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10/16/17 5:19 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] 15 Sandhill Cranes, Fryeburg
10/16/17 5:00 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Late-ish Osprey
10/16/17 4:27 pm <chrwsu...> Re: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
10/16/17 2:15 pm Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 3 updates in 1 topic
10/16/17 12:56 pm Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...> Re: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
10/16/17 11:04 am Robert O'Connell <flashart123...> RE: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
10/16/17 10:05 am Susan D <spdbh...> [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
10/16/17 6:00 am Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...> [Maine-birds] Pink Footed Goose
10/15/17 12:31 pm Robert Ostrowski <rjostrowski...> [Maine-birds] White-eyed Vireo in Bangor, 10/15
10/15/17 5:48 am Ronald Cedrone <rmcedrone...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Dunlin?
10/15/17 5:04 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Re: Dunlin?
10/15/17 2:51 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Dunlin?
10/14/17 3:09 pm Sean S <therefromhere168...> [Maine-birds] Capisic Pond, Portland
10/13/17 4:51 pm Bill Grabin <grabin...> [Maine-birds] American Golden Plover in Biddeford Pool
10/13/17 3:37 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] Fryeburg this evening.
10/13/17 3:02 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights this Week and Goose Fields Update, 10/7-13
10/13/17 6:36 am Tom Olson <sidneyblack...> [Maine-birds] Re: Cattle Egret-York OCT 12--NO
10/13/17 5:37 am <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] Black Scoters on Pushaw Lake
10/13/17 5:18 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Surf Scoters-Skowhegan
10/12/17 6:29 pm Tom Olson <sidneyblack...> [Maine-birds] Cattle Egret-York OCT 12
10/12/17 1:57 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Follow up on banded egret
10/11/17 3:48 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Epic Boothbay Harbor Whale Watch trip, 10/11
10/11/17 1:54 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Fwd: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/11.
10/11/17 10:36 am <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] Garage thrush
10/11/17 9:10 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/11.
10/10/17 5:07 pm Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] escapee Eurasian Collared-Dove - South Portland, 10/10
10/10/17 4:34 pm Nancy W. Dickinson <nwd1...> [Maine-birds] Saw-whet
10/10/17 3:02 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Eastern Road evening high tide, 10/10 (SESP, SEOW, LBDO, STSA)
10/10/17 2:27 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] Sandhill cranes in Sidney
10/8/17 2:34 am Linda Woodard <lwoodard...> [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Big Sit Falmouth
10/7/17 3:21 pm Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...> [Maine-birds] Sandhills Norridgewock and loons
10/7/17 2:17 pm crbob <crbob...> [Maine-birds] White Fronted Goose
10/7/17 1:44 pm Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Greater Portland Highlights
10/7/17 9:15 am Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: What to do
10/7/17 4:19 am Rich MacDonald <rich...> [Maine-birds] MDI Black-backed Woodpecker & dowitcher
10/6/17 7:28 pm Linda Woodard <lwoodard...> [Maine-birds] Big SIt
10/6/17 4:45 pm Richard <rjduddy...> [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow - East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford
10/6/17 2:25 pm Ellen Campbell <ellenrc...> [Maine-birds] Eddington Sandhill Crane
10/6/17 10:50 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Iceland Gull
10/6/17 7:39 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields Update, 10/6 (SNGO)
10/6/17 7:24 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/6.
10/5/17 7:52 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] White-fronted and Sandhill Cranes, Fryburg, ME
10/5/17 3:52 pm Sean Hatch <seanarih...> RE: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
10/5/17 3:30 pm Jeff <jeff...> RE: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
10/5/17 2:07 pm Richard <rjduddy...> [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
10/5/17 10:37 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] (Belated) Apparent CASSIN'S VIREO, Monhegan Island, 9/29-30 (and other weekend island notes).
10/5/17 6:57 am Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...> [Maine-birds] Re: Free to good home
10/5/17 1:03 am Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...> [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose, Cackling and Snow Geese, NO Ross's Goose
10/4/17 6:44 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] White-fronted Goose, Fryeburg
10/4/17 10:54 am Jeff Cherry <jeff...> [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler, Newcastle, this morning
10/4/17 5:35 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Fortunes Rock Ducks
10/3/17 5:51 pm Mik Oyler <oylermik...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg Harbor, 10/3 (GWFG, 16 SACR, etc)
10/3/17 5:30 pm Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Shorebirds at Petit Manan
10/3/17 3:47 pm Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Weskeag waders
10/3/17 11:00 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker - Biddeford, 10/3
10/3/17 9:32 am Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> [Maine-birds] Palm Warbler, Westbrook
10/3/17 9:08 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fryeburg Harbor, 10/3 (GWFG, 16 SACR, etc)
10/2/17 11:59 am 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker
10/2/17 6:08 am <heatherrutledge...> [Maine-birds] American Golden Plover
10/2/17 6:01 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Belated Aroostook Goose Report: Ross's Goose and Cackling Geese (Sep 30)...
10/2/17 4:45 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford: Red-headed Woodpecker continues (10/2)...
10/1/17 12:52 pm Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Dragon Fields (Old City Landfill) - 13 Species of Warbler
10/1/17 12:32 pm 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Loons
10/1/17 10:47 am Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Black-billed Cuckoo and Orange-crowned Warbler at Frazier Point on the Schoodic
10/1/17 8:21 am Linda Woodard <lwoodard...> [Maine-birds] Red-headed woodpecker – yes
10/1/17 5:20 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker ; Timber Point
9/30/17 1:20 pm 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker ; Timber Point
9/29/17 5:34 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.29.17
9/29/17 8:31 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights, 9/23-28.
9/29/17 3:25 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update UPDATE
9/28/17 6:40 pm Boots. <bootsg...> [Maine-birds] Hancock Co
9/28/17 5:54 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.28.17
9/28/17 12:54 pm Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...> [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose, Snow Geese
9/27/17 6:54 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update PS: CASPIAN TERNS
9/27/17 6:11 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Boothbay Harbor Whale Watch (Sep 26)...
9/27/17 6:02 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.27.17
9/27/17 2:11 pm Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...> [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose NO Cackling Goose, Great Egrets
9/27/17 11:44 am Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...> [Maine-birds] Sanford Lagoons, Sep 27, 2017 improving conditions
9/26/17 5:47 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.26.17
9/26/17 1:15 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Unidentified Godwit, Wells Harbor, 9/26
9/26/17 4:51 am Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...> [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose Collins Pond
9/25/17 9:09 pm RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...> [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
9/25/17 5:34 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.25.17
9/25/17 1:47 pm Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> [Maine-birds] Juvie Bald Eagle, 295 North at exit 24
9/25/17 10:13 am 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] DC Cormorant calling card
9/25/17 3:24 am <pwaters.kstate...> [Maine-birds] Birding and Citizen Science Survey
9/24/17 7:37 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.24.17
9/24/17 7:32 pm rob speirs <rspeirs1...> [Maine-birds] Double-crested Cormorant - Opportunist or Protector????
9/24/17 11:05 am Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...> [Maine-birds] Caspian Terns? - Hills Beach
9/24/17 5:05 am Boots. <bootsg...> [Maine-birds] Bird migration article
9/23/17 5:57 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Sep 21-23)...
9/23/17 4:15 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.23.17
9/23/17 8:37 am Denise Johnson <dpj113...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 3 updates in 3 topics
9/22/17 5:21 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] Sandhilll Cranes, Fryeburg
9/21/17 3:35 pm Aloyse Larrabee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
9/21/17 1:40 pm Loring Danforth <ldanfort...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 5 updates in 4 topics
9/21/17 11:19 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Gardiner
9/21/17 9:10 am Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Sandy Point this morning?
9/21/17 7:32 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> Re: [Maine-birds] Any sightings of FTFL at Gilsland?
9/21/17 7:21 am Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> [Maine-birds] Any sightings of FTFL at Gilsland?
9/20/17 5:39 pm Stan DeOrsey <jsmd...> [Maine-birds] Lewiston / Auburn old sightings
9/20/17 8:43 am Danielle D'Auria <danielle.dauria...> [Maine-birds] Binoculars Found!
9/20/17 7:54 am Erik C. Jorgensen <erik.c.jorgensen...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?
9/20/17 7:41 am Erik C. Jorgensen <erik.c.jorgensen...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?
9/20/17 7:39 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth, 9/20 - No
9/20/17 5:56 am Seth Benz <sbenz...> [Maine-birds] Schoodic area; of note.
9/20/17 5:37 am Herb Wilson <whwilson...> [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?
9/19/17 7:34 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.19.17: BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, WHITE-EYED VIREO, etc.
9/19/17 7:04 pm Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Lots of night migrants calling in Gardiner
9/19/17 3:26 pm Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer...> [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher photos from Monday, Common Ringed Plover photos from last week.
9/19/17 7:39 am wrenyen <medea.steinman...> [Maine-birds] Re: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
9/19/17 5:52 am Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...> [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow
9/19/17 5:49 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Photos of Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth
9/19/17 5:14 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth, 9/19
9/18/17 7:00 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.18.17
9/18/17 11:25 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fork- tail Flycatcher
9/18/17 8:28 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
9/18/17 8:26 am Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
9/18/17 6:36 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Petit Manan
9/18/17 6:23 am mresch8702 via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
9/18/17 4:34 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
9/18/17 3:51 am RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...> [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
9/18/17 3:25 am Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
9/17/17 1:21 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] PAINTED BUNTING, SAY'S PHOEBE - Monhegan, 9.17.17
9/17/17 12:57 pm Magill Weber <magillweber...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed flycatcher
9/17/17 12:54 pm Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed flycatcher
9/17/17 8:09 am Richard Jordan <rejordan207...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - YES
9/17/17 6:18 am RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...> [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
9/17/17 5:39 am Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - YES
 
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Date: 10/16/17 5:19 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] 15 Sandhill Cranes, Fryeburg
The 15 cranes continue at the North end of McNiel Road. There were only
3 Canada Geese in the area this evening.

Bob Crowley
Chatham, NH

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Date: 10/16/17 5:00 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Late-ish Osprey
Hi all -- Spotted a lone Osprey circling over the western end of
Chickawaukee Lake in Rockland this afternoon. Getting late.

Craig K

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Date: 10/16/17 4:27 pm
From: <chrwsu...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?




The same thing has happened in my neck of the woods.&nbsp; Everyone I've talked to (of those who have feeders) says the same thing.&nbsp; Not even chickadees and nuthatches are appearing.&nbsp; I've noticed this phenomenon before, but it doesn't happen every year.&nbsp; I speculate that it has to to with an abundance of wild feed, but I'm not sure.&nbsp; In the past when this has happened, the birds didn't return in numbers until snow covered the ground.&nbsp; One reason I think it has something to do with wild feed is the fact that the squirrels (both Gray and Red) left at the same time as the birds.&nbsp; The only solution is to got to the coast for "therapy."&nbsp; :-)&nbsp; There's always something along the coast.

Wally S.


On Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:04:41 -0700 (PDT), Susan D wrote:
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Has anyone heard of any bad seed going around or had a sudden drop off of feeder interest? Just wondering if I might have gotten a bag of bad seed or something--I had a very sudden and noticeable drop-off of all my regular platform and suet feeder birds about a month ago. I had built up a large population over 5-6 years of regulars from Mourning Doves, to Blue Jays, Chickadees, Goldfinches, sparrows, nuthatches, plus the seasonal episodic visits from Indigo Buntings RB Grosbeaks, lots of types of woodpeckers, etc . I use several feed varieties so there are always sunflower whole seeds and chips, millet, peanuts, finch-type thistle things out. I'm beginning to get occasional visitors back now but very low numbers. They all seemed to drop off during that very long, hot, dry spell in the late summer and early September. I'm worried. I'm thinking of throwing out all my seed and starting over.

