NATURE MONCTON NATURE NEWS
June 23, 2022 (Thursday)
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**Aldo Dorio captured a photo of a Cedar Waxwing carrying a cargo of Old Man’s Beard lichen in its bill.
Old Man’s Beard lichen is a significant component of a Cedar Waxwing’s nest to suggest nest building is on his mind.
It’s always unfortunate to see a bird die from a window strike but it does give an opportunity for a photograph to show plumage details. Aldo experienced that when an Ovenbird struck a window at his home.
**Nature Moncton’s first Wednesday evening walk was a very pleasant one on the part of the Riverview Trail near the new bridge. With several pair of naturalist’s eyes on the watch, there was lots to see on the beautiful evening. Fred Richards led the walk and got a photo of some of the group.
Many photos were taken which will be appearing over the next few days.
David Cannon got a nice photo of a Song Sparrow with a beak full of booty obviously on the way to feed a hungry family. Surprisingly, it perched long enough to be photographed!
A highlight was seeing a surfer waiting for the Tidal Bore to arrive and watching him very skillfully meeting it and getting on board to surf up the river. Quite a sight to watch!
Nelson Poirier got several photos of the action in progress and they are attached.
**Fred and Sue Richards were showing a friend around their Taylor Village gardens Wednesday and when they got to the Common Milkweed patch there was a female Monarch Butterfly working the plants. She did not seem to be laying eggs but was certainly checking things out. As they moved on, they came upon a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail on the Lilac blooms. The opportunity was too good to pass up as the butterfly remained nectaring to pose for a few moments.
**Alain Clavette is arranging a pelagic boat trip off Grand Manan on Wednesday, July 20. The poster with all the details is included in today’s photograph section. The photo will have to be enlarged by clicking on it to read the details as it contains a lot of information.
For reservations, click on the link below: