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9/25/18 5:34 am <wtownsend...> [Maine-birds] Hummingbirds
9/24/18 8:30 am A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...> [Maine-birds] Connecticut warbler . Timber Point.
9/24/18 3:33 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan, brief update 9.22-9.23.18
9/23/18 10:25 am Lorri Higgins <lormae...> [Maine-birds] Owl ID?
9/23/18 10:06 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan Island, 6/17-22
9/23/18 8:54 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/23
9/23/18 8:04 am Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] fall-out
9/22/18 4:55 pm Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> Re: [Maine-birds] Mt. Agamenticus Hawk watch
9/22/18 11:54 am A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...> [Maine-birds] Mt. Agamenticus Hawk watch
9/20/18 8:35 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan, 9.20.18
9/20/18 5:04 pm Brett Ewald <brett.ewald90...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan Island Sightings & Monhegan Bird Alert
9/20/18 4:40 pm Seth Benz <stbenz22...> [Maine-birds] Update from Schoodic Point
9/20/18 7:35 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Re: Biddeford: Caspian Terns...
9/20/18 7:20 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford: Caspian Terns...
9/20/18 5:49 am David Allen <dallen0...> [Maine-birds] Western Kingbird - Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough
9/19/18 2:37 pm Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> [Maine-birds] Re: roseate spoonbill-no
9/19/18 10:55 am Sharon F. <sfinley111...> Re: [Maine-birds] warblers
9/19/18 8:19 am <welaverty...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: (WPT) Many People Flee Hurricanes. Some Birders Flock to Them.
9/19/18 6:00 am Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Buff-Breasted Sandpipers Colonial Acres Sod Farm Gorham, continuing
9/18/18 5:28 pm Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> Re: [Maine-birds] warblers
9/18/18 1:47 pm tfennell <tfennell...> [Maine-birds] Gorham Buff-breasted Sandpipers 9/18/18
9/18/18 1:38 pm Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] warblers
9/18/18 12:12 pm 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] GREAT SKUA & SPERM WHALE - Maine Audubon Pelagic, 9/15
9/18/18 11:49 am rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
9/18/18 11:34 am Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> [Maine-birds] Re: Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
9/18/18 5:12 am rob speirs <rspeirs1...> [Maine-birds] Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
9/17/18 12:44 pm Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> [Maine-birds] Brookline Bird Club Pelagic Trip off Massachusetts [not Maine]
9/17/18 10:33 am Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...> [Maine-birds] Conn Warbler Timber Point, Biddeford
9/16/18 4:50 pm Ann <annie6891...> Re: [Maine-birds] Birding Christina Lake in Aroostook County this morning
9/16/18 10:16 am Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill-no
9/15/18 4:45 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Birding Christina Lake in Aroostook County this morning
9/15/18 2:41 pm Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...> [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill
9/15/18 1:15 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill
9/14/18 5:00 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights and Shorebird High Counts, 9/18-14.
9/14/18 7:39 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/14.
9/13/18 5:07 pm Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...> [Maine-birds] Cedar waxwings flocking up
9/13/18 10:55 am Garrett Erickson-Harris <maine.gman...> [Maine-birds] Dark Eyed Junco Kennebunk
9/13/18 7:50 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] talented starling
9/12/18 4:20 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] FW: Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, Fryeburg
9/12/18 3:50 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, Fryeburg
9/12/18 2:15 pm Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> Re: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
9/12/18 9:41 am Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] sandhill cranes- Belgrade
9/12/18 5:42 am Sharon F. <sfinley111...> Re: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
9/12/18 5:29 am Janet Galle <Janetgalle...> [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
9/10/18 6:38 am Ernie <photoblazer.hall404...> [Maine-birds] Spoonbill
9/9/18 2:48 pm Donna Cundy <dkcundy...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan observations
9/9/18 11:44 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [Maine-birds] Re: Updated Black Vultures
9/9/18 11:05 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [Maine-birds] Updated Black Vultures
9/9/18 7:48 am Seth Benz <sbenz...> [Maine-birds] Schoodic Point migration
9/9/18 7:46 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Pair of black turkey vultures
9/9/18 7:23 am Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...> [Maine-birds] Warbler flight this morning
9/9/18 6:30 am Debra Powers <dmp2ec...> [Maine-birds] Pair of black turkey vultures
9/8/18 6:27 pm Kathryn Lea Sewell <k.lea.sewell...> [Maine-birds] Lapland Longspur in Ogunquit
9/8/18 4:08 pm Loring Danforth <ldanfort...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 7 updates in 4 topics
9/8/18 2:53 pm tom A <tom.aversa...> [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow at Bailey's Island
9/8/18 1:36 pm Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
9/8/18 11:51 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
9/8/18 11:35 am Joe Scott <joescottbsn...> [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes in Fryeburg Harbor area
9/8/18 8:33 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/8
9/8/18 8:04 am Scott Richardson <scott.xot...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
9/7/18 7:36 pm Scott Richardson <scott.xot...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
9/7/18 5:35 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights and shorebird High Counts This Week, 9/1-9/7
9/7/18 3:09 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
9/7/18 11:39 am Will Sweet <wsweet321...> [Maine-birds] Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
9/7/18 8:51 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
9/7/18 8:44 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Essex St. Marsh
9/6/18 11:41 pm Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...> Re: [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Steuben
9/6/18 4:05 pm Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...> [Maine-birds] Birds (GREAT SKUA) up to and down from Grand Manan 9/2 and 9/4/18
9/6/18 3:49 pm Mary Ellen & Tom Tetreau <ttetreau1...> [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Steuben
9/6/18 5:39 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Scarborough Marsh Little Blue and Harrier this morning
9/5/18 8:10 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/5
9/4/18 2:05 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] nighthawks
9/4/18 12:05 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight,9/4
9/4/18 4:50 am Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> [Maine-birds] Hudsonian Godwit - Weskeag Marsh, 9/4
9/4/18 4:40 am Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> [Maine-birds] Hudsonian Godwit - Weskeag Marsh, 9/4
9/3/18 10:34 pm S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
9/3/18 7:06 pm Garrett Erickson-Harris <maine.gman...> [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
9/3/18 6:07 am Dave Tucker <dhtucker...> [Maine-birds] peregrine
9/2/18 7:48 pm Jay Pendleton <jkpen57...> [Maine-birds] Spoonbill
9/2/18 6:48 pm Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...> [Maine-birds] Pelagic birding from the Cat Sept 1-2, 2018
9/1/18 9:18 pm 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fw: Correction:ROSEATE SPOONBILL tips
9/1/18 8:49 pm 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL tips
9/1/18 8:23 am 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fw: ROSEATE SPOONBILL still here
9/1/18 8:15 am 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL still here
9/1/18 7:04 am AMF <znse37...> Re: [Maine-birds] common nighthawks - barn swallows - Benton Farm
9/1/18 6:57 am 'Pete Darling' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
9/1/18 6:53 am Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...> [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/31/18 7:43 pm Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...> Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
8/31/18 6:22 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
8/31/18 6:14 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
8/31/18 11:32 am Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...> [Maine-birds] Mt. Desert Rock end of season
8/31/18 8:23 am Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...> [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/31/18 7:52 am Schligdog <schligdog...> Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/31/18 5:34 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan, 8.25-8.28.18
8/30/18 4:18 pm Aloyse Larrabee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
8/30/18 9:28 am Seth Benz <sbenz...> Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/30/18 8:59 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/30/18 5:45 am Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/30/18 5:35 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Little Egret - Falmouth, 8/30
8/30/18 4:47 am Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...> [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/29/18 12:57 pm Dave Cowan <dcowan01...> [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
8/29/18 11:23 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Back Bay
8/29/18 8:45 am Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> Re: [Maine-birds] common nighthawks
8/29/18 7:32 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/29/18 7:08 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Re: My mystery bird
8/28/18 6:01 pm Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: My mystery bird
8/28/18 4:06 pm 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Nighthawks
8/28/18 4:03 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Nighthawks Skowhegan
8/28/18 4:00 pm Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...> [Maine-birds] Re: ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 3:27 pm Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 3:01 pm Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 2:44 pm 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Head Harbor Passage Trip Report and Washington Co shorebirds
8/28/18 11:30 am Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 11:17 am Bob Crowley <crbob...> RE: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 11:09 am Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 10:56 am Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 10:09 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 7:49 am Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/28/18 6:08 am Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/27/18 7:47 pm Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] More nighthawks
8/27/18 7:09 pm 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/27/18 6:46 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] Nighthawks, Fryeburg, Me and Chatham, NH.
8/27/18 1:20 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] common nighthawks
8/27/18 7:37 am Tammy Packie <tpackie...> Re: [Maine-birds] First of Fall Red-necked Grebe
8/27/18 7:35 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
8/27/18 5:08 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] First of Fall Red-necked Grebe
 
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Date: 9/25/18 5:34 am
From: <wtownsend...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hummingbirds
Monday 9/24/18
Eight to ten female or juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were working the flowers at Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor today.
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Date: 9/24/18 8:30 am
From: A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Connecticut warbler . Timber Point.
Ken. Kevin and I had good looks at a CTWA. This morning just off the south
west corner of tennis court. It flew in from field where there are bluebird
boxes.

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Date: 9/24/18 3:33 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan, brief update 9.22-9.23.18
First a small correction. In my last post I noted 2 Spotted Sandpipers at
the Ice Pond, but I meant to say Solitary Sandpipers, which are in fact
quite spotted. And apparently there were 3 there yesterday, 9.23.18.

Random observations of note over the past few days:

-Many Cape May Warblers still around, including at least one bird in the
grape arbor with a Blackpoll and a Black-throated Blue (female), actually
eating grapes.
-Yesterday I saw 3 DICKCISSELS together and heard others throughout the
day; while there were 1-2 here before, it seemed like many more came in
Saturday night.
-PHILADELPHIA VIREOS are almost more common than Blue-headed right now. Saw
at least 3 yesterday.
-Raptors have regularly included singles or twos of all Peregrines,
Merlins, kestrels, and Sharp-shinned Hawks. (I missed the Cooper’s Hawk.)
-LARK SPARROW observed Sat. afternoon on seed in the road to the Wyeth
house. I didn’t see it again on Sunday.
-Yesterday’s highlight was a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, turned up by Don Reimer
and seen only a couple of times after that (after loooong waits).
-Monarch butterfly flight was fantastic yesterday, but other species
numbers are down this year.
-Missed the SNOW GEESE that passed over the island on Sat. a.m., alas.
-Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers finally showed up yesterday in small numbers, as
well as a few robins and White-throated Sparrows.
-Several singing Carolina Wrens
-Gannet show continues offshore, with schools of mackerel (I’m told) coming
close to the island. Have seen porpoises several times among the feeding
gannets and gulls.

Cold, strong winds today, will see what they bring.

Kristen


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Date: 9/23/18 10:25 am
From: Lorri Higgins <lormae...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Owl ID?
https://www.facebook.com/1461576377/posts/10212537566101762/

A friend has had this outside her home in Boothbay several nights in the past couple of weeks. Great Horned? Thanks, Lorri Higgins. Sent from my iPad

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Date: 9/23/18 10:06 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan Island, 6/17-22
Hi all,I returned last night from a week-long private WINGS tour to Monhegan with a couple visiting from California. We had some good days, some slow days, and some interesting birds.  We finished with 88 species (including 18 spp warblers) on the island and a total of 104 species on the trip, both just a little below average for this tour. Here are the daily highlights:
9/17:Pine Point, Scarborough:- 1 juv "WESTERN" WILLET with 4 late "Eastern" Willets..Hardy Boat to Monhegan:- 1 early juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake in the fog.
9/18:1 Pomarine Jaeger
9/19:2 Pine Warblers1 Warbling Vireo2 DICKCISSELS
9/20:1 Mourning Warbler1 immature BROAD-WINGED HAWK (one of only a couple I have ever had out here).1 White-breasted Nuthatch
9/21:1 LARK SPARROW
9/22:1 DICKCISSEL1 White-breasted Nuthatch10 SNOW GEESE - northwest-bound flock low overhead.
Relatively-uncommon migrants seen daily (or nearly-so, as we lost some time due to weather): Philadelphia Vireo - high of 6 on 9/20Cape May Warbler - high of 20 on 9/21 plus 15 on 9/22.Tennessee Warbler - high of 2 on multiple days.Carolina Wren - 3 different singing males.
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1 on only 2 different days.

-Derek
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Date: 9/23/18 8:54 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/23
Hi all,A moderate flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth, this am. Good diversity, but overall rather disappointing given the intensity of the flight overnight - no doubt due to the early passage of yesterday's cold front and winds rapidly diminishing to calm overnight. Hunting raptors (Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's Hawk) this morning didn't help the count, either.
6:28 - 9:20am44F, mostly clear with very light NNW to N to calm.With Marion Sprague
113 unidentified76 Cedar Waxwings75 Northern Parulas54 Blue Jays43 Northern Flickers40 Yellow-rumped Warblers23 Blackpoll Warblers13 Black-throated Green Warblers12 Purple Finches10 Palm Warblers (first of fall)10 American Goldfinches7 Black-and-white Warblers8 Chipping Sparrows6 Black-capped Chickadees5 Magnolia Warblers4 American Redstarts4 White-throated Sparrows3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet3 American Robins3 Cape May Warblers3 Yellow Warblers2 Least Flycatchers2 Eastern Phoebes2 Blue-headed Vireos2 Red-eyed Vireos2 Red-breasted Nuthatches2 Nashville Warblers2 Rusty Blackbirds (FOF)1 Wood Duck1 Osprey1 Sharp-shinned Hawk1 American Kestrel1 Red-bellied Woodpecker1 unidentified flycatcher1 Tufted Titmouse1 White-breasted Nuthatch1 Brown Creeper1 Swainson's Thrush1 Blackburnian Warbler1 Black-throated Blue Warbler1 Scarlet Tanager1 Dark-eyed Junco1 House Finchx Common Yellowthroat
T= 543
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 541 Route One, Suite 10

 Freeport, ME 04032

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Date: 9/23/18 8:04 am
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] fall-out
It must have been an interesting migration night. There was a small fall-out
of warblers around my house here on the north end of Pushaw Lake in Hudson
this morning. Clusters of black-throated green warblers, northern parulas,
and yellow-rumps, with a handful of black-and-white warblers, blue-headed
vireos, and ruby-crowned kinglets. Lots of noisy foraging going on right
now.