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Date: 10/16/17 2:15 pm
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 3 updates in 1 topic
If most of the birds that routinely visited your feeder this summer were
finches, they've probably either migrated (purple), or begun their winter
wandering (gold). Except for adult goldfinches who at this time of year
spend a month in Bermuda, being tired of a bunch of young birds following
them around constantly, going "pee,cha,pee." Adult cardinals often join
them, leaving the kids to wander around looking for mom and dad. 😁 The
same has happened at our feeder in the Midcoast, but we still have local
ever-presents, such as *Parids, *nuthatches, woodpeckers. The finches
should be back in their own time....

bab

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:41 PM, <maine-birds...> wrote:

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Date: 10/16/17 12:56 pm
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
This observation and question was also raised on the Facebook group page MAINE Birds. There were nearly 600 responses with similar anecdotes from around the state. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/

Robin R Robinson
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From: <maine-birds...> <maine-birds...> on behalf of Susan D <spdbh...>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 12:04 PM
To: Maine birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?

Has anyone heard of any bad seed going around or had a sudden drop off of feeder interest? Just wondering if I might have gotten a bag of bad seed or something--I had a very sudden and noticeable drop-off of all my regular platform and suet feeder birds about a month ago. I had built up a large population over 5-6 years of regulars from Mourning Doves, to Blue Jays, Chickadees, Goldfinches, sparrows, nuthatches, plus the seasonal episodic visits from Indigo Buntings RB Grosbeaks, lots of types of woodpeckers, etc . I use several feed varieties so there are always sunflower whole seeds and chips, millet, peanuts, finch-type thistle things out. I'm beginning to get occasional visitors back now but very low numbers. They all seemed to drop off during that very long, hot, dry spell in the late summer and early September. I'm worried. I'm thinking of throwing out all my seed and starting over.

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Date: 10/16/17 11:04 am
From: Robert O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
I noticed it as well, however it happens almost every year to some degree or another at my house so I have always presumed it was either an abundance of natural food sources becoming available, or just the gap between when the summer residents move south and when the winter residents descend. I have always assumed it was Mother Nature giving me a month or so’s respite before their eating bills start keeping up with my heating bills. 😊



Cheers,

Rob



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Subject: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?



Has anyone heard of any bad seed going around or had a sudden drop off of feeder interest? Just wondering if I might have gotten a bag of bad seed or something--I had a very sudden and noticeable drop-off of all my regular platform and suet feeder birds about a month ago. I had built up a large population over 5-6 years of regulars from Mourning Doves, to Blue Jays, Chickadees, Goldfinches, sparrows, nuthatches, plus the seasonal episodic visits from Indigo Buntings RB Grosbeaks, lots of types of woodpeckers, etc . I use several feed varieties so there are always sunflower whole seeds and chips, millet, peanuts, finch-type thistle things out. I'm beginning to get occasional visitors back now but very low numbers. They all seemed to drop off during that very long, hot, dry spell in the late summer and early September. I'm worried. I'm thinking of throwing out all my seed and starting over.

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Date: 10/16/17 10:05 am
From: Susan D <spdbh...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Where'd all my feeder birds go?
Has anyone heard of any bad seed going around or had a sudden drop off of
feeder interest? Just wondering if I might have gotten a bag of bad seed or
something--I had a very sudden and noticeable drop-off of all my regular
platform and suet feeder birds about a month ago. I had built up a large
population over 5-6 years of regulars from Mourning Doves, to Blue Jays,
Chickadees, Goldfinches, sparrows, nuthatches, plus the seasonal episodic
visits from Indigo Buntings RB Grosbeaks, lots of types of woodpeckers, etc
. I use several feed varieties so there are always sunflower whole seeds
and chips, millet, peanuts, finch-type thistle things out. I'm beginning
to get occasional visitors back now but very low numbers. They all seemed
to drop off during that very long, hot, dry spell in the late summer and
early September. I'm worried. I'm thinking of throwing out all my seed and
starting over.

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Date: 10/16/17 6:00 am
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pink Footed Goose
Nancy Houlihan found a PFGO among approximately 500 CaGo at Mars Hill Pond at 6:45 this am.
Pat

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Date: 10/15/17 12:31 pm
From: Robert Ostrowski <rjostrowski...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White-eyed Vireo in Bangor, 10/15
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to quickly share a sighting of a White-eyed Vireo I had this
morning at Saxl Park in Bangor. I found the bird working the fence line in
the northwest corner of the park, by a green house on Mt. Hope Ave.

eBird checklist w/ couple photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39940461

Good birding!
Robert Ostrowski
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Date: 10/15/17 5:48 am
From: Ronald Cedrone <rmcedrone...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Dunlin?
Thanks Seth.
I was hung up by not knowing size, and not seeing white wing stripe Dunlin
has in flight. In non breeding plumage a Western Sandpiper looks a lot like
a Smaller Dunlin to my less trained eye.
Ron C
P.s. I just took Cornell online Shorebird ID course recently, and found it
helpful !

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 8:04 AM S. Davis <kd7gxf...> wrote:

> Indeed it's a Dunlin! That long decurved bill is a pretty good mark.
>
>
> On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:51:37 AM UTC-4, David Small wrote:
>>
>> Confirmation or correction, please.
>> I think this is a dunlin
>> <http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271>. If
>> so, the first I've seen or photographed or recognized. Photographed at Reid
>> State Park Saturday.
>> It was hanging out with, possibly thousands of sanderlings and possibly,
>> other peeps at the south end of Half Mile Beach. Thank you.
>>
>> http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
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Date: 10/15/17 5:04 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Dunlin?
Indeed it's a Dunlin! That long decurved bill is a pretty good mark.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:51:37 AM UTC-4, David Small wrote:
>
> Confirmation or correction, please.
> I think this is a dunlin
> <http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271>. If
> so, the first I've seen or photographed or recognized. Photographed at Reid
> State Park Saturday.
> It was hanging out with, possibly thousands of sanderlings and possibly,
> other peeps at the south end of Half Mile Beach. Thank you.
>
> http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271
>
> Cheers,
> Dave
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Date: 10/15/17 2:51 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Dunlin?
Confirmation or correction, please.
I think this is a dunlin
<http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271>. If so,
the first I've seen or photographed or recognized. Photographed at Reid
State Park Saturday.
It was hanging out with, possibly thousands of sanderlings and possibly,
other peeps at the south end of Half Mile Beach. Thank you.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h991b2271#h991b2271

Cheers,
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Date: 10/14/17 3:09 pm
From: Sean S <therefromhere168...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Capisic Pond, Portland
Good birds at Capisic this afternoon were an AMERICAN WIGEON, a FIELD
SPARROW and a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

Sean Smith

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Date: 10/13/17 4:51 pm
From: Bill Grabin <grabin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Golden Plover in Biddeford Pool
Juvenile American Golden Plover encountered this afternoon on the beach
that's accessed from the South Point Sanctuary in Biddeford Pool.  
Photos on our eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39904971

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Date: 10/13/17 3:37 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg this evening.
On McNiel road in the fields to the West were 14 Sandhill Cranes and a
Northern Harrier. Around the corner on Fish St. the White-fronted Goose
continues in a flock of 61 Canada Goose.

Bob  Crowley
Chatham, NH

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Date: 10/13/17 3:02 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights this Week and Goose Fields Update, 10/7-13
Hi all,

In addition to the amazing outings and counts that I have already posted here, a few more sightings of note over the past seven days included:
~ 20 unidentified scaup, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 10/7 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and 1 "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow (FOF), Fort Foster, Kittery, 10/8 (with Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! tour group).
- 5 species of warblers, led by multiple hundreds of Yellow-rumped, 2 Carolina Wrens, etc, Bailey Island, Harpswell, 10/10 (with Jeannette).
- 4 Fish Crows, three in downtown and one at Cook's Corner (my latest date for the Brunswick colony birds), 10/10 (with Jeannette).

Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields Update:
- The juvenile SNOW GOOSE continues, always along Woodville Road in Falmouth, but it's likely out of view on many occasions.
- My Canada Goose high count this week was 808 on 10/13.

Photo of the cuckoo, "Ipswich" Sparrow, and the trip report for the tour is here:
https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2017/10/08/birds-on-tap-roadtrip-10817-migration-and-malt/

And photos from my Monhegan weekend from two weeks ago are included in this blog entry, including a full species list:
https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2017/10/12/2017-monhegan-fall-migration-weekend-tour-report/

-Derek


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Date: 10/13/17 6:36 am
From: Tom Olson <sidneyblack...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Cattle Egret-York OCT 12--NO
Unable to locate this morning along with Laurie P

On Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:29:49 PM UTC-4, Tom Olson wrote:
>
> A Cattle Egret was feeding alongside a GBHE in the high grass at Wheeler
> Wildlife Refuge across from Town Dock #2 (off Rte 103). It was seen at
> 10AM and 5PM in same area.
>
> Photo and ebird report <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39868516>
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Date: 10/13/17 5:37 am
From: <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Black Scoters on Pushaw Lake
It's that time of year. Migrating waterfowl from the subarctic are passing
through, sometimes making unexpected appearances on inland lakes. A flock
of hundred black scoters were on Pushaw Lake in Old Town yesterday. Photos
at https://www.facebook.com/MaineBirdingTrail/.

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Date: 10/13/17 5:18 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Surf Scoters-Skowhegan
We just saw 2 Surf Scoters on our waterfront, 1st time visitors. They
spent about 10 minutes fishing and then moved off downriver.

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Date: 10/12/17 6:29 pm
From: Tom Olson <sidneyblack...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cattle Egret-York OCT 12
A Cattle Egret was feeding alongside a GBHE in the high grass at Wheeler
Wildlife Refuge across from Town Dock #2 (off Rte 103). It was seen at
10AM and 5PM in same area.

Photo and ebird report <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39868516>

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Date: 10/12/17 1:57 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Follow up on banded egret
Hi,


To those that might be interested, here's the banding data on the Great Egret

at Weskeag on August 14.


Don


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Subject: Certificate Of Appreciation Awarded To: DON REIMER (band#: 1767-12590 date: 08/14/2017)

The North American Bird Banding Program

Bird banding is important for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds. About 60 million birds representing hundreds of species have been banded in North America since 1904. About 4 million bands have been recovered and reported.

Data from banded birds are used in monitoring populations, setting hunting regulations, restoring endangered species, studying effects of environmental contaminants, and addressing such issues as Avian Influenza, bird hazards at airports, and crop depredations. Results from banding studies support national and international bird conservation programs such as Partners in Flight, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and Wetlands for the Americas.

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Date: 10/11/17 3:48 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Epic Boothbay Harbor Whale Watch trip, 10/11
Hi all,

Nancy Houlihan, Pat Moynahan, and I boarded the Cap N'Fish Whale Watch out of Boothbay Harbor this afternoon. They extended the season for the week thanks to the warm weather (and therefore plenty of passengers) and presence of whales recently.

Simply put, it was incredible. None of us have ever had a day like this on a whale watch out of Maine. Or for that matter, in terms of overall abundance of a diversity of life and migration, perhaps ever, anywhere in the Gulf of Maine. And all on near-flat seas with above-normal temperatures.

Species list (only for those seen beyond Squirrel Island):

Waterbirds:
1223(!) Great Shearwaters
500+ Double-created Cormorants
210 Canada Geese
83 (!!!) Cory's Shearwaters
56 Northern Gannets
32 Northern Fulmars (inc 1 dark and 2 "intermediate-type" morphs)
30 Black Scoters
28 (!!!!) Pomarine Jaegers (17 light/intermediate morphs, 2 dark morphs, 9 unknown).
18 Surf Scoters
15 Unidentified large shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
3 Unidentified jaegers
2 Common Loons
1 SNOW GOOSE (adult with flock of 150 Canadas)
1 intriguing Unidentified large predatory seabird
1 Razorbill
X Common Eiders

Passerines:
3 Cedar Waxwings
3 Unidentified passerines
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2 White-throated Sparrows*
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER* **
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow *
1 Swamp Sparrow *

*al 20-25 miles offshore, while looking at whales within the Portland shipping channel.
** landed on boat, including on people's heads (lots of photos), and road to shore within cabin

Insects:
169 Monarchs (incredible flight for first hour of trip, including up to 10 miles offshore)
1 Clouded Sulfur
1 large dragonfly sp.
1 small dragonfly sp.

Mammals:
30 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins
4 Humpback Whales
1 Fin Whale
X Harbor Porpoise
X Harbor Seal

I took photos of many of the passerines, and as many jaegers as I could, so consider this list provisional!

