Monday, 29 September 2014

East Jordan - September 25

This was a day of relatively co-operative subjects and great light. Great Blue Heron, Goldfinch and Wood Ducks.
 I ended the Wood Duck session early when I lost patience and attempted to get closer than I should - hence the final flight shot.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Late Summer Shorebirds - September 20, Mathew's Lake

Hudsonian Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit

Red Knot

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Plovers

Semipalmated Plover

Sunday, 21 September 2014


This was probably the best shot of the day, at least at the lake. Sept. 16, Mathew`s Lake.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

An Afternoon at West Head, NS - Sept. 15, 2014

American Kestrel

Savannah Sparrow


Whimbrel and Asters

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler - September 10, 2014 - Pembroke shore Yarmouth county, NS

A Day at Mathew's Lake - September 7, 2014

American Golden Plover - Juvenile

Northern Harrier -Juvenile

Great Egret

White-rumped Sandpiper

These birds are generally fairly common here in late summer. They arrive later than the Least and the
Semipalmated and associate with the other peeps but are a little larger in size. August 31, Mathew's Lake.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Least Sandpiper

This was one of the first shots of the day in a day that had many. I thought I would post it last since
it's probably my favourite. You can see how low the sun still was by the shadow of the bird's bill.
Aug. 30, Mathew's Lake, NS


This was the most co-operative Whimbrel I have ever come across. I was happy to be able to get
so many great shots of what can be a difficult subject to photograph. Aug. 30, Louis Head, NS

Another Pectoral Sandpiper

This is my second Pectoral Sandpiper post in the last little while. I thought this was too good not
to include it here. He/she had just finished preening and looks a bit ragged.
Aug. 30, Mathew's Lake.

Stilt Sandpiper with Yellowlegs

I was hoping to have something fly in to photograph when a flock of birds arrived.
I was exited when the Stilt Sandpiper appeared from behind a grass hummock. The Lesser
Yellowlegs here gives a nice comparison of size and colouration.
Aug. 30, Mathew's Lake area.

Black-bellied Plover

These are possibly three individual birds all photographed in the same spot.
Aug. 30,  Mathew's Lake, NS

Peregrine Falcon

I noticed this bird as it attempted to grab a juvenile Herring Gull. After perching in a tree
for a few minutes it took flight and seemed to change course to check me out.
Aug. 30, Mathew's Lake area.