Date: 7/29/20 1:41 pm
From: tom A <tom.aversa...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Red crossbills
Hey Bob,

Interesting on the crossbills. My atlas work around Waldo county has
turned up flyovers fairly frequently during the last week also. Hope that
this may mean that we could get more around this fall!

Good birding,
tom


On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9:16:55 AM UTC-4, Bob Duchesne wrote:
>
> I detect a change of season. For the third time this morning, I’ve heard a
> handful of red crossbills overhead here on the north end of Pushaw Lake in
> Hudson. They’re certainly around this summer. I’ve been getting them on my
> bird atlas surveys farther north. But they haven’t been noisy around here
> until just now.
>
>
>
> Meanwhile, a family of white-breasted nuthatches continues to chow down on
> my suet, with parents feeding young. This is 5+ weeks after nuthatch
> families were first detected milling around here. According to online
> literature, nuthatches raise only one brood per year. So either this is an
> unlikely second brood, or a late re-nest, or really, really dependent
> children. Since, the family-feeding activity wasn’t detected again until
> recently, I’m going with the re-nest scenario.
>
>
>
> Bob Duchesne
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