Birding Hermit Island on a Slushy Day

Blue Jay

Does a gray, slushy, mid-40s day in January sound like a Netflix kinda day?  Well for birders in Maine its a  . . . “lets get outside” kinda day. 

Ingrid and I were up early and heading to Hermit Island, a campground on the end of ocean peninsula which reliably attracts birds . . . all year around.

We were delighted to get a couple rare winter species (Northern Flicker and Golden-crowned Kinglets) and lots and lots of Robins, Blue Jays and Goldfinches.  

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Flicker

We also found Captain America’s Shield high in a tree.

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