Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NATURENB Digest Bird Report - 13 May 2013 to 14 May 2013

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NatureNB topics of the day:

1. Saint John West new arrivals early this morning
2. Hummer
3. Brown Thrasher
4. Additional Castalia birds. inc. ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
5. FOY hummer
6. First Hummer
7. At last, a HUMMER
8. FOS hummer here too
9. Ecuador trip report

Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 13:03:20 -0300
From: Gilbert Bouchard
Subject: Saint John West new arrivals early this morning

Migration was still under way up to 45 minutes after sunrise this
morning with small groups of birds (mostly warblers) flying eastward a
few hundred meters above ground.

On the ground I was able to locate 14 species of warblers, including 6
first of spring for me. I am pretty sure I missed a few species because
at some point they were popping form every three and bushes and I was
not able to look at each of them before they move away!

The most abundant Warbler species was Black-and-white Warbler with a
minimum of 85. At some point there was 6 in the same tree! Second most
common was White-Throated Sparrow (36). There was also many migrating
Savannah Sparrows and a group 9 migrating Blue Jays.

New for the year for me are:
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2 males
Magnolia 12 males
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 male
Blackpoll Warbler 1 male
Wilson's Warbler 1 male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 male


Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 19:14:29 -0300
From: "dbaldwin2 xplornet.ca"
Subject: Brown Thrasher

On my walk this morning so a BROWN THRASHER in Second Falls[near
St.George].It was singing in an apple tree.

David Baldwin
Second Falls


Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 19:37:55 -0300
From: Roger Burrows
Subject: Additional Castalia birds. inc. ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

May 13

Castalia Coastal Woods (n to Wellington Drive) 17:40-18:50
Migration continued into the evening with several wood-warbler species
still feeding frantically, mostly in treetops. immature male
Sharp-shinned Hawk, 4+ Mourning Doves, Downy Woodpecker pair
mating, Hermit Thrush, 5+ Northern Parulas, male Black-throated Blue,
Palm, Black-and-white, 2 Yellow-rumped & 3 male Black-throated Green
Warblers, male American Redstart, first 1st-year male ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK of season at feeder, Chipping, 4 Song & 5 White-throated
Sparrows, 5+ American Goldfinches

Roger Burrows
Grand Manan


Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 18:04:39 -0700
Subject: FOY hummer

Had my first R-T Hummingbird today, that I have seen anyway...
Yolande Memramcook


Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 18:43:24 -0300
From: Jane <perkyleb@NBNET.NB.CA>
Subject: First Hummer

It usually happens Mother's Day weekend, so my first Hummer of the
season was only a day late.

Jane LeBlanc
St. Martins, N.B.


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