Date: 4/27/18 2:31 pm From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Subject: [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/21-27
My observations of note over the past seven days, as the migratory floodgates finally opened, included: - 6 Dunlin, Winslow Park, Freeport, 4/21 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group). - 7 Lesser Scaup, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, 4/23 (with Zane Baker). - 125+ Yellow-rumped Warblers, 60+ Palm Warblers, 15+ Swamp Sparrows, 8+ Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Great Egret, etc, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/24. - Wharton Point, Brunswick, 4/25. 1 continuing imm. SNOW GOOSE 2 drakes and 1 hen NORTHERN SHOVELERS continuing 200+ White-winged Scoter ~100 Scaup (~45 Greater, ~35 Lesser, ~25 too far) - 5 species of warblers, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/26: 250+ Yellow-rumped, 100+ Palm, 4+ Pine, 1 Black-and-white (FOY), and 1 Black-throated Green (FOY); 20+ Ruby-crowned Kinglets, etc.
And my other personal FOY's this week were: - 1 Barn Swallow, Florida Lake Park, 4/22. - 1 Spotted Sandpiper, Florida Lake Park, 4/24. - 1 Rusty Blackbird, Florida Lake Park, 4/24. - 1 Snowy Egret, Wharton Point, 4/25. - 1 PURPLE MARTIN, Florida Lake Park, 4/26. - 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Florida Lake Park, 4/26. - Eastern Towhee, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/27: my 134th Patch Bird!
And don't forget about Feathers Over Freeport this weekend (see yesterday's post). The full schedule is here: www.maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport