The Backshore Bird Blog

PeaksFest Bird Walk June 24, 2018

The forecast of rain on Sunday morning put the PeaksFest Bird Walk at peril. Even in pouring rain, Michael is willing to forge ahead with this bird walk. Forecasters do make mistakes, don’t they? A small and knowledgeable group of intrepid ‘birders’ arrive: Lori from Sea Isle City, New Jersey, Theresa from Rhode Island, and Peaks Island residents - Megan and Anne. The morning is windless and the cloud cover eases with hints of sun. Smooth seas allowed for clear ocean views of seabirds – including a Common Loon offshore. Female Common Eiders highlight the shore as they scout for breakfast - with ducklings in tow. As Megan observes, “It takes a community to raise the young eiders.” The males h

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