The Backshore Bird Blog

April 2019 Peaks Island Bird Blog: What's Headed Our Way

Figure 1: Song Sparrow Photo © Michael LaCombe By: Michael LaCombe and Sam Wainrght The 2019 bird breeding season on Peaks has begun; you can see it and hear it! Birds are making their presence known, especially on clear sunny days. Of course, we are not the intended targets of their display…they are showing off to attract mates. Song Sparrows (figure 1) can be heard everywhere, Northern Cardinals are manifest, and, in the marshes along backshore, the Red-wing Blackbirds are trading their conk-a-reeee calls with each other. Each of these species maintains at least a skeleton crew on Peaks throughout the winter. But they were lying low; trying not to be s

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