Jeannette and I escaped for a long weekend in Cape Cod, Friday through Monday. We were mostly looking for North Atlantic Right Whales, but of course we did some birding too! Jeannette’s whale and bird photos from the weekend are posted in this short blog about our trip:
Meanwhile, back in Maine, the strong northwesterly winds slowed the pace of migration. However, by week’s end, I had some time do a little local birding, producing the following highlights:
- 1 Winter Wren (FOY), our yard in Pownal, 3/31.
- 3+ American Wigeon, 2+ Northern Pintail, 30+ Wood Ducks, etc, Route 136 fields, Durham, 3/31.
- 1 Eastern Phoebe (FOY), Thornhurst Farm, North Yarmouth, 3/31.
- 1 Osprey (FOY), Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/1.
The weather is looking good for Saturday night for our annual “Woodcocks Gone Wild” evening. If there’s any uncertainty about when the forecast winds will diminish, be sure to check the News Page of our website. More information about the tour, and last year’s trip report, can be found here.