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12/12/17 1:22 pm Boots. <bootsg...> Re: [Maine-birds] nesting King Rail and history
12/12/17 12:10 pm wrenyen <medea.steinman...> [Maine-birds] Re: nesting King Rail and history
12/11/17 12:40 pm William Reid <williamfreid...> [Maine-birds] Great Blue Heron, Skowhegan, 12/10/17
12/11/17 12:24 pm Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Killdeer Gardiner
12/11/17 10:14 am Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vultures and Pine Warbler
12/11/17 9:05 am Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...> [Maine-birds] nesting King Rail and history
12/10/17 11:54 am David Gulick <dvdgu741...> [Maine-birds] Juvie Snow Goose
12/10/17 10:47 am Bill Grabin <grabin...> Re: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
12/10/17 10:39 am Bill Grabin <grabin...> Re: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
12/10/17 9:21 am Bill Grabin <grabin137...> [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
12/9/17 7:29 pm Robert O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Misery CBC January 1st: Kick off the year in Misery!
12/9/17 8:45 am Magill Weber <magillweber...> Re: [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Greeley Road, Cumberland
12/9/17 7:50 am Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...> [Maine-birds] Cherryfield feeder birds
12/9/17 7:34 am <wtownsend...> [Maine-birds] King Eiders
12/9/17 7:16 am Richard <rjduddy...> [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Greeley Road, Cumberland
12/9/17 5:34 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Black guillemot
12/9/17 3:22 am Benjamin Griffith <bgriffith...> [Maine-birds] Isles of Shoals CBC - January 1
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12/8/17 10:44 am Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> [Maine-birds] Well, a red-letter day for birds in Nobleboro
12/8/17 6:25 am Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> [Maine-birds] Parula
12/7/17 7:03 pm David Thomson <dkrtmd...> [Maine-birds] Stroudwater—White-eyed vireo
12/7/17 6:41 pm Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] winter birding
12/6/17 6:45 pm Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl in Harrington
12/6/17 6:33 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Thornhurst Farm, North Yarmouth, 12/6
12/5/17 5:42 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> Re: [Maine-birds] downeast
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12/3/17 8:23 am Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] Snow buntings
12/3/17 5:49 am <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] Barrows goldeneye
12/2/17 6:33 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] About 30 Harlequin ducks at Dyer Point in Cape Elizabeth
12/2/17 12:54 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Black-and-White Warbler on Mt. Desert Island
12/2/17 12:35 pm Karen Burke <karendowneast...> [Maine-birds] Greater Yellowlegs continues Kennebunk
12/2/17 12:01 pm Leslie Bowman <placecove...> [Maine-birds] Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Sanford - Yes
12/2/17 11:51 am Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Snow Goose
12/2/17 6:40 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] BP Lark Sparrow Still Present
12/2/17 5:07 am Richard <rjduddy...> [Maine-birds] Sanford YTWA
12/2/17 4:34 am Richard <rjduddy...> [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated Warbler, Sanford - Yes
12/1/17 6:41 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford/K'port sightings (Nov 30 - Dec 1)...
12/1/17 4:00 pm <chrwsu...> Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 11/25-12/1
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12/1/17 11:39 am Rich MacDonald <rich...> [Maine-birds] MDI Snowy
12/1/17 9:35 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Chickawaukee Lake on RTE 17 Rockland
12/1/17 4:18 am Magill Weber <magillweber...> [Maine-birds] Parsons Beach Snowy Owl
11/30/17 6:39 pm Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...> [Maine-birds] Maine Christmas Bird Count Dates
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11/30/17 6:36 am J. Michael <gepetto...> [Maine-birds] Oldsquaws are about.......
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11/29/17 10:57 am Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...> [Maine-birds] Bremen birds
11/29/17 8:27 am Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] American Wigeons
11/29/17 8:05 am Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...> [Maine-birds] Sabattus Pond update
11/29/17 4:23 am <ttetreau1...> [Maine-birds] Narraguagus Bay Ducks
11/28/17 4:49 pm Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow, Field Sp. etc. Bidd. Pool
11/28/17 2:47 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford sightings (Nov 28)...
11/28/17 10:05 am Seth Benz <sbenz...> [Maine-birds] Schoodic - Tuesday Birding Group
11/28/17 8:09 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] King Eider, Portland Harbor, 11/28
11/28/17 8:09 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Monhegan
11/28/17 6:42 am Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...> [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated W sanford lagoon
11/27/17 3:03 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Nov 26-27)...
11/27/17 11:03 am Kevin Couture <ffo4kooch...> [Maine-birds] Sanford Lagoons Access Violation
11/27/17 8:38 am Scott Richardson <scott.xot...> [Maine-birds] No warbler at Sanford Lagoons
11/27/17 8:34 am Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> [Maine-birds] Yellow throated Warbler Sanford Lagoons Yes
11/26/17 2:24 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Saco Riverwalk ("lingering" stuff) and Biddeford Pool (AUWA, SNOWs, etc), 11/26
11/26/17 12:15 pm James Taft <capteagleeyes2...> Re: [Maine-birds] Bremen Birds
11/26/17 9:46 am Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
11/26/17 8:32 am 'Don Thompson' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Clay Colored Sparrow, Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth
11/26/17 4:44 am Rad Mayfield <radaves...> [Maine-birds] Western Grebe
11/25/17 5:12 pm Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Shorebirds at Flat Bay, Harrington
11/25/17 2:58 pm Sean S <therefromhere168...> [Maine-birds] Cape Elizabeth spots today
11/25/17 8:17 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Sanford: YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER (Nov 25)...
11/24/17 3:23 pm 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Casco Bay
11/24/17 1:53 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 11/18-24
11/24/17 12:44 pm Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...> [Maine-birds] Bremen Birds
11/24/17 12:16 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, Sanford Lagoons, 11/24
11/24/17 9:42 am Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> [Maine-birds] White-eyed Vireo Continuing At Crescent Beach SP
11/23/17 2:28 pm Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow (CCSP) Fessenden Road Cape Elizabeth
11/22/17 5:51 pm <heatherrutledge...> [Maine-birds] Re: Snowy Owl
11/22/17 5:33 pm <heatherrutledge...> [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl
11/22/17 3:07 pm 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Snowy
11/22/17 9:26 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Rufous Hummer??
11/22/17 8:59 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Rufous Hummer??
11/22/17 6:21 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] SUMMER TANAGER, Lincolnville, 11.22.17
11/21/17 5:44 pm <wtownsend...> [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl
11/21/17 1:59 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Nov 21)...
11/21/17 1:13 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] York through Wells, 11/21 (OCWA, etc)
11/21/17 9:46 am Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...> [Maine-birds] Evergreen Great Blue
11/21/17 7:07 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Hooded Warbler photo
11/20/17 9:28 am 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford : Warblers + Owl
11/20/17 9:14 am David Gulick <dvdgu741...> [Maine-birds] Hooded Warbler YES
11/19/17 12:47 pm Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford HOWA - Yes
11/19/17 5:21 am Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Re: Audubon's Warbler (YRWA) Southpoint Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
11/18/17 1:48 pm rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
11/18/17 1:39 pm rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
11/18/17 1:37 pm Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Audubon's Warbler (YRWA) Southpoint Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
11/18/17 1:33 pm 'Jennifer Cummings' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
11/18/17 1:16 pm Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
11/18/17 10:27 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] SNOW, HOWA, AUWA - Biddeford Pool, 11/18
11/18/17 6:07 am rob speirs <rspeirs1...> Re: [Maine-birds] North Maine Woods
11/18/17 5:48 am Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...> [Maine-birds] Western Tanager (WETA) yes as of ~6:40am Pond Cove
11/18/17 5:06 am Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] North Maine Woods
11/17/17 1:40 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week and Dickcissel Update, 11/11-11/17
11/17/17 12:22 pm Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Re: Western Tanager - Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth
11/17/17 9:42 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> [Maine-birds] hoodies
11/17/17 7:09 am Rae Urban <raeurban...> [Maine-birds] Prothonotary Warbler in Bar Harbor
11/17/17 7:02 am Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...> [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth
11/16/17 8:04 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford Pool sightings (Nov 16)...
11/15/17 5:46 pm brad woodward <brad5000...> [Maine-birds] Two Hooded Warblers - South Point Sanctuary @ Biddeford Pool
11/15/17 4:51 pm <heatherrutledge...> [Maine-birds] Re: HOODED WARBLER, Fort Foster, 11/14
11/15/17 5:29 am Steve Barnes <stbarnes...> [Maine-birds] Visitor
11/14/17 10:55 am 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] HOODED WARBLER, Fort Foster, 11/14
11/13/17 6:31 am Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...> [Maine-birds] Red-Shouldered Hawk Freeport
11/12/17 4:05 pm Hodgkins <hodgki...> [Maine-birds] Sabattus Pond ducks and shorebirds
11/12/17 2:55 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, American Coot, White-rumped Sandpipers, etc, Sabattus Pond, 11/12
11/12/17 1:26 pm GARY ROBERTS <christine51...> [Maine-birds] Passy Trail/Belfast
 
