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The Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Expedition

June 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

I took my annual Cape Chignecto Provincial Park adventure last Tuesday. I left early, 6AM, from Halifax and spent the day birding and photographing in the park despite the unmarked road closures. I returned on Wednesday and visited a few locations on the way home. Despite the cooperative weather, cloudy bright, birds were not plentiful or active. I particularly missed seeing or hearing Mourning Warbler, Swainson's Thrush and Eastern Wood-pewee, my target species for the trip.

The Usual Spectacular Clouds between Cape d'Or and Cape Chignecto

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Alder Flycatcher

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American Redstart

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The Minas Basin at Low Tide

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Blackburnian Warbler

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Canada Geese Family on Parade

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Cape d'Or

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Cape Split

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Eastern Bluebird at Feeder not Bird House

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Advocate Harbour Wharf and Fishing Vessels

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Five Islands Provincial Park

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Grey Catbird

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Hermit Thrush

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Scenes on Route

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Minas Basin at Low Tide

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Ovenbird in Motion

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Red-eyed Vireo

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Ruffed Grouse

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Song Sparrow

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White-throated Sparrow

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Yellow Warbler

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