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30 Oct: @ 07:52:10 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 30, 2020 (Friday) [Nelson Poirier]
29 Oct: @ 19:52:09 
Jeudi-Oiseaux , Jeudi le 29 octobre 2020 [Rose Alma Mallet]
29 Oct: @ 18:10:51 
Ingalls & White Head & Ferry birds, inc. LONG-TAILED DUCK, RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN PIPIT & CHIPPING SPARROW [Roger Burrows]
29 Oct: @ 16:18:45 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report [Todd Watts]
29 Oct: @ 09:14:48 
SAINT GEORGE REPORT [Ralph Eldridge]
29 Oct: @ 07:54:02 
Three (3) SNOW BUNTINGS [G Taylor]
29 Oct: @ 07:10:00 
Snow Buntings [jane LeBlanc]
29 Oct: @ 06:29:53 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 29, 2020 (Thursday) [Nelson Poirier]
28 Oct: @ 14:42:35 
White Head birds, inc. HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, GREAT CORMORANT, MERLIN, WINTER WREN, AMERICAN PIPIT, FOX SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED & YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS & NORTHERN CARDINAL [Roger Burrows]
28 Oct: @ 14:03:51 
NB Naturalist - Call for submissions | Appel de soumissions - Naturaliste du N.-B. [Jenna Knorr]
28 Oct: @ 06:20:26 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 28, 2020 (Wednesday) [Nelson Poirier]
27 Oct: @ 17:04:05 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report [Todd Watts]
27 Oct: @ 15:47:42 
White Head birds, inc. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER & ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER [Roger Burrows]
27 Oct: @ 13:56:24 
NASHVILE WARBLER [Margaret Doyle]
27 Oct: @ 12:50:50 
MALE CARDINAL [Margaret Doyle]
27 Oct: @ 06:43:00 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) [Nelson Poirier]
26 Oct: @ 17:50:05 
Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher - Mega Rarity [D G Gibson]
26 Oct: @ 13:37:45 
Two-- Non-Breeding Male Hooded Mergansers [G Taylor]
26 Oct: @ 13:15:55 
White Head & Ferry birds, inc. LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, GREAT CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL & YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER [Roger Burrows]
26 Oct: @ 06:52:45 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 26, 2020 (Monday) [Nelson Poirier]
25 Oct: @ 18:07:59 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report [Todd Watts]
25 Oct: @ 17:29:12 
Foulque d'Amérique ( American Coot ) [Roger Dumaresq]
25 Oct: @ 16:04:52 
Re: Point Lepreau report 2020-10-24 [Roger Burrows]
25 Oct: @ 16:01:35 
Point Lepreau report 2020-10-24 [Mitch D]
25 Oct: @ 16:01:34 
White Head birds, inc. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PURPLE FINCH, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW & RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD [Roger Burrows]
25 Oct: @ 08:34:23 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher [Gilles Belliveau]
25 Oct: @ 07:45:09 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 25, 2020 (Sunday) [Nelson Poirier]
24 Oct: @ 17:23:46 
White Head Feeder birds, inc. WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH & RUSTY BLACKBIRD [Roger Burrows]
24 Oct: @ 12:48:59 
Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information [Jim Wilson]
24 Oct: @ 10:39:21 
Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information [Roger Burrows]
24 Oct: @ 10:30:45 
Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information [Charles]
24 Oct: @ 10:01:49 
Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information [Roger Burrows]
24 Oct: @ 09:46:55 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information [B J Schneider]
24 Oct: @ 09:09:01 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 24, 2020 (Saturday) [Nelson Poirier]
24 Oct: @ 06:44:56 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher continues - Oct 24, 2020 [Gilles Belliveau]
23 Oct: @ 16:12:04 
Re: White Head birds [Roger Burrows]
23 Oct: @ 13:10:01 
Jeudi-Oiseaux , Jeudi le 22 octobre 2020 [Rose Alma Mallet]
23 Oct: @ 12:52:54 
White Head birds [Roger Burrows]
23 Oct: @ 12:52:16 
Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher [Irene Doyle]
23 Oct: @ 08:42:05 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher update - Oct 23, 2020 [Gilles Belliveau]
23 Oct: @ 08:28:13 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 23, 2020 (Friday) [Nelson Poirier]
22 Oct: @ 18:53:00 
White Head & Ferry birds, inc. RED KNOT, ICELAND GULL, EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD & ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER [Roger Burrows]
22 Oct: @ 18:38:50 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report [Todd Watts]
22 Oct: @ 11:48:07 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher continues - Oct 22, 2020 [Gilles Belliveau]
22 Oct: @ 06:41:40 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 22, 2020 (Thursday) [Nelson Poirier]
21 Oct: @ 14:41:29 
Want to see big hawks? [Todd Watts]
21 Oct: @ 06:44:54 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 21, 2020 (Wednesday) [Nelson Poirier]
21 Oct: @ 06:30:30 
Fwd: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher in Riverview area on October 20, 202 [Gilles Belliveau]
20 Oct: @ 19:35:38 
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher in Riverview area on October 20, 202 [Gilles Belliveau]
20 Oct: @ 06:54:36 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 20, 2020 (Tuesday) [Nelson Poirier]





Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 30, 2020 (Friday)
Date: Fri Oct 30 2020 7:52 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: Jeudi-Oiseaux , Jeudi le 29 octobre 2020
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 19:52 pm
From: malletra AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
Nature Sud-Est

Les Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud-Est sont en mode ralenti.
Les sorties du Jeudi-Oiseaux se font individuellement ou en petites bulles.

Jeudi le 29 octobre 2020, 4 membres du club dont Marc Leblanc,
Carmella Melanson, Rosemonde Chiasson-Duguay et Rose-Alma
Mallet ont observ? 50 esp?ces d'oiseaux.
Un gros merci aux membres du club qui ont gentiment accept? de
faire un compte d'oiseaux pr?s de chez-eux et un peu plus loin.
Les * sont l? pour attirer l'attention.
Bonne lecture.

Dieppe (rue Louis et parc Rotary)
Sittelle ? poitrine blanche 1/White-breasted Nuthatch
M?sange ? t?te noire 10/Black-capped Chickadee
Busard des marais 1/No. Harrier
Bernache du Canada 50/Canada Goose
Moncton (Lac Jones)
M?sange ? t?te noire 6/Black-capped Chickadee
Harle hupp? 4/ Hooded Merganser
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Canard branchu 6/Wood Duck

Riverview (Point Park)
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 1/Red-breasted Nuthatch
M?sange ? t?te noire 3/Black-capped Chickadee
Chardonneret jaune 6/Am Goldfinch
Bruant chanteur 1/Song Sparrow
?tourneau sansonnet 1/Eu Starling
Quiscale bronz? 1/Common Grackle
Bernache du Canada 40/Canada Goose
Canard colvert 30/Mallard
Canard noir 4/Black Duck
Pygargue ? t?te blanche 1/Bald Eagle
Go?land argent? 4/Herring Gull
Go?land ? bec cercl? 6/Ring-billed Gull
Faisan de Colchide 2/Ring-necked Pheasant
Pigeon biset 4/Rock Pigeon

Hillsborough (Lagune)
Canard colvert 30/Mallard
Canard souchet 12/No Shoveler
Canard d'Am?rique 10/Am Wigeon
Fuligule ? collier 1/Ring-neck Duck
Go?land marin 1/Great Black-backed Gull
Go?land argent? 15/Herring Gull
Go?land ? bec cercl? 22/Ring-billed Gull
M?sange ? t?te noire 6/Black-capped Chickadee
Pic chevelu 2/Hairy Woodpecker
Corneille d'Am? 2/Am Crow
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e/Golden-crowned Kinglet
Bruant chanteur 1/Song Sparrow
Bruant ? gorge blanche 2/White-throated Sparrow
Hillsborough (Parc)
Canard pilet 2/No Pintail
Canard colvert 5/Mallard
Canard chipeau 1/Gadwall
M?sange ? t?te noire 3/Black-capped Chickadee
Geai bleu 3/Blue Jay
Corneille d'Am 4/Am Crow
Hillsborough (Gray Brook Marsh)
Canard noir 6/Black Duck
Sarcelle d'hiver 2/Green-winged Teal
M?sange ? t?te noire 4/Black-capped Chickadee
Grand corbeau 1/Common Raven
Merle d'Am?rique 3/Am Robin