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Date: 12/12/17 1:22 pm
From: Boots. <bootsg...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] nesting King Rail and history
what exciting news! thanks for posting this.

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:05 PM Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...>
wrote:

>
>
>
> Hello All,
> This is to share the good news of a successful breeding of king rails
> and a brief history of the them in Maine over the last two years in the
> wells marsh of of Eldridge Rd. This was not made public because they did
> not want people to walk onto the marsh and look for them. The Juvenile
> that was seen was way out in the marsh and not near Eldridge Rd.
>
> On Aug. 29,2017 Bri. Bri Benvenute documented this on her ebird
> checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40836430
>
> 3
> King Rail
>
> Continuing pair - Breeding successful breeding confirmed. On Aug. 29, 2017
> at ~10am, I saw 1 chick (still in down so presumably < 1 month old per BNA)
> and 1 adult on the marsh off Eldridge Road (out of public access). I heard
> an additional adult and juvenile calls for about 15 minutes. At least 2 AHY
> and 1 HY present, likely more chicks but not seen. One adult was
> incidentally captured while mist-netting saltmarsh sparrows. It was
> released unbanded and appeared to be in good health. I did not think to
> take measurements since we couldn't band it so it's unknown whether it was
> the male or the female.
>
>
>
> Brief history:
>
> 2016
>
> May 10. 2016 First sighting. details on checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208034
>
> June 07,2106 Second sighting. details on checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208106
>
> June 09, 2016 Josh Fecteau documented with 6 photos and 1 recordings,
> and description. At that time it was the first ebird record.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30146895
>
> June 10, 2016 Louis B. and Margaret documented two birds.
>
> I went through all the checklist for 2016 and I found no record of two
> birds courting, mating, or defending a territory. I did not go through the
> checklists not in the hotspot.
>
> Jul. 14, 2016 Was the last ebird checklist by Bill Bunn. From
> 6/09/2016 to this date one or two birds were seen and photographed by many.
>
> 2017
>
> April 26, 2017 9:40 PM. I made a recording of one calling
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36307064
>
> May 24, 20017 Nathan H. documented two birds:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37108592
>
> Later that same day David A and Jaclyn J. reported : “ Agitated and
> territorial towards willet pair. Insane views of both feeding in open pool
> and of male chasing female.
>
> On the checklist they have a link to a video of the male chasing the
> female. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37113122
>
> June 09, 2017 Molly J, Jim S and Katie T. photographed the pair
> copulating : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37495517 and
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37497972
>
> Also the same day Derek C and Hannah C photographed the pair
> copulating :http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38060766
>
> The last record for this bird was Sep. 28, 2017 I heard one KIRA call
> about 8 times
>
> Looking forward for the family to come back next spring,
>
>
>
> Happy birding
>
> Andy Aldrich
>
> North Berwick, ME.
>
>
>
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Date: 12/12/17 12:10 pm
From: wrenyen <medea.steinman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: nesting King Rail and history
So much for rails' reputation as secretive. Thanks for this news!

On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:05:08 PM UTC-5, Andrew Aldrich wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Hello All,
> This is to share the good news of a successful breeding of king rails
> and a brief history of the them in Maine over the last two years in the
> wells marsh of of Eldridge Rd. This was not made public because they did
> not want people to walk onto the marsh and look for them. The Juvenile
> that was seen was way out in the marsh and not near Eldridge Rd.
>
> On Aug. 29,2017 Bri. Bri Benvenute documented this on her ebird
> checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40836430
>
> 3
> King Rail
>
> Continuing pair - Breeding successful breeding confirmed. On Aug. 29, 2017
> at ~10am, I saw 1 chick (still in down so presumably < 1 month old per BNA)
> and 1 adult on the marsh off Eldridge Road (out of public access). I heard
> an additional adult and juvenile calls for about 15 minutes. At least 2 AHY
> and 1 HY present, likely more chicks but not seen. One adult was
> incidentally captured while mist-netting saltmarsh sparrows. It was
> released unbanded and appeared to be in good health. I did not think to
> take measurements since we couldn't band it so it's unknown whether it was
> the male or the female.
>
>
>
> Brief history:
>
> 2016
>
> May 10. 2016 First sighting. details on checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208034
>
> June 07,2106 Second sighting. details on checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208106
>
> June 09, 2016 Josh Fecteau documented with 6 photos and 1 recordings,
> and description. At that time it was the first ebird record.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30146895
>
> June 10, 2016 Louis B. and Margaret documented two birds.
>
> I went through all the checklist for 2016 and I found no record of two
> birds courting, mating, or defending a territory. I did not go through the
> checklists not in the hotspot.
>
> Jul. 14, 2016 Was the last ebird checklist by Bill Bunn. From
> 6/09/2016 to this date one or two birds were seen and photographed by many.
>
> 2017
>
> April 26, 2017 9:40 PM. I made a recording of one calling
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36307064
>
> May 24, 20017 Nathan H. documented two birds:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37108592
>
> Later that same day David A and Jaclyn J. reported : “ Agitated and
> territorial towards willet pair. Insane views of both feeding in open pool
> and of male chasing female.
>
> On the checklist they have a link to a video of the male chasing the
> female. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37113122
>
> June 09, 2017 Molly J, Jim S and Katie T. photographed the pair
> copulating : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37495517 and
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37497972
>
> Also the same day Derek C and Hannah C photographed the pair
> copulating :http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38060766
>
> The last record for this bird was Sep. 28, 2017 I heard one KIRA call
> about 8 times
>
> Looking forward for the family to come back next spring,
>
>
>
> Happy birding
>
> Andy Aldrich
>
> North Berwick, ME.
>
>
>

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Date: 12/11/17 12:40 pm
From: William Reid <williamfreid...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Blue Heron, Skowhegan, 12/10/17
GBHE flying in vicinity of Coburn Ave., Skowhegan, early afternoon, Sun.
Dec. 10. Within sight of Kennebec River, which was still open.

