Saturday, July 22, 2017

Birds












Birds

There is a family of gray jays that have been living on my property for several years.  We do throw out appropriate leftovers for the crows, but the gray jays and blue jays get their share as well.  That is - if the seagulls don't get it first.

The gray jays don't seem to mind us and will take food from our hands.  The blue jays around here are very skittish and won't come very close if we are outside.  I am also sharing images of a pine grosbeak.  I don't see too many of them around here, but try to get a photo or two when they are.


Years ago, I had bird feeders during the winter, but because we had 2 cats, always took them down during the summer.  We have no cats now, and there are many more birds around, especially this summer.  In case you haven't heard, people are being asked to take down their bird feeders and bird baths because of a disease that is killing record numbers of songbirds.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cape St. Mary's 7, 2002















Cape St. Mary's 7, 2002

Today's photos are the last in this series.  Except for a couple of photos, the images shared over the past 7 days were taken with my Olympus C2100 UZ, a 2.1 megapixel camera with a 10x zoom. If you are checking this post, I encourage you to visit the rest of the series on my Blog, if you haven't already viewed them. 

Several people have contacted me asking about the best time to visit Cape St. Mary's and my advice is anytime in July or August, but make sure you call ahead to check the weather.  I have been driven down there in beautiful weather only to find the Cape shrouded in thick fog.  So thick that I could hear birds and whales, but could not see a thing.

I hope you have enjoyed this series and if you want to view more images of the northern gannets, check my gallery - http://www.lanephotography.com/gannets/gannets.htm


If you would like more information about this amazing place, go to http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/natural_areas/wer/r_csme/

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cape St. Mary's 6, 2002














Cape St. Mary's 6, 2002

In 2002, I visited Cape St. Mary's, located on the Cape Shore on the southwest Avalon and have been sharing photos for the past 6 days.  I plan to finish this series tomorrow.  I hope you have enjoyed viewing the images.

Imagine raising your family on the side of a steep cliff surrounded by thousands of others.  The gannets on Bird Rock in Cape St. Mary's return each year and spend the summer months trying to raise their chicks to adulthood.  

If you would like more information about this amazing place , go to http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/natural_areas/wer/r_csme/

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cape St. Mary's 5, 2002

















Cape St. Mary's 5, 2002

In 2002, I visited Cape St. Mary's, located on the Cape Shore on the southwest Avalon. 

Besides being a great place to view northern gannets on their nests, it is also a great place to photograph individual birds in flight.  As they approach Bird Rock, birds returning to their nests tend to look down at the thousands of birds below, probably looking for its own nest.  Then they drop down and land among the crowd, usually upsetting their neighbours.  I have been there when the winds have been high and causing all kinds of havoc during landings.

If you would like more information about this amazing place , go to http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/natural_areas/wer/r_csme/

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