Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
NS-RBA

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Saturday, March 7 at 06:58 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Scaled Quail,©David Sibley

07 Mar Common gull ["tabanid1 AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
07 Mar FWD: Brown Thrasher, Fox Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird in Lunenburg area ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
07 Mar 07 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
06 Mar 06 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
05 Mar correction on email ["l_scacchetti AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" ]
05 Mar Rarities chase this weekend ["l_scacchetti AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" ]
04 Mar 04 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
3 Mar short eared owl ["clyde stoddart clydebstoddart AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
3 Mar Re: Large white looking bird ["joancz AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
3 Mar Large white looking bird ["Ellie Kennard ellie.iistudio AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
03 Mar 03 March 2015 - Eurasian Kestrel still present ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
03 Mar 03 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
02 Mar 02 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
2 Mar Fw: Sid Smith ["Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA]" ]
2 Mar Fieldfare in Apple River March 1 [Rob Woods ]
2 Mar Fieldfare in Apple River March 1 ["Rob Woods rrtwoods AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" ]
01 Mar Fieldfare in Apple River ["Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
1 Mar Broad-winged hawk? ["Chris Field chrfield AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
1 Mar Brown Thrasher at Dufferin St ["Keith Lowe mythos25 AT live.com [NS-RBA]" ]
01 Mar 01 March - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
28 Feb Common mew Gulls x 3 in Dartmouth [Bernard Burke ]
28 Feb Common mew Gulls x 3 in Dartmouth ["Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
28 Feb 28 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
27 Feb Re: re Ospreys?? and Eurasian Kestrel ["Joni & John jj.ashley AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
27 Feb Eurasian Kestrel ["Joni & John jj.ashley AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
27 Feb 27 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
26 Feb Inaugural 2014 NSBS Photo Annual ["Bruce Stevens m.bruce.stevens AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
26 Feb 26 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
25 Feb 25 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
24 Feb Re: [NS-RBA] COmmon/Mew Gull [Bernard Burke ]
24 Feb Re: COmmon/Mew Gull ["Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
24 Feb Red Shouldered Hawk ["'Ronnie D'Entremont' rondentremont AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
24 Feb COmmon/Mew Gull ["'Jim Edsall' jim.edsall AT bellaliant.net [NS-RBA]" ]
24 Feb 24 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
23 Feb Belated Report: Black Vulture on Cape Sable Island ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
23 Feb Nova Scotia Bird Society - February 26, 2015 - Regular Monthly Meeting - Dr. Eric Mills ["David Currie" ]
23 Feb Nova Scotia Bird Society - February 26, 2015 - Regular Monthly Meeting - Dr. Eric Mills ["'David Currie' david_currie AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
23 Feb Hoary Redpoll - Pictou - Feb 23 ["Peggy Scanlan shiloh159 AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
23 Feb 23 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
22 Feb Eurasian Kestrel, Eurasian Wigeon and Others ["Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
22 Feb Brown Thrasher, Ipswich Sparrow and Snowy Owls - S.W. Nova Scotia ["alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
22 Feb Pubnico Hoary Redpoll photos/blog ["alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
22 Feb 22 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
22 Feb 22 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
21 Feb 21 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
21 Feb Common Gull, Dartmouth ["'Jim Edsall' jim.edsall AT bellaliant.net [NS-RBA]" ]
21 Feb Common Gull Dartmouth [Bernard Burke ]
21 Feb Common Gull Dartmouth ["Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
20 Feb 20 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
19 Feb 19 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
18 Feb 18 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
17 Feb Snowy Owls, Baccaro ["Julie Smith jasmith2565 AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
17 Feb 17 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
16 Feb 16 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
15 Feb 15 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
15 Feb Hartlen Point update from 15/02 ["uhoeger AT dal.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
15 Feb Re: [NS-RBA] Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co. [Ken McKenna ]
15 Feb Re: Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co. ["Ken McKenna kenmcken AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
15 Feb Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co. [Eric Mills ]
15 Feb Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co. ["Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA]" ]
14 Feb 14 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
13 Feb Fieldfare in Apple River ["Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
13 Feb 13 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
12 Feb Eurasian Kestrel update - Feb 12, 2015 ["'David Currie' david_currie AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
12 Feb 12 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
11 Feb Apparent Nelson's Gull ["Alix d'Entremont alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
11 Feb 11 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
10 Feb 10 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
09 Feb Adult Cooper's Hawk near Tusket, Yarmouth Co. [1 Attachment] ["alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
9 Feb Re: 09 Feb Fieldfare update - positive ["Dominic Cormier dominic.cormier AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
09 Feb 09 Feb Fieldfare update - positive ["bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
8 Feb Snowy owls, Eurasian kestrel ["Susan Hunt susanehunt AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" ]
08 Feb Wilson's Snipe - Sullivan's Pond on Feb 7th [1 Attachment] ["cpetershfx AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
08 Feb Brown Thrasher - Lunenburg, NS on Feb 8th ["cpetershfx AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" ]
8 Feb Fox Sparrow at the Dufferin St, Lunenburg tangle [Keith Lowe ]
8 Feb Fox Sparrow at the Dufferin St, Lunenburg tangle ["Keith Lowe mythos25 AT live.com [NS-RBA]" ]

Subject: Common gull
From: "tabanid1 AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 15:27:54 -0800
1 was at Sullivan's pond this afternoon around 430. Phil Taylor.

------------------------------------
Posted by: tabanid1 AT yahoo.ca
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: FWD: Brown Thrasher, Fox Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird in Lunenburg area
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 13:36:30 -0800
7 March 2015 - Lunenburg County

"Dorothy Poole and I watched the Brown Thrasher at the Dufferin Street location 
in Lunenburg today. It was about my 15th trip or better for the bird and 
finally success. Dorothy saw the Fox Sparrow there also, but I was too focused 
on the thrasher trying to get some adequate photos. The Northern Mockingbird 
was present still at First Peninsula." 

 
James R. Hirtle
LaHave

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 07 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 04:27:34 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 07 March 2015
 

 "Fieldfare still here."
 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 06 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Mar 2015 06:56:47 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 06 March 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here. Daily updates may be delayed to late in the day in the 
coming week." 

