Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Day 2

After torrential overnight rain, which dampened the Spring Peeper Frogs chorus only slightly, we left Peggy's Cove after breakfast but not before checking out a large lake across from the campground, which held (2) Willet, Common Tern and Common Merganser. From here we headed south-west for would you believe, Liverpool, stopping after a short while at Cleveland Beach Provincial Park.

American Black Duck
Here a walk along the shoreline in the low cloud and drizzle produced Mourning Dove, plus our first Swallows of the visit with both Barn Swallow and Tree Swallow recorded. Several American Black Ducks were also present, along with the many Song Sparrows a single Yellow Warbler and a Double-crested Cormorant. The ever-present Great Black-backed Gull and American Herring Gull were also in good numbers.

Ever Present American Herring Gull
By mid-morning the weather cleared and the temperature rose producing a cloudless afternoon, a fantastic turn-around from only hours before. After several stops to take in the breathtaking ocean scenery and several brief views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, a new tick for Canada, we arrived at our overnight stop of Rissers Beach Petite Riviere, a Provincial Campground with stunning views overlooking the Ocean.

Record Shot of One Of Several Black Scoter
After settling in and breaking out the beers a scan of the immediate area produced good numbers of Eider, plentiful in the area and several Black Scoter. Oh and yes, the Spring Peepers are in full song tonight!