Posted by: PMGDD | March 16, 2021

Northumberland County Winter Bird List for 2020-21

This I know is a double posting for many but Dave’s email list is not quite the same as that for Nature Miramichi.

Peter

From: David McLeod <mcleodda@nbnet.nb.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:45 PM
Subject: Northumberland County Winter Bird List for 2020-21

Hi Everyone,

We ended up with 75 species on the 2020-21 Northumberland County Winter Bird List, just three shy of the 78 record set in 2017-18, the year of the Mistle Thrush at Peter and Deana’s in Newcastle. This year will go down as the year of the Tufted Titmouse at Bill Carroll’s in Loggieville!

Five more species were reported since the Feb. 1 preliminary report of 70 species. These were the Cooper’s Hawk (2 occurrences with photos), Carolina Wren (photo), Red Crossbill (photo), Ring-necked Pheasant (photo), and Boreal Chickadee, missed earlier on Dec. 13 when Vanessa Hébert posted her sighting to eBird. Please refer to the attached list for further details.

There’s also a chance that someone has seen a species in Northumberland County from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 that is still missing from the list. Some possible examples are: Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, or other warbler species. If anyone has seen or heard any of these or others, please email me with the date. location, and if possible, a photo at: mcleodda

Thanks to all for making this winter so successful bird-wise!

Dave

2020-21 Northumberland County Winter Bird List final Mar 15 2021.pdf

Posted by: PMGDD | March 4, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Northern Shrike – at ease!

WINTERWATCH

This usually quite elusive predator is difficult to photograph but this morning it spent almost half an hour just outside my window, preening and looking about. It may have had a recent meal as it didn’t pursue some Redpolls that were about 40 feet away.

Peter

Posted by: PMGDD | March 3, 2021

Nature Miramichi -Feeding the birds in winter

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My brother keeps a path shovelled to his bird feeders…a challenge this year. Donna Savoy

Posted by: PMGDD | February 25, 2021

One Dies so One Can Live

From: David McLeod <mcleodda@nbnet.nb.ca>

Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:34 PM

Subject: Re: Nature Miramichi – One dies so one can live

Hi Donna,

Judging by the size of this hawk, it looks like a Cooper’s Hawk (length16.5″) compared to the European Starling (length 8.5″), because this one looks about twice as long.  The vertical streaking on the underside and the yellow iris indicate it to be a juvenile bird.  At 11″ in length, the similar Sharp-shinned Hawk would be only 3.5″ longer which is not the case here.

Pam sent me a photo of a Cooper’s Hawk taken by David Shannon at Ritchie Wharf on Jan. 30, 2021, but this one was an adult bird with the rusty horizontal cross-barring of the underside.  This species has been rare in the Miramichi area in the past, but several sighting have been made over the past three years, so perhaps they are permanently extending their range northward similar to the Northern Cardinal due to global warming.

Thanks to you and Deanna for sharing her photo.

Dave

Posted by: PMGDD | February 24, 2021

Nature Miramichi – One dies so one can live

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Posted by: PMGDD | February 24, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Redpoll action at the Pallet Feeder

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From: Jim Saunders <jimsaunders809@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:26 PM
Subject: Redpoll action at the Pallet Feeder

Posted by: PMGDD | February 20, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Short-tailed Weasel Activity

From: Phil Riebel <no-reply@smugmug.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:25 PM
Subject: Short-tailed Weasel Activity

SmugMug Short-tailed Weasel Activity
This is a short video of the movements of a Short-tailed Weasel at night. They appear to have a very high energy level – always bouncing around and looking for prey.

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Posted by: PMGDD | February 18, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Song Sparrow

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Deana and I travelled to Moncton yesterday (car appointment and sanitizing supplies for the ski club were our justifications!).

We stopped at a couple of places to check on birds. Well in Cocagne, near the bridge, we saw a Song Sparrow. Poor thing was

finding something to eat on a small patch of bare grass, perhaps the grass itself. We left some sunflower seeds for it, her is hoping it found them.

Peter

Posted by: PMGDD | February 17, 2021

Nature Miramichi – What do you see?

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From: Phil Riebel <no-reply@smugmug.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:36 PM
Subject: What do you see?

SmugMug What do you see?
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Posted by: PMGDD | February 17, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Action at the Pallet Feeder

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From: Jim Saunders <jimsaunders809@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:23 PM
Subject: Action at the Pallet Feeder

Action at the Pallet Feeder.docx

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