POTD 8/8/22

August 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

I CAN REACH THAT - A male Scarlet Tanager preens in a cherry tree in our yard. Now that cherries are ripe, Tanagers, Waxwings and Woodpeckers are coming to the trees in flocks. 

POTD 8/7/22

August 07, 2022  •  1 Comment

OR KESTREL - We were surprised to see several American Kestrels hunting together from a wire over a hay field. We counted seven Kestrels across a large field. The Kestrel is the smallest of the falcons and is a dainty eater of grasshoppers and mice. Numbers of American Kestrels have been declining for decades - so it was good to see so many at once!

POTD 8/6/22

August 06, 2022  •  1 Comment

WITH THE CHERRIES - Cedar Waxwings are back in the yard now that the cherries are starting to ripen. Our yard is ringed with tall cherry trees and we welcome the fruit-eating birds that come to the trees every year,

POTD 8/5/22

August 05, 2022  •  1 Comment

OH JOY - A man gets a joy rush feeding gulls on the wing at Nubble Light on Cape Neddick, Maine. Visitors to the popular tourist scene on the Maine Coast have "trained" the gulls by feeding them - in this case crackers - cute, but probably not particularly healthy for the birds.

POTD 8/4/22

August 04, 2022  •  1 Comment

Not many birds at the feeders in late Summer, but the neighborhood pileated Woodpecker announced himself wth his familiar chatter in his regular place on a pine tree snag on the edge of the yard.