December 10: A late
appears at our Suet Feeder. It is still coming on the 11th. Last
seen on the 26th.
December 4: Out with Merv Cormier to see the
Red-headed Woodpecker in Lorneville.
24: A vagrant Western
Kingbird is sighted in Fundy National Park.
October 31: Happy Halloween! We had a
show up at our feeders today.
October 19: A
Cattle Egret was sighted at a
horse farm in Quispamsis; early morning found Merv Cormier, Tammy Savoie and
myself braving the chilly air; Joyce Downey welcomed us and showed us
September 30: (or so) A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker made an
appearance, and we are starting to see Brown Creepers, Red-breasted
September: various dates, managed to get
down to INP and captured a few shots of shorebirds, peeps and others.
Gallery to be posted soon...
July 19, 2004: Thanks
to Jean-Sébastien Guénette for correcting a misidentified Peregrine in the
Grand Manan April 24, 2004
gallery; it is more likely a Merlin.
July 18, 2004:
Added a new gallery for our trip to Machias Seal Island -- many Alcids and a
Seal Island, July 17, 2004
July 18, 2004:Updated
the yard list -- Swainson's
Thrush has been regular for a month now, gathering nesting material from our
cedar mulch pile. Also, corrected the entry for Cotton Pygmy-Goose;
Peter Henderickx pointed out that it is actually a
Radjah Shelduck. My "Birds of Southeast Asia" by Criag Robson
didn't list the Shelduck at all (which I was using in Singapore), but my
"Birds of Australia" did. Figures.
2004: Heard an
Alder Flycatcher behind the barn, calling quite regularly. Will need
to check over the next few days to see if he stays put. A Red-eyed
Vireo finally made an appearance, and a Common Loon flew overhead making its
loud vocalizations. This puts our
yard count up to 53! I
think I heard a Blackpoll at dinner time, but it was brief and I couldn't
find it., and Pattie thinks she heard a Common Nighthawk or Woodcock; we
won't count any of these for now until another confirmation.
June 1, 2004: A few
changes to this page; hopefully easier to find new stuff. Several new
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona,
from May 25, 2004
- Point Pelee, May 2004
- Newtown Nature
Reserve, Isle of Wight, May 7, 2004
- Grand Manan,
April 24, 2004
May 30, 2004:
Pattie thinks she saw a Tennessee Warbler today, but isn't sure enough
to let me count it in our yard list.
May 25, 2004: A
brief business trip to Phoenix AZ and I was able to bird the morning at
Boyce Thompson Arboretum. I added a few lifers and will post a gallery
May 23, 2004: Back from Ontario, and saw
Chestnut-Sided, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Black-and-White and
Yellow-rumped Warblers in a short stroll around the backyard. A pair
of Hummingbirds are now regulars at the feeder.
May 16-19: Visiting family in Ontario, but we were able to
camp at Pelee for a couple of days. Birding was thin and more
treed than usual; I will post a gallery shortly.
May 7: While in the UK on business, I joined Chris Jarman
for a visit to the Isle of Wight, where he was house prospecting.
I spent part of the day birding the Newtown Nature Reserve. A
gallery till be posted shortly.
April 24: Bob Flood took me on his post delivery route
between Black's Harbour and Grand Manan island. It was a grey and
damp day, not a lot of birds but a good trip none-the-less.