-Derek

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Date: 10/11/17 1:54 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Fwd: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/11.
Hi all,
Just a correction there that I noticed. Delete the one extra capitalized (for some reason, not sure what I was doing there), and add one capitalized (rare here, one of my few records ever) EASTERN TOWHEE.
-Derek

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> From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds...>
> Date: October 11, 2017 at 12:09:51 PM EDT
> To: Maine-birds <maine-birds...>
> Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/11.
> Reply-To: Derek Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>
>
> Hi all,
>
> A very good flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this morning. After a slow start due to cloud cover, things really got going and continued through my departure time.
>
> 728 Yellow-rumped Warblers (*3rd highest all time)
> 73 American Robins
> 59 Unidentified
> 38 Cedar Waxwings
> 35 Dark-eyed Juncos
> 29 White-throated Sparrows
> 25 Palm Warblers
> 23 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
> 20 Canada Geese
> 20 Golden-crowned Kinglets
> 15 Blue-headed Vireo
> 9 Rusty Blackbirds
> 8 Savannah Sparrows
> 8 Chipping Sparrows
> 5 Northern Flickers
> 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers
> 4 Eastern Phoebes
> 4 Purple Finches
> 3 Blue Jays
> 3 Blackpoll Warblers
> 3 American Pipit
> 2 Red-breasted Mergansers
> 2 Sharp-shunned Hawk
> 2 Red-eyed Vireos
> 2 Nashville Warblers
> 1 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
> 1 American Kestrel
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 EASTERN PHOEBE
> 1 Unidentified vireo
> 1 Tufted Titmice
> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 Winter Wren
> 1 Hermit Thrush
> 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
> 1 NORTHERN PARULA
> 1 Black-throated Green Warbler
> 1 Swamp Sparrow
> 1 Indigo Bunting
>
> 1 Monarch
>
> Total = 1137
>
> -Derek
>
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Date: 10/11/17 10:36 am
From: <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Garage thrush
The birds are sending me a message that I haven't been spending enough
time with them. With my garage doors open, as I give the garage a long
overdue cleaning, a Swainson's Thrush has taken up a roost on my rafters
and is watching ME. I hope he can figure out where those open doors are
while there is still enough daylight to depart, especially since it ought
to be a good migration night. Otherwise, he and I are going to have to
have a talk.

Bob Duchesne

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Date: 10/11/17 9:10 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/11.
Hi all,

A very good flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this morning. After a slow start due to cloud cover, things really got going and continued through my departure time.

728 Yellow-rumped Warblers (*3rd highest all time)
73 American Robins
59 Unidentified
38 Cedar Waxwings
35 Dark-eyed Juncos
29 White-throated Sparrows
25 Palm Warblers
23 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
20 Canada Geese
20 Golden-crowned Kinglets
15 Blue-headed Vireo
9 Rusty Blackbirds
8 Savannah Sparrows
8 Chipping Sparrows
5 Northern Flickers
4 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers
4 Eastern Phoebes
4 Purple Finches
3 Blue Jays
3 Blackpoll Warblers
3 American Pipit
2 Red-breasted Mergansers
2 Sharp-shunned Hawk
2 Red-eyed Vireos
2 Nashville Warblers
1 RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
1 American Kestrel
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 EASTERN PHOEBE
1 Unidentified vireo
1 Tufted Titmice
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Winter Wren
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 NORTHERN PARULA
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Indigo Bunting

1 Monarch

Total = 1137

-Derek

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Date: 10/10/17 5:07 pm
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] escapee Eurasian Collared-Dove - South Portland, 10/10
I wanted to alert everyone to an apparent escapee Eurasian Collared-Dove that has been in the 'Meeting House Hill’ neighborhood of South Portland since ~27 September. The bird shows a bit of cage-wear with an especially battered tail and some scruffy looking feathers around the face. Also, though hard to see, it eventually showed what appears to be a homemade band on its left leg.

Maine still only has one accepted record of Eurasian Collared-Dove from 28 May 2013 and I’m happy to report that, for the time being, it will stay that way.

Good birding,


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Date: 10/10/17 4:34 pm
From: Nancy W. Dickinson <nwd1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Saw-whet
Surprised and delighted to hear a saw-whet owl calling, in the woods behind our house this evening.

Nancy Dickinson
Pemaquid/ New Harbor

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Date: 10/10/17 3:02 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Road evening high tide, 10/10 (SESP, SEOW, LBDO, STSA)
Hello all,

Derek and I spent the late afternoon on the Eastern Rd Trail in Scarborough on the high tide. It was absolutely gorgeous and the birding was nearly as incredible as the evening. It began with a SHORT-EARED OWL, rising high and circling out over the marsh and ended with an impressive Oct 10th total of 11 species of shorebird, including a juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. However, the bird of the afternoon was a rare SEASIDE SPARROW that we found pushed up against the trail at the peak of the very high tide.

The impressive roster of highlights, in arbitrary order of significance was as follows:
1 SEASIDE SPARROW
1 SHORT-EARED OWL
1 juvenile LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
1 STILT SANDPIPER
1-2 “INTERIOR/BAY” NELSON’S SPARROWS
1 Least Sandpiper (late)
1 Lapland Longspur
3 White-rumped Sandpipers
3 Saltmarsh Sparrows
4 Nelson’s Sparrows
8 unidentified “Sharp-tailed” Sparrows
17 Semipalmated Sandpipers
6 Pectoral Sandpipers
1 female Greater Scaup
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Semipalmated Plovers
68 Dunlin
13 Snowy Egrets
27 Great Egrets
14 Greater Yellowlegs
13 Black-bellied Plovers
2 Merlins
4 Great Blue Herons

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Date: 10/10/17 2:27 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill cranes in Sidney
On my way home this afternoon, I had three in a field at the foot of the
Goodhue Road in Sidney. I am wondering if they are a family group. Photo in
my ebird report.

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Date: 10/8/17 2:34 am
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow Big Sit Falmouth
We had a Clay-colored Sparrow at our Big Sit site at Maine Audubon's
Gilsland Farm in Falmouth all day on Oct. 7. We also has Lincoln,
White-crowned, Swamp, Savanah, White-throated, and many Song Sparrows.

Raptors were good with Peregrines, Merlin, Sharp-shinned, Red-tailed and
Cooper's Hawks, Bald Eagles and Northern Harrier.

The Big Sit site is in the North Meadow right by the river. We left the
feeders up so you will know where the site is. The sparrows were on the
trail by the thistle and sunflower feeders. Over 30 people stopped by and
about 12 stayed for several hours.

To see our checklist online go to Big Sit list
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39606823>

Linda

*Linda Woodard **II* *Maine Audubon*

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Date: 10/7/17 3:21 pm
From: Aletha Boyle <mainelypets...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhills Norridgewock and loons
I always look for the Sandhills on Rt 8 in Norridgwock as they nest in the wetland near Smithfield village.

Finally there they were in the big field right before the horse farm on the right as you are headed to Norridgwock Friday mid afternoon.

2 adults and a juvenile. Fun to see finally.

I have seen sandhills in my area (Belgrade) this summer in various locations:
The fields on 135 by Belgrade stream, the boat landing at Messalonskee Lake on rt 27, and the wetland at North Bay on Great Pond (2 adults and a juvenile).


Also checked for the loon family (1 chick successfully raised) in the kettle hole across from the old Belgrade town office. They had moved on to wintering grounds.

Loons are still at Mud Cove Moosehead lake as of today. 7 in a raft, and 1 single one with much winter plumage - how do you know if it is a juvenile or early winter plumage?

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Date: 10/7/17 2:17 pm
From: crbob <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White Fronted Goose
The white-fronted goose is at the corner of Route 113 and fish Street


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Date: 10/7/17 1:44 pm
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Greater Portland Highlights
I've been so busy birding, I have not had the time to post some of these
sightings so here they are all together;

Friday 10/6

2 Orange-crowned Warblers, 1 Wilson's Warbler and 1 late Yellow Warbler (no
sign of the Connecticut Warbler reported on Thursday) - South Portland
Greenbelt
http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39580556

1 Clay-colored Sparrow, 4 White-crowned Sparrows and 2 Lincoln's Sparrow
(along with 5 other sparrow sp.) - Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough
http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39591597

Saturday 10/7

1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler and 1 Nashville Warbler -
Dragon Fields (old city landfill), Portland
http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39604855

Happy fall birding!

Brendan
Portland, ME

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Date: 10/7/17 9:15 am
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: What to do
Hi,
I received the message below from a friend.
Does anyone have an idea of how to get this Downy to stop boring holes in
their homes?
Please respond off line.
The homes are in a very densely treed area - an old neighborhood - mix
wood's environment.
Thanks,
Marie
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Hi, Marie,

I’m having a big problem with one very persistent Downy Woodpecker. He has
made holes in the crown molding (curved trim) on my house along the eaves.
Have tried lots of things, had two guys here to patch/repair, and now less
than 12 hours since the last guy was here, the woodpecker is back and has
made another hole plus I found a new one on the garage. My neighbor across
the street has five holes in her house trim.

What can I do to get rid of him or stop his pecking at our homes???
Help!!!

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Date: 10/7/17 4:19 am
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MDI Black-backed Woodpecker & dowitcher
It¹s been a while since I felt I had good local birds I wanted to share, but
that all changed yesterday.

While birding with a group at the MDI High School retention ponds, we heard
the gentle tapping of a three-toed woodpecker. We quickly zeroed in on it
and had good views through the scope of a female Black-backed Woodpecker
working a dead spruce.

Later, while scanning the edges of the ponds for possible shorebirds, we
found a lone Long-billed Dowitcher. Another nice find, as well as my first
for that locale.


Richard MacDonald
The Natural History Center
P.O. Box 6
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207/266-9461
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Date: 10/6/17 7:28 pm
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Big SIt
Remember tomorrow and Sunday is the annual Big Sit sponsored by Bird
Watchers Digest. Birding in a 17 foot circle for up to 24 hours. You can
make your own circle or join us at Maine Audubon in Falmouth. We sit, eat
and bird from 6-6 Saturday. You are welcome any part of the day. Stay as
long as you like. There will be signs to the north meadow. Refreshments
provided, bring a chair.

Click here for more information.

BIG SIT <https://maineaudubon.coursestorm.com/course/the-big-sit-2017>

Can't find us or have questions, call Linda at 207-415-8331.

*Linda Woodard **II* *Maine Audubon*

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Date: 10/6/17 4:45 pm
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow - East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford
Found at about 1:00 pm today. It was on the trail with some Song Sparrows where the trail splits to go straight to the point or left.

Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise, ME

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Date: 10/6/17 2:25 pm
From: Ellen Campbell <ellenrc...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eddington Sandhill Crane
At 4:18 this afternoon a sandhill crane flew over Rt. 46 from east to west, approaching the thoroughfare between Davis and Holbrook Ponds. So excited I almost swerved off the road to follow it!

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Date: 10/6/17 10:50 am
From: 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Iceland Gull
Nice close flyby by an Iceland Gull- Rockland Hbr.
Skip Small
Rockport

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Date: 10/6/17 7:39 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields Update, 10/6 (SNGO)
Hi all,
The "Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields" of North Yarmouth, Cumberland, and Falmouth got on the scoreboard this morning with an immature SNOW GOOSE along Woodville Road in Falmouth.

A total of 871 Canada Geese was a season-to-date high count, and significant increase since my last check on 10/3. Three Killdeer along Greely Rd and scattered American Pipits were also noted.

Especially early in the season, and especially when surface water is scarcer than usual, the geese move around a lot and can be tough to find. The "survey loop" including all of the places to check, are described in Site C15 of my "Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide."

-Derek

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Date: 10/6/17 7:24 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 10/6.
Hi all,
A very light flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousins's Island, Yarmouth, this am.

6:45-8:10
51F, mostly cloudy, calm.

36 Yellow-rumped Warblers
33 Cedar Waxwings
14 White-throated Sparrows
8 American Robins
5 Unidentified
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
3 Common Yellowthroats
2 American Pipits
1 Common Loon
1 Northern Flicker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 House Wren
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Palm Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco

Total = 118

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Date: 10/5/17 7:52 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White-fronted and Sandhill Cranes, Fryburg, ME
The Flock of Canada Geese that the White-fronted Goose is associating
with was feeding this evening in the last field (across from the church)
on Fish Street not on Rt. 113. West end of Fish St., on the North side
of the street.