Hopewell Cape
Grimpereau brun 3+/Brown Creeper*
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 7/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 3/Golden-crowned Kinglet
M?sange ? t?te noire 4/Black-capped Chickadee
Pic mineur 3/Downy Woodpecker
Pic chevelu 1/Hairy Woodpecker
B?casseau sanderling 8/Sanderling
Pluvier argent? 10/Black-bellied Plover
Paruline ? croupion jaune 1/Yellow-rumped Warbler

Riverside- Albert
Tourterelle triste 2/Mourning Dove
Quiscale bronz? 2/Common Grackle
Tarin des pins 2/Pin Siskin
Roselin pourpr? 3/Purple Finch
M?sange ? t?te noire 2/Black-capped Chickadee
Chardonneret jaune 2/Am Goldfinch
Geai bleu 4/Blue Jay
Cardinal rouge 1/Red Cardinal*

Harvey
Pigeon biset 65/Rock Pigeon
Geai bleu 20/Blue Jay
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 1/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 1/Golden-crowned Kinglet
Roselin pourpr? 1/Purple Finch
Bruant chanteur 2/Song Sparrow
M?sange ? t?te noire 8/Black-capped Chickadee
Tourterelle triste 2/Mourning Dove
Faisan de Colchide 3/Ring-necked Pheasant
Canard noir 20/Black Duck
Canard colvert 40/Mallard
Sarcelle d'hiver 3/Green-winged Teal
Go?land ? bec cercl? 4/Ring-billed Gull
Go?land argent? 6/Herring Gull
B?casseau sanderling 50/Sanderling
?pervier brun 1/No Sharpshinned Hawk
(?pervier poursuivait les geais bleus et ceux-ci revenaient
voir l'?pervier. Un jeu qui a dur?e plus qu'une demie-heure .
On est parti et l'?pervier n'avait rien attrap?)

Ch.Mary's Point (2 arr?ts)
Roitelet ? couronne rubis 1/Ruby-crowned kinglet*
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 4/Golden-crowned Kinglet
Bruant ? gorge blanche 2/White-throated Sparrow
M?sange ? t?te noire 4/Black-capped Chickadee
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 2/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pic mineur 3/Downy Woodpecker
Merle d'Am? 2/Am Robin

Waterside
Gobemoucheron gris-bleu 1/Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*
Grive solitaire 1/Hermit Thrush
Junco ardois? 1/Dark-eyed junco
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Grand chevalier 2/Greater Yellowlegs*
Bruant hudsonien 2/Tree Sparrow
Geai bleu 4/Blue Jay
M?sange ? t?te noire 8/Black-capped Chickadee
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 4/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Merle d'Am? 2+/Am Robin
Pic mineur 2/Downy Woodpecker
Corneille d'Am? 10/Am Crow
>>

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Subject: Ingalls & White Head & Ferry birds, inc. LONG-TAILED DUCK, RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN PIPIT & CHIPPING SPARROW
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 18:10 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 29

White Head Feeders 1200-1245
4 Mourning Doves, 7 Blue Jays, 4 Black-capped Chickadees, 3 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, 10 European Starlings, 2 Pine Siskins, 3 American Goldfinches,
2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 6 Dark-eyed Juncos, 3 Common Grackles

White Head Ferry 1300-1325
4 Common Eiders, 6 Surf, 5 White-winged & 6 Black Scoters, 8 scoter spp., 7
Black Guillemots, 5 AMERICAN PIPITS flying over (likely the birds seen
along Long Point Beach on Oct 28)

Ingalls Head 1515-1525
4 Mourning Doves, 2 European Starlings

White Head Ferry 1530-1555
23 Common Eiders, 4 Surf, 12 White-winged & 7 Black Scoters, 6 scoter spp.,
5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, RED-NECKED GREBE, 3 Black Guillemots, Common Loon, 14
European Starlings

White Head Feeders 1700-1730
Mourning Dove, 4 Black-capped Chickadees, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 4 Pine
Siskins, American Goldfinch, 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 16:18 pm
From: buteobuz AT gmail.com
 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

October 29, 2020

Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Total 8

Observation Period: 10AM - 3:45PM

Observers: Todd Watts

Weather: Fog lifting during the AM. Hazy for the remainder of the day with 100% cloud-cover. Relative humidity was 95% at 10AM, dropped to 80% by 1PM, then held steady. Winds were west around 6-7kmh.

Notes: The sun predicted by forecasters was never seen. Without its influence, the air remained too still and too moist for soaring birds. Non-raptors also sat the day out.

Highlights: The only thing close to a highlight was good views of an adult Bald Eagle.

Non-raptors: Nothing moving what so ever.

Tomorrow: It looks like we can expect a cloudy day with north winds around 15-20kmh with gusts to 40. Relative humidity is likely to be much lower resulting in greater likelihood of significant movement. Soaring birds such as raptors, as well as songbirds are likely to react favourably. Even so, nothing more than modest movement seems likely. Wind-chills will be a bit low (this will affect the hawk watchers, not the hawks).

More details can be found at https://www.hawkcount.org

This project takes place on private land. Please contact the project co-ordinator before visiting the site.

Primary support comes from the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund (NBWTF). Purchasing conservation license plates supports the NBWTF as well as this project. Additional support comes from private donors and the volunteers.

Todd Watts
Official Counter/Co-ordinator
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch
Saint John Naturalists’ Club
506 321-2125






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Subject: SAINT GEORGE REPORT
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 9:14 am
From: lightrae1 AT gmail.com
 
I've been neglecting my feeders so only oil seed and suet have been consistently available; sometimes only the seed in the larger tubes.

The upside is that pests like BLUEJAYS have been discouraged. I guess they don't like it when they can't gorge themselves and have to work harder to get only a reasonable share.

Without the pests, there has been a couple dozen PURPLE FINCHES, at least 3 HOUSE FINCHES, a few GOLDFINCHES, a dizzying stream of CHICKADEES, several RED BREASTED NUTHATCHES, one possible TUFTED TITMOUSE, 4 or 5 DOWNY WOODPECKERS, a couple HAIRY WOODPECKERS, some JUNCOS, a few SONG SPARROWS and at least 8 CARDINALS.
A SHRIKE stopped to investigate the commotion and that briefly subdued the activity but it left within a minute and things picked up again.

However: Just 3 minutes after I filled the more accessible oil seed feeders the Jays arrived, bullying and intimidating until they had the site almost completely to themselves. Guess which baseball team I don't particularly like.

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Subject: Three (3) SNOW BUNTINGS
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 7:54 am
From: 000002429e81770b-dmarc-request AT listserv.unb.ca
 
8:30 am Pocologan





While driving down the side road to my workplace in Pocologan, there were 3 Snow Buntings that took flight from the side of the road.







Gail Taylor

St. George, NB

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Subject: Snow Buntings
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 7:10 am
From: perkyleb2309 AT gmail.com
 
A flock of eight SNOW BUNTINGS was seen on the St. Martins beach this
morning.
Jane LeBlanc
St. Martins

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 29, 2020 (Thursday)
Date: Thu Oct 29 2020 6:29 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 29, 2020 (Thursday) is
published for today.

