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Thread #117366   Message #2540034
Posted By: maeve
15-Jan-09 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Last week the wild turkeys reappeared in our yard and across the road in the neighbor's field. Yesterday we had over 50 of them parading through the yard within six feet of the kitchen door.

So far we've seen/heard 19 species:

Wild turkeys
American robins
Black-capped chickadees- more than ever before
Tufted titmouse
Downy woodpeckers
Hairy woodpeckers
Bald eagles
Sharp-shinned hawk
Dark-eyed juncos
Brown creepers
American goldfinches
Mourning doves
Blue jays
Cardinal, male and female
White-throated sparrows
Fox sparrows
Chipping sparrows
Great horned owls
Barred owls
Long earred owls
Saw-whet owl- male

Separate from this thread but of interest: In the fall I held and released a Black-billed cuckoo that hit a window. Such a lovely bird! We also have the yellow-billed cuckoo here. They are two of the very few native birds that eat the 'orrible gypsy moth caterpillars that make my eyes swell closed.

maeve, on a small farm in Midcoast Maine