Showing posts for 'portuguese cove'. Clear search

Queen Mary 2, Zuiderdam, Celebrity Summit and the Harvest Moon

October 06, 2017 - It was a hat trick this evening; Queen Mary 2, Zuiderdam and Celebrity Summit. I always try to photograph these ships ne...
Read the Full Post »

Summer Tanager

April 30, 2017 - Laura alerted me to a new bird approaching our kitchen window feeder. I blurted Western Tanager but Laura kept me out of...
Read the Full Post »

Audio Recording of Cardinal Singing Predawn

April 19, 2017 - My young male Cardinal is singing hard for a mate. I recorded it predawn this morning and scanned my camera around a bit...
Read the Full Post »

Cardinal Singing in the Morning and Brown Thrasher

April 14, 2017 - The Northern Cardinal was singing brightly this morning on our power line. It was backlit which compromises the photo bu...
Read the Full Post »

Winter of the Finch

March 31, 2017 - The lousy weather continues in Nova Scotia with more snow and wind. All the birds know it's spring though since they are...
Read the Full Post »

Northern Cardinal

March 14, 2017 - Our juvenile Northern Cardinal arrived in the summer and was soon joined by a juvenile female. These birds are a big dea...
Read the Full Post »

Supermoon November 14, 2016

November 15, 2016 - The supermoon of November 14, 2016 is the largest supermoon since 1946 and hence the closest approach to earth since the...
Read the Full Post »

Red Fox, Northern Cardinals, Brown Thrasher and Grey-cheeked Thrush

October 11, 2016 - It's been an interesting start to fall with rare birds and a Red Fox visitation. The Red Fox was a surprise as it lurked...
Read the Full Post »

Northern Cardinal and Vegetable Garden Raiding Buck

September 07, 2016 - Northern Cardinal and Vegetable Garden Raiding Buck In 16 years at our place in Portuguese Cove we've never had more th...
Read the Full Post »

Canada Day July 1, 2016, Halifax Waterfront

July 01, 2016 - Laura and I spent Canada Day, July 1, 2016, at the Halifax waterfront. The weather was perfect, mostly sunshine, some cl...
Read the Full Post »

Overwintering and Migrant Birds at Portuguese Cove

April 19, 2016 - This is a compendium of some of our over-wintering and early migrating birds from the last week at Portuguese Cove. It'...
Read the Full Post »

White-winged Crossbill, Goldfinch and Tree Sparrow

April 01, 2016 - The White-winged Crossbill continues to be a daily regular at our place in Portuguese Cove(up to and including April 4)...
Read the Full Post »

White-winged Crossbill

March 27, 2016 - A first winter male White-winged Crossbill paid us a quick visit today. It came in with a bunch of Bohemian Waxwings tha...
Read the Full Post »

Fox Sparrow and Tree Sparrow

March 23, 2016 - I photographed two of my favourite sparrows yesterday, both through two layers of window glass. Any attempt at opening a...
Read the Full Post »

CCGS Cape Roger

March 20, 2016 - The CCGS Cape Roger is a new coast guard ship for me. It sailed past our place this morning. It is primarily a search an...
Read the Full Post »

Winter's Last Gasp

March 12, 2016 - Yesterday was our winter's last gasp, surely. I took an hour to photograph some of the local scenery. Usually our snow s...
Read the Full Post »

Conjunction of Jupiter and our Moon

February 24, 2016 - After our visit to Peggy`s Cove yesterday to photograph the sunset I was just minding my own business loitering in the l...
Read the Full Post »

Grey Catbird and Friends

February 13, 2016 - A Grey Catbird arrived yesterday and was working the multiflora tangles for berries in the front and back yard. I manage...
Read the Full Post »

SPS Patiño (A14)

February 12, 2016 - The SPS Patiño (A14) arrived this morning. It passed our place off Portuguese Cove at 7:30AM. This is the replacement fo...
Read the Full Post »

Saving our Chat

January 21, 2016 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat remains alert, active and eats vigorously several times per day. It remains alive only because...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow-breasted Chat in 2016

January 03, 2016 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat remains healthy and alert. It feeds several times a day and there is no doubt now that it will...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow-breasted Chat in its First Snowfall

December 27, 2015 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat took its first snowfall in stride. The bird is active, alert, stealthy and beautiful. No distan...
Read the Full Post »

Christmas Day Full Moon, First One in Thirty Eight Years

December 26, 2015 - Laura and I arrived home about 7PM on Christmas Day and the sky was partially overcast. I hoped for a small break in the...
Read the Full Post »

Christmas Day Yellow-breasted Chat, December 25, 2015

December 26, 2015 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat was on station all of Christmas Day, eating multflora berries, grapes and yes even a chunk of s...
Read the Full Post »

Yellow-breasted Chat

December 22, 2015 - The Yellow-breasted Chat that arrived yesterday at our place in Portuguese Cove to celebrate the winter solstice with us...
Read the Full Post »

White-winged Dove

December 03, 2015 - Our White-winged Dove was back again today and offered some photographic opportunities despite the rain and gloom. I pho...
Read the Full Post »

White-winged Dove and Tree Sparrows(Winter Sparrows)

December 02, 2015 - Migration is four to six weeks late this year. Finally, on December 1, we had our first Tree Sparrows arrive at our plac...
Read the Full Post »

Sharp-shinned Hawk

November 23, 2015 - The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a regular visitor to our place in Portuguese Cove especially in the winter. These beautiful bi...
Read the Full Post »

Purple Finches and Multiflora Berries

November 15, 2015 - It's been a quiet start leading up to winter photography. Gloomy days and high winds have discouraged walkabouts. The Tr...
Read the Full Post »

Ring-necked Pheasant Behaviour

October 28, 2015 - Last winter, 2014-15, was a killer with two successive flash freezes that left my yard, driveway and surrounding forest...
Read the Full Post »

Supermoon Eclipse September 27, 2015

October 01, 2015 - I among millions of others photographed the Supermoon Eclipse of September 27, 2015. A good refractor with tracking was...
Read the Full Post »

Blue Moon Over Portuguese Cove

August 05, 2015 - The blue moon rise at Portuguese Cove happened at 7:42AM, July 31. I took the following photographs about 13 hours later...
Read the Full Post »

Master of Light and Dark

May 05, 2014 - · Hans Toom: Master of light and dark By Beverly Clarkson, Chebucto News May 2014 If you happen to be a senior who is l...
Read the Full Post »

Northern Cardinal at Portuguese Cove

April 01, 2014 - Northern Cardinals are not often seen here in Portuguese Cove. Our home faces the coastal barrens and the surrounding fo...
Read the Full Post »