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Date: 12/11/17 12:24 pm
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Killdeer Gardiner
There are two Killdeer in the parking lot at the West Gardiner turnpike rest stop!

Jeff Wells

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 12/11/17 10:14 am
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Turkey Vultures and Pine Warbler
Today at 10:30 am I saw 3 Turkey Vultures over Target store near the
Maine Mall lazily soaring and flapping their way southwest.

Also a Pine Warbler has been visiting my feeders in Scarborough for
three days now, competing with the Bluebirds, Titmouse and Chickadees
for the dried mealworms.  I went to the feeders to add more mealworms
and twice the PIWA landed within two feet of me. It also will feed on
the ground.

A female RBWO and a few Juncos have joined the group.  Nice to have the
birds back after a month of no shows this fall.

Joanne Stevens

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Date: 12/11/17 9:05 am
From: Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] nesting King Rail and history


Hello All,
This is to share the good news of a successful breeding of king rails and a brief history of the them in Maine over the last two years in the wells marsh of of Eldridge Rd. This was not made public because they did not want people to walk onto the marsh and look for them. The Juvenile that was seen was way out in the marsh and not near Eldridge Rd.

On Aug. 29,2017 Bri. Bri Benvenute documented this on her ebird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40836430

3 King Rail
Continuing pair - Breeding successful breeding confirmed. On Aug. 29, 2017 at ~10am, I saw 1 chick (still in down so presumably < 1 month old per BNA) and 1 adult on the marsh off Eldridge Road (out of public access). I heard an additional adult and juvenile calls for about 15 minutes. At least 2 AHY and 1 HY present, likely more chicks but not seen. One adult was incidentally captured while mist-netting saltmarsh sparrows. It was released unbanded and appeared to be in good health. I did not think to take measurements since we couldn't band it so it's unknown whether it was the male or the female.



Brief history:

2016

May 10. 2016 First sighting. details on checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208034

June 07,2106 Second sighting. details on checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30208106

June 09, 2016 Josh Fecteau documented with 6 photos and 1 recordings, and description. At that time it was the first ebird record. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30146895

June 10, 2016 Louis B. and Margaret documented two birds.

I went through all the checklist for 2016 and I found no record of two birds courting, mating, or defending a territory. I did not go through the checklists not in the hotspot.

Jul. 14, 2016 Was the last ebird checklist by Bill Bunn. From 6/09/2016 to this date one or two birds were seen and photographed by many.

2017

April 26, 2017 9:40 PM. I made a recording of one calling http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36307064

May 24, 20017 Nathan H. documented two birds: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37108592

Later that same day David A and Jaclyn J. reported : “ Agitated and territorial towards willet pair. Insane views of both feeding in open pool and of male chasing female.

On the checklist they have a link to a video of the male chasing the female. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37113122

June 09, 2017 Molly J, Jim S and Katie T. photographed the pair copulating : http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37495517 and http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37497972

Also the same day Derek C and Hannah C photographed the pair copulating :http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38060766

The last record for this bird was Sep. 28, 2017 I heard one KIRA call about 8 times

Looking forward for the family to come back next spring,



Happy birding

Andy Aldrich

North Berwick, ME.




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Date: 12/10/17 11:54 am
From: David Gulick <dvdgu741...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Juvie Snow Goose
In with Canadas along the west shore of Back Cove in Portland at 3PM.

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Date: 12/10/17 10:47 am
From: Bill Grabin <grabin...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
Just posted a couple of (cell phone) photos and location here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41010527
It was in the stretch of the road that runs along the beach, starting in
the vicinity of #41 Great Hill Rd, and then hopping south. Credit for
initial ID goes to Monica.

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> A very lovely and very accomodating female Western Tanager hopping along
> Great Hill Rd in Kennebunk about 1130, in the stretch along the beach.
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Date: 12/10/17 10:39 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
Photos here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41010527.

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Date: 12/10/17 9:21 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Kennebunk
A very lovely and very accomodating female Western Tanager hopping along Great Hill Rd in Kennebunk about 1130, in the stretch along the beach.

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Date: 12/9/17 7:29 pm
From: Robert O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Misery CBC January 1st: Kick off the year in Misery!
Hey all, I am posting this on behalf of Wendy Howes the circle compiler.



If anyone is interested in participating in the Misery CBC it is happening
on Monday, January 1st. For those not familiar, the Misery circle is up in
the area around The Forks.



Here are the species that have been seen in the last 5 years for a sample.

Canada Goose [Branta canadensis]


Ruffed Grouse [Bonasa umbellus]


Wild Turkey [Meleagris gallopavo]


Bald Eagle [Haliaeetus leucocephalus]


Red-tailed Hawk [Buteo jamaicensis]


Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) [Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)]


Mourning Dove [Zenaida macroura]


Downy Woodpecker [Picoides pubescens]


Hairy Woodpecker [Picoides villosus]


Pileated Woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus]


Northern Shrike [Lanius excubitor]


Gray Jay [Perisoreus canadensis]


Blue Jay [Cyanocitta cristata]


American Crow [Corvus brachyrhynchos]


Common Raven [Corvus corax]


Black-capped Chickadee [Poecile atricapillus]


Boreal Chickadee [Poecile hudsonicus]


Red-breasted Nuthatch [Sitta canadensis]


White-breasted Nuthatch [Sitta carolinensis]


Brown Creeper [Certhia americana]


Golden-crowned Kinglet [Regulus satrapa]


American Tree Sparrow [Spizelloides arborea]


Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) [Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis]


Northern Cardinal [Cardinalis cardinalis]


Pine Grosbeak [Pinicola enucleator]


Purple Finch [Haemorhous purpureus]


Red Crossbill [Loxia curvirostra]


White-winged Crossbill [Loxia leucoptera]


Common Redpoll [Acanthis flammea]


Pine Siskin [Spinus pinus]


American Goldfinch [Spinus tristis]


Evening Grosbeak [Coccothraustes vespertinus]



If anyone is interested in making the trek up please let
myself(<flashart...> <mailto:<flashart...> ) and Wendy
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soon as possible.



I will be heading up from the Portland area if anyone along that route would
like to carpool.



Let us know if you have any questions as well.



Cheers and I'll be CBC'ing you out in the circles!



