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Indigo Bunting livens up survey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Watts Jun 29, 2016. 4 Replies

I had Indigo Buntings visit my feeders a few times when I lived on the Fundy coast in the 1990s, but have never come across one in a natural setting. I heard one singing today, while I was midway…Continue

Tags: Northumberland, male, singing, Bunting, Indigo

Hairy vs. Downy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Mazerolle Apr 16, 2015. 2 Replies

I dredged up a photo from my archives to illustrate our most common woodpeckers to a friend. Thought this might be helpful for the perennial question, "How do you distinguish between Hairy and Downy…Continue

First bird of 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Savage Jan 1, 2015. 2 Replies

I may have made a few enhancements, but I'm sure it looked like this...…Continue

An ornament for your car antenna

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken MacIntosh Jun 9, 2013. 2 Replies

You know how some people have cowboy hats and such things on their car antenna? In my day, it was tiger tails, and A&W balls, but anyway.I parked my car close to the house for unloading some…Continue

 

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Denis A. Doucet liked Ken MacIntosh's discussion Acanthepeira stellata
Aug 6
Ken MacIntosh replied to Nancy Mullin's discussion Hunch- Backed Bee Fly Lepidophora lutea Aug. 13, 2015 off Hwy 8, Upper Derby in the group Maritime Flies (Diptera)
"And one more record, Aug 17, 2016, near Blackville."
Aug 27, 2016
Ken MacIntosh replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Handedness of Spiranthes orchids in the group Botany for Birders and Butterfliers
"Thanks J."
Aug 15, 2016
Ken MacIntosh replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Handedness of Spiranthes orchids in the group Botany for Birders and Butterfliers
"Great, thanks Denis. I'll be interested to hear what you discover."
Aug 15, 2016
Denis A. Doucet replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Handedness of Spiranthes orchids in the group Botany for Birders and Butterfliers
"This is such an interesting post! Many thanks for sharing, Ken! This summer I am guiding a walk on orchids and ferns and this info is very timely, as we are just entering the Spiranthes season. Neil Vinson (our resident botanist on the resource…"
Aug 7, 2016
Joanne Savage replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Handedness of Spiranthes orchids in the group Botany for Birders and Butterfliers
"Wow, I've seen many of these but never did I notice what you have just pointed out Ken."
Aug 5, 2016
Joanne Savage liked Ken MacIntosh's discussion Handedness of Spiranthes orchids
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Handedness of Spiranthes orchids

I took a few photos of Northern Slender Ladies'-tresses this morning, and looking over the photos later, I realized that some are left-handed, and others right-handed. This is apparently well documented, and studies have determined that the trait is not inherited. Maybe everyone other than me knew this already, but I thought it was kind of cool.…See More
Aug 5, 2016
Nancy Mullin replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Catocala antinympha caterpillar in the group Moths of New Brunswick
"WTG Ken!!  I think Miramichi Naturalist Group spoke about this one!!  Nice shot :)"
Jul 6, 2016
Tom Finck liked Ken MacIntosh's discussion Catocala antinympha caterpillar
Jul 3, 2016
Martin Turgeon replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Catocala antinympha caterpillar in the group Moths of New Brunswick
"That one I do not get Madawaska Co.no food plant"
Jul 3, 2016
Ken MacIntosh added a discussion to the group Moths of New Brunswick
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Catocala antinympha caterpillar

The most common Catocala I see at my house is antinympha, so I should not have had to think too hard about what this interesting caterpillar on sweetfern might be. Very dapper 'moustache'.See More
Jul 2, 2016
Ken MacIntosh liked Imelda Wilmot's discussion Polyphemus Moth July 2, 2016
Jul 2, 2016
Todd Watts replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Indigo Bunting livens up survey
"I also found a singing bird near Poley Mountain. That was about five years ago. I have not returned to see if any are currently in that area. My knowledge/experience suggests that these birds are most abundant in Charlotte County and in the Lower…"
Jun 29, 2016
Ken MacIntosh replied to Ken MacIntosh's discussion Indigo Bunting livens up survey
"Thanks, Todd. I recall that Tracey Dean had one appear on a BBS route in Charlotte County perhaps 15 years ago, and I would not be surprised if they are regular in other areas. The song is distinctive if not very elaborate, so I would like to think…"
Jun 29, 2016

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At 7:58am on June 11, 2014, Nancy Mullin said…

Hi Ken...your pictures are gorgeous...I  wondered if you belonged to this website!  I see a lot of your photos on your Blackville FB page.  I'm just a new member here and have learned a lot about birds in a short time.  Also enjoy your concerts in Blackville...lol

At 9:00am on August 21, 2013, Koren Kassirer said…

Beautiful pics Ken!  Lost your business card.  Please email me. I have some pictures for you. - Koren

 
 
 

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