|Peggy's Cove On A Good Day ( Image By Marinas.Com)|
After we settled into our pitch we managed a short walk around the shore and wooded areas of the campground during a lull in the weather. Unlike our trips to the west coast of Canada, where Steller's Jay were the norm, Blue Jays are the east coast variety and several were seen during our walk. One thing that has surprised me is the amount of Great Blacked-backed Gulls in the area, by far the most common thus far, and in fact a new Canadian species for me, having not seen one during my previous trips. Herring Gulls are also plentiful in numbers and with visibility very poor we're yet to record any other Gull species.
Belted Kingfisher, and Great Blue Heron around the sea inlets, plus a slight surprise when a Turkey Vulture drifted over, quite unexpected until a quick look at my Sibley's Guide does list them on the southern areas of Nova Scotia.
The rest of our walk produced a stunning summer plumage Purple Finch, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Black-caped Chickadee and Common Grackle before the rain returned.
|Spring Peeper - (Library Image)|