To view the photos and commentary mentioned in today’s edition left
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Subject: White Head birds, inc. HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, GREAT CORMORANT, MERLIN, WINTER WREN, AMERICAN PIPIT, FOX SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED & YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS & NORTHERN CARDINAL
Date: Wed Oct 28 2020 14:42 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 28

White Head Feeders 0915-0925
4 European Starlings, American Robin, 4 American Goldfinches

White Head: Brooks Marsh & Flats 0930-0945
Mallard, 27 American Black Ducks, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 27
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 6
GREATER YELLOWLEGS

White Head: Sheep Rock Cove 0950-1005
3 Common Eiders, Common Loon, 2 American Robins, 6 Dark-eyed Juncos, 3 Song
Sparrows

White Head: Langmaid Cove, Interior Woods & Old Dump 1010-1110
2 American Black Ducks, first-of-winter male HARLEQUIN DUCK, ca. 50 duck
spp. (likely Surf/Black Scoters), 2 Common Loons, GREAT CORMORANT, 4
Double-crested Cormorants, 25 Pine Siskins, 2 Song Sparrows

White Head: Main Road 1115-1215
4 Mourning Doves, 2 Double-crested Cormorants, MERLIN, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, WINTER WREN, Swap Sparrow, taiga race male ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, 2 female NORTHERN CARDINALS

White Head: Brooks Marsh & Flats 1215-1230
Mallard, 105 American Black Ducks, 2 Common Eiders, 12 Red-breasted
Mergansers, 2 Double-crested Cormorants

White Head: Long Point Beach 1235-1320
4 American Black Ducks, 17 Common Eiders, 5 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, Common Loon, 5
AMERICAN PIPITS, Dark-eyed Junco, 5 Song Sparrows

White Head: Village & Long Point Road 1320-1520
Mourning Dove, immature Bald Eagle, 10 Blue Jays, 2 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 14 European Starlings, 11 Pine
Siskins, American Goldfinch, 2 FOX SPARROWS, 3 Dark-eyed Juncos

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: NB Naturalist - Call for submissions | Appel de soumissions - Naturaliste du N.-B.
Date: Wed Oct 28 2020 14:03 pm
From: jenna.knorr AT naturenb.ca
 
NB Naturalist is open for submissions!

We're looking for articles about New Brunswick's natural history, as well as other aspects of nature such as astronomy, ecology, and geology. Nature NB supporters are encouraged to submit articles on personal encounters with wildlife, visits to natural areas, and updates on Naturalist Club activities.

Learn more about NB Naturalist and submit online at http://www.naturenb.ca/nb-natu...

Jenna Knorr
Engagement Coordinator
Nature NB

***************

NB Naturalist est ouvert aux soumissions !

Nous recherchons des articles sur l'histoire naturelle du Nouveau-Brunswick, ainsi que sur d'autres aspects de la nature tels que l'astronomie, l'écologie et la géologie. Les membres sont encouragés à soumettre des articles sur des rencontres personnelles avec la faune, des visites de zones naturelles et des mises à jour sur les activités du Club des naturalistes.

Pour en savoir plus sur le Naturaliste du N.-B. et soumettre en ligne : http://www.naturenb.ca/revue-n...

Jenna Knorr
Coordinatrice de l'engagement
Nature NB

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 28, 2020 (Wednesday)
Date: Wed Oct 28 2020 6:20 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 28, 2020 (Wednesday) is
published for today.

To view the photos and commentary mentioned in today’s edition left
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Subject: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 17:04 pm
From: buteobuz AT gmail.com
 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

October 27, 2020

Bald Eagle 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 1 (immature)
Red-tailed Hawk 9
Unidentified raptor 1
Total 14

Observation Period: 11:30AM - 4:30PM

Observers: Todd Watts, Ian Stead

Weather: Scattered showers moving through during every hour of observation. Cloud-cover was close to 100% for much of the day. Winds were northwest around 10-15 kmh. Relative humidity dropped from 89% to 80%.

Notes: It seemed that Red-tails wanted to move, but the showers were too numerous and relative humidity remained rather high.

Highlights: Two three Red-tails passed close providing good viewing. The goshawk was a good study through the scope.

Non-raptors: Hardly a bird moved. Even so, a few Pine Grosbeaks and 30 Bohemian Waxwings were observed. A couple of the grosbeaks and the waxwings sat down at the watch.

Tomorrow: Sun with light and variable winds becoming south during the afternoon. Not a particularly good forecast, but I will likely monitor movement during the late morning and early afternoon.

More details can be found at https://www.hawkcount.org

This project takes place on private land. Please contact the project co-ordinator before visiting the site.

Primary support comes from the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund (NBWTF). Purchasing conservation license plates supports the NBWTF as well as this project. Additional support comes from private donors and the volunteers.

Todd Watts
Official Counter/Co-ordinator
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch
Saint John Naturalists’ Club
506 321-2125






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Subject: White Head birds, inc. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER & ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 15:47 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 27

White Head Feeders 1100-1330
2 Mourning Doves, 10 Blue Jays, 4 Black-capped Chickadees, Golden-crowned
Kinglet, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 4 American Goldfinches, 2 Dark-eyed
Juncos, Song Sparrow

White Head: Brooks Marsh, Flats & Woods 1625-1630 & 1715
6 American Black Ducks, 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, Double-crested Cormorant,
2 Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrow

White Head: Main Road 1650-1710
8 Mourning Doves, 6 Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatch,
1st-winter Pacific race ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: NASHVILE WARBLER
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 13:56 pm
From: judo AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
Hello



I was looking outside and a warbler came and hit the window I was so
surprised I ran to get

my camera and it hit the window again but I notice that a junco was chasing
it all around the apple tree

and I got to take 4 photos of the NASHVILLE warbler female or immature



so nice to see a GREY CATBIRD and a NASHVILE WARBELR on October 27 WOW



a report from the North

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Campbellton


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Subject: MALE CARDINAL
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 12:50 pm
From: judo AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
Hello



At our camp behind Kedgwick Charly has a MALE CARDINAL this morning



What a beauty in the white snow it must be nice.



I have a lite GREY CATBIRD at my feeders this morning I left some grapes on
my vines it must be is food



Last year I had a male INDIGO BUNTING, at the camp then this male cardinal




I have to be home instead of the camp right now my mom is in the Paliatif
ward

That is the only reason I am home



A report from the North



Margaret Doyle

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 27, 2020 (Tuesday)
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 6:43 am
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Subject: Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher - Mega Rarity
Date: Mon Oct 26 2020 17:50 pm
From: gibsondg AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
With some justification the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher of October 2020 at
Coverdale has been considered a MEGA RARITY.



Let's turn back the calendar to see how the first sighting of a
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher discovered at Waterside in October 1990 was
viewed with respect to rareness. It was thought to be only the second time
that species had been documented in Canada.



In 1999 I wrote an article for NB Naturalist entitled TEN BEST BIRD
SIGHTINGS IN NEW BRUNSWICK. To reach that point I enlisted four of the most
experienced birders of the province to submit their top ten list and then
applied a scoring system to produce a consensus top ten list. The
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher was deemed to No. 5 on that list.



Those that finished higher:



1 Stonechat

2 Eurasian Kestrel

3 Yellow-nosed Albatross

4 Black Skimmer (South American subspecies)





Others in the top ten: Burrowing Owl, Shiny Cowbird, Little Stint,
White-winged Tern and Wood Stork.



In the past twenty-one years many new candidates for that list have been
tallied and the list would be much different if re-done today.



A species that made it to No. 5 was undoubtedly a Mega Rarity and in my
opinion the current Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher would be still considered
one.



Don Gibson

50 Golf Club Road

Fredericton NB

E3B 5M4

506-454-3261




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Subject: Two-- Non-Breeding Male Hooded Mergansers
Date: Mon Oct 26 2020 13:37 pm
From: 000002429e81770b-dmarc-request AT listserv.unb.ca
 
October 26, 2020 -- Pocologan, NB





Enjoying a visit from two non-breeding, male hooded mergansers here at the pond today where I work in Pocologan. 








