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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:

DJan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Catarina said...

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

Silver Willow said...

you are so knowledgeable!

Mage said...

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

William Kendall said...

The pheasant is my favourite.

bill burke said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

Ginnie said...

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.

Andrea said...

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

Anvilcloud said...

Life is busting out all over.

jenny_o said...

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!

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

They are here in full force now Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I love the markings on that creature William.

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

It is indeed, finally AC.

Marie Smith said...

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

Barbara said...

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.

Marie Smith said...

I would love to see inside that nest too Barbara.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Rhodesia said...

Love this post. Cheers Diane

Marie Smith said...

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