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7 Mar Pileated Woodpcker and other birds today [Kathleen MacAulay ]
7 Mar Peregrine Falcon []
7 Mar Peregrine Falcon []
6 Mar Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [The MacNearneys ]
6 Mar Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [Tracy MacDonald ]
6 Mar Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [carolyn gallant ]
6 Mar Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [Diane Griffin ]
6 Mar Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [ ]
6 Mar Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations? [Kathleen MacAulay ]
4 Mar Incidentally this PM. [Anne and Ron ]
2 Mar Birding in our neighbourhead. ["Sherron & Warren Foulkes" ]
1 Mar a trip to East Point [Gary Schneider ]
1 Mar Re: Yesterday's sightings - bird tour [Fiep de Bie ]
1 Mar Meadowbank -Victoria sightings [Fiep de Bie ]
1 Mar AUTO: Stroud, Greg is out of the office. (returning 09/03/2015) []
1 Mar Eastern birds Feb 28 [Kathleen MacAulay ]
1 Mar Yesterday's sightings - bird tour [Fiep de Bie ]
01 Mar Draft Report of the List of Species Reported During the Winter Bird Count [David Seeler ]
26 Feb birds around Monticello [Gerald ]
26 Feb Buntings [Fiep de Bie ]
23 Feb Winter sightings [Fiep de Bie ]
23 Feb Bohemian waxwings [Daphne Davey ]
22 Feb PEIWBL: Update [David Seeler ]
20 Feb (no subject) [Alma Currie ]
19 Feb Barred Owl [lucas maccormack ]
19 Feb Re: Red-Tails...gone? ["David Seeler" ]
19 Feb Great blue heron- Alberry Plains [Dutch Thompson ]
18 Feb Lapland Longspur [Rosemary Curley ]
18 Feb Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but.......... [David Seeler ]
18 Feb Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but.......... [Brett MacKinnon ]
18 Feb Horned lark [carolyn gallant ]
18 Feb ringnecked pheasants & boh Waxwings [Dutch Thompson ]
18 Feb Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but.......... [Alma Currie ]
18 Feb 2015 - Not yet a snow record but.......... [David Seeler ]
17 Feb Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker [Anne Burke ]
17 Feb Strange visitors [Alma Currie ]
17 Feb Red-bellied Woodpecker [lucas maccormack ]
17 Feb Re: PEIWBL Update [The MacNearneys ]
17 Feb Re: PEIWBL Update []
17 Feb PEIWBL Update [David Seeler ]
14 Feb Horned Lark [lucas maccormack ]
13 Feb American Robins [lucas maccormack ]
13 Feb Black duck downtown [Daphne Davey ]
12 Feb birds around Monticello [Gerald ]
12 Feb Re: Birds around Monticello [Gerald ]
12 Feb Re: Red-Tails...gone? [Brett MacKinnon ]
12 Feb Barred Owl [lucas maccormack ]
11 Feb Red-Tails...gone? [Trevor Wadman ]
9 Feb FYI. Birding Weekend [Anne and Ron ]
08 Feb New to us in Tryon [Barbara Clement ]
8 Feb East Pt. today ["Scott Sinclair" ]
8 Feb Birding today February 8, 2015 [Brett MacKinnon ]
8 Feb Great Horned Owl - East Royalty [Cottreau/Whelan ]
07 Feb PIne siskins [Daphne Davey ]
6 Feb Re: New Stratford yard bird. []
05 Feb WBL - Horne Cross Road - Tree Sparrow [Vanessa Bonnyman ]
5 Feb New Stratford yard bird. [Dwaine Oakley ]
5 Feb Tea Hill sightings [Fiep de Bie ]
5 Feb Am bald eagle Bunbury [Dutch Thompson ]
5 Feb Sightings report ["Dan McAskill" ]
5 Feb Ducks [Gail McCourt ]
4 Feb Birds Feb. 4, 2015 [lucas maccormack ]
03 Feb Song sparrow [Daphne Davey ]
02 Feb American Kestrel [Dale Murchison ]
2 Feb Short field trip ["Dan McAskill" ]
1 Feb Northern Cardinal [lucas maccormack ]
1 Feb Red-tailed takes Mourning Dove [Dwaine Oakley ]
1 Feb Re: Birds around Monticello [Brett MacKinnon ]
29 Jan Birds around Monticello ["Gerald" ]
01 Feb PEIWBL - Update to 1 February 2015 [David Seeler ]
30 Jan Re: tame pine siskins [Fiep de Bie ]
30 Jan Jan 30/15 [Greg Feetham ]
30 Jan Pileated woodpecker ["Scott Sinclair" ]
30 Jan Rosemary [Trevor Wadman ]
30 Jan Re: tame pine siskins [Rosemary Curley ]
30 Jan White-breasted Nuthatch, Matwood Dr [Nicole Murtagh ]

Subject: Pileated Woodpcker and other birds today
From: Kathleen MacAulay <roughlegged_hawk AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 23:34:16 +0000 (UTC)
Visited several spots in the southern part of the island today - highlight was 
a Pileated Woodpecker flying over me at Gairloch. Other sightings include: 

Northern Pintail - 3 on Upper McLure's PondLesser Scaup - 1 at Murray RiverSurf 
Scoter - 4 at Cape Bear 

Pine Grosbeak - 10 at Gairloch
Also a big thank you to everyone who shared grouse/partridge spots!

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Subject: Peregrine Falcon
From: greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:29:59 -0500
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Subject: Peregrine Falcon
From: greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:09:08 -0500
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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: The MacNearneys <macnearney AT islandtelecom.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:14:19 -0400
There is a resident flock of Sharp Tails in our blueberry fields on the McEwen 
road in West St. Peters. Take the first right past the Wymans plant and go tip 
the road isnt plower. You will be surrounded by blueberry fields. Continue 
walking up the road (in snowshoes?) and keep your eyes open. They are usually 
in the second field after taking the first right past the confederation trail. 
Good luck. 

Dave MacNearney
On Mar 6, 2015, at 9:57 AM, Tracy MacDonald  
wrote: 


> There are some grey partidge still hanging around the Elmwood area, on Wynn 
Rd. Just saw them again a few days ago. 

> 
> Tracy
> 
> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:24:43 +0000
> From: roughlegged_hawk AT yahoo.ca
> To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
> Subject: [PEI-Birders] Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I've been speaking to a birder who will be visiting the Maritimes from New 
Jersey. He's coming up to see some of NS's lovely rarities but is also really 
interested in coming to the island in hopes of finding sharp-tails and 
partridge. Does anyone have a recent reliable spot for either of these species? 
He does know sharp-tails are pretty rare here. I had partridge from the 
Georgetown Road a couple weeks ago. 

> 
> Kathleen MacAulay
> Charlottetown
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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: Tracy MacDonald <tracyemacdonald AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:57:26 -0400
There are some grey partidge still hanging around the Elmwood area, on Wynn Rd. 
Just saw them again a few days ago. 


Tracy

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:24:43 +0000
From: roughlegged_hawk AT yahoo.ca
To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
Subject: [PEI-Birders] Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?

Hello all,
I've been speaking to a birder who will be visiting the Maritimes from New 
Jersey. He's coming up to see some of NS's lovely rarities but is also really 
interested in coming to the island in hopes of finding sharp-tails and 
partridge. Does anyone have a recent reliable spot for either of these species? 
He does know sharp-tails are pretty rare here. I had partridge from the 
Georgetown Road a couple weeks ago. 


Kathleen MacAulayCharlottetown

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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: carolyn gallant <gallant19 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:05:24 -0400
Sharp tails are often seen in Naufrage/St Margaret's/Hermanville areas. 