Bob Duchesne

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Date: 9/22/18 4:55 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Mt. Agamenticus Hawk watch
I stayed at the Hawk watch after Andy and others left around 2:00 pm. 
There was a lull for another 2 hours with few birds moving.  I was about
ready to leave a little after 4:00 when some kettles (of 32, 65, 47 BWs)
starting forming again.  The kettles (one of 150 birds) that Andy
reported earlier were setting up mostly from the NW.  By late afternoon
the kettles were forming almost directly over the mountain, after birds
were seen streaming from the east.
Birds added to Andy's list:

Canada Goose:  6
Broadwings:  183
Osprey:  7
Kestrel:  2
Merlin:  1
Sharp-shinned:  3
Cooper's:  3
N. Harrier:  2
Turkey Vulture:  1

Joanne Stevens


On 9/22/2018 2:53 PM, A. P. Aldrich wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Maybe 30 to 50 birders and visitors to watch hawks today.
>
>
> Mourning Dove  1
> Turkey Vulture  5
> Osprey  13     Hawk watch
> Northern Harrier  1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
> Cooper's Hawk  7
> Northern Goshawk  2
> Accipiter sp.  3
> Bald Eagle  10
> Red-shouldered Hawk  2
> Broad-winged Hawk  504     hawk watch with many kettles of birds
> Red-tailed Hawk  8
> Buteo sp.  1
> American Kestrel  15
> Merlin  9
> Peregrine Falcon  1
> falcon sp.  1
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Common Raven  4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48673397
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org
> <http://ebird.org/>)
>
> Happy birding
> Andy Aldrich
> North Berwick, Maine
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Date: 9/22/18 11:54 am
From: A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Mt. Agamenticus Hawk watch
Hi,

Maybe 30 to 50 birders and visitors to watch hawks today.


Mourning Dove 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 13 Hawk watch
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper's Hawk 7
Northern Goshawk 2
Accipiter sp. 3
Bald Eagle 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 504 hawk watch with many kettles of birds
Red-tailed Hawk 8
Buteo sp. 1
American Kestrel 15
Merlin 9
Peregrine Falcon 1
falcon sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Common Raven 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48673397

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Happy birding
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Date: 9/20/18 8:35 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan, 9.20.18
Hi All,

I’ve been on the island since Saturday, but with all the birders out here
right now, was hoping someone birding more intensively than I would post.
So I was grateful to see Brett’s summary.

Birding picked up quite noticeably today with many more warblers around,
including at least 1 (possibly 2) MOURNING WARBLERS. I also came across
several Cape May, Magnolia, and Black-throated Green Warblers, many
Blackpolls and Yellow-rumps, 2 Pines, and single Bay-breasted,
Black-throated Blue, Canada, Wilson’s, and Nashville Warblers, among others.

Several Least Sandpipers, a Spotted Sandpiper, and a Semipalmated Plover
persist in Lobster Cove. I later also spotted 2 Spotted Sandpipers at the
Ice Pond.

I observed two different PHILADELPHIA VIREOS on opposite ends of the
island. Many Red-eyed Vireos, 1 Blue-headed this morning.

Other highlights: 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 Brown Creeper, my first
White-breasted Nuthatches of the trip, at least 2 American Kestrels among
other migrant raptors. At least 1 Dickcissel continues (2 seen together
yesterday).

Birds reported by others that I wish I’d seen today: OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
(near Lobster Cove); Wood Duck in the Ice Pond; and Indigo Bunting. And I
think it was yesterday that a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was seen—I haven’t seen
one of those out here in quite a while, so tried unsuccessfully to track
that one down.

Not much going on for sparrow action. The waxwing flock seems to be growing
every time I see it. Still many Purple Finches around.

A single Canada Goose looked lonely in the harbor tonight. Many gannets
continue fishing right offshore, where schools of fish have also attracted
small groups of Harbor Porpoises (as well as tuna-fishing boats).

And I’m probably forgetting things. There’s a lot going on out here.

Kristen

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Date: 9/20/18 5:04 pm
From: Brett Ewald <brett.ewald90...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan Island Sightings & Monhegan Bird Alert
I have included below a summary of our recent trip. Below that you will find information on a new WhatsApp Bird Alert I’ve started for Monhegan Island and a continuing request for sightings for the Birds of Monhegan Book in preparation.

We just returned from a New Jersey Audubon trip to Monhegan Island - September 14 - 19. Despite predominantly SSW winds and fog precipitated by the high pressure system blocking Hurricane Florence, we managed 89 species, which included 7 raptors, 5 shorebirds, 5 flycatchers, 14 warblers, 7 sparrows and more! The most activity occurred the first afternoon of our arrival and the last morning, with birds occurring in moving groups. We took the Port Clyde route to/from the island. Highlights included:

Red-necked Grebe - 1 inshore waters near Port Clyde 9/14
Northern Gannet - hundreds
Great Cormorant - 4
White-winged Scoter - 1 Lobster Cove 9/15
Osprey - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Merlin - multiples every day - at least 6 on 9/16
Peregrine Falcon - 3
Semipalmated Plover - 1 Lobster Cove 9/19
Whimbrel - 2 over harbor 9/19
Least Sandpiper - 5 Lobster Cove 9/19
Wilson’s Snipe - 1 Ice Pond 9/16
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 inshore islands 9/14
Common Nighthawk - 1 at dusk 9/17
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 Lighthouse Field 9/16
Carolina Wren - at least 3
Blue-headed Vireo - 1 each on 9/14 and 9/16
Philadelphia Vireo - 1 each on 9/14, 9/18, 9/19
Red-eyed Vireo - many
Tennessee Warbler - 3
Northern Parula - 3
Yellow Warbler - many
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Cape May Warbler - 10+
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10+
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Blackpoll Warbler - 10+
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
American Redstart - 8
Northern Waterthrush - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 10+
Scarlet Tanager - 1
Dickcissel - 2 (9/16 & 9/19)
Clay-colored Sparrow - 1 Lighthouse Field 9/16
Lark Sparrow - 1 near Ice Pond 9/16
Baltimore Oriole - 10+
Purple Finch - many

As a timely means to spread sightings on Monhegan more quickly to birders scattered around it, I have already started a WhatsApp group as a Bird Sighting Alert. Although reception is spotty for many on the island, I still think it will be beneficial, even if you don’t receive the notice immediately or even until you reacquire service or return to your accommodations. For many, I hope it will provide real-time notice for sought-after birds. To sign up, all you have to do is provide your name and phone number for me to add you, and have WhatsApp on your phone, which is a free download (see my contact info below) After that, you will receive any postings by members of the group and can post your own if you are fortunate to be birding there. There is room for 256 members in the group - I know there are a lot of Monhegan birders out there and some have already signed up. Hope you will too.

Also, I am continuing to compile and write species accounts for the Birds of Monhegan book I’m working on. Any sightings appreciated - I have access to ebird sightings - historical sightings particularly beneficial. Thanks!

Brett Ewald
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Date: 9/20/18 4:40 pm
From: Seth Benz <stbenz22...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Update from Schoodic Point
Here’s a quick summary of select species observed migrating past Schoodic Point.
The count occurs daily, approximately 5 hours per day.
Best time (trend) is first 3 hours following sunrise.
The past couple of days we have also seen 5 Peregrine and 7 Merlin.


Daily SeaWatch Counts: Sep 20, 2018

Select Species

Today's Count

Season Totals



Double-crested Cormorant

971

3286

Common Eider

128

614

Common Loon

22

128

White-winged Scoter

0

38

Black Scoter

0

43

Surf Scoter

19

81

Scoter sp.

27

117

Great Cormorant

8

71

Northern Gannet

106

907







Totals

1281

5285

Season began on September 4.







Counters: Earl Johnson and Seth Benz

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Date: 9/20/18 7:35 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Biddeford: Caspian Terns...
Well, I can’t say they won’t be back, but the terns flew south toward “the
pool” at 10:30am.

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Date: 9/20/18 7:20 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford: Caspian Terns...
Hi all,

There are currently two CASPIAN TERNS roosting on the sand off Basket
Island at Hills Beach in Biddeford. They are visible with a scope from the
intersection of Hills Beach Road and Sky Harbor Drive.

Wildly,
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Date: 9/20/18 5:49 am
From: David Allen <dallen0...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Kingbird - Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough
Hi,

There was a Western Kingbird at Pleasant Hill Preserve in Scarborough earlier this morning. If you walk southwest along the gravel trail from the parking lot, it was in the hedge row closest to the cattails. I viewed it from approximately this location: https://goo.gl/maps/aM9yGH3U2G52

I saw the bird from 7:30 until about 7:45 when a sharp-shinned hawk went through the hedgerow.

Complete ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48625501

Best, David Allen

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Date: 9/19/18 2:37 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: roseate spoonbill-no
Just FYI, "your" Roseate Spoonbill is now in Connecticut. The bird was
positively linked by photos according to Louis Bevier, with the CT bird
having the same bill defect (injury?) as the ME one. He's been here for a
few days now. Such fun to document the travels of this bird, first on this
list and now in CT.

On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:16:24 PM UTC-4, Julia Hanauer wrote:
>
> We tried for the spoonbill today, but no luck. Saw bobolinks, a
> kingfisher, and shorebirds that I need to look up, but no spoonbill. A
> local guy who stopped to chat said he hasn't seen it for a week. FYI.
>
> Thanks, Chris Feairheller, for the directions!
>
> Julia
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Date: 9/19/18 10:55 am
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] warblers
Some of my best birds and most enjoyable times have occurred while sitting and reading/watching in my front yard-oftentimes I forget to read...:) Sharon in West Kennebunk


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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:38 PM
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Subject: [Maine-birds] warblers


It’s always a fun time of year here on the north shore of Pushaw Lake in Hudson. I’m out on the deck, writing Friday’s birding column for the Bangor Daily News. In the trees above: 2 yellow-rumped warblers have been gleaning persistently. They are calling sporadically, unlike the black-and-white warbler that foraged silently up the nearest tree trunk a moment ago. A pine warbler sang exactly one song exactly on hour ago, then shut up again. Out on the lake, the loons have been relatively quiet, except for the occasional hoot notes they so often make this time of year. A noisy osprey has rounded the corner several times, and one of the local eagles has come over to visit a couple of times. Some of the best birding happens when you’re just sitting quietly in one spot.



Bob Duchesne

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Date: 9/19/18 8:19 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: (WPT) Many People Flee Hurricanes. Some Birders Flock to Them.
From the Washington Post this morning

