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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

May 24, 2021 - The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is near to an annual regular at our place in Portuguese Cove. It usually stays for two or thr...
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Portuguese Cove Sunrise, Spectacular Once Again

March 01, 2021 - It was yet another spectacular sunrise at Portuguese Cove. I took these photos from my front deck at 24mm, the widest le...
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Spectacular Sunrise

January 30, 2021 - There was a spectacular sunrise last Thursday that lasted mere minutes as usual so I stepped out onto the porch to obtai...
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Roof Icicles on a Sunny Morning

January 24, 2021 - We were treated to back lit roof icicles this morning. This is unusual for our home since it is well insulated and has a...
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My New Birding and Wildlife Camera and Lens

January 22, 2021 - Its been a long time coming but I finally have my Sony A7R IV with Sony 200-600mm lens. I have also purchased the rather...
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Swamp Sparrow

July 28, 2020 - The Swamp Sparrow is a denizen of marshes and wet places. It has a jaunty cinnamon coloured cap with a white centre stri...
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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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Our Overwintering Birds

February 21, 2020 - It's been a quiet winter with not much avian diversity in our yard but like every year since we moved here in 2000 we ha...
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Ruffed Grouse

February 17, 2019 - This Ruffed Grouse has visited our place on several occasions, always at dusk, and in the same birch tree in our back ya...
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Barred Owl

January 12, 2019 - I glanced out our kitchen window near dusk and there was a Barred Owl sitting in a tree. This is the first Barred Owl I...
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Grey Catbird

September 11, 2018 - Grey Catbirds nested in our front yard rose bramble again this year. They celebrate before and after nesting with a sing...
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Yellow-belled Flycatcher

September 09, 2018 - I don't keep bird records but our property in Portuguese Cove is highly productive especially with migrating species. I...
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Blue Moon March 31, 2018

April 01, 2018 - The Blue Moon of March 31, 2018 is the second blue moon within 29 days. There were four full moons in three months, two...
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Orange-crowned Warbler

March 23, 2018 - An Orange-crowned Warbler is no big deal in Florida's winter but it sure is here in Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia. This d...
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Blue Supermoon

March 21, 2018 - The evening of January 31, 2018 was the time I was looking up at the night sky for the blue supermoon, the largest full...
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An Over-wintering Orange-crowned Warbler In Portuguese Cove

March 19, 2018 - Laura and I are enjoying the company of an over-wintering Orange-crowned Warbler. I don't feed it crickets, at least not...
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Ocean View Log Home at Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia, for Sale

March 14, 2018 - Phone 902-430-6340 Email [email protected] Ocean View Log Home for Sale in Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia $389,90...
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Queen Mary 2, Zuiderdam, Celebrity Summit and the Harvest Moon

October 06, 2017 - It was a hat trick this evening; Queen Mary 2, Zuiderdam and Celebrity Summit. I always try to photograph these ships ne...
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Summer Tanager

April 30, 2017 - Laura alerted me to a new bird approaching our kitchen window feeder. I blurted Western Tanager but Laura kept me out of...
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Audio Recording of Cardinal Singing Predawn

April 19, 2017 - My young male Cardinal is singing hard for a mate. I recorded it predawn this morning and scanned my camera around a bit...
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Cardinal Singing in the Morning and Brown Thrasher

April 14, 2017 - The Northern Cardinal was singing brightly this morning on our power line. It was backlit which compromises the photo bu...
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Winter of the Finch

March 31, 2017 - The lousy weather continues in Nova Scotia with more snow and wind. All the birds know it's spring though since they are...
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Northern Cardinal

March 14, 2017 - Our juvenile Northern Cardinal arrived in the summer and was soon joined by a juvenile female. These birds are a big dea...
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Supermoon November 14, 2016

November 15, 2016 - The supermoon of November 14, 2016 is the largest supermoon since 1946 and hence the closest approach to earth since the...
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Red Fox, Northern Cardinals, Brown Thrasher and Grey-cheeked Thrush

October 11, 2016 - It's been an interesting start to fall with rare birds and a Red Fox visitation. The Red Fox was a surprise as it lurked...
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Northern Cardinal and Vegetable Garden Raiding Buck

September 07, 2016 - Northern Cardinal and Vegetable Garden Raiding Buck In 16 years at our place in Portuguese Cove we've never had more th...
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Canada Day July 1, 2016, Halifax Waterfront

