Today was a perfect spring day, my mom and I spent it well at the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve.

Mom walking down to Bird Rock - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Mom walking down to Bird Rock – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

This seabird Reserve is home to thousands upon thousands of Gannets and Murres, a park ranger I met told me that the Gannet eggs were just about ready to pop, but I saw no hatchlings today. The last two times I visited Cape St. Mary’s it was shrouded in fog, which is the usual scenario for this place as Cape St. Mary’s is one of the foggiest places in Canada. Not today though, today was clear, bright and blue, and we had Eagles stirring the Gannets into a frenzy, which was a lot of fun to watch.

Gannets on the left, mom on the right - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannets on the left, mom on the right – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Landing Gannet  - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Landing Gannet – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Yellow Striped Feet  - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Yellow Striped Feet – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

A gift of grass - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

A gift of grass – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

On the drive home we saw a few Caribou, one of them very close to the road:

Young Caribou - Route 100, near Branch

Young Caribou – Route 100, near Branch