18 Sandhill cranes were feeding in the field that used to be a Christmas
Tree Farm at the North end of McNiel Road. Good Luck.

Bob Crowley

Chatham, NH


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Date: 10/5/17 3:52 pm
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
I also missed this morning from about 8:20AM to 8:40AM.

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Date: 10/5/17 3:30 pm
From: Jeff <jeff...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
As far as I know, no one saw it today. I checked at 6:30 AM, around 8:00 AM, and just now at 6:00 PM and I didn’t see it any of those times. I wasn’t here after 8:00 AM, so don’t know if anyone else saw it after that.

Jeff Cherry


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From: Richard
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:45 PM
To: Maine Birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle

Is this bird still being seen?
Reports would be appreciated.

Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise, ME

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Date: 10/5/17 2:07 pm
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler - Newcastle
Is this bird still being seen?
Reports would be appreciated.

Turk Duddy
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Date: 10/5/17 10:37 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] (Belated) Apparent CASSIN'S VIREO, Monhegan Island, 9/29-30 (and other weekend island notes).
Hi all,
I have neglected to post highlights from our store's Monhegan Fall Migration Weekend tour on 9/29-10/2. In part, because we are still trying to identify for certain the bird of the weekend! 
A bird observed and photographed on 9/29 and relocated by my group the next morning shows all of the characteristics consistent with CASSIN'S VIREO - a first for Maine. The "Solitary" Vireo complex is wrought with identification pitfalls, but short of a DNA test, it's hard to argue that this is just an exceptionally dull Blue-headed.  I've posted four of Bill Thompson's exquisite photos on our store's Flickr page, with cliff-notes versions of the identification discussion in the captions. The link goes to the first in the series of four photos. Click on the right arrow to continue. For those who are interested, more in-depth discussion on this bird can be found on the Advanced ID Facebook group page.https://www.flickr.com/photos/freeportwildbird/37467996476/in/album-72157625893018447/
Other highlights from the weekend for just our group included:
- 1 continuing Orange-crowned Warbler, 9/29.- 1 Pine Warbler, 9/29.- 1 different Pine Warbler, 9/30.- 1 Wood Thrush, 9/30 (my 208th species on the island!)- 2-3 Dickcissels and 1 continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 10/1.- 4+ Dickcissels, 1 Clay-colored Sparrow, and 1 female NORTHERN PINTAIL (perhaps fewer than 3 total island records), 10/2.
-Derek ***************************************** Derek and Jeannette Lovitch Freeport Wild Bird Supply 541 Route One, Suite 10 Freeport, ME 04032 207-865-6000 www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com    ****************************************

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Date: 10/5/17 6:57 am
From: Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Free to good home
The tripod leg wraps have been adopted now. Thanks.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:42:05 PM UTC-4, Charles Duncan wrote:
>
> I have an unused set of OP/TECH tripod leg wraps that I'll give to the
> first person who replies by PM and is willing to come get them in Portland.
> Normally a $30 value, you can't beat this price ($0.00).
>
> https://optechusa.com/tripod-leg-wraps.html
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Date: 10/5/17 1:03 am
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose, Cackling and Snow Geese, NO Ross's Goose
Just a quick note to report on some geese up here.

I found a Pink-footed Goose at a private pond in Presque Isle on
Wednesday. The bird though only about 5 miles from Collins Pond in Caribou
(where there was one in late Sept) appears to be a different bird showing
much less gray than the Caribou bird.

The Cackling Goose flock at Collins Pond continued there with at least 8 of
the 15 visible yesterday around noon. There was also an adult Snow Goose
in the pond.

No sign of the Ross's Goose in Fort Fairfield though the albino Canada
Goose continues to get ones heart racing...

Some more bad goose pics in my eBird list:
https://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39560277

Good birding

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Date: 10/4/17 6:44 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White-fronted Goose, Fryeburg
 The White-fronted Goose, 47 Canada Geese, along with 15 Sandhill
Cranes  continues  at the North end of McNiel Road, Fryeburg this evening .

Bob Crowley
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Date: 10/4/17 10:54 am
From: Jeff Cherry <jeff...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Connecticut Warbler, Newcastle, this morning
Hi Everyone,



I was lucky enough to have a Connecticut Warbler visit my property this
morning. Photos here and location here:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39544207



Josh Fecteau just called to say that he refound the bird near where I found
it. It was near the driveway to 320 North Newcastle Rd. Birders are welcome,
please try not to block the driveway. You can park on the left fork of the
driveway that goes through the white pines. There are mown trails that go
along the row of Norway spruce where the bird was seen.



Jeff



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Date: 10/4/17 5:35 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fortunes Rock Ducks
Certainly not rare or even that unusual, but there was a really good view
of 2 Northern Pintails (excellent looking Drake!) and some American Wigeons
at Lords Pond right by Fortunes Rock Beach. A nice change from Mallards and
Black Ducks.

-Seth


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Date: 10/3/17 5:51 pm
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg Harbor, 10/3 (GWFG, 16 SACR, etc)
Went out to look for the Greater White Fronted Goose at 4pm. While I didn’t
find the goose, I found an extra two Sandhill Crane’s in addition to
Derek’s 16, for a total of 18. That’s the highest number I’m aware of at
the same time at this location.
I was happy to find 14 American Pipits on Harbor Rd. and then I drove 20
yards and found a flock of 120!
Also had:
4 Kildeer
3 Northern Harrier
1 American Kestral
2 Savannah Sparrows

Mik Oyler
North Conway, NH


On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:08 PM 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <
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> Hi all,
> Jeannette and I had a nice visit this morning to Fryeburg Harbor on our
> way to the fair. Highlights included:
> - 1 juvenile GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, McNeil Rd.
> - 16 SANDHILL CRANES, McNeil Rd.
> - 146 American Pipits, River Rd
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> -Derek
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Date: 10/3/17 5:30 pm
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Shorebirds at Petit Manan
Today I hiked all the way down to the end of Petit Manan Point. Between
Chair Pond to the tip of the Point I observed 3 Black-bellied Plover, 135+
Semi-palmated Plover, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 15+ Red
Knots, 38+ Sanderlings, 8 Semi-palmated Sandpipers, 5 Pectoral Sandpipers
(this was at the tip of the Point) and 35+ Dunlin. At Big Pond I saw a
Pied-billed Grebe.

On the ocean I saw 50+ Red-necked Grebes, 30+ Horned Grebes and lots of
Black Scoters (scoters were all males).

Merle Archie, Harrington

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Date: 10/3/17 3:47 pm
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Weskeag waders
Hi,


The customary fall congregations of post-breeding waders continue in the back pools at Weskeag: 18 great egrets; 11 snowy; 17 great blues; 25+ greater yellowlegs; 3 pectorals. In mid-August I had photographed a leg-banded great egret there and forwarded the report to the Bird Banding Lab. Recently I received a confirmation request from the lab, and hope to learn the history of the bird soon.


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Date: 10/3/17 11:00 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker - Biddeford, 10/3
Timber Point in Biddeford (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1676092) was birded by myself and a few others this morning and despite a nice diversity of birds we missed the Red-headed Woodpecker (through 9:30AM). However, I heard from Emily Ward that she relocated the bird just before 10:30AM in a maple tree closer to the green gate.

For anyone interested, here is my Melanerpes-free checklist from the morning: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39530026

Good birding,


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Date: 10/3/17 9:32 am
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Palm Warbler, Westbrook
Hi folks,
This morning, a Palm Warbler in nonbreeding plumage bumped up against the
office window next to my cubicle at work; it was a light bump and he flew
over into a red maple and began to chow down on insects. I find these guys
one of the easiest "confusing fall warblers" to ID.

He was energetic and fine, glad to say, but he was all alone. He'd better
catch up with his pals on their way south!

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Date: 10/3/17 9:08 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg Harbor, 10/3 (GWFG, 16 SACR, etc)
Hi all,
Jeannette and I had a nice visit this morning to Fryeburg Harbor on our way to the fair. Highlights included:
- 1 juvenile GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, McNeil Rd.
- 16 SANDHILL CRANES, McNeil Rd.
- 146 American Pipits, River Rd

-Derek

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Date: 10/2/17 11:59 am
From: 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker
Birdwatching Magazine had a front cover story on this bird , April '17 that is worth looking up.The author quotes," Red-headed Woodpeckers have declined almost 80 percent (in some areas). They are also pretty much gone from our New England states".
Seems we're a little more fortunate on the coast here. I've seen them, along with others, up in Warren and out on Monhegan Island .Timber Point seems like it would be a good spot for them. It is a bit of a park like habitat in places, they leave the dead snags in place, and even the prescribed burning is a real plus for this species. We'll see how kind the future is!
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Date: 10/2/17 6:08 am
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Golden Plover
Good Morning! There is a Golden Plover at Fort Foster Park in Kittery, ME.
I saw it this morning on the beach directly across from the swamp around
7:30. It is not an adult male, either a female, or juvenile...
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Date: 10/2/17 6:01 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Belated Aroostook Goose Report: Ross's Goose and Cackling Geese (Sep 30)...
Hi all,

On Saturday, Bill Sheehan, Louis Bevier and I searched for rare geese
among thousands of Canada Geese in various locations in Aroostook
County.

Our first objective was to locate the Ross's Goose who had been seen
on 9/28-29 at Puddledock Pond in Fort Fairfield. The bird wasn't there
when we checked around 11am, so Bill suggested we check a few nearby
goose hang-outs. The first stop featured a white goose who turned out
to be a continuing ALBINO Canada Goose. At our next stop along the
Aroostook River, another white bird was visible, and this time the
bird turned out to be the ROSS'S GOOSE. The bird was in a field along
Russell Road on the edge of the Aroostook River (GPS: 46.792032,
-67.800975).

From there we checked a number of other locations, but didn't see any
rare geese until we got to Collins Pond in Caribou, where Louis
noticed a collection of CACKLING GEESE. We ended up tallying a raft of
15 Cacklers among the hundreds of Canada Geese loafing on the pond.
Our next stop at a nearby farm pond produced two more CACKLING GEESE,
bringing our afternoon total to 17!

All in all, a great day of goosing in Aroostook County! I'll have
eBird lists to share in the near future with photos of the rarities.

Best,
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Date: 10/2/17 4:45 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford: Red-headed Woodpecker continues (10/2)...
Hi all,

The immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues this morning along Timber
Point Trail in Biddeford. I spotted the bird in a bare treetop at the
edge of the pollinator garden located ~0.4 miles from the parking area
at the end of Granite Point Road.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39511156

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Date: 10/1/17 12:52 pm
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Dragon Fields (Old City Landfill) - 13 Species of Warbler
I birded the Dragon Fields (Old city landfill/quarry run dog park) this
morning for a little more than three hours and encountered some highly
concentrated groups of migrants. The largest groups were seen around the
main parking area and along the edge of the woods on the Northern side of
the landfill perimeter trail. The largest flock contained a late
Blackburnian Warbler and a Bay-breasted Warbler that came down and fed on
the ground in the middle of the trail! The most numerous warbler of the
visit was Palm Warbler (5 "Western" and 13 "Yellow").

Details and photos can be found in my eBird checklist;

http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39498374


Also of note this week, I encountered a Black-billed Cuckoo at River Point
Conservation area in Falmouth on Friday. Photos can be seen here;

http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39460898

It has been a good couple days of birding!

Brendan
Portland, ME

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Date: 10/1/17 12:32 pm
From: 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Loons
First loons of the fall calling.54 Mallards and some wood ducks in the pond.
H.Donovan Long Island Casco Bay

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Date: 10/1/17 10:47 am
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Black-billed Cuckoo and Orange-crowned Warbler at Frazier Point on the Schoodic
We birded the Schoodic today and at Frazier picnic area we found an
immature female Orange-crowned Warbler. Just across the main road from the
entrance to Frazier we had excellent long looks at a Black-billed Cuckoo.

Lots and lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers in bushes and trees.

