Saturday, August 1, 2009

Downeast Birds this Week

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Several BOREAL CHICKADEES and a SPRUCE GROUSE where found at the Boot Head Preserve in Lubec on July 29. Also on the 29th, another SPRUCE GROUSE walked across South Lubec Road.

A BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was found at Quoddy Head State Park on the 28th.

An UPLAND SANDPIPER was in the Navy tower field on Sprague Neck in Cutler on July 22.

A pair of BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and multiple BOREAL CHICKADEES were seen on the Burn Road in Topsfield this week.

Seven COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were calling over the Bluebird Restaurant in downtown Machias on July 21.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was spotted on July 20 in Machias Bay off of Cutler.

A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER on July 28 was noticed near the Navy Station in Cutler.

Two unusual sightings for Mount Desert Island were: a GRAY JAY at Somes Pond this week and a summer record of a PINE GROSBEAK back on the 19th.

HOUSE WRENS noted in Machias are pushing the edge of their range.

Photo Credit Boreal or Brown-capped Chickadee:

1 comment:

  1. We always had a house wren until the cats in the vicinity did them in. They cannot coexist with outdoor cats. Joyce