Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Merlin & Short-eared owls

We had a Merlin today by Bill Forward zipping down the road. Also a number of short-eared owls on top of stage lookout hill area. Personally I think this is where their roost is. Yesterday hit Crane beach as well, not alot of birds but a beautiful day for a hike with the Mrs !

Monday, March 25, 2013

Northern Shrike, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owls

I had a Northern Shrike, perhaps the last of the season in the Parker tonight. Also a Long-eared Owl hunting the reserve last weekend, a great bird to catch on the wing. I had only seen them perched previously. Additionally of note, a number of Short-eared Owls continue in the Reserve, at least 5 owls.  I did not muster any good pic's of the Long-eared or the short-eared but documented non the less, casey got the long-eared.
                                                                N. Shrike
                                                                Long-eared owl
                                                                 Short-eared owl

                                                              Savannah Sparrow in the yard

                                                            Far off Shrike

Monday, March 11, 2013

American Kestrel

I had a Kestrel over by the Newburyport Industrial area 2 days in a row. I am assuming the resident bird that I believe winter's here. Also a Barred owl late in the day.  Other sightings of note are Red Wing Blackbirds who are back in their spots.... singing the spring into action. 
Bad pic get the idea.