Posted by: PMGDD | February 3, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Mr and Mrs Cardinal

From: Laura Comeau Fine Arts <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:48 AM
Subject: Fwd: Mr and Mrs Cardinal


Going to have to move this feeder over so I’m not taking pics through a window screen .

Posted by: PMGDD | February 3, 2021

Mature Miramichi – redpolls in the storm

From: Laura Comeau Fine Arts <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:31 PM
Subject: redpolls in the storm


The male cardinal was here with the blue jays also, but by the time I got to the camera they took off.

Here is the redpoll, been here for three days now, best photo I can get through the snow and a glass door.

Laura Lea-Comeau

Firefly Studio
Fine Art and Commissioned Works

Derby, NB E1V 5C2
‘Art is not so much the expression of oneself, as it is a rite of passage to finding out who you really are.’

Posted by: PMGDD | January 30, 2021

Nature Miramichi – WINTERWATCH


A small flock of Common Redpolls seem to be hanging about Strawberry Marsh this week. So too is a Northern Shrike, apparently.

Posted by: PMGDD | January 28, 2021

Nature Miramichi – Today on Cedriere Rd. Beach

Winterwatch – Nature Miramichi

This morning Deana and I took a drive to the beach at the end of Cedriere Rd. which is in Northumberland County but getting close to Tracadie. The beach itself was bare and ice free and very “walkable” although we didn’t walk far. This stretch of beach is beyond Miramichi Bay and the barrier islands, directly on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, so is often partly or completely ice free. There was no ice to be seen today. We were interested in what sea ducks we might encounter. The list includes about 40 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Common Eider, about 20 Common Goldeneye and one Barrow’s Goldeneye. There were two Herring Gulls as well. We had a flyby of six Iceland Gulls, perhaps checking on whether we had any food offerings. We didn’t. I was not cold nor windy, really quite pleasant.


Posted by: PMGDD | January 28, 2021

red fox in Chatham industrial park

From: Marg Sweeney <>
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:27 PM
Subject: red fox in Chatham industrial park

WINTERWATCH – Nature Miramichi

Posted by: PMGDD | January 28, 2021

Nature Miramichi – The Millbank Trail!

WINTERWATCH – Nature Miramichi

Ten club members had a pleasant walk yesterday along the Millbank nature trail, although we did not encounter a Red Squirrel (Gus), as far as I know, nor did we see or hear from any of the birds. Regardless, the scenery was lovely as was the company. We covered a little more than 4 kilometers in about 2 hours, so the overall pace was leisurely! Thanks were expressed to Deana for making this arrangement.

Posted by: PMGDD | January 26, 2021

Spotted Salamander Spotted


Chastity DeGroot found this Spotted Salamander on the MCCSC ski trails this evening.

Posted by: PMGDD | January 19, 2021

Winter watch

From: Laura Comeau Fine Arts <>

WINTERWATCH – Nature Miramichi

Posted by: PMGDD | January 18, 2021

Black-backed Woodpecker

Begin forwarded message:

From: Deana Gadd <>

WINTERWATCH Nature Miramichi

While snowshoeing at the ski club today I came across signs of a Black-backed Woodpecker. These medium sized woodpeckers do not visit feeders, they are associated with burnt areas or boggy areas. You might hear one scraping away the bark, to get at the larvae of beetles within the tree. Peter saw this woodpecker on the ski trails last year, not far away from this site.

Sent from my iPad

Posted by: PMGDD | January 18, 2021


WinterWatch – Nature Miramichi

Hi All,

I propose as a club we share our nature in winter observations and experiences under the heading of WinterWatch (title courtesy of the BBC!). The other members of the executive have supported this initiative, Dave G and Mathieu.

Your submissions could be anecdotal, just a straightforward narrative, a poem, a sketch, a photo, a short video clip, whatever. What would be of particular interest would be what the casual observer might miss, the subtleties, the beauty, the curious, the interpretive and so on. Send to 

These submissions will help us all enjoy this apparently quieter time of year all that much more.

I will post, likely on the club’s web site, (with a link for photos and short video clips on Flickr ) textual submissions … so that we can have them all in one location.


To get started here is a photo of a “Peeping Cardinal” at one of our windows today!

“I know they have food in there! People Watching, a great winter hobby!”


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