December 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Gray Jays

We had Gray Jays at the bird feeders today in the middle of a particularly nasty snow squall.  I think that's a late date for me at feeders, I know some folks get them year round, but for us it's a fall thing.  

They were eating/gathering from a huge block of suet, peanut butter and peanuts that we place on platform feeders.  

I also heard Redpolls again today but still haven't seen any on feeders, just gleaning seeds from trees.  

Added by Dwayne Biggar on December 28, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Banded Gull. Moncton

Yesterday, December 9, 2:00 pm, I was in the lineup at the Mountain Road Mc'Donald's (Churchill Street) Moncton, when a Herring Gull, I believe, flew over. I noticed someting different with the wings. There was, what I thought, two circular tags on both wings.

Added by Gerry Mazerolle on December 10, 2010 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments

A few interesting winter seabirds in the southeast...

Hi all,

It has been a busy week giving school programs, but I did manage a few brief stops along the way. On Wednesday, December 8th, I gave a few presentations in Cap Pelé, and on the way back home I stopped at several known locations to check out what might be moving. At the Kouchibouguac River next to the Alouette Motel along rte 133, there was a raft of about 100 Goldeneyes, including at least 10 Barrows. Then, at the Robichaud Wharf, there were quite a few ducks,…

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Added by Denis A. Doucet on December 10, 2010 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

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