Open water is quite limited now (mostly below dams).
The only waterfowl seen in central
Bald Eagles were seen in Presque Isle,
A few Great Black-backed Gulls lingered in
A count of 20+ Mourning Doves were reported from a feeder in Presque Isle following the storm on the 16th and 17th. Other larger-than-usual flocks were seen in Mapleton and Washburn. Owl reports continue with the season’s first Snowy Owl that was unfortunately struck by a vehicle in Presque Isle on the 10th. A hunting Northern Hawk Owl was reported from the Christina Reservoir area in
Three Pileated Woodpeckers were feeding simultaneously on a single tree trunk near
A late American Robin was nibbling apples in Presque Isle on the 9th. Only a couple of Bohemian Waxwings were reported in the area this week. The small flock was seen in Mt Chase. These too, were chipping away at larger frozen apples now that most of the smaller fruits have been eaten.
The rare Tufted Titmouse continued to show up at the feeder in Presque Isle where its been seen for over a month.
Alice Sheppard got this nice photo of the bird. Boreal Chickadees were heard in
There are still plenty of American Crows being reported from around the area. Some Common Ravens appear to acting a bit more territorial lately with a few aerial squabbles noted. Paul’s game camera captured this well behaved group late last week. A Northern Shrike was seen along the interstate in Oakfield on the 18th.
Unusual anytime of year, but exceptional in winter was a Field Sparrow reported at a feeder in Presque Isle. Large flocks of Snow Buntings continue to be seen in northern and central
Northern Cardinal reports continue from several locations including Caribou (3+), Houlton (1) Mapleton(1) and Presque Isle (2). Tom and Theresa Johnson photographed this female at a feeder in Caribou.
Pine and Evening Grosbeaks are still being seen daily in central and southern
The Presque Isle Christmas Bird count is Saturday December 29th!