Date: 7/22/17 9:41 am From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Outer Banks breeding birds
Cedar Waxwings have been showing again in Dare County this summer - I've had 5 sightings of 1 - 4 birds on Roanoke Island and/or Alligator Refuge in the past three weeks. Have not had good enough looks to determine if any are juveniles.
Cooper's Hawks have nested in Corolla, Kill Devil Hills and Manteo this season. The only photos I've seen are of four birds in one photo, of unknown age, which one would, I assume, represent at least two juvies.
Dickcissels (up to three) have been seen and heard singing on the Alligator Refuge this year - and one female seen.
At the Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island we had Tree Swallows successfully nest in 4 bird houses this spring, with at least 2 of them sticking around for a second brood. Then, they all vanished a few weeks ago.