Saturday, 28 July 2012

And He's Off !

Just doing some very last minute things and then I'm off to the arctic for almost 3 weeks !!!
Expect many long posts about my trip filled with pictures when i return !

Wish me good Luck !

Friday, 20 July 2012

St.Brendan's Island Continued !

Every summer ever since i was born me and my family have travelled to the island to visit family but in recent years it has been a great time for me to go birding and it always beholds interesting birds !


This trip was no exception, with in 20 minutes of arriving i found a singing male magnolia warbler ! They are not very common and i sure wasn't expecting to see one here ! I also had a few other species in the alders that cover 40% of the island !

I also visited a sea gull and tern nesting island called shoal's island. It was almost overwhelming to see so many birds on a small Rocky outcrop in the ocean ! I should also mention to anyone that plans to go to a nesting island that it is very very stinky.......


I'm now VERY busy getting all my gear and other things I'm going to need for my trip like filters for my camera,camera batteries, hiking boots, thermal underwear and even a Newfoundland flag ! Only 9 days now !!!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

St.Brendan's Island Never Seems To Disapoint

This Past weekend i headed to St.Brendan's island to do some visiting and to do some birdwatching ! I seen many species and had a great time. I will post later this week where i will talk about what i seen and a few other things. Until then here are some photos !

Monday, 9 July 2012

Bird Feeder Update & More !

I know i have been extremely slack with the blog over the last 2 months ! Sorry !
I have been extremely busy with work and preparing for my............ TRIP TO THE ARTIC !!!!!
I applied for a scholarship with students on ice and actually got it ! So what i will be doing is flying to Ottawa on the 29th then i will be boarding a massive ice breaker with biologists and scientists and also youth my age with the same interests. There we will leave and go to many places including: northern Labrador,Baffin island, Iqaluit, and either Iceland or Greenland !!!!! Needless to say I'm extatic !!!!!!!

This picture came from here

My bird feeder has finally got some birds coming to it each and every day ! They include: black caped chick a dees, juncos, purple finches, pine siskins, American gold finches and a massive flock of juvi starlings that destroy suet !!!

On a side note i thought i should mention that i have noticed that there is alot of talk about butterfly's around and i noticed there were quite a few at long pond Saturday morning !