Sent from Carolyn's iPhone

> On Mar 6, 2015, at 12:25 AM, Kathleen MacAulay  
wrote: 

> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I've been speaking to a birder who will be visiting the Maritimes from New 
Jersey. He's coming up to see some of NS's lovely rarities but is also really 
interested in coming to the island in hopes of finding sharp-tails and 
partridge. Does anyone have a recent reliable spot for either of these species? 
He does know sharp-tails are pretty rare here. I had partridge from the 
Georgetown Road a couple weeks ago. 

> 
> Kathleen MacAulay
> Charlottetown
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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: Diane Griffin <dianegriffinpei AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:56:10 +0000 (UTC)
There are Gray Partridge in the China Point area. Diane F. Griffin 

 On Friday, March 6, 2015 6:14 AM, 
"greenfieldpropertymanagement AT bellaliant.net" 
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Kathleen, just letting you know that I feed about 6 peasants on my farm ,in an 
area by my house,I am supplied with corn by the government also I have about 
20+ grey partridges on a regular basis.I live in Greenfield rd about 10mins 
from Montague 4805 is my civic Janet 

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Subject: Re: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: "greenfieldpropertymanagement AT bellaliant.net" <greenfieldpropertymanagement@bellaliant.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:13:45 -0400 (AST)
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Subject: Sharp-tailed Grouse and Grey Partridge - locations?
From: Kathleen MacAulay <roughlegged_hawk AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:24:43 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all,
I've been speaking to a birder who will be visiting the Maritimes from New 
Jersey. He's coming up to see some of NS's lovely rarities but is also really 
interested in coming to the island in hopes of finding sharp-tails and 
partridge. Does anyone have a recent reliable spot for either of these species? 
He does know sharp-tails are pretty rare here. I had partridge from the 
Georgetown Road a couple weeks ago. 


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Subject: Incidentally this PM.
From: Anne and Ron <arvidson AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:17:30 -0400 (AST)
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Subject: Birding in our neighbourhead.
From: "Sherron & Warren Foulkes" <wsfoulkes AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:04:01 -0400
On Wed. Feb. 25 we were driving down Deep River and a male Mallard Duck walked 
out of a drivway in front of us. Looks like he had been with a flock of pigeons 
in the driveway. The next afternoon we saw, I presume, the same one from our 
front window on Seapine Court. He was with the crows and gulls at our 
neighbour's feeder. He flew from there and tried to land on the roof next door 
but gave up the challenge and flew north hopefully to the bit of open water 
from time to time on the river. We are also seeing about 8 to 10 Horned Larks 
in the neigbourhood. 

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Subject: a trip to East Point
From: Gary Schneider <macphailwoods AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:43:42 -0400
Hi everyone.  Hope you got out on this gorgeous day.  Scott Sinclair and I
went up to East Point-North Lake-Annandale today.  Very quiet at East Point
due to the large amount of ice in close.  But on our travels there seemed
to be snow buntings everywhere.  Several large flocks of over a hundred
birds, we must have seen them in at least ten areas.  Highlights of the day
were the buffleheads at Annandale, the northern flicker on the Bull Creek
Road, and the boreal chickadee just east of Hermanville.  Here's our list
of species:

Crow
Pine siskin
European starling
Blue jay
American goldfinch
Mourning dove
Herring gull
Black-capped chickadee
Great black-backed gull
Iceland gull
Common merganser
Mallard
Rock dove
Junco
Long-tailed duck
Common eider
Common goldeneye
Bald eagle
Snow buntings
Boreal chickadee
Black duck
Northern flicker
Red-tailed hawk
Song sparrow
Bufflehead
Common redpoll
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Subject: Re: Yesterday's sightings - bird tour
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:34:54 -0400
One correction on the Pine Grosbeaks in yesterday's report, there were 16
instead of 19 (must have turned the 6 around :)

Fiep

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 11:33 AM, Fiep de Bie  wrote:

> This report is from yesterday when I went on a beautiful birding day with
> visitors from the Netherlands. We were birding from 9:45 am - 6:15 pm, with
> a few breaks. There wasn’t much open water (not even at the Corran Ban and
> Covehead bridges). We found 29 species.
>
> Earnscliffe – Chinapoint:
> 30 Snowbuntings
> 1 immature Bald eagle (perhaps the one that was released last week – same
> area)
> 10 A. Crows
> 8 Lapland longspurs
> 3 Horned larks
> 1 A. Black duck
> 30 E. Starlings
>
> Reeves Estate and 48 Matwood drive:
> 1 Red tailed hawk
> 3 Pine siskins
> 2 Downy woodpeckers
> 1 Hairy woodpecker
> 2 Dark-eyed junco’s
> 2 Blue jays
> 1 Red-breasted nuthatch
> Iceland gull
> Great black back gull
> 3 Goldfinches
> A glimpse of a sparrow diving into the hatch, could have been the field
> sparrow, but bright red cap, so perhaps an American tree sparrow
>
> Union Rd.:
> 1 R/T hawk
> 1 Common Raven
>
> Black River Rd.:
> 1 Bald eagle - mature
>
> Corran Ban bridge (no open water):
> 1 Bald eagle – mature
>
> Dalvay:
> 1 Bald eagle – mature (flying far out, over the ice)
>
> Brackley, near Shaw’s hotel:
> 5 American Black ducks
>
> Route 6/Portage Rd.:
> 1 Northern pintail
> 1 Black-capped chickadee
>
> Oysterbed bridge (small open water under the bridge):
> 12 Scaup (I think all greater scaup)
> 10 Common merganser
> 6 Common goldeneye
> The scaup were spooked by snowmobilers over the bridge and one ended up on
> the road, but was able to take flight from the road.
>
> Cymbria loop:
> 19 Pine grosbeaks, all were gray/yellow, possible females and juvenile
> males
> 1 Common goldeneye
> 1 Common merganser
> 5 Mallards
> 35 A. Black ducks
>
> Rusticoville, Rt. 6 (two small openings in the ice, near the bridge):
> 80 - 90 Scaup
> 10 Common mergansers
> 9 Barrow’s goldeneye
> 20 Common goldeneye
> Also 2 dead ducks on the ice
>
> Cavendish NP:
> 1 Mourning dove
> 3 Herring gulls
>
> Rt. 13:
> 1 Bald eagle – mature
> 200 + E. Starlings
>
> New Glasgow:
> 11 Common mergansers
> 10 Gadwall (m and f)
> 12 A. Black ducks
> 12 Mallards
> 1 Common goldeneye
>
> Ellen’s creek (mostly frozen):
> 1 Common merganser
>
> Fiep with Lenie and Peter Hakkers from Newtown Cross and Lillian and Bert
> van Dijk from Dordrecht, the Netherlands
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Subject: Meadowbank -Victoria sightings
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:07:51 -0400
Hi,

Sharon Clark and I checked out some areas this afternoon.

At the Meadowbank bridge we were quite surprised to see more and more
Barrow goldeneyes appearing from under the bridge. More than 60! were
counted. We had to take a second look (do you see what I see??!!) From the
60+, 12 were females. There were also 10 Common goldeneyes, 5 Scaup and 5
Red-breasted mergansers. Sharon will post some pictures on the Birding on
PEI Facebook page.

At Victoria, we found 12 Common mergansers, 25 Common goldeneyes, 2 Barrow
goldeneyes (m and f) and 7 Bohemian waxwings in front of the playhouse,
eating berries.

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Subject: AUTO: Stroud, Greg is out of the office. (returning 09/03/2015)
From: greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:02:11 -0500
I am out of the office until 09/03/2015.

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Subject: Eastern birds Feb 28
From: Kathleen MacAulay <roughlegged_hawk AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:40:47 +0000 (UTC)
Similar to Fiep I did some driving around looking for birds yesterday, except I 
headed up east. This winter has been really hard on our waterfowl, many are 
being found starving (goldeneyes, mergansers, even dabblers such as mallards 
and black ducks). Here's hoping for a thaw soon. 

