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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 20, July 18

July 19, 2021

The Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows will fledge (obtain flight feathers) tonight or tomorrow morning. I will visit them probably for the last time tomorrow. These species have similar requirements for nest box size and hole size and placement.

The adults of both species have been very careful about not revealing their nest box location, often waiting patiently on a post until I leave or back well away although I am not that close since I am using a 1200mm lens.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird 180Eastern Bluebird 180 Eastern Bluebird 181Eastern Bluebird 181

Peek-a-boo

Eastern Bluebird 182Eastern Bluebird 182

I see you both

Eastern Bluebird 183Eastern Bluebird 183

Down the hatch

Eastern Bluebird 184Eastern Bluebird 184 Eastern Bluebird 185Eastern Bluebird 185 Eastern Bluebird 186Eastern Bluebird 186

....and a job well done.

Eastern Bluebird 187Eastern Bluebird 187

See you next year.

Eastern Bluebird 188Eastern Bluebird 188

Fritillary

There are six Fritillary species in Nova Scotia. The tabulation below is for all of Canada. The species shown in red are Nova Scotia's records.

Subfamily Heliconiinae – fritillaries

Fritillary 180Fritillary 180 Fritillary 181Fritillary 181

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush 180Hermit Thrush 180 Hermit Thrush 181Hermit Thrush 181

Hermit Thrush 182Hermit Thrush 182

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting 180Pearly Everlasting 180

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow 180Tree Swallow 180 Tree Swallow 181Tree Swallow 181 Tree Swallow 182Tree Swallow 182 Tree Swallow 183Tree Swallow 183 Tree Swallow 184Tree Swallow 184

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer 180White-tailed Deer 180 White-tailed Deer 181White-tailed Deer 181

Yarrow

Yarrow 180Yarrow 180