Tuesday, 19 July 2011

NL photos

I really didn't take many photos and the ones I took weren't all that great - but at least I documented a few things.

Gannets - so common that you're even guaranteed to see them with fog so thick you can't see your hand in front of your face.

They might even peck your eyes out if you're really nice to them:

Yellow-rumped Warbler wing stretch:

Humpback Whales:

Bellevue - On Sunday my family checked out Bellevue only to be disappointed by cold windy weather and very few shorebirds:

This interesting flower was there though:

The stem appeared to be a blade of grass... any ideas?


  1. Hi Alvan, the plant looks to me like blue-eyed grass, Sisyrinchium. Not sure which species... I did a birding hike with you at Point Pelee in the spring, and just happened upon your blog. Great pics, thanks!

  2. Hi Alvan:

    sorry I missed meeting you on the pelagic trip from Trinity. The plant is most likely Sisyrinchium montanum, the most common blue eyed grass species in Newfoundland

    Gene Herzberg