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Thread #117366   Message #2643581
Posted By: maeve
29-May-09 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
List for May to date: (Midcoast Maine, small farm) 70+ species

Black-capped Chickadee (nesting)
Tufted Titmouse (nesting)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (nesting)
Common Nuthatch (nesting)
Brown Creeper (nesting)
Pine Siskins (nesting)
Downy Woodpecker (nesting)
Hairy Woodpecker (nesting)
Piliated Woodpecker (nesting)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (and we just installed 3 nestboxes!)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tail Hawk
(just put up 1 Kestrel nestbox)
Bald Eagle
Osprey (nesting)
Turkey Buzzard
Common Yellow-throat Warbler (nesting)
Magnolia Warbler
More warblers (that I haven't identified)
Red-eyed Veery (nesting)
Wood Thrush (nesting closer to the house than usual)
American Robin (nesting)
one other thrush heard- yet to be identified; Hermit?
Eastern Bluebirds
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (2 mated pairs nesting)
House Finch
Pine Finch
Purple Finch (nesting)
American Goldfinches (nesting)
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Saw-whet Owl
Tree Swallow (nesting)
Barn Swallow (none at the front door nest this year)
White-throated Sparrow (nesting)
Song Sparrow (nesting)
Chipping Sparrow (nesting)
Field Sparrow (nesting)
Fox Sparrow (nesting)
Slate-colored Junco
Eastern Kingbird (nesting)
Eastern Phoebe (nesting)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (nesting)
Baltimore Oriole (2 mated pairs nesting)
Northern Cardinal (mated pair nesting)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Great Blue Heron
Black-billed Cuckoo (nesting)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Red-wing Blackbird (nesting)
American Crow (nesting)
Raven (nesting)
Mallard Duck (mated pair, nesting at neighbor's pond)
Canada Goose
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey (nesting)
Herring Gull
Common Loon
American Woodcock
Scarlet Tanager (nesting)
Blue Jay (nesting)
House Wren (nesting)
Carolina Wren
Rubythroat Hummingbird (several mated pairs nesting)
Cedar Waxwings

We hear and see many other birds in our mixed-wood forest and in the swamp and river areas, but are still learning to identify them.