April 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Great Horned Owl nesting at Cape Jourimain

 

There is a Great horned Owl nesting on one of the osprey platform nest near the exit to Cape Tourmentine, much to the chagrin of 2 circling ospreys!

Added by Cape Jourimain Nature Centre on April 22, 2013 at 11:27am — 8 Comments

2 Northern Mockingbirds

My backyard Northern Mockingbird was making some noises and  staring to singing on Tuesday morning.These were different noises I had heard.  Up till than the bird had just made chewk and churrs calls.   I had been told by birders that if the bird started to sing it was a male. So took a video of the performance and come to the conclusion it was maybe a male. I had to do some shopping so when we drove into the driveway I couldn't believe my eyes.  In the crab apple…

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Added by Janet L. MacMillan on April 12, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

Spring is here

My first robin came to my yard yesterday.  The Northern Mockingbird is still here.  The House Finches are back and singing.  I have a Song Sparrow in the yard singing also.  Still have 5  juncos feeding.  This morning I filled up the niger socks in front and back, sunflower feeders and mixed feeders. My feeders were empty.  I still have quite a few   Common Red Polls eating niger. Of course I have a pair of chickadees here feeding.  The Mockingbird is still chasing  any grackles who come…

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Added by Janet L. MacMillan on April 7, 2013 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Last Day for Project Feeder Watch

Yesterday was my last day  doing the Project Feeder Watch.  It was a very unusual day.   First thing in the morning I had a 100 plus  Common Red Polls come into the yard to feed.  Emptied 3 niger feeders, sunflower feeders and mixed seeds.  They were all over the front and backyard.  Than they took off in flight  and I had a nice wave of Red Polls.  Around noon the rain started and  a Sharp Shinned Hawk sat in the my feeder tree just watching for a snack. This bird stayed for over a hour.  I…

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Added by Janet L. MacMillan on April 2, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Welcome to the First Day of April!!! Check out these new, amazing Binoculars!

Hi all,

Here is a great video about a pair of binoculars I hope some of us will have for the Hawk Watch, so we can all try them out. WANT!!!

Wild Turkey Binos

Have a great one ;)

Added by Denis A. Doucet on April 1, 2013 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

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