Yes, more pictures of fog. I would have loved to go outside and see it myself, but I was at home with the flu, so it’s webcam images instead:
Here’s a fun local song to mark the weekend, by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers:
This weekend is ‘the long weekend’, or the May 2-4 weekend. Whatever you call it, it’s the weekend many Newfoundlanders go out into the woods or the bay to enjoy the fine spring weather for the first time of the new season.
This year’s fine weather consists of cold, fog and rain, and even some snow in Central Newfoundland. Weather notwithstanding, people still ‘likes to get away’, and I’ve actually seen many people set up in the gravel pits seen in the video shared above, enjoying a drink while standing around a BBQ.
Happy May 2-4 everybody!
From the webcam hosted at The Rooms you can often see a blanket of fog being pulled over St. John’s. Today it’s a very wet blanket:
That bright light above the fog is the morning sun, saying goodbye for the rest of the day.
Eagle nesting sites are usually somewhat remote and out of the way, but this year two Bald Eagles have chosen a very public place to raise their young: a small nest in Cuckolds Cove near Signal Hill, which is quite close to the trail to boot. Passers-by can easily look into the nest from above:
Here’s the same picture, but cropped for a closer look:
This morning I saw two unhatched eggs in the nest when the Eagle got up for a moment.
This is where the nest is located:
Usually I don’t publish nest locations, but I suspect this nest is bound to become an attraction anyway, because of its proximity to the city. Unfortunately, if these eagles wanted privacy they should have picked a better spot, Cuckolds Cove Trail is one of the busiest trails along the coast.
If you go out to see these eagles, be as quiet as you can and don’t approach the nest, bring a pair of binoculars if you want to have a better look.
Marije and I spotted this eagle near the Ocean Sciences Centre this morning, it posed for a second before it flew away.
This morning I tried finding the eagle’s nest at Graces Point near Red Head Cove.
I know it’s there somewhere, I’ve seen eagles there many times but not today, maybe it’s not in use this year. The walk to Red Head Cove was not without wildlife though, I saw this seal foraging near the beach:
It’s a long way down into Red Head Cove and it was quite dark, but still it was nice to see something swimming around down there.