Gail Taylor
St. George, NB

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Subject: White Head & Ferry birds, inc. LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, GREAT CORMORANT, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL & YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
Date: Mon Oct 26 2020 13:15 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 26

White Head Ferry 1030-1055
8 Common Eiders, 4 White-winged & 5 Black Scoters, 3 Black Guillemots, 4
Common Loons, 10 Double-crested Cormorants

Ingalls Head 1115-1135
Common Eider, 4 Surf & 6 Black Scoters, 2 Mourning Doves, 2 Double-crested
Cormorants, 5 Dark-eyed Juncos, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

White Head Ferry 1140-1205
13 Common Eiders, 2 Surf & 13 White-winged Scoters, 3 first-of-fall
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, first-of-fall COMMON GOLDENEYE, 2 Black Guillemots,
Common Loon, adult GREAT CORMORANT, 8 Double-crested Cormorants

White Head Feeders 1215-1445
immature Bald EAgle flying over, 5 Blue Jays, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches,
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 8 European Starlings, 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS,
Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, 2 Dark-eyed Juncos, 2 White-throated & 2
Song Sparrows

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 26, 2020 (Monday)
Date: Mon Oct 26 2020 6:52 am
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Subject: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 18:07 pm
From: buteobuz AT gmail.com
 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

October 25, 2020

Turkey Vulture 54
Bald Eagle 13
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7
Northern Goshawk 2 (1 adult, 1 unknown)
Red-tailed Hawk 26
Merlin 1
Unidentified raptor 3
Total 108

Observation Period: 9AM -5:30PM

Observers: Todd Watts, Sharon McGladdery, Heather Dyble, Mitch, Irene and Melodie Doucet, Theresa (?), Jane Swanson

Weather: Cloudless skies overhead with a few clouds along the horizon. Winds were NW around 20kmh and gusty. Relative humidity dropped from 72% to 44%.

Notes: A very slow morning. Varying amounts of activity occurred during the afternoon. Most of the raptors recorded today were moving low, often fast and well north of the watch. Many were hard to spot likely resulting in a significant number of undetected migrants. Most of the vultures, a few Red-tails and eagles did pass over the watch. All were at low to moderate altitude.

Highlights: Some very good viewing of adult and immature Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles. Also good viewing of Pine Grosbeaks.

Non-raptors: Generally quiet, however, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak and White-winged Crossbills were seen. A few small groups of geese and cormorant were also observed. A group of Bohemian Waxwings were believed to have passed overhead late in the day (it was hard to hear much with cold weather headgear in place).

Tomorrow: Clouding up with winds swinging around to the southeast. Observations might resume in the morning. Tuesday looks pretty good with northwest winds. Counts will likely to start in the AM.

More details can be found at https://www.hawkcount.org

This project takes place on private land. Please contact the project co-ordinator before visiting the site.

Primary support comes from the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund (NBWTF). Purchasing conservation license plates supports the NBWTF as well as this project. Additional support comes from private donors and the volunteers.

Todd Watts
Official Counter/Co-ordinator
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch
Saint John Naturalists’ Club
506 321-2125






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Subject: Foulque d'Amérique ( American Coot )
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 17:29 pm
From: duma AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
The American Coot reported earlier this past week was still in Neguac this morning.  It was feeding  in a pond  just by the road leading to Hay Island Park.  Amazing to see that bird so close as it was ignoring the trafic.

Roger Dumaresq
Haut- Paquetville
Glou. Co. NB

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Subject: Re: Point Lepreau report 2020-10-24
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 16:04 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
Great to see the Harlequins back...I haven't seen any off White Head Island
yet but I expect them this coming week.

Roger Burrows
White Head

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 6:01 PM Mitch D wrote:

> Irene and I along with our little Mélodie spent the morning at the PLBO
> (*Point
> Lepreau Bird Observatory*) Saturday October 24th.
>
> Winds were low between 10km/h gusting around 20km/h from the south. It was
> overcast but had good visibility at about 24km and 10c.
>
> As we arrived at 10am there were 2 large rafts of birds consisting of over
> 600 BLACK SCOTERS and 300 COMMON EIDER on the west side of the observatory.
>
>
> Most flocks came from the Est heading West and many landed for closer
> observation.
>
> You can view our EBird report for photos and more details at;
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...
>
> Here’s the list in taxonomy order and count for the day.
>
> 500 Common Eider
> 12 Harlequin Duck
> 8 Surf Scoter
> 5 White-winged Scoter
> 700 Black Scoter
> 2 Red-breasted Merganser
> 20 Ring-billed Gull
> 30 Herring Gull
> 12 Great Black-backed Gull
> 4 Red-throated Loon
> 1 Common Loon
> 5 Northern Gannet
> 4 Double-crested Cormorant
>
> Thanks you,
> Mitch & Irene Doucet
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Subject: Point Lepreau report 2020-10-24
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 16:01 pm
From: mitchdoucet AT gmail.com
 
Irene and I along with our little Mélodie spent the morning at the PLBO (*Point
Lepreau Bird Observatory*) Saturday October 24th.

Winds were low between 10km/h gusting around 20km/h from the south. It was
overcast but had good visibility at about 24km and 10c.

As we arrived at 10am there were 2 large rafts of birds consisting of over
600 BLACK SCOTERS and 300 COMMON EIDER on the west side of the observatory.


Most flocks came from the Est heading West and many landed for closer
observation.

You can view our EBird report for photos and more details at;
https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...

Here’s the list in taxonomy order and count for the day.

500 Common Eider
12 Harlequin Duck
8 Surf Scoter
5 White-winged Scoter
700 Black Scoter
2 Red-breasted Merganser
20 Ring-billed Gull
30 Herring Gull
12 Great Black-backed Gull
4 Red-throated Loon
1 Common Loon
5 Northern Gannet
4 Double-crested Cormorant

Thanks you,
Mitch & Irene Doucet

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Subject: White Head birds, inc. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, PURPLE FINCH, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW & RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 16:01 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 25

White Head Feeders 1015-1145
Mourning Dove, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, PURPLE
FINCH, 8 Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated & Song Sparrows

White Head: Langmaid Cove & Old Dump 1200-1230
Pine Siskin, 8 Dark-eyed Juncos, first-of-fall AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, 3
White-throated & 12 Song Sparrows

White Head: Main Road 1235-1305
male Mallard, 11 American Black Ducks, 14 American Robins, 9 Dark-eyed
Juncos, Swamp, 2 White-throated & 2 Song Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warbler

White Head: Brooks Marsh 1305-1310
2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, immature Bald Eagle

White Head Feeders 1320-1540
Mourning Dove, Golden-crowned Kinglet, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 2
Red-breasted Nuthatches, 6 Pine Siskins, 7 Dark-eyed Juncos, 16 Common
Grackles

White Head: Village & Long Point Road 1550-1635
Reds-breasted Merganser flying over, immature Bald Eagle flying over, 14
Pine Siskins, 10 Dark-eyed Juncos, Swamp & 7 Song Sparrows, female
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, 42 Common Grackles

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 8:34 am
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
I received word that a birder from the Halifax area was at the flycatcher
site this morning and was informed by one of the homeowners (or possibly
all, not sure) who has been hosting the flycatcher that they would like
some rest from the crowd of birders and has put up a sign asking for the
same.

Out of respect for their wishes, I will not be posting any further updates
on this bird to the listserv.

Gilles Belliveau

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
Date: Sun Oct 25 2020 7:45 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 25, 2020 (Sunday) is
published for today.

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Subject: White Head Feeder birds, inc. WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH & RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 17:23 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 24

White Head Feeders 1115-1315 & 1345-1545
2 Mourning Doves, 6 Blue Jays, 3 Black-capped Chickadees, 4 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 2+ European Starlings, 2 American
Robins, Purple Finch, 4 Pine Siskins, American Goldfinch, 9 Dark-eyed
Juncos, Song Sparrow, first-of-fall RUSTY BLACKBIRD, ca. 30 Common Grackles

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 12:48 pm
From: jgw AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
Hi Roger,

Here on the mainland we all are very aware of Covid precautions and the need to follow them everywhere we go. When we were at the Wilmot's on Wednesday morning everyone was masked and distancing. And it is not a small space. The property allows all to spread out and still see well.

But, thanks for the advice.

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: NatureNB [mailto:NATURENB AT LISTSERV.UNB.CA] On Behalf Of Roger Burrows
Sent: October-24-20 12:39 PM
To: NATURENB AT LISTSERV.UNB.CA
Subject: Re: [NATURENB] Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information

I'm not saying anyone was breaking the protocols. Staying distanced in a
small space is difficult at the best of times even wearing a mask. I'm
just emphasising that it only takes one mis-step and the situation
escalates like it did back then. It took years for the stigma to wear off
and for birders to be accepted again around some farms. NB has avoided
the spikes so far, but this is just the time of year when the danger is
greatest. I am not an alarmist, but I am a realist.

