Sunday, December 11, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I found a drake Canvasback at the Christina Reservoir in Fort Fairfield today! I got a few mediocre documentation pics that really don't do justice to the spectacular plumage and form of this bird
It was a county first for me. I recieved a report of one at Trafton Lake in Limestone I received late last week but couldn't relocate it. Maybe this is it (about 10 miles south), but considering all the reports in the rest of New England and New Brunswick, I think there could be a bunch around.
Friday, December 2, 2011
|See the Iceland Gull? Collins Pond Caribou|
|Juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake in flight, upper right|
I DID see the previously reported Kittiwake was still present and flying about the lake. I also saw a couple Northern Pintails and a surprisingly big flock of Canada Geese.
Collins Pond had over 500 gulls this AM including two Icelands. A banded Great Black-backed Gull was preening on the ice. The alpha code on the black color band on its left leg appeared to be "BW" or "8W" I photographed it and sent the images to some gull researchers and will post if I hear anything about the origin of this bird. Appledore?
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Yellow-throated Warblers are not a local bird in Aroostook County or even Maine for that matter. Even during summer when they are breeding, their normal range is well south of New England. By this time of year, this bird should be in south Florida or the Caribbean at its normal wintering territory.