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You're not going to believe this

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwayne Biggar Oct 8. 2 Replies

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH DEFORMED BILLThis video sent to me by Brian Rogers in the Moncton area.  …Continue

Dr. Sharon Northorp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denis A. Doucet Aug 16. 1 Reply

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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

 

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Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"Hi folks, finally got around to opening the mail and totalling the donations, we have a total of $661.00,  gofundme keeps a running total and I added the cheques, email transfers and paypal to the comments section.   Thank you so much…"
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Dwayne Biggar replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion You're not going to believe this
"The caught him at night and had his beak trimmed at the vet, not sure if he's returned to the window feeder yet.  It'd be interesting to follow.  "
Oct 8
Andrew Olive replied to Dwayne Biggar's discussion You're not going to believe this
"Must be a bit of an inconvenience don't you think? Poor fella."
Oct 7
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You're not going to believe this

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH DEFORMED BILLThis video sent to me by Brian Rogers in the Moncton area.  See More
Oct 6
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"They're probably spending more time soliciting donations, I just don't have the time, I've spend a day on this thread and a couple days calling business (with zero luck).  What you guys sent me is a tremendous help.  "
Oct 6
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"Yes, I did receive about a dozen cheques in the mail, as well as some paypal, to be honest I haven't opened the envelopes yet, I've been busy here trying to get caught up and I have the market tomorrow.  I plan on adding them all up…"
Oct 6
Dwayne Biggar replied to RALPH ELDRIDGE's discussion FALL-OUTS AND NIGHT FLIGHTS
"Wow, I remember that one of the lighthouse...so envious. "
Sep 26
Dwayne Biggar replied to Royce Steeves's discussion Crested Caracara in Riverside-Albert?
"This bird was spotted there about a week ago, with pictures, seems to be sticking to the area,"
Sep 22
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Sandhill Cranes

"Lucky you, what a sight.  "
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"Thanks Hank, this is a great way to do it.  "
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"I find the people on Facebook can be extremely rude, not sure why they find it acceptable on that platform.  "
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"I'm not sure about Reddit, but Facebook format isn't nearly as user friendly or useful as the NING platform.  There's already a few birding sites, no doubt some nature sites too.  It's an option for sure though.  "
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"A donation jar at the Market would likely do the trick, but I've had so many things stolen there...it would be too tempting.  "
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to BNB Host's discussion Fund Raising to Offset Increases
"Not very much, it's $99 US per month, it's not even $1 for each member annually, that's what makes it difficult, I don't want to go over.  A couple businesses or gov't sponsor would be easier. "
Sep 18
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"I think he needs more of a run on. "
Sep 18
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HARRIER DINNER

"That's not common is it?"
Sep 18
Dwayne Biggar replied to RALPH ELDRIDGE's discussion WARBLER MOVEMENT, MSI
"The dog was standing in the yard last night and kept looking up in the sky in all different directions.  I went out with him and heard the soft contact calls of birds on the move.  "
Sep 18

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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 10:15am on May 16, 2017, Mike LeBlanc said…

it is me and I am not sure what it was. 

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?

 
 
 

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