Roger Burrows
White Head

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM Charles wrote:

> Don’t know where you’re getting your information Roger, because when I was
> there everyone was wearing a mask and distancing.
>
> Charles Gaudet
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> > On Oct 24, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Roger Burrows wrote:
> >
> > ?I hope everyone is taking the appropriate COVID-19 precautions when
> > travelling to watch this bird. From the various posts, it appears that
> > birders from all parts of the province are in close proximity to each
> > other. It would be to the detriment of all birders if COVID-19
> > transmission were a result of this contact. I well remember what
> happened
> > with foot-and-mouth transmission in Britain in the 1970s, especially when
> > it was discovered that birders spread the disease from the initial
> farmer's
> > field all over Britain by ignoring posted closures to get to see a rare
> > bird (a Ring-necked Duck). It could happen here and the backlash could
> be
> > serious...BE WARNED!
> >
> > Roger Burrows
> > White Head
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:46 AM B J Schneider
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> I have just published a blog post on our famous visitor. See at the
> >> address below. Thanks to some of our members for photos which I was
> unable
> >> to get on my visit.
> >>
> >>
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> >>
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Subject: Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 10:39 am
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
I'm not saying anyone was breaking the protocols.  Staying distanced in a
small space is difficult at the best of times even wearing a mask. I'm
just emphasising that it only takes one mis-step and the situation
escalates like it did back then. It took years for the stigma to wear off
and for birders to be accepted again around some farms. NB has avoided
the spikes so far, but this is just the time of year when the danger is
greatest. I am not an alarmist, but I am a realist.

Roger Burrows
White Head

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM Charles wrote:

> Don’t know where you’re getting your information Roger, because when I was
> there everyone was wearing a mask and distancing.
>
> Charles Gaudet
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> > On Oct 24, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Roger Burrows wrote:
> >
> > ?I hope everyone is taking the appropriate COVID-19 precautions when
> > travelling to watch this bird. From the various posts, it appears that
> > birders from all parts of the province are in close proximity to each
> > other. It would be to the detriment of all birders if COVID-19
> > transmission were a result of this contact. I well remember what
> happened
> > with foot-and-mouth transmission in Britain in the 1970s, especially when
> > it was discovered that birders spread the disease from the initial
> farmer's
> > field all over Britain by ignoring posted closures to get to see a rare
> > bird (a Ring-necked Duck). It could happen here and the backlash could
> be
> > serious...BE WARNED!
> >
> > Roger Burrows
> > White Head
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:46 AM B J Schneider
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> I have just published a blog post on our famous visitor. See at the
> >> address below. Thanks to some of our members for photos which I was
> unable
> >> to get on my visit.
> >>
> >>
> >> Bev Schneider
> >>
> >> Visit my blog at: http://bevsnatureblog.blogspot...
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Subject: Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 10:30 am
From: 000000af3cddb343-dmarc-request AT listserv.unb.ca
 
Don’t know where you’re getting your information Roger, because when I was there everyone was wearing a mask and distancing. 

Charles Gaudet
Sent from my iPad


> On Oct 24, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Roger Burrows wrote:
>
> ?I hope everyone is taking the appropriate COVID-19 precautions when
> travelling to watch this bird. From the various posts, it appears that
> birders from all parts of the province are in close proximity to each
> other. It would be to the detriment of all birders if COVID-19
> transmission were a result of this contact. I well remember what happened
> with foot-and-mouth transmission in Britain in the 1970s, especially when
> it was discovered that birders spread the disease from the initial farmer's
> field all over Britain by ignoring posted closures to get to see a rare
> bird (a Ring-necked Duck). It could happen here and the backlash could be
> serious...BE WARNED!
>
> Roger Burrows
> White Head
>
>> On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:46 AM B J Schneider
>> wrote:
>>
>> I have just published a blog post on our famous visitor. See at the
>> address below. Thanks to some of our members for photos which I was unable
>> to get on my visit.
>>
>>
>> Bev Schneider
>>
>> Visit my blog at: http://bevsnatureblog.blogspot...
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Subject: Re: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 10:01 am
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
I hope everyone is taking the appropriate COVID-19 precautions when
travelling to watch this bird. From the various posts, it appears that
birders from all parts of the province are in close proximity to each
other. It would be to the detriment of all birders if COVID-19
transmission were a result of this contact. I well remember what happened
with foot-and-mouth transmission in Britain in the 1970s, especially when
it was discovered that birders spread the disease from the initial farmer's
field all over Britain by ignoring posted closures to get to see a rare
bird (a Ring-necked Duck). It could happen here and the backlash could be
serious...BE WARNED!

Roger Burrows
White Head

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:46 AM B J Schneider
wrote:

> I have just published a blog post on our famous visitor. See at the
> address below. Thanks to some of our members for photos which I was unable
> to get on my visit.
>
>
> Bev Schneider
>
> Visit my blog at: http://bevsnatureblog.blogspot...
>
>
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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher information
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 9:46 am
From: bevanimaldoc AT gmail.com
 
I have just published a blog post on our famous visitor.  See at the address below.  Thanks to some of our members for photos which I was unable to get on my visit.


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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 24, 2020 (Saturday)
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 9:09 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 24, 2020 (Saturday) is
published for today.

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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher continues - Oct 24, 2020
Date: Sat Oct 24 2020 6:44 am
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
Just a quick update to say that the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher is still
present this morning (Oct 24, 2020) in Lower Coverdale.

Gilles Belliveau

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Subject: Re: White Head birds
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 16:12 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 23 con.

White Head Feeders 1700-1730
4 Blue Jays, 4 Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted & 3 Red-breasted
Nuthatches.

Roger Burrows
White Head

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 2:52 PM Roger Burrows wrote:

> October 23
>
> White Head Feeders 1300-1430
> 2 Mourning Doves, 8 Blue Jays, 3 Black-capped Chickadees, 3 Red-breasted
> Nuthatches, 6 European Starlings, American Robin, 2 Pine Siskins...nothing
> of note this afternoon.
>
> Roger Burrows
> White Head
>

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Subject: Jeudi-Oiseaux , Jeudi le 22 octobre 2020
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 13:10 pm
From: malletra AT nbnet.nb.ca
 
Nature Sud-Est

Les Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud-Est sont en mode ralenti. Les observateurs
et les observatrices actuellement observent les oiseaux individuellement ou
dans leur bulle.

Excellente ?quipe! Bravo! Observ? 81 esp?ces le 22 octobre.

Jeudi le 22 octobre 2020,12 membres du club dont Carmella Melanson,
Michel Doucet,Irene Doucet, Rosemonde Chartier, Armand Robichaud,
Marc LeBlanc, R?jean Laforge, Stuart Tingley, Germaine L?ger, Charles
Gaudet, Rosemonde Chiasson-Duguay, et Rose-Alma Mallet.
Un gros merci ? ces membres qui ont gentiment accept? de faire un compte
d'oiseaux pr?s de chez-eux et plus loin.

Rte 114-au 1091,demeure du fameux Tyran Tigr?.Cet oiseau nous vient de
loin.Il a travers? la fronti?re en ce temps de Covid.Un rayon de soleil
jaune dans
une zone orange.Inqui?t? vous pas,il porte un petit masque.
Un groupe de nos membres sont all?s ? sa recherche aujourd'hui.Plusieurs
l'ont vu d'autres
sont revenus bredouilles.
. Les * sont l? pour attirer l'attention.
Bonne lecture.

