Fish Crow

I had read some posts about a colony of Fish Crows at the Windham Mall . . . a town thirty miles inland from Portland. On Labor Day afternoon I braved 90 degree weather and tourist traffic to add this unusual bird to our life list. Drove in behind the Bank of America branch (as…

Warblers are Moving South

Ingrid and I were up at the crack of dawn for to look for migrating warblers.  Within a few minutes of arriving we were thrilled to see the trees filled with Cape May, Black-throated Green and Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats and American Redstarts. On the way home we saw a beautiful American Bald Eagle.

Not a Prothonotary Warbler

Recent sighting of a Prothonotary Warbler led me to Butler Head in Bath, hoping to see this rare bird (at least in the northeast), Arriving at sunrise, I saw a wide variety of warbler . . . and was thrilled to see the Prothonotary high in a pine tree. Unfortunately upon returning home and reviewing…

Solitary Sandpiper

With temperatures hitting 90, Ingrid and I realized that we needed an air conditioner for the Condo Bedroom.   So I was up early to check Lowes, Home Depot and Walmat (all out of stock).  Naturally I had to do a little birding at Capisic Pond and got a first of the year Solitary Sandpiper.

Common Nighthawks Migrating

This evening when I was driving to our condo in Cape Elizabeth, I noticed a small flock of birds flying a few dozen feet above the road.    Instinctually I assumed they were pigeons or starling . . . but then I looked again and was thrilled to realize they were Common Nighthawks.  This is…

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

At the break of dawn this morning went out to Butler Head to see it the Prothonotary Warbler was still around (it wasn’t) but its clear the warblers are beginning to move through. Saw Yellow-Rumps, Black-and-Whites, Yellow and a bunch of Common Yellowthroats. The highlight was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (which looked enormous after scanning warblers…

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