We’re Back!

For those who don’t know, the hiatus in drivel published on this blog came about because Sandra and I went to Australia for the best part of a month. It was a great trip, lots of birds and lots of memories, it was also a trip we couldn’t have done without Mike and Sandra MacDonald taking care of our cats and keeping an eye on our house (called Dunblevin, used to be a pastors house, work it out!). One of the cats took it well, the other camped under a chair for the duration and has still not fully forgiven us! This trip was a first for both of us although it is quite likely that I have ancestors who had previously made the trip unwillingly. Sandra does have a cousin out there but our schedule precluded a visit, this time.

I had intended to run a diary in the pages of this blog (see the tab above) but circumstance denied it. Now we are back I am going through the 7500 images and 186 sound recordings slowly and doing posts as and when I can, the first one is up and covers our stay at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in the Lamington National Park.

Trying to get back into the swing of Nova Scotia birding requires the cooperation of the body and Jet lag is telling me I should be sleeping when, in fact, I should be out birding. Today (October-01) I took a punt on the easterly winds bringing in a few sea birds to Baccaro, it didn’t, so I spent time in the wet looking for small birds. I did come across Wilson’s, Yellow-rumped, Nashville  and Blackpoll Warblers plus a Northern Parula and, best of all, a year bird Warbling Vireo. As I said, it was raining and the light pretty poor but I still managed a few shots. It is supposed to be wet tomorrow too but, after that, there will be treasures out there to find.

Here are today’s high ISO shots. No, I don’t know what it means either!


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