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1/15/19 1:54 pm Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> [Maine-birds] Hermit thrush Brunswick
1/15/19 12:56 pm LNO/MWA <marka...> [Maine-birds] Northern Goshawk -- Holden
1/14/19 6:33 pm Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> [Maine-birds] Re: Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid - Benton, 1/14
1/14/19 6:14 pm Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...> [Maine-birds] Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid - Benton, 1/14
1/14/19 2:33 pm <cathie.murray...> Re: [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington
1/14/19 12:49 pm David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Pine Grosbeaks at U-Maine
1/14/19 11:16 am <chrwsu...> Re: [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington
1/14/19 6:57 am <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birding Trail
1/13/19 4:46 pm Jay Kenneal <jkenneal...> [Maine-birds] Two mature Bald Eagles Kittery , ME
1/13/19 1:52 pm Ki Ya <kiyalachsmith...> [Maine-birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker
1/13/19 11:38 am Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> [Maine-birds] YB chat Gardner
1/13/19 11:10 am Richard Jordan <rejordan207...> [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington
1/13/19 9:15 am Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> [Maine-birds] photo black vulture calais
1/13/19 9:07 am Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> [Maine-birds] Black Vulture Calais
1/12/19 6:30 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Razorbill and Cooper's this week, Portland area
1/12/19 5:39 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] Slightly Revisded Directions to the Lawrence Crow Roost
1/11/19 3:16 pm Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> [Maine-birds] Dickcissel
1/11/19 7:46 am Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Rough legged hawk in Cape Elizabeth.
1/11/19 7:06 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Re: Aesop’s fable in Cumberland
1/11/19 6:30 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Aesop’s fable in Cumberland
1/11/19 5:34 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] Crow Patrol January 10th, next one January 13th
1/10/19 4:26 pm Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
1/9/19 4:57 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] NEXT Guided CROW Patrol SUNDAY JANUARY 13 Lawrence MA
1/8/19 11:48 am Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...> [Maine-birds] Question to viewers: Molt Migration in Canada Geese in Maine
1/7/19 4:47 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Mt. Desert Island sightings: N. Shrike and G-h Owl
1/7/19 3:29 pm Rafael Adams <soposup...> Re: [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
1/7/19 3:16 pm Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> Re: [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
1/7/19 12:27 pm Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Rough legged hawk
1/7/19 11:42 am Rafael Adams <soposup...> [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
1/7/19 11:42 am AMF <znse37...> [Maine-birds] Feather Identification Lab
1/7/19 9:52 am 'Leon mooney' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Rough legged Hawk
1/5/19 2:08 pm Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Brunswick Snowy Owl
1/5/19 3:39 am A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...> [Maine-birds] 4 snow geese in nearby NH
1/4/19 1:03 pm <chrwsu...> Re: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
1/4/19 12:21 pm rob speirs <rspeirs1...> [Maine-birds] Adult snow goose continues at Thornhurst Farm
1/4/19 10:35 am Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
1/4/19 10:32 am Stan DeOrsey <jsmd...> [Maine-birds] Brunswick Snowy Owl
1/4/19 9:05 am Seth Benz <stbenz22...> [Maine-birds] Schoodic CBC
1/4/19 8:08 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> Re: [Maine-birds] Deer and sunflowers seeds
1/4/19 8:02 am Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...> [Maine-birds] Deer and sunflowers seeds
1/4/19 7:48 am Linda Scotland <lds...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
1/4/19 7:26 am Allison Wells <awells...> [Maine-birds] Flock of few hundred Bohemian Waxwings in Augusta
1/4/19 5:34 am Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...> [Maine-birds] Caught in the act. Please let me know if sunflower seeds are not good for deer?
1/4/19 4:40 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] Next guided Crow Patrol
1/3/19 8:30 pm Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> Re: [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
1/3/19 4:51 pm <chrwsu...> Re: [Maine-birds] Shawmut Dam
1/3/19 4:22 pm Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky...> [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
1/3/19 3:40 pm Seth Benz <stbenz22...> [Maine-birds] North Penobscot Bay CBC results
1/3/19 1:46 pm Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...> [Maine-birds] Shawmut Dam
1/3/19 5:28 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
1/2/19 8:37 pm Herb Wilson <whwilson...> Re: [Maine-birds] King Rail questions
1/2/19 2:16 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] 2019 Predictions Blog and review of 2018's "new" birds in Maine
1/2/19 12:46 pm A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...> [Maine-birds] King Rail questions
1/2/19 8:28 am Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> Re: [Maine-birds] Birding along Old Port Road in Kennebunk
1/2/19 6:06 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Freeport-Brunswick CBC "West Freeport" sector highlights and analysis.
1/2/19 4:41 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] Crow Parol TONIGHT (Weadnesday)
1/1/19 6:56 pm 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: CROWS - CLEANERS OF THE HIGHWAY
1/1/19 6:16 pm Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Birding along Old Port Road in Kennebunk
1/1/19 1:36 pm Kathy Donahue <kadona11...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford/Kennebunkport CBC on Dec 29th
1/1/19 10:44 am David Heald <dheald55...> [Maine-birds] Snow Goose
1/1/19 10:05 am Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...> [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
1/1/19 9:26 am Michael Tucker <tichaelmucker...> [Maine-birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye and Ring-necked Ducks in Westbrook
1/1/19 8:19 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
12/31/18 5:30 pm Kathy Donahue <kadona11...> [Maine-birds] Eurasian Wigeon in Kennebunk
12/31/18 3:27 pm David Gulick <dvdgu741...> [Maine-birds] Edward Howe Forbush on Crow roosts
12/31/18 1:50 pm 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
12/31/18 1:49 pm Kristina MacCormick <maccok...> [Maine-birds] Brant at Kettle Cove
12/31/18 1:22 pm Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Rough-legged Hawk and Barred Owl
12/31/18 10:07 am Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk in Portland on New Year’s Eve
12/31/18 9:42 am John Berry <Berry.John...> [Maine-birds] American Kestrel on Orr's Island Harpswell
12/31/18 9:41 am Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> [Maine-birds] southern Maine this morning....
12/30/18 1:18 pm Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 1 update in 1 topic
12/30/18 7:48 am Linda Seamans <seamans.linda...> [Maine-birds] L/A CBC results
12/28/18 12:16 pm Glenn Hodgkins <hodgkinsglenn...> [Maine-birds] Augusta CBC summary
12/27/18 10:08 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [Maine-birds] We will go out on crow patrol TODAY at 3:15 pm
12/27/18 5:53 am Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
12/27/18 3:15 am <crowskd36...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
12/26/18 4:47 pm Glenn Hodgkins <hodgkinsglenn...> [Maine-birds] Pelican No
12/26/18 12:49 pm Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...> [Maine-birds] MEYC correction
12/26/18 11:49 am Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...> [Maine-birds] Southern York County CBC
12/26/18 11:06 am Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> [Maine-birds] American Kestrel, Gilsland Farm
12/25/18 11:32 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Brown Creeper
12/25/18 9:32 am Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...> Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 8:44 am Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 8:35 am Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 7:31 am Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...> Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 7:30 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 6:59 am Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
12/25/18 5:10 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Pelican?
12/24/18 1:50 pm Susan Gilpin <susanogilpin...> Re: [Maine-birds] Abridged summary of - 8 updates in 5 topics
12/24/18 1:00 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Thick-billed Murre in SW Harbor this afternoon
12/24/18 12:41 pm David Gulick <dvdgu741...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk code
12/24/18 11:27 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] GBHA Now
12/24/18 10:19 am Tod Abrahams <todabr1...> [Maine-birds] Bittern
12/24/18 10:16 am Tod Abrahams <todabr1...> [Maine-birds] Bittern
12/24/18 9:50 am Ann Hancock <annhancock9...> [Maine-birds] American Bittern Black Point Rd
12/24/18 8:39 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> Re: [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
12/24/18 7:07 am Rafael Adams <soposup...> [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
12/23/18 5:12 pm Rafael Adams <soposup...> [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
12/23/18 4:33 pm Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> Re: [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted
12/22/18 4:35 pm 'Leon mooney' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Blackhawk Incident
12/22/18 2:09 pm Michelle Gregoire <m4gregoire...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
12/22/18 12:25 pm rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
12/22/18 11:42 am Chris <chrisjames...> Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
12/22/18 9:58 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
12/22/18 9:40 am Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk seen today?
12/22/18 9:03 am Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> Re: [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted
12/22/18 8:51 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture in Manset
12/22/18 7:46 am Doug Suitor <dougsuitor...> [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted
12/21/18 1:38 pm Lea Ramirez <learamirez74...> [Maine-birds] Waterville CBC
12/21/18 1:32 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights, 12/15-21
12/21/18 5:03 am Katharina Hartman <khartmanster...> [Maine-birds] Evening Grosbeaks Saco
12/20/18 7:45 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birding
12/20/18 7:02 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk, Deering Oaks Park, 12/20
12/20/18 7:00 am Raymond Brown <brownray7...> [Maine-birds] St. Stephen / Calais CBC Dec 21
12/19/18 12:44 pm wrenyen <medea.steinman...> Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
12/19/18 12:31 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - YES, Holy Donuts - YES!!!
12/19/18 7:13 am rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
12/19/18 6:12 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
12/19/18 5:45 am Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...> [Maine-birds] Bremen birds
12/19/18 2:25 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Thomaston-Rockland CBC
12/18/18 7:56 pm Bill Hancock <wph...> [Maine-birds] Greater Portland CBC Summary
12/18/18 6:33 am Stephen Antell <santellvt...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 17 Dec
12/18/18 6:31 am Brenda Franey <brendafraney6...> [Maine-birds] Oriole in SOPO
12/18/18 4:42 am tom A <tom.aversa...> [Maine-birds] Unity CBC results
12/17/18 6:21 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 17 Dec
12/16/18 7:54 pm Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...> Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 7:09 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 6:52 pm Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 6:22 pm Rich MacDonald <rich...> Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 3:11 pm 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - YES, 16 Dec
12/16/18 1:02 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 12:57 pm David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] American wigeon
12/16/18 12:31 pm 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] GBH
12/16/18 11:54 am 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - YES, 16 Dec
12/16/18 7:53 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Snow goose still present
 
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Date: 1/15/19 1:54 pm
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hermit thrush Brunswick
Just had a Hermit thrush in my yard in Brunswick, corner Boody and Spring streets.
eBird Report - 25 Boody St, Brunswick, Jan 15, 2019
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25 Boody St, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, US
Jan 15, 2019 4:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: clear, temps in low 30s
17 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 5
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) X
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 11
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 9
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1 feeding on ground under feeder in copse of hemlocks with White-throated sparrow and DE juncos. Unable to get pic as light was fading fast. The bird was thrush sized and shaped with streaky breast and brown back, reddish tail clear. Very clear views less than 40 feet away
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 4
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1

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Date: 1/15/19 12:56 pm
From: LNO/MWA <marka...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Goshawk -- Holden
Landed in large black walnut then flew from tree to tree. This was 15
minutes after we witnessed a bobcat nab a red squirrel.

