Most days when I head out birding, I’m on a mission to find one specific bird. It may be a rarity that another birder had seen recently or a seasonal visitor that I’d found at particular location in previous years.
Today I was looking for a Black-billed Cuckoo at Green Point Preserve in Dresden, Maine.
I arrived a little after dawn and was surprised at the number of noisy Bobolinks in the meadow and orchard. I never had so many at this location . . . perhaps a sign that 2019 was a good year for Bobolink young.
A few minutes later I got an Eastern Kingbird, my 200th Maine bird of the year . . . not bad during a pandemic and working full-time.
Lots of Baltimore Orioles in the orchard as well.