 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: correction on email
From: "l_scacchetti AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 12:16:49 -0800
The yahoo email is an old unused one. My correct email is 
Larrybird4134 AT gmail.com. 

 

 Good birding,
 

 Larry Scacchetti
 Westwood, NJ
Subject: Rarities chase this weekend
From: "l_scacchetti AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Mar 2015 12:09:31 -0800
Myself and 7 others are will be traveling up to Nova Scotia this weekend. I 
haven't been up there since last year for the Tundra Bean Goose and I'm looking 
forward to returning. My/our targets are the Kestrel, Fieldfare, Mew Gulls, and 
Gray Partridge. I have the locations for all the birds but 1, I'm having 
trouble finding the proper info I desire. The Sharp-tailed Grouse on PEI. Is it 
worth chasing or searching for? It seems that there are very few birds and that 
they are hard to find. Can anyone help me with these birds? Any info on or off 
list we'll be much appreciated! 

 

 Good birding,
 

 Larry Scacchetti
 
 Westwood, NJ
 

Subject: 04 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Mar 2015 13:08:53 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 04 March 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here. Daily updates may be delayed to late in the day in the 
coming week." 

 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: short eared owl
From: "clyde stoddart clydebstoddart AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:46:21 +0000
1 short eared owl at the hawk tonite 6 10
 
3 march 2015 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Large white looking bird
From: "joancz AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:23:35 -0400
Did you consider a white phase Gyrefalcon? I years ago saw on in Rawdon - no 
camera. Good luck! 


---- "Ellie Kennard ellie.iistudio AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" 
 wrote: 

> This might well be a red herring but on my walk into the back field today I
> spotted a large bird on the ground that took off heavily looking whiter
> than I have seen. It flew into the trees on the property but as I
> approached it took off and I wasn't able to look for it as I had my dog
> that was scaring it.
> 
> If someone wants a bit of a snowshoe (essential)  walk to try to find what
> it was  they are welcome to park in our drive and head off from here. There
> have been no birds on my feeder for a day or two. No guarantee, but a
> possibility of something interesting.
> 
> If anyone is interested just email me or just turn up.
> 
> Ellie
> 
> 9545 hwy 221, Canning and full directions to get here on
> www.stevenkennard.com on the contact page.
> 
> http://www.elliekennard.ca - my blog where my photographs and writings can
> be found.



------------------------------------
Posted by: 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Large white looking bird
From: "Ellie Kennard ellie.iistudio AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:16:15 -0400
This might well be a red herring but on my walk into the back field today I
spotted a large bird on the ground that took off heavily looking whiter
than I have seen. It flew into the trees on the property but as I
approached it took off and I wasn't able to look for it as I had my dog
that was scaring it.

If someone wants a bit of a snowshoe (essential)  walk to try to find what
it was  they are welcome to park in our drive and head off from here. There
have been no birds on my feeder for a day or two. No guarantee, but a
possibility of something interesting.

If anyone is interested just email me or just turn up.

Ellie

9545 hwy 221, Canning and full directions to get here on
www.stevenkennard.com on the contact page.

http://www.elliekennard.ca - my blog where my photographs and writings can
be found.
Subject: 03 March 2015 - Eurasian Kestrel still present
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 12:37:07 -0800
Seen today (March 3) at Hartlen Point by Paul Lagasi.

Blake Maybank
Subject: 03 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Mar 2015 12:36:14 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 03 March 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here. Daily updates may be delayed to late in the day in the 
coming week." 

 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 02 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 08:58:34 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 02 March 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here. Daily updates may be delayed to late in the day in the 
coming week." 

 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Fw: Sid Smith
From: "Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:59:32 +0000
________________________________
From: Eric Mills
Sent: March-02-15 10:55 AM
To: Nature NS
Cc: David Currie
Subject: Sid Smith


This is sad news for everone in the birding community. Sid and Betty June were 
named Honorary Life Members of the Nova Scotia Bird Society only a few years 
ago during the Society's out of town meeting in Yarmouth. 



Smith, Sidney Franklin, 83 , Barrington, passed away peacefully at home on 
March 1st 2015. Sid was born April 4th 1931 at the home of his grandparents, 
Enos and Mertilla (Newell) Smith, West Head, Cape Sable Island. His parents 
were Benjamin Franklin and Lottie Doris (Steadman) Smith. Sid's childhood and 
early teens were spent at the Cape 


Sable Light Station where his father was head keeper. In 1945 the family moved 
to Barrington Head where Sid finished school and began his mechanics-based 
working life at Pinkham's Garage. That training and further experience in 
mechanics in Ontario was put to good use when father and son returned to Cape 
Sable in 1952 as head and assistant keepers. At that time Sid met and married 
Elizabeth June Richardson (Betty June). Her home was another island light 
station, Bon Portage. In spite of illness and loss in their first years there, 
they loved their time together at the island, and a precious family was 
completed by their children, Locke Isles and Beverley June. By 1979, destaffing 
of light and fog alarm stations led Sid to transfer to CCGS Clarks Harbour for 
a new career which he greatly enjoyed. From childhood Sid had Christian 
examples in his parents and later became a committed Christian. Sid finished as 
he began, loving and well beloved. Sid was pre-deceased by an infant son, 
Charles Clyde, parents Ben and Lottie Smith; younger sister, Dellas Lowanna 
Nickerson and her husband Gary. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; children, Locke 
(Nona) and Beverley (Albert); grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica, Emily and 
Velicity ; older brother Gerald Smith (Anna); several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services for Sid will be Wednesday, March 4th at 2 pm from Huskilson's 
Funeral Home in Barrington; visitation on Tuesday March 3rd 3-5 and 7-9. Family 
flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Missions, VON, cancer 
research, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to: 
huskilson AT ns.aliantzinc.ca 
or you may sign the guest book at 
www.huskilson.net. 