Rob O'Connell

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Date: 12/9/17 8:45 am
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Greeley Road, Cumberland
The Cumberland Greely Road Cackler was still present Saturday 12/9 at 11:45am. The flock has moved behind the Cumberland Animal Clinic near the solar panels. I also had a THICK-BILLED MURRE at Nubble Light, Cape Neddick this morning.
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Date: 12/9/17 7:50 am
From: Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cherryfield feeder birds
Wife Sandy and I arrived for our winter stay 3 days ago. Put up feeders
yesterday. I was concerned due to past reports about birds being scarce,
but they're here today; in order of appearance,

American Crow (they don't miss a thing; going after the peanuts)
Blue Jay
Hairy Woodpecker (suet, hulled sunflower seeds)
Downy Woodpecker (suet)
Black-capped Chickadee
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal (1 male)
Tufted Titmouse (3-4)
Carolina Wren! (first for us in 13 years, summer or winter; suet & seeds)
American Goldfinch

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Date: 12/9/17 7:34 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] King Eiders
Sat. 12/9/17
The three male King Eiders reported on eBird yesterday were still present this morning. Two off the end of Great Head and one off the south end of the Old Soaker in Acadia National Park. Quite a distance out and associating with Common Eiders. About at the limit of my 10X binoculars but thanks to Mike Good and his scope they were easily seen. We viewed them from the Thunder Hole overlook.
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Date: 12/9/17 7:16 am
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Greeley Road, Cumberland
I saw the goose in the field in front of the red horse barn across from Mere Wind Drive this morning at about 10:00 am.

Turk Duddy
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Date: 12/9/17 5:34 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Black guillemot
Just wanted to share a few photos from Rockland, Rockport and
Camden...mostly birds.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h9efb85c7#h9efb85c7


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Date: 12/9/17 3:22 am
From: Benjamin Griffith <bgriffith...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Isles of Shoals CBC - January 1
Attention CBCer's:

The Isles of Shoals CBC will be held aboard UNH R/V Gulf Challenger on
Monday, January 1. As always, beginners are welcome and several
experienced birders will be onboard to help spot and call out birds and
throw chum. We will be landing (conditions permitting) on Star Island, NH
and we will circle Boon Island, ME for gulls, alcids, and owls. Previous
trips have had good success at finding Snowy Owls, Harlequin Ducks,
Black-legged Kittiwakes, and alcids.

The price will be approximately $60 per person to cover the cost of the
boat (depending on interest/attendance).

We will leave the Coastal Marine Lab pier in New Castle at 9 am and the UNH
Gulf Challenger will will return by 2 pm. Please inform others who may be
interested. I will provide directions to the dock upon confirmation of the
reservation.

To reserve a spot please email me with the name(s) of the participants,
contact information (phone and email).

Ben Griffith
Plymouth, MA

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Date: 12/8/17 2:16 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights, Goose Fields, and Dickcissel updates, etc, 12/2-8
Hi all,

My other observations of note over the past seven days also included the following:

- DICKCISSEL continues here at the store through week's end. It is present on and off throughout the day, every day this week.

- 4 Snow Buntings, Winslow Park, Freeport, 12/2 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 92 Red-necked Grebes, Moody Point, Wells, 12/3 (with Pat Moynahan).
- 110 Dunlin, Wells Beach, 12/3 (with Pat Moynahan).
- 1 presumed continuing HOODED WARBLER, Fort Foster, Kittery, 12/5 (with Ben and Dezeree Kelley and Jeannette). Although we found it on the east side of the park, in the woods, this is likely the same adult male that Jeannette and I first found at the park on 11/14 and was reported a couple of times thereafter.
- 1 1st-winter Iceland Gull, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston, 12/7.
- 6 GADWALL, 1 Black Scoter, etc, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, 12/7.
- 30+ Horned Larks and 8+ Snow Buntings, Rte 136, Durham, 12/8.

Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields Update:
As previously reported, a CACKLING GOOSE arrive in the fields this week. I had it on Wed, but did not turn it up in a fairly quick check of the loop this afternoon. It has been moving between Thornhurt Farm and Greely Road. Other than an early-season Snow Goose, this is only the second "good goose" here this fall. A phone-scoped documentation photo is at the end of this folder, preceded by several other photos from the week including previously reported Snowy Owl and Lapland Longspur:
http://www.facebook.com/198877036808925/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1516486505047965

-Derek

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Date: 12/8/17 10:44 am
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Well, a red-letter day for birds in Nobleboro
A parula this morning and a snowy owl on the barn this afternoon. Haven't
added a bird to the backyard list in a decade or more!

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Date: 12/8/17 6:25 am
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Parula
Surprised to see a parula flitting about in the lilac bushes this morning.
I held up a sign saying "Beat it! Snow coming" but I'm not sure he paid
attention :).

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Date: 12/7/17 7:03 pm
From: David Thomson <dkrtmd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Stroudwater—White-eyed vireo
Had a brief lunch walk at the Canal walk at Stroudwather Crossing Wed 12/6. Warm overcast slightly windy, turning colder. Huge mixed flock of feeding birds 300-400 yards from the other side of the bridge: mostly chickadees, but also WB nuthatches, titmice, maybe 20+ bluebirds. One white-eyed vireo among these along with one ruby-crowned kinglet.

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Date: 12/7/17 6:41 pm
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] winter birding
I just finished a video on where to go birding Downeast in winter.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgStE2-cUDA
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgStE2-cUDA&t=1s> &t=1s). But the weirdest
thing about the whole endeavor was this: I arrived at Schoodic Point midday
last Friday, and there was nobody else there. Nobody. No cars, even. It's
one of the most iconic places in Maine, and I had it all to myself. In fact,
I had a coastline the size of Connecticut all to myself. Downeast birding
kinda spoils you.



One thing was kinda funny: On Saturday, I visited Schoppee Point in Roque
Bluffs. The parking lot was full of trailers, which had transported the duck
hunting boats I could now see out in the bay. One boat, conspicuous despite
its attempt at camouflage, had a string of long-tailed duck decoys trailing
behind the anchorage. As I watched, I saw occasional long-tails fly that
way, then veer off, never within range. Those are some pretty smart ducks
out there.



Bob Duchesne



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Date: 12/6/17 6:45 pm
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl in Harrington
I had only a hasty look at a flying Snowy Owl today while I was walking on
an abandoned driveway to an old oyster farm off Pineo Point Road. There
are several large-ish openings of abandoned blueberry fields and older
timber harvest that may be attractive to this bird. I'll keep watching!

Merle Archie, Harrington

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Date: 12/6/17 6:33 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cackling Goose, Thornhurst Farm, North Yarmouth, 12/6
Hi all,

The Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields are finally back on the scoreboard with a CACKLING GOOSE, the first of the year here. It was present this morning at 9:15-9:30 at Thornhurst Farm. The geese have been particularly flighty this season (Eagles? Nearby hunting?) so the whole route might need to be checked on any given day.

-Derek

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Date: 12/5/17 5:42 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] downeast
Hi,

I concur with Bob about increased numbers of red-throated this fall. I am seeing them in a variety of settings quite close to shore - occasionally dabbling in 2 foot-deep water in Rockland and Thomaston harbors. At Pemquid Point a couple weeks back, a group of 5 flew past, followed by 2 more within a span of minutes.

Don
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I’ve spent the last few days birding from Schoodic to Quoddy Head, and there seems to be a surprising number of red-throated loons up this-a-way. More grebes than usual, but fewer scoters.



Most surprising bird so far: a gray catbird at Roque Bluffs State Park on December 1, meowing and chowing down on rose hips.



Bob Duchesne


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Date: 12/5/17 4:21 am
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] downeast
I've spent the last few days birding from Schoodic to Quoddy Head, and there
seems to be a surprising number of red-throated loons up this-a-way. More
grebes than usual, but fewer scoters.



Most surprising bird so far: a gray catbird at Roque Bluffs State Park on
December 1, meowing and chowing down on rose hips.



