Local Birder Wins Bird Quiz

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 quiz...

Something One Doesn’t See Every Day (By David Brown)

There’s certainly something to be said for walking, especially early in the morning.  This morning, when I was out for my daily walk, I noticed this little dark, almost black, head with beady eyes poking out through the grass along the edge of the road.  It was...

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Boy, are you lost! A little over a year ago, just before Christmas 2011, we had a most unexpected arrival at our bird feeders: a male Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  It has a bright orange head and a slight orange tinge on its belly.  Its red head looks like a slicked-back...

A Rose Breasted Grosbeak and a Bird Story, with a happy ending

A little while ago we spotted a colourful male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Now we’ve had a visit from a female, perhaps its partner.  It doesn’t have the male’s exciting colours, but does have the distinctive beak of all grosbeaks. -John Lamb and Alison...