The Backshore Bird Blog

Early October Bird Sightings on the Shore and Summer MIMIC Report

Winter residents are returning to or passing by the island and coastal waters. Common Loons share their melodic calls with us in Ryefield Cove in the early morning hours of September 13 (ML). There is silence for several days – perhaps these individual loons are in route to a warmer winter home, south of here. Before dark on October 2nd, as storm clouds rest on the eastern horizon, Northern Gannets feed offshore as noted by their distinctive diving behavior. From great heights they plunge as straight as an arrow released from a bow into the surface waters - their white plumage contrasting against the steel grey horizon. The following evening, with dark clouds still hanging on the horizon, la

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