Still a few hours left before our flight back to Montreal, I walked along Kents Pond, Pippy Park, enjoying the crispy, fresh air and sunshine when this small hawk [Sharp-shinned Hawk] appeared, flying over the lake on search for some breakfast or rather brunch.
Unfortunately, I had already stored my large lens in the main suitcase and left back at the hotel, so I had to content with 70-300mm.
My visit to St. John’s has exceeded my expectations by a lot. Almost everyday, I spotted exciting species within an extraordinary setting. What I liked most about St. John’s is that the places to spot animals are so close to, or even within the city itself:
- Pippy Park, 0km: Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Sharp-shinned Hawk
- Quidi Vidi Harbour, 5km: Minke whale, Bald Eagle, Osprey
- Flat Rock Cove, 15km: Northern Gannet, Black Guillemot, Semipalmated Sandpiper
- Cape Spear, 20km: Humpback whale, Minke whale, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbills