Collection – Grand Manan

/ Collection – Grand Manan
Collection – Grand Manan 2018-02-14T22:11:29+00:00

Grand Manan Island in the Baie of Fundy is full of birds, great scenery and surrounded by whales

  • Daily accounts of the trip to Grand Manan with descriptions and a good few more photographs are available – see links at the foot of this collection

Whale of a Tail

The tail of a Humpback Whale seen on a pelagic birding trip from Grand Manan

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Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Not at all a common species – pleasing to find in foreshore reed beds

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Semi-palmated Sandpipers

These shorebirds congregate in tens of thousands on the shore of the Bay of Fundy as a stop-over in their late summer southwards migration. Something like half the entire world population were present this day.

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Atlantic Puffin

A three hour boat trip out to Machias Island found a huge colony of seabirds – including many, very cooperative, Puffins

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Bald Eagle

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Ruddy Turnstones

… with seals

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Pelagics

Another long boat trip to see whales in theory but we just “happened” to see good birds as well 🙂

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Night time

Fishing boats in harbour

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Phalaropes

Great rafts of these migrating small birds far out at sea

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Swallow tail Lighthouse

Now run by a preservation trust, satellites have made it redundant

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Burrowing Owl

A wanderer, very far from home but making a good living along the shoreline, much to the delight of visiting birders

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South End

The southern tip of Grand Manan island

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“Brown” Butterfly

ID to be determined

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Checkerspot Butterfly

… on Joe Pye Weed

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More Puffins

Everybody likes Puffins … so here are some more

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Fish drying sheds

Heritage buildings these days

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Dawn

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Common Tern

On Machias Island – quite a large colony as well as Arctic terns

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