My observations of note over the past seven chilly days including the following:
- 1 THICK-BILLED MURRE and 1 female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE (first of winter in Harraseeket River, finally), Winslow Park, South Freeport, 2/7.
- 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, Bailey Island, Harpswell, 2/9 (with Jeannette).
- 1 continuing immature female Snowy Owl, Brunswick Landing, 2/9 (with Jeannette).
- The continuing REDWING, Capisic Pond Park, Portland, 2/11 – Although it was seen in its usual spot for much of the day, I had the bird fly over me at 3:25, about 2/3rds the way to the Machigonne Street entrance from Lucas Street. It landed in some taller trees in full sun, with a sizeable group of robins. When many of the robins took off, it joined them, flying just about tree level and exiting the park. It flew NNW over Congress Street, which I believe is roughly its behavior from the very first day. A Cooper’s Hawk passes through seconds later.
- 1 THICK-BILLED MURRE, Dyer Point, Cape Elizabeth, 2/12 (with Pat Moynahan).
This Week in Finches:
- EVENING GROSBEAK: 0
- Red Crossbill: 10 (Merrill Road, Pownal, 2/11).
- WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL: 32 Bailey Island, Harpswell, 2/9 (with Jeannette).
- PINE GROSBEAK: 1 (Maine Street, Brunswick, 2/9; with Jeannette).
- Purple Finch High Count This Week: 0
- Common Redpoll High Count This Week: 0
- Pine Siskin High Count This Week: 0