Bill and I are heading up to Cobscook Bay in Maine tomorrow for ten days of hiking, walking, and birdwatching...so I did something different today and headed up to Wilcox Cove in Grand Isle for a little golf. It is a nice place for birds for me...but not birdies! The usuals were there: cedar waxwings in the cedars, robins, two kingbirds, a white breasted nuthatch, several house wrens, many gulls (all ring bills, I think),chickadees, blackbirds. But there were two new birds for me at this location. There were two Carolina Wrens near the lagoon along the fourth fairway. I clearly saw them and heard them make all three sounds (teakettle, chewy chewy, and their distinctive buzzing call note that was made as I got too close. I also saw what I believe was a juvenile black crowned night heron fly over, quite low, along the whole length of the first fairway. I can not be absolutely sure of this one as I have not seen them that often but the view was long and clear and after studying two guidebooks, I have no idea what else it might be. Are these two sightings as unusual as I think they might be? If you like pix, I added a few. My favorite is this picture of a young titmouse. Is he resting for a bit or using the branch to reach an itch on his head? There are a few of a poor momma robin, panting with her mouth open in last week's heat. I am sorry to be leaving and missing the young robins as I have a perfect view out of my bedroom window and it would be fun to chronicle the entire "process" http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbmcclintock/7429147404/in/set-72157630257591334 Happy birding, Martha From Westford...where the wood thrushes sing all day in the woods east of my house, the veerys sing in the more mixed habitats to the west, and the hermit thrushes thrill us with their song as the migrate through in the spring.