NATURE MONCTON NATURE NEWS
November 23, 2022
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** On Monday, Nov. 21, Doreen Rossiter was looking out the picture window of her Alma home admiring her female Red-bellied Woodpecker when a hawk swooped through the yard after the woodpecker. The woodpecker crashed into a window and succumbed. She had had it since Nov. 4, and it had become quite tame. Doreen is now up to 3 Northern Cardinals that come almost daily: 1 male, 2 females.
Doreen’s daughter, Kathie Carter has had a Pine Warbler since Nov. 3. She thought that was what it was but didn’t know we had any warblers bigger than an American Goldfinch. It’s eating suet and shelled peanuts along with picking at the mixed seed.
**It’s great to hear that Northern New Brunswick is enjoying the recent influx of Northern Cardinals and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Rosita Lanteigne shares some of the activity they are seeing there.
A pair of Northern Cardinals arrived to the yard of Michel Godin on Chemin St-Simon in Caraquet and the male was still present on November 22. On November 20, a Sharp-shinned Hawk seized the female before Rosita’s horrified eyes on November 20. Rosita sends a photo of the feathers that she recovered in the snow of what remained of the female.
Also in the region, there is a female Northern Cardinal with Jean-Guy Robichaud in Inkerman and 2 Northern Cardinals with Gilles Landry in Landry Office.
Rosita is also pleased to have a Red-bellied Woodpecker that has been present in her yard since November 3.
It would seem that all of New Brunswick is enjoying these two special bird species this winter.