Friday, 22 November 2013

Black Guillemot

I managed to add 3 more species to my life list; Red-throated Loon, Iceland Gull and Long-tailed Duck. This time of year, it has been challenging to find anything new around Woodstock so I travelled to the St.John area to find those three.

Gilles Belliveau helped me a great deal by creating a map of a number of areas where I could try to find a variety of species I have yet to see. I had never been around Maces Bay or Dipper Harbor and really enjoyed spending time around these fishing communities.

Here is my picture of the day, a Black Guillemot that I found in Dipper Harbor.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

House Finch, Snow Bunting

I have neglected to post for quite some time now. I had been finding quite a few new birds every week or so over the summer, but that slowed down significantly from September up until now.

There is more activity in my backyard lately compared to what I have been finding around Woodstock. I had a House Finch come for a few days for the first time not too long ago. It was actually the first I had seen in NB as well.

Over the weekend, I did happen to find around 20 Snow Buntings along the St.John River. There have been reports of them showing up around the provinces and I finally got a picture of this species. Hopefully I'll get one of the bird up close sometime as this bunch wouldn't stay still for very long.