Date: 1/1/21 1:43 pm From: Iain Macleod <pandiain.im...> Subject: [NHBirds] New Years Lakes Region birding
My first bird of the New Year here in Center Harbor was a drumming *Pileated Woodpecker* just after the alarm went off. This was territorial drumming which is a sign that spring is round the corner. I discovered later that the Pileated is ABA "bird of the year"....so I guess they were right! Later I poked around mostly in New Hampton, Meredith and Center Harbor checking favorite spots. I tallied 21 species for the day (an appropriate number to start of this year) Highlights were 11 different *Bald Eagles*, 3 Red-tailed Hawks, *Pine Grosbeaks* in Meredith. The best bird of the day was a *Winter Wren* in the small cattail marsh at the south end of Lake Waukewan. It responded to pishing and popped right out to alarm back.