Author Archives: Paul McClung

Its Just About Spring

Yaah right. Its March 2nd….. cold……snowing lightly…..feels about as much like spring as I feel like 18. Winter in Lochaber is the time for cross-country skiing, curling, doing puzzles, and maybe working in the basement. Always tending the wood furnace…..always … Continue reading

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Wow….Look whats on the feeder

And then there are the special moments that bring joy and excitement to a day that might desperately need a lift. This often occurs in late winter and early spring and that’s the time we need a lift the most. … Continue reading

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Ten More Common Bird Feeder Birds

Now that you have you bird feeders out and active the winter fun begins. My feeders are outside my living room window where I love to recline on my settee and have breakfast while watching Canada AM every morning. There … Continue reading

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Bird Feeder Birds of Lochaber

Birding is the fastest growing out-door recreational activity in North America. It is one of the only outdoor activities that makes no demands on the environment.   The easiest way to start is to put out some winter bird feeders, … Continue reading

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The Big Quiet

Lochaber is all about summer. The cottage people begin arriving in the spring, properties get spruced up and wharves get resurrected. The first boaters appear on warm afternoons and the rowers are out at dawn. Traffic on the road increases … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrew

Funny how a person becomes more thoughtful as they age. I remember chasing a short-tailed shrew around the basement a few years ago and finally killing it with a swatter. That’s a mistake.  Shrews are insectivores, have a very high … Continue reading

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Chanterelles – the time has come.

Ah…the time has come. Warm dry days in July followed by a healthy rain. In the woods for miles around Lochaber the chanterelles are beginning to stir. In a few days, like magic, little beads of gold will begin to … Continue reading

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Local Birder Wins Bird Quiz

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Announcing Harriet MacMillan, North Lochaber is the winner of the Lochaber Strawberry Festival bird quiz, winning a bird feeder and a bag of black oil seed kindly donated by Shur-Gain Feeds ‘N Needs, Antigonish. Harriet successfully identified all of the … Continue reading

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