Date: 6/9/19 2:24 pm From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...> Subject: [NHBirds] Little Egret - No, Acadian Flycatcher - NO, but 2 Mississippi Kites in Durham
I started the day searching the coast for the Little Egret from
yesterday, but no luck. In fact, there were several other birders
searching as well, but no luck. From what I heard, there were no
definite sightings at least into the mid-afternoon. Kind of
frustrating.....let's hope it returns!
Then I headed to Pawtuckaway in search of an Acadian Flycatcher reported
yesterday. I met up with Susan Wrisley, Zeke Cornell, and Becky Suomala
as well. We spent about 2 hours searching the park, bu none of us had
any luck with the flycatcher....or Cerulean. (however, we didn't hike up
Middle Mountain Trail) The last Acadian Flycatcher I had at Pawtuckway
SP was back in 2003!!! My prior sightings (by song) from Pawtuckaway SP
were 7/7/91, 7/13/98, 5/24/99, 5/14/00, and 6/8/03.
The bird list was rather ordinary, and typical for Pawtuckaway SP:
Jun 9, 2019 8:19 AM - 10:44 AM
Wood Duck 3
Mourning Dove 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard only.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Drumming.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher 6
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 3
Tree Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Brown Creeper 2 Both singing.
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Singing from Hemlock grove.
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 5
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Singing along loop road near an
historic spot where I typically get this species.
Pine Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 1 Power lines.
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Hemlock Grove only.
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1 Power lines.
Then I headed back to Durham and checked out on the Mississippi Kites.
When I got to last year's nest tree along Madbury Road, I couldn't see
any definite signs of a new nest, but there appeared to be some sticks
(remains from last year?) in last year's location. I soon located 2
kites, possibly a male and female, circling and feeding above Madbury
Road to the north. So....good to see 2 kites, and, assuming there isn't
a 3rd bird around, then it appears they haven't started incubation yet.