Eric


Eric L. Mills

Lower Rose Bay

Lunenburg Co., NS
Subject: Fieldfare in Apple River March 1
From: Rob Woods <rrtwoods AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC)
 I made it out to Apple river on March 1. Google Maps had the two routes about 
5 minutes apart in time difference for dry roads. Did the fast route to Amherst 
and down via Joggins. Roads were dry all the way to Joggins. But snow and ice 
for the final 40KM with the odd bare patch. On the return we went via advocate 
Harbour and Parrsboro. Nicer scenery and road and only snow covered road was 
10 KM to Advocate but generally a slower route. The frost heave in some 
places on the 209 requires good suspension and quick on the brakes some times. 
Only restaurant open was the Glooscap Family Restaurant in Parrsboro. Good 
Fish, Excellent Burger, average fries. Tide was out so sea ducks to far out to 
observe. Besides the fieldfare. Other key winter species if you are missing 
any for your lists: Hairy woodpeckerHoary RedpollCommon RedpollsPine 
SiskinsSnow BuntingsHorned Larks Plus the 
usualChickadeesBluejaysStarlingsGoldfinchesEvening GrossbeaksRB 
Nuthatch.Junco  The forests between Joggins and Apple river were surprisingly 
inactive. Was hoping for Crossbills or Pine grossbeak flock. Thank you Blaine 
for being a wonderful host. Rob Woods  A life is like a garden. Perfect 
moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. (Leonard Nimoy) 

 From: "Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]"  

 To: NS-RBA AT yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:34 PM
 Subject: [NS-RBA] Fieldfare in Apple River
   
[an error occurred while processing this directive] 


 I visited the Fieldfare in Apple River, Nova Scotia, February 27, for the 
second time. This was a day trip with a 6AM departure from Portuguese Cove. 
This is a probably the only one I'll ever see here so it was well worth the 
effort of a second trip. The roads were not as good as on my first visit but 
the weather was greatly improved with bright sun and occasional cloud cover. 
The bird was hard to photograph even though it was cooperative. The problem is 
all those intervening twigs and branches on the apple tree that compromise 
focusing. It did come out into the open occasionally, a few times on a branch 
and once on the snow. When it was on the snow it was picking up dropped bits of 
apple, a very tidy bird. I stayed for about two hours and headed home satisfied 
that I couldn't accomplish much more. 

  Photos in my blog: http://www.hanstoom.com/blog
  -- 
Hans Toom
http://www.hanstoom.com
http://www.hanstoom.com/blog

 

__._,_.___   Posted by: Hans     
 
  Visit Your Group    
    • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use   
__,_._,___

  
Subject: Fieldfare in Apple River March 1
From: "Rob Woods rrtwoods AT yahoo.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:49:31 +0000 (UTC)
 I made it out to Apple river on March 1. Google Maps had the two routes about 
5 minutes apart in time difference for dry roads. Did the fast route to Amherst 
and down via Joggins. Roads were dry all the way to Joggins. But snow and ice 
for the final 40KM with the odd bare patch. On the return we went via advocate 
Harbour and Parrsboro. Nicer scenery and road and only snow covered road was 
10 KM to Advocate but generally a slower route. The frost heave in some 
places on the 209 requires good suspension and quick on the brakes some times. 
Only restaurant open was the Glooscap Family Restaurant in Parrsboro. Good 
Fish, Excellent Burger, average fries. Tide was out so sea ducks to far out to 
observe. Besides the fieldfare. Other key winter species if you are missing 
any for your lists: Hairy woodpeckerHoary RedpollCommon RedpollsPine 
SiskinsSnow BuntingsHorned Larks Plus the 
usualChickadeesBluejaysStarlingsGoldfinchesEvening GrossbeaksRB 
Nuthatch.Junco  The forests between Joggins and Apple river were surprisingly 
inactive. Was hoping for Crossbills or Pine grossbeak flock. Thank you Blaine 
for being a wonderful host. Rob Woods  A life is like a garden. Perfect 
moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. (Leonard Nimoy) 

 From: "Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]"  

 To: NS-RBA AT yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:34 PM
 Subject: [NS-RBA] Fieldfare in Apple River
   
[an error occurred while processing this directive] 


 I visited the Fieldfare in Apple River, Nova Scotia, February 27, for the 
second time. This was a day trip with a 6AM departure from Portuguese Cove. 
This is a probably the only one I'll ever see here so it was well worth the 
effort of a second trip. The roads were not as good as on my first visit but 
the weather was greatly improved with bright sun and occasional cloud cover. 
The bird was hard to photograph even though it was cooperative. The problem is 
all those intervening twigs and branches on the apple tree that compromise 
focusing. It did come out into the open occasionally, a few times on a branch 
and once on the snow. When it was on the snow it was picking up dropped bits of 
apple, a very tidy bird. I stayed for about two hours and headed home satisfied 
that I couldn't accomplish much more. 

  Photos in my blog: http://www.hanstoom.com/blog
  -- 
Hans Toom
http://www.hanstoom.com
http://www.hanstoom.com/blog

 



  
Subject: Fieldfare in Apple River
From: "Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:34:56 -0400
I visited the Fieldfare in Apple River, Nova Scotia, February 27, for 
the second time. This was a day trip with a 6AM departure from 
Portuguese Cove.

This is a probably the only one I'll ever see here so it was well worth 
the effort of a second trip. The roads were not as good as on my first 
visit but the weather was greatly improved with bright sun and 
occasional cloud cover.

The bird was hard to photograph even though it was cooperative. The 
problem is all those intervening twigs and branches on the apple tree 
that compromise focusing.

It did come out into the open occasionally, a few times on a branch and 
once on the snow. When it was on the snow it was picking up dropped bits 
of apple, a very tidy bird.

I stayed for about two hours and headed home satisfied that I couldn't 
accomplish much more.

Photos in my blog: http://www.hanstoom.com/blog

-- 
Hans Toom
http://www.hanstoom.com
http://www.hanstoom.com/blog
Subject: Broad-winged hawk?
From: "Chris Field chrfield AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:24:35 -0400
Had a small buteo fly very low over my feeder in East Chester on the 28th
of February. It appeared slightly smaller than the crows that were present.
Saw it only very briefly but it was a uniform darkish colour on the back
and the undersides had a mottled look like an immature bald eagle. Did not
have a chance to observe any patterns on the tail. There was certainly no
strong barring.  I recognize broad-wings are rare at the end of February
but can't think what else it could be other than a juvenile braod-wing.