Merle and Anne Archie, Harrington

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Date: 10/1/17 8:21 am
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-headed woodpecker – yes
Red–headed woodpecker was seeing down by the old tennis court at
Timberpoint, Biddeford at 10:50

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Date: 10/1/17 5:20 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker ; Timber Point
Still present 10/1 at entrance of pollinater garden.

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Date: 9/30/17 1:20 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-headed Woodpecker ; Timber Point
 Seen well with Sue Keefer and Marian Zimmerman . First seen and heard up near the "tennis court". Later seen at length caching acorns closer to the entrance on the right just past the observation deck and the first abandoned shed.John Tobin....... Scarborough

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Date: 9/29/17 5:34 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.29.17
Today was my last full day on the island , so this is probably my last post
unless I stumble upon something really crazy tomorrow morning before I go.
(And with all the birders on the island this weekend, I encourage someone
else to post once in awhile too!)

By far the highlight of the day was a SHORT-EARED OWL observed (and
photographed) by Bill Thompson. Unlike yesterday's warbler fiasco, this was
a sure thing, but, alas, only a fly-over bird, and Bill is the only person
I've heard of seeing it. An awesome island bird!

Bird numbers in general were up today, and pockets of birds were to be
found all over the island. I noted more warblers and vireos today than
probably any other day over the past two weeks, in addition to a great
raptor show: several Sharpies in the air at a time, Peregrines chasing
Peregrines, harriers, Ospreys...

Warblers seen today included Pine, Prairie, small groups of Palms,
ORANGE-CROWNED, Nashville, Black-and-White, Black-throated Blue,
Black-throated Green, and many Yellow-rumps. Also, many kinglets of both
varieties, 8+ Blue-headed Vireos, and several flyover Dickcissels and
Baltimore Orioles.

Picked up 3 Indigo Buntings and more Dark-eyed Juncos at seed in the road.

On top of it all, it was one of the most beautiful days of the season thus
far. Very grateful to have been here for such a long stretch, seeing so
many good friends old and new.

Kristen


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Date: 9/29/17 8:31 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights, 9/23-28.
Hi all,
My sightings of note over the past six days between tours to Monhegan, included the following:

- 1 Great Egret, 4 Blue-winged Teal, 4 Ring-necked Ducks, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 21 American Pipits, etc, Sanford Lagoons, 9/25 (with Jeannette).
- 18 White-rumped Sandpipers, 150 Semipalmated Plovers, etc, Pine Point, Scarborough, 9/25 (with Jeannette).
- 1 Wilson's Snipe, Fort Foster, Kittery, 9/26 (with Jeannette).
- 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, Harbor Road, Wells, 9/26 (with Jeannette).
- 1 Red-throated Loon (FOF), Laudholm Beach, Wells, 9/26 (with Jeannette).
- 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, 9/28.

As for Monhegan last week, I think Kristen covered all of the good birds over the course of the very slow week, but my WINGS tour did have two other goodies that I don't think were mentioned yet:
- 1 Willow Flycatcher, 9/21.
- 1 Northern Fulmar, just over 1/2 way back to New Harbor on the Hardy Boat, 9/23.

Now, back to Monhegan...

-Derek

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Date: 9/29/17 3:25 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update UPDATE
Before hordes of people rush the place: the presumed MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER
reported and photographed yesterday is now being considered a probable
ORANGE-CROWNED. (The rush to share before full and definitive confirmation
was entirely mine, not that of the photographer.) And an Orange-Crowned
Warbler is still a great bird, if a bit more regular on the island. And, a
Connecticut Warbler may still be out there this morning...

Apologies all around for yesterday's misleading post.

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Date: 9/28/17 6:40 pm
From: Boots. <bootsg...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hancock Co
At about 8:30 Thursday morning September 27 I had a fallout of
approximately 30 Eastern Bluebirds and ~40 Yellow-rumped Warblers descend
on my 2 acres in Franklin. The EABLs were all over and in the 3 nest boxes
I have up. They were fighting each other off and landing all over the
boxes. Several times an EABL almost hit my face as it careened over my roof
as I stood still in the middle of this by the side of my house.

The YRWAs were predominantly in wild rose bushes, all over my gravel
driveway and on my shed roof. They, too were flying all over the place.

I have a few photos of 4 EABLs on nest boxes. I'll try to get them posted
soon.

Boots.
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Date: 9/28/17 5:54 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.28.17
Things are getting very interesting out here. There are still relatively
few birds around, but among them are some exciting finds.

Bill Thompson photographed what sure the heck looks like a MACGILLIVRAY'S
WARBLER, on the back side of the Meadow this morning.

Meanwhile, Donna Cundy set up the feeder watch area in her yard yesterday,
and her yard magic is still strong. This afternoon Bruce Barker closely
observed for several long minutes a CONNECTICUT WARBLER that skulked in the
underbrush and then came out and bathed in her bird bath.

The LARK SPARROW and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continue, as do DICKCISSELS and
the YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ice Pond.

Had a trip first with flyover flock of Canada Geese today, as well as my
first Eastern Phoebe.

Some more raptor action, with at least 1 Osprey, 2 No. Harriers, many
falcons, a few Sharpies.

I keep hearing rumors of a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, but haven't spotted
one yet myself. GREAT CORMORANTS continue to make themselves highly
visible, though.

Gazillions of Painted Ladies and quite a few Monarchs are turning this
place into butterfly island.

Can't wait to see what this wind shift brings for tomorrow!

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Date: 9/28/17 12:54 pm
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose, Snow Geese
There was a large influx of geese to northern Maine today. The nasty hot
spell passed with spectacular thunder and lightning show last night and it
was much cooler today.

I was again unsuccessful in relocating the Pink-footed Goose at Collins
Pond this morning. It may turn out to be a one day wonder but I still
think it is in the area.

I did find another Cackling Goose at the pond in downtown Limestone and
more exciting, an apparent Ross's Goose at Puddledock Pond in down town
Fort Fairfield. I had received a report of some Snow Geese showing up in
Grand Isle last night and I thought the bird was one of this species. But
on closer inspection, it turned out to be the smaller, rarer cousin.

There is a previous record of Ross's Goose for Aroostook county. An adult
visited a pond in Limestone back in 2013 and is one of seven Maine records
accepted by the Maine Bird Records Committee:
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/official-list-of-maine-birds/rogo

I put a couple pics in my eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39442360

The weather for the rest of the week looks good for goose chases.

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Date: 9/27/17 6:54 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update PS: CASPIAN TERNS
PS: How could I forget to mention that Jeremiah Trimble saw six CASPIAN
TERNS fly through the harbor this morning?

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Date: 9/27/17 6:11 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Boothbay Harbor Whale Watch (Sep 26)...
Hi all,

Yesterday (9/26), Gordon Smith and I went out on a Cap'n Fish's Whale
Watch out of Boothbay Harbor. We encountered thick fog during the
first half of our trip, which made spotting difficult, but luckily
conditions improved. Here are the highlights:

4 NORTHERN FULMAR
2 CORY'S SHEARWATER
~65 GREAT SHEARWATER
8 WILSON'S STORM-PETREL
60 NORTHERN GANNET
13 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
1 PARASITIC JAEGER (thanks to Louis Bevier for reviewing photos)
1 JAEGER SP.
1 COMMON TERN

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39412168

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Date: 9/27/17 6:02 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.27.17
Here's what I observed on the island today:

-Winter Wren at White Head
-flock of 8-10 very active Palm Warblers
-Gannets continuing to fly and dive right offshore
-continuing Prairie and Nashville Warblers
-several Baltimore Orioles
-DICKCISSEL flyover
-my first White Admiral (butterfly) of my stay
-a zillion Painted Ladies and 3+ American Ladies (butterflies). I can't
emphasize enough how amazing the butterfly flight is out here this year.
Also, more Monarch chrysalises forming at the Trailing Yew every day.

Here's what I didn't see while I was off gallivanting with non-birder
friends:

-EASTERN MEADOWLARK (Jeremiah Trimble)
-BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (Bruce Barker)
-YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (Sue Shaw)
-American Redstart

Sounds like at least one each of CLAY-COLORED, WHITE-CROWNED, and LARK
SPARROWS continue, as well.

What will tomorrow bring? Every day on Monhegan is a good day.

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Date: 9/27/17 2:11 pm
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose NO Cackling Goose, Great Egrets
I checked Collins Pond in Caribou at lunch today and didn't see the
Pink-footed Goose. There were substantially less geese at the pond than
yesterday but I was only there for a short while and they were coming and
going regularly so it could easily still be around. I'll check again in
the morning.

I did see a handsome little Cackling Goose instead. The bird wasn't around
for long after I photographed it and it left with three Canada Geese. I
attached a photo to my eBird list.
http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39425806

There were three Great Egrets still hanging out at Christina Reservoir in
Fort Fairfield this morning.

Good birding
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Date: 9/27/17 11:44 am
From: Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sanford Lagoons, Sep 27, 2017 improving conditions
Hi All,

The center front pond (pond#1) was drying up and was dry two days ago.
Since then they have started to add water to the pond and it is about 2/3
covered with water. Ken and I had the following shore birds there today:

Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 5
Killdeer 3
Least Sandpiper 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 5
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2


View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39418325

Directions: take Gavel Rd. east off of Rte. 4 at blinking light, 3.7 miles
south of jct. of Rtes. 4 and 111, (in Alfred) or 0.7 miles north of jct. of
Rtes. 4 and 109., (in S. Sanford)

Hours as posted: 6-4:30 MON-FRI, WEEKENDS: 7-8:30 SAT+SUN Holidays are
usually the same hours as weekend hours.


Happy birding
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Date: 9/26/17 5:47 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.26.17
This will be rather short.

A LARK SPARROW was seen by many this morning. I heard that at least one
photographer got it in the same shot as the CLAY-COLORED and WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW buddies first seen yesterday. Also saw a flock of six or more
Chipping Sparrows, with which there were rumored to be one or more Field
Sparrows hanging out, but alas, I only saw Chippies.

One or more Bobolinks were seen in the Meadow.

Here are the warblers I saw today: 1 Prairie, 2 Nashvilles, several
Yellow-rumps. I also heard there was a Chestnut-sided and a Wilson's.
Again, I was engaged in non-birding activities for a good part of the day,
but still, birding out here is pretty darn slow right now! Will Russell was
reduced to counting cardinals.

On a positive note, butterflies! If the number of Painted Ladies out here
is any indication of the health of the species, it's doing extremely well.
There have to be thousands here right now. Also saw my first-ever island
Viceroy today, thanks to Bill Thompson.

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Date: 9/26/17 1:15 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Unidentified Godwit, Wells Harbor, 9/26
Hi all,

In case anyone is in the area, it would be worth keeping an eye out for a Godwit that Jeannette and I were unable to identify on the incoming tide early this afternoon. From the beach at Community Park, looking south (upriver) into heat shimmer and sun glare, it was on the last sandbar as the tide was rolling in. It flew into the sun then out into the marsh where we lost sight of it and were unable to relocate. Really had little more than a silhouette, but it would be worth looking at.

Good luck,
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Date: 9/26/17 4:51 am
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Maine Birds: Pink-footed Goose Collins Pond
While on the way to work this AM, I made a quick stop at Collins Pond in
Caribou to check on the goose flock and found a Pink-footed Goose with the
600+ Canadas. I think its Maine's 12th or so and the earliest for fall by
a few days.

I've already had some inquiries about how to spot the rarer geese in fall
up here. Early goose season ended yesterday and its so dry, that I expect
the bird may hang out and visit Collins Pond for while. The geese
typically leave at dawn (or shortly thereafter) to feed in the fields and
return to drink and loaf around by 10:30 or so. I probably wont be able to
revisit until tomorrow AM but will pass on any news if I hear about it.

Attached a bad photo to my eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39398626

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Date: 9/25/17 9:09 pm
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT

I have consolidated a collection of photographs depicting Night Flights &
Fall-outs at Machias Seal Island.

The photos can be found at this location: *http://www.pbase.com/lightrae/*
fallout <http://www.pbase.com/lightrae/fallout>

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Date: 9/25/17 5:34 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.25.17
I'll come right out and be honest and say that I wasn't birding all that
seriously today. Friends were leaving, friends were arriving, trails were
hiked, hearts games were played. That said, however, I started off my day
with some Blackpoll Warblers and 3 fly-over DICKCISSELS. And not long after
that, a Peregrine and a flyover Black-throated Blue Warbler. Peregrines and
Merlins were infrequent but consistent throughout the day.