Boughton River - previously had a few birds but now completely frozen
Annandale Wharf - Small area of open water.
15 Red-breasted Merganser20 Common Goldeneye2 BuffleheadFew Iceland and Herring 
Gulls.A feeder near the wharf was well-attended: 

35 Common Redpoll10 Pine Siskin5 American Goldfinch30 Snow Buntingplus 
chickadees, jays etc. 


Bay Fortune - very small area of open water near road2 American Black Duck14 
Mallard1 Mallard x American Black Duck hybrid 

4 Northern Pintail1 Common Goldeneye1 Common Merganser6 Red-breasted 
Merganserplus Iceland and Herring Gulls 


Souris area - moderate amounts of open water out in the bay, small amount at 
the bridge5 American Black Duck25 Long-tailed Duck24 Common Goldeneye3 Barrow's 
Goldeneye - at the bridge5 Common Merganser 

10 Red-breasted Merganser1 Black-headed Gull - still present at sewage 
pondHandful of Iceland, Herring, Great Black-backed Gulls50 Snow Bunting 


Basin Head - some open water offshore but no seaducks to be found, small area 
at bridge open. 

1 Common Goldeneye4 Common Merganser1 Bald Eagle
East Point - some channels of open water well offshore, hard to see much of 
anything 

70 Common Eider25 Long-tailed Duckplus expected gulls
North Lake Creek - small area open
2 Gadwall5 American Black Duck7 Common Merganser
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Subject: Yesterday's sightings - bird tour
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:33:18 -0400
This report is from yesterday when I went on a beautiful birding day with
visitors from the Netherlands. We were birding from 9:45 am - 6:15 pm, with
a few breaks. There wasn’t much open water (not even at the Corran Ban and
Covehead bridges). We found 29 species.

Earnscliffe – Chinapoint:
30 Snowbuntings
1 immature Bald eagle (perhaps the one that was released last week – same
area)
10 A. Crows
8 Lapland longspurs
3 Horned larks
1 A. Black duck
30 E. Starlings

Reeves Estate and 48 Matwood drive:
1 Red tailed hawk
3 Pine siskins
2 Downy woodpeckers
1 Hairy woodpecker
2 Dark-eyed junco’s
2 Blue jays
1 Red-breasted nuthatch
Iceland gull
Great black back gull
3 Goldfinches
A glimpse of a sparrow diving into the hatch, could have been the field
sparrow, but bright red cap, so perhaps an American tree sparrow

Union Rd.:
1 R/T hawk
1 Common Raven

Black River Rd.:
1 Bald eagle - mature

Corran Ban bridge (no open water):
1 Bald eagle – mature

Dalvay:
1 Bald eagle – mature (flying far out, over the ice)

Brackley, near Shaw’s hotel:
5 American Black ducks

Route 6/Portage Rd.:
1 Northern pintail
1 Black-capped chickadee

Oysterbed bridge (small open water under the bridge):
12 Scaup (I think all greater scaup)
10 Common merganser
6 Common goldeneye
The scaup were spooked by snowmobilers over the bridge and one ended up on
the road, but was able to take flight from the road.

Cymbria loop:
19 Pine grosbeaks, all were gray/yellow, possible females and juvenile males
1 Common goldeneye
1 Common merganser
5 Mallards
35 A. Black ducks

Rusticoville, Rt. 6 (two small openings in the ice, near the bridge):
80 - 90 Scaup
10 Common mergansers
9 Barrow’s goldeneye
20 Common goldeneye
Also 2 dead ducks on the ice

Cavendish NP:
1 Mourning dove
3 Herring gulls

Rt. 13:
1 Bald eagle – mature
200 + E. Starlings

New Glasgow:
11 Common mergansers
10 Gadwall (m and f)
12 A. Black ducks
12 Mallards
1 Common goldeneye

Ellen’s creek (mostly frozen):
1 Common merganser

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Subject: Draft Report of the List of Species Reported During the Winter Bird Count
From: David Seeler <DSeeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:18:52 -0400
With only one specie added in the last while - Short-eared Owl - the draft
of the final list (117 Species) is attached for your perusal. I will forward
the list on to Blake later this week so please forward any  missing reports
as soon as possible.

All the best for the remainder of the Winter......

Dave
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Species Reported: 117

DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser

PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
Gray Partridge
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse

LOONS
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Northern Gannet

CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant

HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron

HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk

RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
American Coot

CRANES
Sandhill Crane

SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Sanderling

AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
Dovekie
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
Black Guillemot

GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

OWLS
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl

KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS AND CARACARAS
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon

SHRIKES
Northern Shrike

CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven

LARKS
Horned Lark

TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee

NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

TREECREEPERS
Brown Creeper

GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet

THRUSHES AND ALLIES
Hermit Thrush
American Robin

STARLINGS
European Starling

WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler

BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal

TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole

FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
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Subject: birds around Monticello
From: Gerald <gerald12714 AT bellaliant.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:55:51 -0400
1 northern shrike
1 red-tailed hawk

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Subject: Buntings
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:34:33 -0400
Good morning,

There were ~ 60 Snow buntings along the Georgetown Rd. opposite Edgehill
Terrace in Tea Hill yesterday around 1 pm. They moved towards the south
shore flying from roof to roof. Also, an immature Bald eagle flying NE over
the Sobey's intersection in Stratford, mobbed by what looked like a crow.

There was a feeding frenzy during the short storm yesterday; siskins,
redpolls, m. doves, starlings and junco's.

Have a nice sunny (snowless) day,

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Subject: Winter sightings
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:36:58 -0400
Good morning,

Just a few sightings from the last few days:

Today at the Tea Hill crescent: 18 Bohemian waxwings (same number as
Daphne's Victoria waxwings). A downy and hairy WP calling and ~15 Pine
siskins (and a few Redpolls) at the feeder.

Friday Feb. 20: a Common merganser flying over Tea Hill, 3 Horned Larks
seen at Earnscliffe during the release of an immature Bald eagle. An
immature Red-tailed Hawk was released off the Confederation trail behind
the veterinary college.

Saturday Feb. 21: approx. 40 Common goldeneye, 2 Barrow goldeneye and 3
Common mergansers in Meadowbank at the bridge.

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Subject: Bohemian waxwings
From: Daphne Davey <ddavey AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:14:59 -0400
February 21: Approx. 18 Bohemian waxwings twittering in the short deciduous
trees (species?) outside Victoria Playhouse.

 

Daphne

visiting Victoria, normally from Crapaud
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Subject: PEIWBL: Update
From: David Seeler <DSeeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:47:08 -0400
Current additions include Thick-billed Murre and Chipping Sparrow etc., with
a total now of 116 species having been reported to date. With 6 days left to
the PEIWBL endeavour let's hope the weather improves.

Again a reminder that Blake Maybank maintains the PEIWBL online (thank you
very much Blake!) at:

http://maybank.tripod.com/winter/pei.htm

All the best,

David
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SPECIES Reported: 116

DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
Gray Partridge
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
LOONS
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Northern Gannet
CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
American Coot
CRANES
Sandhill Crane
SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Sanderling
AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
Dovekie
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
OWLS
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
SHRIKES
Northern Shrike
CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
LARKS
Horned Lark
TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
TREECREEPERS
Brown Creeper
GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet
THRUSHES AND ALLIES
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
STARLINGS
European Starling
WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal
TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
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Subject: (no subject)
From: Alma Currie <currie.alma AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:46:55 -0400
I have an American Tree Sparrow along with the Grackle under the feeders today.

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Subject: Barred Owl
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:21:31 -0400
Hello,

I was noticing flocks of Crows flying over my house towards Cable Woods,
I thought there might be a hawk or an owl so I decided to walk up to see
what it was. After a fair bit of trudging, I found a Barred Owl asleep taking 
no pass of the crows mobbing him. I was able to get great pictures, and 
come back later to see him again with my grandfather. I would also like to 
report a Yellow-shafted Flicker at Fox Meadow Golf Course, And a Common
Redpoll along With pine Siskins and Goldfinches at my grandparents feeder.
Thanks,
Have a great day

-Lucas
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Subject: Re: Red-Tails...gone?
From: "David Seeler" <seeler AT groupwise.upei.ca>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:59:12 -0400
Hi Trevor,



Learned yesterday that a Red_tailed Hawk has been and is in the Morell
area.





