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Pine Grosbeak

December 30, 2019 - The Pine Grosbeak is widespread in Canada and a short distance migrant,.... if it migrates. It is primarily a Canadian b...
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Painted Bunting

December 29, 2019 - I photographed this Painted Bunting last summer. My photographs should have been better but for some reason they lacked...
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Atlantic Puffin

December 27, 2019 - Our tour boat followed the shoreline where alcids and puffins were breeding. Visible were Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Co...
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Humpback Whale

December 27, 2019 - These photos of the Humpback Whale are unusual, possibly rare. I was on a tour boat that was tossing and bouncing in nea...
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Northern Gannet

December 24, 2019 - In Newfoundland they call it the Great Northern Gannet, certainly a more fitting name for this magnificent bird than the...
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Pileated Woodpecker

December 23, 2019 - The Pileated Woodpecker is all together; elegant, audacious, colourfull and loud. If all the woodpeckers in all the land...
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Lincoln's Sparrow

December 20, 2019 - The Lincoln's Sparrow is easy to identify from its marvelous and melodic song. Otherwise look for the sharpish demarkati...
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Crested Caracara

December 19, 2019 - The Crested Caracara is the national bird of Mexico. It hunts by flying and running, pouncing on its prey. Like the Bald...
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Glossy Ibis

December 10, 2019 - The Glossy Ibis is an annual regular to Nova Scotia. I see them every year but not always close enough for photographs....
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Ivory Gull

December 09, 2019 - I've seen two Ivory Gulls in my life. The first one was an immature bird and my photographs did not do it justice. The s...
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White-faced Ibis

December 08, 2019 - The White-faced Ibis is a mega rare bird in Nova Scotia whereas its first cousin the Glossy Ibis is an annual regular. L...
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Nelson's Gull

December 07, 2019 - The Nelson's Gull is a hybrid between a Glaucous Gull and a Great Black-backed Gull. It took a great deal of head scratc...
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Great Egret

December 07, 2019 - The Great Egret is not a rare bird in Nova Scotia but certainly hard to find at imes. It's usually more numerous in the...
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Purple Sandpiper

December 06, 2019 - The Purple Sandpiper is a nifty bird. It spends its summers further north and winters along our coast although some can...
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Carolina Wren

December 05, 2019 - The Carolina Wren is an absolute stunner of a bird. This one was a treat to visit in its snowy home. It resided in a woo...
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Spotted Towhee

December 04, 2019 - The Spotted Towhee, a mega rare bird, was recognized as a seperate species from the Eastern Towhee(Chestnut-sided Towhee...
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

December 03, 2019 - The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is my favourite shorebird. It's uncommon, not rare, but hard to find in its usual weedy loca...
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White Pelican

December 02, 2019 - This post is about my continuing series of old photographs from the early days of digital photography. The White Pelica...
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