The original idea, my plan I may say, was to create videos, maybe even longer documentaries, of wildlife in Canada. As usually, I worked on this project not only to get it somehow done but to approach it methodically and fill out all the gaps. Having starting with the small Lumix pocket camera shooting photos of ants on flowers, I prepared a list of what I need to learn on the way to get there. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
For the last day in St. John’s, I decided to take a drive South to Cape Spear, specifically to see if I can spot some whales. Whales indeed appeared and they provided a spectacular show. Continue reading
On my first day, I noticed the individual character of many entrances while walking through the streets downtown of St. John’s, NL. Here a small collection. Continue reading
It’s about time for a short review on what I have seen so far on my trip to Newfoundland. I still have three days more and I may be able to add some more new observations or I may be able to take better photos of what I have already seen. Continue reading
I returned to the same place where I saw the other day a juvenile Bald Eagle with the objective to see if I can spot the adults. And I did. I saw two adults and again a juvenile, maybe the same from the other day. Continue reading
Stubborn! It worked with the second intend. Walking along Kent’s Pond and then down to Long Pond, I passed Pippy Park and found the Fluvarium I was looking for the other day.
All the people walking or running along the lakes and river definitively doesn’t help spotting birds and other animals. Nevertheless, I saw Dark-eyed Juncos, American Goldfinches, American Crows, American Black Ducks, Northern Pintail, Common Terns, an Osprey circling over the lake at high altitudes, a sparrow like bird which I am not able to identify and flocks of European Starlings. Even a squirrel crossed my path. The first squirrel I saw here in St. John’s.
Here the unidentified sparrow like bird. Can you assist me with the ID?
A two hour hike along the eastern shores of Newfoundland from Flatrock Cove to Torbay. There was a strong wind from land side which may, a bit stronger, could have pushed us off the cliff. Said this, the difficult part was the first part, even for a Swiss, the rest was easy hiking.
I spent two hours taking photos of birds before we actually started the trail. This explains why the sky still was cloudy on the first shot and later all clouds are gone.
I spotted dolphins! Besides that, a lot of gulls but also Northern Gannet, Black Guillemot and Semipalmated Sandpiper. I will share these shots on my FB page dedicated to Nature Photography: https://www.facebook.com/MuuuhMedia/
For the complete collection of all species I have seen and I was able to take a photo: https://xcmsmedia.appspot.com/species?view=selector
All landscape photos of the gallery above have been taken with iPhone 7 and published without any editing.