Monday, 7 September 2020

Only a four hour flight away ....

…………. Only kidding ~ its not some exotic destination in the Caribbean, it is in fact just down the road from us.

With a couple of buddies visiting from Ontario (who had completed their required 14 days of Covid-19 isolation), we decided in absolutely perfect weather, to drive south down the coastal route and take in a few of our local beaches. They included, Carters Beach, Beach Meadows, White Point Beach and Cherry Hill Beach.

There was a Haar which came inshore at Carters and stretched along all the 50km which encompassed the four beaches mentioned.

See more about a Haar here at “Is it a Haar …?” ~ https://southshoretidewatch.blogspot.com/2020/06/is-it-haar.html

All pictures below are of Carters Beach except for the last four which are taken at White Point Beach




















Piping Plovers on Cherry Hill Beach

Friday, 28 August 2020

Saving little birds (we hope ..)

A couple of days ago a little Ovenbird was found dead on the front deck of the house. It was obvious that he had flown into the window so hard that he stunned himself.

There are a few trees out front which causes a constant reflection; over the summer with the increased number of birds around us, we have noticed on occasions they are hitting the window thinking it is a tree.

After a google search, a hopeful solution to the issue is now being tried out. Vertical white lines three inches apart drawn on the window using an Art Paint Marker, the lines apparently deter birds from flying into the reflection ~ I hope it works ..

An Ovenbird

The reflection

The vertical lines


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Toad Buddy has a little pond …..

Our new resident was again out and about today providing moments of entertainment. With the hose nozzle set on the fine mist setting, it is amusing to see Toad Buddy come up close for a soaking. Later in full view of the little guy, I made a small pond, soon after he was in there trying it out …




Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Meet Toad Buddy ....

 He (or she) has been in residence now for a few weeks.

We are finding much care and caution is required when navigating around the garden, a few times over the last couple of days Toad Buddy, has been very close to meeting the sole of a shoe.


Monday, 17 August 2020

It’s a rainy day, so ….

…… with not much else to do, I thought that I would put together some photos that Linda and I have taken of our recent feathered visitors.


Blue Jay ~






Mourning Dove (which I initially thought was a Wood Pigeon) ~



Mallard Duck ~



White-Breasted Nuthatch ~



 

Dark-Eyed Junco ~





Humming Bird ~