Bill Laverty

Sent from my iPhone

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> From: "William Laverty (WILLIAMS CAPITAL GRO)" <wlaverty3...>
> Date: September 19, 2018 at 11:16:58 AM EDT
> To: <welaverty...>
> Subject: (WPT) Many People Flee Hurricanes. Some Birders Flock to Them.
> Reply-To: "William Laverty" <wlaverty3...>
>
> (WPT) Many People Flee Hurricanes. Some Birders Flock to Them.
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The information and opinions contained in this document have been derived from sources believed to be reliable but no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, can be made as to their accuracy. All opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. This document is for information purposes only, and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities. The Williams Capital Group LP or persons associated with it may own or have a position in any securities or investment mentioned in this study, which position may change at any time, and may, from time to time, sell or buy such securities or investments. Member of NASD and SIPC.
> Many People Flee Hurricanes. Some Birders Flock to Them.
> 2018-09-19 13:10:58.576 GMT
>
> By Karin Brulliard
>
> (Washington Post) -- As thousands of North Carolina residents were hunkering
> down or fleeing from Hurricane Florence on Thursday, 21-year-old Alec Hopping
> got into his car in Ithaca, N.Y., and headed toward it.
>
> His Toyota Prius was loaded with three cans of gasoline, first-aid supplies,
> snacks, cameras, binoculars. His phone was loaded with radar apps to track the
> storm. His destination was the eye of the hurricane, where he and a friend,
> Logan Kahle, hoped to witness something known as "fallout."
>
> Fallout, in this case, meant birds, lots of birds, and strange ones at that —
> seabirds on shore, shorebirds far inland, tropical birds way out of their
> range.
>
> Hurricanes, with their high winds and ocean tracks, can be roller coasters for
> birds. Those caught in them are whipped around, and experts say many probably
> die of exhaustion. But some make it -- either by getting stuck in the calm eye
> or by sheer luck -- and then land far from their home habitats. Some
> passionate birders — the kind who keep detailed lists of species they spot —
> are there to greet them.
>
> "It's very exciting for birders when that happens," said Walker Golder, the
> National Audubon Society's program director of Atlantic Coast flyway strategy.
>
> Storm-birding, or hurricane-birding, is not for the casual bird watcher. It
> can involve getting very wet, and it sometimes involves risk. Hopping and
> Kahle, for example, retreated from an area 20 miles from the North Carolina
> coast when power lines started falling, then headed inland to Buckhorn
> Reservoir, east of Raleigh.
>
> The eye seemed stuck offshore, but they had studied reports on websites
> including eBird of remarkable bird sightings during past hurricanes. They
> figured they would head to a reservoir where unusual birds had shown up during
> past storms. They slept in the car. And on Saturday morning, after waves of
> various species of seabirds called terns showed up in front of them, Kahle
> shouted out: "Trindade petrel!"
>
> The Trindade petrel is a dark-bodied, white-bellied seabird that breeds on
> islands hundreds of miles off Brazil and otherwise rarely touches land. But it
> roams the Atlantic and often hangs out over Gulf Stream waters off North
> Carolina. Only once before, as far as Hopping knew, had it been recorded
> inland in North America, and that was in 1996.
>
> And on this morning, it "basically just materialized out of the sky" at
> Buckhorn Reservoir, recalled Hopping. His camera had broken, so he quickly
> used his phone to take photos through his spotting scope that "look like they
> were painted by Monet really far away."
>
> "Oh, it was really worth it," said Hopping, a Cornell University senior
> studying environmental science and sustainability. "We were really lucky....
> It was shocking and so cool."
>
> Hurricanes affect birds in other ways. In the Carolinas, it's possible that
> Florence damaged pine forests that species such as the endangered red-cockaded
> woodpecker depend on for nesting and foraging, Golder said. Hurricanes can
> submerge river islands where some seabirds nest, and erosion can prompt
> worried humans to harden shorelines, removing more habitat that migrating
> birds use as stopovers during long journeys south.
>
> But there are upsides, Golder said. Some seabirds nest in sandy spots with
> sparse vegetation — the kind of habitat that washover from storms like
> Florence can make on barrier islands. In general, birds shelter as best they
> can, said Golder, who noted that migrant warblers were busily foraging in his
> Wilmington, N.C., backyard when the rains stopped, then retreated again -- to
> where, he does not know -- when they resumed their trip.
>
> "Birds have been dealing with hurricanes for as long as there have been birds
> and hurricanes," he said.
>
> As for those sought-after birds displaced by storms? Unless they're banded and
> tracked, their fate is unclear, Golder said. They probably try to follow
> rivers back to the ocean. But without their usual seafood diet, they might not
> have the energy to make it, he said.
>
> "It's tough being a bird," said Nathan Gatto, the owner of Wright's Backyard
> Birding Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. "It's always something you think about
> when you see a really lost bird."
>
> Gatto, 30, didn't go straight into Florence to look for rarities, although he
> is the type of birder who has driven 19 hours each way to try -- and fail --
> to spot a Ross's gull that had been reported in New York. But when it came to
> a hurricane in his state, he said he didn't want to be that birder who got in
> trouble and required rescue.
>
> Nevertheless, he spent six very rainy hours Saturday and eight sopping hours
> Sunday looking for birds at a lake near his city, outside the storm's path. He
> was rewarded with several terns, including the second recorded royal tern in
> Wake County and "cool little shore birds" called red-necked phalaropes.
>
> His birding gear, he noted, is waterproof. "We still got pretty wet," Gatto
> said.
>
> Of course, many people in the storm's path got a lot more than wet. Florence
> dropped 8 trillion gallons of water onto North Carolina, leading to mass
> flooding and the storm-related deaths of at least 37 people in three states.
> Knowing that sort of devastation can happen means sightings come with mixed
> emotions, birders said.
>
> "I know every birder in North Carolina had this sort of hope that it was going
> to come right over and mess some stuff up and bring some birds through, but
> you feel a little bad about it," said Sam Jolly, 21, a North Carolina State
> University student who spotted an very rare arctic tern and other ocean-going
> birds at a lake southwest of Raleigh over the weekend.
>
> "When birders are hoping for a storm, they want it to pass as a weak Category
> 1, or maybe a tropical storm," said Jolly, adding that he was "not that
> hardcore" to want to head into the storm itself.
>
> Hopping, a Colorado native who said he has loved birds since third grade and
> went to Cornell because of its renowned ornithology lab, previously traveled
> alone to South America to look for birds. But he and Kahle had never birded a
> hurricane before, and it didn't take long to realize that it wasn't wise to
> stay in the thick of it.
>
> "Shingles were ripping off houses. Parts of rooms were ripping off. You could
> lean over at a 45 degree angle and just kind of hang into it," he said of the
> winds closer to the coast on Friday. "Once power lines started going down ...
> we got out of there."
>
> But the reservoir proved fruitful. There, according to his eBird checklist, he
> and Kahle saw 36 species, nearly one-third of which Hopping logged as
> "hurricane birds."
>
> "I don't know if I would do the same thing again," Hopping said of his
> storm-chasing. "But for a one-time thing, it was really awesome."
>
> Read more:
>
> Two rivals broke American birdwatching's biggest record. But only one can win
> the Big Year.
>
> America's toughest record in competitive birdwatching was shattered last year
>
> Nigel, the world's loneliest bird, dies next to the concrete decoy he loved
>
> Nigel, the world's loneliest bird, was no victim. He was a hero.
>
> Click Here to see the story as it appeared an the Washington Post website.
>
> Copyright 2018 The Washington Post
>
> -0- Sep/19/2018 13:10 GMT

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Date: 9/19/18 6:00 am
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Buff-Breasted Sandpipers Colonial Acres Sod Farm Gorham, continuing
The two BBSA reported yesterday evening by Tim Fennell are still present as
of 7:45.

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Date: 9/18/18 5:28 pm
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] warblers
Amen to that last statement!

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:38 PM, Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> wrote:

> It’s always a fun time of year here on the north shore of Pushaw Lake in
> Hudson. I’m out on the deck, writing Friday’s birding column for the Bangor
> Daily News. In the trees above: 2 yellow-rumped warblers have been gleaning
> persistently. They are calling sporadically, unlike the black-and-white
> warbler that foraged silently up the nearest tree trunk a moment ago. A
> pine warbler sang exactly one song exactly on hour ago, then shut up again.
> Out on the lake, the loons have been relatively quiet, except for the
> occasional hoot notes they so often make this time of year. A noisy osprey
> has rounded the corner several times, and one of the local eagles has come
> over to visit a couple of times. Some of the best birding happens when
> you’re just sitting quietly in one spot.
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Date: 9/18/18 1:47 pm
From: tfennell <tfennell...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Gorham Buff-breasted Sandpipers 9/18/18
Two Buff-breasted Sandpipers are currently foraging on the west side of HWY 237 at Colonial Acres Sod Farm in Gorham.
Tim Fennell


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Date: 9/18/18 1:38 pm
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] warblers
It's always a fun time of year here on the north shore of Pushaw Lake in
Hudson. I'm out on the deck, writing Friday's birding column for the Bangor
Daily News. In the trees above: 2 yellow-rumped warblers have been gleaning
persistently. They are calling sporadically, unlike the black-and-white
warbler that foraged silently up the nearest tree trunk a moment ago. A pine
warbler sang exactly one song exactly on hour ago, then shut up again. Out
on the lake, the loons have been relatively quiet, except for the occasional
hoot notes they so often make this time of year. A noisy osprey has rounded
the corner several times, and one of the local eagles has come over to visit
a couple of times. Some of the best birding happens when you're just sitting
quietly in one spot.



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Date: 9/18/18 12:12 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] GREAT SKUA & SPERM WHALE - Maine Audubon Pelagic, 9/15
Last Saturday, September 15th, Maine Audubon ran its annual pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor and we were able to track down some good birds and mammals. There was a bit of fog inshore but warm water about 50 miles southeast of Bar Harbor, near Outer Schoodic Ridges, meant clear conditions and sunny skies, plus tons of birds.

Great Skuas, our big target for this trip, were encountered several times with at least four individuals, plus two unidentified skuas. We took Bar Harbor Whale Watching Company’s AtlantiCat again this year, a 130ft jet-powered catamaran, which had no trouble chasing down these pirates traveling over 30kts. Also impressive were the number of Pomarine Jaegers we found, easily over 50 for the day - at one point I had 22 in view just off the back of the boat.

What few marine mammals we found were all noteworthy: the highlight of the whole trip, for me, had to be the Sperm Whale. We found one on this trip in 2011 and photos of this animal’s fluke apparently match an individual seen in the Gulf of Maine during 2014 and 2015. We also encountered (Short-beaked) Common Dolphins in US and Canadian waters, which is a first for our trips and our ninth cetacean overall.

I posted a trip summary on Maine Audubon’s website, where you can also find segmented checklists (including share links for anyone who still needs the lists): https://www.maineaudubon.org/news/2018-bar-harbor-pelagic-trip-report/

Many thanks to all the participants that came on the trip and our guides for helping everyone spot these birds. Also to Doug Gochfeld and Louis Bevier for keeping the eBird lists, Jan Pierson for sharing his expertise via the mic, and Zack Klyver and the rest of the BHWW captains and crew for making this another phenomenal trip.

Here is a complete list of bird we had on the trip:
Mallard – 3
Common Eider – 6
Rock Pigeon – 1
Red-necked Phalarope – 32
Red Phalarope – 2
Red-necked/Red Phalarope – 13
GREAT SKUA – 4
skua sp. – 2
Pomarine Jaeger – 70 – high count
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger – 1
Razorbill – 1
Atlantic Puffin – 9
Laughing Gull – 1
Herring Gull – 57
Great Black-backed Gull – 18
Common Tern – 16
Sterna sp. – 43
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel – 44
Leach’s Storm-Petrel – 22
storm-petrel sp. – 2
Great Shearwater – 1,560
Sooty Shearwater – 10
Manx Shearwater – 5
shearwater sp. – 50
Northern Gannet – 16
Double-crested Cormorant – 36
Merlin – 1

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox
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Date: 9/18/18 11:49 am
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
Thanks Louis...I was wondering why they didn't ID the researchers

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> wrote:

> Rob, thank you for posting this article--well worth reading. Here is a
> shorter link: https://nyti.ms/2NlZFZU
>
> Chris Elphick contacted me and wanted to let Maine birders know that
> although the NYT article doesn’t say so, key members of the team behind the
> work are based in Maine. In particular, Brian Olsen and Kate Ruskin at
> UMaine, and Tom Hodgman formerly at Maine IF&W. Also, a number of graduate
> students in Brian’s lab over the past few years performed much of the work.
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Date: 9/18/18 11:34 am
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
Rob, thank you for posting this article--well worth reading. Here is a
shorter link: https://nyti.ms/2NlZFZU

Chris Elphick contacted me and wanted to let Maine birders know that
although the NYT article doesn’t say so, key members of the team behind the
work are based in Maine. In particular, Brian Olsen and Kate Ruskin at
UMaine, and Tom Hodgman formerly at Maine IF&W. Also, a number of graduate
students in Brian’s lab over the past few years performed much of the work.

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Date: 9/18/18 5:12 am
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Saltmarsh Sparrow Article
Thought this might be of interest to the LISTSERVE

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/science/saltmarsh-sparrow-extinction.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_sc_20180918&nl=science-times&nlid=69737355edit_sc_20180918&ref=headline&te=1

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Date: 9/17/18 12:44 pm
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brookline Bird Club Pelagic Trip off Massachusetts [not Maine]
Maine birders:

With Doug Hitchcox's permission, I forward here another great pelagic birding opportunity out of Massachusetts and into their waters. This is via Luke Seitz; so not as off-topic for Maine. He's one of "ours" and will be on the boat as a guide.

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Hot on the heels of what I heard was another very successful Maine Audubon pelagic trip from Bar Harbor (bummed I missed it again!), I wanted to let Maine birders know about a warm/deep water pelagic trip being operated by the Brookline Bird Club down in Massachusetts this coming weekend. There are still a few spaces left - and it’ll be a perfect complement to the Gulf of Maine specialties, perhaps including at least a few species that might never be seen in Maine (or at least not for a very very long time). Here’s the official announcement:

Brookline Bird Club Dedicated Pelagic Trip.

There are still a few spots available.

Saturday–Sunday, September 22–23, 2018, 6:00 AM Saturday to 6 PM Sunday

Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon area for WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS, other petrels (possibly Black-capped), several species of shearwaters (including Audubon’s and Scopoli’s), jaegers, possible skua, terns (maybe Bridled) and other seabirds and mammals.

