Date: 7/31/20 9:27 am From: Mary Ellen & Tom Tetreau <ttetreau1...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Whimbrels have returned
Can you tell us the best place be to view these birds where there maybe public access? Thank you.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3:23:01 PM UTC-4, Merle and Anne Archie wrote: > > At last, today - on the same date as last year - 35 Whimbrel showed up on > the mudflats of Flat Bay, Harrington, during the daytime low tide. Our > experience of the last 6 years tells us that there will be a larger number > of birds coming in during the next 5-7 days. I am unsure if we will ever > see the 169 Whimbrel we observed in one flock in 2014, but we can always > hope... > > Other shorebirds are dribbling in - flocks of 200+ Semipalmated Sandpipers > with smaller numbers of Semipalmated Plover, Short-billed Dowitchers and > Black-bellied Plover. August is the big month on Flat Bay with thousands > of shorebirds feeding on the flats. > > Merle and Anne Archie > Harrington, ME > >