Chris Field
Math and Statistics, Dalhousie
field AT mathstat.dal.ca or chrfield AT gmail.com
1-902-494-3339, Fax 1-902-494-5130
Subject: Brown Thrasher at Dufferin St
From: "Keith Lowe mythos25 AT live.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:32:22 -0400
It is foraging under the feeders right now

Sent from my Windows Phone
Subject: 01 March - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 05:40:03 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 01 March 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here, more than 100 visitors have signed the guest book."
 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Common mew Gulls x 3 in Dartmouth
From: Bernard Burke <bernieb1 AT EastLink.ca>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:20:53 -0400
 Between 4 and 5 p.m. today there were 2 Common mew Gulls on the ice at 
Sullivans Pond, and one again in the lower Sobeys parking lot along Tacoma 
Drive Dartmouth: 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3903767136&k=nR59BWG&lb=1&s=XL 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: Common mew Gulls x 3 in Dartmouth
From: "Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:20:53 -0400
 Between 4 and 5 p.m. today there were 2 Common mew Gulls on the ice at 
Sullivans Pond, and one again in the lower Sobeys parking lot along Tacoma 
Drive Dartmouth: 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3903767136&k=nR59BWG&lb=1&s=XL 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: 28 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Feb 2015 05:02:17 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 28 February 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here, seen at 7:15. [29th day here]. 

 Very cold here, -25 C, one of our coldest mornings."
 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Re: re Ospreys?? and Eurasian Kestrel
From: "Joni & John jj.ashley AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:51:38 -0400
Hi Jim
I also thought it was way too early for osprey. After an email from Ken 
McKenna suggesting that I saw rough legged hawks  I rechecked Sibley and 
sure enough  Ken was correct - They were hawks-
I was confused by the dark wrists - though the tail on one of the birds 
did not have a number of highly defined bars.  Sorry for the misinformation.
The kestrel was marvelous!
J. Ashley


On 27/02/2015 6:21 PM, Jim Wolford wrote:
> Are you very sure of the ospreys reported?  It is probably still too 
> early for them to be back, and none have been reported yet.  Much more 
> likely they were immature bald eagles, especially 3rd or 4th year, 
> which often show the facial markings that are similar to ospreys. 
>  Please respond, and thanks, from Jim in Wolfville.
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> *From: *"Joni & John jj.ashley AT eastlink.ca 
>>  [NS-RBA]" 
>> >
>> *Subject: **[NS-RBA] Eurasian Kestrel*
>> *Date: *February 27, 2015 at 6:00:14 PM AST
>> *To: *NS-RBA AT yahoogroups.com 
>> *Reply-To: *Joni & John > >
>>
>> Hello
>> I had a great view of the Eurasian Kestrel at Hartlen Point from 3pm to
>> 4 pm this afternoon -
>> It hovered over the far end of the golf course several times but I did
>> not see it catch anything. It also spent several minutes on a small fir
>> tree across the road from the green.
>> There were also 2 osprey flying back and forth over this end of the
>> course. One osprey came very close to the kestrel but they did not seem
>> to be bothered by each other.
>> J. Ashley
>>
>> 
>
Subject: Eurasian Kestrel
From: "Joni & John jj.ashley AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:14 -0400
Hello
I had a great view of the Eurasian Kestrel at Hartlen Point from 3pm to 
4 pm this afternoon -
  It hovered over the far end of the golf course several times but I did 
not see it catch anything. It also spent several minutes on a small fir 
tree across the road from the green.
There were also 2 osprey flying back and forth over this end of the 
course. One osprey came very close to the kestrel but they did not seem 
to be bothered by each other.
J. Ashley


------------------------------------
Posted by: Joni & John 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: 27 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Feb 2015 05:13:31 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 27 February 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here this morning."
 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 She welcomes visitors, though advises that you check road conditions before 
heading to Apple River. 


#87 Hwy 209, Apple River, Nova Scotia

 902-392-2815
 

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Inaugural 2014 NSBS Photo Annual
From: "Bruce Stevens m.bruce.stevens AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:44:09 -0400
The Nova Scotia Bird Society is pleased to announce the inception of the
NSBS Photo Annual! The inaugural 2014 NSBS Photo Annual will feature
beautiful and noteworthy bird sightings in Nova Scotia in 2014 from photos
contributed by members. This collaborative project is a way for NSBS
members to not only contribute their images and feel connected to the local
birding community, but also to own a keepsake commemorating the provincial
birding year that was. We hope this book will become a yearly tradition
that members and non-members alike will be interested in collecting.



Submission Guidelines for the 2014 NSBS Photo Annual:



   - Submissions are limited to 2014 NSBS members
   - Images must be of wild, unrestrained birds taken in Nova Scotia in
   2014 (hybrid and feral birds are acceptable)
   - A maximum of *five (5) image submissions* per member
   - Files should be large TIFF or JPEG
   - Final publication of images will be restricted to *one image per
   member*, so even though you may submit five stunning photos, a maximum
   of one will be published.
   - Please include *dates*, *locations*, and *species names* with your
   images.
   - In keeping with NSBS policy, photographs of nesting birds, eggs or
   fledglings are discouraged.



Images will be selected by a panel of members on both the aesthetic merits
of the photograph, and the significance of the sighting. This combination
of factors represents the goal of the book, which is to serve as a visual
reminder of the variety of beautiful and noteworthy birds that made 2014 a
memorable year in birding.



Please send your submissions to *photoannual AT nsbirdsociety.ca
* by *Monday, March 16, 2015**.*


Bruce Stevens
Owl and Marmot Wildlife Photography
Blog     --   http://owlandmarmot.ca
Gallery --   http://gallery.owlandmarmot.com
Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com/owlandmarmot
Dartmouth, NS
Subject: 26 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Feb 2015 03:45:43 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 26 February 2014
 

 "Fieldfare still here this morning, seen at 7:11."
 

 fide K.Spicer.
 

