Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunny mild day finally!

Today certainly was a mild and sunny day! Feels good to finally have a break in the weather. While driving to Digby today i sighted rafts of Eider Ducks in Petite Passage and a Bald Eagle Soaring overhead. Also sighted in Tiddville a Rough- legged Hawk with 4 crows harrassing it. There has been a number of pheasants around and i sighted one along Digby Neck peeking up from the side of the road. In the middle of the road at Lake Midway was a Ruffed Grouse, and it seemed really unconcerned about moving out of the way! Yesterday my husband sighted a Peregrine falcon in Freeport. I have also noticed a Robin hopping around the front yard at the Westport library. In the trees near the library some black-capped chickadees, common grackles, european starlings, blue jays are sighted.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter Storm

Today the wind is raw and the snow was coming down fast and furious. I guess winter decided to show itself again! School was cancelled but the power stayed on which is a plus! At my feeder today several pheasants and dark-eyed juncos, crows, and blue jays decided to brave the elements and grab some food before taking cover into the bush. This afternoon the snow has stopped but the wind is still whipping through our Island. Maybe tomorrow we will get some interesting birds blown here from the storm.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Right Whale Aerial Survey Blog

From the Right Whale aerial Survey Blog. Here is an update on number of calves since Feb 6, 2009. As of Feb 6 there was 31 calves born which was a record in 2001 of calves born. That is so fantastic. For more information on this story please visit the right whale aerial survey blog

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bird Sightings

Today was a bit overcast. When i drove to Digby i noticed in the trees 5 Evening Grosbeaks. On the Island while coming to the Westport Library i noticed 12 Cedar Waxwings and a turkey vulture soaring overhead. At my feeder 6 pheasants showed up along with 4 crows, and 5 blue jays with lots of dark-eyed juncos.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Beautiful Winter Morning

It was a beautiful winter morning beautiful sky. It was good to see the sun after such bad winter storms we have been having. Got a chance to go for a hike to Northern Light and sighted American Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees. In the harbor long-tailed ducks, 2 Common Loons, raft of eider ducks.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Banded Rock Dove

I visited a friend today who loves to feed the birds and noticed an odd color Rock Dove fly in with the other group. I asked my friend about the bird and she told me it just showed up not to long ago by itself with a band on its leg. After awhile the other Rock Doves seem to accept it but it took awhile before they did. It is very tame so I ran home to get my camera to take this picture of it. Maybe we can catch it to find out what the numbers are on the band around its leg. This number has information on where it was banded to.