Lower Coverdale (Rte 114)
Tyran tigr? 1/Sulfur-bellied Flycather**
Tarin des pins 20/Pin Siskin
Bruant ? gorge blanche 3/White-throated Sparrow
Grimpereau brun 1/Brown Creeper
Chardonneret jaune 6/ Am. Goldfinch
Sittelle ? poitrine blanche 1/White-breasted Nuthatch*
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 2/Red-breasted Nuthatch
M?sange ? t?te noire 4/Black-Capped Chickadee
Pic chevelu 1/Hairy Woodpecker
Geai bleu 2/Blue Jay
Corneille d'Am.1/Am Crow
?tourneau sansonnet 18/Eu Starling
Merle d'Am? 8/Am Robin
Quiscale bronz? 6/Common Grackle*

Moncton (Marais Wilson)
Merle d'Am? 5/Am Robin
Bruant des marais 1/Swamp Sparrow
Bruant chanteur 2/Song Sparrow
Roselin familier 12/House Finch
M?sange ? t?te noire 6/Black-capped Chickadee
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 2/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chardonneret jaune 3/Am Goldfinch
Geai bleu 1/Blue Jay
Corneille d'Am? 2/Am Crow
Pygargue a t?te blanche 1/Bald Eagle
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Bernache du Canada 200+/Canada Goose
Canard pilet 1/No. Pintail
Canard colvert 200/Mallard
Petit garrot 2/Bufflehead
Grand chevalier 15+/Greater Yellowlegs
Go?land argent? 3/Herring Gull
Moncton (Lac jones)
Go?lands 250+/Gulls
Canard colvert 15/Mallard
Geai bleu 2/Blue Jay
Moncton (entr?e sentier Parc du Centennaire)
Sittelle ? poitrine blanche 2/White-breasted Nuthatch*
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 3/Red-breasted Nuthatch
M?sange ? t?te noire 5/Black-capped Chickadee

Dieppe ( Cours -rue des dou-7)Yard Birds
Harle hupp? 2/Red-breasted Merganser
Faisan de Colchide 4/Ring-necked Pheasant
?pervier de Cooper 1/Cooper Hawk*
Pic mineur 2/Downy Woodpecker
Pic chevelu 2/Hairy Woodpecker
Grand pic 1/Pileated Woodpecker
Geai bleu 6/Blue Jay
Grand corbeau 2/Common Raven
M?sange ? t?te noire 2/Black-capped Chickadee
?tourneau sansonnet 14/Eu Starling
Tarin des pins 6/Pin Siskin
Bruant familier 5/Chipping Sparrow
Junco ardois? 4/Dark-eyed Junco
Bruant ? gorge blanche 1/White-throated sparrow
Bruant chanteur 2/Song Sparrow
Carouge ? ?paulettes 1/Red-winged Blackbird*
Quiscale bronz? 12/Common Grackle*

Sh?diac (Gros Homard au quai Pellerin)
Cormoran ? aigrettes 25/Double-crested Cormorant
Bernache du Canada 75/Canada Goose
Sh?diac (Rue Dock)
Go?land ? bec cercl? 1/Ring-billed Gull
Grand chevalier 1/Greater Yellowlegs
Bernache du Canada 100/Canada Goose
Eider ? duvet 200/Common Eider
Corneille d'Am? 3/Am Crow
Sh?diac (Marina)
Go?lands 50/Gulls
Sh?diac ( cours Prom. Riverside) yard birds
Pic mineur 1/Downy Woodpecker
Pic chevelu1/Hairy Woodpecker
Chardonneret jaune 2/ Am. Goldfinch
Geai bleu 3/Blue Jay
Tourterelle triste 1/Mourning Dove
M?sange ? t?te noire 10/Black-capped Chickadee
Bruant ? gorge blanche 2/White-throated Sparrow
Sittelle ? poitrine blanche 1/White-breasted Nuthatch*
Merle d'Am?.1/Am. Robin
Junco ardois? 1/Dark-eyed Junco
Gelinotte hupp?e 1/Ruffed Grouse

Pointe-du-Ch?ne (Rue Railway)
Cormoran ? aigrettes 10/Double-crested Cormorant
Go?land argent? 10/Herring Gull
Canard noir 6/Black Duck
Harle hupp? 6/Red-breasted Merganser
Chevalier grivel? 1/Spotted Sandpiper
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Faisan (entendu)/Ring-necked Pheasant
Bernache du Canada 60/Canada Goose
Pointe-du-Ch?ne(Quai)
Cormoran ? aigrettes 3/Double-crested Cormorant
Bernache du Canada 10/Canada Goose
Pluvier argent? 1/Black-bellied Plover
Macreuse (esp?ces)/Scoter species

Cap Br?l? (lagune)
Paruline ? croupion jaune 2/Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bruant chanteur 4/Song Sparrow
Brant des marais 1/Swamp Sparrow
Bruant ? gorge blanche 2/White-throated Sparrow
Carouge ? ?paulettes 2/Red-winged Blackbird*
Merle d'Am. 1/Am. Robin
Corneille d'Am? 8/Am Crow
Geai bleu 1 /Blue Jay
Erismature rousse 10/Ruddy Duck*
Petit fuligule 34/Lesser Scaup
Fuligule ? collier 20 /Ring-necked Duck
Fuligule milouinan 1+/Greater Scaup
Petit garrot 2/Bufflehead
Garrot ? oeil d'or 2/Common Goldeneye
Sarcelle d'hiver 12/ Green-winged teal
Canard d'Am?rique 45/Am. Wigeon
Canard pilet 2/No. Pintail
Canard noir 20/Black Duck
Canard souchet 70/No. Shove
Canard colvert 2/Mallard
Canard chipeau 8/Gadwall
Macreuse ? bec jaune 30 (au vol)/ Black Scoter
Cormoran ? aigrettes 100/Double-crested Cormorant
Go?land ? bec cercl? 20/Ring-billed Gull
Go?land argent? 15/Herring Gull
Go?land marin 8/Great Black-back Gull

Boudreau -Ouest (Station de pompage des eaux us?es.
Un stationnement au no 910)
Plongeon catmarin 2/Red-throated Loon
Grand chevalier 3/Greater Yellowlegs
Pluvier argent? 12/Black-bellied Plover
Go?land ? bec cercl? 8/Ring-billed Gull
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Cormoran ? aigrettes 2/Double-crested Cormorant
Canard noir 30/Black Duck
Canard colvert 5/Mallard
Harle couronn? 3/Hooded Merganser
Pigeon biset 20/Rock Pigeon
?tourneau sansonnet 40/Eu Starling

Cap Bimet (P?cheurss sur les roches)
Fou de bassan 5/No Gannet
Harle hupp? 20/Red-breasted Merganser
Eider ? duvet 55/Common Eider
Harelde kakawi 40au vol)/Long-tailed Duck*
Macreuse ? bec jaune 60/Black Scoter
Macreuse ? front blanc 40/Surf Scoter
Macreuse ? ailes blanches 1/White-winged Scoter
Plongeon catmarin 3/Red-throated Loon
Cormoran ? aigrettes 10/Double-crested Cormorant
Gr?be jougris 10/Red-necked Grebe
Gr?be esclavon 2/Horned Grebe
Go?land argent? 2/Herring Gull
Go?land marin 4/Great Black-backed Gull
Go?land ? bec cercl? 2/Ring-billed Gull
Corneille d'Am? 2/ Am Crow

Barachois ( Pont des Robichaud)
Bernache du Canada 55/Canada Goose
Cormoran ? aigrettes 100/Double-crested Cormorant
Harle hupp? 20/Red-breasted Merganser
Canard noir 40/Black Duck
Canard colvert 8/Mallard
Pigeon biset 25/Rock Pigeon

Cap-Pel? (Lagune)
Erismature rousse 1*/Ruddy Duck
Fuligule ? collier 5/Ring-necked Duck
Canard noir 30/Black Duck
Grand h?ron 3/Great Blue Heron
Sarcelle ? ailes bleues 1/Blue-winged Teal
Sarcelle d'hiver 10/Green-winged Teal
Canard chipeau 3/Gadwall
Canard d'Am? 12/Am Wigeon
Canard colvert 6/Mallard
Mouette de Bonaparte 10/Bonaparte Gull*
Go?land argent? 4/Herring Gull
Go?land ? bec cercl? 6/Ring-billed Gull
Comoran ? aigrettes 12/Double-crested Cormorant

Ch. Niles (Bas-Cap-Pel?) (P?cheur install? dans l'eau)
Go?land argent? 20/Herring Gull
Go?land marin 8/Great Black-backed Gull
Go?land ? bec cercl? 5/Ring-billed Gull
Mouette de Bonaparte 12/Bonaparte Gull*
Plongeon huart 2/Common Loon
Plongeon catmarin 4/Red-throated Loon
Harelde kakawi 20/Long-tailed Duck
Macreuse ? bec jaune 40/Black Scoter
Harle hupp? 6/Red-breasted Merganser
B?casseau sanderling 1/Sanderling
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron

