Date: 5/3/18 5:32 am From: Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME
I birded Evergreen Cemetery from the 'junk' pond to the big pond and back.
To say the least it was overwhelming. There were hundreds of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS. In fact, when I first got there there was so much noise on the forest floor that I was sure a WHITE-TAILED DEER herd was going to pop out at any moment. No deer just hundreds and hundreds of sparrows. As I walked, the forest floor kept leaping, it was kind of creepy, as if the floor had come alive. I'm sure that I missed a lot because I was trying to count those two species.
There were a number of other warbler species and other fun birds, but the real highlight for me was a COMMON WHIP-POOR-WILL. I flushed the bird as I was walking between the ponds and got to spend a bit of time observing the bird before it flew off into the forest. I got a number of pictures and will upload them to my eBird checklists later.