4. Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia - Canada)

Sunday, 29.06.2008 + Monday, 30.06.2008 Cape Breton Island near Bangor

Campground near Bangor - Maine - with a "cats and dogs - rain"!

Sea nearby the Campground at Baddeck - Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia)

Red - Breasted Merganser

Impressions in the forest

Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

Spores

Rising - and - Going by

Cornus canadensis, Bunchberry (Hartriegel)

"Back Bay" near Baddeck  Cabot Trail Campground

Bald Eagles - (Weißkopfseeadler)

Lichen

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wet forest

Bras d´Or Lake near Baddeck

Hut at the lake

Church in Baddeck - In Baddeck you also can visit the "Alexander Graham Bell Museum" - he died at Baddeck 1922!

Patchwork - Exhibition

nice house at Baddeck

another church in Baddeck

inside the church 

Emergency-Room

At the lake

Blue Flag - Iris versicolor

Forgot-me-not (Myosotis) and  American Globeflower (Trollius laxus)

Here you can eat a delicious "Clam Chowder"

Yellow Warbler - Goldwaldsänger

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probably a Song Sparrow  (Singammer)

 

Tuesday, 01.07.2008 Big Bras d´Or + Bird Island

 

Bridge over the "Great Bras d´Or"

"Great Bras d´Or"

"Bird Island Boat" at "Big Bras d´Or"

On the boat - right to me: Pieter D. Prall (Bird-Painter from New Jersey) 

Here we go!

The Captain

Bald Eagles

Coast in sunlight

View back

That´s  Bird Island

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Kittiwakes

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Great Cormorant und Double Crested Cormorant

Double Crested Cormorant (Ohrenscharbe)

Razorbill (Tordalk)

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Black Guillemot (Gryllteiste) .... "with the sexiest red legs of the world" (our captain said)

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Common Murre (Trottellumme)

Atlantic Puffin (Papageitaucher)

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Happy!!!!

Bald Eagles

going back

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Campground - Meadow

Sail-Swallowtail

Hairy Woodpecker (Haarspecht)

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Blue Jay (Blauhäher)

Unfortunately I got no good picture! Here you find better 

 

Wednesday, 02.07.2008 "Cabot Trail" to Ingonish

 

We went on Cabot Trail - direction Ingonish

Near Saint Anns

On the way there was an absolute cooperative Bald Eagle!!!!! I stopped at once at the road - because the bird was sitting at the roadside!

nice bird - isn´t it?

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viewpoint

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Meadows with flowers

View to  "Steering Island" near Ingonish

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Orangerotes Habichtskraut

Common Buttercups (Ranunculus acris) Hahnenfuß

Sheep Laurel - Kalmia angustifolia

near Ingonish

Spotted Coral Root  -  Corallorhiza maculata

Church of Ingonish

Grey Heron

Swamp

Spatterdock (Nuphar lutea)

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate Colored) - Junko

"Steering Island"

Trip on Steering sland - View back - direction Ingonish

view east

Cornus canadensis, Bunchberry (Hartriegel)

view

Herring Gull (Silbermöwe)

 

Thursday, 03.07.2008 "Cabot Trail" to Cheticamp

 

The Northeast-coast of Cabot Trail with wonderful sunshine

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Boats - catching Lobsters

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viewpoint

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small village - perhaps Neils Harbour

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House - made of Particle Boards

Lobster Pots

When the sun shines it´s wonderful

Little stream with ferric oxide(?)

Somewhere near "South Harbour" in the far North of Cape Breton Island

Nice Landscape

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Bay St. Lawrence - the most northern point of our journey

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Cabot´s Landing Provincial Park

John Cabot

Photos from Cabot Trail

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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"Bog-Trail"

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Northern Pitcherplant (Kannenpflanze)  -  Sarracenia purpurea

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Spatterdock (Nuphar lutea)

Dragon´s Mouth  -  Arethusa bulbosa

Labrador Tea

at the 10 km long "Skyline Trail"

a fantastic Tour where we saw Moose

Spirit of Silence

perhaps Savannah Sparrow - (Grasammer) (Ipswich Population???)

White-throated Sparrow  (Weißkehlammer)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Kronwaldsänger)

perhaps.: Brewer´s Sparrow ??

White-winged Crossbill (Bindenkreuzschnabel)

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Cabot Trail - direction Chetikamp

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Meadow with Flowers

 

Friday, 04.07.2008 Whalewatching-Tour at Cheticamp

 

Church of Chetikamp

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At the Local Museum - Knotting Woman

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Here we also get a delicious "Clam Chowder"

you know, what comes now....

With this boat we made the Tour

Chetikamp

Highlands

Minke Whale (7-10 m)

Pilot Whale  (4-6m)

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Way back...

View from  Chetikamp Island

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Red - Breasted Merganser with chicks

Willet (Nordamerikanischer Schlammtreter)

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Grey Heron

Savannah Sparrow (Grasammer)

Song Sparrow

Type of Sea Pink

Blue Flag

What´s photographing there?

an unfortunately dead "Black Swallowtail" (Schwarzer Schwalbenschwanz)

Another Highlight:  Northern Flicker (Goldspecht) nesting in a Power Pole

juvenile

feeding

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What a nice bird!!!!!

American Crow

Belted Kingfisher (Gürtelfischer)

These signs show the way

south of Chetikamp

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Near Port Hastings

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Near Moncton

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