Birds offer many good photo opportunities in New Brunswick. In particular, around the Minto/Grand Lake area we are lucky to have both mature and new growth forest, many lakes and rivers and of course we have the Grand Lake Meadows www.grandlakemeadows.com. Pictured below are loons, canadian geese, great blue herons, a downy woodpecker, an osprey, a pair of northern flickers, a seagull, a turkey, a ruffed grouse, a barred owl, an unidentified bird (need help on this one), a semipalated sandpiper, a carolina chickadee, and an american goldfinch. Please offer corrections on any I have wrongly identified.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
|Azzie & Wendy behind my house|
Friday, 8 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
s, that makes it the perfect time to go for a drive. Every year at the end of March, as the days get warmer and the snow starts to disappear from the farm fields, the deer emerge from their wintering grounds looking for the first new growth of spring. The geese are also returning. Wendy and I like to drive to Douglas Harbour then down to Scotchtown, around to Clarks Corner, out to Ripples and back home to Minto. Usually we can see upwards of several hundred deer. While there are deer around in the afternoon, late evening is the best viewing time. There are rumors of a partially albino deer near the government garage in Lakeville Corner but he has eluded me..... A common theme as anyone who knows my track record hunting deer will attest to.