 This is one tough bird. It survived yet another storm. If you go to see this 
bird be sure to sign Kathleen and Blaine's guest book -- they might top 100 
documented visitors this weekend! 


Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 25 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Feb 2015 04:04:30 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 25 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here this morning, seen at 7:30. It's snowing."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Re: [NS-RBA] COmmon/Mew Gull
From: Bernard Burke <bernieb1 AT EastLink.ca>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:10:26 -0400
After failing to locate the Common Gull around Tacoma Drive Dartmouth after 
work today, I went to Sullivans Pond and spotted a different individual there 
around 4 p.m.. It was perhaps the gull observed by Jim Edsel and mentioned on 
his weekend posting : 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3897299578&k=nPqwwcN&lb=1&s=O 

 
In regards to the identification of adult Common Gulls, one of the usual 
characteristics to help distinguish them from our own adult Ring-billed Gulls 
is that they tend to have very dark eyes rather than a typical adult Ring-bills 
pale iris. Every once in a long while though I come across an adult Ring-billed 
Gull who breaks the rules, and I checked this individual from Sunday to make 
sure both eyes were dark since some can have one off color from injury : 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3897459952&k=ngZHdXz&lb=1&s=O 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: Re: COmmon/Mew Gull
From: "Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:10:26 -0400
After failing to locate the Common Gull around Tacoma Drive Dartmouth after 
work today, I went to Sullivans Pond and spotted a different individual there 
around 4 p.m.. It was perhaps the gull observed by Jim Edsel and mentioned on 
his weekend posting : 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3897299578&k=nPqwwcN&lb=1&s=O 

 
In regards to the identification of adult Common Gulls, one of the usual 
characteristics to help distinguish them from our own adult Ring-billed Gulls 
is that they tend to have very dark eyes rather than a typical adult Ring-bills 
pale iris. Every once in a long while though I come across an adult Ring-billed 
Gull who breaks the rules, and I checked this individual from Sunday to make 
sure both eyes were dark since some can have one off color from injury : 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3897459952&k=ngZHdXz&lb=1&s=O 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: Red Shouldered Hawk
From: "'Ronnie D'Entremont' rondentremont AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:06:47 -0400
Hi all

Sharron and I found an adult Red Shouldered hawk on Hwy 102 near Tusket
yesterday. It was a lifer for me so yay!

Cheers, Ron
Subject: COmmon/Mew Gull
From: "'Jim Edsall' jim.edsall AT bellaliant.net [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:25:27 -0400
A COmmon/Mew Gull is present at Sullivan's Pond this mornuing, Feb24/15. It is 
possibly the same one seen on Tacoma Dr. on hte weekend. It is a nice adult 
with very little head streaking and a very small bill with little 
ring.Unfortunately could not get open wing shots to determine subspecies. 
hopefully someone with better camera gear (and warmer gloves) will do that.. 


Jim Edsall 
Dartmouth, N.S.
check out my website at 
http://jimedsall.com/home.html
Subject: 24 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Feb 2015 05:06:39 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 24 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here this morning, a little later seen at 7:55. It's cold out 
this this morning! " 

 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

 

Subject: Belated Report: Black Vulture on Cape Sable Island
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Feb 2015 11:03:07 -0800
Sometime on the weekend of Feb. 6-7 Skipper Atwood saw a Black Vulture at 
Clark's Harbour on Cape Sable Island. He is an experienced observer, but did 
not have a camera. And he is not on-line. 


fide Johnny Nickerson.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Nova Scotia Bird Society - February 26, 2015 - Regular Monthly Meeting - Dr. Eric Mills
From: "David Currie" <david_currie AT ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:09:34 -0400
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM  Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 
 Lower Auditorium 


"Attractive to strangers and instructive to students." The Thomas McCulloch 
19th century Bird Collection - Dr. Eric Mills 


Join us for an extraordinary look at 19th century practices in collecting and 
preserving specimens of the natural world. Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843) was a 
Presbyterian minister and educator, founder of Pictou Academy, first President 
of Dalhousie College and established a museum in Pictou among other notable 
achievements. Dr. Mills has recently uncovered much of the history of the 
Thomas McCulloch bird collection currently housed at Dalhousie University which 
he will share with us tonight. Everyone is welcome. 


Refreshments will be available after the talk.


Dave
Subject: Nova Scotia Bird Society - February 26, 2015 - Regular Monthly Meeting - Dr. Eric Mills
From: "'David Currie' david_currie AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:09:34 -0400
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM  Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 
 Lower Auditorium 


"Attractive to strangers and instructive to students." The Thomas McCulloch 
19th century Bird Collection - Dr. Eric Mills 


Join us for an extraordinary look at 19th century practices in collecting and 
preserving specimens of the natural world. Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843) was a 
Presbyterian minister and educator, founder of Pictou Academy, first President 
of Dalhousie College and established a museum in Pictou among other notable 
achievements. Dr. Mills has recently uncovered much of the history of the 
Thomas McCulloch bird collection currently housed at Dalhousie University which 
he will share with us tonight. Everyone is welcome. 


Refreshments will be available after the talk.


Dave
Subject: Hoary Redpoll - Pictou - Feb 23
From: "Peggy Scanlan shiloh159 AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:01:30 -0400
I have a huge mixed flock of Am. Goldfinches, Pine Siskins and Common
Redpolls here each day with numbers reaching upwards of 250 - 300 at times.
Today was one of those days but I did see a Hoary Redpoll feeding on my
deck with the rest of the gang a few minutes ago.


Peggy Scanlan

Pictou
Subject: 23 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Feb 2015 04:58:26 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 23 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare seen at 7:55, Feb. 23/15.  Apples are coated with ice."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 



 


 

Subject: Eurasian Kestrel, Eurasian Wigeon and Others
From: "Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:56:14 -0400
I took a three hour tour around Halifax today. On my first stop I found 
the Eurasian Kestrel at Hartlen Point feasting on a bird, a change of 
venue, but not surprising due to the ice and snow. Sparrows and 
Starlings are easy pickings for a falcon along the ocean's edge.

