Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hudsonian Godwit

I'm not sure how many of the these shots were of the same bird. They may all be different individuals.
At the time I counted 7 birds in the lake in the same general area. July 19, Mathew's Lake NS.

Black Skimmer

This is another bird blown in by Tropical Storm Arthur. There were quite a few birds in the province but this was the
only one I found. I was hoping to get shots of it skimming but the day I managed to get some happened to be a foggy evening.
July 13, Mathew's Lake, NS.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bald Eagle

I haven't had much luck getting close to eagles in the past. That changed yesterday when this adult surprised me.
July 15, East Jordan.

Red-necked Phalarope

I wish the lighting had been better for this shot but you rarely have any control over that.
I was just happy to see one of these guys in breeding plumage. July 9, Hemeon's Head.

Storm Blown - 5 Tern Species

Least Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Forster's Tern

Gull-billed Tern
All these pictures were taken on July 7, two days after Tropical Storm Arthur. None of these birds are native to Nova Scotia and are only rarely seen. To find them all on the same day is pretty incredible.

Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler

This shot is from the day of the storm - July 5. Many birds were foraging near the ground because of the high winds.
I was photographing hummers when this bird arrived and stayed long enough to have his picture taken. I wasn't
as lucky with a Black-throated Blue which was feeding at the hummingbird feeder.

Another Hummer

Time to update the blog after a couple weeks of inactivity partly due to 6 days without power after Tropical Storm Arthur.
 This shot is from early July.