Bay-breasted Warbler and Swainson's Thrush
I took a drive on May 24 up to The Old Annapolis Road Trail system with Bay-breasted Warbler and Swainson's Thrush as my primary subjects. I found a Bay-breasted Warbler near the foot bridge but alas there was no photographic opportunity.
Some selfish idiots that drive ATV's removed the hand rail along both sides of the bridge creating a safety hazard for hikers, presumably for their own convenience in driving their dirty noisy machines across the creek and along the Old Annapolis Road, also destroying the road for hiking in the process. A portion of the Old Annapolis Road skirts a bog known for Olive-sided Flycatcher. I did succeed in finding and photographing a Swainson's Thrush. Although I saw and heard them in their usual breeding places the bird that posed was actually beside the road.
Further down the hill is a spot where American Redstart breed every year. I heard them singing in passing and stopped for some decent photos of this handsome guy.
Keywords: American Redstart, Bay-breasted Warbler, Birds of Nova Scotia, Canada, Nova Scotia, Old Annapolis Road, Swainson's Thrush
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