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Yellow-throated Warbler

April 29, 2020 - I have many photos of this handsome warbler but unfortunately most were captured with older generation equipment and are...
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Spruce Grouse

April 29, 2020 - The Spruce Grouse is quite tame but the problem as always is to find one. I've had little luck photographing this specie...
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Sundew

April 29, 2020 - The Sundew is a predatory plant worthy of any science fiction horror movie. The sticky tentacles grasp the prey, then th...
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Dawson Brook Falls

April 29, 2020 - The Dawson Brook Falls are gorgeous in the summertime when the water is lower. Unfortunately, it helps to be a mountain...
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Queen Elizabeth 2

April 28, 2020 - These are rare and prized photographs of the Queen Elizabeth 2 leaving Halifax Harbour for the last time. She was conver...
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Queen Elizabeth

April 28, 2020 - The Queen Elizabeth is the sister ship of the Queen Victoria, both members of the Vista class of cruise ships. It is sli...
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Queen Victoria

April 28, 2020 - The Queen Victoria is a miniature version of the Queen Mary 2, although I would walk the plank if I was caught saying it...
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Winter Wren

April 28, 2020 - The Winter Wren like its forest companion the Brown Creeper is easy enough to find but hard to photograph well since bot...
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Yellow-rumped Warbler

April 28, 2020 - The Yellow-rumped Warbler is early to arrive and late to leave although it does go silent late in the summer so it is ha...
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Queen Mary 2

April 26, 2020 - I have hundreds of photos of this great ship, the Queen Mary 2, the only ocean liner in the world. These samples are tak...
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Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth

April 26, 2020 - Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth entering Halifax harbour off Chebucto Head at dawn. Its rare to see these two great shi...
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Red-eyed Vireo

April 26, 2020 - The Red-eyed Vireo usually returns in late May about two to three weeks after its cousin the Blue-headed Vireo. The Red-...
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Northern Gannet

April 26, 2020 - The Northern Gannet or more properly known as the Great Northern Gannet(ask a Newfoundlander), is a magnificent flying a...
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Mount Uniacke Museum Estate

April 26, 2020 - In twenty years of visiting this estate mostly on the trails I've never gone inside the Uniacke Estate mansion or taken...
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Peregrine Falcon on Pole

April 26, 2020 - The Peregrine Falcon is the world's fastest bird while diving after prey and perhaps in horizontal flight as well. Altho...
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Kentucky Warbler

April 23, 2020 - I photographed a juvenile Kentucky Warbler last fall along with several other provincial goodies, including Prothonatory...
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White-crowned Sparrow

April 23, 2020 - The White-crowned Sparrow is an enigma for me. Its almost an annual regular for me in our back yard but I've never taken...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

April 23, 2020 - It figures that this would be the year that I was going to rent a back country yurt at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. W...
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Snowy Egret

April 21, 2020 - I used excellent equipment for these photos in the harsh light of the mid day sun and at long focal lengths. I cannot im...
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Snowy Egret

April 20, 2020 - Snowy Egrets and most herons and egrets will stay on a productive location where eels are plentiful. Sometimes they are...
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Nova Scotia Woodlands in Winter

April 20, 2020 - Just in case you were wondering what we left behind last winter here's a sampling of some Nova Scotia Woodlands in snow.
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Brown Creeper

April 19, 2020 - The Brown Creeper is the hardest non flying bird to photograph with perhaps the Winter Wren as a close second. This brow...
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Purple Finch

April 19, 2020 - The Purple Finch has been with us all winter in small numbers but now they are beginning to return in bunches. This hand...
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Snowy Egret

April 18, 2020 - The Snowy Egret is an annual regular and always welcome. Its good looks are complemented by it fishing antics, the up an...
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Prairie Warbler

April 18, 2020 - The Prairie Warbler is an annual regular to Nova Scotia, occurring infrequently in the spring and mostly in the fall. So...
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My Spirit Animal, The Pine Siskin

April 17, 2020 - I do not presume to understand cultures that embrace spirit animals, nor do I presume to understand or feel anything of...
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Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

April 17, 2020 - The Blue-grey Gnatcatcher is a nifty little bird squeaking its jumbled song as it happily forages, tail aloft. It's tame...
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Tree Sparrow

April 17, 2020 - The Tree Sparrow is a regular and reliable over-wintering bird at our feeders. It has a marvelous whistled song easily r...
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Magnolia Warbler

April 17, 2020 - I expect to do a lot of backyard photography this year; birds, butterflies, orchids and wildflowers. One of our backyard...
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White-rumped Sandpiper

April 16, 2020 - THe White-rumped Sandpiper is common and widspread during the southward migration. It is easy to find with other shorebi...
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Cedar Waxwing

April 16, 2020 - The Cedar Waxwing is widespread in Nova Scotia and gregarious. We have annual visits by this elegant bird at our multifl...
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Eastern Wood-Pewee

April 15, 2020 - The Eastern Wood-Pewee is a favourite woodland flycatcher of mine. The cry of "peee-a-weee" is a haunting reminder of ou...
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Wentworth Falls

April 15, 2020 - Wentworth Falls is also known as the Bridal Falls. I've photographed these falls, high water and low, winter, fall, spri...
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Summer Tanager

April 12, 2020 - I had excellent equipment photographing this bird but sometimes there is a price to pay for low light and shooting throu...
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Common Gallinule

April 10, 2020 - The Common Gallinule is an annual regular visitor to Nova Scotia. It crosses the border from its nesting sites in New Br...
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Pennant Peninsula

April 09, 2020 - We are fortunate here in the Halifax area to have such spectacular scenery easily accessible. One of the best trips in t...
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White-breasted Nuthatch

April 08, 2020 - The White-breasted Nuthatch is a nifty bird that displays a lot of unusual poses as it forages for edibles. Like the Red...
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Red-breasted Nuthatch

April 08, 2020 - The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a common yard and feeder bird. It's a bird I've not tried to photograph extensively but thi...
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Red-headed Woodpecker

April 07, 2020 - I have seen but never been able to photograph successfully an adult Red-headed Woodpecker. They are extremely hard to fi...
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Pectoral Sandpiper

April 06, 2020 - The Pectoral Sandpiper is a common medium sized shorebird arriving early and leaving late. It is easy to identify by its...
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Black Guillemot

April 06, 2020 - The winter Black Guillemot is easy to photograph this time of year as it fishes near wharves. Wait for it to dive and th...
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Osprey

April 06, 2020 - The Osprey is the provincial bird of Nova Scotia. The population has revived after suffering through human stupidity, th...
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White-winged Dove

April 06, 2020 - The White-winged Dove is an annual regular, not rare. The absence of spotting on the back and the much larger bill mark...
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

April 06, 2020 - The Red-bellied Woodpecker is uncommon but a confirmed nesting species in Nova Scotia. I've had them at my feeders and s...
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Compendium of Rare Bird Visits to Nova Scotia

April 05, 2020 - This post is a compendium of rare bird visits to Nova Scotia that I have personally recorded. This compendium does not i...
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Indigo Bunting

April 01, 2020 - The Indigo Bunting is an early arriving bird and much appreciative of sunflower seeds. It's relatively tame and easy to...
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Piping Plover

April 01, 2020 - The Piping Plover is one of our earliest arriving shorebirds, usually appearing in late March and early April. Martiniqu...
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