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Date: 12/4/17 5:21 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cape Elizabeth to Biddeford, 12/4 (SNOWs, SEOW, WISN, AMCO, LALO, etc, etc)
Hi all,

Ed Hess and I enjoyed an exceptional early December day, birding select locations from Cape Elizabeth through Biddeford.

The highlights:
- 1 Lapland Longspur, Kettle Cove.
- 1 Green-winged Teal, Crescent Beach State Park.
- 3 AMERICAN COOTS, 5 Green-winged Teal, and 2 Lesser Scaup, Grondin Pond, Scarborough.

- Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, at the Super Moon flood tide:
1 SHORT-EARED OWL
1 WILSON'S SNIPE
1 color-banded "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow (see: https://www.facebook.com/Freeportwildbird/photos/a.207375549292407.58258.198877036808925/1872189499477662/?type=3)
1 "regular" Savannah Sparrow
5 Horned Larks
1 Snow Bunting

- 1 SNOWY OWL, Pine Point.
- 1 SNOWY OWL, Mile Stretch, Biddeford Pool.

-Derek

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Date: 12/3/17 8:23 am
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow buntings
On the fifth hole of Samoset were 5 snow buntings at 11:20.

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Date: 12/3/17 5:49 am
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Barrows goldeneye
Found 3 males and one female downstream from the Route 2 bridge crossing the Stillwater River at 8 am. Upstream from the railroad bridge.

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Date: 12/2/17 6:33 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] About 30 Harlequin ducks at Dyer Point in Cape Elizabeth
Hi there, we were taking our friend from New Delhi around the Portland area
today and had fun with some of the usual waterfowl.
We did not see the King eider at fish pier but had good looks at the
beautiful long-tailed ducks in the area.
A highlight for us were the Harlequin ducks, at least 30, in the surf at
Dyer Point! Our friend posted a picture of a few of them on our eBird list.
I think you can see that here
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We had never seen that many at once in the Portland area.
Enjoy!
Cathie Murray

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Date: 12/2/17 12:54 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Black-and-White Warbler on Mt. Desert Island
Hi all -- I was stunned to find a close-range Black-and-White Warbler
feeding in the seawrack line just north of Cable Crossing Road, in Manset
(Southwest Harbor). This was about an hour ago. The bird seems tame.

The habitat on both the water and landward side of this bird are
reminiscent of the Pond Cove location (Cape Elizabeth) where last winter's
Orange-crowned Warbler hung on for so long. Wide, deep and spongy line of
rotting seaweed (with insects visible), and behind the rocky shore a dense
and extensive (impenetrable) area of marshy shrubbery.

Field notes and other birds here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40864114


Best,
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Date: 12/2/17 12:35 pm
From: Karen Burke <karendowneast...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Greater Yellowlegs continues Kennebunk
Likely the same bird seen previously- sighted at 1:58 in the tidal area to the right of the Bridle Path (Oceanside) - this is near Parsons Beach.

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Date: 12/2/17 12:01 pm
From: Leslie Bowman <placecove...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Yellow-throated Warbler, Sanford - Yes
I have had a yellow throat warbler at my place in Trescott, Washington
County for about two weeks..off and on again at the feeder and I saw it
grab a fly the other day. Do they stay all winter...I think it is a fall
adult male.

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:34:15 AM UTC-5, Richard wrote:
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> Seen in tree across from front corner of main building on slope. Flew off.
> Didn’t see where.
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Date: 12/2/17 11:51 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow Goose
There is currently and blue Snow Goose off the causeway to Macworth Island in Falmouth.

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Date: 12/2/17 6:40 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] BP Lark Sparrow Still Present
The Biddeford Pool Lark Sparrow reported earlier by Joanne Stevens is still present at the end of Ocean View Rd.

-Seth

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Date: 12/2/17 5:07 am
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sanford YTWA

Relocated in area to right of visitor parking. Working the trees.

Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise, ME

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Date: 12/2/17 4:34 am
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated Warbler, Sanford - Yes
Seen in tree across from front corner of main building on slope. Flew off. Didn’t see where.

Turk Duddy
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Date: 12/1/17 6:41 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford/K'port sightings (Nov 30 - Dec 1)...
Here are some highlights from yesterday and today in Biddeford and
Kennebunkport:

11/30 (Thursday)
...4 HERMIT THRUSH and 2+ RED CROSSBILL at Emmons Preserve, Gravelly
Brook Rd., K'port
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40819197
...1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40820986

12/1 (Friday)
...1 KILLDEER, 1 WILSON'S SNIPE, and 1 DICKCISSEL on Arundel Rd., K'port
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40840171
...1 COMMON YELLOWTHROAT at Emmons Preserve, Gravelly Brook Rd., K'port
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40840159
...1 BALD EAGLE, 9 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 3 RED KNOT, and ~100 DUNLIN
at Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40841338

Best,
Josh

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Date: 12/1/17 4:00 pm
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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 11/25-12/1




How does one get to Mercy Pond, in Portland?

Wally S.


On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:26:02 -0500, "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" wrote:


&nbsp;





&nbsp;






Hi all,

My other observations of note over another very productive past seven days also included the following:

&nbsp;

- 1 continuing immature male DICKCISSEL, feeders here at the store since 11/2, continuing through week's end.

- 2 male Brown-headed Cowbirds, feeders here at the store, 11/26-27. One continued through 11/29.

- 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (Battery Steele; photos), 1 Gray Catbird, and 1 Chipping Sparrow, Peak's Island, 11/27 (with Jeannette).

- 1 drake Barrow's Goldeneye (first of season; photos) and 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Promenade, Portland, 11/28 (with Jeannette).

- 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, Mercy Pond, Portland, 11/28 (with Jeannette).

- 1 immature male COMMON YELLOWTHROATS and 5 Horned Larks, Dragon Field, Portland, 11/30.

- 1 WHITE-EYED VIREO, 1 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Flicker, and 6 American Wigeons, Capisic Pond Park, Portland, 12/1.

&nbsp;

A slight uptick of Canada Geese in the Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields resulted in a high count of 661 on 11/29.

&nbsp;

-Derek

&nbsp;

&nbsp;


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Freeport Wild Bird Supply

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Freeport, ME 04032

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Date: 12/1/17 2:26 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 11/25-12/1
Hi all,
My other observations of note over another very productive past seven days also included the following:

- 1 continuing immature male DICKCISSEL, feeders here at the store since 11/2, continuing through week's end.
- 2 male Brown-headed Cowbirds, feeders here at the store, 11/26-27. One continued through 11/29.
- 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (Battery Steele; photos), 1 Gray Catbird, and 1 Chipping Sparrow, Peak's Island, 11/27 (with Jeannette).
- 1 drake Barrow's Goldeneye (first of season; photos) and 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Promenade, Portland, 11/28 (with Jeannette).
- 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, Mercy Pond, Portland, 11/28 (with Jeannette).
- 1 immature male COMMON YELLOWTHROATS and 5 Horned Larks, Dragon Field, Portland, 11/30.
- 1 WHITE-EYED VIREO, 1 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Flicker, and 6 American Wigeons, Capisic Pond Park, Portland, 12/1.

A slight uptick of Canada Geese in the Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields resulted in a high count of 661 on 11/29.