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Date: 1/14/19 6:33 pm
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid - Benton, 1/14
Correction: third winter, not fourth.

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Date: 1/14/19 6:14 pm
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid - Benton, 1/14
Kyle Lima, Louis Bevier and I observed the Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk
hybrid in the open area between 139 and School Drive in Benton from 9 to 10
am this morning.

This is now the fourth winter in a row this individual has been seen in
this location. Closely associated with its presumable mate Red-tailed Hawk.


Other highlights in the area included 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes viewable from
the River Road, along with a Hooded Merganser, and a selection of 270
Horned Larks, 14 Lapland Longspurs, and 130 Snow Buntings a half mile into
the cornfields east of the Flood Brothers Farm.


Good birding,
Fyn

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Date: 1/14/19 2:33 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington
we had immatures/females here in Hallowell too.

On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:16:39 PM UTC-5, <chr......>
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> Several female/immature types there this afternoon; in the trees across
> the parking lot from Big Lots.
>
> Wally S.
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> On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:10:20 -0500, Richard Jordan wrote:
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> Flock of about a dozen right now in the crab apple trees behind the
> Dunkin’ Donuts across from Walmart...yes, there’s a Burger King here too.
>
> Tame little buggers...
>
> Rich Jordan
> Sent from IPhone
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Date: 1/14/19 12:49 pm
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pine Grosbeaks at U-Maine
An abundance of pine grosbeaks attending U-Maine this afternoon!
https://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h810f9a87#h810f9a87

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Date: 1/14/19 11:16 am
From: <chrwsu...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington




Several female/immature types there this afternoon; in the trees across the parking lot from Big Lots.

Wally S.


On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:10:20 -0500, Richard Jordan wrote:

Flock of about a dozen right now in the crab apple trees behind the Dunkin’ Donuts across from Walmart...yes, there’s a Burger King here too.&nbsp;
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Tame little buggers...
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Date: 1/14/19 6:57 am
From: <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birding Trail
The Maine Birding Trail website is getting a facelift at
www.mainebirdingtrail.com. It’s an ongoing reminder that I really suck
at web design.

The facelift is the first step in an upgrade that will bring Maine’s
effort in line with the best trail efforts of other states, adapting to
the newest smartphone devices and adding new content, such as eBird.

Meanwhile, I’m updating the information I have on festivals, tours, and
professional guides. For instance, at this point I know of only three
people available for hire as guides in Maine. I have posted information on
three local tours, and I’ve posted a Wings tour and a Field Guides tour.
Others?

Lastly, I’m correcting all the errors I can find. With so many devices
and browsers now in service, it’s hard to check compatibility on
everything. If anyone happens to see something that looks weird or broken
on the site, I’d appreciate knowing about it, including the device and
browser that is displaying a page incorrectly. Please reply offline.

Thanks,
Bob Duchesne

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Date: 1/13/19 4:46 pm
From: Jay Kenneal <jkenneal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Two mature Bald Eagles Kittery , ME
-North East corner of Cutts Island Reserve in Kittery, ME. Both sitting
in an old Oak tree.

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Date: 1/13/19 1:52 pm
From: Ki Ya <kiyalachsmith...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow bellied sapsucker
A male yellow bellied sapsucker was diligently working the sap on a sugar
maple today in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. It was joined by 2
whitebreasted nuthatches and 2 gray squirels, also licking the sap.
Apparently midday was warm enough for sap to run and I could see it in the
crevices of the tree.

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Date: 1/13/19 11:38 am
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] YB chat Gardner
A Yellow-breasted chat has been reported to the Facebook group MAINE Birds in Gardner with photos. member has been encouraged to eBird. [cid:16cabc38-91ad-4d03-a5ca-815646a93d82]

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Date: 1/13/19 11:10 am
From: Richard Jordan <rejordan207...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pine grosbeaks - Farmington
Flock of about a dozen right now in the crab apple trees behind the Dunkin’ Donuts across from Walmart...yes, there’s a Burger King here too.

Tame little buggers...

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Date: 1/13/19 9:15 am
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] photo black vulture calais


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Date: 1/13/19 9:07 am
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Black Vulture Calais
A Black Vulture has been reported to the Facebook group MAINE Birds and photo'ed in Calais last Friday the 11th. Member has been encouraged to enter it into eBird. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/
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Date: 1/12/19 6:30 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Razorbill and Cooper's this week, Portland area
Hi all - I hit Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth around sunrise on Friday
morning. Too early for any passerines, apparently, but I did find a
Razorbill not too far offshore. Having a scope helped.

Also, an immature Cooper's Hawk seems to be wintering downtown. I saw it on
Wednesday afternoon and again on Friday morning, using high perches and
cruising among buildings in the vicinity of Monument Square.

Best,
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Date: 1/12/19 5:39 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Slightly Revisded Directions to the Lawrence Crow Roost
Below are slightly revised directions to the Lawrence MA winter Crow Roost.

The next organized Crow Roost is tomorrow Sunday January 13th.

The opening of the Essex Art Center’s all Crow art exhibit last night was
wonderful and folks greatly enjoyed all the paintings, photos and videos on
display. Note the gallery is not open to the public on week-ends.

Directions to Lawrence MA Crow Roost

1. Be prepared to be amazed!
2. Dress Warmly (hat, gloves, scarf, warm boots)
3. Bring your binoculars, a camera if you choose, and a flashlight


4. Plan to arrive an hour before sunset. A sunny afternoon with not too
high winds is best.


5. In Lawrence MA take Exit 43 off Rt. 495 and turn west onto Merrimack
St.

6. Turn right onto So. Union St.

7. Park in the New Balance Factory Store Parking lot (on the east side
of the street just south of the Merrimack River and Duck Bridge

8. Park at the top (beginning) center or far left side of the parking
lot facing north

9. Look down river to the east (to your right) to look for crows flying
in

10. Watch where they are flying - it may be due west, to the west and
landing on the north side of the river or flying south over the tall brick
mill building to your right.

11. If they are “staging” on the north side of the river, walk out on the
east side of Duck bridge and watch from there

12. If they are “staging” to the south, drive or walk to the parking
garage on the corner of Merrimack and So. Union St. Plan to pay a nominal
fee upon leaving the garage of $2 or $4 BY CREDIT CARD. The garage has two
elevators. Drive or ride to the top, open parking level. You get a grand
view from the southwest corner of South Common Park with its tall leafless
trees, and the roof of the B & D Warehouse building to the west of the
garage. Keep looking with your binoculars to the west and northwest. You can
see birds fly in from the west, south and east, and see to the north east
South Canal St. (dirt, rutted track off Merrimack St. on the south side of
the New Balance Building) with the truck depot and National Grid parking
lots. Many birds will stage in the trees of the park initially and later
move to the long brown roof of the storage building.

13. Each elevator shaft has glass walls and is heated which makes for a
wonderful viewing place on a very cold and/or windy afternoon. The one on
the south side of the garage is very big and good for looking from as they
begin to stage. The NW area is good for watching them on the roof of the
warehouse and flying off towards the roost.

14. Once the birds have left their staging area (about sunset), and moved
onto the roof, move to South Canal St. (drive carefully as there are many
potholes).

15. Look up on the wires for Fish Crows, look through the gate of the truck
parking depot as some may be staging on the ground, look over the truck
depot and National Grid parking area at the tops of the leafless trees on
the south side of the river to see if the crows are going into the roost.

16. Finally walk or drive go back to the New Balance Parking Lot and walk
out on the west side of Duck bridge and at the narrow line of trees along
the river. It will be dark now and the crows will be flying in to roost.

Check out our blog www.wintercrowroost.com

Plan to attend the Crow Art Exhibit at the Essex Art Center

January 11th - March 15, 2019 | Monday to Friday 10‐6 pm

56 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840 www.EssexArtCenter.org





North Andover, MA



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Date: 1/11/19 3:16 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Dickcissel
Dickcissel continuing at Finch St. Westbrook (off Rt.22 near
intersection with Spring St.).  Today at house #45. along with 3
White-throated Sparrows, 3 Tree Sparrows, 3 Juncos, etc. Originally
found Dec. 15 on the Portland CBC by Steve Pollock, Kathy Donahue and
myself with over 100 House Sparrows in shrubs at the beginning of Finch
and Oriole Streets.

Joanne Stevens

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Date: 1/11/19 7:46 am
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rough legged hawk in Cape Elizabeth.
Seen by Pat Sanborn and me flying over Spurwink marsh being chased by a Red
Tail hawk at 10:30 this morning.
Viewed from pump station off Spurwink rd.
Marie

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Date: 1/11/19 7:06 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Aesop’s fable in Cumberland
Apologies, Thornhurst is technically in North Yarmouth.


On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9:30:33 AM UTC-5, Rob O'Connell wrote:
>
> Going past Thornhust fields there is a bald eagle in the lower field
> consuming something out of view. A crow is sitting patiently diving in for
> a nibble when it can, and a red fox walking in a circle around them. I am
> assuming it is just sour grapes.
> :-)
>
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> Rob O'Connell

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Date: 1/11/19 6:30 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Aesop’s fable in Cumberland
Going past Thornhust fields there is a bald eagle in the lower field consuming something out of view. A crow is sitting patiently diving in for a nibble when it can, and a red fox walking in a circle around them. I am assuming it is just sour grapes.
:-)

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Date: 1/11/19 5:34 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Crow Patrol January 10th, next one January 13th
The next crow patrol is SUNDAY January 13th meeting at 3:30 PM in the New
Balance Parking Lot on So. Union St.

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Yesterday afternoon Bob and I got to Lawrence about 4 PM - a bit later than
usual. It was 3o degrees and the wind was 18 mph from the northwest but the
sky in the west was lit by a bright sunset. We got to New Balance by driving
down Market St. along the So. Common Park where there were 2000 crows on the
ground many feeding amongst that straw they put down after the moved out the
trailers. Few were in the tree tops because of the wind we suspect. From
the New Balance Parking lot, birds were coming from the north heading
towards the park. We chose to check out So. Canal St. - no birds in the
National Grid or Truck Depot; so it was on to Pemberton Park - no birds and
then to our favorite pull in off of Rt. 28 on the northwest side of the
bridge. A few were to our west and we could see flocks moving towards the
park on the south side up over the tree tops. Then it was back to the Park.
We drove fully around the park and could see many more on the ground, a few
Fish Crows even on a side street eating little red berries from a dwarf
flowering cherry tree I believe. Birds were also gathering on the roof tops
but being down on the street as apposed to being up in the Parking Garage it
did not give us a good vantage point to see the roof tops.



We then drove to So. Canal St. off of Merrimack St. (the little dirt, rutted
"street" and turned around and faced ESE where we could watch the action of
the crows as they moved to the roost. Well, at 4:45 pm the show started.
For the next 25 minutes wave upon wave of crows poured over Merrimack St.
First it seemed as if they came from the park but as time went on they were
lifting off the roof of the B & D Warehouse. This was the perfect spot and
night for Bob to count from. By 5 pm it was getting darker but with the
lights from the surrounding buildings, you could still see them pouring over
- all 26,000 of them; yes, 26,000! I could see them from my side as they
passed by the old clock tower over New Balance with its now lit face. They
streamed around the western corner of the New Balance building with the thin
line of roost trees lining the river below.



How many times have I seen the phenomena? Ah, yes many!!! But it still
continues to impress and astound you how it can differ each night. You must
come to see it and come back to see how it changes if you have been before.



Remember to:

check out our blog: www.wintercrowroost.com <http://www.wintercrowroost.com>


dress very warmly and bring your binoculars

Visit the Essex Art Gallery at 56 Island St. to see the all crow exhibit
(opening tonight 5-7 pm and the Monday to Friday 10-6 until March 15th

Plan to help the local merchants who lost so much during the gas problems -
we have a restaurant list and if you need shoes or running apparel, New
Balance is right there.



The next crow patrol is SUNDAY January 13th meeting at 3:30 PM in the New
Balance Parking Lot on So. Union St.

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North Andover, MA



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Date: 1/10/19 4:26 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
There was a Turkey Vulture soaring low over Holmes Road in Scarborough
this afternoon.

J.

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Date: 1/9/19 4:57 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] NEXT Guided CROW Patrol SUNDAY JANUARY 13 Lawrence MA
The next guided Lawrence MA Winter Crow Patrol will begin at 3:30 pm on
Sunday January 13th in the New Balance Factory Store Parking Lot on So.
Union St. just SE of the Merrimack River.



The weather report says it will be cold but a low wind and sunny. I can not
recommend strongly enough that you dress warmly - glove, hats, scarfs and
warm boots and bring your binoculars. Cameras are always welcome and from
where we watch you do not disturb the birds.

Attached is a PDF of the directions in case you want to come on your own.



Please note the opening of the new crow art exhibit at the Essex Art Gallery
at 56 Island St. in Lawrence on THIS Friday the 11th (just on the north side
of the river from where we meet) from 5-7 pm. It will be there for two
months and they are open M-F from 10 am to 6 pm.



Visit our blog www.wintercrowroost.com <http://www.wintercrowroost.com> for
more information and many pictures.



And we encourage you to visit local establishments before or after the tour
- they could really use your business after the many days they were forced
to close due to the gas problems the area had . If you need footgear - the
New Balance Store is open until 6 pm and we will have a list of local
restaurants.



Let me know please that you are coming.

Dana





North Andover, MA



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Date: 1/8/19 11:48 am
From: Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Question to viewers: Molt Migration in Canada Geese in Maine
Hello everyone,

My name is Cole Tiemann, and I am an undergraduate student studying
waterfowl. Currently, I am doing some research to see if resident Canada
geese (geese born in Maine) are traveling north for a molt migration, and I
was hoping that some of you have ever seen this phenomena in Maine.

Molt migration is documented in many populations of Canada geese. During
the late spring/early summer, geese that are too young to successfully
breed (often 1 or 2 year olds) and failed nesters (destroyed or otherwise
failed nests with no renesting occurring) migrate north to complete their
molt. Waterfowl undergo a complete molt, and are flightless for a period
of a few weeks. Some geese go north as much as 500-1,000 km from their
typical breeding grounds to complete their molt. Their migratory flights
would occur around the first week of June, low in the sky but in a visible
migratory formation. *I was wondering if any birder in Maine has observed
these flight patterns during this time of year.* I am in the process of
looking and goose band reports to see where the geese are being recovered
up north, but this would be valuable information to me.

Thank you.

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Date: 1/7/19 4:47 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Mt. Desert Island sightings: N. Shrike and G-h Owl
Hi all - An immature N. Shrike has been seen on the lower end of the Cape
Road in Tremont (Seal Cove) in the past 24 hours, seen by myself late
yesterday afternoon and again late this afternoon, and also by a friend who
spotted it both times. The shrike has been been moving between high perches
with typical rapid wingbeats along the inland side of the road by the cove.

Separately, last Friday morning, Will Russell and I located a Great Horned
Owl on S. Causeway Lane in Southwest Harbor thanks to a frantic and noisy
mob of Am. Crows.

Cheers,
Craig K

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Date: 1/7/19 3:29 pm
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
Thx for the replies. It never entered my mind that there might also be COGEs. Pretty stupid of me. Females of both species can look an awful lot alike. My brother was completing a NC Big Year in 2018 and posted an extremely lengthy blog post about a bird he found that he was trying to make a Barrow's but was forced to acquiesce by the local birding nabobs and let it be a COGE. I'll have to go back and look more carefully.

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Date: 1/7/19 3:16 pm
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
Hey Rafael,

I think I can take this one!

Both are present, 1 male of both species, that is. Plus two female Common.
If you were looking at a Common and trying to make it into a Barrow's that
might explain the difficulty. Look for the Barrow's and you'll be golden.
Aye? (sorry)
The easiest field mark to differentiate is the white spot in the
lores/cheek: Barrow's is crescent-shaped and tapers to a blunt point above
and in front of the eye and Common is circular, roughly. The scapulars are
uniquely patterned. Barrow's has that nifty series of rectangular white
spots on black, part of the folded wing.

I just came from there and can vouch that both are continuing, as of
nightfall tonight. All below the falls in the widest part of the river. Two
Common Mergansers are new arrivals, male and female. Above the spillway are
three Hooded Mergansers. I assume that's one addition to the two found last
month, but they could be three new arrivals.

Richard

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> Saw the 3 Ring-necked Ducks and the Goldeneye this morning. Can anyone
> explain why this has been deemed a Barrow's Goldeneye rather than a Common
> Goldeneye? I certainly couldn't make that determination on my own.
>
> The Eurasion Wigeon and Pintail continue in Kennebunk on Old Port rd.
> Good looks.
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Date: 1/7/19 12:27 pm
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rough legged hawk
Was seen flying over Spurwink marsh in Cape Elizabeth at 1 pm for a few
minutes only.
Was way east of sawyer road.
When I drove over to spurwink road and walked down to the marsh I did not
relocate it.
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Date: 1/7/19 11:42 am
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Westbrook Presumpscott Barrows ID?
Saw the 3 Ring-necked Ducks and the Goldeneye this morning. Can anyone explain why this has been deemed a Barrow's Goldeneye rather than a Common Goldeneye? I certainly couldn't make that determination on my own.

The Eurasion Wigeon and Pintail continue in Kennebunk on Old Port rd. Good looks.

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Date: 1/7/19 11:42 am
From: AMF <znse37...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Feather Identification Lab
I just saw an article on bird strikes by planes.

https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Efforts-mitigate-danger-of-bird-strikes

I did a search on Feather Identification Lab in the article and found
this with lots of other links.

https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/Wildlife/smithsonian/

We live in a multi dimensional world with a complexity and cross linkage
that is beyond my comprehension.  Happy birding.

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Date: 1/7/19 9:52 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Rough legged Hawk
The Dark Morphed Rough Legged hawk was present On Rte 77 in Cape Elizabeth at the Spurwink crossing at noon. It was hunting over the marsh.

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Date: 1/5/19 2:08 pm
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brunswick Snowy Owl
I stopped by there today and found presumably the same Snowy Owl today. Up the service road at the end of Kestrel building was best viewing. Heavy black barring in this bird. Perch on something dark 250m out roughly.

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Date: 1/5/19 3:39 am
From: A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] 4 snow geese in nearby NH
Hi all OCD birders

4 snow geese were seen yesterday in Rollingsford, NH., in the morning on
Roberts RD. and in the afternoon on Baer RD.
Over the years I have observed that these geese roost at night on
the Salmon Falls River and early in the morning by about 8 AM they fly into
NH or Maine.

In the last month there have been as many as 600 Canada Geese mostly in
NH. Some times they split into two group and are in both states. So what
are the chances for them to be in Maine, about 20 percent is my best guess.