Dave



>>> Trevor Wadman  02/11/15 9:37 PM >>> 
I have noticed that since the last storm I have not seen a Red-Tailed 
Hawk. Usually on the twice daily drive from my place (New London) to 
Summerside we would see 3-5 RTH's on the wires/poles between Clinton and

Margate on both drives. These hawks were almost always around, if they 
were not along the main road you could usually find them on one of the 
side roads. Since the storms have buried the ditches and field headlands

in lots of snow, and the mice/voles would be staying under the snow 
where the food is, I would assume the RTH's have either moved to better 
hunting grounds(maybe out of Province), or have changed locations to 
fields where the snow might not have settled as deep. Maybe they have 
moved to more wooded areas on the Island to feed on squirrels. They seem

to be adaptable as I remember reading an article online where 
researchers had found that the RTH's in New York's Central Park had 
changed their behaviour and started hunting pidgeons in the park 
(plentifull supply). 


Has anyone been seeing any RTH's lately? Just curious as to the 
observations of others. 


Feeder birds this week include the regulars, plus a Horned Lark and a 
Lapland Longspur decided to join in with the 30-40 Snow Buntings that 
come to feed on the cracked corn I spread out. Also attracted to the 
corn was a small flock(5) of Gray Partridge that now seem to come daily,

even walking up the snow drift to sit on my window ledge feeder on my 
living room window. 


Quick tip that I use to make my main feeder squirrel and raccoon proof, 
I use the 4 inch pvc plumbing pipe(black plastic)for my pole. I cement a

cap on the top and screw the feeder to the cap. The plastic is too 
smooth for them to grip and climb. In the summer I quite often find 
dirty paw prints that have slid down the pipe while trying to climb it. 
You do have to make sure the pipe is long enough to keep the feeder 
about 5 feet off the ground, and away from anything that squirrels can 
use to jump to the feeder. 

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Subject: Great blue heron- Alberry Plains
From: Dutch Thompson <peidutch AT hotmail.ca>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:47:00 +0000
GBH Alberry Plains just off highway , 18 Feb 2015


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Subject: Lapland Longspur
From: Rosemary Curley <rcurleypei AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:57:03 -0400

The stormy Monday, Feb 16th, Georgie Curley had a lone Lapland longspur at
her feeder in Alliston.

 

Rosemary Curley 

9 Harlandview Drive

Stratford PE C1B 1W2

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Subject: Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
From: David Seeler <dcseeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:07:52 -0400
Brett,
 
Thank you very much for the Eurasian / Common Teal report. I will put in the
rarity file for future (hopefully soon) reference.
 
Unfortunately, it is not yet recognized as a separate species in North
America :(
 
All the best,
Dave
 
 
From: Brett MacKinnon [mailto:brett_mackinnon AT hotmail.com] 
Sent: February-18-15 12:41 PM
To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
Subject: Re: [PEI-Birders] 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
 
Hi David,

You can add Common Teal to the list as I have found a male. 
Thanks!

> From: DSeeler AT eastlink.ca  
> To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca  
> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:17:21 -0400
> Subject: [PEI-Birders] 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
> 
> Good morning everyone,
> 
> As they continue to find-let alone clean-roads here on PEI it is time for
an
> update as to how the 2015 List is proceeding. To date 86 species have been
> reported. I suspect there may be a slowdown for a bit but soon activity
will
> pick up again.
> 
> Please let me know if I have missed a report.
> 
> David Seeler
> 
> _________________________________________________________
> 
> SPECIES Reported: 86
> 
> DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
> Cackling Goose
> Canada Goose
> Gadwall
> Eurasian Wigeon
> American Wigeon
> American Black Duck
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Common Eider
> Harlequin Duck
> Black Scoter
> Long-tailed Duck
> Common Goldeneye
> Barrow's Goldeneye
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> 
> PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
> Gray Partridge
> Ruffed Grouse
> 
> LOONS
> Red-throated Loon
> 
> CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Cormorant
> 
> HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
> Great Blue Heron
> 
> HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Northern Goshawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> 
> AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
> Dovekie
> Razorbill
> 
> GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Black-headed Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Herring Gull
> Iceland Gull
> Glaucous Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull
> 
> PIGEONS AND DOVES
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> 
> OWLS
> Great Horned Owl
> 
> WOODPECKERS
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> 
> FALCONS AND CARACARAS
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> 
> SHRIKES
> Northern Shrike
> 
> CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> 
> LARKS
> Horned Lark
> 
> TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Boreal Chickadee
> 
> NUTHATCHES
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> 
> TREECREEPERS
> Brown Creeper
> 
> KINGLETS
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> 
> THRUSHES AND ALLIES
> American Robin
> 
> STARLINGS
> European Starling
> 
> WAXWINGS
> Bohemian Waxwing
> 
> LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
> Lapland Longspur
> Snow Bunting
> 
> NEW WORLD WARBLERS
> Pine Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 
> BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
> American Tree Sparrow
> Field Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> 
> CARDINALS AND ALLIES
> Northern Cardinal
> 
> TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> 
> FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
> Pine Grosbeak
> Purple Finch
> Common Redpoll
> Pine Siskin
> American Goldfinch
> Evening Grosbeak
> 
> OLD WORLD SPARROWS
> House Sparrow
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Subject: Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
From: Brett MacKinnon <brett_mackinnon AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:41:24 -0400
Hi David,

You can add Common Teal to the list as I have found a male. 
Thanks!

> From: DSeeler AT eastlink.ca
> To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:17:21 -0400
> Subject: [PEI-Birders] 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
> 
> Good morning everyone,
> 
> As they continue to find-let alone clean-roads here on PEI it is time for an
> update as to how the 2015 List is proceeding. To date 86 species have been
> reported. I suspect there may be a slowdown for a bit but soon activity will
> pick up again.
> 
> Please let me know if I have missed a report.
> 
> David Seeler
> 
> _________________________________________________________
> 
> SPECIES Reported: 86
> 
> DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
> Cackling Goose
> Canada Goose
> Gadwall
> Eurasian Wigeon
> American Wigeon
> American Black Duck
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Common Eider
> Harlequin Duck
> Black Scoter
> Long-tailed Duck
> Common Goldeneye
> Barrow's Goldeneye
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> 
> PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
> Gray Partridge
> Ruffed Grouse
> 
> LOONS
> Red-throated Loon
> 
> CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Cormorant
> 
> HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
> Great Blue Heron
> 
> HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Northern Goshawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> 
> AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
> Dovekie
> Razorbill
> 
> GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Black-headed Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Herring Gull
> Iceland Gull
> Glaucous Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull
> 
> PIGEONS AND DOVES
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> 
> OWLS
> Great Horned Owl
> 
> WOODPECKERS
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> 
> FALCONS AND CARACARAS
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> 
> SHRIKES
> Northern Shrike
> 
> CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> 
> LARKS
> Horned Lark
> 
> TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Boreal Chickadee
> 
> NUTHATCHES
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> 
> TREECREEPERS
> Brown Creeper
> 
> KINGLETS
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> 
> THRUSHES AND ALLIES
> American Robin
> 
> STARLINGS
> European Starling
> 
> WAXWINGS
> Bohemian Waxwing
> 
> LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
> Lapland Longspur
> Snow Bunting
> 
> NEW WORLD WARBLERS
> Pine Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 
> BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
> American Tree Sparrow
> Field Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> 
> CARDINALS AND ALLIES
> Northern Cardinal
> 
> TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> 
> FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
> Pine Grosbeak
> Purple Finch
> Common Redpoll
> Pine Siskin
> American Goldfinch
> Evening Grosbeak
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> House Sparrow
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Subject: Horned lark
From: carolyn gallant <gallant19 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:56:48 -0400
There was a lone horned lark on the roadside in Bear River today. 