Petit-Cap (Quai)
Cormoran ? aigrettes 20/Double-crested Cormorant
Go?lands 700/Gulls
Go?land arctique 1/Iceland Gull*

Ch.Immigrant
Merlebleu de l'Est 1/Eastern Bluebird*
Tohi ? flancs roux 1/Eastern Towhee*
Tourterelle triste 2/Mourning Dove
Merle d'Am? 2/Am Robin
M?sange ? t?te noire 6/Black-capped Chickadee
Grive solitaire 1/Hermit Thrush
Geai bleu 2/Blue Jay
Junco ardois?(entendu) /Dark-eyed Junco
Tarin des pins 30/Pin Siskin
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 1/Golden-crowned Kinglet
Pic mineur 1/Downy Woodpecker
Corneille d'Am? 4/Am Crow
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Harle hupp? 1/Red-breasted Merganser

Cap Tourmentin
Faucon p?lerin 1/ Peregrine Falcon
Bernache du Canada 120/Canada Goose
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 1/Golden-crowned Kinglet
M?sange ? t?te noire 3/Black-capped Chickadee
Grand corbeau 2/Common Raven
Corneille d'Am? 8/Am Crow
Grand h?ron 1/Great Blue Heron
Tournepierre ? collier 2/Ruddy Turnstone
B?casseau sanderling 2/Sanderling
Plongeon catmarin 25/Red-throated Loon*
Cormoran ? aigrettes 150/Double-crested Cormorant
Go?land argent? 60/Herring Gull
Go?land marin 3/Great black-backed Gull
Macreuse ? front blanc 12/Surf Scoter

Cap Spear
Grand pic 1/Pileated Woodpecker
Busard des marais 1/No Harrier
Faucon ?merillon 1/Merlin
M?sange ? t?te noire 10/Black-capped Chickadee
Chardonneret jaune 3/Am Goldfinch
Merle d'Am? 2/Am Robin
Geai bleu 4/Blue Jay

Upper Cape
G?linotte hupp?e 1/Ruffed Grouse

Shemogue
Pygargue ? t?te bl. 1/Bald Eagle

Cormierville (une cours/Yard birds)
Bernache du Canada 70/Canada Goose
Canard noir 15/Black Duck
Canard colvert 1/Mallard
Gelinotte hupp?e 2/Ruffed Grouse
Pluvier argent? 7/Black-bellied Plover
Grand chevalier 26/Greater Yellowlegs
Go?land ? bec cercl? 5/Ring-billed Gull
Go?land argent? 1/Herring Gull
Go?land marin 2/Great Black-back Gull
Cormoran ? aigrettes 60/Double-crested Cormorant
Grand h?ron 2/Great Blue Heron
Busard des marais 1/No Harrier
Pygargue ? t?te blanche 1/bald Eagle
Grand pic 2/Pileated Woodpecker
Pic flamboyant 1/No Flicker
M?sangeai du Canada 1/Canada Jay
Geai bleu 4/Blue Jay
Corneille d'Am? 35/Am Crow*
Grand corbeau 2/Common Raven
M?sange ? t?te noire 12/Black-capped Chickadee
Roitelet ? couronne dor?e 5/Golden-crowned Kinglet
Sittelle ? poitrine rousse 1/Red-breasted Nuthatch
Grimperau brun 2/Brown Creeper
?tourneau sansonnet 6/Eu. Starling
Grive solitaire 1/Hermit Thrush
Merle d'Am. 3/Am. Robin
Gros-bec errant 20/Evening Grosbeak*
Dur-bec des sapins 1/Pin Grosbeak*
Roselin pourpr? 2/Purple Finch
Tarin des pins 20/Pin Siskin
Chardonneret jaune 3/Am. Goldfinch
Junco ardois? 5/Dark-eyed Junco
Bruant chanteur 1/Song Sparrow
Paruline ray?e 1/Blackpoll Warbler*

La temp?rature de la journ?e de jeudi ?tait tr?s belle.On pouvait se
promener en manche courte.
Les couleurs de l'automne ?tait vibrantes.
Il y avait peu de limicoles.
Et les oiseaux d'hiver commencent ? nous arriver: Dur bec des sapins,
Go?land arctique,Harelde kakawi.

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Subject: White Head birds
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 12:52 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 23

White Head Feeders 1300-1430
2 Mourning Doves, 8 Blue Jays, 3 Black-capped Chickadees, 3 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, 6 European Starlings, American Robin, 2 Pine Siskins...nothing
of note this afternoon.

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 12:52 pm
From: snobunting AT hotmail.com
 
Yesterday we took  a run down to Hillsborough to see the Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher and at the last minutes before dark it showed up and posed for photos which I have placed on my Flickr page for anyone to see ..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

A beautiful bird for sure, well worth the drive ..
Irene

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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher update - Oct 23, 2020
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 8:42 am
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
The Sulphur-bellies Flycatcher continues to be present this morning (Oct
23, 2020)

It was seen earlier this morning by the home owner at 1105 Hillsborough Rd
and it was apparently just seen a few moment ago very briefly in Mac
Wilmot’s yard at 1091 Hillsborough Rd.

Gilles

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 23, 2020 (Friday)
Date: Fri Oct 23 2020 8:28 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 23, 2020 (Friday) is
published for today.

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Subject: White Head & Ferry birds, inc. RED KNOT, ICELAND GULL, EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD & ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Date: Thu Oct 22 2020 18:53 pm
From: rtburrows AT gmail.com
 
October 22

White Head Feeders 1130-1230
3 Mourning Doves, 6 Blue Jays, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, Chipping Sparrow

White Head Ferry 1300-1325
9 Common Eiders, 2 Surf & 8 White-winged Scoters, 3 Black Guillemots, 2
Common Loons, Great & 22 Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue Heron

White Head Ferry 1430-1455
13 Common Eiders, Black & 4 White-winged Scoters, 7 Black Guillemots, adult
ICELAND GULL, 2 Common Loons, Great & 15 Double-crested Cormorants

White Head: Brooks Marsh 1510-1515
38 Black-bellied Plovers, Double-crested Cormorant

White Head: Langmaid Cove & Old Dump 1520-1555
Mourning Dove, 12 Double-crested Cormorant, 3 Pine Siskins, 26 Dark-eyed
Juncos, 6 White-throated, 4 Song & 2 Swamp Sparrows, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

White Head: Main Road 1600-1610
Common Eider, EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD

White Head: Brooks Marsh & Flats 1615-1625
14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 20 Black-bellied Plovers, RED KNOT, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs

Roger Burrows
White Head

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Subject: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch Report
Date: Thu Oct 22 2020 18:38 pm
From: buteobuz AT gmail.com
 
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

October 22, 2020

Turkey Vulture 13
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 2 (1 adult, 1 immature)
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Merlin 4
Peregrine Falcon 2 (1 adult female, 1 unknown)
Unidentified buteo 1
Unidentified raptor 4
Total 36

Observation Period: 9AM - 5:15PM

Observers: Todd Watts, Sharon McGladdery, Mike Bamford, Anna Tran Nguyen, Gwen and Victor (sorry I forgot to take your last names from the visiter log). Thank you!

Weather: Cloud-cover varied from 15% to 90%. Relative humidity was 92% at 9AM, staying above 80% until Noon, then slowly falling tp 54%. Winds were west-northwest to northwest 10-15kmh.

Notes: Strangely quiet. The air was very moist during the morning, which typically results in a slow start. However, the air dried out quite well during the afternoon, the winds were good, the sun seemed adequate to produce some thermals, but there were very few hawks on the wing. Songbird movements were also very light, far lighter than expected. Most quiet days occur for a fairly obvious reason. This one is currently a mystery.

Highlights: It was a very slow for the conditions and the date. However, there were highlights. The first raptor of the day arrive around 9:30AM, an adult female Peregrine Falcon. The bird moved around the burnt knob, came in low and slow, soared low overhead, checked out the decoy and then slowly moved away while scanning for prey, providing an excellent viewing opportunity. Later in the day we had similar views of a couple adult Red-tailed Hawks. Other close raptors included a couple Merlins, a bunch of Turkey Vultures (not a true raptor) and a Sharp-shin. The scope provided nice viewing of an immature Northern Goshawk, a late Osprey, other Red-tails and Bald Eagles. The first Northern Shrike of the season sat down quite close to two observers. We also had good views of a couple perched Pine Grosbeaks, as well as a few flyovers.

