Date: 7/24/17 10:04 am From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> Subject: [Maine-birds] RFI Little Egret, Portland
Was hoping someone might be able to suggest the best spot(s) to check for the Little Egret that's been around Portland recently. I think I'll have a few hours tomorrow afternoon and though I've seen reports of it at a few places, was wondering if there's a particularly good spot to check and if tides play a role (is there a better spot to try at high tide and a better one for low tide, for example). Any tips/ideas would be appreciated.
Jamaica Plain, MA
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From: Donald Jones
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:59 PM
To: Maine birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Egret at Martin's Point, Portland
Apologies for posting twice today, but I thought this warranted a second message. I just got outstanding views of the continuing Little Egret from the Martin's Point bridge. It was foraging in the company of two Snowy Egrets near the American flag on the Yarmouth side of the river until about 5 minutes ago, when it flew across to the far side of the bay (almost directly west, near the radio tower on the skyline). It is still visible but much more distant now. I will submit an eBird checklist and upload photos when I get home tomorrow afternoon.