The Backshore Bird Blog

Bird Sightings Early April

Common Eiders after a "Rockette Ride" Spring migrants are arriving and many residents have taken notice. Michelle, on April 6 sees two Turkey Vultures flying over her house and on her walk to town, she sees and hears a beautiful American Kestrel. It has a bird in its talons while perching in a tree on Epps Street - just before it hits Brackett. "First time I've seen a kestrel on Peaks. Love those little guys..." Jody is fascinated how waves travel toward shore, and then bend around the rocks. With her imagination she pictures these rolling and bending waves as Rockettes performing a dance into Woodlanding Cove. We learn from her son, a musical engineer, that this phenomenon is called refract

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The objective of The Backshore Bird Blog is to share the wonder and diversity of bird species seen along the Peaks Island shore.

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