Date: 4/1/21 4:15 pm From: Judy Dearborn <dearbornjudy...> Subject: [NHBirds] Birding in southern Coos county April 1....No joke!
The calendar says April 1. All of our snow had almost disappeared, but then last nights rain turned to snow about 7 AM today, and it has been snowing ever since (and pretty heavy as I write this at 6:50 pm) at our location on Old Cherry Mountain Rd in Carroll at an elevation of 1700'. Birds were everywhere, so feeders did not get taken down today. All the usual customers were present, Black-capped Chickadees, Red and white Breasted Nuthatches, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Brown Creeper , and still about 30 Common Redpolls. Today however they were joined by 8 Dark-eyed Juncos and a Song Sparrow. Also today the Barred Owl who has been our regular visitor since Feb appeared, watching for what ever 4-legged critters appear under the feeders. The feeder birds ignored it. Probably the most interesting bird sighting today was just down the road, where there are farm fields, 4 American Kestrels were observed at once on the wires, in close proximity to each other, scanning the fields. I do have pictures of the Barred Owl which I will get into e-bird later. We have 3" of snow and counting, so who knows what the morning will bring. April 1st birding at its best! Judy Dearborn Carroll, NH