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Blackpoll Warbler, Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron
I had planned to search for the Blackpoll Warbler two days ago but the squalls kept me off the coastal boreal forest. Nova Scotia's boreal forest extends on a narrow strip close to the coast where the Blackpoll Warbler, a rugged bird, can enjoy the company of sun and wind bleached skeletons of long dead spruce. They do not have the gaudiness of other warblers but the simple camo well suited to their summer home. They are quintessential Canadian birds of the north.
I circled Chezzetcook salt marsh on my way to Meisner's Point to find the Blackpoll warbler. On route I found my Snowy Egret once again and also a Little Blue Heron and in a remarkable display of wader camaraderie the Snowy Egret flew further away and landed adjacent to the Little Blue Heron. I'v never seen that before or am I likely to see it again.
Lots of info on this remarkable warbler and its long distance non stop over water migration of 2500 kilometres here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpoll_warbler
It's sporting a bill full of nestling fodder.
Snowy Egret and Little Blue Heron
These waders are a long distance away necessitating severe cropping of the image. They show distortion due to rising air currents all compressed onto my film frame.
Keywords: birds of nova scotia, blackpoll warbler, canada, chezzetcook salt marsh, little blue heron, nova scotia, snowy egret
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