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Tree Swallow

Started Apr 10 0 Replies

Just saw my first Tree Swallow in Hillsborough.  Continue

Yellow-throated Warbler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly A MacKay Dec 12, 2016. 5 Replies

This guy is in Moncton near the Casino, is it needed for the winter list or was Carmella's around after the 1st.  Anyhoo, when I get better directions I'll let you all know.  …Continue

Dead Eider Under High Tension Lines

Started Nov 29, 2016 0 Replies

This was right in Riverview, the arena parking lot.  I've heard others talk of this here too.  An eagle was cruising the line just before I took the video.  …Continue

Hummingbird

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Olive Sep 23, 2016. 4 Replies

We had a hummingbird on Friday evening, coming to flowers.  Continue

Moncton Peregrine Falcon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 14, 2016. 3 Replies

There's at least one fledgling on the wing, I was just leaving the market when I heard one chasing an adult.  I watched a while and then thought to run a bit of video, too bad I didn't sooner.  I believe this is an adult, likely male, he circled one…Continue

Lost pet bird

Started Jun 1, 2016 0 Replies

Owners of this bird are asking anyone to give them a call if they see it.  …Continue

Great Horned Owls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Biggar May 27, 2016. 1 Reply

On rte 114 at the second bridge, (I think) not the one at the dumping station as you leave Riverview, it's the one before the one that washed out last year....there's a big, cool, dead tree on the left, heading out, that aways has a bird in it and…Continue

Chimney Swift

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Rattray May 20, 2016. 3 Replies

Anyone report Chimney Swifts yet?  Saw 4 in the usual spot in Hillsborough between the Irving and the school.  Continue

What bird? QUIZ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul & Kitty Martin May 12, 2016. 12 Replies

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Sharp-shinned hawk

"Wow, you can only...maybe...see a hint of yellow right at the pupil.  I never would pick it out if I wasn't looking for it.  I remember years ago seeing one very close up with bright red ring around the outer iris.  Jim Wilson…"
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Sharp-shinned hawk

"Interesting stage of the plumage, looks like adult but still doesn't have the full red eye, looks kinda orange.  "
Tuesday
Denis A. Doucet liked Dwayne Biggar's discussion Tree Swallow
Apr 13
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Tree Swallow

Just saw my first Tree Swallow in Hillsborough.  See More
Apr 10
Dwayne Biggar commented on Robert Shortall's photo
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Great Blue Heron

"I see 16 in this pic!!  I gotta get out soon, I haven't seen one yet.  "
Apr 6
Dwayne Biggar commented on Kelly A MacKay's photo
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Purple Finch

"Here's another thing I like about Sibley app, you can compare 2 species side by side, that wouldn't normally be on the same page of a field guide.  Then scroll each side down to get various plumage, even play sounds one right after…"
Mar 29
Dwayne Biggar commented on Kelly A MacKay's photo
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Purple Finch

"You don't need data for Sibley.  "
Mar 29
Dwayne Biggar commented on Kelly A MacKay's photo
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Purple Finch

"Sibley is my favourite, since I got the app I hardly crack the book.  I always have my phone with me, the app has sounds, costs less than the book.   Then you can google images id you have service.  "
Mar 29
Dwayne Biggar commented on Laurie Grattan's photo
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IMG_2863 Hairy Woodpecker

"Interesting, I wonder what was attracting her, do you think there may have been some sap running?  I see quite a few different species taking advantage of sap dripping of ends of broken branches.  "
Mar 26
Dwayne Biggar replied to Gail Taylor's discussion BUSHNELL NATUREVIEW 8x42 Waterproof Binoculars ????
"I see there is a new versions of Natureview, are you looking at the porro or roof prism?  I'd try to compare them to the Vortex Diamondback 8x42 if you could. Vortex has a no fault lifetime warranty. They're a bit more but may be…"
Mar 22
Dwayne Biggar commented on Roger's photo
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"It's a Red-tailed Hawk"
Mar 19
Dwayne Biggar commented on Robert Shortall's photo
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Barrow's Goldeneye

"Yeah, I know nothing about the settings either, I was looking at how much you were zoomed in. Every time I try deviating from AUTO, my pics don't turn out.   I'm often asked about cameras, people are told so often that they need a…"
Mar 19
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Great Gray Owl

