew photographed the remains of this bird to show the striking plumage of this bird, and the tail marking details.