Date: 5/3/18 5:55 am From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME
Great report, Nathan!
I was at Reid SP yesterday and also witnesses the living forest floor phenomena. Leaves were flipping everywhere!
Great news on the Eastern Whip-poor-will as well. I've been eagerly waiting for their arrival and have been watching the distribution maps. I was *sure* that last night would be their night and it seems it was! I'm excited to see your photos.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:32:41 AM UTC-4, Nathan Hall wrote: > > 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. > > Here are my checklists: > > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45205288 > > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45205660 > <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45205660> > > I also want to give a shout out to Cornell's new BirdCast. It said there > would be a huge push overnight last night and it completely delivered. If > you aren't checking it you should be. > > http://birdcast.info/ > > Be well > Nathan Hall >