Monhegan Island is a relatively small island ten miles off the coast of Maine. While only a little over a mile and a half long and under three quarters of a mile wide . . . it has endless well maintained trails through a variety of habitat . . . and is one of the […]
When Hurricane Dorian came through it blew a large number of Black Skimmers as far north as Nova Scotia . . . now two weeks later they are appearing on the Maine coast in large numbers as they work their way back south.
This morning a Marsh Wren flew up out of the reeds and landed 25 feet from me . . . posing and singing . . . a rare treat for this very shy bird.
This year’s Pelagic trip was completely different. . . the seas were rough and there were as many sea sickness bags as interesting birds. A hurricane came though less than a week ago and we suspect many of the off shore birds we were looking for had moved out and had yet to return.
This afternoon I was birding at Timber Trail in Biddeford. Didn’t see much until I was heading back to the car. I was looking at some Peeps with my binoculars when they all flew at once as a falcon buzzed them. I tracked the attacker back to a power pole . . . and […]