Wildlife Sightings

On 5.30.2009 at Causeway Beach just to the south of end of Carney Island: 4 Ruddy Ducks in high breeding plumage and 4 Long-tailed Ducks (very late to see this sea duck in our waters, normally they would be far to the north at this season).
Chip Moseley : May 31, 2009
Evening Grosbeaks at the IHT Office
mike little : May 26, 2009
An Indigo Bunting has been appearing under the feeder in front of Heritage House (the IHT office) on Sunset Road.
Mike Little : May 20, 2009
Wings, Waves and Woods Bird Walk 5-16-09
Settlement Quarry Preserve, Stonington
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warble
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Nashville Warb
Redwing Blackbird
Song Sparrow
Black-polled Warb
Blueheaded Vireo
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Redbreasted Nuthatch
Rosebreasted Grosbeak
Northern Parula
Purple Finch
Black-throated Green Warb
Black and White Warb
Magnolia Warb
Blackthroated Green Warb
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Mike Little : May 16, 2009
Number of species this AM: 32

Nashville Warbler 3, Northern Parula 9,Yellow Warbler 1, Chestnut-sided Warbler 10, Magnolia Warbler 2, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1, Black-and-white Warbler, 3, American Redstart 1, Common Yellowthroat 6, Wilson's Warbler 1, Savannah Sparrow 3,Swamp Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 12, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2, Bobolink 1, Baltimore Oriole 2
Chip Moseley : May 13, 2009
Observation date: 5/8/09
Notes: The first Blue-winged Warbler that I have seen here in the Blue Hill Peninsula area. I thought that I heard a Canada Warbler several times but was unable to find it for a visual sighting. If it was (?????) this would be quite early for this species.

Double-crested Cormorant 128, Osprey 1, Black-capped Chickadee 20, Golden-crowned Kinglet 1, Blue-winged Warbler 1, Nashville Warbler 1, Northern Parula 3, Magnolia Warbler 3, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)4, Black-throated Green Warbler 3, Palm Warbler (Yellow)1,Black-and-white Warbler 2,Common Yellowthroat 1, Chipping Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 3,White-throated Sparrow 6
Chip Moseley : May 8, 2009
Scott's Landing, Deer Isle 4.30.09

BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE 20 It is a unusual to see this many chickadees all at the same time hanging out together this time of the year. When I got closer to the group I found that they were mobbing a adult female MERLIN. Shortly after counting the chickadees the merlin buzzed the group and then there were 19.
Chip Moseley : May 2, 2009
Discovered a woodcock nesting on 4 eggs just a stone's throw from the house. She's been on the nest for almost a week since I discovered her, so I am watching for babies to appear almost any day.
Anne Beerits : Apr 30, 2009
Scott's Landing: 9:00-10:00 AM

5 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 8 White-throated Sparrows, 15 Palm Warblers, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Black and White Warbler, 1 Piliated Woodpecker and other birds that you would expect to see at this season.
Chip Moseley : Apr 28, 2009
Reach Road - Deer Isle

Young pileated woodpecker going from tree to tree.

Lots of 'regulars' on the feeders - goldfinches, chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers and hairy woodpeckers.

The robins, sparrows and juncos feeding on the ground are abundant.
Teena Brown : Apr 12, 2009


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