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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

June 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I took a 24 hour trip to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park on Thursday and Friday. I left Thursday afternoon and after checking in I took a look around. The view to Cape Chignecto was spectacular after an evening shower. Cape ChignectoCape ChignectoCape Chignecto The following map copied from shows my route for Friday. I follow the Eatonville Road which enters and leaves the park proper. The mid point of the route intersects a number of old logging roads none of which I have explored. The road ends at Spicers Cove where you can go to Apple River. This is a serious road in places, narrow and very rough. Your vehicle needs good ground clearance and preferably four wheel drive. I encountered a young moose along this road but photos through the front windshield were trash.

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My best photography actually occured on Friday during a rain shower. I enountered a nesting Northern Mockingbird who enjoyed hanging about on the top of a fence post. It's nest was located within an isolated shrub, a common and somewhat peculiar practise. A Red-winged Blackbird also posed.

Northern Mockingbird

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Red-winged Blackbird

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The Luppins are always a joy with their multiude of brilliant colours.



The beach ridge is covered with columbine. These may be escapees although there is a wild blue columbine.



My target bird species for this trip was the Mourning Warbler which I did find without difficulty. Unfortunately they had no interest in me so my photos are less than stellar.

Mourning Warbler

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This Mourning Warbler was in deep shadow.

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