Where in Maine you ask? At sunrise try Rt. 101 at the William A.
Bray Memorial Park. If they fly into Maine than look for them at the Links
Golf Course on RT. 4, Also Black berry Hill RD. The ones i have seen in
Maine in the last month have been at the golf course.

Here is a link to Alan Muarry's ebird
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51298491 with photos
and mine with photos https://ebird.org/nh/view/checklist/S51295104
Just in case you need to see what they look like. In the afternoon Kevin
had them on Baer Rd. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51306856 (no
photos yet) Other places in NH are Silver St. and RT 4, also Foundry ST.

Happy birding
Andrew Aldrich
North Berwick, ME.

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Date: 1/4/19 1:03 pm
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture




Maybe that was an old checklist, because 25 years ago, at the Farmington landfill, one could count as many as 40 Turkey Vultures roosting in a dead tree.&nbsp; I used to scan them carefully, looking for a Black Vulture, to no avail.&nbsp; The dump is no more (recycling facility now), and the vultures have found another roost.

Wally S.


On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 10:48:14 -0500, Linda Scotland wrote:

Wow. Times have changed! There is a turkey vulture soaring above the Cape Neddick River right now. Twenty years ago they weren’t even listed as a species found in Maine in the summer.

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Date: 1/4/19 12:21 pm
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Adult snow goose continues at Thornhurst Farm
Currently at extreme lower end of large thornhurst farm field Karma Route
115, approximately 2 miles north of Yarmouth Village Center

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Date: 1/4/19 10:35 am
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
Neat! I actually had a TV in Augusta in New Year’s Day. I was very surprised to have one as one of my first species of the year, haha.

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Date: 1/4/19 10:32 am
From: Stan DeOrsey <jsmd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brunswick Snowy Owl
Just checked out Brunswick Landing (old Navy base) and there is one
Snowy Owl on the far runway / taxiway / service road viewed from the old
Kestrel building (the first very large hangers after the main entrance).
From the Kestrel parking area, on the far side is an orange and white
checkered building, to the right on the runway are a number of "things"
(about 8 low orange in color and a few other barriers of some kind). The
owl was apparently on the ground in the middle of the low orange
barriers as of 1pm today. A scope helps a lot.

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Date: 1/4/19 9:05 am
From: Seth Benz <stbenz22...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Schoodic CBC

January 1, 2019 marked the day of the Schoodic (Point) CBC.
25 participants produced a list of 61 species.
Surprisingly, not one Ruffed Grouse was spotted.

Highlights included: 3 Dovekie, 3 Thick-billed Murre, 91 Black-legged Kittiwake, 59 Razorbill,
4 Northern Gannet, 54 Harlequin Duck, 2 Hooded Merganser, 1 Common Merganser, 1 Common Grackle,
1 Red-winged Blackbird, 6 Pine Siskin, and 22 Pine Grosbeak.
One Northern Harrier and 1 Barred Owl were the only raptors in addition to 7 Bald Eagle.

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Date: 1/4/19 8:08 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Deer and sunflowers seeds
Small amounts of grains/seeds are ok, large volumes can cause indigestion/rumen acidosis in ruminants which can be deadly, especially if animal is not accustomed to eating easily digestible carbs and gorges on feed.


On January 4, 2019, at 11:02 AM, Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...> wrote:

Sorry, I forgot to state the location--Cherryfield--of the photo of deer eating sunflower seeds from bird feeders.

Below is a link to a BDN article on the subject. Apparently "large quantities" of un-hulled sunflower seeds are bad, can even be deadly, to deer in the winter. Apparently hulled ones are OK, at least the article does not say otherwise.

https://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/22/outdoors/outdoors-extra/proper-supplemental-diet-can-benefit-deer-during-winter/

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Date: 1/4/19 8:02 am
From: Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Deer and sunflowers seeds
Sorry, I forgot to state the location--Cherryfield--of the photo of deer
eating sunflower seeds from bird feeders.

Below is a link to a BDN article on the subject. Apparently "large
quantities" of un-hulled sunflower seeds are bad, can even be deadly, to
deer in the winter. Apparently hulled ones are OK, at least the article
does not say otherwise.

https://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/22/outdoors/outdoors-extra/proper-supplemental-diet-can-benefit-deer-during-winter/

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Date: 1/4/19 7:48 am
From: Linda Scotland <lds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture
Wow. Times have changed! There is a turkey vulture soaring above the Cape Neddick River right now. Twenty years ago they weren’t even listed as a species found in Maine in the summer.

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Date: 1/4/19 7:26 am
From: Allison Wells <awells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Flock of few hundred Bohemian Waxwings in Augusta
A flock of a few hundred Bohemian Waxwings has been feeding in the fruit trees and nearby trees between the back parking lot here at the Natural Resources Council of Maine (3 Wade Street, near the Blaine House) and Northern Mattress (on Western Ave). I've been fortunate to be able to watch them from my office window.

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Date: 1/4/19 5:34 am
From: Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Caught in the act. Please let me know if sunflower seeds are not good for deer?


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Date: 1/4/19 4:40 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Next guided Crow Patrol
For those who would like a Guided tour of the Lawrence MA winter crow roost,
please meet Sunday January 6th at 3:30 pm in the New Balance Factory parking
lot on So. Union St. Lawrence.



Dress warmly - hat, gloves, scarf and warm boots and bring your binoculars.
We should have great camera opportunities.



Please visit our blog beforehand: www.wintercrowroost.com
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Date: 1/3/19 8:30 pm
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
Hey Jeff, wanted to wish you guys good luck out there tomorrow. I won’t be able to go as I was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu compounded with pneumonia. Yay!

Anyway, hope you have fair weather out there and smooth flights!

Thank you,
Rob O'Connell

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> We welcome any others who are interested and can fit it in last minute. Email me directly if you want more details but basically we fly out between 8 and 9 and back around 4.
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Date: 1/3/19 4:51 pm
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Shawmut Dam




Yesterday there was some activity out in the freshly spread manure.&nbsp; I had 50+ Horned Larks, and a few Snow Buntings.&nbsp; Could not drive my Jeep (or was a bit leery of doing so) too far out into the fields, so was not able to get close to any of the Larks.&nbsp; There were probably a few Longspurs among them.&nbsp; There usually are.&nbsp; I also had several Song Sparrows, and one Savannah Sparrow.&nbsp; In Waterville, along Riverside Dr., I found a male Wood Duck among all the Mallards and Blacks.

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On Thu, 3 Jan 2019 13:46:28 -0800 (PST), Aletha Boyle wrote:
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With no apparent activity at the Flood Farm in Clinton, my husband and I perused the Kennebec up the River Road and on 201 on New Years Day. &nbsp;There was a single adult Bald Eagle sitting on the Ice near the Hinckley Mill.&nbsp;
&nbsp;

Right below the Shawmut Dam from the boat launch, there were 75 +/- Common Goldeneyes diving. &nbsp; They were too far away to see if there were any Barrow's. &nbsp;Bring your scope to see them better. &nbsp;


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Date: 1/3/19 4:22 pm
From: Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
Richard Podolsky. I’d like to go. Call me 207-475-5555

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Date: 1/3/19 3:40 pm
From: Seth Benz <stbenz22...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] North Penobscot Bay CBC results
29 Participants took part on Dec. 29th.
61 species were found on count day, (slightly above average),
and a couple of standout cw birds included Red-shouldered Hawk and Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Among notables: 68 Pine Grosbeak, 23 Evening Grosbeak,
2 Wood Duck, 2 Northern Flicker, and 2 Barrow’s Goldeneye.
Most importantly, a good time was had by all.



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Date: 1/3/19 1:46 pm
From: Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Shawmut Dam
With no apparent activity at the Flood Farm in Clinton, my husband and I
perused the Kennebec up the River Road and on 201 on New Years Day. There
was a single adult Bald Eagle sitting on the Ice near the Hinckley Mill.

Right below the Shawmut Dam from the boat launch, there were 75 +/- Common
Goldeneyes diving. They were too far away to see if there were any
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Date: 1/3/19 5:28 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Matinicus Island CBC invitation
Mike Fahay and I (and possibly one or two others) are planning on flying out for the day to carry out the Matinicus Island CBC tomorrow (Friday).

We welcome any others who are interested and can fit it in last minute. Email me directly if you want more details but basically we fly out between 8 and 9 and back around 4.

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Date: 1/2/19 8:37 pm
From: Herb Wilson <whwilson...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] King Rail questions
Andy,

As one might expect, we have limited information on the movements of such a
secretive species as the King Rail. A general pattern in birds is that
natal site fidelity is typically low but breeding site fidelity is usually
much higher. One study in Maryland (where the species is a permanent
resident) showed that only one of 41 juveniles banded in the summer was
still present in December in the same marsh, suggesting that young rails do
disperse from their natal site. There are two reports of breeding site
fidelity (one from Maryland and one from Arkansas) where birds in
consecutive years nested with 16 m of the first nesting site. We also know
that rails show remarkable dispersal given their relatively weak flying
abilities. So, I doubt that the King Rails in Wells will give rise to a
breeding "clan".

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El mié., 2 de ene. de 2019 a la(s) 15:46, A. P. Aldrich (
<aaldrich1955...>) escribió:

> King Rail questions
>
>
> For the second year KIRA have successfully had young here in Wells, Maine.
> On 6/19/2018 a nest with 11 eggs was found. On July 3rd and 4th , 7
> chicks hatched.
>
> Will the young migrate back to the same place where they were born?
>
> Also, after they are old enough to breed will they return to the place of
> their birth with a mate that is not their sibling, or will they mate with
> their sibling?
>
> I saw online that they can start to breed at one or two years of age, so
> could the marsh this year, or next get invaded with lots of KIRA?
>
> Thank you
>
> Andy Aldrich
>
> North Berwick, Maine
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Date: 1/2/19 2:16 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] 2019 Predictions Blog and review of 2018's "new" birds in Maine
Hi all,

I've posted my annual blog recapping the first state records that occurred in Maine in 2018, along with my personal "new" birds. I also made my usual predictions for the rarest of the rare in the coming year.

https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2019/01/02/2019-maine-birds-predictions-blog/

My only "additional highlight" over the past 5 days, was a single PINE GROSBEAK around our Pownal yard on 1/1.

