Date: 10/27/18 10:28 am From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> Subject: [Maine-birds] big birds and little ones
I stopped on Knox Ridge this morning and counted 17 Bald Eagles at the composting facility, 3 juveniles the rest adults, most I have seen there since last winter. I then observed a family of crows at Hilltop raiding the dumpster, one acting as lookout while the other 2 disappeared into its depths.
The feeders are busy this afternoon in driving snow mix;
3 bluejays discovered there are peanuts and have been selecting them out to cache.
2 Hairy woodpeckers
1 downy woodpecker
10 + chickadees
1 Yellow-rumped warbler sneaking under the woodpeckers to eat suet
12+ Juncos in the barnyard and lawn below eating weed seeds presumably, they have not hit the feeders yet
6 + mixed Song + Whitethroated sparrows with the juncos
1 Raven checking for discarded eggs
1 obnoxious red squirrel that won't get off the big feeder.