Jeremiah Trimble (and later, I and others) observed a MOURNING WARBLER near
the "loop" end of the road below the church this morning, in the same bush
with the first White-crowned Sparrow of my stay and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

Jeremiah also reported several Indigo Buntings, which have been a no-show
until today out here, as well as a late Canada Warbler.

I neglected to mention yesterday that my husband Paul spotted an ATLANTIC
PUFFIN from the boat late yesterday afternoon on his way back to Port
Clyde. It wasn't close enough to count as a Monhegan bird, but seems worthy
of note this late in the season.

No. Gannets still streaming past, Great Cormorants still hanging out on the
rocks below White Head. Even a slow day on Monhegan feels exciting and
worthwhile.

Hopefully someone who was beating the bushes on the island today will now
chime in with some other sightings!

Kristen


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Date: 9/25/17 1:47 pm
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Juvie Bald Eagle, 295 North at exit 24
A lovely young Bald Eagle is circling the area over the highway—textbook
field markings.

Delia near Brunswick
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Date: 9/25/17 10:13 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] DC Cormorant calling card
 I once had a Cormorant fly over and bless me abundantly with chaulky white "stuff" while I was fishing in a river on the Gaspe'. It made me feel special . Hope that helps , Rob.

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Date: 9/25/17 3:24 am
From: <pwaters.kstate...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Birding and Citizen Science Survey


Hello,

My name is Paul Waters and I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in
Park Management and Conservation at Kansas State. As part of my studies I
am doing research on the motivations of birders and their participation in
citizen science projects. I would appreciate if you could assist with this
research by taking a survey about your personal opinions of birding and
citizen science. The results from this survey will inform my research that
will enable citizen science project developers to better understand their
participants and create or alter projects in order to better serve both
birders and the scientific community. Your help is very important to the
success of this project. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes.

Link to survey:

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QSzKlq1dOm19rf

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks,
Paul Waters
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Manhattan, KS

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Date: 9/24/17 7:37 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.24.17
The wind shift seemed to have brought in some fresh birds last night,
though not in much greater numbers. Early this morning I found a lively
pocket of Ruby-crowned Kinglets and catbirds that also included a Baltimore
Oriole and several warblers--predominately Yellow-rumps, but most
excitingly, a Tennessee and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. (Thank you,
Jeremiah, for helping me ID the Orange-crowned. Well, let's be honest, for
ID'ing the Orange-crowned that I thought was another Tennessee.)

Also this morning I finally heard the Carolina Wren singing, near the
brewery, and found my first White-throated Sparrow of the trip. I also
thought I might have seen an American Bittern in flight this morning, in
Lobster Cove, but the angle was too weird to confirm it.

Other interesting warblers observed today, most noted as single
individuals, include Prairie (by the community garden in the Meadow),
Blackburnian, Nashville, Cape May, and Black-throated Blue.

Several people (alas, not I) saw a BLUE GROSBEAK near the Ice Pond. Flyover
DICKCISSELS were noted by many, and apparently three were seen in the
community garden. A single CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was hanging out near the
Hill Studio. Found my first Swamp Sparrow of the trip in the Meadow behind
the grocery store.

Diminished raptor action today, with Peregrine Falcon being the most common
flyover that I saw.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued in plain view at the Ice Pond,
while a Great Blue Heron preened and hung out in nearby spruce tree.

And it was a really beautiful day.

Kristen

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Date: 9/24/17 7:32 pm
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Double-crested Cormorant - Opportunist or Protector????
Well folks, I hesitated to post this, but it just seemed so unusual that I
felt compelled to share it to see if anyone else has had a similar
experience.


For the past few days we’ve had a DC Cormorant (an uncommon but regular
visitor to the Pond) that has taken a liking to our next door camp
neighbor’s small float utilized primarily for fireworks. It does not use,
however, our neighbor’s larger, main float although it did haul out on
ours, at least once, and left a gigantic white chalky calling card. Yuck.
It seems not the least concerned about activity on either their float, or
our main floats. Unusually tame.


Today, I watched a guest of a camp, five camps away, swim out into the
pond about 100 yards and then start backstroking his way down the pond
toward our end. Before he came abreast of our float, the DC Cormorant took
off from its favored small float and landed almost on top of the swimmer.
It stayed with the swimmer all the way to our end of the pond and all the
way back to where the swimmer started, many times within 10 feet of the
swimmer, swimming out as far as 40-50 feet, but mostly within 15-25 feet.


Every time the backstroking swimmer’s hands hit the water it sent up a
small splash, as did his kicking feet. It looked like bait fish jumping out
of water. We have zillions of 3-4 inch alewife in the pond getting ready to
head downstream to the Penobscot and out into the Great North Atlantic for
a 3-5 year stay, before returning. I figured it could be that the Cormorant
thought the swimmer was a predator ie: seal; small whale pursuing fish and
the splashes were the baitfish trying to escape. This bird stayed very
close to the swimmer, diving often in between times on the surface.


Struggled for an answer, I also figured that, perhaps, the DCCO could be
the Great Great Grandfather of the swimmer, re-incarnated as a DCCO, flying
out to protect and guide its Great, Great Grandson, dangerously
backstroking around the pond without an attendant. My wife laughed and
said, PLEASE don’t post that. Of course I just did, because, you just never
really know.


Rob Speirs


PS- Yes, I know...to much spare time.

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Date: 9/24/17 11:05 am
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Caspian Terns? - Hills Beach
Just had two huge (about the size of a ring-bill) terns slowly and creakily
fly by the jetty at Hills Beach. Bright red bill, black wingtips. Headed
south at a leisurely pace. One single deep croak as it went by.

No camera on me but had good looks through the binoculars. I am usually
reluctant to call rarities, but have not ever seen a tern that big in Maine
before.

Ain't no Fork-tailed Flycatcher but a nice bird mystery nonetheless.

Best,
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Date: 9/24/17 5:05 am
From: Boots. <bootsg...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bird migration article
Interesting read on the human impact on bird migration.

<
https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/where-the-animals-go-book-urban-development-animal-migration/540174/
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Date: 9/23/17 5:57 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Sep 21-23)...
Here are some highlights from the past few days in York County:

9/21 (Thursday)
...1 LARK SPARROW (found by Pat Moynahan on 9/19) continuing along Sky
Harbor Dr., Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39317915

9/22 (Friday)
...~200 NORTHERN GANNETS and 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at East Point
Sanctuary, Biddeford Pool
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39330688
...1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39335095

9/23 (Saturday)
...2 NORTHERN PINTAIL and 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Lily Pond,
Fortunes Rocks Rd., Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39344210
...3 GREAT CORMORANTS among other birds on Beach Island, off Ocean
Ave., Biddeford Pool
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39351733

Best,
Josh

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Date: 9/23/17 4:15 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.23.17
I've taken a few days off from sharing an update from out here, because I
was hanging out with non-birding friends, and also because the birding has
not been peak, shall we say. However, there have been some interesting
birds observed over the past three days.

Most exciting, though not so much today as the previous two days, has been
the raptor show: Merlin, American Kestrel, and Peregrine Falcon have been
common and dynamic overhead, as have Sharpies. The occasional Northern
Harrier, one big fat Cooper's Hawk, one Osprey, and repeated sightings of
Bald Eagles have added to the variety.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Ice Pond, generally seen
late afternoons (although I confess I don't know if it was seen today).

A Black-bellied Plover was seen and/or heard by several birders today.

Bill Sheehan reported seeing a Bay-breasted Warbler at the brewery today.
Yesterday and today two Nashville Warblers were reliable in a traveling
flock with chickadees, other warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and a
Blue-headed Vireo. Warblers were generally found in ones or twos,
frustratingly, although this morning there was a definite uptick in
Yellow-rumps.

Others today reported a Philadelphia Vireo, and I heard at least one report
of a DICKCISSEL, though we had as many as three around a few days ago.

Two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS flew over the Meadow this morning. Yesterday, several
Bobolink fly-overs.

Jeremiah Trimble had a (the earlier?) RED-HEADED WOODPECKER fly-over at the
north end of the island.

I've heard three different reports of a Carolina Wren calling, in the
Lobster Cove Rd. vicinity.

I'm probably forgetting some cool things, because many of these are
second-hand observations. Hope I have more to report soon!

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Date: 9/23/17 8:37 am
From: Denise Johnson <dpj113...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 3 updates in 3 topics
Buteos Mt A - watching at 11:30am Sat.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 22, 2017, at 4:41 PM, <maine-birds...> wrote:
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> Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...>: Sep 22 08:11AM -0400
>
> I saw a few hawks pass high over Buxton in the morning with the strong northerly wind and figured a trip to the mountain might be fun.
>
> No other watchers, but this was the haul from a few of hours watching from noon to around 2:30pm.
>
> 12 Broad-winged Hawk (10 in a single kettle)
> 2 Turkey Vulture
> 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
> 1 Coopers Hawk
> 1 Osprey
> 2 Northern Harrier
> 1 Bald Eagle
> 2 American Kestrel
> 1 Common Raven (may have been a local)
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> Aloyse Larrabee <luvbrds1974...>: Sep 21 05:35PM -0500
>
> Today we went to Burlington, Saponac (where my grandparents used to live),
> and Nicatous Lake. As we were leaving Nicatous Lake, there was a Red
> Crossbill in the road which reluctantly flew away only when our car got
> very close. We could see the crossed bill.
>
> Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter
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> Loring Danforth <ldanfort...>: Sep 21 04:40PM -0400
>
> Stan, I heard a carolina wren over in New Auburn near the river last year.
> Dan Nickerson, whose email is
> <ravenwatcher...>
>
> knows more about it and saw it often.
> Danny
>
>
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Date: 9/22/17 5:21 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhilll Cranes, Fryeburg
The eleven Sandhill Cranes continue on McNeil Road in Fryeburg, Maine.

Bob Crowley

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Date: 9/21/17 3:35 pm
From: Aloyse Larrabee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
Today we went to Burlington, Saponac (where my grandparents used to live),
and Nicatous Lake. As we were leaving Nicatous Lake, there was a Red
Crossbill in the road which reluctantly flew away only when our car got
very close. We could see the crossed bill.

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Date: 9/21/17 1:40 pm
From: Loring Danforth <ldanfort...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 5 updates in 4 topics
Stan, I heard a carolina wren over in New Auburn near the river last year.
Dan Nickerson, whose email is
<ravenwatcher...>

knows more about it and saw it often.
Danny


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> Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>: Sep 21 06:17PM
>
> Yesterday morning there were three Great Egrets south of the landing in
> Gardiner and bopping back and forth across the river along with at least
> six Great Blue Herons.
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> Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>: Sep 21 12:09PM -0400
>
> I checked belatedly on the radar this morning and was surprised to see some
> offshore birds as the light arrived, despite strong following winds. Was
> curious to know if anyone made the trip there this morning before 8:30. (I
> was there from 8:30-9:30) If anyone was there earlier, I'd love to compare
> notes. I saw a handful of warblers but heard many more. They were next to
> impossible to find with the winds keeping trees and shrubs in constant
> motion. I'm trying to get a handle on how birds behave with the various
> conditions on a given day.
>
> I'll be posting to eBird later. Highlight was an aerial display by raptors.
>
>
> Richard Garrigus
> Back to top <#m_-4263406812011371110_digest_top>
> Any sightings of FTFL at Gilsland?
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/8a4ea3d9f7feb81f?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>: Sep 21 10:21AM -0400
>
> Doug Hitchcox told me no one saw him yesterday--is he gone? (I wouldn't be
> surprised, given the improved weather.)
>
> Thanks,
> Delia in Brunswick (who should've gone on Tuesday, dangit)
> Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>: Sep 21 10:32AM -0400
>
> I just led our weekly walk at Gilsland, with particular focus in the North
> Meadow, and did not see the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
>
> We did have 41 species, including ~20 Snowy Egrets feeding along the river
> off the North Meadow but the distance was a little too great to see if the
> Little Egret was among them.
>
> Here is a complete list from our walk for anyone interested:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39312814
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
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> Maine Audubon
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> Back to top <#m_-4263406812011371110_digest_top>
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> Stan DeOrsey <jsmd...>: Sep 20 08:39PM -0400
>
> Does anyone have a record of a Carolina Wren NESTING in the greater
> Lewiston / Auburn area for any year?
>
> Similarly, does anyone have a record of a Common Gallinule (was Common
> Moorehen) for any month, not necessarily nesting, in the Greater
> Lewiston / Auburn area in the past 10 years?
>
> Greater Lewiston / Auburn is Androscoggin County plus any town bordering
> Androscoggin (but not Portland or Augusta). Thank you.
>
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Date: 9/21/17 11:19 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Egrets in Gardiner
Yesterday morning there were three Great Egrets south of the landing in Gardiner and bopping back and forth across the river along with at least six Great Blue Herons.

