NATURE MONCTON NATURE NEWS
November 22, 2022
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**Various reports are making it look like a Common Redpoll season. This species normally does not join us at feeder yards in numbers until the wild food supply diminishes.
Aldo Dorio got some photographs of Common Redpolls (Editor’s note: maybe only 2 but their presence is significant) enjoying their favourite wild food, the seeds of overwintering catkins of Birch trees at Hay Island.
Aldo also photographed a colourful Horned Lark at Hay Island.
**Brian Stone stopped in at the Hampton lagoons on Monday and shares the photos he came away with, at least the ones that turned out well anyway. (Brian’s words)
The lagoons had large numbers of Mallard
Ducks, several Northern Shoveler Ducks, a few Green-winged Teal
Ducks, and a Song Sparrow. Bufflehead Ducks were present,
numbers being 4 males and 20+ females. Two small groups of Canada Geese flew
overhead as well as small groups of ducks that were photography attempts that turned
out not too badly.
Brian also photographed 3 Gadwall Ducks (Editor's note: I am basing identification on white speculum and orange 'grinning' patch at the edge of the bill, standing to be corrected)