"Hey Gail, wondering what camera you used for this, I know you have a Canon SX50 but the EXIF doesn't show on this pic.  "
Mar 19
Dwayne Biggar commented on Robert Shortall's photo
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Barrow's Goldeneye

"Out of curiosity I checked your CAMERA SETTINGS I'm guessing you were a long distance from this bird.  I recently heard Point and Shoot cameras are the downfall of birding.  I disagree, these mega zoom cameras have opened up…"
Mar 18
Dwayne Biggar commented on Robert Shortall's photo
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Bald Eagles Mating

"It's fine Robert, all part of nature.  I bet not many can say they've captured the moment. Jimmy Dee caught Merlins at the deed a couple years ago, not common either.  "
Mar 18
Dwayne Biggar commented on Deborah Lounsbury's photo
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Queen Street, Saint John, Hawk

"The Cooper's is still around, lucky you!!!"
Mar 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Raptor in Store. Moncton.
"Yes, that's me, the birds nested there the next year and every year after.  They're looking like they'll be nesting there again this year.  They've been hanging around for a week or two.  "
Mar 14
Stephanie replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion Raptor in Store. Moncton.
"Your avatar image always looked familiar to me... It just clicked... Wasn't this picture featured in an article a few years back about the nest box set up for the Falcons on the Assumption Building by volunteers? Maybe on CBC? If I'm…"
Mar 14
Dwayne Biggar commented on Ruth Sullivan's photo
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"Brown Creeper...cool. "
Mar 13
Dwayne Biggar commented on Andrew Olive's video
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Boreal Chickadee grabbing peanuts from my hand

"Wow, you did well not to cheer!"
Mar 7

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The One That Got Away

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:39am 1 Comment

This is a column I wrote early in December elaborating on a few of the sightings I posted here, maybe you'll get a chuckle at my inadequacies and it may help you remember the field marks better than I can.  (Learn from the mistakes of others and all that...)

We've been keeping a yard list for just about 20 years now, the beauty of staying in one place for so long is bragging rights to a pretty good list, not great, I have a friend with about 50 more than me, but…

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Big Cape This Week

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:46pm 1 Comment

On Wednesday afternoon, pumped up from Sundays Hawk/Sea Duck watch I made it a point to take binoculars on our dog walk.  We saw the male Peregrine Falcon and one duck that even with only 8x binoculars I was able to see all the field marks, including the orange bill of a Surf Scoter.  

After talking to Ron Steeves about the numbers of ducks that passed New Horton, mostly in the morning, I thought I'd give it a couple hours in the morning and see what comes up our branch of the river.…

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Cliff Swallow Nest Site

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 9:04am 2 Comments

There had been some talk of building an alternative nest site for swallows in the Royal Oaks development.  I was on board in an effort to stop a repeat of last year where upwards of 50 Cliff Swallow nests were destroyed.  

I haven't been in contact with anyone recently and with the latest in the news I suspect building the wall on Royal Oaks property is not likely.

My question... does anyone know of another site near the area that would be suitable and who the contact people…

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Good news for those of us who have had enough winter.

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 6:26am 7 Comments

The Hummingbirds are on their way.

Journey North @

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_ruby_spring2011.html

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At 6:55pm on May 12, 2016, wayne corcoran said…

hi Dwayne how are you?is your shop now open up?  someday I would like to take a trip down to visit you....what highway do I take after I leave Moncton?

At 5:33pm on February 25, 2015, lisa mccrummen said…

Hi Dwayne, glad you like our site. Lots of great information hopefully.  Best,Lisa

At 5:55pm on June 19, 2014, Denis A. Doucet said…

Hey,
Thanks for the suggestion. I already have a complimentary copy, as one of my pics is in it; however, I would definitely like a second copy. (Red beetle on top of page in second pic is my image)

At 1:48pm on June 1, 2014, Peter J Gergely said…

Yes, Dwayne, most of my stuff resides on my Flickr account.  The only thing that I ask, and kindly, is if anyone has a Flickr account and chooses to comment there, please call me DM on Flickr.  I sign everything there as PJ Gergely, purposely to keep my first name out of the public arena of Flickr.  It is a long story as to why, too.

