Saturday, 5 April 2014

Finally.. Spring Arrives

Winter this year seems to be never ending, friday was our first real nice sunny day with temperatures just slightly above zero. People were out jogging in shorts and tee shirts! The ducks and other birds at Quidi Vidi seemed to be enjoying this sunny day as well. It was my first time shooting in 2014 with out my snow pants and a winters hat on. Below are a few images from Friday evening at the lake.

Drake Northern Pintale

Drake Wood Duck

Only a few days ago i was watching cormorants struggling to survive here in Paradise, this was the first time I've seen cormorants this far inland. Almost all were juvenile.

Cormorants looking lost next to a frozen river last week

 Cormorant next to the Health sciences centre. Another bird that decided to move inland

Monday i head to St.Brendan's Island to search for some possible ivory gulls and any sea birds that are amongst the sea ice. Also i will be dropping off more nest boxes to Terra Nova National Park for anyone who is willing to place one. All the snow must surely be delaying the small owls from nesting and giving us a little more time to place boxes. I am now counting down the days until Brad & I are down on the southern shore photographing everything from Caribou to Horned Larks in just a few weeks!

The excitement of spring!

St.Brendans Island 

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