Category Archives: Birds

Images of birds.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus, is a southern American species rarely seen in the northeast United States and even more rarely in eastern Canada. A quick check indicates that there have been only nine recorded sightings in Nova Scotia until … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

Thirty acres of woodlot with trails and meandering paths give ample opportunity to observe nature and watch the seasons go by. This morning I noticed this empty song-bird nest on a low branch of a young alder tree, next to … Continue reading

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Cormorant’s Rest

This flock of Cormorants, on the breakwater protecting Port Maitland harbour, basks in the afternoon sun and light sea breezes, waiting for the tide to bring in dinner.  Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO … Continue reading

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Just Dropped in for Dinner

As I said in an earlier post, the flowers of the Crocosmia are a favourite of Hummingbirds. Here’s proof positive! Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 – 200mm – ISO 200 – f4 – 1/1000.

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Hummer in Hover

We are thoroughly enjoying all the antics of the hummingbirds coming to our feeders these days. They are feisty little buggers, and highly territorial. This Ruby-throated fella is a regular. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm f2.8  – 2X Teleconverter – … Continue reading

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Herring Gull – Digby Wharf

Gulls are synonymous with the Maritimes and the sea, and none are more common than the Herring Gull. A fixture of all harbour scenes, especially near fishing boats and fish processing plants, these experts at the art of “dumpster diving” … Continue reading

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Five Goldfinches and a Redpoll

Can you spot the Redpoll? This year, during the Winter all our American Goldfinches disappeared; an unusual occurrence. They were replaced however, with a large flock of Common Redpolls which kept us entertained. Over the past few weeks the Goldfinches … Continue reading

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Fish is on the Menu

This Herring Gull enjoys a tasty meal of Alewife, known colloquially as Kiack or Gasperaux. These small fish of the herring species migrate up tidal rivers and streams to spawn in fresh water, far upstream… if they can get there. … Continue reading

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Chickadee in the Yard

I never get tired of these cheery little birds as they flit between the protection of garden bushes and our feeders. Regardless of the weather these little guys will always bring a smile to your face. Sony A-900 – Tamron … Continue reading

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Canada Geese – Port Maitland Beach

It was a cold, blustery but crystal clear day at the beach. I was looking for interesting shots when a flock of Canada Geese took off from Sandyman Ponds. These two flew right past me at low altitude and allowed … Continue reading

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