Bird Gallery

Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows
Goldeneye
Goldeneye
American Wigeon
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler, Fort Fairfield, Maine
Northern Shoveler, Fort Fairfield, Maine
Double Crested Cormorant, Aroostook River, Fort Fairfield Apr 23 16
Double Crested Cormorant drying its wings
American Wigeon Fort Fairfield
American Wigeon, Fort Fairfield
The first Killdeer arrived yesterday. These were by the Aroostook River in Presque Isle. We're also hearing about Song Sparrows showing up under feeders in Perham, Westfield, Mars Hill and Hersey. Canada Geese flocks were widely reported today as new arrivals looked for a place to land!
March 28, 2016 – The first Killdeer arrived yesterday. These were by the Aroostook River in Presque Isle. We’re also hearing about Song Sparrows showing up under feeders in Perham, Westfield, Mars Hill and Hersey. Canada Geese flocks were widely reported today as new arrivals looked for a place to land!

 

A pair of Wild Turkeys have been hanging out at the Medway rest areas on Interstate 95. They are reported to have been soliciting edible treats from travelers and are generally acting like a couple of thugs! Has anyone else seen them?
A pair of Wild Turkeys have been hanging out at the Medway rest areas on Interstate 95. They are reported to have been soliciting edible treats from travelers and are generally acting like a couple of thugs! Has anyone else seen them?

 

First Canada Geese and Ring-billed Gulls came back to Aroostook this weekend... These were at the Riverside Park in Presque Isle. We also heard about several newly arrived pairs of Hooded Mergansers including this one in Caribou. Lots of reports of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and American Robins too.
Bill Sheehan, March 13, 2016 – First Canada Geese and Ring-billed Gulls came back to Aroostook this weekend… These were at the Riverside Park in Presque Isle. We also heard about several newly arrived pairs of Hooded Mergansers including this one in Caribou. Lots of reports of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and American Robins too.
Connie's yellow-rumped warbler
This amazing female Yellow-rumped Warbler is still visiting Connie McLellan’s yard at Cross Lake. The first-ever record of a warbler in northern Maine in January! They usually leave the area by the end of October.
Connie
Connie’s Yellow-Rumped Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bohemian Waxwing captured by Michael Gudreau

 

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Heres a pic of a couple young Glaucous Gulls at the Tri-Community Landfill in Fort Fairfield… a rare species that nests in the Arctic. We hope they will hang around until the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday!
Cliff Swallows gathering mud for their nests (in the steeple of the Sinclair church). Funny that they hold their wings and tail high to avoid getting mud on their feathers...and then plunge their beak deep in the muck and fill their mouth with it!
Cliff Swallows gathering mud for their nests (in the steeple of the Sinclair church). Funny that they hold their wings and tail high to avoid getting mud on their feathers…and then plunge their beak deep in the muck and fill their mouth with it!

 

Paul Cyr
American Tree Sparrow

 

Bill Sheehan
Unusual pheasant sighting by Bill and Connie during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in 2015.

 

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Ruffed Grouse

 

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Bald Eagle

 

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Ruffed Grouse

 

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Mallard Ducks hanging out a bit out of season!

 

Birding in the Gulf of Mexico
A Crested Caracara – photographed by Tammy (Morris) Kerekes while in southern Texas this past April. She and Dennis gave a presentation on their Gulf of Mexico birding trip at our November club meeting.
PHOTO ABOVE: – showing hundreds of migrating Snow Geese, was taken by club member Shawn Morneault on an early October trip to Lac Temiscouata, Quebec (35 mi. NW of Edmundston), just north of us here in Aroostook County.

Long Lake/Sinclair November Birding Trip

An enthusiastic group of birders toured Long Lake on Sept. 27, 2014, where geese and Great Blue Herons were plentiful. Photo of the east shore by Jessica Dube

 A female Northern Pintail photographed recently among the Mallards and Blacks in the small area of open water at the hospital pond in Presque Isle.

Photo courtesy of Paul Cyr

 

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