Thursday, May 31, 2018

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park 2










Shubenacadie Wildlife Park 2


Unfortunately, I didn't get the names of the bird whose photos I am sharing today.  However, I  went to the park's web site and found a list of the birds with information on each, and I was able to identify a blue eared pheasant. a Lady Amherst pheasant, a red golden pheasant from their website.  https://wildlifepark.novascotia.ca/animals/our-birds.asp

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park












Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

I thought I would continue sharing photos of other animals that I photographed in Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.  I saw two turtles approach each other, then one mounted the other.  I've also included photos of a pigeon, a bar-headed goose and a bobcat.

So far, none of the animals I have shared in this series live on the island of Newfoundland.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Red Deer 2


















Red Deer 2

Since all the deer I photographed were in the same enclosure, I assume they were also red deer.


The red deer in the Park were a gift to Nova Scotia from the Queen Mother of England in the 1970s. The red deer found in Canada are a different species, larger and male vocalization is a whistling bugle rather than the roar of European red deer.
  
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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Red Deer

















Red Deer

While at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park I photographed several deer. I think the ones I photographed were red deer, however, I am not certain.  A smaller, lighter-coloured male approached a larger male that was with a few females.  I think it was a challenge for dominance because the larger one left the females and approached the intruder.  They battled for a few minutes before the smaller one gave up and backed off. 

I have seen this type of behaviour on wildlife shows but was the first time I had witnessed it.  The photos were taken in late August, so I assume this was just a little test for mating rights.  If it had been later in the Fall, the battle may have been more intense.

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