Limit: 50 participants

Cost: BBC members $310, non-members $335

We have master birders Luke Seitz, Nick Bonomo, Pete Flood, and Mike Sylvia leading these trips. Our boat, from Hyannis is the Helen H. It is a very comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain and crew. We use gallons of chum to attract the birds

To reserve a space, send a check for the full amount made out to Brookline Bird Club Agent along with a signed Waiver to Ida Giriunas, 83 Summer Ave, Reading, MA 01867

To register and to receive further information and a waiver form:

Contact Ida at <>781-929-8772 <tel:781-929-8772>, <ida8...> <mailto:<ida8...>

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Date: 9/17/18 10:33 am
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Conn Warbler Timber Point, Biddeford
1030 walk found Connecticut Warbler between old residence and seaside trail. We could not relocate the bird after it flew.
Pat

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Date: 9/16/18 4:50 pm
From: Ann <annie6891...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Birding Christina Lake in Aroostook County this morning
I guess teal are still here in parts of the state

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> On Sep 15, 2018, at 7:45 PM, Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> wrote:
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> Hi all -- My wife and I joined the Aroostook Birding Club's morning walk at Christina Lake in Fort Fairfield this morning. It was hot and windless, and the water level was low. But the 8 of us had a great time and saw cool stuff. Highlights:
>
> Waterfowl: Gadwall, Wigeon, Ring-necks, both teal, Canada Goose
>
> Shorebirds: only a Solitary, a Spotted and some distant peeps
>
> Warblers: Magnolia, Parula, Cape May, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, and many Yellow-rumps.
>
> Gulls: Ring-bills, Bonaparte's, Herring
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> Also: 3 Y-b Sapsuckers, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Swamp Sparrow
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Date: 9/16/18 10:16 am
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill-no
We tried for the spoonbill today, but no luck. Saw bobolinks, a kingfisher,
and shorebirds that I need to look up, but no spoonbill. A local guy who
stopped to chat said he hasn't seen it for a week. FYI.

Thanks, Chris Feairheller, for the directions!

Julia

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Date: 9/15/18 4:45 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Birding Christina Lake in Aroostook County this morning
Hi all -- My wife and I joined the Aroostook Birding Club's morning walk at
Christina Lake in Fort Fairfield this morning. It was hot and windless, and
the water level was low. But the 8 of us had a great time and saw cool
stuff. Highlights:

Waterfowl: Gadwall, Wigeon, Ring-necks, both teal, Canada Goose

Shorebirds: only a Solitary, a Spotted and some distant peeps

Warblers: Magnolia, Parula, Cape May, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, and
many Yellow-rumps.

Gulls: Ring-bills, Bonaparte's, Herring

Also: 3 Y-b Sapsuckers, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Swamp Sparrow

List here <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48517949>.

Best,
Craig K

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Date: 9/15/18 2:41 pm
From: Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill
East River Rd, Dover Foxcroft. Just east of Eagle Ridge Farm. Pond is between poles 176-177. Has not been seen in my last two visits, one in late morning, today, and one in late afternoon this past week.

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Date: 9/15/18 1:15 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] roseate spoonbill
I can't find the directions I thought I saved and am interested in running
up to look for the bird tomorrow. Can anyone share the specific location
again?

Thanks.

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Date: 9/14/18 5:00 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights and Shorebird High Counts, 9/18-14.
Hi all,
My non-Sandy Point observations of note over the past seven days also included:
- 13 SANDHILL CRANES and 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, West Fryeburg Rd, Fryeburg Harbor, 9/9 (with Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! tour group).
- 1 adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, 9/10 (with Jeannette).

And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows:
Black-bellied Plover: 2, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 9/12.
Semipalmated Plover: 64, Popham Beach State Park, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
Killdeer: 28, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 9/13.
Spotted Sandpiper: 1, Eastern Rd Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/14 (with Erin Walter).
Greater Yellowlegs: 29, Eastern Rd Trail, 9/14 (with Erin Walter).
Lesser Yellowlegs: 22, Eastern Rd Trail, 9/14 (with Erin Walter).
Whimbrel: 2, Popham Beach State Park, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
Sanderling: 29, Popham Beach State Park, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 182, Popham Beach State Park, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
Least Sandpiper: 60+, Eastern Rd Trail, 9/14 (with Erin Walter).
White-rumped Sandpiper: 2, Popham Beach State Park, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 2 juvs, Popham Beach SP, 9/10 (with Jeannette).
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (FOYs): 1 juv, River Road, Fryeburg Harbor, 9/9 (with Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! tour group) and 1 juv, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 9/13.

-Derek

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Date: 9/14/18 7:39 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/14.
Hi all,
It's been a frustrating week of good overnight flights (especially last night) but conditions unfavorable for Sandy Point (e.g. 44 birds on 9/12), and this morning was no different. However, after the fog lifted, a light flight passed over and through.
6:20 to 8:4559 F, fog lifting to clear, calm becoming very light N.Joined by Doug Gochfeld
51 Northern Parulas20 Blackpoll Warblers18 Unidentified11 American Goldfinches8 Black-throated Green Warblers5 Blue Jays5 Chipping Sparrows4 Red-breasted Nuthatches3 Red-eyed Vireos3 Yellow Warblers2 Black-and-white Warblers2 Yellow-rumped Warblers2 Purple Finches1 Great Egret1 Merlin (hunting)1 Peregrine Falcon (hunting)1 Mourning Dove1 Red-bellied Woodpecker1 Eastern Phoebe1 unidentified Empid1 Blue-headed Vireo1 White-breasted Nuthatch1 Cedar Waxwing1 American Redstart1 Blackburnian Warbler1 White-throated Sparrow1 unidentified sparrow1 Baltimore Oriole1 House Finch
T=150
-Derek
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Date: 9/13/18 5:07 pm
From: Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cedar waxwings flocking up
Keep an eye on the sky. This evening a flock of 40 waxwings passed over my house in Unity. We have been seeing them flock up in the mornings around Unity Pond too.


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Date: 9/13/18 10:55 am
From: Garrett Erickson-Harris <maine.gman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Dark Eyed Junco Kennebunk
While Dark Eyed Junco isn't the most exciting bird, but seeing one at my
house a couple days ago foraging under the feeder was very exciting for me.
Last time I had one at my house in Kennebunk was last March when snow was
still on the ground.

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Date: 9/13/18 7:50 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] talented starling
Hi,

This morning, four immature starlings sat on a power cable at the Owls Head lobster pound. One bird produced absolutely convincing renditions of killdeer and greater yellowlegs calls. I've heard adult starlings imitate a range of other species, but was a bit surprised that so young a bird had acquired these songs so early in its life development.

Don

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Date: 9/12/18 4:20 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FW: Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, Fryeburg


Bob Crowley
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From: Bob Crowley
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:50 PM
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Subject: Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, Fryeburg

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, Golden Plover and 15 Killdeer  are present at dusk at the plowed field on the South side of Old River Road just East of its intersection with Harbor Road, Fryeburg.

Bob Crowley
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Date: 9/12/18 3:50 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper, Fryeburg
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, Golden Plover and 15 Killdeer are present at dusk at the plowed field on the South side of Old River Road just East of its intersection with Harbor Road, Fryeburg.

Bob Crowley
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Date: 9/12/18 2:15 pm
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
We had a Rose-Brewster Grosbeak in our yard yesterday, which is only the second one we ever had.
Bill Blauvelt
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> One immature RB Grosbeak in West Kennebunk at dusk Tues...Sharon in West K.
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> Juvenile male rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeder this morning.
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Date: 9/12/18 9:41 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] sandhill cranes- Belgrade
Four sandhill cranes were feeding in a field on the corner of Route 11 and
Route 27 this morning. Not a rarity in Belgrade anymore, but it made my day.

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Date: 9/12/18 5:42 am
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
One immature RB Grosbeak in West Kennebunk at dusk Tues...Sharon in West K.


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Juvenile male rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeder this morning.



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Date: 9/12/18 5:29 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
Juvenile male rose-breasted grosbeak at the feeder this morning.



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Date: 9/10/18 6:38 am
From: Ernie <photoblazer.hall404...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Spoonbill
Hi everyone,
The Roseate Spoonbill was still present yesterday between 2pm-6pm when I was there. First spotted it in the back tree line straight back from the front farm pond. At 530pm it dropped to the water in the back pond. Not great photo opportunities, but took some photos to show I saw it.
Ernie Hall
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Date: 9/9/18 2:48 pm
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan observations
Hi All, This past week while working and walking the dog I have seen:

Kingfisher
Killdeer
Great Blue Heron (heard two last night in flight)
Yellow Warblers
Parula Warblers
Goldfinches
Cedar Waxwings - many feeding on swarms of flies
Gannets
Ring Necked Pheasants male and female
Merlins
Lark Sparrow

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Date: 9/9/18 11:44 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Updated Black Vultures
Sorry I was told these were immature turkey vulture, guess I need a new guide.

Deb

> On September 9, 2018 at 2:05 PM DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> wrote:
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> I apologizes, I attempted to post Black Vultures however my spell check had other ideas and posted black turkey vultures.
>
> There was a pair on the summit of Mount Agamenticus-York Maine, this morning, which is a first for me! Additionally a pair of Osprey and one american kestrel.
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> Thanks
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Date: 9/9/18 11:05 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Updated Black Vultures
I apologizes, I attempted to post Black Vultures however my spell check had other ideas and posted black turkey vultures.

There was a pair on the summit of Mount Agamenticus-York Maine, this morning, which is a first for me! Additionally a pair of Osprey and one american kestrel.

Thanks

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Date: 9/9/18 7:48 am
From: Seth Benz <sbenz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Schoodic Point migration
Variety of species and numbers are beginning to ramp up.
Yesterday’s 250+ Northern Gannet are this season’s early high thus far.
We are daily seeing scoters, loons, cormorants, and eiders.
Schoodic Point is witness to raptors, shorebirds, waterbirds, and songbirds moving through.
Additionally, marine mammals can be quite entertaining here as well.
Our site stints take place for 3 hours following sunrise, and again in the afternoon 3-5 or 6 PM.

Wherever you are, keep an eye to the sky.

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Date: 9/9/18 7:46 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pair of black turkey vultures
Black Vultures or Turkey Vultures?

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Date: 9/9/18 7:23 am
From: Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Warbler flight this morning
There was a very good warbler flight today at Unity Pond in Waldo County. Probably around 100 birds in a quarter-mile stretch of woods. Mainly Black-and-white, Northern Parula, and Black-throated Green, but also some good birds like Cape May, Blackburnian, 2 Magnolias, and a few Bay-breasted. On Friday Tom A. and I observed a Black-throated Blue, my first. Hoping to see some of the later migrants soon.


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Date: 9/9/18 6:30 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Pair of black turkey vultures
Currently two on the top of Mt Aggie York , cell tower and flying around. Will send pics later
Deb Powers
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Date: 9/8/18 6:27 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Lapland Longspur in Ogunquit
For 2 days there has been a young male Lapland Longspur in the pine trees along the footbridge lane running along to the beach bridge, eating at a house feed with nyger seed (along with a dozen American Goldfinches who are also eating tall sunflowers)

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Date: 9/8/18 4:08 pm
From: Loring Danforth <ldanfort...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 7 updates in 4 topics
This afternoon (9/8) off Eastern Road in Scarborough Marsh, there was a
Hudsonian Godwit, as well as two stilt sandpipers.
The snowy egret hybrid was also present. After looking at some photographs
on line and checking two articles in the Auk (Meeks et al, Interbreeding of
a Tricolored Heron and a Snowy Egret in South Dakota, 113 (4) Oct 1996 pp
955-957 and Sprunt, A Hybrid between the Little Blue Heron and the Snowy
Egret 71 1954 pp 314-5), I am curious how this bird has been identified as
a snowy egret x tricolored heron rather than a snowy egret x little blue
heron. I would welcome any information. Thank you. Danny Danforth

