NATURE MONCTON NATURE NEWS
November 24, 2022
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** Jane LeBlanc in St. Martins is having a very good fall for yard birds. Not only is the Red-bellied Woodpecker a daily visitor lately, but on Wednesday she also had a very brief visit from a male and female Northern Cardinal. A documentary photo was not good enough to share.
A pair of Bald Eagles was spotted in West Quaco near St. Martins as well Wednesday morning.
**Georges Brun with the helpful eye of Gisele Rushton spotted a flock of approximately 40 Snow Buntings at the mouth of Halls Creek to Petitcodiac River on Wednesday.
A Bald Eagle made a fly-by to try to sneak up on the gulls who were following the Tidal Bore at the Bend of the Petitcodiac River to see what the Tidal Bore may have brought up for them.
**A faux pas in yesterday’s report; Rosita Lanteigne in Caraquet actually has a Northern Cardinal and a Red-bellied Woodpecker both in her feeder yard. Lucky landlady!
**Nelson Poirier and Brian Stone travelled the coastline from Cape Tormentine (Editor’s note: with the Snowy Owl spotted by the Chignecto group on Saturday on the hit list; however, the winds were so extreme, any owls were smarter than the birders and somewhere else!) to Shediac on Tuesday and did not find many subjects to view and photograph but had some luck at the Point-du-Chene enclosed marina area with a Red-throated Loon and a 1st winter male Harlequin Duck that were diving and feeding close enough for good photos.
At the Cap Brule lagoon many ducks were present but at too great a distance for good viewing or photos. The duck assembly included scaup, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, suspected Ruddy Duck, and potentially other duck species.