July 01, 2016 - Laura and I spent Canada Day, July 1, 2016, at the Halifax waterfront. The weather was perfect, mostly sunshine, some cl...
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Overwintering and Migrant Birds at Portuguese Cove

April 19, 2016 - This is a compendium of some of our over-wintering and early migrating birds from the last week at Portuguese Cove. It'...
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White-winged Crossbill, Goldfinch and Tree Sparrow

April 01, 2016 - The White-winged Crossbill continues to be a daily regular at our place in Portuguese Cove(up to and including April 4)...
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White-winged Crossbill

March 27, 2016 - A first winter male White-winged Crossbill paid us a quick visit today. It came in with a bunch of Bohemian Waxwings tha...
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Fox Sparrow and Tree Sparrow

March 23, 2016 - I photographed two of my favourite sparrows yesterday, both through two layers of window glass. Any attempt at opening a...
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CCGS Cape Roger

March 20, 2016 - The CCGS Cape Roger is a new coast guard ship for me. It sailed past our place this morning. It is primarily a search an...
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Winter's Last Gasp

March 12, 2016 - Yesterday was our winter's last gasp, surely. I took an hour to photograph some of the local scenery. Usually our snow s...
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Conjunction of Jupiter and our Moon

February 24, 2016 - After our visit to Peggy`s Cove yesterday to photograph the sunset I was just minding my own business loitering in the l...
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Grey Catbird and Friends

February 13, 2016 - A Grey Catbird arrived yesterday and was working the multiflora tangles for berries in the front and back yard. I manage...
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SPS Patiño (A14)

February 12, 2016 - The SPS Patiño (A14) arrived this morning. It passed our place off Portuguese Cove at 7:30AM. This is the replacement fo...
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Saving our Chat

January 21, 2016 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat remains alert, active and eats vigorously several times per day. It remains alive only because...
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Yellow-breasted Chat in 2016

January 03, 2016 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat remains healthy and alert. It feeds several times a day and there is no doubt now that it will...
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Yellow-breasted Chat in its First Snowfall

December 27, 2015 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat took its first snowfall in stride. The bird is active, alert, stealthy and beautiful. No distan...
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Christmas Day Full Moon, First One in Thirty Eight Years

December 26, 2015 - Laura and I arrived home about 7PM on Christmas Day and the sky was partially overcast. I hoped for a small break in the...
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Christmas Day Yellow-breasted Chat, December 25, 2015

December 26, 2015 - Our Yellow-breasted Chat was on station all of Christmas Day, eating multflora berries, grapes and yes even a chunk of s...
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Yellow-breasted Chat

December 22, 2015 - The Yellow-breasted Chat that arrived yesterday at our place in Portuguese Cove to celebrate the winter solstice with us...
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White-winged Dove

December 03, 2015 - Our White-winged Dove was back again today and offered some photographic opportunities despite the rain and gloom. I pho...
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White-winged Dove and Tree Sparrows(Winter Sparrows)

December 02, 2015 - Migration is four to six weeks late this year. Finally, on December 1, we had our first Tree Sparrows arrive at our plac...
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Sharp-shinned Hawk

November 23, 2015 - The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a regular visitor to our place in Portuguese Cove especially in the winter. These beautiful bi...
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Purple Finches and Multiflora Berries

November 15, 2015 - It's been a quiet start leading up to winter photography. Gloomy days and high winds have discouraged walkabouts. The Tr...
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Ring-necked Pheasant Behaviour

October 28, 2015 - Last winter, 2014-15, was a killer with two successive flash freezes that left my yard, driveway and surrounding forest...
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Supermoon Eclipse September 27, 2015

October 01, 2015 - I among millions of others photographed the Supermoon Eclipse of September 27, 2015. A good refractor with tracking was...
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Blue Moon Over Portuguese Cove

August 05, 2015 - The blue moon rise at Portuguese Cove happened at 7:42AM, July 31. I took the following photographs about 13 hours later...
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Master of Light and Dark

May 05, 2014 - · Hans Toom: Master of light and dark By Beverly Clarkson, Chebucto News May 2014 If you happen to be a senior who is l...
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Northern Cardinal at Portuguese Cove

April 01, 2014 - Northern Cardinals are not often seen here in Portuguese Cove. Our home faces the coastal barrens and the surrounding fo...
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