Photos and story here: http://www.hanstoom.com/blog

-- 
Hans Toom
http://www.hanstoom.com
http://www.hanstoom.com/blog



------------------------------------
Posted by: Hans 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Brown Thrasher, Ipswich Sparrow and Snowy Owls - S.W. Nova Scotia
From: "alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2015 10:05:40 -0800
I counted three SNOWY OWLS at Baccaro, Shelburne Co. on Saturday (Feb. 21) 
around the lighthouse and towards the houses. Two are relatively dark and one 
is almost pure white. An IPSWICH SPARROW was feeding in front of 655 Baccaro Rd 
with about 100 SNOW BUNTINGS, 6 HORNED LARKS and 16 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS. One 
HARLEQUIN DUCK was also present just south of the very tip of Baccaro Point. 


Ervin Olsen found a BROWN THRASHER at 414 Chebogue Pt Road in Chebogue Point, 
Yarmouth County yesterday (Feb. 21). It was in the small shrubs in front of the 
house. I looked for it today but couldn't find it (it was raining pretty hard). 

 

 Alix Arthur d'Entremont
BSc Geomatics Engineering

292 Abbott's Harbour Road
Middle West Pubnico
Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia
Canada B0W 2M0
 
 Phone: +1 902 762 2082
Mobile: +1 902 307 0373
 e-mail: alixdentremont AT hotmail.com mailto:alixdentremont AT hotmail.com
Bird Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 



 Bird Documentation Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873 AT N08/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873%40N08/ 

 
 Blog http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/ http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/  

 

Subject: Pubnico Hoary Redpoll photos/blog
From: "alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2015 09:56:29 -0800
I've posted a blog about the HOARY REDPOLL that I found in Pubnico on Feb. 4.

Alix Arthur d'Entremont: Hoary Redpoll 
http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hoary-redpoll.html 

 
 http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hoary-redpoll.html 
 
 Alix Arthur d'Entremont: Hoary Redpoll 
http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hoary-redpoll.html The two species of 
redpoll are similar, but careful study is usually diagnostic. 

 
 
 
 View on alixdentremont.blogsp... 
http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hoary-redpoll.html 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  


Alix Arthur d'Entremont
BSc Geomatics Engineering

292 Abbott's Harbour Road Middle West Pubnico
 Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia
 Canada B0W 2M0
 
 Phone: +1 902 762 2082
 Mobile: +1 902 307 0373
e-mail: alixdentremont AT hotmail.com mailto:alixdentremont AT hotmail.com
Bird Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 



 Bird Documentation Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873 AT N08/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873%40N08/ 

 Blog http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/ http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/  

Subject: 22 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2015 08:28:52 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 22 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 22 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2015 07:50:40 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 22 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 21 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Feb 2015 11:19:02 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 21 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Common Gull, Dartmouth
From: "'Jim Edsall' jim.edsall AT bellaliant.net [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:17:44 -0400
I photographed an adult Common Gull at Sullivan"s Pond around noon today, 
Feb.21. I lost it when a Red Tail flew over and the gulls scattered. I looked 
at the photo Bernard Burke took today of a Common Gull on Tacoma Dr. and it is 
clearly a different bird 


Jim Edsall 
Dartmouth, N.S.
check out my website at 
http://jimedsall.com/home.html
Subject: Common Gull Dartmouth
From: Bernard Burke <bernieb1 AT EastLink.ca>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:42:48 -0400
 After scanning through the winter gull population in the Tacoma Drive/ Main 
Street fast food area of Dartmouth for a good many years, I was finally able to 
pick out a Common (Mew) Gull this year, which appears to have been hanging out 
with the predominately Ring-billed Gull portion of the group in the lower 
Sobeys parking lot. Here is a pic: 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3890689281&k=XhxgsxX&lb=1&s=XL 

 
Here is a comparison photo with a Ring-billed Gull on its left:
 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3890689301&k=7N2VqLR&lb=1&s=XL 

 
I likely seen the same gull approximately 2 weeks ago in the same location, but 
at the time wasn't able to get a second look sufficient for a confirmed 
sighting. 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: Common Gull Dartmouth
From: "Bernard Burke bernieb1 AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:42:48 -0400
 After scanning through the winter gull population in the Tacoma Drive/ Main 
Street fast food area of Dartmouth for a good many years, I was finally able to 
pick out a Common (Mew) Gull this year, which appears to have been hanging out 
with the predominately Ring-billed Gull portion of the group in the lower 
Sobeys parking lot. Here is a pic: 

 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3890689281&k=XhxgsxX&lb=1&s=XL 

 
Here is a comparison photo with a Ring-billed Gull on its left:
 

http://bernieb.smugmug.com/Other/Gullsterns/849678_JbrFnG#!i=3890689301&k=7N2VqLR&lb=1&s=XL 

 
I likely seen the same gull approximately 2 weeks ago in the same location, but 
at the time wasn't able to get a second look sufficient for a confirmed 
sighting. 

 
Bernard Burke
Dartmouth
Subject: 20 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Feb 2015 04:57:10 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 20 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 19 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Feb 2015 05:08:37 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 19 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here first seen 07h20."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 18 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2015 05:01:32 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 18 February 2014
 
"Fieldfare still here Feb.18th. Had 3 birders from U.S.A yesterday."
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Snowy Owls, Baccaro
From: "Julie Smith jasmith2565 AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:23:55 -0400
Snowy owl pair at the radar dome, Baccaro Point 3pm - the darker female at the 
very top of the dome and the whiter male on a lower building but very focussed 
on her. Seemed to be whistled vocalizing, possibly from him. 


Julie Smith, Port Latour NS

------------------------------------
Posted by: Julie Smith 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: 17 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Feb 2015 05:11:02 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 17 February 2014

 

 "Present at 07h30."


fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank 

Subject: 16 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Feb 2015 10:47:38 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 16 February 2014

 

The bird is still present, but the roads are in poor shape. Power was out until 
noon. 


Here is the link to the highways' conditions.

