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Pectoral Sandpiper

September 28, 2019 - I enjoyed an early morning hike on the coastal barrens. The highlight was a Pectoral Sandpiper. A short down curved bill...
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Marbled Godwit Revisited

September 27, 2019 - I revisited the Marbled Godwit and obtained better photographs. The technique for approaching a bird is: -walk obliquel...
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Glossy Ibis

September 26, 2019 - Glossy Ibis does not photograph well in gloomy conditions. Bright reflected light brings out its glossy sheen nicely. Al...
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Yellow Ladies'-tresses Orchid

September 25, 2019 - The Yellow Ladies'-tresses Orchid is our latest blooming orchid, often blooming until the first hard frost. Inconspicuou...
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Marbled Godwit

September 25, 2019 - I photographed the Marbled Godwit from a fair distance so the photos are severe crops. There was a clutter of gulls arou...
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Black-necked Stilt

September 25, 2019 - The Black-necked Stilt, an elegant shorebird, is reported irregularly. It's probably an annual regular but that is impos...
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Sunrise Over the Atlantic Ocean and Harvest Moon

September 18, 2019 - During a rather strenuous three hour hike at times through nose high brush and grass I managed to photograph some sunris...
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More Warblers and Friends

September 18, 2019 - I've encountered even more warblers at my favourite warbler trap(not Hartlen Point). Previously seen were Yellow-throate...
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Black Skimmers Trolling

September 18, 2019 - Black Skimmers dropped out from the eye of Hurricane Dorian(post tropical storm with hurricane cat 2 winds technically)...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth Inaugural Visit to Halifax

September 16, 2019 - HMS Queen Elizabeth paid an inaugural visit to Halifax. It motored past our home but due to trees I was unable to obtain...
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Warblers and Friends

September 13, 2019 - Some of these birds were blown in by the eye of Dorian, others are normal local birds and a few migrants from central Ca...
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Dorian

September 13, 2019 - Dorian was a disaster for humans and birds with a lot of property damage in Nova Scotia. For a time almost all of Nova S...
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Harbour Traffic the Day Before Hurricane Dorian

September 11, 2019 - I toured a few local hot spots before the arrival of Dorian. Harbour traffic was the highlight plus one bird and one but...
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Naval and Cruise Ship Arrivals

September 05, 2019 - There was some interesting harbour traffic today specifically the first visit of the brand new Scenic Eclipse, a small b...
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Northern Wheatear

September 03, 2019 - I waited for a couple of hours to get these few distant photographs of the Northern Wheatear. This remarkable bird nests...
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Eastern Kingbird and Solitary Sandpiper

September 03, 2019 - I encountered an Eastern Kingbird, a frustrating bird at times as it insists on sitting on wires with its nose to the wi...
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Northern Flicker, Solitary Sandpiper and Friends

September 03, 2019 - Here are a few fall migrants that were good enough to pose. Least Sandpiper Magnolia Warbler Northern Flicker also...
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