The Backshore Bird Blog

February 20-26 Sightings

'Jacob and Joshua' Photo © Patty Wainright A rather intense February for all – don’t you think? Surviving a Maine winter is routine for Peaks Islanders, and for the birds, even the demure Black Guillemot. But, this year was a little tough. As we crawl into warm beds at night, where do the birds go? Marty pondered this question one day while watching the birds at his feeder: “How does something like a blizzard affect our feathered friends? Do they just stay in? Does it bother them?” While watching birds at Wharf Cove I was similarly challenged with questions from Peggy, Carol, and Jamie, all clothed in heavy parkas, hats, gloves, and boots: “How do our birds stay warm?” Good questions and go

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