Road Conditions - 511 | Transportations and Infrastructure Renewal | Government 
of Nova Scotia http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/ 

 
 http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/ 
 
 Road Conditions - 511 | Transportations and Infrastr... 
http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/ Highway Cameras Check out photos of road and weather 
conditions 

 
 
 
 View on 511.gov.ns.ca http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/ 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
  

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank 

Subject: 15 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Feb 2015 13:03:13 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 15 February 2014
 

 "What a nasty day out there . Fieldfare still out there eating in the apple 
tree this morning. 

 Had 9 birders yesterday,   a lot of  happy birders! 


Hope he weathers the storm."

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Hartlen Point update from 15/02
From: "uhoeger AT dal.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Feb 2015 07:52:07 -0800
I went to Hartlen Point yesterday for a late afternoon visit.
 I had a distant look at one of the two Snowy Owls, the younger still heavily 
patternd bird. The almost white counterpart was not seen but with the present 
snow covver it will blend much better than in recent weeks. 

 The Eurasian Kestrel made several appearances and it seems it has found a 
protected hiding spot in one of the old concrete structures on the course. At 
times I could only see its feet an belly in the deep shadows of the crevice. 

 Didn't see the Harriers but two Rough-legs.
 

 Ulli

Subject: Re: [NS-RBA] Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co.
From: Ken McKenna <kenmcken AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:23:20 -0400
Hi Eric 
Must be the snow cover. 
I have had a Swamp Sparrow coming to my feeder daily now for about a week. I 
don't remember having one at my feeder before not even in spring migration. It 
is interesting to watch it as it seldom feeds on the ground like the tree and 
song sparrows, juncos and my lone white-throat. It likes the platform feeders 
and can defend its position there pretty good. My feeling is that this one is a 
first winter bird as well. 


Cheers
Ken

Ken McKenna
Box 218  
Stellarton
NS B0K 1S0


> On Feb 15, 2015, at 11:13 AM, Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA] 
 wrote: 

> 
> A first-winter Swamp Sparrow that arrived at our feeders on Feb. 7 is still 
here, looking perky and shouldering aside the many Juncos when necessary. This 
is a new bird for our feeders. 

> 
> 
> Also new for us at the feeders, today four Snow Buntings arrived to join the 
throng feeding in the rain. 

> 
> 
> Eric
> 
> 
> Eric L. Mills
> 
> Lower Rose Bay
> 
> Lunenburg Co., NS
> __._,_.___
> Posted by: Eric Mills 
> Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New 
Topic • Messages in this topic (1) 

> VISIT YOUR GROUP
> • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use 
> .
>  
> 
> __,_._,___
Subject: Re: Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co.
From: "Ken McKenna kenmcken AT eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:23:20 -0400
Hi Eric 
Must be the snow cover. 
I have had a Swamp Sparrow coming to my feeder daily now for about a week. I 
don't remember having one at my feeder before not even in spring migration. It 
is interesting to watch it as it seldom feeds on the ground like the tree and 
song sparrows, juncos and my lone white-throat. It likes the platform feeders 
and can defend its position there pretty good. My feeling is that this one is a 
first winter bird as well. 


Cheers
Ken

Ken McKenna
Box 218  
Stellarton
NS B0K 1S0


> On Feb 15, 2015, at 11:13 AM, Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA] 
 wrote: 

> 
> A first-winter Swamp Sparrow that arrived at our feeders on Feb. 7 is still 
here, looking perky and shouldering aside the many Juncos when necessary. This 
is a new bird for our feeders. 

> 
> 
> Also new for us at the feeders, today four Snow Buntings arrived to join the 
throng feeding in the rain. 

> 
> 
> Eric
> 
> 
> Eric L. Mills
> 
> Lower Rose Bay
> 
> Lunenburg Co., NS
> 
Subject: Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co.
From: Eric Mills <E.Mills AT Dal.Ca>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:13:49 +0000
A first-winter Swamp Sparrow that arrived at our feeders on Feb. 7 is still 
here, looking perky and shouldering aside the many Juncos when necessary. This 
is a new bird for our feeders. 



Also new for us at the feeders, today four Snow Buntings arrived to join the 
throng feeding in the rain. 



Eric


Eric L. Mills

Lower Rose Bay

Lunenburg Co., NS
Subject: Swamp Sparrow, Lower Rose Bay, Lun. Co.
From: "Eric Mills E.Mills AT Dal.Ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:13:49 +0000
A first-winter Swamp Sparrow that arrived at our feeders on Feb. 7 is still 
here, looking perky and shouldering aside the many Juncos when necessary. This 
is a new bird for our feeders. 



Also new for us at the feeders, today four Snow Buntings arrived to join the 
throng feeding in the rain. 



Eric


Eric L. Mills

Lower Rose Bay

Lunenburg Co., NS
Subject: 14 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2015 04:45:57 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - Valentine's Day, 2014
 

 "Fieldfare seen at 7:25 this morning .  One of our coldest mornings."

 

 More than 45 birders have made the trek to see this cooperative bird so far.
 

 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Fieldfare in Apple River
From: "Hans htoom AT hfx.eastlink.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:45:27 -0400
I visited the Fieldfare in Apple River yesterday for the first time. The 
Spicers are gracious hosts so be sure to sign their guest book when you 
visit. Story and photos here: http://www.hanstoom.com/blog

-- 
Hans Toom
http://www.hanstoom.com
http://www.hanstoom.com/blog



------------------------------------
Posted by: Hans 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: 13 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Feb 2015 04:29:01 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 13 Feb 2015

"Fieldfare still here seen at 7:30 . It made it for the Great Backyard Bird 
Count." 



 fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Eurasian Kestrel update - Feb 12, 2015
From: "'David Currie' david_currie AT ns.sympatico.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:26:50 -0400
After two and a half months the Eurasian Kestrel seems to be doing well at 
Hartlen Point as of today. Im sure with the Fieldfare in Apple River, there is 
a renewed interest for people from away to attempt both of these rarities 
during their visit here. 


Dave
Subject: 12 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Feb 2015 05:14:25 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 12 Feb 2015

Fieldfare is still present.

