Date: 4/30/18 1:00 pm From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Whimbrel, greater yellowlegs, etc, Passamaquoddy Reservation, Washington County
There were at least 42 greater yellowlegs this afternoon at the Passamaquoddy Reservation's sweetgrass field pond. Several were trying out their rolling courtship song, which I seldom hear. My previous high count for yellowlegs at this location was 15. One whimbrel was the odd one out, and that was a first spring record for me in Washington County. I'm guessing that most whimbrels fly overland in the spring and hug the coast in the fall? I'll have to look that up.