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Date: 1/2/19 12:46 pm
From: A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] King Rail questions
King Rail questions


For the second year KIRA have successfully had young here in Wells, Maine.
On 6/19/2018 a nest with 11 eggs was found. On July 3rd and 4th , 7 chicks
hatched.

Will the young migrate back to the same place where they were born?

Also, after they are old enough to breed will they return to the place of
their birth with a mate that is not their sibling, or will they mate with
their sibling?

I saw online that they can start to breed at one or two years of age, so
could the marsh this year, or next get invaded with lots of KIRA?

Thank you

Andy Aldrich

North Berwick, Maine

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Date: 1/2/19 8:28 am
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Birding along Old Port Road in Kennebunk
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Birding along Old Port Road in Kennebunk

It has been brought to my attention by some of the home owners along the road that a small number of birders over the past few days have not been able to resist going on to private property near the river seeking a view of an Eurasian Wigeon that has been hanging out with the usual Mallards.

You are asked to please stay on the road if you attempt to view the bird while also being mindful of the traffic flow. Please be safe and respectful to the neighbors if you seek out this bird.

This is a quiet residential area that is not accustomed to the activity being generated by avid birders trying to complete their 2018 list and jump start their 2019 lists!

I was contacted to send out this reminder to you all because one of the home owners had my contact - this area is in the CBC section that I headed up for many years.

Marie Jordan




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Date: 1/2/19 6:06 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Freeport-Brunswick CBC "West Freeport" sector highlights and analysis.
Hi all,In the last few weeks, many folks in southern Maine - and elsewhere around the country - have been reporting few birds at feeders and overall "low" bird numbers. While the woods are definitely quiet right now locally, I used my annual territory on Sunday's Freeport-Brunswick Christmas Bird Count to see just how slow it is or is not out there right now. The results were definitely mixed. Highlights were limited to a record total of 29 EVENING GROSBEAKS, but several record highs and lows were also attained. 

https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2019/01/02/are-there-no-birds-out-there-a-day-on-a-christmas-bird-count-as-a-case-study/

-Derek

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Date: 1/2/19 4:41 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Crow Parol TONIGHT (Weadnesday)
It you wish to have a guided trip around the Lawrence Winter Crow Roost,
meet in the New Balance Parking Lot on So. Union St. in Lawrence MA at 3:30
pm TODAY.

Dress warmly, and bring bincos.

Let me know you are coming and I will give you my cell phone number.

Enjoy!

Dana



North Andover, MA



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Date: 1/1/19 6:56 pm
From: 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: CROWS - CLEANERS OF THE HIGHWAY
Not sure how factual this is- but sounds possiable-

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 1/1/19 6:16 pm
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Birding along Old Port Road in Kennebunk
It has been brought to my attention by some of the home owners along the
road that a small number of birders over the past few days have not been
able to resist going on to private property near the river seeking a view
of an Eurasian Wigeon that has been hanging out with the usual Mallards.

You are asked to please stay on the road if you attempt to view the bird
while also being mindful of the traffic flow. Please be safe and
respectful to the neighbors if you seek out this bird.

This is a quiet residential area that is not accustomed to the activity
being generated by avid birders trying to complete their 2018 list and jump
start their 2019 lists!

I was contacted to send out this reminder to you all because one of the
home owners had my contact - this area is in the CBC section that I headed
up for many years.

Marie Jordan

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Date: 1/1/19 1:36 pm
From: Kathy Donahue <kadona11...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford/Kennebunkport CBC on Dec 29th


The 59th Biddeford/Kennebunkport CBC took place on Saturday, December 29th
with 49 birders. The day was mostly cloudy with fog early, the
temperature went from the mid-30s in the morning to mid-40s in the
afternoon. The wind was 9 – 15 mph, gusting to 30mph in the late morning
and afternoon which severely impacted the bird totals. We had 78 species
and 8,783 individual birds both 10-year low numbers. But that doesn’t
include feeder data, so it could rise slightly.

We had a Eurasian Wigeon for the first time in the MEBK count. We had low
counts for American Tree Sparrow, and 6 count week birds including a Winter
Wren. Other less frequently seen birds were American Wigeon, Northern
Pintail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American Woodcock and Peregrine Falcon.

The highlight was that for the first time, the Maine Young Birders Club had
their own team. Some young birders started owling at 3:00am and still came
to the compilation at 5:00pm.

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Date: 1/1/19 10:44 am
From: David Heald <dheald55...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow Goose

Spotted a Snow Goose among a flock of Canada Geese in Broad Cove, Cumberland Foreside.


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Date: 1/1/19 10:05 am
From: Cole Tiemann <cole.tiemann...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
An old name for Black Scoter, Melanitta americana.

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Date: 1/1/19 9:26 am
From: Michael Tucker <tichaelmucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Barrow’s Goldeneye and Ring-necked Ducks in Westbrook
A Barrow’s Goldeneye is currently downstream from the dam in Westbrook along with the three previously reported Ring-necked Ducks.

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Date: 1/1/19 8:19 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
What's a butter bill coot?

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Date: 12/31/18 5:30 pm
From: Kathy Donahue <kadona11...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eurasian Wigeon in Kennebunk
I posted this earlier but it didn't go through, resending without pictures.

I saw a probable Eurasian Wigeon in the Kennebunk River from Old Post Rd on
Thursday, Dec 27th while scouting for the Biddeford/Kennebunk CBC. Joanne
Stevens,Pat Moynahan and I saw it again Friday and it was there Saturday.
Apparently it's been there since mid-Nov.

Probable transitioning male Eurasian Wigeon on Kennebunk River along Old
Port Rd. He is the size of nearby American Wigeon with reddish brown head
and neck, buffy patch on forehead, darker patch around eye, lighter color
on breast, blue bill with dark tip, black tail with some white in front of
tail, grey back, lighter gray reddish-brown sides. Photos available.

Kathy Donahue
Kennebunk

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Date: 12/31/18 3:27 pm
From: David Gulick <dvdgu741...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Edward Howe Forbush on Crow roosts
I am attaching a quote from Edward Howe Forbush’s three volume opus the “Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States” published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1927. In Volume two pages 399-400 I quote the following:
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Date: 12/31/18 1:50 pm
From: 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Long Island birds
Mergansers,butter bill coots,grebes,eiders,Long Tails,black ducks and mallards on the water.
Piliated Woodpecker, cardinals, song sparrows chickadees,nuthatches,blue jays
Hairy woodpecker and doves at the feeder.
Turkeys and one doe at the barn feeder
Henry ,Long Island

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Date: 12/31/18 1:49 pm
From: Kristina MacCormick <maccok...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brant at Kettle Cove
I saw a flock of Brant at Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth at 3:30 this afternoon. There were about 15 birds in the group.
Kristina MacCormick

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Date: 12/31/18 1:22 pm
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rough-legged Hawk and Barred Owl
An amazing afternoon on Route 1A west of Harrington! On our way from
Harrington to Milbridge around 1:30pm we spotted a Rough-legged Hawk on a
roadside tamarack. Then on the way home from Milbridge back to Harrington
we saw a Barred Owl sitting on a powerline at Oak Point Road. All of this
within 45 minutes. A nice way to end 2018!

Anne Archie, Harrington, ME

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Date: 12/31/18 10:07 am
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk in Portland on New Year’s Eve
Eating a rat at its perch in trees south of buildings in the 150’s along Grant St. (first block west of Deering Ave.).

Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Date: 12/31/18 9:42 am
From: John Berry <Berry.John...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Kestrel on Orr's Island Harpswell
Yesterday during the CBC a male American Kestrel was spotted and photographed just before the Cribstone Bridge.

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Date: 12/31/18 9:41 am
From: Nathan Hall <hallnatec...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] southern Maine this morning....
The continuing Eurasian and American Wigeons with Northern Pintail were out
with the Mallards this morning on Old Port Road in Kennebunk.

A number of Razorbills including the usual sea ducks, loons, and grebes
were out along Ocean Ave Kennebunkport. Including a small group of Harlies.

A nice raft of Common Mergansers were along the Saco River Walk. Including
a number of different sparrows (but no Fields, that had been previously
reported).

The Peregines were hunting around the Casco Bay bridge between South
Portland and Portland.

And the continuing Ring-neck Ducks were paddleing around the river in
Westbrook near the ball field.

Enjoy the New Year and be well
Nathan Hall
Portland, ME

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Date: 12/30/18 1:18 pm
From: Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 1 update in 1 topic
A friend in Nobleboro had a Northern Shrike at her feeder. I don't have
her permission to post the location but could ask if it is needed for a
Christmas Count or Bird Atlas. She sent a photo which is a good record
shot which I can forward if anyone is interested.

Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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> The Stanton Bird Club conducted its 39th Christmas Bird Count of the
> Lewiston and Auburn area on Saturday, December 29th. In total, seventeen
> people participated and recorded 42 species; the average since 2000 is 48.
> There was 1" of snow on the ground and most open water was frozen. The
> grand total of 4,331 individual birds was well below the average of 5,600.
> We had a partly sunny and windy day, with temperatures starting at 32
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> was open water on the Androscoggin River, little open water at Lake Auburn
> and no open water at Sabattus or Taylor Pond. Raptor counts were up this
> year, driven by a new count high of 35 Bald Eagles (21 on Sabattus pond
> ice), and a new count high of 3 for Sharp Shinned hawk.
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> Grosbeaks. Count for Tufted Titmouse and White Throated Sparrow reached
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Date: 12/30/18 7:48 am
From: Linda Seamans <seamans.linda...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] L/A CBC results


The Stanton Bird Club conducted its 39th Christmas Bird Count of the
Lewiston and Auburn area on Saturday, December 29th. In total, seventeen
people participated and recorded 42 species; the average since 2000 is 48.
There was 1" of snow on the ground and most open water was frozen. The
grand total of 4,331 individual birds was well below the average of 5,600.
We had a partly sunny and windy day, with temperatures starting at 32
degrees, rising to 46 by the end of the day. Count week added 3 additional
species.



