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Barred Owl, Nashville Warbler and Killdeer
During our visit to Mount Uniacke Museum Estate park yesterday to see and photograph the Painted Trillium we were surprised and delighted to spot a Barred Owl. It actually moved closer to us and was chattering suggesting a nearby nest. Unfortunately, the owl was back lit(as usual) which compromised my photos.
On our visit to the gypsum lands of West Hants County to enjoy early Ram's Head Orchid and Yellow Lady's-slipper Orchid we found the resident Killdeer. Both parents were dutifully protecting their young, little more than puff balls on stilts.
Last Saturday I had an interesting experience with a Nashville Warbler. It was interesting for two reasons; firstly, it sang a three part song much like a Tennessee Warbler which had me confused for a time, and secondly, it was low down in roadside foliage working the seed heads. Usually, the Nashville Warbler is high up in the trees and elusive but not this one.
Puff Ball on Stilts
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