Barn Owl, New Brunswick, Canada, Saint-Marcel (near Cocagne), Kent County, December 8, 2014
This Barn Owl (photo by Carmella Melanson) is the first record of a live bird in New Brunswick that could be chased by birders and has been co-operative on several evenings since it was first reported by a local resident, Suzanne Léger, about a week ago. Other local residents report seeing the bird several days earlier. Most of the previous half-dozen or so records for the province were of dead or injured birds, several of which were at this time of year.
Long-billed Curlew, New Brunswick, Canada, Cape Tormentine, Westmorland County, November 28, 2014
A Long-billed Curlew in the snow at Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick, on November 28, 2014. Found and identified by Robert Grant. Photo by Dave Robinson. Locals report that the bird had been noted on lawns and roadsides in the area for at least three days prior to its' discovery by a birder. Still present and doing well on December 2nd. First confirmed New Brunswick record in over 125 years!