-Derek

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Date: 12/1/17 11:39 am
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MDI Snowy
A friend in Southwest Harbor alerted me to a Snowy Owl on private property
and invited me over. What a wonderful bird it was. This bird posed nicely as
the two of us took plenty of photos (I¹ll be posting them later on
www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryCenter). That is three Snowy Owls in two
days‹I wonder where I¹ll find one tomorrowŠ.


Richard MacDonald
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Date: 12/1/17 9:35 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Chickawaukee Lake on RTE 17 Rockland
Hi,

The typical fall arrival of American coots is underway: 60+ birds foraging near the swim area this morning and 3 ruddy ducks.

Don

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Date: 12/1/17 4:18 am
From: Magill Weber <magillweber...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Parsons Beach Snowy Owl
I birded Parsons Beach in Kennebunk the last two mornings 11/30 and 12/1.
Highlight this morning 12/1 was a SNOWY OWL perched up in a pitch pine in the marsh being mobbed by American Crows. Nice diversity of ducks, grebes, and loons, SNOW BUNTING and yesterday 11/30 I had a late GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

Photos of the unlucky Snowy Owl and mobbing crows in this checklist—

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40835230

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Date: 11/30/17 6:39 pm
From: Monica Grabin <grabinmonica...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Christmas Bird Count Dates
The information on the York County CBC should be updated
Monica Grabin has taken over this count
207-229-7722
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Doug, pleae change on the MA website.

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Date: 11/30/17 5:35 pm
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Acadia Snowies
I hiked the South Ridge Trail of Acadia National Park¹s Cadillac Mountain
this morning and flushed a Snowy Owl. From the summit, I set up my spotting
scope to look across to the summit of Sargent Mountain and saw one seeming
to pounce on a possible prey item‹the owl was tiny in the scope but
unmistakably a Snowy. These were my first of the season (but not, as my
10-year-old daughter reminded me, my first of the year: those were way back
in January).


Richard MacDonald
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Date: 11/30/17 1:01 pm
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Christmas Bird Count Dates
Hi everyone:

With the beginning of the 118th Christmas Bird Count just a couple weeks away, I wanted to share this year’s list of Maine counts:

https://www.maineaudubon.org/birding/christmas-bird-count/

There are still a few counts that I haven’t heard dates from coordinators yet but I will update this list as those dates become known or if any rescheduled snow days are needed.

Also, the summary of the 117th CBC is available online at: http://www.audubon.org/summary-117th-christmas-bird-count-2016-2017. Nice to see Maine pulling in high counts for: Red-necked Grebe (271 at Bath-Phippsburg-Georgetown), Purple Sandpiper (451 at Biddeford-Kennebunkport), Thick-billed Murre (2 at Schoodic Point), Black Guillemot (82 at Eastport), and Dickcissel tied with four other state (1 at Biddeford-Kennebunkport).

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox
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Maine Audubon
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Date: 11/30/17 10:47 am
From: Stuart Johnson <johnson.stuart.c...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rockport: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
I heard a "mew" while filling my feeders, looked up and there it was. Wing
stripe was obvious. Second visit this week.

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Date: 11/30/17 7:34 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Grand Lake Stream CBC!
Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know of this year's Grand Lake Stream Christmas
Bird Count, hosted by Downeast Lakes Land Trust. *This year's count is
Friday, December 15th.* We are currently seeking birders to participate in
our count circle, and we will provide a pizza lunch for all counters.
Grand Lake Stream has some incredible habitat, sometimes with a wide
variety of birds. This is the second year of this count circle, and we
would love to have a huge turnout. Please contact me at
<cbrown...> to register for the day. We will meet at 8 am,
and count until 4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,
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Date: 11/30/17 6:36 am
From: J. Michael <gepetto...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Oldsquaws are about.......


Off Ocean Avenue near 1st Street in Biddeford Pool. Hard to count due to
constant diving

but best guess is 8 males and 7 females.


Larger images: Male
<http://a4.pbase.com/o10/24/696224/1/166650499.SeIrFyGz.LongtailMale_MG_4560_after.jpg>
Female
<http://a4.pbase.com/o10/24/696224/1/166650500.ZIFAdCcu.LongtailFemale_MG_4566_After.jpg>


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<http://a4.pbase.com/g10/24/696224/3/166650499.zNq1KRFR.jpg>

<http://a4.pbase.com/g10/24/696224/3/166650500.vKB4PTu7.jpg>
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Date: 11/29/17 3:09 pm
From: Dean Tyler <dtylerphoto...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Goldeneyes in Hancock
Hi All,

I had 102 common goldeneyes in Kilkenny Cove (Skillings River) today. They
arrived yesterday with the cold weather. One possible Barrow's Goldeneye.

Best,

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Date: 11/29/17 12:05 pm
From: tom A <tom.aversa...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Unity Pond birds
What a difference a day makes. Numbers of birds greatly increased at the
site, primarily along Kanokolus Rd. Good numbers of blackbirds included
20+ Rusties (first of fall for me). Waterbirds included small flocks of
loons, Red-necked and Pied-billed grebes, a few scoters, a Long-tailed Duck
and good numbers of Common Goldeneyes.

We are still very much in need of help for our Christmas Bird Count on
Saturday, December 16, if you are free.

Good birding,
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Date: 11/29/17 10:57 am
From: Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bremen birds
A highly animated and rowdy flock 16-20 Bluebirds together with American Goldfinches were bickering at the culvert next to the house and the winterberry! A seeming bemused Red-bellied woodpecker watched in-between pecking the branch! A joy, indeed.

Juanita Roushdy
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Date: 11/29/17 8:27 am
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Wigeons
Counted 8 AW at Samoset pond at first hole. There are 20 that fly back and
forth from Samo to Eastward Pond.

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Date: 11/29/17 8:05 am
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sabattus Pond update
Hello All
265 Ruddy Duck lead the field with small numbers of Buffleheads and Hooded
Mergansers. 4 Northern Pintail and one Common Goldeneye. All from Riley
Road. From Martins Point 3 Greater Scaup and one Hen Gadwall among the
Mallards and American Black Ducks.
Island Road Belted Kingfisher and Great Blue Heron.
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Date: 11/29/17 4:23 am
From: <ttetreau1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Narraguagus Bay Ducks
Red Breasted Mergansers, Commom Goldenyes, Buffleheads Canada Geese

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Date: 11/28/17 4:49 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lark Sparrow, Field Sp. etc. Bidd. Pool
Lark Sparrow at feeders on left near the end of Oceanview Dr. (off Old
Pool Rd.).

Field Sparrow with House Sparrows in a bush in the middle of the beach
parking lot across from Hattie's.

Horned Larks, a Snow Bunting and a pair of Sharpie's at Hattie's.

Snowy Owl on Beach Island.

7 (probably more) Purple Sandpipers on exposed rocks across from Lily Pond.


