May 08 through May 15
Spending many late nights in my studio this month secured by deadlines, I haven't been out birding as much as I would like, but I did manage to sneak out a few times for an hour or two. It seems like the only days that I could get out it was overcast and most of the time raining. But this summer will have many exciting birding adventures on our schedule; codfishing, whale watch trips, BBC pelagics, and a week in Maine sea birding. Jen and I will be spending four days on Vinalhaven with a few chartered trips with John Drury ( http://www.vinalhaven.org/boat-rides-seabird-cruises ) then to Monhegan Island, and a few other Puffin trips to Eastern Egg Rock; what a great summer to look forward to! BTW- the Red-billed Tropicbird has returned to Seal Island again, it was spotted on May 12.
Not much happening along the coast here, but here are a few highlights:
Hammonasset SP, Madison, May 08-
Purple Martin pair-
Male Cowbird. ( I don't know why I am posting this image, just something different on this blog)
"Willets in trees" - this always fascinates me!