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American Pipit

March 30, 2020 - The American Pipit is one of our earliest arriving and latest leaving birds. It is well known for its tail bobbing and "...
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Compendium of LIghts

March 30, 2020 - Nova Scotia has some remarkable lights and lighthouses including the tallest in North America at Cape Sable and the olde...
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Fall Colours in Nova Scotia

March 30, 2020 - Fall colours are always so cheery. We are lucky in Nova Scotia to have such a nice mix of deciduous and coniferous fores...
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Aspotogen Peninsula

March 27, 2020 - If cabin fever is getting to you then hop into your motorized conveyance and drive the Aspotogan Peninsula loop. Bring y...
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Lincoln's Sparrow

March 27, 2020 - Our overwintering Lincoln's Sparrows(2) have survived the winter. They pop their heads above their winter home from time...
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Maple Woodlands In Fall

March 27, 2020 - If cabin fever is beginning to develop try to think of all those lovely places and things we will all see later in the y...
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

March 24, 2020 - The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is stunning bird, male or female. It also knows how to defend itself. I volunteered at a band...
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Barred Owl

March 24, 2020 - I have encountered Barred Owls in our boreal forests in several locations in Nova Scotia. More than once it has surprise...
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Peggy's Cove Compendium

March 24, 2020 - As we all sit sequistered in our homes waiting out the covid-19 storm there is ample time to think of good times in Nova...
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Winter's Water and Ice

March 23, 2020 - Winter brought us a lot of dark and cold yet there was also beauty and tranquility. We saw the eclectic mix of colours,...
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Pine Warbler

March 23, 2020 - The Pine Warbler is one of our toughest warblers, arriving early in the migration and leaving late. It has been nesting...
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Palm Warbler

March 22, 2020 - The Palm Warbler is our earliest arriving warbler in most years. It song is a musical trill much like Chipping Sparrow a...
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Fox Sparrow

March 22, 2020 - The Fox Sparrow is one of the earliest migrants. It has a wonderful technique of foraging, vigorously scratching the gro...
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Peggy's Cove Light at Sunset

March 22, 2020 - I much prefer sunrise photos since the human traffic is much lower. Alas this is not possible at Peggy's Cove. There are...
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Waterfalls

March 21, 2020 - Waterfalls are certainly among my favourite subjects but alas in Nova Scotia they are hard to find in readily accessible...
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Sambro Island Sunrise

March 20, 2020 - The Sambro Island sunrise is a favourite solar event of mine. The best time to see it is always in the winter when the s...
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Sharp-shinned Hawk

March 20, 2020 - The Sharp-shinned Hawk is the smallest accipiter or bird hawk. Its an elegant bird with swift highly maneuverable flight...
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Black-backed Woodpecker

March 20, 2020 - The Black-backed Woodpecker is common and wide spread. But having said that try and find one. I know where they are and...
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American Robin

March 20, 2020 - Sometimes I feel we take the American Robin and Blue Jay for granted. European jaws drop when they see these elegant bir...
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Grey-cheeked Thrush

March 20, 2020 - The Grey-cheeked Thrush has the most haunting song of any bird I've heard, except maybe for the Varied Thrush in the dee...
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Sunrise at Martinique Beach

March 20, 2020 - The trick with these photos is to combine sunrise, low tide and scattered clouds at the same time. This is a tricky comb...
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