The Backshore Bird Blog

End of May to mid-June Bird Sightings

Can you identify this whimsical birdhouse? Anybody in there? This late May to mid-June bird blog includes: an update on the Great Horned Owl nest; a special section about the Black-crowned Night Herons and Bald Eagles – their new foraging strategies along the coast of Maine; and how to identify a newly fledged night heron from a 1st summer juvenile. Michael provides for us lists of interesting and beautiful birds he observes on Peaks Island and Scarborough Marsh. The two lists below are a compilation of several lists, however, individual lists can be viewed on eBird. _______________________________________________________ An update on the Great Horned Owl nest in Evergreen Cemetery Guillemot

Historical tidbits about Peaks Island birds

Old-Fashioned Birdblind on Peaks Island This blog recaps two of Peaks Island historical bird events that Tim clipped from the archives of Maine’s newspapers: 1) Bangor Daily Whig (1892) and 2) Courier and Lewiston Daily Sun (1927). 3) We then fast forward 89 years to April 9, 2016, to a more peaceful time for our island birds. Instead of shooting a specimen for observation and pleasure, our community now goes to great lengths to save birds’ lives that are in jeopardy. _______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1) June 6, 1892: Bangor Daily Whig and Courier: ________________________

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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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