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Apparent Nelson's Gull
From: "Alix d'Entremont alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:42:12 -0400
On Jan 31, 2014 Ronnie d'Entremont found an oddly dark Glaucous Gull that was 
identified as a probable Nelson's Gull (hybrid Herring with Glaucous). In the 
Nelson's Gull spectrum, this gull looks more like a Glaucous but with dark 
outer primary webs, secondaries and tail. Here is a blog post with photos. 

 
http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/2015/02/nelsons-gull.html
 


---
 
Alix Arthur d'Entremont
BSc Geomatics Engineering

292 Abbott's Harbour Road
Middle West PubnicoYarmouth Co., Nova ScotiaCanada B0W 2M0
Phone: +1 902 762 2082Mobile: +1 902 307 0373

e-mail: alixdentremont AT hotmail.com

Bird Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/
Bird Documentation Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873 AT N08/Blog 
http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/ 
Subject: 11 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Feb 2015 04:46:49 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 11 Feb 2015

Fieldfare is still present.

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: 10 Feb - Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Feb 2015 04:09:13 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 10 Feb 2015

Fieldfare was first seen 7:27 a.m.

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Adult Cooper's Hawk near Tusket, Yarmouth Co. [1 Attachment]
From: "alixdentremont AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Feb 2015 14:00:07 -0800
Ervin Olsen found another COOPER'S HAWK on Highway 103 near Tusket (Feb 9). 
This is the 2nd Cooper's Hawk in Yarmouth County in 3 days. Ervin called me and 
I rushed over and got to see the bird before it disappeared. 

 

 This bird shows a large bill, flat top of head, dark crown (darker than 
upperparts), pale nape and shorter outer tail feathers compared to the inner 
ones. It seems that adults show less difference in length between the outer and 
inner tail feathers than immature birds (I checked a bunch of online photos 
too). 

 

 The attached photo was taken by Ervin Olsen and shows the features mentioned 
above. 

 

 So far in 2015 I've seen more Cooper's Hawks than Sharp-shinned Hawks!

Alix Arthur d'Entremont
BSc Geomatics Engineering

292 Abbott's Harbour Road
 Middle West Pubnico
 Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia
 Canada B0W 2M0
 
 Phone: +1 902 762 2082
 Mobile: +1 902 307 0373
e-mail: alixdentremont AT hotmail.com mailto:alixdentremont AT hotmail.com
Bird Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alixd/ 



 Bird Documentation Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873 AT N08/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130170873%40N08/ 

 
 Blog http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/ http://alixdentremont.blogspot.ca/  

  
Subject: Re: 09 Feb Fieldfare update - positive
From: "Dominic Cormier dominic.cormier AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:03:24 -0400
Birders,

Just a note regarding the Fieldfare. Having seen the bird on Sunday, and
talking to Kathleen Spicer, it has become very reliable throughout the
whole day, vigorously eating apples in her front yard. As well, the roads
(both from Parrsboro and Amherst) are reasonable, though any snow can be an
issue so plan accordingly.

Cheers,
Dominic Cormier
Wolfville

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 2:58 PM, bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA] <
NS-RBA-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Apple River, Nova Scotia - 9 Feb 2015
>
> Fieldfare was seen in the a.m.
>
> fide K.Spicer.
>
> Forwarded by Blake Maybank
>
>
>  
>
Subject: 09 Feb Fieldfare update - positive
From: "bmaybank AT gmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Feb 2015 10:58:54 -0800
Apple River, Nova Scotia - 9 Feb 2015

Fieldfare was seen in the a.m.

fide K.Spicer.

Forwarded by Blake Maybank
 

Subject: Snowy owls, Eurasian kestrel
From: "Susan Hunt susanehunt AT hotmail.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:20:19 -0400
Today at 4:45 pm my daughter and I walked out Hartlen point hoping to see two 
Snowy Owls she had seen on the afternoon of Feb.5 and almost immediately 
spotted one Snowy owl atop a power pole in (likely osprey?) nest. It took 
flight above us before we got close. 


As we drove away from the area a short while after, we saw (we believe) the 
Eurasian Kestrel hovering in a stall over the grassy area by the shore, then 
moved across the road to search the field for prey. 


Susan Hunt

------------------------------------
Posted by: Susan Hunt 
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NS-RBA/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NS-RBA-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NS-RBA-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NS-RBA-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Wilson's Snipe - Sullivan's Pond on Feb 7th [1 Attachment]
From: "cpetershfx AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Feb 2015 15:17:40 -0800
Hi Everyone,

Peter Brannon spotted a Wilson's Snipe at Findlay Park on Feb 7th. This is the 
small park across the street from Sullivan's Pond in Dartmouth. 


Chris Peters
Subject: Brown Thrasher - Lunenburg, NS on Feb 8th
From: "cpetershfx AT yahoo.ca [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Feb 2015 15:11:55 -0800
Hi Everyone,
 

 Brown Thrasher - 290 Dufferin Street, Lunenburg

 
Seen very well in binoculars. This bird was initially spotted in the thickets. 
The bird then flew over to the feeder area and perched in a tree. This bird was 
reported by Kevin Lantz at the same location on Feb 6th, 2015. 

 

 Chris Peters

Subject: Fox Sparrow at the Dufferin St, Lunenburg tangle
From: Keith Lowe <mythos25 AT live.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 19:03:24 -0400
Carmel Smith and I did not see the Brown Thrasher near 290 Dufferin St this
afternoon though Chris Peters observed it there a couple hours earlier. The
three of us did observe a Fox Sparrow moving around the tangle. We also saw
a Red-bellied Woodpecker and quite a mixed passerine flock.
Subject: Fox Sparrow at the Dufferin St, Lunenburg tangle
From: "Keith Lowe mythos25 AT live.com [NS-RBA]" <NS-RBA-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 19:03:24 -0400
Carmel Smith and I did not see the Brown Thrasher near 290 Dufferin St this
afternoon though Chris Peters observed it there a couple hours earlier. The
three of us did observe a Fox Sparrow moving around the tangle. We also saw
a Red-bellied Woodpecker and quite a mixed passerine flock.