Date: 7/24/17 7:11 pm
From: 'mzimrsm1' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Little Egret at Martin's Point, Portland
Hi Don,

If you look at the ebird posts you will see that most are at either
Gilsland Farm, Martins Point, or Shoreline Drive - all very close
together. It is worth checking all these places - along with Tide Water
Farm just to the north. What the map does not show is the tide, which is a
key factor. The bird shows only at mid- to lower tides when the flats are
exposed. I'm not sure anyone really knows where it hangs out at higher
tides. It is roosting somewhere, but where? Last year when it changed
locations and headed to Biddeford Pool mid season it was roosting with
snowy and great egrets at high tide. I have not heard if anyone has
discovered its roost in the Portland area.

So check the tide and come at lower tides. Good luck.


On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:59:08 PM UTC-4, Donald Jones wrote:

> Hi all,
> 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.
> Good birding,
> Don

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