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> - Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
> <#m_-6419299013494534785_group_thread_0> - 4 Updates
> - Sandhill Cranes in Fryeburg Harbor area
> <#m_-6419299013494534785_group_thread_1> - 1 Update
> - Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/8
> <#m_-6419299013494534785_group_thread_2> - 1 Update
> - Additional Highlights and shorebird High Counts This Week, 9/1-9/7
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> Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/22d490ba7c9f7012?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>: Sep 07 06:09PM -0400
>
> The WESTERN KINGBIRD was still visible as of 5:30pm near the start of
> the Barrier Beach Trail, within view of the fenced in vegetable
> gardens. Earlier four of us observed the bird snatching insects and
> ripe Black Cherries along the Knight Trail, at the edge of the field
> near the tan camper.
>
> Great find, Will!
>
> Best,
> Josh
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> Scott Richardson <scott.xot...>: Sep 07 10:36PM -0400
>
> While western kingbird is not a mega rarity, I imagine many would like to
> chase this one.
>
> nota bene:
>
> This weekend is a major fundraising event at the Wells Reserve (Laudholm
> Farm). The main gate opens late (~9:30) and traffic is usually very heavy.
> Every visitor is asked for festival admission, which is $5 for members and
> $10 for others. The reported kingbird site is used for volunteer and vendor
> parking beginning long before the public gate opens.
>
> I would advise not trying to beat the rush or parking on roadsides to
> “sneak in early” on Saturday morning. It really is hectic. Police give the
> area extra attention.
>
> If you insist on an early attempt and don’t mind walking, there’s a small
> public parking area behind 100 Laudholm Farm Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=100+Laudholm+Farm+Road&entry=gmail&source=g>.
> From there, follow the road or take the scenic route (Yankee Woodlot
> Trail…).
>
> If you don’t mind waiting a bit and are willing to pay the elevated
> entrance fee, come to the 31st annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. Help
> pay the bills for the place, support its work, and — bonus — maybe get a
> lifer / state bird / year bird.
>
> Or wait until 4pm, pay the standard admission ($0 / $5) and take your
> chances the kingbird is still around.
>
> Thanks for understanding.
>
> Scott
>
> Scott Richardson <scott.xot...>: Sep 08 11:04AM -0400
>
> Present at 11. Knight trail at Laudholm connector
>
> Scott
>
> Sean Hatch <seanarih...>: Sep 08 11:51AM -0700
>
> Still present at 2:50pm. Very cooperative beautiful kingbird!
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> Sandhill Cranes in Fryeburg Harbor area
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/db1c7295cd4ef6b0?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Joe Scott <joescottbsn...>: Sep 08 06:35PM
>
> Migrating sandhill cranes have returned to the Fryeburg Harbor area. This
> morning there were 10 of them in a group on West Fryeburg Road (Rt 113), in
> a field across the street from Riverside Farm. For those using a GPS the
> nearest mailbox was 943 West Fryeburg Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=943+West+Fryeburg+Road&entry=gmail&source=g>.
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> Joe Scott
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> Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/8
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/7003acb610aec958?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Sep 08 03:33PM
>
> Hi all,A very light flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach,
> Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this morning.
> 6:12-7:4557F, cloudy, NW 7.6mph.
> 51 unidentified32 Northern Parulas15 American Redstarts14 Cedar Waxwings8
> Red-breasted Nuthatches7 Blackpoll Warblers4 Yellow-rumped Warblers3 Common
> Loons3 Black-throated Green Warblers2 SANDERLINGS (flying north into bay,
> my 188th all time species here!)2 Black-throated Blue Warblers1 Red-eyed
> Vireo1 Scarlet Tanager1 Yellow Warbler1 Nashville Warbler1 Dark-eyed Junco
> (early!)
> T=146
> 1 continuing Brown Thrasher (was my 187th patch bird 3 days ago!)
> -Derek
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> Additional Highlights and shorebird High Counts This Week, 9/1-9/7
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/147fae1782327f24?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Sep 07 08:35PM
> -0400
>
> Hi all,
>
> Some additional sightings of note away from Sandy Point for me this week:
> - 1 continuing pair SANDHILL CRANES, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 9/1
> (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
> - 35 Common Nighthawks, over our yard in Pownal, 9/4 (with Jeannette).
> - 1 continuing presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET hybrid, Eastern
> Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
> - 1 continuing LITTLE EGRET, Rte 1/9
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=Rte+1/9&entry=gmail&source=g> salt pannes,
> Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
>
> And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows (limited by the
> lack of a beach/oceanside mudflat visit this week):
> Black-bellied Plover: 29, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 9/7.
> Semipalmated Plover: 93, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
> Killdeer: 32, Mayall Road, Gray/New
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=32,+Mayall+Road,+Gray/New&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Gloucester, 9/1 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
> Solitary Sandpiper: 1, Old Town House Park, North Yarmouth, 9/7 (with Piet
> and Stacey Bridge).
> Greater Yellowlegs: 60+, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
> Lesser Yellowlegs: 51+, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 670, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> Least Sandpiper: 225, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> White-rumped Sandpiper: 29, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 1 juv, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> Pectoral Sandpiper: 4, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> STILT SANDPIPER (FOY): 4 juv, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> Short-billed Dowitcher: 4, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
> LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (FOY): Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
>
> And Jeannette's photos from our trip last week to Washington County,
> including that first summer Purple Sandpiper from Head Harbor Passage, can
> be viewed here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/freeportwildbird/sets/72157673168361668/
>
> -Derek
>
> *****************************************
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Date: 9/8/18 2:53 pm
From: tom A <tom.aversa...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow at Bailey's Island
Today there was a Lark Sparrow at Bailey's Island on the road that leads to
the Giant Stairs. Who knows if it will stick around.

Not that many other migrants around but Philly Vireo, Prairie Warbler and
Olive-sided Flycatcher provided highlights. Lots of hummingbirds.....

Good birding,
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Date: 9/8/18 1:36 pm
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
Still there today at 10:30, same place.

Steve Antell

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Date: 9/8/18 11:51 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
Still present at 2:50pm. Very cooperative beautiful kingbird!

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Date: 9/8/18 11:35 am
From: Joe Scott <joescottbsn...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes in Fryeburg Harbor area
Migrating sandhill cranes have returned to the Fryeburg Harbor area. This morning there were 10 of them in a group on West Fryeburg Road (Rt 113), in a field across the street from Riverside Farm. For those using a GPS the nearest mailbox was 943 West Fryeburg Road.


Joe Scott

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Date: 9/8/18 8:33 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/8
Hi all,A very light flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this morning.
6:12-7:4557F, cloudy, NW 7.6mph.
51 unidentified32 Northern Parulas15 American Redstarts14 Cedar Waxwings8 Red-breasted Nuthatches7 Blackpoll Warblers4 Yellow-rumped Warblers3 Common Loons3 Black-throated Green Warblers2 SANDERLINGS (flying north into bay, my 188th all time species here!)2 Black-throated Blue Warblers1 Red-eyed Vireo1 Scarlet Tanager1 Yellow Warbler1 Nashville Warbler1 Dark-eyed Junco (early!)
T=146
1 continuing Brown Thrasher (was my 187th patch bird 3 days ago!)
-Derek
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Date: 9/8/18 8:04 am
From: Scott Richardson <scott.xot...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
Present at 11. Knight trail at Laudholm connector

Scott

> On Sep 7, 2018, at 22:36, Scott Richardson <scott.xot...> wrote:
>
> While western kingbird is not a mega rarity, I imagine many would like to chase this one.
>
> nota bene:
>
> This weekend is a major fundraising event at the Wells Reserve (Laudholm Farm). The main gate opens late (~9:30) and traffic is usually very heavy. Every visitor is asked for festival admission, which is $5 for members and $10 for others. The reported kingbird site is used for volunteer and vendor parking beginning long before the public gate opens.
>
> I would advise not trying to beat the rush or parking on roadsides to “sneak in early” on Saturday morning. It really is hectic. Police give the area extra attention.
>
> If you insist on an early attempt and don’t mind walking, there’s a small public parking area behind 100 Laudholm Farm Road. From there, follow the road or take the scenic route (Yankee Woodlot Trail…).
>
> If you don’t mind waiting a bit and are willing to pay the elevated entrance fee, come to the 31st annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. Help pay the bills for the place, support its work, and — bonus — maybe get a lifer / state bird / year bird.
>
> Or wait until 4pm, pay the standard admission ($0 / $5) and take your chances the kingbird is still around.
>
> Thanks for understanding.
>
> Scott
>
>> On Sep 7, 2018, at 18:09, Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> wrote:
>>
>> The WESTERN KINGBIRD was still visible as of 5:30pm near the start of
>> the Barrier Beach Trail, within view of the fenced in vegetable
>> gardens. Earlier four of us observed the bird snatching insects and
>> ripe Black Cherries along the Knight Trail, at the edge of the field
>> near the tan camper.
>>
>> Great find, Will!
>>
>> Best,
>> Josh
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Date: 9/7/18 7:36 pm
From: Scott Richardson <scott.xot...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
While western kingbird is not a mega rarity, I imagine many would like to chase this one.

nota bene:

This weekend is a major fundraising event at the Wells Reserve (Laudholm Farm). The main gate opens late (~9:30) and traffic is usually very heavy. Every visitor is asked for festival admission, which is $5 for members and $10 for others. The reported kingbird site is used for volunteer and vendor parking beginning long before the public gate opens.

I would advise not trying to beat the rush or parking on roadsides to “sneak in early” on Saturday morning. It really is hectic. Police give the area extra attention.

If you insist on an early attempt and don’t mind walking, there’s a small public parking area behind 100 Laudholm Farm Road. From there, follow the road or take the scenic route (Yankee Woodlot Trail…).

If you don’t mind waiting a bit and are willing to pay the elevated entrance fee, come to the 31st annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. Help pay the bills for the place, support its work, and — bonus — maybe get a lifer / state bird / year bird.

Or wait until 4pm, pay the standard admission ($0 / $5) and take your chances the kingbird is still around.

Thanks for understanding.

Scott

> On Sep 7, 2018, at 18:09, Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> wrote:
>
> The WESTERN KINGBIRD was still visible as of 5:30pm near the start of
> the Barrier Beach Trail, within view of the fenced in vegetable
> gardens. Earlier four of us observed the bird snatching insects and
> ripe Black Cherries along the Knight Trail, at the edge of the field
> near the tan camper.
>
> Great find, Will!
>
> Best,
> Josh
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Date: 9/7/18 5:35 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights and shorebird High Counts This Week, 9/1-9/7
Hi all,

Some additional sightings of note away from Sandy Point for me this week:
- 1 continuing pair SANDHILL CRANES, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 9/1 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 35 Common Nighthawks, over our yard in Pownal, 9/4 (with Jeannette).
- 1 continuing presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET hybrid, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
- 1 continuing LITTLE EGRET, Rte 1/9 salt pannes, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.

And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows (limited by the lack of a beach/oceanside mudflat visit this week):
Black-bellied Plover: 29, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 9/7.
Semipalmated Plover: 93, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
Killdeer: 32, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 9/1 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
Solitary Sandpiper: 1, Old Town House Park, North Yarmouth, 9/7 (with Piet and Stacey Bridge).
Greater Yellowlegs: 60+, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 9/6.
Lesser Yellowlegs: 51+, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 670, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
Least Sandpiper: 225, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
White-rumped Sandpiper: 29, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 1 juv, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
Pectoral Sandpiper: 4, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
STILT SANDPIPER (FOY): 4 juv, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
Short-billed Dowitcher: 4, Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (FOY): Eastern Road Trail, 9/6.

And Jeannette's photos from our trip last week to Washington County, including that first summer Purple Sandpiper from Head Harbor Passage, can be viewed here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/freeportwildbird/sets/72157673168361668/

-Derek

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Date: 9/7/18 3:09 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
The WESTERN KINGBIRD was still visible as of 5:30pm near the start of
the Barrier Beach Trail, within view of the fenced in vegetable
gardens. Earlier four of us observed the bird snatching insects and
ripe Black Cherries along the Knight Trail, at the edge of the field
near the tan camper.

Great find, Will!

Best,
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Date: 9/7/18 11:39 am
From: Will Sweet <wsweet321...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Kingbird- Laudholm Farm, Wells
Maine Birders,

There is currently a Western Kingbird perched and calling atop a tree in the large field South-East of the buildings at Laudholm Farm. It seemed to favor a tree near at the beginning of the Knight Trail, near where it intersects with the Pilger Trail.

Earlier this morning there was also a Western Sandpiper and Baird’s Sandpiper on Laudholm beach.

Good birding,

Will Sweet
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Date: 9/7/18 8:51 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
Still present on snag-
Fun find
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Date: 9/7/18 8:44 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Essex St. Marsh
Sora rail, great egrets, great blue heron, northern flicker and
some snipes.

https://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/hb6257c38#hb6257c38


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Date: 9/6/18 11:41 pm
From: Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Steuben
Thats so neat, and so many!. They're such beautiful birds. Have you
noticed if anyone has photos?

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 6:49 PM, Mary Ellen & Tom Tetreau <
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> 11 Great Egrets at Pinkham Bay Bridge
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Date: 9/6/18 4:05 pm
From: Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Birds (GREAT SKUA) up to and down from Grand Manan 9/2 and 9/4/18
Hi all,

As a last hooray for the summer and returning students, COA had a trip up
to Grand Manan earlier this week. I was lucky enough to travel on Osprey,
College of the Atlantic's research vessel both up to and down from Grand
Manan. Luckily, the captain Toby Stephenson is also interested in pelagics
and does a great job shouting out to me when there was a skua or jaeger
coming our way.

The ride up was spectacular, with great pelagics most of the trip. My main
target, which came quite easily, was Great Skua. While being on Mt. Desert
Rock this summer and having 35 skua sightings, and none turning out to be a
confirmable Great, it was nice to have easily identifiable adult Great
Skuas on this trip. We had two-maybe three Great Skuas in Washington County
on the way up. The possible third was seen at the same time as the second,
but was flying away and we couldn't see the coloration well. The first
Great was a dazzlingly beautiful individual with lots of light golden
streaking on its upper parts with some even on its underparts. What a bird
that was! There were also great numbers of Leach's Storm-Petrels in the
area. Here's the checklist for that leg of the
trip. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48302304

Later on when we were in Charlotte, New Brunswick, we had another Great
Skua and a South Polar Skua in view at the same time. That was another
great treat, but I was only able to get shots of the South Polar as I only
had my 100mm lens and it flew literally 10 feet over the boat! that
checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48302331

On the way home, we were treated to another Great Skua which ended up being
in Hancock County, so that was nice to get for my local birding county.

We were also treated to good numbers of Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers as
well, but no Long-tailed.

Good birding,
Nathan

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Date: 9/6/18 3:49 pm
From: Mary Ellen & Tom Tetreau <ttetreau1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Steuben
11 Great Egrets at Pinkham Bay Bridge

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Date: 9/6/18 5:39 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Scarborough Marsh Little Blue and Harrier this morning
Hi all - walked Eastern Road near sunrise this morning. Bad light
conditions for peep id, but here a few highlights:
1 Little Blue Heron
1 N. Harrier
1 Savannah Sparrow
Greater and Lesser yellowlegs

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Date: 9/5/18 8:10 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/5
Hi all,
A moderate flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this am.
6:06-8:20am66F, mostly cloudy, calm to extremely light south.
121 Unidentified99 Northern Parulas73 American Redstarts32 Cedar Waxwings
14 Yellow Warblers11 American Goldfinches7 Cape May Warblers6 Black-throated Green Warblers5 Magnolia Warblers4 Red-eyed Vireos4 Purple Finches3 Veeries3 Yellow-rumped Warblers3 Black-and-white Warblers3 Blackpoll Warblers2 Least Flycatchers2 Nashville Warblers2 Northern Waterthrushes2 Red-breasted Nuthatches1 Green-winged Teal1 Peregrine Falcon (hunting)1 Eastern Phoebe1 Eastern Kingbird1 Eastern Wood-Pewee1 unidentified vireo1 BROWN THRASHER (did not cross)1 Blackpoll/Bay-breasted Warbler1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Chipping Sparrow
T= 409
5 Monarchs
-Derek
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Date: 9/4/18 2:05 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] nighthawks
What a great night for nighthawks here in Sidney. Currently a group of at
least 2 dozen feeding over the fields around my house. Just prior to
arriving home, I had a group of about a dozen foraging over the Goodhue
Road heading towards Messalonskee Lake. I am posting a video of the birds
at my house on the Maine birds Facebook page.

