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Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:13:02 -0400
From: Roger Burrows, NatureNB
Subject: Grand Manan birds
The adult female Sharp-shinned Hawk was back at the Ingalls Head diner this morning but was unable to put anything on its plate. The menu included 42 Mourning Doves and a Downy Woodpecker, but no sign of the 14+ Blue Jays, 6+ Black-capped Chickadees, female Red-breasted Nuthatch or 6+ American Tree Sparrows that have been around since Christmas.
I've been Olympics-watching, but I did make a trip to the north on February 19.
Castalia Marsh 08:55-09:30
Single Great and Double-crested Cormorants, 250 Brants, 345 American Black Ducks, 3+ male Mallards, 6 GREEN-WINGED TEALS (possibly new arrivals), 105 Common Eiders and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers
Long Eddy Point 09:45-09:50
1+ Black-legged Kittiwake, adult Ring-billed Gull, 5 Iceland Gulls and a 1st-winter Glaucous Gull, but no sign of any alcids
And no flowers to report on Grand Manan!
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