Joanne Stevens, Monica Grabin and Becky Marvil

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Date: 11/28/17 2:47 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford sightings (Nov 28)...
Hi all,

Here are some highlights from this morning:

11 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
3 RED KNOT,
90 DUNLIN,
1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, and
1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (!) at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40784894

1 continuing "AUDUBON'S" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER at Southpoint
Sanctuary, Seventh St.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40787603

1 continuing SNOWY OWL on Beach Island, distantly visible from East Point
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40787601

1 continuing drake NORTHERN PINTAIL alone on Lords Pond, Fortunes Rocks Rd.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40787599

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Date: 11/28/17 10:05 am
From: Seth Benz <sbenz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Schoodic - Tuesday Birding Group
Schoodic auto loop highlights included:
61 Red-necked Grebe
38 Long-tailed Duck
5 Great Cormorant
10 Snow Bunting (Campus Ball Field)
2 Common Raven
42 Black Scoter
12 Black Duck
8 Black Guillemot
1 Bald Eagle (adult)
16 Bufflehead
17 Common Eider
3 Common Loon
6 Red-breasted Merganser
3 Surf Scoter
1 Northern Gannet
16 Harbor Seal

Flat calm ocean (unusual)

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Date: 11/28/17 8:09 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] King Eider, Portland Harbor, 11/28
Hi all,
Jeannette and I just spotter a drake KING EIDER in Portland Harbor, across the Fore River from the Portland Fish Pier.

Likely returning for its second winter, and first as a spiffy adult, it sure would be swell for him to become an annual regular here!

-Derek

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Date: 11/28/17 8:09 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan
Coming back from Monhegan had 13 Northern Gannett's
and one shearwater type bird-
Today in Rockland Hbr had FOY Long tail ducks
Skip Small

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Date: 11/28/17 6:42 am
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated W sanford lagoon
Was seen by Marian Z at about 9 am this morning near the bushy evergreen.
Spotted again briefly by side hill evergreen.
Hiding at the moment.
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Date: 11/27/17 3:03 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Nov 26-27)...
Here are some highlights from yesterday and today:

11/26 (Sunday)
...29+ BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONE, 1 RED KNOT, and 75+
DUNLIN at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40740828

11/27 (Monday)
...a flyover flock of RED CROSSBILLS (identified as eastern type 10 by
Matt Young at the Cornell Lab) at California Fields Wildlife Area off
Plains Rd., Hollis
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40771854
...1 continuing YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Sanford Lagoons; I
observed the bird near the visitor parking area foraging at the
mulched base of deciduous and coniferous trees and working around
various buildings picking insects out of window frames, gutters, light
fixtures, etc.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40770680

Best,
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Date: 11/27/17 11:03 am
From: Kevin Couture <ffo4kooch...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sanford Lagoons Access Violation
Following a short birding visit to Sanford Lagoons this morning, facility management informed me of a problem they had this weekend…

A ‘birder’ entered the facility while it was closed (outside of the public access hours). He did so by climbing the six foot fence next to the closed/locked gate. When approached, the individual tried to justify his access because there aren’t any “NO TRESPASSING” signs posted on the fence. Needless to say the manager was not happy. And although he wants birders to continue to enjoy this great birding hotspot, this behavior cannot continue.

The Sanford Lagoons/Sanford WWTP personnel have been extremely accommodating to birders. It is a great place to visit and it frequently hosts rarities, such as this weekend’s Yellow-throated Warbler.

I realize I am providing this info to the vast majority of birders that respect the property and rules of others while birding. However, please help me spread the word to anyone you know that may be visiting the Sanford Lagoons; and when you go please use common birding sense and etiquette. Help us keep this great birding hotspot open to birders.

Thank you,

Kevin Couture


Sanford Lagoons hours:

Saturday and Sunday - 7 AM to 8:30 AM

Weekdays - 6 AM to 4:30 PM

No public access is allowed outside of these hours and, regardless of hours, access is not allowed if the entrance gates are closed/locked.

For ‘new’ visitors:

Sign liability waiver on the clipboard just inside the main office glass doors on the right. (This is a one time signature only.)
Sign in and out for your visit on the open notebook inside the main office doors on the right (required for each visit).
Park in designated visitor parking.
Absolutely no vehicles are allowed within the inner fence (around the ponds).

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Date: 11/27/17 8:38 am
From: Scott Richardson <scott.xot...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] No warbler at Sanford Lagoons
A few of us searched in vain for the yellow-throated warbler from 7:30 to at least 10.

Scott

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Date: 11/27/17 8:34 am
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow throated Warbler Sanford Lagoons Yes
Posted for my sister, Marjorie Watson



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I was here this morning from 8:00- 10:50 with no luck. Just about to leave
when Leon Mooney spotted it. Same area by small evergreens and the admin
buildings. It disappeared again in less than 1 min.
Marjorie Watson
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Date: 11/26/17 2:24 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Saco Riverwalk ("lingering" stuff) and Biddeford Pool (AUWA, SNOWs, etc), 11/26
Hi all,Kristen Lindquist and I spent the day mostly birding in Saco and Biddeford. The long list of late November highlights include:
At the Saco Riverwalk:1 Gray Catbird1 Winter Wren1 Hermit Thrush1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet2 Yellow-rumped Warblers
At Biddeford Pool:1 continuing "AUDUBON'S' YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - around South Point Preserve (today, we had it briefly in the dunes between the preserve woods and the beach).1 SNOWY OWL, Wood Island from East Point.1 SNOWY OWL, Beach Island from East Point and Ocean Avenue.1 continuing Gray Catbird, South Point Preserve.  -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: 11/26/17 12:15 pm
From: James Taft <capteagleeyes2...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bremen Birds
Thats great.

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
wrote:

> Just returned from a walk around the meadow and road - surprised to flush
> two Northern Flickers and hear and see a Kingfisher in the cove. Lots of
> chickadees!
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Date: 11/26/17 9:46 am
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow-throated Warbler
The Yellow-throated Warbler was still present this morning at Sanford
Lagoons but did not make an appearance for us until around 7:45am. The bird
was very active over the course of the 45 minutes we were able to observe
it and it spent most of its time around the Admin building. It did seem to
favor a few of the small planted evergreens surrounding the Admin building
and was difficult to see at times when in those trees. As a reminder, the
gates will be closed the remainder of the day but will reopen tomorrow
morning at 6am.

Photos can be seen in my eBird checklist;

http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S40747720

On a side note, I spent an hour this morning at Southpoint Sanctuary trying
to locate the remaining Hooded Warbler but did not have any luck. There was
however a noisy Catbird present along with a few Yellow-rumps.

Happy fall birding!

Brendan
Portland, ME

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Date: 11/26/17 8:32 am
From: 'Don Thompson' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Clay Colored Sparrow, Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth
A Clay Colored Sparrow was seen this morning at Kettle Cove, Cape
Elizabeth. It was near the sign that says Commercial Fisherman Parking. at
the entrance to the general parking area.

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Date: 11/26/17 4:44 am
From: Rad Mayfield <radaves...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Grebe
Yesterday afternoon at Sears Island causeway I had a single Western Grebe about 150 feet north of the causeway, closer to the mainland than the island. Also had Long-tailed ducks (maybe 15-20), Bufflehead, and a pair of Greater Scaup.

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Date: 11/25/17 5:12 pm
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Shorebirds at Flat Bay, Harrington
Four months and counting of shorebirds on the Flat Bay mudflats!

Lately we've been viewing flocks of Black-bellied Plover mixed with Dunlin
and peeps (the birds are on the other side of the bay - we can ID the
plover and Dunlin, but not the peeps at that distance). Yesterday there
were 180+ birds and today 150+ birds. The yellowlegs left about two weeks
ago.

