Sunday, July 1, 2012
St. Lawrence Seaway & Gulf
While watching thousands of birds feeding from Pointe Ste-Pierre: "Thar she blows" 6-8 Humpback Whales put on quite a show over a 2 hour period - spouting, backs rolling, and tail wags.
Just into New Brunswick, we watched a Fisher cross the road in front of us. More people speak English here which is a relief to us non-French speaking folk. We turned our clocks forward again into the Atlantic Time Zone.
We found a small park to stay at Maisonnette Point where we surprisingly found 7 species of shorebirds including nesting Willets and Red Knots in breeding plumage.
Another coastal point of interest included a boardwalk through a short-grass marshland bearing a colony of Nelson's (Sharp-tailed) Sparrows. Adjacent to the marsh were hundreds of black floats, according to locals, marked the large Oyster "seed beds"
Tomorrow we head south toward Nova Scotia as we continue our Canada journey.
Happy Canada Day & U.S. Independence Day! Ty & Ida Baumann