Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Witless Bay


Witless Bay



Witless Bay has a human population of 1070, but just off its shores, the Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve is home to thousands seabirds, including the largest colony of Atlantic Puffins, Herring Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots and the first known Northern Fulmars to breed in Newfoundland.


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Wabana, Wabush, Waldron, Walsh, Wandsworth, Wards Harbour, Wareham, Watering Chute, Waterville, Watcons Pond, Wesleyville, West Bay, West Lake, West Landing, West Point, West St. Modeste, Western Arm, Weatern Head, Westpoint, Weybridge, Whale's Gulch,Whitbourne, White House, White Rock, Whiteway, Wild Bight, Wild Cove, Williams, Windsor, Wings Point, Winter Brook, Winterhouse, Winterland, Winterton, Woodford Cove, Woodstock, Woodville, Woody Island, Woody Point, Wreck Cove




I've taken the Witless Bay Whale and Puffin tour at least 3 times, once I was pooped on by a puffin - the poop was orangey coloured.

23 comments:

  1. The Witless Bay Whale and Puffin tours sound fun Bay Girl, well poop aside haha, I'm really interested to see what you come up with when it comes to X tomorrow.

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    1. tommorrow I'm reaching.. kind of...

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  2. Not so witless after all! Sorry about the puffin poop. The picture is really beautiful.

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    1. the poop taught me something - run for cover when birds are flying above you!

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  3. But why oh why oh why is it witless? I sure wish I knew how some of these places got their names.

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    1. According to legend, it was named Whittle's Bay, after an English Captin, when he died his widow and children decided to return to England. the area was then referred to as Whittle's Bay as Whittle-less Bay and eventually, it became Witless Bay.

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  4. I don't like birds generally, but those puffins are cute. I would love to live in a town like the one in your picture - it looks so peaceful.

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    1. puffins always remind me of little flying penguins

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  5. I knew your camp name should have been Puffin.
    Luv, KC

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  6. I am just fascinated with Newfoundland!

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  7. Witless sounds like a place I should live, just because of the name!

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    1. if people lived there because of the name the population would be a LOT higher

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  8. Beautiful photos! Sorry about the Puffin pooping on you LOL. Orange? That's different. :)

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    1. the colour has to do with their diet (or so I was told on the boat tour)

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  9. I glanced through all your A to Z posts. I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Your photos are amazing and your place name descriptions are so much fun to read!
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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  10. When we lived in Iceland, we used to see a lot of puffins. A goofier set of birds you'll rarely see. But, they were the cutest things with huge beaks this side of Sarah Jessica Parker.

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  11. So picturesque place! Looks cold as well, but cosy. Oh the puffins look cute: )

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  12. They are so adorable!!! And at least you can say you were pooped on by a puffin. *wink*

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  13. LOL at orange poop. They are beautiful. I'd love to see one up close. :)

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  14. What an interesting name for a town. As for puffins, they're fascinating creatures. I'd love to go on that tour (minus the poop, of course).

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