Overall, waterfowl numbers were low in comparison to prior years. There
was open water on the Androscoggin River, little open water at Lake Auburn
and no open water at Sabattus or Taylor Pond. Raptor counts were up this
year, driven by a new count high of 35 Bald Eagles (21 on Sabattus pond
ice), and a new count high of 3 for Sharp Shinned hawk.

There were no new bird species added to the count this year.

Less-often-seen birds included a Merlin, a flock of Snow Buntings and Pine
Grosbeaks. Count for Tufted Titmouse and White Throated Sparrow reached
new highs, while Mallard, Song Sparrow & Northern Cardinal counts were
above average. On the low side, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee,
Blue Jay and Mourning Dove were below average this year.

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Date: 12/28/18 12:16 pm
From: Glenn Hodgkins <hodgkinsglenn...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Augusta CBC summary
The species total of 53 for the Augusta Christmas Bird Count was about
average. We had a couple new records for high counts and several species
had much higher than average (count has been going since 1970). Species
such as Eastern Bluebird and Red-bellied Woodpeckers continue to increase
in our area in the winter. There were low numbers of a couple duck species
likely because of the low amount of open water. For irruptive birds, we had
a lot of Bohemian Waxwings and some Pine Grosbeaks but no Evening Grosbeaks
or Common Redpolls. Rare or unusual sparrows for our CBC included
White-Crowned, Chipping, and Fox. See a more detailed summary and a link to
the complete count at: http://augustabirds.org/wp/augusta-cbc/

Glenn Hodgkins

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Date: 12/27/18 10:08 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] We will go out on crow patrol TODAY at 3:15 pm
Join us in the New Balance parking lot on So. Union St. in Lawrence.

Let me know if you are coming please.

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Date: 12/27/18 5:53 am
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
Hearing this report, makes me think I really did correctly ID the hawk
being harassed by 5 crows as it flew over 295 just ahead of me (near the
Forest Ave exit) towards Deering Oaks. I was certain it was not a Red Tail
- but moving along in traffic at 55 mph - it was only a quick look on my
part.

Marie

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> I unexpectedly saw this beauty yesterday around 9 am flying parallel with
> Clifton Street (near Back Cove). Wow! 👍😀
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Date: 12/27/18 3:15 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
I unexpectedly saw this beauty yesterday around 9 am flying parallel with Clifton Street (near Back Cove). Wow! 👍😀

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Date: 12/26/18 4:47 pm
From: Glenn Hodgkins <hodgkinsglenn...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pelican No
Took advantage of the nice weather and 1st day of the federal gov't
shutdown to look in the Portland area for the White Pelican. No luck around
Back Cove, Eastern Prom, Bug Light, Kettle Cove, or Crescent Beach.
Highlights were Brant up close at Kettle Cove and Iceland gulls at Mill
Creek Cove (behind the S. Portland Hannaford). Talked to a non-birder there
who described a Gadwall from today but we didn't see it.

Glenn Hodgkins
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Date: 12/26/18 12:49 pm
From: Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MEYC correction
I misspoke (misstyped?) earlier. We had 80 species plus 2 count week
species. I subtracted when I should have added.
Monica

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Date: 12/26/18 11:49 am
From: Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Southern York County CBC
The MEYC CBC was held on Monday, December 19th, when 25 of us surveyed the
area from Moody in Wells to Fort Foster, and inland. Weather was not great;
we began in light snow and rain which continued most of the morning,
followed by clearing and then more light rain with temps in the mid
thirties.There was a light cover of snow, and mostly frozen fresh water.
Numbers were quite low across the board. We tallied 78 species, with no new
high or low counts.We had a lot of misses,too, including not a single
warbler. One highlight was a lone Dovekie off the Nubble Light seen by
Dough Hitchcox and Fyn Kynd. We added Red-shouldered Hawk and Ring-necked
Pheasant for count week. Once again we had many Eastern Bluebirds (110),
which always make the day a little better, and we were only 19 off our
previous high count of Mallard, at 1,109. Yippee! Thanks to everyone who
participated.

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Date: 12/26/18 11:06 am
From: Nathan Hall <hallnatec...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Kestrel, Gilsland Farm
The American Kestrel is still hanging out around the pond meadow at
Gilsland Farm, Falmouth. It was actively hunting. I believe that it has
been seen there regularly for the last 3-5 weeks.

Be well
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Date: 12/25/18 11:32 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Brown Creeper
Christmas Day feeder bird was a Brown Creeper creeping among the spruces where feeder hangs- Great to see them-
Skip Small
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Date: 12/25/18 9:32 am
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
Checked Fore River down by 295. No pelican. Off to Christmas with the
family now. Best of luck to all!

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Date: 12/25/18 8:44 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
Unfortunately it just took off and headed out of sight over towards Forest Ave.

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Date: 12/25/18 8:35 am
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
Currently in Back Cove near Dartmouth St.

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Date: 12/25/18 7:31 am
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
Pelican no longer at trestle as of 10:15am. Cursory scan of the entrance to
Back Cove yielded no luck. The search begins!

On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 9:59 AM Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> wrote:

> Drifting south of the Railroad Trestle off the Eastern Prom, halfway
> between the Maine Yacht Center and The Eastern Prom
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Date: 12/25/18 7:30 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
I'm at E. Prom and not seeing it. Does anyone still have eyes on it?

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Date: 12/25/18 6:59 am
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American White Pelican currently in Portland
Drifting south of the Railroad Trestle off the Eastern Prom, halfway
between the Maine Yacht Center and The Eastern Prom

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Date: 12/25/18 5:10 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pelican?
Am I to understand the White Pelican us back in Maine near Gilsland Farm??? Gosh, that sure would be a good Christmas present!!

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Date: 12/24/18 1:50 pm
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Abridged summary of - 8 updates in 5 topics
White American Pelican flew into Tidewater Farm the afternoon of Dec. 24, then flew around the cornet towards the Presumpscot River and Gilsland Farm.

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> "Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan" <andale62...>: Dec 24 11:27AM -0800
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> The hawk is currently in a tree behind Mellon St Market eating a rat.
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> Tod Abrahams <todabr1...>: Dec 24 01:16PM -0500
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> Poor digiscope 1:15
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> FYI...black point road across from
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> Ann Hancock <annhancock9...>: Dec 24 12:49PM -0500
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> Bittern is still present, but moving frequently. On the eastern side of the road, moving back into the Marsh.
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> Rafael Adams <soposup...>: Dec 23 05:12PM -0800
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> I was driving down Blackpoint rd in Scarborough towards Pine Point and saw a very large bittern, which can only be an American Bittern, a bird I have strangely never seen before. It was out in the ...more
> Rafael Adams <soposup...>: Dec 24 07:07AM -0800
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> I was heading to Prouts Neck, not Pine point.
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> Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>: Dec 24 11:39AM -0500
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> Thanks Rafael!
> The bittern was present today at 11:30.
> What a great early Christmas present!
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> Happy holidays everyone!
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> Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>: Dec 23 07:32PM -0500
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> Doug,
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Date: 12/24/18 1:00 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Thick-billed Murre in SW Harbor this afternoon
Link to my eBird list with poor photos here
<https://ebird.org/me/view/checklist/email?subID=S50926096>.

This was around 2 pm today. There's a decent pull-out viewpoint where Alder
Lane meets the Manset Shore Road (not the Seawall Road). Several years ago
this was the Dovekie viewing spot.

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Date: 12/24/18 12:41 pm
From: David Gulick <dvdgu741...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk code
It has been pointed out me that the correct 4-letter code for a Great Black Hawk is GBLH.

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Date: 12/24/18 11:27 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] GBHA Now
The hawk is currently in a tree behind Mellon St Market eating a rat.

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Date: 12/24/18 10:19 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Bittern
FYI...black point road across from
Old Neck road

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Date: 12/24/18 10:16 am
From: Tod Abrahams <todabr1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bittern
Poor digiscope 1:15

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Date: 12/24/18 9:50 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] American Bittern Black Point Rd
Bittern is still present, but moving frequently. On the eastern side of the road, moving back into the Marsh.
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Date: 12/24/18 8:39 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
Thanks Rafael!
The bittern was present today at 11:30.
What a great early Christmas present!

Happy holidays everyone!

Rob O'Connell

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Date: 12/24/18 7:07 am
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
I was heading to Prouts Neck, not Pine point.

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Date: 12/23/18 5:12 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Am. Bittern in Scarborough
I was driving down Blackpoint rd in Scarborough towards Pine Point and saw a very large bittern, which can only be an American Bittern, a bird I have strangely never seen before. It was out in the open about 15 feet from a stand of cattail looking things, on the west side of the rd near a culvert. It was in blazing afternoon sunlight, doing the slow mo bittern stalky thing they do.

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Date: 12/23/18 4:33 pm
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted
Doug,
I’d love to do or help out on the Wolf’s Neck count. Have you gotten any
other volunteers for that area?
Delia in Brunswick

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> We are looking for counters to help take on some areas for the Freeport
> Brunswick CBC on Friday the 28th. We have open areas on Chebeague Island,
> South Freeport, The Haraseeket river, Yarmouth/Cousin's, Wolf's Neck, see
> map for details https://arcg.is/1vCGym . Please contact dougsuitor at
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Date: 12/22/18 4:35 pm
From: 'Leon mooney' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Blackhawk Incident
I saw the post from Chris about the gentleman complaining about birders blocking the path or walkway used by the blind in that part of the park. My daughter works for the Iris Network and I asked if there hard been any complaints from their tenants. The Iris Network buildings are just south on Park ave where the bird and birders are stationing. She told me there have been no complaints of anyone impeding or blocking the way for blind or visually impaired people. She checked with a few tenants and employees and not one complaint has been made. She believes it may be someone acting on their own volition who thinks the birders are some how making it difficult for the blind to navigate this area. This appears to be a individual with his own agenda.

