The rareties continue . . . it appears I picked the right year to do a Maine Big Year (at least so far). In the last month I’ve managed to twitch the following birds that have no reason to be in Maine during the winter.
Western Tanager – Should be wintering in Mexico
Rock Wren – A desert bird of the American Southwest
Dickcissel – Should be wintering in Mexico and parts south
Redwing – Should be wintering in Southern Europe and even Iran
Black-headed Grosbeak – Should be wintering in Mexico
Hoary Redpoll – Canada
And today I completed a 7 hours stakeout over 2 days to glimpse a Yellow-throated Warbler (should be in southern Florida) which has been hanging out at a residential feeder since November.
Not sure what is going on . . . but I’ve been lucky so far.