[BIRD NOTES] March 27, 2007
I spent from 3:30 till 5:15 at the
A Pelagic Woodcock?
Yesterday morning (3/24) I was seawatching from Andrew's point just as the sun was coming up. Not too many seabirds. However, through the scope I did pick up a small flying bird about 500 meters directly out to sea but flying toward the coast. At first I could not ID it because of the distance but as it drew nearer the shoreline I saw that it was a woodcock! It was flying about 10 feet above the waves. When it reached land it immediately dropped down into the scrub between Andrew's and Halibut Points.
Today, Wednesday 21, I saw 14 cedar waxwings near the Lyman Estates north of route 20 in
We have just had a rather interesting - and somewhat nerve-wracking - breakfast. There is a large hedge outside our dining room window, and for 15 minutes, a male cardinal and two females have been dashing back and forth, apparently in chase mode, this side of the hedge. It was hard to figure out if the male cardinal wanted both females, or was trying to get rid of one of them. I suspect the hedge has been a nesting place in years past, or so it has seemed to us. ---Judy Myrick, W.
Thursday morning, about 7AM, a Great Blue Heron made its unhurried way across the sky over our fields and southwestward toward the hill.
BARNACLE GOOSE at
Barnacle Goose Update and Waterfowl Roost
Steve Mirick found the Barnacle at about 4pm on the
It flew over to the ice on the
Steve and I counted the waterfowl roost and had:
Snow Goose 34
Barnacle Goose 1
Green-winged Teal 226
Ring-necked Duck 87
Lesser Scaup 1
Greater Scaup 10
Black Duck 220
Wood Duck 68
Common Merganser 12
Hooded Merganser 12
Common Goldeneye 33
Also - Tree swallow about 50, Saw-whet Owl - 1, and hundreds of "blackbirds" (redwings and grackles) flying north up the
---Hector Galbraith PhD,
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