Sunday, 7 September 2014

Back on the east coast!

Yesterday evening, Laura and I hopped on a plane and flew to Nova Scotia to spend the next week. Since we began dating 5 years ago I have visited her and her family twice each year - this was my 11th trip already, and 6th for either late August or early September.

Laura's parents live on a gorgeous lake about half an hour outside of Halifax. An old railway line runs along the east side of the lake and can often be very productive for flocks of warblers, vireos, chickadees, and other songbirds. I have had some success over the years here at the lake, with highlights being Warbling Vireo and Bicknell's Thrush during autumn migration.

This morning was overcast and fairly calm so I decided to do the ~ 5 km loop around the lake. While I didn't see any rarities this time around, it was a great walk with quite a few birds including several warbler flocks. Here are a few photos from the excursion!

White-throated Sparrow

Black-and-white Warbler

Canada Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Swamp Sparrow

Black-and-white Warbler

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