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November 16, 2019

It was not warm. But boy, was it worth being out there this morning! In fact, we had three target birds, and saw them all!

We began at Thornhurst Farm, where the "goose season" continues to be disappointing. Just about 200 CANADA GEESE there today. 1 BLUE JAY and about...

November 15, 2019

Feeder activity picked up a bit with the cold this week. A late RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD and COMMON GRACKLE were at the feeders on 11/8 - 9, along with another Red-winged Blackbird on 11/13. A SWAMP SPARROW on 11/9, along with our first 2 DARK-EYED JUNCOS of the fall were...

November 9, 2019

Yup, we went here again. And once again, it turned out to be the right call.

My primary interest was whether or not there were many sparrows left in the "garden." Well, there were not, just about 8 SONG SPARROWS and about 10 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. The presence of a COOPE...

November 8, 2019

17 species visited the feeding station this week. 

Rock Pigeon: 63

House Sparrow: 16

European Starling: 12

American Goldfinch: 10

Mourning Dove: 8

House Finch: 5

Blue Jay: 4

Black-capped Chickadee: 4

Tufted Titmouse: 4

Downy Woodpecker: 2

Hairy Woodpecker: 2

American Crow: 2

White-...

November 6, 2019

This was a very different Birds on Tap – Roadtrip! While every other tour itinerary includes very specific birding destinations designed to assure us to see seasonally abundant and interesting species, the brand new “Rarity Roundup” edition had no preconceived directio...

November 2, 2019

HAWKCOUNTER needed to conduct the full-season spring raptor migration count at Bradbury Mountain State Park in south-central Maine from 15 Mar – 15 May, 2020. This is a long-term monitoring project, now in its 14th season, using standardized protocol to spot, identify,...

November 2, 2019

After wavering on where to go this morning, Old Town House Park came through for us in a big way! I guess this is where all of those birds that are not at feeders right now are!  Yes, with an abundance of natural food sources this season, today was a perfect example of...

November 1, 2019

20 species visited the feeding station this week. 

Rock Pigeon: 63

American Goldfinch: 20

House Sparrow: 16

European Starling: 12

Mourning Dove: 8

House Finch: 7

Blue Jay: 5

Song Sparrow: 5

Black-capped Chickadee: 4

Tufted Titmouse: 4

Downy Woodpecker: 2

Hairy Woodpecker: 2

America...

October 25, 2019

Migrant RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS have been seen in the yard off and on for most of the week.

20 species visited the feeding station this week. 

Rock Pigeon: 63

American Goldfinch: 20

House Sparrow: 16

European Starling: 12

Mourning Dove: 8

House Finch: 7

Blue Jay: 5

Song Sparrow:...

October 23, 2019

One of our most instructive “Birds on Tap – Roadtrip!” is our annual favorite, “Fall Ducks and Draughts.”  It provides ample opportunity for studying a lot of ducks, including the chance to really get to know Greater vs. Lesser Scaup – one of the bigger challenges in t...

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