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Date: 9/21/17 9:10 am
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point this morning?
I checked belatedly on the radar this morning and was surprised to see some
offshore birds as the light arrived, despite strong following winds. Was
curious to know if anyone made the trip there this morning before 8:30. (I
was there from 8:30-9:30) If anyone was there earlier, I'd love to compare
notes. I saw a handful of warblers but heard many more. They were next to
impossible to find with the winds keeping trees and shrubs in constant
motion. I'm trying to get a handle on how birds behave with the various
conditions on a given day.

I'll be posting to eBird later. Highlight was an aerial display by raptors.


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Date: 9/21/17 7:32 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Any sightings of FTFL at Gilsland?
I just led our weekly walk at Gilsland, with particular focus in the North Meadow, and did not see the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.

We did have 41 species, including ~20 Snowy Egrets feeding along the river off the North Meadow but the distance was a little too great to see if the Little Egret was among them.

Here is a complete list from our walk for anyone interested: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39312814

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox
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Maine Audubon
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> On Sep 21, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> wrote:
>
> Doug Hitchcox told me no one saw him yesterday--is he gone? (I wouldn't be surprised, given the improved weather.)
>
> Thanks,
> Delia in Brunswick (who should've gone on Tuesday, dangit)
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Date: 9/21/17 7:21 am
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Any sightings of FTFL at Gilsland?
Doug Hitchcox told me no one saw him yesterday--is he gone? (I wouldn't be
surprised, given the improved weather.)

Thanks,
Delia in Brunswick (who should've gone on Tuesday, dangit)

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Date: 9/20/17 5:39 pm
From: Stan DeOrsey <jsmd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lewiston / Auburn old sightings
Does anyone have a record of a Carolina Wren NESTING in the greater
Lewiston / Auburn area for any year?

Similarly, does anyone have a record of a Common Gallinule (was Common
Moorehen) for any month, not necessarily nesting, in the Greater
Lewiston / Auburn area in the past 10 years?

Greater Lewiston / Auburn is Androscoggin County plus any town bordering
Androscoggin (but not Portland or Augusta). Thank you.

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Date: 9/20/17 8:43 am
From: Danielle D'Auria <danielle.dauria...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Binoculars Found!
BINOCULARS FOUND!!! If you or someone you know lost a pair of binoculars,
please call or email me with the type and when and where you think you may
have lost them.
Thanks!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Phone: (207) 941-4478; Cell: (207) 485-8386

Fax: (207) 941-4450

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Date: 9/20/17 7:54 am
From: Erik C. Jorgensen <erik.c.jorgensen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?


On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:41:41 AM UTC-4, Erik C. Jorgensen
wrote:
>
> This morning we were in the area where it has been... no sign of it. :-(
> If it does reappear I plan to hurry over, so any updates of the moment are
> greatly appreciated!
>
> On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:37:00 AM UTC-4, Herb Wilson wrote:
>>
>> Any reports, positive or negative, on the Fork-tailed Flycatcher for
>> Wednesday, September 20, will be much appreciated.
>>
>> Herb
>>
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Date: 9/20/17 7:41 am
From: Erik C. Jorgensen <erik.c.jorgensen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?
This morning we were in the area where it has been... no sign of it. :-(

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:37:00 AM UTC-4, Herb Wilson wrote:
>
> Any reports, positive or negative, on the Fork-tailed Flycatcher for
> Wednesday, September 20, will be much appreciated.
>
> Herb
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Date: 9/20/17 7:39 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth, 9/20 - No
As of 10:30AM there have been no sightings of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. I’ll post any positive updates as soon as I get them.

Good birding,


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Date: 9/20/17 5:56 am
From: Seth Benz <sbenz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Schoodic area; of note.
A Brown Booby was photographed when it landed on a lobster boat out at the Schoodic Ridges (offshore) on ~Sept. 17.
The bird rested on the boat for about a half hour according to the report before flying off.

Our SeaWatch, though operating at Schoodic Point in a massive shroud of fog, has teased some seabirds out of the thick mist -
namely Northern Gannets, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorants, all three species of scoter and falcons.
As expected, numbers are quite low but any window of visibility is revealing passing birds.

A Whimbrel has been heard on two consecutive mornings earlier this week as well (Sunday, Monday).

Conversely, the Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch, has been shut out for 4 consecutive days.

SeaWatch effort is every morning for 3 hours following sunrise and 2 hours preceding sunset.
Visitors are welcome. Count “station" is at the west end of the Schoodic Point parking lot.




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Date: 9/20/17 5:37 am
From: Herb Wilson <whwilson...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher today?
Any reports, positive or negative, on the Fork-tailed Flycatcher for
Wednesday, September 20, will be much appreciated.

Herb

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Date: 9/19/17 7:34 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.19.17: BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, WHITE-EYED VIREO, etc.
We went from 100% humidity in the thick fog out here to actual rainfall
this afternoon, and everyone's talking about tomorrow's weather being a
mess, but in the meantime, birds were still being seen. Today's highlight
for me was relocating the BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, first seen on Sunday I
believe. It was in the same general area, near the brewery, with a mixed
flock of chickadees and warblers.

This morning before breakfast Jeannette Lovitch observed a WHITE-EYED VIREO
along the Lobster Cove trail. After breakfast, the bird decided not to be
observed by me. But I did find a Warbling Vireo (and a zillion Red-Eyed
Vireos) in the same area, as well as a hunting Sharpie (which probably
helped keep the WEVI quiet).

Two pretty DICKCISSELS continue in the island garden at the end of the
Meadow. Three were seen yesterday; Bill Thompson and Tom Potter almost saw
a Sharpie reduce these two to one today.

Other birds of interest: continuing Great Blue Heron, Lincoln's Sparrows,
more gannets flying near shore (mostly adults, it seems), one report of a
Carolina Wren (once a year-round resident, but seemingly decimated by that
horrible winter a few years ago).

While this isn't bird-related, I wanted to mention that, in the rare
moments of dryer weather, the butterfly activity has been hearteningly high
out here: many Monarchs, and in patches of milkweed, Monarch caterpillars
and chrysalises--a lot more than in the past few years when the number seen
could be counted on one hand. Also, many Painted Ladies, along with a
handful of American Ladies and Red Admirals. Bill Thompson photographed a
Bronze Copper today.

Kristen


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Date: 9/19/17 7:04 pm
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lots of night migrants calling in Gardiner
Hearing birds at rate of 600 calls per hour!

Jeff Wells

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Date: 9/19/17 3:26 pm
From: Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher photos from Monday, Common Ringed Plover photos from last week.
Yesterday Deb and I saw the Fork-tailed Flycatcher (FTFL) at Gilsland Farm
Audubon Center in Falmouth, Maine. It was quite gray and drizzly, so the
FTFL was eating berries rather than fly-catching. Good looks
none-the-less. Pictures are at my new website:

https://henrymauer.smugmug.com

Last week, on Tuesday Sept 12 we saw the Common Ringed Plover (CRPL) at
Gooseberry Neck in Westport, MA. It was with a group of Semi-palmated
Plovers (SEPL) , but was the only one calling, with a distinctive call. I
was able to get many nice pics showing nicely the difference in field marks
between the CRPL and the SEPL. Pictures are at my new website:

https://henrymauer.smugmug.com

Click on 2017 galleries and then click on the gallery of your choice.
Slideshow is worth figuring out, after you have entered a gallery it is the
gray triangle above the first picture.

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Date: 9/19/17 7:39 am
From: wrenyen <medea.steinman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
Ralph,
Excellent! Thanks for sharing these--loved the captions :-)
Medea

On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:51:58 AM UTC-4, RALPH ELDRIDGE wrote:
>
> *Here are URL links to a few photographs taken during the raptor migration
> which I reported on a few days ago.*
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/listen-up?context=latest
>
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/who-s-afraid-of-the-big-bad-wolf?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/now-what?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/harrier-dinner?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/thinking-big?context=latest
>
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/watching-for-opportunities?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/packed-together?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/tip-of-the-iceberg?context=latest
>
> http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/photo/harrier-just-styling?context=latest
>
>
>
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Date: 9/19/17 5:52 am
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow
Sky Harbor, Hills Beach, Biddeford
Pat

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Date: 9/19/17 5:49 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Photos of Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth

Does anyone have a photo of this bird that they would let us use for our column in Boothbay Register?

Jeff Wells

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Date: 9/19/17 5:14 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Falmouth, 9/19
I just got to Gilsland Farm (8:00AM) and a few bidders reported that the Fork-tailed Flycatcher was seen this morning. Apparently first at the viburnum along the swale in the North Meadow but flushed when a Cooper's Hawk came through.

**8:13, as I type this the hawk went after the flycatcher and flushed it into the northern part of the North Meadow.**

I'd recommend looking near the viburnum at the base of the apple trees near the tall lone white pine on the west edge of the meadow. Or around the elm by the big grayish house as the weather improves and bugs start flying.

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

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Date: 9/18/17 7:00 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan update, 9.18.17
Bill Thompson and Don Reimer photographed a beautiful BLUE-WINGED WARBLER
this morning, which I just missed seeing by a few minutes, darnit. It was
first seen by birders yesterday. My consolation prize was turning up a late
Canada Warbler. In general, it felt like there were a few more warblers
around today, with greater species diversity.

I also missed seeing an American Bittern that popped up several times in
the Meadow.

Fortunately I did see the continuing juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, which
Jeannette Lovitch relocated behind the Trailing Yew, and the continuing
juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON roosting in a tree at the end of the
Ice Pond.

I hear that the SAY'S PHOEBE first reported Saturday continues, as well,
though not where Jeannette and I were looking for it today, of course. It
has apparently moved to the rocks north of White Head. Our consolation
prize for that miss was a bright Clay-colored Sparrow hanging out near the
shore and Northern Gannets diving close offshore in the fog.

Did not hear of anyone seeing the FY PAINTED BUNTING today, though quite a
few birders were in that general area throughout the day (it was last seen
yesterday, about where the Blue-winged Warbler was seen this morning).

Other interesting birds I observed today include multiple DICKCISSELS, a
Philadelphia Vireo, and several Lincoln's Sparrows. And about a zillion
Northern Flickers, which are far from uncommon, I know, but really
beautiful and marvelously verbal birds. Also, growing numbers of Cedar
Waxwings, which are one of my favorites, so always worthy of note. I'm sure
there were even more interesting birds that I completely missed!

If only we could get a Fork-tailed Flycatcher of our own out here...

Kristen


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Date: 9/18/17 11:25 am
From: 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork- tail Flycatcher
Along with many others enjoyed good looks at this beautiful bird-
Skip Small
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Date: 9/18/17 8:28 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
It moved over to the elm next to the big white house on the north edge of the North Meadow. If it follows the pattern of the last two days, it should stay in/near this tree until the evening.

