“Below is a delightful Printable Image Transfer to use on your French Grain Sack inspired Projects! I’ve taken a wonderful French Chicken Image and added it to an ornate Oval Wreath. The words “Le Poulet” (The Chicken) have been added … Continue reading HISTORY – Apparently the French even decorated their Grain Sacks back-in-the-day!! Check this out!
A Beautiful Painting of a Hawk’s Head created from a B&W drawing created in 1986. Click here to see more. Continue reading ART – A Beautiful Painting of a Hawk’s Head
Not just framed. Lots of variations at my FAA site. Check them out at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/rooster-art-mackay.html?product=framed-print Continue reading ART – How about a Rooster for your wall?
Krill or Euphausid Shrimp are vital forage species that are at the very foundation of life in the ocean. Fish, birds, seals, whales and even humans depend on them. Life in our oceans forms a complex food web that depends … Continue reading OCEAN LIFE: What the heck is KRILL anyway and why are they important to whales and fish?..
New artwork for your wall! – “BIRDS – A beautiful Mandarin Drake” – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/birds-a-beautiful-mandarin-drake-art-mackay.html… Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Mandarin Drake
Black Guillemot The unobtrusive little Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is one of my favourite marine birds from the Bay of Fundy area. I first encountered them up close in 1960 when I was doing research on Outer Wood Island off … Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Black Guillemot
BLUE EARED PHEASANTS! The blue eared pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum) is a large, up to 96 cm (38 in) long, dark blue-grey pheasant with velvet black crown, red facial feathers appearing as bare skin, yellow iris, long white ear coverts behind the eyes, and crimson legs. Its tail … Continue reading BIRDS: A Russian Beauty!
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This article was written 20 years ago. During that time right whales have moved northward and the presence of Phalaropes has been “up and down” according to the few reports we have received. Is anyone aware of recent studies? ******************************************************** … Continue reading The Phalarope is Fundy’s “canary” … is it dead or dying.
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Exploring the coast this summer?Don’t miss these fascinating little marine birds…living on a cliff near you!!Source: THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES – Payhip Continue reading THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES @ PayHip
Everyone loves the Puffin. With its unique, colorful beak and contrasting body colors, it can only be called “cute”. In flight it resembles a stubby cigar with inadequate wings. Nevertheless, the Atlantic Puffin is a successful Bay of Fundy seabird … Continue reading BIRDS – The Fabulous Puffin and disputed Machias Seal Island
The Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia. Follow the link to read all about this exciting bird. Continue reading BIRDS – Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia
Popular Zoologyby J. Dorman Steele, J. P. W. JenksPublished by Chautauqua Press, New York, 1887 This volume provides you with everything you need to know about the animals of the world in 1887. We have extracted most of the illustrations … Continue reading ART: POPULAR ZOOLOGY by DORMAN STEELE 1887 – Clip Art and E-book.
Looking for some great bird art for your wall, gift cards and maybe a tee shit!! Some great choices here at Fine Art America. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/art-mackay Check it out!! Continue reading ART – BIRDS OF A FEATHER – AT FINE ART AMERICA
These little guys are from out west. We have guillemots here too … one of my favorite birds in fact. Pigmots. That is what we call them. We the folks that have come to know them on a personal level. They … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Pigeon Guillemots – Cousins from Out West 2016
Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain Kennebecasis Naturalist Society Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute … Continue reading EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB
The following is an older story. However, the winter of 2021-22 is equally hard on these and related seabirds. They cannot take off from land, so be sure to contact your local animal rescue group for help. Editor EASTHAM– Wild … Continue reading CREATURES: Blown off-course, dovekies find helping hands
Only about 20 cm long this tiny little bird often confuses locals and visitors alike. Has anyone seen this fascinating little bird? Reports online indicate Dovekies (Little Auk) have been showning up on land along our coast … driven in … Continue reading BIRDS: Dovekies blown ashore will Die unless we help
The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America Though the continent has 3 billion fewer birds than it did in 1970, those losses are hard to glean because it’s the commonest species that have been hit hardest. ED YONG SEP 19, … Continue reading ISSUES – North America Lost a Quarter of Its Birds in Just 50 Years
It’s hard to beat PEI for birds and other wildlife. If you haven’t explored this amazing place yet, put it on your bucket list! Here’s a few discoveries from 9/3/2019. Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Birds and More on Prince Edward Island
Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? I grew up on the St. Croix River and well remember the swallows swooping down and feeding on the insects emerging along the river above the … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?
Source: Kittiwakes Nesting Painting by Art MacKay Continue reading ART – Kittiwakes Nesting
A collection of seabird images from contributors to the blog “I Love Quoddy Wild” and public domain sources. Compiled by Art MacKay, December 2016 Can you identify these birds? No? Check Cornell Universities guide here. Continue reading SEABIRDS – 40 good reasons to protect our Atlantic coast!
J.D. Irving fined $60,000, pleads guilty to destroying heron nests. Originally published Monday, 9:48 PM 2008 AT CBC News (Original deleted at CBC) Forestry giant J.D. Irving Ltd. was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty Monday to destroying a blue heron … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Irving Fined for Destroying Heron Nests
Great Auks, drawn by John James Audubon in Birds of America. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH/PUBLIC DOMAIN On December 20, 1792, … Continue reading MYSTERIES: What’s A Woggin? A Bird, a Word, and a Linguistic Mystery
Another trip today to find more birds. It may seem late, but more than a half dozen Great Blue Herons at Savage Harbour! Continue reading EXPLORE PEI – Birds at Savage Harbour – 10/11/21
Larus philadelphia (Ord) These beautiful little gulls are distinguished by their slate black hood contrasting with white plumage and a back and wings of pearly gray. The bill is black and the legs and feet orange-red. They are common everywhere … Continue reading MARINE BIRDS – The Beautiful Bonaparte’s Gull
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus On April 22, 2008, Joyce Morrell of Campobello sent around a photo of a single drake at Head Harbour Light House. This reminded me of a very short story about one of the most beautiful of the … Continue reading BIRDS: Can the beautiful Harlequin Duck stall development in the Bay of Fundy?