Winter in Maine is long, cold and dark and for a birder spring migration seems a long way away.
But along the coast there are a lot of winter sea birds to keep us company.
Ruddy Ducks occasionally are seen in Maine during migration . . . but not very often . . . except . . Each year on a large Pond in the center of the State, hundreds of Ruddy Ducks descend upon Sabattus Lake to feast on Chinese Mystery Snails . . . an invasive species that […]
Four days ago, Maine was hit by a destructive wind storm that knocked out power for days. The winds remained high until yesterday when it was finally safe to explore the woods for birds (fallout conditions???). Nothing extraordinary was seen . . . but Ingrid found a rare (for Maine) Red-bellied Woodpecker in a […]
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 […]