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Subject: ringnecked pheasants & boh Waxwings
From: Dutch Thompson <peidutch AT hotmail.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:09:25 +0000
Male & female ring-necked pheasants + 2 bohemian waxwings in Bunbury 

17 Feb 2015.


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Subject: Re: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
From: Alma Currie <currie.alma AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:58:23 -0400
You can add to your list ring-necked pheasant and common grackle

Sent from my iPad
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> On Feb 18, 2015, at 8:17 AM, David Seeler  wrote:
> 
> Good morning everyone,
> 
> As they continue to find-let alone clean-roads here on PEI it is time for an
> update as to how the 2015 List is proceeding. To date 86 species have been
> reported. I suspect there may be a slowdown for a bit but soon activity will
> pick up again.
> 
> Please let me know if I have missed a report.
> 
> David Seeler
> 
> _________________________________________________________
> 
> SPECIES Reported: 86
> 
> DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
> Cackling Goose
> Canada Goose
> Gadwall
> Eurasian Wigeon
> American Wigeon
> American Black Duck
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Common Eider
> Harlequin Duck
> Black Scoter
> Long-tailed Duck
> Common Goldeneye
> Barrow's Goldeneye
> Common Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> 
> PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
> Gray Partridge
> Ruffed Grouse
> 
> LOONS
> Red-throated Loon
> 
> CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Cormorant
> 
> HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
> Great Blue Heron
> 
> HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
> Northern Harrier
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Northern Goshawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Rough-legged Hawk
> 
> AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
> Dovekie
> Razorbill
> 
> GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Black-headed Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Herring Gull
> Iceland Gull
> Glaucous Gull
> Great Black-backed Gull
> 
> PIGEONS AND DOVES
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> 
> OWLS
> Great Horned Owl
> 
> WOODPECKERS
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> 
> FALCONS AND CARACARAS
> American Kestrel
> Merlin
> 
> SHRIKES
> Northern Shrike
> 
> CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> 
> LARKS
> Horned Lark
> 
> TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Boreal Chickadee
> 
> NUTHATCHES
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> 
> TREECREEPERS
> Brown Creeper
> 
> KINGLETS
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> 
> THRUSHES AND ALLIES
> American Robin
> 
> STARLINGS
> European Starling
> 
> WAXWINGS
> Bohemian Waxwing
> 
> LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
> Lapland Longspur
> Snow Bunting
> 
> NEW WORLD WARBLERS
> Pine Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 
> BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
> American Tree Sparrow
> Field Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> 
> CARDINALS AND ALLIES
> Northern Cardinal
> 
> TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> 
> FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
> Pine Grosbeak
> Purple Finch
> Common Redpoll
> Pine Siskin
> American Goldfinch
> Evening Grosbeak
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Subject: 2015 - Not yet a snow record but..........
From: David Seeler <DSeeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:17:21 -0400
Good morning everyone,

As they continue to find-let alone clean-roads here on PEI it is time for an
update as to how the 2015 List is proceeding. To date 86 species have been
reported. I suspect there may be a slowdown for a bit but soon activity will
pick up again.

Please let me know if I have missed a report.

David Seeler

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SPECIES Reported: 86

DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser

PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
Gray Partridge
Ruffed Grouse

LOONS
Red-throated Loon

CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant

HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron

HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk

AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
Dovekie
Razorbill

GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

OWLS
Great Horned Owl

WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS AND CARACARAS
American Kestrel
Merlin

SHRIKES
Northern Shrike

CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven

LARKS
Horned Lark

TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee

NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

TREECREEPERS
Brown Creeper

KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet

THRUSHES AND ALLIES
American Robin

STARLINGS
European Starling

WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing

LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal

TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird

FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
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Subject: Re: Red-bellied Woodpecker
From: Anne Burke <joseypye AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:21:31 -0400
Where can we see your video, Lucas?  Sounds like fun!

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 17, 2015, at 5:04 PM, lucas maccormack  wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> This afternoon I was walking on Fox Meadow Golf Course when I spotted a
> male Red-bellied Woodpecker. As I was starting to head back home I saw two
> woodpeckers acting strange, when I got closer I got a video of what turned
> out to be Downy Woodpeckers doing a mating dance.
> Thanks,
> Have a great evening!
> 
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Subject: Strange visitors
From: Alma Currie <currie.alma AT yahoo.ca>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:25:35 -0400
Two strangers to my back yard to report.
Today one Common Grackle
On Feb 7th I had the pleasure of watch two male Pileated Woodpecker for about 
an hour join all my regulars. My everyday feeder birds are several Blue Jays, 
Chickadees, Dark-eyed Juncoes, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, 
Hairy Woodpeckers, Crows, Ravens, one male Flicker and the odd Bald Eagle, 
American Gold Finch, Ruffed Grouse, and unknown Hawks. 

Oh and I must not forget the several Squirrels. 
I have not seen any foxes or rabbits all winter so what's up with that?
Also I did see a male Ring-necked Pheasant a couple of miles up the road.

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Subject: Red-bellied Woodpecker
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:04:41 -0400
Hello,

This afternoon I was walking on Fox Meadow Golf Course when I spotted a
male Red-bellied Woodpecker. As I was starting to head back home I saw two
woodpeckers acting strange, when I got closer I got a video of what turned
out to be Downy Woodpeckers doing a mating dance.
Thanks,
Have a great evening!

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Subject: Re: PEIWBL Update
From: The MacNearneys <macnearney AT islandtelecom.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:53:14 -0400
Another dovekie succumbed to cold in Lower Montague.  Specimen in freezer.
Dave MacNearney


On Feb 17, 2015, at 10:27 AM, greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca wrote:

> A very nice PEI bird. I will be on the island at the end of the month and i 
hope the weather has abated enough to get out to do a bit of birding. I still 
get your reports and love staying in contact about the birds of PEI. I will 
also be chasing the fieldfare and Eurasion kestrel in Nova Scotia as well as 
long as the weather cooperates. 

> 
> Take care and enjoy the snow. 
> 
> Greg
> 
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.
> From: David Seeler
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:24 AM
> To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
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> Subject: [PEI-Birders] PEIWBL Update
> 
> With weather less than co-operative fewer have been out and about. However
> we were able to add
> Dovekie to the PEIWBL when one was stranded in front of David Stewart's home
> in Stratford during the extreme winds on Monday. To date 114 species have
> been reported for the PEIWBL with just a half a month left to go.
> 
> Addition: Dovekie
> Total Number WBL: 114
> 
> 
> Dave
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Subject: Re: PEIWBL Update
From: greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:27:44 -0500
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Subject: PEIWBL Update
From: David Seeler <DSeeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:23:55 -0400
With weather less than co-operative fewer have been out and about. However
we were able to add
Dovekie to the PEIWBL when one was stranded in front of David Stewart's home
in Stratford during the extreme winds on Monday. To date 114 species have
been reported for the PEIWBL with just a half a month left to go.

Addition: Dovekie
Total Number WBL: 114


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Subject: Horned Lark
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:45:49 -0400
Hello,

My dad and I were driving this morning out by Earnscliff when we came across
a flock of 8 Horned Lark. As we were driving home another flock of 10-15 Horned
Lark flew across the road. I would also like to report around 10 Bohemian 
Waxwings 

at Fox Meadow Golf Course.
Thanks,
Have a great evening!

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Subject: American Robins
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:51:31 -0400
Hello,

I had two American Robins feeding on Canada Holly by my feeders today (in 
Stratford). 

Thanks,
Have a great evening!

-Lucas

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Subject: Black duck downtown
From: Daphne Davey <ddavey AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:15:32 -0400
(Feb 5) One black duck took off from right next to culvert under jct. Rte.
13 and TCH in downtown Crapaud.

