The Backshore Bird Blog

November 18 Sightings

Male and female Common Eiders. Photo © Butch Sullins With winter approaching many birds that are summer residents of Peaks Island’s shores have left for warmer places, whereas some birds remain here year round. Others, our winter resident birds, are arriving from their northern breeding grounds to enjoy relatively ice free conditions, abundant food, and fewer avian predators (such as hawks), who themselves have gone south. Female Common Eiders around Peaks Island (found mostly on the Backshore and South Shore) have decreased from over 400 in late summer to less than 100 in September and October. In November a small flock of ~ 40 female and 8 male common eiders were seen feeding at the breake

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