Non-raptors: A few hundred “blackbirds”, likely Common Grackle were observed moving a bit inland of the watch. Pine Grosbeaks, Red Crossbills, White-winged Crossbills, and Pine Siskin wandered around. Some were likely migrants. Also seen, the Northern Shrike mentioned earlier. Keen observers with a scope could pick up a variety of waterbirds on the river (scoters, eiders, loons, etc.)

Tomorrow: Sun and clouds with light to moderate winds becoming southeast during the late morning or early afternoon. Today was unexpectedly slow, so tomorrow is not likely to be much better. Sunday continues look promising.

More details can be found at https://www.hawkcount.org

This project takes place on private land. Please contact the project co-ordinator before visiting the site.
Primary support comes from the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund (NBWTF). Purchasing conservation license plates supports the NBWTF as well as this project. Additional support comes from private donors and the volunteers.

Todd Watts
Official Counter/Co-ordinator
Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch
Saint John Naturalists’ Club
506 321-2125






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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher continues - Oct 22, 2020
Date: Thu Oct 22 2020 11:48 am
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
I just received an update indicating that the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
was seen again this morning in Mac Wilmot’s yard at 1091 Hillsborough Rd
(aka Route 114) in Lower Coverdale just east of Riverview.

Mac has suggested that people park in his driveway, which has ample room,
when going to look for the bird since Route 114 is a fairly busy road.

Gilles Belliveau

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 22, 2020 (Thursday)
Date: Thu Oct 22 2020 6:41 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 22, 2020 (Thursday) is
published for today.

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Subject: Want to see big hawks?
Date: Wed Oct 21 2020 14:41 pm
From: buteobuz AT gmail.com
 
Hawk Flight Forecast for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

October 20, 2020

At this time of year, large birds like Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures and Northern Goshawks rule the skies at the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. Have you ever seen a Red-tailed Hawk fighting with a Northern Goshawk? How about two Goshawks fighting with each other? Well, such sightings happen somewhat regularly. Rare birds like Golden Eagle, Greater White-fronted Goose, Sandhill Crane and Townsend’s Solitaire appear every October. Evening Grosbeaks are often seen daily, if not repeatedly throughout the day along with many other species. You too can see these birds, all that is required is a twenty-five minute walk up a 100 metre high hill.

October is a great time to learn hawk identification. It is now late in the season, the Official Counter often has time to spare allowing him to spend more time helping others develop skills and learn about raptor migration. Why not get some exercise, see some beautiful birds and help sustain a valuable project.
Forecast Period: Thursday, October 22 - Sunday, October 25

Thursday: At this point in time, it looks like we can expect skies to clear by Noon. Light tp moderate winds shifting from west to northwest are likely. These conditions should produce a very good flight of raptors. On this day, we can expect Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles to be the most numerous of the migrating raptors. Several other birds of prey will almost certainly be seen. The western component to the wind will likely result a good number of close birds.

There is also a good chance of seeing a good variety of migrating songbirds. They include grosbeaks, crossbills, waxwings, blackbirds, robins and more. The keen observer might spot something unusual. October is the best month of the year for such things.

It would be very helpful to have two or three participants assisting the Official Counter.
Friday: Sun and clouds are expected. Wind will likely be light and swing around to the southeast by afternoon. A more modest movement of birds is likely. Volunteer participants are welcomed to assist the counter. Days like this can be good learning experiences. There are not likely to be as many close birds, but the study of distant birds does provide prolonged periods of observation allowing the observer to discern the more subtle characteristics of each species flight behaviour. Spotting scopes are extremely useful on such days.

Saturday: Sun and clouds with southwest winds are likely. At this point in time, no counts are planned.

Sunday: Sun and clouds with northwest winds appear likely, which are ideal and will likely produce a good movement of raptors. Volunteer observers will be much needed.

Daily reports contain an updated forecast for the following day or days. As we all know, forecasts change, so stay tuned in to the weather, the reports and keep an eye on the sky.

Significant raptor movement typically occurs on days with the following conditions.

Winds with a northern component. These winds help to push the birds south.

In this part of North America, North or Northwest winds tend to drive birds
toward the coast. West winds often follow NW winds and can be fair to good.
Winds with a southern component tend to be poor.

Significant updrafts or sunshine adequate to produce thermals. This is very important. Birds of prey use vertical air movement as part of their flight strategy during migration. This provides them an efficient means of staying aloft. Under ideal conditions, some birds of prey achieve a glide ratio of 20 to 1. That means that a raptor soaring one kilometre off the ground might be able to glide 20 kilometres before having to find another thermal, updraft or begin using powered flight(flapping). Birds forced to use powered flight will require more food, water and rest.

Light winds allow strong thermals to form. Moderate winds can also allow the formation of thermals and give the birds a little more of a push. Strong winds tend to brake up thermals and force raptors to rely on updrafts or powered flight. Winds over 30 km an hour tend to slow or completely shut down flights.

Extended periods of precipitation followed by days with clearing skies and North or Northwest winds can produce unusually high numbers of hawks.

For more information on hawk movements, consult one of the many books on hawks or talk to me in the field. Education is a big part of this project and I will be happy to share my knowledge of raptors.

This project takes place on private land. Please contact the project co-ordinator before visiting the site.

Primary support for this project comes from the New Brunswick WildlifeTrust Fund. Additional support comes from private donors and our volunteers.

Contact me for more information.

Todd Watts
Project Coordinator and Official Counter

Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch

Saint John Naturalists' Club

buteobuz@gmail.com
506 529-4656 (home)
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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 21, 2020 (Wednesday)
Date: Wed Oct 21 2020 6:44 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 21, 2020 (Wednesday) is
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Subject: Fwd: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher in Riverview area on October 20, 202
Date: Wed Oct 21 2020 6:30 am
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
I received an update this morning indicating that the Sulphur-bellied
Flycatcher is still there this morning.

Gilles Belliveau


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Gilles Belliveau
Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 9:35 PM
Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher in Riverview area on October 20, 202
To: naturenb@listserv.unb.ca


I just received this information from Nelson Poirier and he indicated it
was OK to post it publicly.

Mac Wilmot photographed a SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Tyran tigré) in his
yard this afternoon (Oct 20, 2020) The bird was in the backyard perched on
their clothesline when they got home and eventually went to feed on some
Virgina Creeper berries in the back yard.

Mac lives at 1091 Hillsborough Rd in Riverview which is about 4.7km east of
the Gunningsville bridge in Riverview (heading towards Fundy National Park)

Mac said he would phone Nelson tomorrow morning if he saw the bird but I
wanted to get this message out tonight.

Hopefully the bird will still be there tomorrow.

Gilles Belliveau

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Subject: Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher in Riverview area on October 20, 202
Date: Tue Oct 20 2020 19:35 pm
From: gilles.belliveau AT gmail.com
 
I just received this information from Nelson Poirier and he indicated it
was OK to post it publicly.

Mac Wilmot photographed a SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Tyran tigré) in his
yard this afternoon (Oct 20, 2020) The bird was in the backyard perched on
their clothesline when they got home and eventually went to feed on some
Virgina Creeper berries in the back yard.

Mac lives at 1091 Hillsborough Rd in Riverview which is about 4.7km east of
the Gunningsville bridge in Riverview (heading towards Fundy National Park)

Mac said he would phone Nelson tomorrow morning if he saw the bird but I
wanted to get this message out tonight.

Hopefully the bird will still be there tomorrow.

Gilles Belliveau

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Subject: NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 20, 2020 (Tuesday)
Date: Tue Oct 20 2020 6:54 am
From: nelsonpoirier435 AT gmail.com
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE for October 20, 2020 (Tuesday) is
published for today.

To view the photos and commentary mentioned in today’s edition left
click on the highlighted site below.

http://nminfoline.blogspot.ca

_One left click on the photos brings them full screen_.

Please advise nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com
of any inaccuracies or labelling
errors ASAP so corrections can be made as indicated.


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