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New local patch - Baxter's Harbor, Nova Scotia (1 Viewer)


Richard stern
Last Fall we bought a cabin on a half-acre piece of wooded slope overlooking the Bay of Fundy at Baxter's Harbor, Nova Scotia, about 20 minutes from our house in Kentville, in the Annapolis Valley. Behind us is an area of mixed woods, logging trails, and alder patches. In the last few weeks I've been exploring here, and have discovered a hitherto un-birded area that has proved just great for wandering around and birding. The list for the last 2 weeks is -

Am. Kestrel
R-N Pheasant
Herring Gull
GBB Gull
Mourning Dove
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Common Flicker
Alder Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Cedar Waxwing
Winter Wren
Swainson's Trush
Am. Robin
B-C. Chickadee
Red-br. Nuthatch
Gray Jay
Blue Jay
Am. Crow
Common Raven
N.Parula Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Bl-throated Green Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Am. Redstart
Mourning Warbler
Song Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Am. Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Some of these (e.g. Winter Wren, Mourning Warbler) are present in decent numbers, and are species normally quite hard to find. Unfortunately there are other critters, including Skunks, and my dog Toby (below) was squirted by one last week, and still stinks, despite several sessions with special shampoos, sprays and tomato juice. Anyway, I'll update people during Fall if they're interested.

The enclosed pics are -

Toby in a small pond after being "skunked", and the view over the Bay of Fundy from the area at sunset.


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Charles Harper

You bet. Lovely spot, Richard-- have fun! If you can scope the bay, you ought to be able to add a lot of seabirds to your 'Seen from the Veranda' List, too...

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