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Date: 9/4/18 12:05 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight,9/4
Hi all,
It was good to finally be back at my office this morning. A light flight developed behind last night's cold front, but the northwesterly winds really didn't start until dawn. Therefore, only a light flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this am.

6:06-8:38am
68F, partly cloudy, calm to NW 7.4 before diminishing.

97 American Redstarts
96 Northern Parulas
46 Unidentified
18 Yellow Warblers
11 Cedar Waxwings
9 Yellow-rumped Warblers
8 Black-throated Green Warblers
8 American Goldfinches
7 Blackpoll Warblers
5 Black-and-white Warblers
4 Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warblers
3 Red-eyed Vireos
3 Black-throated Blue Warblers
3 Purple Finches
2 Magnolia Warblers
2 Canada Warblers
1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
1 Unidentified flycatcher
1 Veery
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 Red-winged Blackbird

T= 349

1 Monarch

-Derek

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Date: 9/4/18 4:50 am
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hudsonian Godwit - Weskeag Marsh, 9/4
UPDATE: At 7:47am it flew to the east with two Greater Yellowlegs, disappearing. Ouch.


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Date: 9/4/18 4:40 am
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hudsonian Godwit - Weskeag Marsh, 9/4
A Hudsonian Godwit found yesterday by Don Reimer continues in the front pool this morning as of 7:40am.

Good birding,
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Date: 9/3/18 10:34 pm
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
Hi Garrett

I saw the Spoonbill around 3 pm yesterday (Monday). Chances are good that it’ll still be around.

Seth

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Date: 9/3/18 7:06 pm
From: Garrett Erickson-Harris <maine.gman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate Spoonbill
Has anyone had any Roseate Spoonbill sightings today? I am asking for a
friend who will have to travel quite a way and wanted to make sure the bird
was still around. A few details about your sighting would be great if you
did get to see the bird.

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Date: 9/3/18 6:07 am
From: Dave Tucker <dhtucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] peregrine
Have been holding a seawatch of sorts at Fort Foster in Kittery Point for
the past week and a half mostly hoping for nighthawks and shorebirds. Only
got the nighthawks one evening a week back, and the shorebirds have been
trickling through. There are a couple of rocky islets just offshore where
things can touch down amongst the cormorants, gulls, and eiders. Last night
there were a lot of gannets, 3 lesser Black Backed Gulls, and a peregrine
too. Dave Tucker

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Date: 9/2/18 7:48 pm
From: Jay Pendleton <jkpen57...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Spoonbill
I made the trek from Camden to Dover-Foxcroft this afternoon to see the
Roseate spoonbill, and was not disappointed. In fact, it was almost
ridiculously easy to see it, as it never left its prominent (albeit 200
yards distant) perch from 4:00 until about 5:45 - the distance certainly
made me glad to have a scope. I was a bit surprised not to see any other
bidders for the entire 2 hours I was there; maybe it's been there long
enough that everyone who's going to travel to see it has already done so. I
did have two different couples and one individual stop and ask about it,
giving me chances to share some information and views through the scope.
Even though I've seen the species before, having been to Florida (once, as
a teenager decades ago) it was very cool to see it as such a rarity, and
made one more time to make my avid birder brother in southern New Mexico
jealous. So if anyone is still thinking about going to look for this bird,
it's well worth seeing, and who knows when you'll have another such chance
in Maine.

Jay Pendleton, Camden

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Date: 9/2/18 6:48 pm
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pelagic birding from the Cat Sept 1-2, 2018
Hello All,

Beth and I had a wonderful two day adventure birding the CAT ferry from
Portland Maine to Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada.

Highlights of the two days was the great weather, 3 South Polar Skuas, 50+
Cory's Shearwaters, Multiple Pomarine Jaegers, 3 Parasitic Jaegers,
hundreds of Greater Shearwaters, about 10 Manx Shearwaters. Only one Sooty
Shearwater which I thought was odd due to the numbers reported from
Passamaquoddy Bay/Eastport Area. Two Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also
surprised at the few whales only about 4 poorly seen round trip though
dozens of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, 5 Mola Mola, two breeaching sharks
of some species. Small numbers of Wilson's and Leach's Petrels and about
100 total Phalarope species at least some being Red Phalarope.

Due to a late departure from Portland due to Custom's issues we did not get
much view of the usual hot spot about an hour out of Yarmouth. Nor was it
very lively on the return in the morning.
Unexpectedly most of the Cory's Shearwaters were seen within sight of
Casco Bay and headlands. Also this is where two of the South Polar Skua
were at one point harrassing a Pomarine Jaeger before turning their
aggressions on each other.
Nearly all of the Jaegers and all skuas were seen from Monhegan to
Portland, as were the Cory's. All of the Jaegers seemed to be migrating,
that is moving in pretty direct flight down the coast.
Nearly all of the Greater Shearwaters, Petrels and Phalarope were seen on
the sections of the trip East of Monhegan. Small numbers of Northern
Gannets, only dozens and most seen near either port.


Winds were light on the trip from Portland and a little stronger on the
return. Swells were low and we were a little fogged out at times on the NS
end.

For those who don't know the boat is a Catamaran traveling at about 36
knots so you don't get much of a chance to see the bird and of course you
cannot pursue the bird so it may be disappointing for those who have done
designated trips for whales or pelagic birds and hoping for close views or
photographs of birds. All of the outdoor viewing area is from either side
near the stern of the boat. Windows are often too spray covered to offer
much of a view of birds. You may take a bit of buffeting from the wind. I
like it because I am hugely curious about what goes on out there and you do
get a great picture of some of what goes on in the Gulf of Maine.

Word on the street is that next year it will solely run from Bar Harbor to
Yarmouth NS.

Good Birding,
Dan Nickerson
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Date: 9/1/18 9:18 pm
From: 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: Correction:ROSEATE SPOONBILL tips
I meant to type “birders”, not “borders” in paragraph one.
Noah


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On Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:48 PM, Noah Gibb <voodoochitlins...> wrote:

Just passing on a message from the landowners for anyone going to see the Spoonbill in Dover-Foxcroft; they asked for people to all park on the same side of the road as other borders. If people park on both sides, there isn’t room for traffic to get through so continue to use common sense and don’t block traffic. 
We spoke to the landowners several times today and they were super nice. Please continue to show them respect and they will do the same. Everyone was on good behavior today while I was there.
In regards to the bird, the landowners also mentioned that the bird seems to feed early morning and late afternoon (around 4pm). It tends to roost through midday in the same tree behind the first pond. We arrived after it’s morning feeding, but what we observed today was consistent with what they said. 4:07, the bird finally flew out of the sleeping tree to feed in the front pond.
Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Freeport



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Date: 9/1/18 8:49 pm
From: 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL tips
Just passing on a message from the landowners for anyone going to see the Spoonbill in Dover-Foxcroft; they asked for people to all park on the same side of the road as other borders. If people park on both sides, there isn’t room for traffic to get through so continue to use common sense and don’t block traffic. 
We spoke to the landowners several times today and they were super nice. Please continue to show them respect and they will do the same. Everyone was on good behavior today while I was there.
In regards to the bird, the landowners also mentioned that the bird seems to feed early morning and late afternoon (around 4pm). It tends to roost through midday in the same tree behind the first pond. We arrived after it’s morning feeding, but what we observed today was consistent with what they said. 4:07, the bird finally flew out of the sleeping tree to feed in the front pond.
Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Freeport



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Date: 9/1/18 8:23 am
From: 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: ROSEATE SPOONBILL still here
Just flew back into dead tree behind first pond 11:20.
Noah


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On Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:15 AM, Noah Gibb <voodoochitlins...> wrote:

The Dover-Foxcroft spoonbill just flew from the tree in back of front pond to the back pond so is currently not visible. Just be patient if you show up and don’t see it right away.
Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Freeport


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Date: 9/1/18 8:15 am
From: 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL still here
The Dover-Foxcroft spoonbill just flew from the tree in back of front pond to the back pond so is currently not visible. Just be patient if you show up and don’t see it right away.
Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Freeport


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Date: 9/1/18 7:04 am
From: AMF <znse37...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] common nighthawks - barn swallows - Benton Farm
Two common nighthawks were flying around the farm last evening.  Pretty
cool.  They came real close and could see the white bar on the inside of
the v tip wings real clear.  The buzz sound was loud and clear.  This
the first time I have seen them in Benton.  They were common in
Hartford, Ct when I grew up.

The barn swallows are gone.  About 30 plus gathered up last Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday and by Thursday, August 30, there were non to be
seen.  This is the latest they have left in the 14 years I have been
observing here.  They usually leave about August 8th with a few
stragglers waiting for the second brood to leave the next.  A few of the
pairs of barn swallows had two broods. Not all.  The last babies flew
out of the barn and sheds about 1 week ago.  The babies came back each
night and stayed in or on the nest overnight.

It is quite around the farm right now.  Some turkeys wander the fields,
a phoebe is catching bugs, some gold finch flit around and just pass by,
and some little sparrows are eating seeds off the grasses, and
hummingbirds stop at the feeders for a drink.  There are eagles to be
seen from time to time.  I do not feed the birds except the hummingbirds
during the summer until the first snow. There is plenty of seeds on the
wild and not so wild flowers and grasses for the birds.

Allan


On 8/29/2018 11:45 AM, Robin R Robinson wrote:
> Last night in Brunswick I could see from my patio about 12 Chimney
> Swifts and about 20 Nighthawks all flying together. There were all
> hawking for sure. RRR
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> Glad to get in on the annual nighthawk migration with 6 over our house
> in Sidney this afternoon. There seemed to be a few swallows (barn?
> cliff?) traveling with them.
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Date: 9/1/18 6:57 am
From: 'Pete Darling' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Still here. Perched. Sleeping. 10am.

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> Yes observed feeding morning of 8/31, have photos.
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Date: 9/1/18 6:53 am
From: Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Observed Saturday morning, 730 to 930. Feeding in front pond then moved to perch in snag at front of back pond.

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Date: 8/31/18 7:43 pm
From: Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
Thank you guys. I don't have the opportunity to observe much lately but am
following your records and appreciate your diligence and devotion.
I'm trying to decipher gulls by flight. I'm in Augusta and there are some
interesting patterns with flocks but I don't yet know 'who's who and what's
what,' if you will.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 9:21 PM, 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <
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> Sorry for the second post, that was an earlier draft that in addition to
> be less cleaned up, did not include the 2 juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS (FOY)
> that I had at Weskeag Marsh on 8/29.
>
> -Derek
>
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> On Aug 31, 2018, at 9:14 PM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds
> <maine-birds...> wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
> My observations of note over the past seven days also included:
> -2 Great Egrets and 4 Blue-winged Teak, Essex Marsh, Bangor, 8/26 (with
> Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> -1 Great Egret, Machias River Inn, Machias, 8/26 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> - Head Harbor Passage, Eastport to East Quoddy Head, Campobello Island,
> 8/27 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette):
> 3 LITTLE GULLS (one Maine, two in New Brunswick)**
> 40-60 Common Murre (mostly adults with chicks) - very high number for
> here.**
> 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (both in NB)**
> 100+ Sooty Shearwaters (mostly in NB; very high count for the passage).**
> - Head Harbor Passage and around Campobello through Lubec Narrows on whale
> watch with Eastport Windjammers, 8/26 ((with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague,
> and Jeannette):
> 1 Manx Shearwater**
> 1 Pomarine Jaeger
> 400+ Sooty and 100+ Great Shearwaters, etc (all of the above in Canadian
> waters).
> - 1 SPRUCE GROUSE, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).**
> - steady trickle of Sooty Shearwaters from Quoddy Head Light, 8/28 (with
> Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> - 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS ( 1st cycle, 3rd cycle, and 3rd/4th cycle),
> Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and
> Jeannette).
> - 2 adult SANDHILL CRANES, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.
>
> And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows:
> Black-bellied Plover: 40, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Plover: 125, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Piping Plover:
> Killdeer: 11, Mayall Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=11,+Mayall+Road&entry=gmail&source=g>,
> Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.
> Spotted Sandpiper: 2, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Solitary Sandpiper: 2, East River Road, Sebec, 8/29 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Greater Yellowlegs: 6, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
> "Eastern" Willet:
> Lesser Yellowlegs: 18, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
> Whimbrel:
> Ruddy Turnstone: 2, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> RED KNOT:
> Sanderling: 12, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 3000, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> WESTERN SANDPIPER: 1 juv, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Least Sandpiper: 100, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen,
> Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> White-rumped Sandpiper: 150, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Pectoral Sandpiper:
> *PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1 presumed 1st summer, Black Rock, Head Harbor Passage,
> New Brunswick. My first ever in summer and Chris's first ever in summer in
> the area. Life plumage for all! Incredible record and - along with
> sightings on offshore Maine islands - perhaps related to reported
> widespread breeding failure/snow pack in far eastern Canadian Arctic and
> Greenland this summer. (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague,
> and Jeannette).**
> Short-billed Dowitcher: 13, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas
> Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
>
> ** Will post photos soon.
>
> -Derek
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Date: 8/31/18 6:22 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
Sorry for the second post, that was an earlier draft that in addition to be less cleaned up, did not include the 2 juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS (FOY) that I had at Weskeag Marsh on 8/29.