 

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Subject: birds around Monticello
From: Gerald <gerald12714 AT bellaliant.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:24:30 -0400
1 northern goshawk bringing down a crow near my house
1 red-tailed hawk
4 pine siskins
6 american goldfinch
18 bluejay
4 tree sparrows
1 mature bald eagle






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Subject: Re: Birds around Monticello
From: Gerald <gerald12714 AT bellaliant.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:12:16 -0400
On 2/1/2015 6:50 PM, Brett MacKinnon wrote:
> Hey Gerald,
> Where did you find the Northern Shrike?Having trouble for the past few 
> wks with my email ,so not sure if you got my reply Brett--the shrike 
> landed on a tree next to my house in Monticello--he appeared to be 
> watching the birds that were eating niger seed.
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> 2 boreal chickadee
> 2 golden-crowned kinglets
> 1 northern shrike
> 18 bluejay
> 4 tree sparrow
> 4 junco
> 15 pigeons
> 3 starlings
> 4 mourning doves
> 12 pine siskins
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Subject: Re: Red-Tails...gone?
From: Brett MacKinnon <brett_mackinnon AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:13:18 -0400
Trevor,
I found 2 Red-tailed Hawks on Monday. My guess is that the ones you were seeing 
have moved to where they can find birds or other rodents. Maybe hanging near 
feeders or garbage bins. 


> Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:36:56 -0400
> From: trevor.wadman AT pei.sympatico.ca
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> Subject: [PEI-Birders] Red-Tails...gone?
> 
> I have noticed that since the last storm I have not seen a Red-Tailed 
> Hawk. Usually on the twice daily drive from my place (New London) to 
> Summerside we would see 3-5 RTH's on the wires/poles between Clinton and 
> Margate on both drives. These hawks were almost always around, if they 
> were not along the main road you could usually find them on one of the 
> side roads. Since the storms have buried the ditches and field headlands 
> in lots of snow, and the mice/voles would be staying under the snow 
> where the food is, I would assume the RTH's have either moved to better 
> hunting grounds(maybe out of Province), or have changed locations to 
> fields where the snow might not have settled as deep. Maybe they have 
> moved to more wooded areas on the Island to feed on squirrels. They seem 
> to be adaptable as I remember reading an article online where 
> researchers had found that the RTH's in New York's Central Park had 
> changed their behaviour and started hunting pidgeons in the park 
> (plentifull supply).
> 
> 
> Has anyone been seeing any RTH's lately? Just curious as to the 
> observations of others.
> 
> 
> Feeder birds this week include the regulars, plus a Horned Lark and a 
> Lapland Longspur decided to join in with the 30-40 Snow Buntings that 
> come to feed on the cracked corn I spread out. Also attracted to the 
> corn was a small flock(5) of Gray Partridge that now seem to come daily, 
> even walking up the snow drift to sit on my window ledge feeder on my 
> living room window.
> 
> 
> Quick tip that I use to make my main feeder squirrel and raccoon proof, 
> I use the 4 inch pvc plumbing pipe(black plastic)for my pole. I cement a 
> cap on the top and screw the feeder to the cap. The plastic is too 
> smooth for them to grip and climb. In the summer I quite often find 
> dirty paw prints that have slid down the pipe while trying to climb it. 
> You do have to make sure the pipe is long enough to keep the feeder 
> about 5 feet off the ground, and away from anything that squirrels can 
> use to jump to the feeder.
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Subject: Barred Owl
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:37:40 -0400
Hello,

This morning I was walking on a trail bordering Fox Meadow Golf Course, when I 
noticed a group of 

crows making quite a bit of noise. At first I thought they must have spotted 
the Red-tailed 

Hawk that seemed to be around that area but when I walked out on the golf 
course to see 

what it was I was surprised to see a Barred Owl sitting on a dead tree!
There were Crows and Blue jays mobbing it. I would also like to report 8 
Bohemian Waxwings eating canada holly 

and one American Black Duck eating sunflower seeds under the feeder at my 
grandparents house 

on the Stratford Road.
Have a nice day!

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Subject: Red-Tails...gone?
From: Trevor Wadman <trevor.wadman AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:36:56 -0400
I have noticed that since the last storm I have not seen a Red-Tailed 
Hawk. Usually on the twice daily drive from my place (New London) to 
Summerside we would see 3-5 RTH's on the wires/poles between Clinton and 
Margate on both drives. These hawks were almost always around, if they 
were not along the main road you could usually find them on one of the 
side roads. Since the storms have buried the ditches and field headlands 
in lots of snow, and the mice/voles would be staying under the snow 
where the food is, I would assume the RTH's have either moved to better 
hunting grounds(maybe out of Province), or have changed locations to 
fields where the snow might not have settled as deep. Maybe they have 
moved to more wooded areas on the Island to feed on squirrels. They seem 
to be adaptable as I remember reading an article online where 
researchers had found that the RTH's in New York's Central Park had 
changed their behaviour and started hunting pidgeons in the park 
(plentifull supply).


Has anyone been seeing any RTH's lately? Just curious as to the 
observations of others.


Feeder birds this week include the regulars, plus a Horned Lark and a 
Lapland Longspur decided to join in with the 30-40 Snow Buntings that 
come to feed on the cracked corn I spread out. Also attracted to the 
corn was a small flock(5) of Gray Partridge that now seem to come daily, 
even walking up the snow drift to sit on my window ledge feeder on my 
living room window.


Quick tip that I use to make my main feeder squirrel and raccoon proof, 
I use the 4 inch pvc plumbing pipe(black plastic)for my pole. I cement a 
cap on the top and screw the feeder to the cap. The plastic is too 
smooth for them to grip and climb. In the summer I quite often find 
dirty paw prints that have slid down the pipe while trying to climb it. 
You do have to make sure the pipe is long enough to keep the feeder 
about 5 feet off the ground, and away from anything that squirrels can 
use to jump to the feeder.

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Subject: FYI. Birding Weekend
From: Anne and Ron <arvidson AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:04:48 -0400 (AST)
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Subject: New to us in Tryon
From: Barbara Clement <barbaraclement AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:30:07 -0400
We had one Snow bunting and what we think was an Evening or Pine 
Grosbeak by the feeder this morning.
  Also what looks like a Savannah Sparrow to join the four American Tree 
Sparrows, Juncos and Chickadees..

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Subject: East Pt. today
From: "Scott Sinclair" <scsinclair AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:55:56 -0400
Gary Schneider and I headed up to East Pt. today.  It was a generally quiet
day for birds, but the highlight was Razorbills which were much in evidence
at East Pt.  The only open water was in the middle distance, so it afforded
good looks at them as they flew around.  We also saw a group of 14 Snow
Buntings at Selkirk.

 

 

East Point, PEI, Kings, CA-PE

Feb 8, 2015 11:01 AM - 12:31 PM

 

Common Eider  280

Long-tailed Duck  45

Common Goldeneye  40

Barrow's Goldeneye  1

Red-breasted Merganser  20

Bald Eagle  2

Razorbill  10

Black Guillemot  2

Herring Gull  6

Iceland Gull  1

American Crow  3

 

 
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Subject: Birding today February 8, 2015
From: Brett MacKinnon <brett_mackinnon AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:04:24 -0400
Found a dark morph rough-legged today near earnscliffe 
3 flocks of Horned Larks in Earnscliffe
Two gadwall on Monaghan Road

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Subject: Great Horned Owl - East Royalty
From: Cottreau/Whelan <ferncottage AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:47:15 -0400 (AST)
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Subject: PIne siskins
From: Daphne Davey <ddavey AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:08:02 -0400
Two pine siskins at feeder today February 7. First this winter.