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Date: 12/22/18 2:09 pm
From: Michelle Gregoire <m4gregoire...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk
On Sherman Street this morning, one block up the hill from 134 Grant.

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Date: 12/22/18 12:25 pm
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
No doubt you met Mr Scrooge. The red pants are new. It's usually black
everything. Did he have tinfoil lining the inside of his hat?

On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 2:42 PM Chris <chrisjames...> wrote:

> The Hawk was present on Thursday morning the 20th at the intersection of
> Deering and Park Avenue providing excellent views to a small group of
> birders who were on the pathway on the north side of Park Ave.
> Around 1130 a tall man wearing a black coat and red pants approached the
> group and told us we were blocking the pathway and needed to step aside.
> The birders complied and he departed.
> The Hawk flew down to the ground under an evergreen tree and proceeded to
> feed on a squirrel carcass.
> The man returned, threw a snowball at the bird and berated us for
> “impeding passage for blind people who frequently use this walkway.”
> A verbal confrontation ensued and after a few minutes the man left.
> His actions caused the Hawk to fly off with part of the carcass to an area
> under some trees 150 yards away and continue feeding there.
> On leaving the area I noticed a police officer on Park Ave talking to the
> man.
> I am reporting this incident to make birders aware of this individual who
> may wish to harm the Hawk.
> Chris James
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Dec 22, 2018, at 12:57 PM, 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <
> <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> There have been a few reports on eBird and various Facebook groups that
> the Great Black Hawk is being seen back up Deering Ave, at 134 Grant Street
> this morning, 22 Dec.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
> Maine Audubon
>
> On Dec 22, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Merle and Anne Archie <
> <ravensreachme...> wrote:
>
> Any one have any news about the hawk? We're thinking of making the trek
> down to Portland tomorrow.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Anne Archie
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Date: 12/22/18 11:42 am
From: Chris <chrisjames...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
The Hawk was present on Thursday morning the 20th at the intersection of Deering and Park Avenue providing excellent views to a small group of birders who were on the pathway on the north side of Park Ave.
Around 1130 a tall man wearing a black coat and red pants approached the group and told us we were blocking the pathway and needed to step aside. The birders complied and he departed.
The Hawk flew down to the ground under an evergreen tree and proceeded to feed on a squirrel carcass.
The man returned, threw a snowball at the bird and berated us for “impeding passage for blind people who frequently use this walkway.”
A verbal confrontation ensued and after a few minutes the man left.
His actions caused the Hawk to fly off with part of the carcass to an area under some trees 150 yards away and continue feeding there.
On leaving the area I noticed a police officer on Park Ave talking to the man.
I am reporting this incident to make birders aware of this individual who may wish to harm the Hawk.
Chris James

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> On Dec 22, 2018, at 12:57 PM, 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> There have been a few reports on eBird and various Facebook groups that the Great Black Hawk is being seen back up Deering Ave, at 134 Grant Street this morning, 22 Dec.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
> Maine Audubon
>
>> On Dec 22, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> wrote:
>>
>> Any one have any news about the hawk? We're thinking of making the trek down to Portland tomorrow.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Anne Archie
>>
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Date: 12/22/18 9:58 am
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 22 Dec
There have been a few reports on eBird and various Facebook groups that the Great Black Hawk is being seen back up Deering Ave, at 134 Grant Street this morning, 22 Dec.

Hope this helps,


Doug Hitchcox
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> On Dec 22, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> wrote:
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Date: 12/22/18 9:40 am
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk seen today?
Any one have any news about the hawk? We're thinking of making the trek
down to Portland tomorrow.

Thanks!

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Date: 12/22/18 9:03 am
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted
My team is all set to do the Yarmouth/Cousins Island area.

Joanne Stevens


On 12/22/2018 10:46 AM, Doug Suitor wrote:
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> We are looking for counters to help take on some areas for the
> Freeport Brunswick CBC on Friday the 28th. We have open areas on
> Chebeague Island, South Freeport, The Haraseeket river,
> Yarmouth/Cousin's, Wolf's Neck, see map for details
> https://arcg.is/1vCGym . Please contact dougsuitor at gmail.com for
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Date: 12/22/18 8:51 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vulture in Manset
Hi all -- Just flushed a juv. Turkey Vulture from a Manset cobble beach a
half-hour ago.

Best,
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Date: 12/22/18 7:46 am
From: Doug Suitor <dougsuitor...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Freeport Brunswick CBC: Help Wanted

We are looking for counters to help take on some areas for the Freeport
Brunswick CBC on Friday the 28th. We have open areas on Chebeague Island,
South Freeport, The Haraseeket river, Yarmouth/Cousin's, Wolf's Neck, see
map for details https://arcg.is/1vCGym . Please contact dougsuitor at
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Date: 12/21/18 1:38 pm
From: Lea Ramirez <learamirez74...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Waterville CBC


The Waterville area Christmas Bird Count was completed on Sunday, December
16. 60 species were reported---57 species on count day and 3 for
count-week.

Although winter finches were abundant earlier in the season, the numbers
were down for the day. 15 Evening Grosbeaks, 20 Pine Grosbeaks and 4 Pine
Siskins. Bohemian Waxwings were abundant.


Record highs: Mallards, Wild Turkeys, Red-bellied Woodpecker and Northern
Cardinal.


Notables: A Barred Owl, Merlin, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Fox Sparrow, Snow
Bunting, Belted Kingfisher, Rusty Blackbird, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 5 Eastern
Bluebirds and a first-ever Baltimore Oriole. Among the throng of American
Crow was a leucistic crow, difficult to pick out as he sat in the snow.
Horned Lark and Lapland Longspur appeared for count week.

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Date: 12/21/18 1:32 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights, 12/15-21
Hi all,My observations of note over the past seven days also included the following:- 6 Purple Sandpipers, Winslow Park, Freeport, 12/15 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).- 1 FIELD SPARROW, Saco Riverwalk, 12/16.- Moody Sector of Southern York County CBC, 12/17 (with Marion Sprague and Jeannette).53 species highlighted by 1 drake NORTHERN PINTAIL (Ogunquit Rivermouth), 1 Northern Flicker, 5 Dunlin, etc.  Full list on the store's Facebook page.- 1 Merlin, hunting starlings here at the store, 12/18-19.- 3 or up to 8 Evening Grosbeaks, Hunter Road Recreation area, Freeport, 12/19.- 2 Razorbills, Portland Fish Pier, 12/20.
**The SUMMER TANAGER continues in the Porter's Landing neighborhood of Freeport through week's end.**
-Derek

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Date: 12/21/18 5:03 am
From: Katharina Hartman <khartmanster...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Evening Grosbeaks Saco
Right now, we have about 20 Evening Grosbeaks' at our feeders.
Amazing.

Katharina

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Date: 12/20/18 7:45 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birding
Maine birders might be interested to read our own Derek Lovitch's story of
his unique and very successful Maine Big Year, featured in the forthcoming
ABA Birder's Guide to Listing & Taxonomy:
http://bg.aba.org/i/1062446-dec-2018/19?m4=

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Date: 12/20/18 7:02 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk, Deering Oaks Park, 12/20
Hi all,
The GREAT BLACK HAWK is currently back at the southwest corner of Deering Oaks Park.
-Derek


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Date: 12/20/18 7:00 am
From: Raymond Brown <brownray7...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] St. Stephen / Calais CBC Dec 21
If anyone would like to help out with the St. Stephen NB / Calais ME Christmas Bird Count on the American side of the border tomorrow, please contact Ray Brown at 454-1704. This CBC is half in Canada and half in the U.S. On the U.S. side, it covers parts of Calais, Baileyville, Baring, and Princeton, Maine. It is shaping up to be a beautiful day for birding weatherwise, with cold rain and wind. At least it will be a good day to be a duck, so let's go out and count some!

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Date: 12/19/18 12:44 pm
From: wrenyen <medea.steinman...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
Well, it certainly sounds like a fine hunter! Love hearing about the busy
menu.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:13:13 AM UTC-5, rob speirs wrote:
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> Aaaah...Norway Rat...Yum! The diversity of Portland's food scene is
> amazing and why they come from far and wide to sample the best of the
> best......A "Foodie Destination", for sure.
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>> Passing along a report from Mary Jane Seipler that the Great Black Hawk
>> was behind 134 Grant Street at 7:30AM where she saw it kill a Norway Rat -
>> a new addition to the menu of this vagrant.
>>
>> Good birding,
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Date: 12/19/18 12:31 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - YES, Holy Donuts - YES!!!
Denny Abbott and I got up to see the Great Black Hawk this morning.
Thanks a lot to Doug and others for the regular posting of this amazing
bird.  Thankfully it could be easily seen from the sidewalk and even
from the car window!  This is the 2nd time I've seen it, and both times
it was eating.  Looked like another squirrel.  Yummy!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/

We celebrated with cinnamon donuts!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 12/19/18 7:13 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
Aaaah...Norway Rat...Yum! The diversity of Portland's food scene is amazing
and why they come from far and wide to sample the best of the best......A
"Foodie Destination", for sure.

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Date: 12/19/18 6:12 am
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - Yes, 12/19
Passing along a report from Mary Jane Seipler that the Great Black Hawk was behind 134 Grant Street at 7:30AM where she saw it kill a Norway Rat - a new addition to the menu of this vagrant.

Good birding,

Doug Hitchcox
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Date: 12/19/18 5:45 am
From: Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bremen birds
Two Evening Grosbeaks under the feeders, Bluebirds in the platform feeder, ever-industrious Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers going back and forth, a few Juncos; Buffleheads and Black ducks in the cove and surveying the whole scene an adult Bald Eagle perched in a snag across the cove - the joys our our backyards!

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Date: 12/19/18 2:25 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Thomaston-Rockland CBC
Species diversity and overall numbers were considerably lower than last year's total of 83 species.
Winter finches were no-shows.


