Date: 4/30/18 1:03 pm
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Whimbrel, greater yellowlegs, etc, Passamaquoddy Reservation, Washington County
Also heard that courtship vocalizing here in Freeport. Had only heard it
before on breeding grounds. A nice wild sound.
Dan Nickerson Freeport

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett...>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> Here's full list from this outing with one grainy flight shot of the
> whimbrel: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45108906
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris Bartlett
> Eastport
>
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