 

Daphne

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Subject: Re: New Stratford yard bird.
From: greg.stroud AT pc.gc.ca
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 13:13:38 -0500
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Subject: WBL - Horne Cross Road - Tree Sparrow
From: Vanessa Bonnyman <vbonnyman AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:27:50 -0400
Had a new visitor to the yard this evening (Feb 5/15), a Tree Sparrow. Also had 
10 redpolls as well. 

Horne Cross Rd

Mourning Dove  
Blue Jay  
Black-capped Chickadee  
European Starling  
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  
Common Redpoll  10
2 gulls (not sure on id)	
Crows

Also on Feb 1/15 I had a Sharp-shinned hawk come to the yard twice. The first 
visit he stayed in the tree for a good 10 minutes but the second visit was only 
for a couple of minutes. 




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Subject: New Stratford yard bird.
From: Dwaine Oakley <dwaine.oakley AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 16:50:15 -0400
I dropped by my parent's place this afternoon and they mentioned a weird
"sparrow" that has been at the feeders the last couple of days. Turned out
to be a Lapland Longspur which is a new yard bird for an already impressive
list.

It was bizarre to watch the Longspur feeding on the ground with a flock of
Juncos and a Northern Flicker. It later posed on one of the patio posts for
several pictures before returning to the food on the ground. After looking
a few times for this species in Earnscliffe it turns up in their yard of
all places! Their Snow Bunting only stuck around for a day after the last
big storm.

Also while I was there the Field Sparrow was actively feeding at the front
of the house with a Song Sparrow and Dark-eyed Juncos while the Pine
Warbler made visits to the caged feeder in the backyard. The Cardinal is
still around but I missed it today.

Just a note of caution as well. If you drop by to try for the birds please
do not approach the cedar hedge at the side of the house since this is the
main cover for the sparrow, warbler, and cardinal. Please park in the
driveway which has been widened for easy viewing. Also feel to knock on the
door since my parents welcome birders to watch the feeders from inside the
house.


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Subject: Tea Hill sightings
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:37:39 -0400
A late report from last week:

1 Ruffed grouse
1 Sharp-shinned hawk
1 Red-tailed hawk, in front of the house, mobbed by crows (had to think of
Dwaine's report as I have quite a few Mourning doves as well)

Still 20+ Pine siskins and one Redpoll
Northern flicker
1 Downy and 2 Hairy woodpeckers

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Subject: Am bald eagle Bunbury
From: Dutch Thompson <peidutch AT hotmail.ca>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:46:03 -0300
Am bald eagle in Bunbury 4 Feb 4 pm.
 
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Subject: Sightings report
From: "Dan McAskill" <jdmcaskill AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:06:15 -0400
Yesterday, there were 6 Horned Lark taking grit roadside and feeding in an 
adjacent weedy area along Donagh Road in Johnston's River. 


This morning in Donagh:

2 male Ring-necked Pheasant
3 Mourning Dove
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 American Crow
12 Blue Jays
12 Black-capped Chickadee
4 American Tree Sparrow
8 Dark-eyed Junco

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Subject: Ducks
From: Gail McCourt <styleomine AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 09:52:35 -0300
Hi everyone,
At my backyard feeder in Wilmot this am:
6 Mallards, male and female4 Black Ducks20-30 American Gold Finch1 Purple Finch 
and females1 Downy Woodpecker1 Song Sparrows1 White Throated Sparrow3 Crows4 
Blue Jays2 Chickadees 

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Subject: Birds Feb. 4, 2015
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 15:50:47 -0400
Hello,

Here is what I saw while birding today:

Stratford Road
1 Yellow Shafted Flicker
1 American Robin
Great Blue Heron (Moore's Pond)
2 Ravens
5-10 crows 
2 Green Winged Teals

Fox Meadow Golf Course
Black-capped Chickadees
Gold Finches
Northern Goshawk (not positive because it flew away before I 
could get a good look- but pretty sure)

48 Matwood Dr.
1Dark Eyed Junco
1 Field Sparrow 
1 Red Breasted Nuthatch
several Hairy & Downy woodpeckers
Blue Jays
Black-capped Chickadees
Gold Finches
Starlings

Also, yesterday I had 3 Pine Siskins at my feeder.
Thanks,
Have a good evening!

-Lucas





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Subject: Song sparrow
From: Daphne Davey <ddavey AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:15:44 -0400
Song sparrow at feeder today Feb 3. The earliest I've recorded in previous
years is March 22.

 

Daphne

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Subject: American Kestrel
From: Dale Murchison <jdmurchison AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:13:09 -0400
Surprised to see an American Kestrel today just after the Cherry Valley/ trans 
Canada turnoff 


Dale

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Subject: Short field trip
From: "Dan McAskill" <jdmcaskill AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:06:57 -0400
I took a short field trip between noon and 3:15 pm from Donagh to West Royalty 
to Stratford (Reeves Estates) to Donagh. Minus 16 degrees C., light wind, 
cloudy. Fields snow covered and bays and estuaries ice covered except for 
rapidly running water. 


The Northern Cardinal, Pine Warbler, and Field Sparrow were all in the front 
yard and cedar hedge at Audrey and Maurice Oakley's place. In addition, there 
were: 


8 Mourning Doves
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
several American Crows
~15 Blue Jays
several Black-capped Chickadees
~50 European Starling 
5 Dark-eyed Junco
several American Goldfinch
4 House Sparrows

Donagh Feeders:
4 Dark-eyed Junco
4 American Tree Sparrow
Male and Female Downy Woodpecker
1 female Hairy Woodpecker
18 Blue Jays
12+ Black-capped Chickadees
4 Mourning Dove 

There was an adult Red-tailed Hawk at Stratford by KFC being mobbed by about 20 
American Crows 


Other birds seen:
~20 Herring Gulls
10 Iceland Gulls
50 American Crows
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
100+ European Starling
6 Common Goldeneye (at Fullerton's Marsh bridge)
3 Common Merganser at Hillsborough Bridge

Happy birding,

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Subject: Northern Cardinal
From: lucas maccormack <lucas-mac AT live.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:16:04 -0400
Hi,

A few days ago my grandfather(Paul McGuigan) and I drove up to the Oakley's 
house on Matwood Dr. to see if we could find the Cardinal that had been hanging 
around there, but we had no 

luck. Late this afternoon my Dad and I drove up and after a little while the 
Cardinal showed 

up! This was the first time I have seen a Cardinal and it was great!
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know he was still there.
Thanks,
Have a great evening!

-Lucas
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Subject: Red-tailed takes Mourning Dove
From: Dwaine Oakley <dwaine.oakley AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 19:24:34 -0400
This morning my father Maurice Oakley was startled by a loud thump outside
on the patio. When he and their Pomeranian went to investigate the noise
they discovered a Red-tailed Hawk perched on a Mourning Dove just outside
the patio doors.

Before my father was able to capture any pictures of the hawk the dog
went into a barking fit and scared it off. The hawk flew off with the dove
in its talons to eat in peace elsewhere but was soon followed by the local
crows. Dad was surprised and could not get over the size of the hawk since
they are more familiar with Sharp-shinned Hawks visiting the backyard.

This is most likely the same hawk that I noticed perched in their backyard
earlier in the week (January 28th) looking over the feeders. I mentioned
to my parents that the hawk was most likely after their squirrels or
Mourning Doves so I guess the squirrels were a little quicker today.

The Cardinal, Pine Warbler, and Field Sparrow are still around but no sign
of the White-breasted Nuthatch since the original sighting.


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Subject: Re: Birds around Monticello
From: Brett MacKinnon <brett_mackinnon AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:50:01 -0400
Hey Gerald,
Where did you find the Northern Shrike?

