September 2008

After being away for a few days, we returned home today to a few surprises in our yard. Cedar Waxwings were everywhere, including a lone Bohemian Waxwing. Juvenile and Adult Cedars were eating blueberries that we left on our high bush plants, swallowing the berries whole and getting into fights with each other and the Gray […]

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Overnight bird migration

by John Briggs on September 16, 2008

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With a combination of a full moon and light northwesterly winds, a heavy migration of birds occured last night over Maine. The Maine-Bird List was alive with reports of birds in-flight and calling during the overnight hours. As evident in the following image of the 9:00 p.m. radar, you can see that the movement was […]

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Bird Feathers #6

by John Briggs on September 14, 2008

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The sixth in a series of occassional rundowns of what’s happening in the world of birds, birding and bird blogging. Birding News Alaska bird population has unique strategies | The strategies birds employ to survive Alaska’s upcoming season of darkness and cold, talking about the flighty birds that split, and the hardy few that stay. Brain […]

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New England survived the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna last night. Here at home, we received 5.80″ of rain in under ten hours and had a high wind gust of 31 m.p.h. The highest rainfall amount locally that I heard about was 6.92″ in Gray, Maine. At times last night, the torrential downpours woke me […]

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Today: Sept. 6th, 2008: As I watch our feeders being over-run with Juvenile American Goldfinches, you can’t help but wonder if they know that the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna is coming. A literal feeding frenzy has been going on since first light here at Fiddler’s Reach.   Even through the gloom of fog and […]

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