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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Birds birds everywhere 2

On our excursions around the island this spring, the birds continue to amaze us.

This American kestral sat on a wire overlooking the marshland in Tignish Shores.



Male and female Red breasted mergansers swam around with a Common merganser in a pond on the northwest coast.  



Double crested cormorants stood on the ice watching other cormorants float in the water.



This Red breasted pheasant casually crossed the road in front of us one day and walked into a field. He wouldn’t turn around and pose.


 
Northern shovelers swam in a distant pond opposite Covehead and tested the zoom of my camera.



The Osprey returned to their nests overlooking the boardwalk.



Male and female Ring necked ducks swam in a pond on the side of the road near Indian River.



The shorebirds are on their way back. Yay!







32 comments:

  1. What a fine bunch of feathered friends, Marie. Great shots, too. :-)

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    1. I enjoy watching the birds Jan. The photos are a bonus.

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  2. Oh how lovely! I really enjoyed the pheasant especially.
    Enjoy your day.

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    1. The pheasant looks like the design was painted on, don’t you think, Mildred?

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  3. I don't see those birds here. Oh... how I wish I could take pictures of those "exotic " creatures. :)

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    1. Catarina, if I can take those photos, anyone can. I have a point and shoot camera.

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    1. I am not really SW. i know enough to ask the people who know the birds.

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  5. Whaat wonderful birds. Tiz the season...only a little late this year.

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    1. They are here in full force now Mage.

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    1. I love the markings on that creature William.

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  7. Very pretty birds. You sure have a nice variety. Lovely photos, Marie!

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    1. We get a good vaariety of birds this time of year, Bill.

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  8. WoW!!! you are seeing some really amazing ducks and birds - i am not jealous ;)

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    1. Debbie, you get a better variety in New Jersey For sure.

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  9. Feathered enchantment. My mouth would have dropped open in awe and my smiles would have split my face.
    Thank you.

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    1. I feel the same every time I see a species I haven’t encountered before EC.

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  10. Your pictures are such a treat and also thanks for your recommendation of the writer Linden MacIntyre. I've not heard of him but am a voracious reader and look forward to getting acquainted.

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    1. Be sure to read The Bishop’s Man, Ginnie.

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  11. You are lucky to have so many different birds! Must be a bird-watchers dream, your area! Andrea

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    1. We don’t get as many varieties as you do Andrea.

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  12. Life is busting out all over.

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  13. I'm so impressed that you know what all the different water birds are . . . I call them all ducks :D Great photos. That pheasant is a treat!

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    1. I did that too, Jenny, until I took an interest in them.

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  14. Love the ducks. I'm partial to them. I would love to see inside the osprey nest. I love to see what/how birds make their nests.

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    1. I would love to see inside that nest too Barbara.

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  15. It's so good when the birds begin to return after winter. Love the osprey, looks exactly like mine along the beach road.

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    1. It is interesting the osprey are the same there PDP. The birds there are often so different from those we have.

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  16. Love this post. Cheers Diane

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    1. You see them everywhere too, Diane. It amazes how many birds you will see when you open your eyes to them.

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