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A week on Brier Island (1 Viewer)

rb_stern

Richard stern
We have a cottage on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, and have just spent a week there. It's at the end of a long peninsula, and is a major migratory spot for birds, including hawks and shorebirds.

We had 83 bird species, about average for late August, and 4 better than the same week last year. There were no real rarities, except for 1 Baird's sandpiper that hung out on Pond Cove beach. As the week went on the numbers of everything got smaller, although at the end the strong NW wind brought some Sharp-shins and more N. harriers. Shorebirds were scattered around the Island and Freeport, with Pond Cove a bit of a disappointment - possibly because Merlins were harrassing them there. The 83 included 6 Raptors, 15 Shorebirds and 12 Warblers, although other birders on the Island ( banding at N.Point, and a group of 5 visiting Brits) saw some that I didn't. The highlight for me was not any rarity, but hundreds of Red-breasted Nuthatches all over the island early in the week - a sight I haven't seen for several years.

I'll post some pics from the week (birds, flowers, whales, scenery) in the Gallery over the next little while.

Richard
 

birdman

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Looking forward to them Richard.

When you do post, give us all a pointer in this thread.

Cheers. :t:
 

rb_stern

Richard stern
Hi,

Keep looking in the gallery latest shots over the next few days, or do a search in the gallery for all shots from rb_stern, and you'll find them.

Cheers,

Richard
 

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