Paul & Kitty Martin's Blog (46)

Bloomfied Birds of April

1] Red Tail Hawk

2] Evening Grosbeak

3] Bluejay

4] Dark-eyed Junco

5] Black-capped Chickadee

6] American Crow

7] Northern Cardinal

8] American Tree Sparrow

9] Mourning Dove

10] Hairy Woodpecker

11] Downy Woodpecker

12] Purple Finch

13] American Gold Finch

14] Canada Geese (flying over)

15] Song Sparrow

16] Mallard Ducks ( in pond)\

17] Raven

18] American Robin

19]…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on May 8, 2017 at 7:21am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -Comes down tomorrow

Well I took down the wood blind 2 weeks ago and put my ground blind up where it was standing.  Today my landlord showed up and went down and started cutting down the trees near where my blind is so I have to remove it in the morning.  I was hoping to continue till the end of the month, but I guess that's just not an option.

So will go down early, put out feed, sit in blind for abit , then strike down the blind but will continue to feed till May then it will be done, and next year will…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -The last days of March

So I have some pics from the last days of March at the Blind, sadly things will change as my Landlord is choosing to cut down all the Hawthornes and burn the brush piles.  He has 2 brush piles of hawthorne already cut which the birds have used as a source of cover over the winter, and now they are going to be burnt.  I understand burning before the fire season but what I don't understand is why, he doesn't use the area where the hawthorne is growing, it's on an old fence row to an old field…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on April 3, 2017 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Hampton Nature Club - Tuesday April 4th - 7pm-9pm Guest Speaker Vanessa Roy-McDougall Talking to us about Nature NB

Well the weather won't hold us back next Tuesday, as we celebrate our 2nd meeting of the Hampton Nature Club , and we are excited to have Vanessa Roy coming to speak to us about Nature NB, so come Join Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Executive Director of Nature NB, as she highlights the important and broad range of work being done in the province to conserve New Brunswick's natural history. From NatureKids clubs to species at risk, Nature NB has a long history of being a voice for nature in…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on March 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -Hampton Nature Club Field Trip

Well Tom ventured out and we went out to the Blind for 3 hrs, it was fun.

I know Tom got some good pics, we had an appearance of the male Northern Cardinal, tons of Evening Grosbeaks, Purple Finches, American Gold Finches, as well as male and females of both Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, lots of Black Cap Chickadees, Dark Eyed Juncos, American Tree Sparrows, Pine Siskins, Mourning Doves, and European Starlings.   

Did I mention the Red…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on March 27, 2017 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Hampton Nature Club - Up coming Guest Speakers

Hi Everyone,

So this is the line up of guest speakers over the next 3 months;
April 4th; Vanessa Roy-McDougall | Executive Director/Directrice Générale

924 Prospect St. Suite 7, Fredericton, NB E3B 2T9 

executive.director@naturenb.ca | 506-459-4209 …

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on March 17, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -Feb Bird List

1] Black Cap Chickadee

2] Pileated Woodpecker

3] Raven

4] American Goldfinch

5] Purple Finch

6] Evening Grosbeak

7] Blue Jay

8] Downy Woodpecker

9]American Crow

10] Northern Cardinal

11] Red Tail Hawk

12] Dark eyed Junco

13] European Starling

14] Hairy Woodpecker

15] Red Breasted Nuthatch

16]American Tree Sparrow

17] Mourning Dove

18] Bald Eagle

19] Snow…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on March 1, 2017 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

Will post pics in morning

So both my camera and video camera had no battery left, so had to recharge.  It's bad because the snow is level with our living room window and the suet feeder and hanging feeder.  So the Junco's , Am Tree Sparrows, Purple Finch, Ev. Grosbeaks, and Northern Cardinals were at eye level to our window.   I'm hoping to get pics first thing in the morning to post, tried to get down to the Blind but the wind swept me back, therefore we stocked up the feeders around the house and happy the…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on February 13, 2017 at 8:13pm — 3 Comments

