I spent a fine 1.5 hours walking down the Goodhue Road in Sidney early this evening. I watched the kestrels courting--he brought her a snake, she flew away, but later they were working things out.
I also had two blue headed vireos warblers: chestnut sided and yellow rumped
At the boat landing on Messalonskee: at least six yellow rumps fly-catching a singing pine warbler black throated green (also singing) black throated blue a ruby crowned kinglet a calling barred owl--I like the way the lake magnifies the sound a probable red bellied woodpecker: twice now I've been unable to locate it, despite it calling Back up the hill, an unusual visitor: a Wilson's snipe flushed from a cornfield near the top of the hill as I walked back up the road.
I had an eastern kingbird in my yard before I left on my walk.
Thursday evening a mature bald eagle dined on my neighbor's chicken. You don't see that everyday. The tree swallows will not have trouble finding feathers for their nests.
I also had a winter wren and singing hermit thrushes at the James H. Bean School on Thursday and Friday. Nice soundtrack.