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

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> On Sep 18, 2017, at 11:25 AM, Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> wrote:
>
> Bird was there from 10:20 - 10:50 when it flew off out of sight, then we left. But not sure if it has been refound in the last few minutes.
>
> It had been roosting in the wet fog and coming out to eat viburnum.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Margaret Viens
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 18, 2017, at 9:23 AM, mresch8702 via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>>
>> The target bird is in the north western portion of the north meadow. Sometimes perched low in the fog and drizzle but sometimes perched high as well
>>
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
>> To: Bird Alerts <maine-birds...>
>> Sent: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 07:34 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
>>
>>
>> Just ran into Gary Roberts who had the bird this morning (9/18). We're working on relocating it now but it was seen in the swale the juts into the North Meadow. Pretty foggy and damp right now so not exactly great for fly catching.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>>
>> Doug Hitchcox
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 18, 2017, at 6:24 AM, Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Any updates (positive or negative) for Monday, Sept 18th would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Thx,
>> Margaret Viens
>> Waterville
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Magill Weber <magillweber...> wrote:
>>
>> Any updates on this bird (positive or negative) on Sunday 9/17 would be appreciated. Thanks!
>> Magill Weber
>>
>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
>>
>> I think my first reply didn't go to the list, so:
>>
>> The bird is showing off along the northern edge of the North Meadow. Staying above the big white/gray house.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> We just received word of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was seen at Gilsland Farm around 11:15. I don't have exact directions, but wanted to get the word out.
>>
>> -Jeannette
>>
>>
>> *****************************************
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Date: 9/18/17 8:26 am
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Bird was there from 10:20 - 10:50 when it flew off out of sight, then we left. But not sure if it has been refound in the last few minutes.

It had been roosting in the wet fog and coming out to eat viburnum.

Good luck,

Margaret Viens



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> On Sep 18, 2017, at 9:23 AM, mresch8702 via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> The target bird is in the north western portion of the north meadow. Sometimes perched low in the fog and drizzle but sometimes perched high as well
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
> To: Bird Alerts <maine-birds...>
> Sent: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 07:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
>
>
> Just ran into Gary Roberts who had the bird this morning (9/18). We're working on relocating it now but it was seen in the swale the juts into the North Meadow. Pretty foggy and damp right now so not exactly great for fly catching.
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 18, 2017, at 6:24 AM, Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> wrote:
>
>
> Any updates (positive or negative) for Monday, Sept 18th would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thx,
> Margaret Viens
> Waterville
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Magill Weber <magillweber...> wrote:
>
> Any updates on this bird (positive or negative) on Sunday 9/17 would be appreciated. Thanks!
> Magill Weber
>
> On Sep 16, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
>
> I think my first reply didn't go to the list, so:
>
> The bird is showing off along the northern edge of the North Meadow. Staying above the big white/gray house.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> We just received word of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was seen at Gilsland Farm around 11:15. I don't have exact directions, but wanted to get the word out.
>
> -Jeannette
>
>
> *****************************************
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch
> Freeport Wild Bird Supply
> 541 Route One, Suite 10
> Freeport, ME 04032
> 207-865-6000
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Date: 9/18/17 6:36 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Petit Manan
Hundreds of peeps at Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. This
semipalmated sandpiper just missed a crab attack!

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h9659c483#h9659c483

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Date: 9/18/17 6:23 am
From: mresch8702 via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
The target bird is in the north western portion of the north meadow. Sometimes perched low in the fog and drizzle but sometimes perched high as well

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
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Sent: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 07:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth



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Just ran into Gary Roberts who had the bird this morning (9/18). We're working on relocating it now but it was seen in the swale the juts into the North Meadow. Pretty foggy and damp right now so not exactly great for fly catching.

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

<div>Sent from my iPhone</div>

On Sep 18, 2017, at 6:24 AM, Margaret Viens <<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" removedlink__d68623df-f9e5-441f-a01f-ecef7ff846ea__href="mailto:<margaretviens...>"><margaretviens...></a>> wrote:

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Any updates (positive or negative) for Monday, Sept 18th would be greatly appreciated.<div id="aolmail_AppleMailSignature">
</div><div id="aolmail_AppleMailSignature">Thx,</div><div id="aolmail_AppleMailSignature">Margaret Viens </div><div id="aolmail_AppleMailSignature">Waterville</div><div id="aolmail_AppleMailSignature">
Sent from my iPhone</div>

On Sep 16, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Magill Weber <<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" removedlink__d68623df-f9e5-441f-a01f-ecef7ff846ea__href="mailto:<magillweber...>"><magillweber...></a>> wrote:

<blockquote>
<div>
Any updates on this bird (positive or negative) on Sunday 9/17 would be appreciated. Thanks!
Magill Weber

On Sep 16, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Doug Hitchcox <<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" removedlink__d68623df-f9e5-441f-a01f-ecef7ff846ea__href="mailto:<dhitchcox...>"><dhitchcox...></a>> wrote:

<blockquote>
<div>I think my first reply didn't go to the list, so:

The bird is showing off along the northern edge of the North Meadow. Staying above the big white/gray house.

<div>Sent from my iPhone</div>

On Sep 16, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" removedlink__d68623df-f9e5-441f-a01f-ecef7ff846ea__href="mailto:<maine-birds...>"><maine-birds...></a>> wrote:

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</span></div><div id="aolmail_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1505576393787_2855"><span id="aolmail_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1505576393787_2854">We just received word of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was seen at Gilsland Farm around 11:15. I don't have exact directions, but wanted to get the word out.</span></div><div id="aolmail_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1505576393787_2855"><span>
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Date: 9/18/17 4:34 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Just ran into Gary Roberts who had the bird this morning (9/18). We're working on relocating it now but it was seen in the swale the juts into the North Meadow. Pretty foggy and damp right now so not exactly great for fly catching.

Good birding,


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> On Sep 18, 2017, at 6:24 AM, Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> wrote:
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> Any updates (positive or negative) for Monday, Sept 18th would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thx,
> Margaret Viens
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>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Magill Weber <magillweber...> wrote:
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>> Any updates on this bird (positive or negative) on Sunday 9/17 would be appreciated. Thanks!
>> Magill Weber
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>>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
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>>> I think my first reply didn't go to the list, so:
>>>
>>> The bird is showing off along the northern edge of the North Meadow. Staying above the big white/gray house.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
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>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>>
>>>> We just received word of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was seen at Gilsland Farm around 11:15. I don't have exact directions, but wanted to get the word out.
>>>>
>>>> -Jeannette
>>>>
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Date: 9/18/17 3:51 am
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
There have been some modest drop-outs here on Machias Seal Island over the
past nights of thick weather.

Last night (Sunday/Monday) brought us a good mix of warblers and their
allies.

I identified these 21 species coming and going on or near our front
doorstep.

REDSTART;
NORTHERN PARULA;
OVENBIRD;
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH;
BAY BREASTED WARBLER;
BLACK & WHITE WARBLER;
BLACKBURIAN WARBLER;
BLACKPOLL WARBLER;
BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLER;
BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER;
CANADA WARBLER;
CAPE MAY WARBLER;
CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLER;
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT;
MAGNOLIA WARBLER;
NASVILLE WARBLER;
ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER;
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER;
WILSON'S WARBLER;
YELLOW WARBLER;
YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER;

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Date: 9/18/17 3:25 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Any updates (positive or negative) for Monday, Sept 18th would be greatly appreciated.

Thx,
Margaret Viens
Waterville

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> Magill Weber
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>> I think my first reply didn't go to the list, so:
>>
>> The bird is showing off along the northern edge of the North Meadow. Staying above the big white/gray house.
>>
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>>> On Sep 16, 2017, at 11:44 AM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> wrote:
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>>> Hello everyone,
>>>
>>> We just received word of a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was seen at Gilsland Farm around 11:15. I don't have exact directions, but wanted to get the word out.
>>>
>>> -Jeannette
>>>
>>>
>>> *****************************************
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Date: 9/17/17 1:21 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] PAINTED BUNTING, SAY'S PHOEBE - Monhegan, 9.17.17
The SAY'S PHOEBE posted by someone to eBird yesterday was seen again
earlier today, and Don and Sherry Reimer, Bill Thompson, and I just
observed it flycatching on the rocks for about 45 minutes out near Gull
Cove, just south of White Head. Not every day you can photograph a Say's
Phoebe with crashing surf in the background.

This morning at about 10:30 a.m. we also observed again the presumed
first-fall male PAINTED BUNTING, along the road near Hill Studio, still
feeding on the ground with two Chipping Sparrows and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

Also of interest today, although an expected regular this time of year:
Philadelphia Vireo, Peregrine Falcon, Wood Duck.

Generally quiet birding in the thick fog out here, but the exciting bird :
expected bird ratio is pretty good right now.

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Date: 9/17/17 12:57 pm
From: Magill Weber <magillweber...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed flycatcher
4pm Sunday 9/17. The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still showing nicely in the North Meadow at Gilsland, alternating between the tree next to the grey house (with the blue door), and down towards the center of the meadow.
Magill Weber

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> Still present and after a short respite to preen, is back out feeding. Mockers are still accosting it from time to time. If you tale the north meadow right-hand trail past the gardens and wrap around towards the first house it has been hanging in the Elm tree that is beside it.
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Date: 9/17/17 12:54 pm
From: Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed flycatcher
Still present at 3:50 pm

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Date: 9/17/17 8:09 am
From: Richard Jordan <rejordan207...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - YES
As of 10 minutes ago - flycatcher still around north meadow showing off and making the mockingbirds jealous. Follow the photographers! ;-)
Little egret (call me, oh, ~70% sure on ID...) touched down in the pond by the nature center for a few minutes too, but then headed east towards the ocean.

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> Currently in view along the South side of the North Meadow at Gisland Farm.
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Date: 9/17/17 6:18 am
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT


1st, I want to thank the various readers who take the time to send notes of
thanks and encouragement for my haphazard reports.
I know there is a lot of interest in this island and I do appreciate that I
have some unique and special opportunities which others like to share.
I'm not a Lister and I'm a self-professed "Lazy Birder". I simply try to
convey the overall experience of a off-shore island.

Last week's wave of raptors (and Flickers) moved on and by Wednesday the
raptor sightings dropped to only a couple of PEREGRINES and (briefly) one
HARRIER. Thursday produced only one Harrier, again quite briefly.
Virtually all of the Flickers and most other then-present migrants moved on
as well.

Dense fog closed in Thursday evening and it stayed thick throughout Friday.
As is fairly usual in dull, thick weather, bird activity was subdued all
day.
A few gulls, a couple RAVENS, a stray Flicker ...... just a really dead day.

Perhaps it was the dreary, slow nature of the day but it was late
afternoon before I realized that I hadn't seen a SAVANNAH SPARROW all day.
Just the day before there would be 1 or 2 dozen feeding on the patio and
lots more coming and going on the lawn and in the vegetation.
No one all day! Well, correction: I spied a single Savannah in the garden
just at dusk.
Just one individual where there were dozens and dozens, an entire breeding
population, the previous day.
No matter how intense the raptor activity; no matter how bad the weather;
no matter how much human activity; there would always be Savannahs. Where
did they go?
The following day, Saturday, a couple appeared at dawn and activity
returned to normal through the day.
So why did they go into hiding for a day?
Mama Nature sure does like to play with us.

The predawn hours of Saturday revealed that quite a few migrants were
dropping in.
I didn't spot anything unusual and most everything disappeared into the
vegetation with daybreak.
With the dense, drizzly fog into mid-morning, everything stayed sooping wet
I was disinclined to go wading through the vegetation or treading the
greasy rocks to see what was out there.

Some of the most notable activity on Saturday was the nearly continuous
presence of GANNETS near the island and their frequent plunge diving. It
would seem that there is a continuing presence of local food.

It's now just cracking dawn, Sunday, the 17th, and there has been a strong
migrant presence all night in very dense fog and nearly calm but contrary
wind.
Of particular note during the night: lots of "Peeps" and Phalaropes flying
over.

In the past few moments I have seen 4 BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLERS & 7
GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS breakfasting on our front doorstep. They are
getting the tiny Hover Flies(?) which were drawn to the outside light.

The selection of birds increased with the growing light. In recent minutes
I've seen a couple of OVENBIRDS, a BAYBREASTED WARBLER, 2 BLACK & WHITE
WARBLERS and several unidentified warblers on the boardwalk.

The SAVANNAH SPARROW troop on the patio is running at around 16-20, joined
this morning by a LARK SPARROW.

Today's wet conditions will again be unhelpful for bushwhacking but even
so, the very light wind could produce some interesting activity close at
hand, especially since raptors seldom show up in foggy weather.


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Date: 9/17/17 5:39 am
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fork-tailed Flycatcher - YES
Still present as of 8:30. Moved back towards the vacinity of the North Meadow blind

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