Hampton Nature Club - March 7th Meeting - Owls of New Brunswick - Guest Speaker Todd Watts

Hampton Nature Club

Meets 1st Tues of the Month

St Paul's Anglican Church

486 Kennebecasis River Rd, Hampton, NB E5N 6L2

7pm - 9pm

We are really pleased to introduce and welcome Todd Watts as our March Guest Speaker on the Topic of Owls of New Brunswick.   Todd is the Founder, Counter and Co-Ordinator of the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, an Observer for the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory, Environmental Consultant…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on February 12, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -Jan. 2017 bird list

1] Black-Cap Chickadee

2] Red-Breasted Nuthatch

3] Dark-Eyed Junco

4] American Tree Sparrow

5] Bluejay

6] American Gold Finch

7] Purple Finch

8] Evening Grosbeak

9] Pine Siskin

10] Raven

11] American Crow

12] Mourning Dove

13] European Starling

14] Hairy Woodpecker

15] Downy Woodpecker

16] Pileated Woodpecker

17] Red-Tailed Hawk

18]Sharp-Shin Hawk

19] Bohemian…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on February 5, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hampton Nature Club

So I said to Kitt, why isn't there a naturalist club in Hampton?  I mean it's a great spot for seeing all kinds of nature, there are tons of people here who enjoy getting out, maybe we should see about starting up a club?

That was last summer, and here we are today, and I'm excited, because on Tues we are going to have our first meeting and I'm hoping it will grow into something beautiful.

For our first meeting we don't actually have a guest speaker, it's really…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on February 5, 2017 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge - Personalities or Characteristics

The Northern Cardinal - who can not like this sketchy bird, angry bird, pretty bird, beautiful bird, shy bird.

When I was…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on January 21, 2017 at 5:23pm — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge - Personalities or Characteristics

When you sit and watch the birds for 1 to 4 hours, you tend to pick certain species and watch their interactions with others and the…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on January 20, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -I love snow we got more of it and the contrast to the birds is awesome

Really if you are going to have winter then you must have snow!!…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on January 10, 2017 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -December 2016 Monthly Bird List

1] Black Cap Chickadee

2] Mourning Dove

3] European Starling

4] Blue Jay

5] Evening Grosbeak

6] American Gold Finch

7] Pine Siskin

8] Raven

9] American Tree Sparrow

10] American Robin

11] Dark-Eyed Junco

12] Purple Finch

13] Hairy Woodpecker

14] Golden-Crowned Kinglet

15] Red-Breasted Nuthatch

16] Northern Cardinal

17] Pileated Woodpecker

18]American Crow

19]…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on January 2, 2017 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge - Renovation

Well after having the Blind for little over a month, and having extremely cold weather , I found the floor was creaking really bad , especially on cold days.   So I took up the floor and went back to having a dirt floor, much quieter which in turn means the birds are more relaxed and come really close to the blind when I'm in it staying soundless.

 I have a new species to add to the list , no pics yet, I actually scared it up first thing this morning.

If you…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 21, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -the day after the day it was cold enough to stick to metal....

So this morning I took feed down to the lower feeders where the blind is, and it was some busy.  Our feeders by the house are active with finches, cardinals, ev. grosbeaks, bluejays, am tree sparrows and one or two starlings but the blind feeders have all of those plus downy and hairy wp, plus Pileated are close by pecking at the poplars.  Also an abundance of mourning doves and the numbers of am tree sparrows are up at the blind feeders (10) compared to (4) before the cold spell.…

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Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 17, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments

The Blind at Bloomfield Ridge -over filled feeders for poor birds

Okay, it's nasty out!!!   So when I went down to put feed in the feeders, the birds were hugging the ground, sitting in feeders, and even in the blind.  So I opened the view ports to give them easier access, today the Blind is a shelter for the birds and beasts.  

I will stay indoors today, watch from the windows.

Stay warm, stay safe 

Added by Paul & Kitty Martin on December 16, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

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