Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
One of our first returning migrants in the spring and one of the last to leave in the fall, this lone Common Grackle had been hanging around our feeder area since November 1st. However it has been missing for the last two days now; ever since our morning temper -atures have dipped down to -1o° C for the past couple of mornings. Perhaps this has been the last Grackle sighting for us now until the spring.
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Friday, November 23, 2007
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Thursday, November 22, 2007
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Can you see it? I almost didn't for the colours and patterning of this Ruffed Grouse, aka: Birch Partridge, blend in so well with its surrounding. It could have just been an old stump beside the Birch Tree and fallen log it was standing on.
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
No; for those of you not familiar with Pine Grosbeaks they do not have a red fringed bill, but this female one does temporarily while it feasts upon the small crabapples of our Flowering Crabapple Tree. The red berries of our High Bush Cranberries are now all gone but a few crabapples remain so and I am hoping for more visitations from these seasonal grosbeaks again soon.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Our timing was just right last weekend when we chanced upon this Merlin at Carleton Park in Fredericton North. Usually a Merlin sighting is a fleeting glimpse but this one stayed around and took a bath in the Saint John River.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007
This small falcon was a pleasant, surprise sighting yesterday at Carleton Park in Fredericton North. We had stopped there hoping to see some ducks as we had sighted some further upriver and thought perhaps we would find some near the park too. No ducks were found but we did see a Merlin perched upon a sign near the boat landing. It appeared unhurried and after leaving its perch landed along the river's edge giving me opportunity to take a few more pictures.
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Saturday, November 03, 2007
November becomes a time when my focus shifts from field sightings to those seen daily at our feeders. Living in a rural area within a small community which has a river running through it and wooded areas around it; our feeders see quite a bit of daily activity.
I had kept daily records for the year 2004 and loooking back on those I see that on Nov. 1st of that year we had 9 species on that day, 10 species on the 2nd, and 12 species each day for the 3rd and 4th. We shall see how this month compares with past years as the changing weather conditions progress into the winter months ahead.
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