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:17:20 -0400
From: gerald12714 AT bellaliant.net
To: Peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
Subject: [PEI-Birders] Birds around Monticello















2 boreal chickadee
2 golden-crowned kinglets
1 northern shrike
18 bluejay
4 tree sparrow
4 junco
15 pigeons
3 starlings
4 mourning doves
12 pine siskins
 















 





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Subject: Birds around Monticello
From: "Gerald" <gerald12714 AT bellaliant.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:17:20 -0400 (Atlantic Standard Time)
2 boreal chickadee
2 golden-crowned kinglets
1 northern shrike
18 bluejay
4 tree sparrow
4 junco
15 pigeons
3 starlings
4 mourning doves
12 pine siskins
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Subject: PEIWBL - Update to 1 February 2015
From: David Seeler <DSeeler AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:46:15 -0400
With one month to go with the PEIWBL we currently stand at  species. I
believe we have one missing and if you reported Mew Gull, please let me know
the details.


Again, the web site so kindly maintained by Blake Maybank is:

http://maybank.tripod.com/winter/pei.htm


All the best,
Dave


SPECIES Reported: 112

DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
PHEASANTS, GROUSE, AND ALLIES
Gray Partridge
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
LOONS
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Northern Gannet
CORMORANTS AND SHAGS
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron
HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
American Coot
CRANES
Sandhill Crane
SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Sanderling
AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
OWLS
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
FALCONS AND CARACARAS
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
SHRIKES
Northern Shrike
CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
LARKS
Horned Lark
TITS, CHICKADEES, AND TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
TREECREEPERS
Brown Creeper
GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet
THRUSHES AND ALLIES
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
STARLINGS
European Starling
WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
CARDINALS AND ALLIES
Northern Cardinal
TROUPIALS AND ALLIES
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
FINCHES, EUPHONIAS, AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow
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Subject: Re: tame pine siskins
From: Fiep de Bie <fiepdebie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:07 -0400
Hopefully this isn't the case (trichomonosis in finches). Having worked
with the graduate student looking into the disease, I remember that it was
more evident in the summer months, when bird food was moist and warm, ideal
conditions for the protozoan *Trichomonas gallinae* to grow, but if the
birds that Trevor saw at his feeders have crusty eyes and food debri around
their beak I would be very alarmed. In any case, cleaning feeders and bird
baths regularly so that seed doesn't get too wet or mouldy is a good
practice to prevent disease (and something I have to remind myself of
doing).

Fiep

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Rosemary Curley 
wrote:

> Trichomoniasis ? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2839828/
>
> Rosemary Curley
> 9 Harlandview Drive
> Stratford PE C1B 1W2
> 902-569-1209
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trevor Wadman [mailto:trevor.wadman AT pei.sympatico.ca]
> Sent: January-29-15 8:01 PM
> To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
> Subject: [PEI-Birders] tame pine siskins
>
> Hi everyone, came home today and noticed 3 pine siskens on my window ledge
> feeder. They didn't mind us walking past them so I went back out nad was
> able to walk right up to them, and even pet them. Has anyone heard of them
> being this tame before?I have hand tames chickadees before, but never
> siskens, and these guys seems already tamed.
>
>   I was wondering if the storm kicked the stuffing out of them so that they
> were more concentrated on getting food than worring about me. If anything
> startled them they would flush but come right back, sometimes even landing
> on my head before going to the feeder. I took some photos, if any turn out
> i'll try to link them. I was so close I had to abandon the telephoto lens,
> and mount the 50mm to take photos. One behavior i noted was they would dig
> through the sunflower seeds and corn to get to the seeds that had falled
> down between the feeder and the house. These seeds would have been sitting
> there longer, and absorbed moisture. You could watch them ( my face was
> only
> a foot away) as they mashed the moist seeds then extracted the meat,
> instead
> of trying to crack the harder fresh seed with their dainty beaks.
>
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Subject: Jan 30/15
From: Greg Feetham <feetham1972 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:32:05 -0400
After hanging around the house this morning watching all of our usual birds
including 10 Evening Grosbeaks, Greg and I took off for a bird run around
noon.  Drove up the No. 1 towards Charlottetown and found a Red-Tailed Hawk
in Hampton.  From there thru to Stratford only saw the usual birds.
Stopped in at Dwaine's parents and didn't need to get out of the car.  The
Field Sarrow was at the feeder under the front window.  Didn't look for the
Cardinal or Pine Warbler as we had already seen those the week before when
out with Les Homans.  Stopped in at Moore's Pond and found the Great Blue
Heron. (poor cold looking bird)
On the way home stopped at the pond at the end of Garfield St. in
Charlottetown.  Saw Black Ducks, Mallards, Green Winged Teals and a
Eurasion wigeon.
Headed up to the No. 6 and went thru as far as Oyster Bed Bridge with again
the ususal found including another Red-talied Hawk.  Took the Cymbria loop
where we saw 1 Ring Neck Pheasant along with a covey of 10 Grey Partridge
and a large group of Mallard and Black Ducks.  Saw 1 more Red-talied Hawk
in Clinton, otherwise the remaider of the trip was uneventful for new
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Subject: Pileated woodpecker
From: "Scott Sinclair" <scsinclair AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:32:52 -0400
On my walk this afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Pileated
Woodpecker on Ferry Wharf Rd. in Georgetown Royalty.  It's the first I've
seen in this area.  (Perhaps this could be the same bird that was reported
by Dale Murchison at Brudenell Park a while back?)

 
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Subject: Rosemary
From: Trevor Wadman <trevor.wadman AT pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:18:35 -0400
  Hi Rosemary, so far none of the symptoms of Trich., they appear 
healthy, good plumage, actively squabbling with each other and the 
chickadees, and never seem to nap on the feeder. They appear to be just 
really tame/friendly. They are back at the feeder again today. I'll keep 
an eye on them for any of the symptoms listed in your reference.

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Subject: Re: tame pine siskins
From: Rosemary Curley <rcurleypei AT eastlink.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:30:13 -0400
Trichomoniasis ? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2839828/

Rosemary Curley 
9 Harlandview Drive
Stratford PE C1B 1W2
902-569-1209

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From: Trevor Wadman [mailto:trevor.wadman AT pei.sympatico.ca] 
Sent: January-29-15 8:01 PM
To: peibirders AT lists.upei.ca
Subject: [PEI-Birders] tame pine siskins

Hi everyone, came home today and noticed 3 pine siskens on my window ledge
feeder. They didn't mind us walking past them so I went back out nad was
able to walk right up to them, and even pet them. Has anyone heard of them
being this tame before?I have hand tames chickadees before, but never
siskens, and these guys seems already tamed.

  I was wondering if the storm kicked the stuffing out of them so that they
were more concentrated on getting food than worring about me. If anything
startled them they would flush but come right back, sometimes even landing
on my head before going to the feeder. I took some photos, if any turn out
i'll try to link them. I was so close I had to abandon the telephoto lens,
and mount the 50mm to take photos. One behavior i noted was they would dig
through the sunflower seeds and corn to get to the seeds that had falled
down between the feeder and the house. These seeds would have been sitting
there longer, and absorbed moisture. You could watch them ( my face was only
a foot away) as they mashed the moist seeds then extracted the meat, instead
of trying to crack the harder fresh seed with their dainty beaks.

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Subject: White-breasted Nuthatch, Matwood Dr
From: Nicole Murtagh <nicole_murtagh AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:06 -0400
This morning I stopped in to 48 Matwood Dr. (Oakley's) with my friend Bree 
Donovan and classmates (Wildlife conservation) Brett Mackinnon and Layton 
McAndrew. We had high hopes of seeing the Northern Cardinal that's been hanging 
around, as well as a few others. The Cardinal did indeed show up, along with 
some Blue Jays and Starlings. We also got a good look at the Pine Warbler and, 
to our surprise, a White-breasted Nuthatch that came to the tree closest to the 
fence. Unfortunately the Field Sparrow was a no show for us today! We also saw 
plenty of Pine Siskins, Chickadees, American Goldfinches, a couple of Downy 
Woodpeckers, a Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Mourning Doves, and lastly 
what looked to be a Merlin overhead which sent everything fleeing for cover! 


~Nicole


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