Thanks,

At 8:36pm on April 15, 2014, Karl Dore said…
Many thanks, Dwayne.
At 8:40am on October 28, 2013, Monica de Moss said…

Thanks for the invite Dwayne.  I am still very much an amateur birder and rely heavily on our more knowledgeable "experts" in the Dalhousie area. I think they get a kick out of my enthusiasm whenever I see something that I feel is out of the ordinary or new.  My first Dunlin on September 9 2013 had me dancing around and throwing out wild speculation on the ID until Mike Lushington saw the photo and set me straight.. His words, great photo, bad ID. :-)

At 10:48pm on September 23, 2013, Martin Turgeon said…
At 8:45pm on July 26, 2013, Bob Betts said…

About the Members Map....Excellent Work! One the best ideas you've had yet. Congrats!

At 2:59pm on July 3, 2013, Amy Tompkins said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! 600 members wow!

At 10:07am on April 19, 2013, Nelson Cloud said…

Yep  that's  me , I  probably  requested  Ryan  Cook ?

At 12:46am on April 11, 2013, Cindy Quinn said…

Yes, we met @ the Moncton Farmer's Market this winter...  We are walking distance (Reynolds Road) and I've wanted to visit your 'bird house' but haven't had 2cents to put together and KNOW I'll want to buy something once I step inside!

     Earlier this evening we saw a male and female mallard close to our feeders and hope they will make a summer home nearby, fyi.

At 8:59pm on March 14, 2013, Charles Millard said…

Past Albert Mines Road down the hill & where the big culvert is. We are the little white house on the right

At 5:41pm on March 13, 2013, Charles Millard said…
Hi  Dwayne: I live at 3400 route 114 Probably the same bird. 

Dwayne Biggar commented on your photo "See my Mohawk?" on BirdingNewBrunswick
At 11:08am on March 3, 2013, Stuart Tingley said…
Hey Dwayne. Hawk watching season starts any day now. I've seen nice Red-tail flights at New Horton Ridge as early as March 4. I'm not sure how often I'll get down there this spring and I haven't spoken with Ron Steeves recently to see if he has time or the desire to go down. We had a lot of very slow days last spring but both of us were too stubborn to not go down once we started. I think I'll try to be much more selective about which days I go down this year but time will tell.
At 11:31am on March 1, 2013, Anne Marsch said…

Re: Butterfly links. Both sites I mentioned before are searched in the same way. You may want to have a look at the re-vamped site NOVASCOTIABUTTERFLIES.CA.  Using this and the MBA list for N.B. would work in my opionion. See what others think first.  

At 8:04am on February 16, 2013, michael strong said…

Maybe, as a door prize, I'll see something special (like a pelican!) at Green's Point today

At 1:39pm on November 13, 2012, Bob Betts said…

Okay, thanks. I decided just to use the Blog Posts once a week instead of adding yet another tab or group that people have to join. We'll try that to see how it works out, okay?

 

-Bob

At 9:22am on November 13, 2012, Bob Betts said…

Hi Dwayne,

 

I was wondering if the Birding New Brunswick Website would like to add a new section to the site called Bird Trivia. I received a Bird Trivia Book from my daughter for Christmas last year and it has many interesting facts that members might be interested in. I could add a comment a week if you think that would be a good idea. Eg. Did you know that a Petrel was named after the fact that it seems to walk on water much like St. Peter did?

At 2:49pm on April 28, 2012, Leandre Forest said…

Since taking the picture on april the 21st, I have not seen the female bluebird, since that day. The male(which was bigger) was around the back yard all day the 22nd, flying from the birdhouse to the apple tree and seem to be waiting for his partner, but he also dissapeared the next day. About 3 days ago we saw 2 (tree) swallows looking inside the birdhouse, and seem interrested in taking it over. Hopefully the bluebirds will be back, and might be interested in another birdhouse further in the field, which was built intensionaly for them a few years ago. Have not seen the swallows in a few days either, maybe the temperature is too cold for them?

At 12:26am on February 12, 2012, Laura Hare said…

Glad I was able to help.

 
 
 

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