A little more time this week in the field produced the following observations of note:
- 678 Scaup (too far to sort through, but probably 5-10% Lessers, which are regular to even common within these early winter scaup flocks on Casco Bay contrary to recently published information), Simpson’s Point, Brunswick, 1/1 (with Jeannette). Another smaller raft of scaup continue at Wharton Point (12/27 and 1/1 with Jeannette), but too far to sort through.
- 1 1st winter male Red-winged Blackbird, feeders here at the store, 12/27.
- Continuing ROCK WREN, Marginal Way, Ogunquit, 12/29 (with Jeannette). Highlight includes watching it ravage a Western Conifer Seed Bug.
- 1 Peregrine Falcon, odd location in a tree along Pennell Way, Brunswick, 1/1 (with Jeannette).
This Week in Finches:
- EVENING GROSBEAK: 0
- Red Crossbill: 2 (our yard in Pownal, 12/27).
- WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL: 4 (Furbish Avenue, Wells, 12/29 with Jeannette).
- PINE GROSBEAK: up to 10 daily (in and around the yard here at the store all week); up to 18 daily all week (Pine Tree Academy, Freeport); 2 (Route 1, Brunswick, 12/28).
- Purple Finch: 0
- Common Redpoll High Count This Week: 6 (Simpson’s Point, Brunswick, 12/27).
- Pine Siskin High Count This Week: 0