Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cattle Egret

Thanks to Bill for giving me a heads up about where to find this bird. I watched it pull an earthworm
out of the lawn and devour it.  I assume that's what it's searching for in these photos.
November 23, Shelburne NS.

Barred Owl

About to pounce on a mouse - well I'm not entirely sure it caught what it was after but it seemed to be
eating something shortly after.


I'm not sure if this bird was more interested in hunting or resting, it seemed to be doing a little of both.
November 22, Brighton Road, Lockeport NS.

Snowy Owl

One of two Snowy Owls at West Head November 22.

American Pipit

Sometimes you don't need to be that close to get an interesting shot.
November 22, West Head

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I'm very happy to have this bird back after an absence of a few months. Maybe she will stick around
for this winter as well. November 21, East Jordan

Monday, 17 November 2014

Pine Warbler

This bird was mixed in with a large flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. It's still in it's first year and
so doesn't have the bright colours of an adult. November 16, Hemeon's Head.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Some Yard Birds

Fox Sparrow

American Goldfinch

Fox Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee
A few shots of birds seen in my yard over the last week. The Fox Sparrow seems to have left and there has been
a Winter Wren which has mostly eluded my camera lens.

More Green Heron shots

These were taken on the same day as the American Coot pictures - November 4, Louis Head NS

Friday, 7 November 2014


White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

There have been several nuthatches in my yard in recent days. This is the first time I've had a
White-breasted come to the feeders, November 5-6, East Jordan, NS

American Coot

I went looking for the Green Herons but found this bird instead. Strangely there were two of these occupying
the same two ponds as the herons - with the bonus being that the adult Green Heron was still there.
November 4, Louis Head.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Green Herons

This was the typical view I was getting when I first found this bird, that is, the heron flying in the other direction.

Eventually the bird flew back to it's original location where I managed to take several shots of it.

It managed to catch fish on more than one occasion.

When I was reasonably happy that I had enough shots I headed back to the car and started for home only to startle
the bird in the second pond near the road.  I stopped and took a few more shots surprised it let me get this close.

Eventually it flew to the far side of the pond.

I took a couple more shots and left. It was only after reviewing my pics that I realized I had two different birds.
It should have been obvious given that this bird is a bright adult whereas the other is likely a bird in
it's first year.  October 31,  Louis Head.