Date: 10/23/18 6:40 am
From: Bets Brown <bbrown6548...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 9 updates in 9 topics
Red-bellied Woodpecker at our feeder in Waterville yesterday

On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 4:40 PM <maine-birds...> wrote:

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> - Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/22
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> - Pine Siskins <#m_-7838263119226530233_group_thread_2> - 1 Update
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> - Banded ring-billed gulls in Bangor
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> tiny little brown birds
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/8e1d65dff3f1d461?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...>: Oct 22 04:22PM -0400
>
> Hi guys,
>
> Aside from the usual suspects for this time of year (chickadee, nuthatch,
> titmice), I've been seeing lots of tiny brown birds at my feeders. My
> novice eyes immediately thought sparrow of some kind but I have no idea if
> thats right, or which one. They're very, very small. Here's the best pic
> I could take along with one of the same bird next to a chickadee for size
> comparison. Hopefully someone will be able to help satisfy my curiosity.
>
> Thanks much!
> Brad
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> Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/22
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/2c8d65262d600b49?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Oct 22 04:18PM
> -0400
>
> Hi all,
> For the second day in a row, it was an unexpectedly great flight passing
> over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth. Usually, a
> southwesterly component (beginning after 1:00am) squashes the flight here,
> but obviously, it did not today.
>
> 7:05-9:12
> 33F, mostly cloudy but clearing, WSW 7.3mph becoming SW and increasing.
>
> 663 American Robins
> 309 Yellow-rumped Warblers
> 233 Ruby-crowned Kinglets *3rd highest
> 88 unidentified kinglets
> 75 unidentified
> 54 Golden-crowned Kinglets
> 47 Dark-eyed Juncos
> 47 Common Grackles
> 19 American Goldfinches
> 14 White-throated Sparrows
> 7 White-crowned Sparrows
> 6 Northern Flickers
> 6 Black-capped Chickadees
> 5 Hermit Thrushes
> 5 Rusty Blackbirds
> 5 Purple Finches
> 4 Palm Warblers
> 4 House Finches *tied record high
> 3 American Kestrels
> 3 Brown Creepers
> 3 Chipping Sparrows
> 3 Savannah Sparrows
> 2 Blue-headed Vireos
> 2 Snow Buntings
> 2 unidentified sparrows
> 2 Cedar Waxwings
> 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
> 1 Peregrine Falcon - actively hunting again.
> 1 Hairy Woodpecker
> 1 Eastern Phoebe
> 1 Tufted Titmouse
> 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (photo)
>
> T= 1,617
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>
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch
>
> Freeport Wild Bird Supply
>
> 541 Route One, Suite 10
>
> Freeport, ME 04032
>
> 207-865-6000
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> www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com
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> Pine Siskins
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/473a965838aeca6c?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Bob Crowley <crbob...>: Oct 22 01:47PM -0400
>
> My feeders are being overwhelmed by Pine Siskins to the point where other
> species can not find space to get to the Sunflower Meaties..
> Can the Redpolls be far behind
>
> Bob Crowley
> Chatham, NH.
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> Dickcissel Downtown Portland
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/a52b63cb9361404?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Magill Weber <magillweber...>: Oct 22 09:32AM -0400
>
> I had a very unexpected Dickcissel in downtown Portland this morning in
> the trees along the weedy overgrown edge of the parking lot next to Hub
> Furniture and across from Fore St. Restaurant, on Fore Street between Pearl
> St and Franklin St. No bins, but unmistakable vocalizations.
>
> This is one of those spots with just enough vegetation and a few trees to
> support a flock of House Sparrows, which persist year round on a stream of
> tourist bread crumbs from nearby Standard Bakery.
>
> Magill Weber
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> Fox Sparrow - Riverton Trolley Park - Portland
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/90cd9e5753820abc?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>: Oct 21 05:17PM -0700
>
> First time visiting this patch for a while despite it being close to my
> house. There was a decent amount of activity in the weeds and brush that
> has grown up since they thinned out the woods. A Fox Sparrow that was with
> a group of White-throated Sparrows was the most unexpected find of the
> visit.
>
> I also birded my neighborhood and turned up several large mixed groups of
> sparrows with high numbers of White-crowned Sparrows mixed in.
>
> Happy fall birding,
>
> Brendan
> Portland, ME
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> Birds at Mud Cove, Lily Bay Moosehead Lake
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/1cf83d4a8157847d?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...>: Oct 21 02:56PM -0700
>
> I was at Mud Cove, Lily Bay, Moosehead for the last 5 days and had a few
> interesting sightings:
>
> 4 Canada Jays
> 6 White Throated Sparrows
> lots of Juncos
> 6 loon - 2 winter plumage or juveniles
> Found the remains of one Ruffed Grouse, and one live. The remains had what
> looked like large bird droppings near it.
> 1 Ruby Crowned Kinglet
> 1 Northern waterthrush, bobbing tail
> 4 Horned larks - on exposed rocks and beach where the water has recently
> dropped
> 4 Hooded Merganser (on small pond nearby)
> 8 flying Common Mergansers, 1 braving the 30 mph wind and waves out front
> Thursday
> 1 Greater Yellowlegs (feeding in a small inlet on the road to the Lily Bay
> Storehouse)
> 1 Ring Billed Gull that decided it liked the bread I put in the feeder,
> and
> 4-5 others
>
> Submitted full list to ebird,
>
> Aletha Boyle
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> Banded ring-billed gulls in Bangor
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/a8dd897937889971?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> "Jerry A. Smith" <jerrya_smith...>: Oct 21 05:44PM -0400
>
> I found two banded RBGUs in the parking lot at the Bangor Mall this
> morning. I tracked down information about these birds, and it is included
> in my eBird checklists here.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49349361
>
>
> Jerry A. Smith
> Orrington, ME
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> Cape Elizabeth - YB Cuckoo, Dickcissel, Longspur, Pipits
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/11dc354b6631ae63?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Nicholas Lund <nlund...>: Oct 21 05:44PM -0400
>
> Doug Hitchcox and I cruised around Cape Elizabeth for a few hours this
> afternoon.
>
> Highlights at Two Lights SP were a late Yellow-billed Cuckoo (an overdue
> state bird for me!) and brief looks at a Dickcissel. At Kettle Cove, the
> Lapland Longspur continues and a pair of American Pipits were incredibly
> obliging.
>
> Checklists with photos here:
> https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/S49348143
>
> https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/S49348141
>
> Best,
> Nick
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Red-bellied woodpecker
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> Michelle <m4gregoire...>: Oct 21 02:24PM -0700
>
> At our nuts feeder repeatedly today.
> Michelle Gregoire
> Portland
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