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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I visited Cape Chignecto Provincial Park last week, an annual pilgrimage for me. My target species were Mourning Warbler and Cape May Warbler but alas no luck.

There a lot of photographs in this blog despite my limited one night stay. Some photographs were taken on route and while returning to Halifax.

Cape Chignecto

Cape Chignecto 1Cape Chignecto 1

Cape Chignecto 2Cape Chignecto 2 Cape Chignecto 3Cape Chignecto 3 Cape Chignecto 4Cape Chignecto 4 Cape Chignecto 5Cape Chignecto 5 Cape Chignecto 6Cape Chignecto 6

A salt marsh on the route to Cape Chignecto.  Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 1Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 1 Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 2Cape Chignecto Provincial Park 2

Cape d'Or Light Cape D'or 1Cape D'or 1 Cape D'or 2Cape D'or 2

Tidal rips near Cape d'Or.  Cape D'or 3Cape D'or 3 Cape D'or 4Cape D'or 4

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler 1Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 2Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Black-throated Green Warbler 3Black-throated Green Warbler 3 Black-throated Green Warbler 4Black-throated Green Warbler 4

Blackburnian Warbler Blackburnian Warbler 1Blackburnian Warbler 1 Blackburnian Warbler 2Blackburnian Warbler 2 Blackburnian Warbler 3Blackburnian Warbler 3 Blackburnian Warbler 4Blackburnian Warbler 4 Blackburnian Warbler 5Blackburnian Warbler 5

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1 Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2 Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3


Luppin 1Luppin 1 Luppin 2Luppin 2 Luppin and Bee 1Luppin and Bee 1 Luppin and Bee 2Luppin and Bee 2 Luppin and Bee 3Luppin and Bee 3

Magnolia Warbler Magnolia Warbler 1Magnolia Warbler 1 Magnolia Warbler 2Magnolia Warbler 2 Magnolia Warbler 3Magnolia Warbler 3

Ovenbird Ovenbird 4Ovenbird 4

Red-eyed Vireo

Swainson's Thrush Swainson's Thrush 6Swainson's Thrush 6 Swainson's Thrush 7Swainson's Thrush 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler  Yellow-rumped Warbler 3Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Alder Flycatcher Alder Flycatcher 1Alder Flycatcher 1 Alder Flycatcher 2Alder Flycatcher 2 Alder Flycatcher 3Alder Flycatcher 3 Alder Flycatcher 4Alder Flycatcher 4 Alder Flycatcher 5Alder Flycatcher 5

Blue Flag Iris Blue Flag Iris 1Blue Flag Iris 1

Cape Chignecto

Cape d'Or Cape d'Or 6Cape d'Or 6

Cape d'Or Light Cape d'OrCape d'Or


Columbine 1Columbine 1 Columbine 2Columbine 2

Grey Catbird Grey Catbird 1Grey Catbird 1 Grey Catbird 2Grey Catbird 2 Grey Catbird 3Grey Catbird 3 Grey Catbird 4.Grey Catbird 4.

Ground Hog Ground Hog 1Ground Hog 1 Ground Hog 2Ground Hog 2 Ground Hog 3Ground Hog 3

Painted Lady  Painted Lady 1Painted Lady 1 Painted Lady 2Painted Lady 2

Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 1Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 1 Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 2Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 2 Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 3Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 3 Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 4Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid 4

Rhodora  Rhodora 1Rhodora 1 Rhodora 2Rhodora 2

Ruffed Grouse Ruffed Grouse 1Ruffed Grouse 1 Ruffed Grouse 2Ruffed Grouse 2

Blue Flag Iris Blue Flag Iris 2Blue Flag Iris 2


I had to backtrack on the trail since mother and father were guarding ten little Canada Geese and I wasn't going to disturb them or get attacked. Canada Goose 1Canada Goose 1 Canada Goose 2Canada Goose 2

Eastern Kingbird

The backlighting does not help image quality. Eastern King Bird 1Eastern King Bird 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Northern Parula  Northern Parula 2Northern Parula 2 Northern Parula 3Northern Parula 3 Northern Parula 4Northern Parula 4

Proof of Life

The Pine Warbler is a new nesting species in Nova Scotia. This parent is gathering food for its young. I counted four bugs and/or grubs in its bill. Pine Warbler 5Pine Warbler 5 Pine Warbler 6Pine Warbler 6

Pink Lady's Slipper Orchid  Pink Ladys Slipper Orchid 5Pink Ladys Slipper Orchid 5

Swainson's Thrush 

The Swainson's Thrush is the greyest of our wood thrushes. Swainson's Thrush 8Swainson's Thrush 8 Swainson's Thrush 9Swainson's Thrush 9 Swainson's Thrush 10Swainson's Thrush 10