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Spring Migrants and a Few Winter Friends

May 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

It has been a nasty spring in Nova Scotia with constant rain, wind and near freezing night time temperatures. I haven't been able to get out to my favorite haunts and the birds are at least two weeks late in arriving due to the lousy weather.

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 2Black-bellied Whistling Duck 2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 11Rose-breasted Grosbeak 11

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting 5Painted Bunting 5

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch 1American Goldfinch 1 American Goldfinch 2American Goldfinch 2

American Redstart American Redstart 1American Redstart 1

Black-capped Chickadee Black-capped Chickadee 1Black-capped Chickadee 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 2Black-throated Blue Warbler 2

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 Black-throated Green Warbler 5Black-throated Green Warbler 5

Chipping Sparrow  Chipping Sparrow 1Chipping Sparrow 1 Chipping Sparrow 2Chipping Sparrow 2

Common Yellowthroat Common Yellowthroat 1Common Yellowthroat 1

Dark-eyed Junco Dark-eyed Junco 1Dark-eyed Junco 1

Grey Catbird

They have returned to nest in our front yard rose bramble once again. Grey Catbird 1Grey Catbird 1

Hairy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker 1Hairy Woodpecker 1

Hermit Thrush Hermit Thrush 1Hermit Thrush 1 Hermit Thrush 2Hermit Thrush 2

Magnolia Warbler Magnolia Warbler 1Magnolia Warbler 1

Northern Parula Northern Parula 1Northern Parula 1 Northern Parula 2Northern Parula 2 Northern Parula 3Northern Parula 3 Northern Parula 4Northern Parula 4 Northern Parula 5Northern Parula 5


Ovenbird 1Ovenbird 1

Purple Finch Purple Finch 1Purple Finch 1 Purple Finch 2Purple Finch 2 Purple Finch 3Purple Finch 3 Purple Finch 4Purple Finch 4 Purple Finch 5Purple Finch 5

Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird 1Red-winged Blackbird 1 Red-winged Blackbird 2Red-winged Blackbird 2 Red-winged Blackbird 3Red-winged Blackbird 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-a fabulous singer Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Willet Willet 1Willet 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler 1Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2Yellow-rumped Warbler 2