A very late juvie Hooded Merganser on Presque Isle Stream appears determined to linger for the Christmas Bird Count this weekend. Plenty of American Black Ducks and Mallards are keeping it company. In Caribou, a Red-breasted Merganser was reported below the
There were quite a few Bald Eagles seen this week in central Aroostook County. Locations included Caribou,
Barred Owls were reported from
A pair of vocal Black-backed Woodpeckers were seen on the Ouellette Crossroad in T17R5 near Dickey Brook on the 22nd. Bohemian Waxwings are still finding food and being spotted in small groups this week. Pairs were seen in
Both Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches were well reported this week from Caribou, Mapleton, and Presque Isle.
Formerly a rare find in winter in
A few American Tree Sparrows visiting regularly at my feeders in
Northern Cardinal reports continue to pour in and pairs have been showing now in
Probably the most exciting find of the week was the discovery of a Rusty Blackbird at a feeding station in Presque Isle. This species is rare enough in summer in northern
on Christmas Day.
Presque Isle Christmas Bird Count is Saturday the 29th!
Woodland, Aroostook Co.