Shelburne Birding

San on the Lam

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

One of the great things about being retired (especially early retired) is the ability to just go off somewhere. We’ve had a few very cold days here in south-west Nova Scotia (known as the Banana Belt to the rest of the province, but we can still get a little cold at times), with snow, that has tended to keep us indoors. Today was still quite cold, but bright and sunny, and we were ready for a ride out. We were going birding, of course; a new list (for 2019) had started on 01 January, so we were keen to see some new species.

We started out well, with a Thick-billed Murre, glimpsed as we crossed the causeway from Cape Sable Island, where we live. After a quick U-turn, we went back across the causeway to the car park at North-East Point to get a better look. It wasn’t a new…

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