-Derek

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> On Aug 31, 2018, at 9:14 PM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> My observations of note over the past seven days also included:
> -2 Great Egrets and 4 Blue-winged Teak, Essex Marsh, Bangor, 8/26 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> -1 Great Egret, Machias River Inn, Machias, 8/26 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> - Head Harbor Passage, Eastport to East Quoddy Head, Campobello Island, 8/27 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette):
> 3 LITTLE GULLS (one Maine, two in New Brunswick)**
> 40-60 Common Murre (mostly adults with chicks) - very high number for here.**
> 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (both in NB)**
> 100+ Sooty Shearwaters (mostly in NB; very high count for the passage).**
> - Head Harbor Passage and around Campobello through Lubec Narrows on whale watch with Eastport Windjammers, 8/26 ((with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette):
> 1 Manx Shearwater**
> 1 Pomarine Jaeger
> 400+ Sooty and 100+ Great Shearwaters, etc (all of the above in Canadian waters).
> - 1 SPRUCE GROUSE, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).**
> - steady trickle of Sooty Shearwaters from Quoddy Head Light, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> - 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS ( 1st cycle, 3rd cycle, and 3rd/4th cycle), Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> - 2 adult SANDHILL CRANES, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.
>
> And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows:
> Black-bellied Plover: 40, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Plover: 125, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Piping Plover:
> Killdeer: 11, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.
> Spotted Sandpiper: 2, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Solitary Sandpiper: 2, East River Road, Sebec, 8/29 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Greater Yellowlegs: 6, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
> "Eastern" Willet:
> Lesser Yellowlegs: 18, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
> Whimbrel:
> Ruddy Turnstone: 2, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> RED KNOT:
> Sanderling: 12, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 3000, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> WESTERN SANDPIPER: 1 juv, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Least Sandpiper: 100, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> White-rumped Sandpiper: 150, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
> Pectoral Sandpiper:
> *PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1 presumed 1st summer, Black Rock, Head Harbor Passage, New Brunswick. My first ever in summer and Chris's first ever in summer in the area. Life plumage for all! Incredible record and - along with sightings on offshore Maine islands - perhaps related to reported widespread breeding failure/snow pack in far eastern Canadian Arctic and Greenland this summer. (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).**
> Short-billed Dowitcher: 13, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
>
> ** Will post photos soon.
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Date: 8/31/18 6:14 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 8/25-8/31
Hi all,

My observations of note over the past seven days also included:
-2 Great Egrets and 4 Blue-winged Teak, Essex Marsh, Bangor, 8/26 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
-1 Great Egret, Machias River Inn, Machias, 8/26 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
- Head Harbor Passage, Eastport to East Quoddy Head, Campobello Island, 8/27 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette):
3 LITTLE GULLS (one Maine, two in New Brunswick)**
40-60 Common Murre (mostly adults with chicks) - very high number for here.**
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (both in NB)**
100+ Sooty Shearwaters (mostly in NB; very high count for the passage).**
- Head Harbor Passage and around Campobello through Lubec Narrows on whale watch with Eastport Windjammers, 8/26 ((with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette):
1 Manx Shearwater**
1 Pomarine Jaeger
400+ Sooty and 100+ Great Shearwaters, etc (all of the above in Canadian waters).
- 1 SPRUCE GROUSE, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).**
- steady trickle of Sooty Shearwaters from Quoddy Head Light, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
- 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS ( 1st cycle, 3rd cycle, and 3rd/4th cycle), Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
- 2 adult SANDHILL CRANES, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.

And my shorebird high counts this week were as follows:
Black-bellied Plover: 40, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Semipalmated Plover: 125, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Piping Plover:
Killdeer: 11, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 8/30.
Spotted Sandpiper: 2, Boot Head Preserve, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Solitary Sandpiper: 2, East River Road, Sebec, 8/29 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Greater Yellowlegs: 6, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
"Eastern" Willet:
Lesser Yellowlegs: 18, Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston, 8/29.
Whimbrel:
Ruddy Turnstone: 2, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
RED KNOT:
Sanderling: 12, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 3000, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
WESTERN SANDPIPER: 1 juv, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Least Sandpiper: 100, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
White-rumped Sandpiper: 150, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).
Pectoral Sandpiper:
*PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1 presumed 1st summer, Black Rock, Head Harbor Passage, New Brunswick. My first ever in summer and Chris's first ever in summer in the area. Life plumage for all! Incredible record and - along with sightings on offshore Maine islands - perhaps related to reported widespread breeding failure/snow pack in far eastern Canadian Arctic and Greenland this summer. (with Lucas Ahlsen, Chris Bartlett, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).**
Short-billed Dowitcher: 13, Lubec Bar and Flats, Lubec, 8/28 (with Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, and Jeannette).

** Will post photos soon.

-Derek

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Date: 8/31/18 11:32 am
From: Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Mt. Desert Rock end of season
Hi all,

Yesterday, the 2018 field season on Mt. Desert Rock wrapped up and I'm
currently writing from Bar Harbor to sum up my observations. It's been a
long time since I last wrote, and I apologize for that, but it's been a
very busy season out there. First off, there have been many more whales
seen this year than last, which is encouraging as a sign of more food in
the area, which then brought in more birds.

Pelagic species were nearly daily, with Great Shearwater easily being the
most numerous of those, although all four regular species were seen, along
with a day or so of 5000 Wilson's Storm-Petrels, but usually less. All
three jaeger species were seen with moderate regularity in the second half
of the season. Skuas were surprisingly common (get that...common!)
throughout the season with a total of 35 minimum sightings, all of which
were South Polar or Skua sp, with no confirmable Great Skua at this point.
Northern Gannets were also frequent with a high count of 60. One Great
Cormorant stopped by to rest with some Double-crested Cormorants for a day
or two.

Nineteen species of shorebirds were seen, with an early Purple Sandpiper,
and two goodies for the county, American Golden-Plover and Baird's
Sandpiper. Phalaropes also started coming through with a couple hundred
Red-necked and a few Red mixed in with them.

I didn't do a formal count of Herring Gull nests, but I estimate between
75-100 were active this year, with only 9 Great Black-backed Gull nests.
Funny as it is, there were almost always more Great Black-backed Gulls
present on the island, with a high of 1273 on 8/29 and only 615 Herring
Gulls on 7/31. Lesser Black-backed Gulls also made 20 appearances
throughout the season. There were also 5 Great Blue Herons and one Great
Egret.

Raptors included an Osprey, a juvenile Peregrine Falcon, and 5 Merlin.

As for passerines, there was an OK push in the later part of the season.
Flycatchers were not all too regular, but we did have a Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher, a couple Least Flycatchers, and some other unidentified
Empidonax sp. Eastern Kingbirds were also recorded a few days. There were
five species of swallows seen, including a rare-for-the-county Purple
Martin and a Petrochelidon sp. that still has me thinking.
Red-breasted Nuthatches were almost omnipresent, with a day high count of
16, which likely signals a very good breeding year!
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher showed well for an evening and morning, constantly
flitting about everywhere it went. You would often hear the high trill of a
Cedar Waxwing, even though you wouldn't always see them. Purple Finches
also became regular later on and an American Goldfinch also joined them.
There were few sparrows, but they included good species such as a Lark
Sparrow in mid July, and a Nelson's Sparrow in August. An excellent bird,
and one that I read about as being a fairly common migrant back when they
banded at the Rock, were two Yellow-breasted Chat that both appeared the
same day, but only one remained until I left yesterday.
15 warbler species visited the island, which included a few goodies. Two
Prairie Warblers stopped by at different dates, which are rare for the
county, as well as a Mourning Warbler, which is always nice to see. By far
though, the best warbler was an adult male Prothonotary Warbler that had an
extended stay of 6 days. What a treat that was! Tennessee and Cape May
Warblers also showed but for a few days.
In the last week, we were also visited by, as I believe it, four different
Dickcissels, so keep an open ear out for those guys.
The last new bird of the season, which took me by surprise as we were
packing up, was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It was not long before then
that the winds had shifted to the North, and when that happened, Monarch
Butterflies started filling the island, with a high count of 16! Good thing
we have a Rosa rugosa bush and a couple asters for them...

Overall, there were 92 species seen on or around the island, with 2
provisionals.

Here's to a great season on the rock, even though I wish I could stay
longer. I will, hopefully, go back there in a few days with a class, but
that's not set in stone yet. There may be more chances later in the year,
and I'm gonna jump on that as quick as I can.

And thanks for the shoutout from Craig Kesselheim from an earlier post, and
Tammy & Rob Packie as well. I appreciate it a whole lot! Hope to see you
guys around!

Thanks a whole lot, and as always, good birding!

Nathan

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Date: 8/31/18 8:23 am
From: Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Yes observed feeding morning of 8/31, have photos.

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Date: 8/31/18 7:52 am
From: Schligdog <schligdog...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
And here Friday 10:45...

DH

> On Aug 30, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Seth Benz <sbenz...> wrote:
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> Roseate Spoonbill present and viewable at 12:25. On same horizontal snag with a BC Nightheron.
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Date: 8/31/18 5:34 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan, 8.25-8.28.18
I was out on Monhegan this past weekend. While I wasn’t actively birding
while I was there (i.e. did not use my binoculars once), I thought I’d
share a few observations for those who might wonder what goes on out there
bird-wise when it’s not peak migration time.

The island did not get any of the summer rainstorms we got on the mainland
and is in a drought right now. The Ice Pond is as low as I’ve ever seen it.
I did not note any sandpipers on the newly revealed mudflats there. But a
yard near the pond was recently visited by a Great Blue Heron.

Noted for warblers: only Common Yellowthroat and Yellow Warbler.

Cedar Waxwings have begun flocking up. I came upon several active groups of
them in berry bushes and blackberry patches. It was also fun watching
bunches of goldfinches feeding on the sunflowers.

Heard a Carolina Wren singing several times in the neighborhood of the
brewery. Hopefully that species is re-establishing its foothold out there.

I also distinctly heard a DICKCISSEL calling at one point, near the
Trailing Yew, and spotted the bird as it flew over (so I know it wasn’t a
starling!), but it didn’t land within my sight.

While I didn’t spot the three Ring-necked Pheasant chicks that I first saw
back in late June, I was shown a very recent photo taken by someone who
lives near where I saw them. All three are still hanging around together,
and one of them is clearly a male—he’s starting to get his lovely adult
colors.

On a non-avian note, it was heartening to see so many Monarchs out there.
The nursery patch of milkweed at the Trailing Yew hosts many caterpillars
and chrysalises, as well. Interestingly, I didn’t see a single Lady of
either species, when last year that was the predominant species in August.

Headed back out in a couple of weeks, hopefully will have more to report
then!

Kristen

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Date: 8/30/18 4:18 pm
From: Aloyse Larrabee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
August 30, almost noon, Route 11A in Charleston - In a small wetland, I saw
a Great Blue Heron and Great Egret.

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 8/30/18 9:28 am
From: Seth Benz <sbenz...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Roseate Spoonbill present and viewable at 12:25. On same horizontal snag with a BC Nightheron.

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Date: 8/30/18 8:59 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Has anyone seen this bird foraging at all?

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Date: 8/30/18 5:45 am
From: Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Viewed for 20 mins this morning before leaving for work. Perched in tree at back of 1st pond. Preening, resting.

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Date: 8/30/18 5:35 am
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Egret - Falmouth, 8/30
A LITTLE EGRET was foraging with a group of Snowy Egrets off the North Meadow at Gilsland Farm during Maine Audubon’s Weekly Bird Walk this morning. This bird had much paler lores than the one photographed in the Scarborough Marsh on 27 Aug.

Here is a list from our walk around the West Meadow, including so distant digiscoped shots of the Little Egret: https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/S48167674

Good birding,


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Date: 8/30/18 4:47 am
From: Chris Feairheller <birdmancrf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Observed at 730 this morning. Still perched at back of 1st pond.

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Date: 8/29/18 12:57 pm
From: Dave Cowan <dcowan01...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Roseate still here
Still roosting in snag along back side of pond.

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Date: 8/29/18 11:23 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Back Bay
3 now between Dartmouth St and Forest Ave

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Date: 8/29/18 8:45 am
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] common nighthawks
Last night in Brunswick I could see from my patio about 12 Chimney Swifts and about 20 Nighthawks all flying together. There were all hawking for sure. RRR
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Glad to get in on the annual nighthawk migration with 6 over our house in Sidney this afternoon. There seemed to be a few swallows (barn? cliff?) traveling with them.

Julia

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Date: 8/29/18 7:32 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Hi all,
Lucas Ahlsen, Marion Sprague, Jeannette and I, along with several others, are currently observing the bird, roosting behind the pond in easy sight from the road.
-Derek

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> Continuing as of now at 9am on the 28th. Easily viewable from River Road, between power pole #176 and 177, teed up in a dead tree on the right side of the close pond. Amazing! Fantastic find by Dennis and Dan.
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Date: 8/29/18 7:08 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: My mystery bird
A "yellowish" legged sandpiper that is small than a Semi screams Least
Sandpiper to me.

