Peter Gadd

Bird photos for 2012 on Flickr

Tuesday April 17th – interesting day: Battle of Beaver Island (MM)… Canada Geese pair attacked other nesting pair by water from the north and battle ensued. Could not tell who won, they were wearing the same uniform! Visit to Hay Island resulted in seeing a number of interesting song birds as well as some usual waterfowl. Day ended with a visit (contrived) from a pair of barred owls.

Photos on Flickr  Use the slide show feature and Show Info .

Surf Scoters at Escuminac Wharf April 10 2012. (Also seen where Rock Pigeons, Song Sparrows, Crows, Snow Buntings, Great Black-backed Gulls. Ring-billed Gulls, Great Blue Herron, Double Crested Cormorants, Surf Scoters, Black Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Northern Gannets.)

Good Friday morning at the Miramichi Marsh: (top 3 photos)

Downy Woodpeckers, Ring-billed Gulls, Red-winged Blackbirds, Canada Geese, Common Snipe, Green-winged Teals (5 drakes, 1 “girl”), Ring-necked Ducks (8 drakes 1 “girl”), Grackles, Pied-billed Grebes (3), Hooded Merganser (1 drake), Mallards (about 5 pr), Black Ducks (1 pr), Song Sparrows.  No Tree Swallows yet but Deana says they have arrived in southern NB so any day now.

Miramichi Marsh March 26

Miramichi Marsh March 24

Some arrivals in the Strawberry Marsh area (March 22, 2012) First 5 photos – and the Turkey Vulture at home!

We had a Turkey Vulture fly through our property (in the vacinity of the Kinsmen Pool) this evening (March 22, 2012). I had my camera gear but fumbled badly trying to get a good shot …..

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I went to The Tantramar Marsh on March 6 hoping to see “you know what” … alas .. however I did see Rough-legged Hawks (6+), immature Bald Eagle (1) Bald Eagle (1) , Ring-necked Pheasants (4) Crows/Ravens, American Robin (1) muskrat (1) .

>  A Study of Black-capped Chickadees (and a few Blue Jays!) 20120226  (Use the “Slideshow”  for most convenient viewing.)

This Ruffed Grouse (below) was feeding on Poplar buds, walking uncertainly out on thinner and thinner branches. Millbank Nature Trail – February 12, 2012.

Bird photos 2011 Flickr

Visitor this morning to our garden (Pileated Woodpecker).

Female Pileated Woodpecker

Female Pileated Woodpecker

There were two Robins in the garden January 4, 2012.


  1. Is it a regular visitor?

    • One flew though a couple of months ago. Ann A. who lives nearby has seen one around here recently.

  2. I had trouble “accepting” the invitation to be an author .It came up error and I was unsuccessful cutting and pasting as well .

  3. Nice photos of the Ruffled Grouse. Is the Millbank Trail groomed for hiking all winter or did you snowshoe in?

    • The snowshoeing was very good. The trail is well used. It was a lovely walk.

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