Thursday, 25 November 2021

Nov 25 2021

 

NATURE MONCTON NATURE INFORMATION LINE, 

Nov 25, 2021 (Thursday)

 

 

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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com

 

 

 

**Brian Stone visited Memramcook and Dorchester lagoons on Wednesday to find low levels of bird life present at each spot. At Memramcook the large group of CANADA GEESE were absent from the field near the lagoon but a smaller group was feeding in a field past and behind the lagoon. In the lagoon the numbers of NORTHERN SHOVELER DUCKS was reduced to a couple dozen and Brian just photographed an AMERICAN WIGEON DUCK swimming with a group of BLACK DUCKS. He also got a photo of a  RING-BILLED GULL in 1st winter plumage.  

 

At Dorchester Brian noticed that both female TUFTED DUCKS were present swimming and diving alongside a male and female RING-NECKED DUCK. They kept themselves to the center area of the lagoon just to make Brian work hard to bring out any detail in their images. He then went further on to the Tantramar Marsh where he searched for raptors through the frequent snow flurries. He counted 10 BALD EAGLES perched in different spots and saw 2 NORTHERN HARRIER HAWKS hunting but too far away for decent photography.

 

Before Brian left for his outing, he photographed some of the 6 AMERICAN CROWS that discovered a pile of spilled seeds on his back deck and posed for portraits while eating.

 

 

 

**It’s nice to see some feeder yard reports coming in. Many finches and sparrows are finding available wild food and not frequenting feeders yet.

I had my first American Tree Sparrow arrive to check out feeders and seemed to know right where to go. Their arrival to our yard is later than usual.

The major patrons at the moment are approximately 25-30 Mourning Doves which is higher than normally seen. The expected Blue Jays and Black-capped Chickadees are regular patrons with a few woodpeckers and one lone Song Sparrow.

 

 

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TUFTED DUCKS (FEMALE) . NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

TUFTED DUCK (FEMALE) . NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

TUFTED DUCKS (FEMALE) AND RING-NECKED DUCKS (MALE AND FEMALE). NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN WIGEON AND BLACK DUCKS. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN WIGEON AND BLACK DUCKS. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

BALD EAGLES. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

NORTHERN HARRIER HAWK. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

RING-BILLED GULL. (1st WINTER) NOV. 24, 2021..  BRIAN STONE

RING-BILLED GULL. (1st WINTER) NOV. 24, 2021..  BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, NOV 24, 2021.  NELSON POIRIER

AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, NOV 24, 2021.  NELSON POIRIER

AMERICAN CROWS. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN CROWS. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN CROWS. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN CROW. NOV. 24, 2021. BRIAN STONE




 

 

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