Don

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Date: 12/18/18 7:56 pm
From: Bill Hancock <wph...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Greater Portland CBC Summary
The Greater Portland CBC took place this past Saturday, December 15 with 49
birders notching 102 species, plus 3 for count week. Totals of individuals
were uniformly low, perhaps owing to the mild weather on count day, lack of
snow cover, and the early-season freeze-up of standing water. In fact, the
only high counts were Carolina Wren and Winter Wren with 10 and 3 birds
respectively. Among the notable sightings was, of course, the Great Black
Hawk, the 200th species for this count circle over the past 40 years.
Singles of Barrow's Goldeneye, Dovekie, Red-shouldered Hawk, Rough-legged
Hawk, Snowy Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Shrike, Pine Grosbeak,
Lincoln's Sparrow, and Dickcissel added to the total. A fun day!

Cheers and good birding,

Bill Hancock

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Date: 12/18/18 6:33 am
From: Stephen Antell <santellvt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 17 Dec
The bird was still in the same spot yesterday when I swung by on my way from Vermont to Blue Hill. Nice having a street address for such a rare bird!

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Date: 12/18/18 6:31 am
From: Brenda Franey <brendafraney6...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Oriole in SOPO
Attached are photos of a 1st year (I think) Balt Oriole that's been eating
our mealworms in South Portland. Been in the neighborhood for a few days
now.

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Date: 12/18/18 4:42 am
From: tom A <tom.aversa...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Unity CBC results
Warm clear weather made the count easy this year although numbers of birds
seemed to be low. All reports from this past Saturday's count are still
not in, but highlights included good numbers of Pine Grosbeak and Bohemian
Waxwing, a few Evening Grosbeak, a late male Northern Harrier and the
continuing Glaucous Gull at Knox Ridge. Without a final tally, I don't
know for sure yet, but Bald Eagle and turkey numbers seemed to be through
the roof.

This Saturday, December 22, is the Hartland count, which I also
coordinate. We usually do well with winter visitors up there is anyone is
inclined to join us. Recruiting for this count is always challenging.
Contact me off-list if you might be available to help out.

Good birding,
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Date: 12/17/18 6:21 am
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Black Hawk - Yes, 17 Dec
I got a text this morning from Brendan Galvin that the Great Black Hawk flew out of the roost site and back to the yard across from 133 Grant.

Good birding,

Doug Hitchcox
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Date: 12/16/18 7:54 pm
From: Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
Doug reminds me that the correct abbreviation for Great Black Hawk is actually GBLH.

GBHA refers to Grey-bellied Hawk, much of whose range overlaps with that of Great Black Hawk in South America. [Keep your eyes peeled?!?]

Good birding,

—Charles

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> On Dec 16, 2018, at 22:09, Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> wrote:
>
> Ah, of course!
>
> Well, yes, while the incorrect abbreviation DID manage to remind me of the Great Blue Heron I meant to report yesterday, it is also the perfect example of why, if one chooses to use banding codes in a post, 1. one uses the correct code (these are not simply random abbreviations; and there is an app to look them up), and 2. use of the code should always be preceded by the actual written-out name of the bird to avoid any possible confusion.
>
> (We’ve had long back-and-forths on this list-serve about whether banding codes should be used at all, but I don’t think we need to go there right now.)
>
> Thank you!
>
> Kristen
>
>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 9:52 PM Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> wrote:
>> I think there's a slight misinterpretation going on here:
>>
>> GBHA Great Black Hawk
>>
>> GBHE Great Blue Heron
>>
>>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 9:21 PM Rich MacDonald <rich...> wrote:
>>> I, too, had a Great Blue Heron today. This morning, about 8:45, I saw one fly across the road in Blue Hill, near the landfill.
>>>
>>>
>>> Richard MacDonald
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>>> P.O. Box 6
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>>> 207/266-9461
>>> <Rich...>
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>>>
>>> From: Maine-birds <maine-birds...> on behalf of Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
>>> Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:02 PM
>>> To: <henryldon...>
>>> Cc: Maine-birds <maine-birds...>
>>> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
>>>
>>> This reminds me, a Great Blue Heron was seen flying over Route 1 in Rockport yesterday, as well.
>>>
>>> Kristen
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 3:31 PM 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>>>> Flew across Park onto a spruce on the corner with King School
>>>> H.Donovan
>>>>
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Date: 12/16/18 7:09 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
Ah, of course!

Well, yes, while the incorrect abbreviation DID manage to remind me of the
Great Blue Heron I meant to report yesterday, it is also the perfect
example of why, if one chooses to use banding codes in a post, 1. one uses
the correct code (these are not simply random abbreviations; and there is
an app to look them up), and 2. use of the code should always be preceded
by the actual written-out name of the bird to avoid any possible confusion.

(We’ve had long back-and-forths on this list-serve about whether banding
codes should be used at all, but I don’t think we need to go there right
now.)

Thank you!

Kristen

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 9:52 PM Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> wrote:

> I think there's a slight misinterpretation going on here:
>
> GBHA Great Black Hawk
>
> GBHE Great Blue Heron
>
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 9:21 PM Rich MacDonald <
> <rich...> wrote:
>
>> I, too, had a Great Blue Heron today. This morning, about 8:45, I saw one
>> fly across the road in Blue Hill, near the landfill.
>>
>>
>> *Richard MacDonald*
>> The Natural History Center
>> P.O. Box 6
>> Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
>> 207/266-9461
>> <Rich...>
>> www.TheNaturalHistoryCenter.com
>> www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryCenter
>>
>> From: Maine-birds <maine-birds...> on behalf of Kristen
>> Lindquist <kelindquist...>
>> Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:02 PM
>> To: <henryldon...>
>> Cc: Maine-birds <maine-birds...>
>> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
>>
>> This reminds me, a Great Blue Heron was seen flying over Route 1 in
>> Rockport yesterday, as well.
>>
>> Kristen
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 3:31 PM 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <
>> <maine-birds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Flew across Park onto a spruce on the corner with King School
>>> H.Donovan
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 12/16/18 6:52 pm
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
I think there's a slight misinterpretation going on here:

GBHA Great Black Hawk

GBHE Great Blue Heron

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 9:21 PM Rich MacDonald <
<rich...> wrote:

> I, too, had a Great Blue Heron today. This morning, about 8:45, I saw one
> fly across the road in Blue Hill, near the landfill.
>
>
> *Richard MacDonald*
> The Natural History Center
> P.O. Box 6
> Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
> 207/266-9461
> <Rich...>
> www.TheNaturalHistoryCenter.com
> www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryCenter
>
> From: Maine-birds <maine-birds...> on behalf of Kristen
> Lindquist <kelindquist...>
> Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:02 PM
> To: <henryldon...>
> Cc: Maine-birds <maine-birds...>
> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
>
> This reminds me, a Great Blue Heron was seen flying over Route 1 in
> Rockport yesterday, as well.
>
> Kristen
>
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 3:31 PM 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <
> <maine-birds...> wrote:
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>> Flew across Park onto a spruce on the corner with King School
>> H.Donovan
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 12/16/18 6:22 pm
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
I, too, had a Great Blue Heron today. This morning, about 8:45, I saw one
fly across the road in Blue Hill, near the landfill.


Richard MacDonald
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Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH

This reminds me, a Great Blue Heron was seen flying over Route 1 in Rockport
yesterday, as well.

Kristen

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> H.Donovan
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Date: 12/16/18 3:11 pm
From: 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - YES, 16 Dec
To add some details to today’s (16 Dec) sighting:

After an hour of walking around Deering Oaks, I spotted the bird while driving up Deering Ave around 2:50PM then ran to the park and get others on the bird. It stayed in the backyard of apartments between Grant Street and Sherman Street for most of our observation. We talked with the residents on either side and everyone was happy to know the hawk was still around (most were well aware that it has been in the park) and fine with observers watching from the street. The bird has reportedly been eating a squirrel in a yard, across from 133 Grant Street, for the last couple days - the yard is covered in peanut shells as one of the residents is apparently a big fan of squirrel-feeding.

Shortly after 4:00PM the bird flew west across Deering Ave and eventually into a spruce behind a blue-roofed pink-trimmed building. There is a little half-acre green space visible on aerial maps (triangulated by Congress, Grant, and Deering) that the bird appears to be roosting in. I left around 4:25PM (getting pretty dark) and the hawks looked fully settled into the lone spruce there.

I think we are fortunate that Portlanders seem so aware of this hawk but given this new location - not a public park - I want to encourage any onlookers to be especially aware of where you are standing and where you are looking. Please do not trespass and be aware that looking around apartments with binoculars and cameras early in the morning (or anytime of the day) could be especially alarming to people who are not aware of your intentions. I often feel like we are preaching to the choir about ethical behavior on this listserv so my greatest hope is that anyone watching this bird will help encourage everyone else on site to be mindful.

Glad it is still around!

Doug Hitchcox
Maine Audubon

> On Dec 16, 2018, at 2:54 PM, 'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> Just found the Great Black Hawk in a backyard between Grant St and Sherman St, visible from Deering Ave. The homeowner said it’s been eating a squirrel there for the last two days.
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>
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Date: 12/16/18 1:02 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] GBH
This reminds me, a Great Blue Heron was seen flying over Route 1 in
Rockport yesterday, as well.

Kristen

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> Flew across Park onto a spruce on the corner with King School
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Date: 12/16/18 12:57 pm
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American wigeon
Sadly, this American wigeon appears to have swallowed some fishing line at
the Rockland Breakwater.. Hope it'll be okay.

https://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/hc0b741f0#hc0b741f0

Cheers,
Dave

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Date: 12/16/18 12:31 pm
From: 'HENRY DONOVAN' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] GBH
Flew across Park onto a spruce on the corner with King School
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Date: 12/16/18 11:54 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] GREAT BLACK HAWK - YES, 16 Dec
Just found the Great Black Hawk in a backyard between Grant St and Sherman St, visible from Deering Ave. The homeowner said it’s been eating a squirrel there for the last two days.


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Date: 12/16/18 7:53 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow goose still present
at Thornhurst in Cumberland as of 10:50. Now on for the tanager

Thanks,
Rob O'Connell

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