December 2012 Blog Posts (10)

The 31st Annual Southeast Upsalquitch Christmas Bird Count

The 31st Annual Southeast Upsalquitch Christmas Bird Count

By Rod O’Connell

 

In the magazine “N.B. Naturalist Vol. 12, No. 1 1983”, on page 28, David S. Christie reports on the 1982-83 that the “Southeast Upsalquitch (SEU) 1st year Very little snow (2 – 5cm); rivers largely ice covered.  Christopher Gauthier, Ronald Gauthier, Gilles Godin (compiler), James Meagher.” This outing was held on December…

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Added by Rod O'Connell on December 30, 2012 at 1:32pm — 4 Comments

The Atlantic Puffin: New Brunswick’s Own Sea Parrots

Given the dreary weather, I thought the next few weeks would be a good time to talk a bit more about some of the amazing birds that may well be best viewed in our region. Granted, quite a few species of birds come to mind, given that over 200 different species of birds actually elect to set up housekeeping in our fair province. However, at this point, it should be said that very few of these 200 or so species seem to generate quite as much interest or…

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Added by Denis A. Doucet on December 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Bird Trivia 25/12/12

In honour of Christmas, I will talk about Doves........

To make sure that animals are not mistreated as a result of being released at a wedding or other function, groups such as the White Dove Release Association and International White Dove Society certify that their members…

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Added by Bob Betts on December 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

christmas

would like to wish everyone a very nice Christmas and cheers and goodwill new years..

Added by wayne corcoran on December 24, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

christmas

would like to wish everyone a very nice Christmas and cheers and goodwill new years..

Added by wayne corcoran on December 24, 2012 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

Invasion of the Common Redpolls

Wow, what a sight!!  About 24 dozen Common Redpolls arrived yesterday.  This morning the number of Redpolls increased to about 100 or more, covering the feeders, ground beneath and trees.  Mixed in the bunch were a dozen Black-capped Chickadees, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 Black-eyed Junco.

Added by Paul Bennett on December 23, 2012 at 10:02am — 3 Comments

Trucs de survie / Survival tricks

Bonjour à tous! 

Voici une première dans ce j'espère sera une longue série. Je l'ai afficherai de façon bilingue, malgré le fait que c'est pas mal plus de travail. Bonne lecture et bonne observation!…

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Added by Denis A. Doucet on December 21, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Bird Trivia 18/12/12

The Christmas Bird Count started in the late 1800's with hunting teams that would shoot the different birds to identify and study them. It was American Ornithologist, Frank Chapman, who proposed a different holiday tradition of simply counting them instead of shooting them. The first Christmas count in 1900 saw 27 counters tally 90 species. The…

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Added by Bob Betts on December 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Bird Trivia 11/12/12

Can Vultures Smell?

Yes: Black, King and Turkey Vultures have the ability to smell. In fact, Turkey Vultures have…

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Added by Bob Betts on December 11, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Bird Trivia 03/12/12

The Loafing Bar- After ducks mate, the females tend to the nest and raise the young while the males move themselves to a loafing bar where they hang out and molt feathers into a female-like eclipse plumage. Later they molt into their courtship plumage. Waterfowl are unusual among birds in that all the flight feathers fall out at the same time, so the males in these loafing bars are unable to fly.…

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Added by Bob Betts on December 4, 2012 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

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