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9:01:27 PM UTC-4, Marie Jordan wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Greetings,
> Please help me with the ID of this bird.
> The pictures were taken of the bird on Aug. 23rd at Pine Point in
> Scarboro on the out going tide.
> This bird stood out from the others because it was so much lighter colored
> than all the other Semipalmated Sandpipers.
> The leg coloring seems a tad yellowish to me.
> The bird also seemed to be a tad smaller than the many Semis that were
> surrounding it.
> If it is not a semipalmated Sandpiper than what might it be?
>
> Two photos posted on my Flickr account.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/55woodduck
>
> Please send comments off list - I will summarize a report to all in a
> couple days.
> Thanks for you help.
> Marie
>
> PS
> I just returned from a great trip downeast which included the MA birding
> adventure out of Eastport last Saturday morning with Doug and others.
> I also enjoyed great looks at a beautiful Pacific loon in Herring Cove on
> Campobello Island.
> Great weather and good birding.
> Marie Jordan
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Date: 8/28/18 6:01 pm
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: My mystery bird
Greetings,
Please help me with the ID of this bird.
The pictures were taken of the bird on Aug. 23rd at Pine Point in Scarboro
on the out going tide.
This bird stood out from the others because it was so much lighter colored
than all the other Semipalmated Sandpipers.
The leg coloring seems a tad yellowish to me.
The bird also seemed to be a tad smaller than the many Semis that were
surrounding it.
If it is not a semipalmated Sandpiper than what might it be?

Two photos posted on my Flickr account.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55woodduck

Please send comments off list - I will summarize a report to all in a
couple days.
Thanks for you help.
Marie

PS
I just returned from a great trip downeast which included the MA birding
adventure out of Eastport last Saturday morning with Doug and others.
I also enjoyed great looks at a beautiful Pacific loon in Herring Cove on
Campobello Island.
Great weather and good birding.
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Date: 8/28/18 4:06 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Nighthawks
 Several Nighthawks over Dunstan tonight heading toward Scarborough Marsh.  John Tobin

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Date: 8/28/18 4:03 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Nighthawks Skowhegan
Now watching 12 Nighthawks flying over the Kennebec 2 miles down from Rt 2.

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Date: 8/28/18 4:00 pm
From: Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
I hope people do not try to get too close to the bird as it is most likely
stressed as it is not in it's normal habitat. If you have have seen a
roseate elsewhere, eg Florida, I think it is best to be considerate to the
bird as well as the land owner, and pass on this one. I have witnessed
serious Great Gray Owl harassment in the past. "Please Bird Responsibly".
;-)

On Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:35:23 AM UTC-4, Doug Hitchcox wrote:
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> Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River
> Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue
> Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.
>
> He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details
> on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any
> updates here as well.
>
> Good birding,
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Date: 8/28/18 3:27 pm
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
As one of the other cars up there (neither Julie nor I were the double parked car) I did not see anything outside the norm happen on account of birders. Since I can’t speak for any times other than while I was there I can’t say what Jim has had to put up with on account of this bird. Hopefully it hasn’t been as bad as it seemed.

My son and I spent about 50 minutes using the bed of my truck as an elevated platform while there and the elevation added to the visibility without having to go further in. While there the bird mostly slept but occasionally would look around and preen.

Cool bird and a great opportunity. We appreciated the chance to see it. It was a lifer for my son.

Thanks,
Rob O'Connell

> On Aug 28, 2018, at 2:29 PM, Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...> wrote:
>
> Update: The landowner, Jim came out to talk with me and his primary concern is people's safety as he has several bulls on the property. In addition, a double parked car forced a school bus to drive almost into the ditch. He's a nice guy who loves wildlife. He just requests that people avoid going onto his property and that they be respectful and avoid blocking the road.
> Happy birding!
> Julue Krasne
>
>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 2:09 PM Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...> wrote:
>> At 2:05, the spoonbill flew down from the tree and is now out of sight, but likely still present.
>> Julie Krasne
>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 AM 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>>> Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.
>>>
>>> He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any updates here as well.
>>>
>>> Good birding,
>>>
>>>
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Date: 8/28/18 3:01 pm
From: Brad Kraft <bradford.kraft...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
In related news,

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/3924693-minnesota-records-first-sighting-of-roseate-spoonbill/

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM, Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> wrote:

> Still present as of 10:48am but moved farther away, to a taller dead tree
> on the backside of the pond. Sticks out like a Spoonbill in Maine!
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Date: 8/28/18 2:44 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Head Harbor Passage Trip Report and Washington Co shorebirds
On Saturday, August 25th, Maine Audubon ran its now-annual Head Harbor Passage Trip and had a phenomenal showing of gulls and shearwaters. We hit the tide just right to have an impressive feeding frenzy of thousands of Bonaparte’s Gulls with at least two adult Little Gulls in the mix. The Sooty Shearwater flock near East Quoddy Head swelled to 700+ birds on Saturday morning with many birds being quite tame sitting on the water. I posted a full trip report here: https://www.maineaudubon.org/news/head-harbor-passage-2018-trip-report/ and wanted to express my thanks to Chris Bartlett, Woody Gillies, and Captain Butch Harris for making this trip a great success.

Before the trip, I had my one of my best shorebirding experience at the Lubec Flats as the tide was just beginning to drop on the afternoon of the 24th. Diversity and overall numbers had been below average the past two weeks while Woody and I were guiding in the area but a couple thousand peeps with a few notable species made for a great study. Among the 1600 Semipalmated Sandpipers was a yellow-flag “ML7” that bandedbirds.org reports as originally being captured near Nickerie, Suriname on 6 Dec 2016. A juvenile Western Sandpiper was my first for Washington County but the most interesting bird was an apparent Dunlin x White-rumped Sandpiper (hybrid). Photos of these individuals are in my eBird list here: https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/S48051050

I also had two Lesser Black-backed Gulls roosting on either sides of the Lubec Flats, visible from Quoddy Head Road. Of more note there, an apparent ‘Ipswich’ Savannah Sparrow that kept coming into the parking area was by far my earliest for that subspecies. Birds of North America says they don’t migrate until mid-September so I’d appreciate feedback if anyone disagrees with my identification. Photos are available here: https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/S48050897

Good birding,


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Date: 8/28/18 11:30 am
From: Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Update: The landowner, Jim came out to talk with me and his primary
concern is people's safety as he has several bulls on the property. In
addition, a double parked car forced a school bus to drive almost into the
ditch. He's a nice guy who loves wildlife. He just requests that people
avoid going onto his property and that they be respectful and avoid
blocking the road.
Happy birding!
Julue Krasne

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 2:09 PM Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...>
wrote:

> At 2:05, the spoonbill flew down from the tree and is now out of sight,
> but likely still present.
> Julie Krasne
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 AM 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <
> <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
>> Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River
>> Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue
>> Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.
>>
>> He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details
>> on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group:
>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any
>> updates here as well.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>>
>> Doug Hitchcox
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Date: 8/28/18 11:17 am
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
I love the use of pole #s. Each pole on a street has its own number. Helps to pin down a location. Thanks Fyn.

Bob Crowley, Retired Lineman
Chatham, NH

Bob Crowley
Chatham, NH

From: Fyn Kynd
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:08 AM
To: Maine birds
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27

Continuing as of now at 9am on the 28th. Easily viewable from River Road, between power pole #176 and 177, teed up in a dead tree on the right side of the close pond. Amazing! Fantastic find by Dennis and Dan.


Happy chasing,
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Date: 8/28/18 11:09 am
From: Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
At 2:05, the spoonbill flew down from the tree and is now out of sight, but
likely still present.
Julie Krasne

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 AM 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <
<maine-birds...> wrote:

> Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River
> Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue
> Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.
>
> He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details
> on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any
> updates here as well.
>
> Good birding,
>
>
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Date: 8/28/18 10:56 am
From: Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Still present at 1:50 near top of snag behind pond. Landowner NOT HAPPY.
Said the bird was a "pain in the ass" and he wished it would leave. Was
not happy that there were 2 vehicles parked on side of road, NOT on private
property.
Please do not ask him for access to his property.
Julie Krasne

On Aug 28, 2018 1:09 PM, "Rob O'Connell" <flashart123...> wrote:

Still here as of 1:08 PM. Still at back of second pond sleeping at the top
of the tree.

Thanks,
Rob O'Connell


> On Aug 28, 2018, at 10:49 AM, Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> wrote:
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> Still present as of 10:48am but moved farther away, to a taller dead tree
on the backside of the pond. Sticks out like a Spoonbill in Maine!
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Date: 8/28/18 10:09 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Still here as of 1:08 PM. Still at back of second pond sleeping at the top of the tree.

Thanks,
Rob O'Connell

> On Aug 28, 2018, at 10:49 AM, Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> wrote:
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> Still present as of 10:48am but moved farther away, to a taller dead tree on the backside of the pond. Sticks out like a Spoonbill in Maine!
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Date: 8/28/18 7:49 am
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Still present as of 10:48am but moved farther away, to a taller dead tree on the backside of the pond. Sticks out like a Spoonbill in Maine!


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Date: 8/28/18 6:08 am
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Continuing as of now at 9am on the 28th. Easily viewable from River Road, between power pole #176 and 177, teed up in a dead tree on the right side of the close pond. Amazing! Fantastic find by Dennis and Dan.


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Date: 8/27/18 7:47 pm
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] More nighthawks

Allison and I saw three high flying Common Nighthawks over Bethel today around 7:30 PM.

First ones of the season for us despite watching steadily for them since we wrote a recent column about new research findings in Common Nighthawk migration: https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/brazil-and-back-nighthawk-migration-revealed/106223

Jeff Wells

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Date: 8/27/18 7:09 pm
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Just wanted to share a few details on the Roseate Spoonbill:

Here is Dan and Dennis’s eBird checklist that has photos and a map to the exact location: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48106950

You can only access “River Road E” (which google also calls “E Dover Back Rd”), the “Old Railroad Grde” is not public and really doesn’t seem to exist anymore, despite Google Maps thinking you can drive on it. The bird was first spotted from River Road, looking north over the small ponds until it flew into the base of the dead trees in the northeast corner of that pond where it was not visible from the road. After talking to the farm owner, we were given permission to walk up their driveway to see into that pond but **no one should go onto this private property without permission.** The landowners were also very concerned with birders being near the pasture around the pond because of the six aggressive bulls these. So, be smart, don’t trespass, and if the bird isn’t immediately visible you may just need to be patient for the bird to relocate.

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

> On Aug 27, 2018, at 10:35 AM, 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
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> Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.
>
> He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any updates here as well.
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
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Date: 8/27/18 6:46 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Nighthawks, Fryeburg, Me and Chatham, NH.
All down the East side of the Green Hills in NH and across the intervale to the Saco everyone is seeing Nighthawks moving South . They seem to be feeding on a small insect, not a Carpenter Ant. They are very low to the ground, under 50 feet, I have never seen more than 20 in this area in the 30 years we have been here.


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Date: 8/27/18 1:20 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] common nighthawks
Glad to get in on the annual nighthawk migration with 6 over our house in
Sidney this afternoon. There seemed to be a few swallows (barn? cliff?)
traveling with them.

Julia

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Date: 8/27/18 7:37 am
From: Tammy Packie <tpackie...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] First of Fall Red-necked Grebe
We agree; well done Nathan! Tammy & Rob

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 8:08 AM Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
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> Hi all -- Spotted my first of fall R-n Grebe at the Seawall Picnic area
> this morning just after sunrise. Walking west from the Campground entrance
> along 102A towards Wonderland is typically quiet (vehicularly speaking) and
> productive. Good mix of warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers along the
> road-side, and good blend of habitats.
>
> Also wanted to add my appreciation to Nathan Dubrow out on Mt. Desert
> Rock, who has been spotting consistently spectacular birds for Hancock
> County (not to mention ~20 out to sea) and adding terrific photos to his
> eBird lists. I spent 6 weeks of the summer of '73 on the Rock in COA's
> first season of whale watching, was just beginning to love birding, and was
> proud if I could ID a catbird and female cowbird on my own. Nathan's taken
> things to a varsity level!
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> Cheers,
> Craig K
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Date: 8/27/18 7:35 am
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] ROSEATE SPOONBILL - Dover-Foxcroft, 8/27
Dennis Peacock and Dan Furbish just found a ROSEATE SPOONBILL along River Road in Dover-Foxcroft. They said the bird was flushed by a Great Blue Heron and out of sight at the moment but still in the area.

He is going to submit an eBird report with the exact location and details on the Maine Rare Bird Alert Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1526479937628399/ but I’ll crosspost any updates here as well.

Good birding,


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Date: 8/27/18 5:08 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] First of Fall Red-necked Grebe
Hi all -- Spotted my first of fall R-n Grebe at the Seawall Picnic area
this morning just after sunrise. Walking west from the Campground entrance
along 102A towards Wonderland is typically quiet (vehicularly speaking) and
productive. Good mix of warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers along the
road-side, and good blend of habitats.

Also wanted to add my appreciation to Nathan Dubrow out on Mt. Desert Rock,
who has been spotting consistently spectacular birds for Hancock County
(not to mention ~20 out to sea) and adding terrific photos to his eBird
lists. I spent 6 weeks of the summer of '73 on the Rock in COA's first
season of whale watching, was just beginning to love birding, and was proud
if I could ID a catbird and female cowbird on my own. Nathan's taken things
to a varsity level!

Cheers,
Craig K
SW Harbor

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