Common Goldeneyes showed up yesterday so the gang is all here for the
winter. Besides the goldeneye we see Black and Long-tailed Ducks,
Bufflehead, Common Eiders, Common Loons and Red-throated Loons. Big flocks
of Bonaparte's Gulls are hanging around.

Merle and Anne Archie, Harrington

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Date: 11/25/17 2:58 pm
From: Sean S <therefromhere168...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cape Elizabeth spots today
Jeff Webb and I birded a few locations in Cape Elizabeth early this
afternoon. At Two Lights we saw 2 Harlequin Ducks and 1 Northern Gannet.
A visit to the Lobster Shack yielded 12 more Harlequins.

At Kettle Cove there was 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR feeding in the parking lot
median strip.

We had a brief glimpse of the WHITE-EYED VIREO flying into some brush near
the picnic tables at Crescent Beach, confirmed by 2 other birders there who
had just seen it. (I actually saw this bird on Thursday afternoon flying
into a tangle closer to the shore. At the time I thought it was a
Yellow-rumped Warbler because it made a "check" call... but the brightly
contrasting wing bars, the way it flew low and concealed itself, and the
coloration pattern on the body had me wondering a little, until I saw
Bill's post).

There were also 2 American Tree Sparrow along the edge of the parking lot
at Crescent.

Sean Smith

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Date: 11/25/17 8:17 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sanford: YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER (Nov 25)...
Hi all,

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER observed by Paul and Maureen Wolter
yesterday (and reported here by Derek Lovitch) was seen this morning
by myself and six other birders at the Sanford Lagoons.

This location is only open from 7-8:30am on weekends, so the next
chance to view this bird is tomorrow (Sunday) at 7am. We watched the
bird foraging around the buildings and trees adjacent to the visitor
parking area.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40717469

For directions and full hours visit:
http://www.yorkcountyaudubon.org/birds-birding/york-county-birding-trail/sanford-sewer-ponds

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Date: 11/24/17 3:23 pm
From: 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Casco Bay
On the Ferry ride to Long Island I saw Butter Bill Coots,SurfScoters (skunk heads),Loons,
Buffleheads and Long Tails
HDonovan Long Island,Casco Bay



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Date: 11/24/17 1:53 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week, 11/18-24
Hi all,
A few other observations of note over the past seven days included:

- 1 DICKCISSEL continues daily at the store through week's end.
- Unseasonable numbers of Black-bellied Plovers continue around Casco Bay, along with better than average numbers of Dunlin.
- Red-throated Loons remain unusually abundant in and around Casco Bay.
- 1 AMERICAN COOT, Grondin Pond, Scarborough, 11/20 (with Jeannette).
- 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet and 4 Carolina Wrens, Village Crossings, Cape Elizabeth, 11/20 (with Jeannette).
- 1 GRAY CATBIRD, 1 American Pipit, 2 Northern Flickers, etc, Bailey Island, Harpswell, 11/24.

My high count this week of 582 Canada Geese in the Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields was on 11/22, a slight increase from the previous few weeks.

-Derek

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Date: 11/24/17 12:44 pm
From: Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bremen Birds
Just returned from a walk around the meadow and road - surprised to flush two Northern Flickers and hear and see a Kingfisher in the cove. Lots of chickadees!

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Date: 11/24/17 12:16 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, Sanford Lagoons, 11/24
Hi all,Paul Wolter called to report a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Sanford Lagoons at about 2:00pm today. It was foraging along the fenceline to the right of the administrative building. -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: 11/24/17 9:42 am
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White-eyed Vireo Continuing At Crescent Beach SP
Been there for almost a week, great views today, working the brushy picnic
table area at the end of the beach parking lot (which is open), also moves
down the wood trail between the beach and the pond!

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Date: 11/23/17 2:28 pm
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow (CCSP) Fessenden Road Cape Elizabeth
Hi all,

Spotted a Clay-colored Sparrow halfway down Fessenden on the inland side
foraging at the side of the road at about 10:20 this morning. Photos with
my eBird report:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40686598


One highlight of the day for sure.


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Date: 11/22/17 5:51 pm
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Snowy Owl
Whoops, that should be 7:30 a.m.

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:33:47 PM UTC-5, <heather......>
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>
> Tonight I noticed a "Suzanne Simmons" reported a Snowy on State Road in
> Kittery, incidental at 7:03 a.m...
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> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40651603
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> -Heather
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Date: 11/22/17 5:33 pm
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl
Tonight I noticed a "Suzanne Simmons" reported a Snowy on State Road in
Kittery, incidental at 7:03 a.m...

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40651603

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Date: 11/22/17 3:07 pm
From: 'Henry Donovan' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snowy
Snowy Owl on Marsh Island off South Beach on Long Island ,Casco Bay
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Date: 11/22/17 9:26 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Rufous Hummer??

Son texted me this morning while sitting in his deer stand and watched a copper/ greenish humming bird fly around him.
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Date: 11/22/17 8:59 am
From: 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rufous Hummer??
My son while sitting in his deer stand this morning texted me about a copper colorist hummingbird- He also said it seemed a larger hummingbird than he ever seen before- told him that late Fall Rufous Hummingbirds sometimes are seen in Maine- no real ID but a possibility of a Rufous- I be Thankful of seeing another Rufous in Maine-Cheers
Hope you all have a nice thanksgiving-
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Date: 11/22/17 6:21 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] SUMMER TANAGER, Lincolnville, 11.22.17
A birder friend on Steel Road in Lincolnville had a SUMMER TANAGER pass
through his yard this morning. He doesn’t have feeders up, so it didn’t
linger.

Yet one more reminder to keep getting out there and looking during November
rarity season!

Best wishes to all for a happy Thanksgiving.

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Date: 11/21/17 5:44 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl
11/21/17
A Snowy Owl is at Wonsqueak Harbor (where the one-way Schoodic Pt. road ends) this afternoon.
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Date: 11/21/17 1:59 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York County sightings (Nov 21)...
Here are some highlights from today:

...flyover flock of 10 RED CROSSBILL (identified as eastern type 10 by
Matt Young at the Cornell Lab) on Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40641179

...1 drake NORTHERN PINTAIL continuing at Lords Pond, Fortunes Rocks
Rd., Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40646411

...40+ BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 8 RUDDY TURNSTONE, 2 RED KNOT, 4
SANDERLING, 140+ DUNLIN, and 3 SNOW BUNTING at the Basket Island
Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40646408

Best,
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Date: 11/21/17 1:13 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York through Wells, 11/21 (OCWA, etc)
Hi all,

Jeannette and I spent most of the day today birding from Long Sands Beach in York through Wells Harbor, concentrating on thickets.

Best bird was the ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER on Juniper Road at Long Sands Beach.. Otherwise, it was just a smattering of the usual "lingering" stuff, including scattered Yellow-rumpled Warblers (high of 16 at Community Park in Wells), 3 Double-crested Cormorants, 2 Hermit Thrushes, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 2 Northern Flickers, 1 Savannah Sparrow (Bourne Ave, Moody Marsh), 1 Greater Yellowlegs (Harbor Road, Wells), and 22 Dunlin (Wells Harbor).

Other, seasonable highlights, included Harlequin Ducks (high of 21 along Marginal Way in Ogunquit), Purple Sandpipers (50+, Marginal Way), 10 Snow Buntings (Community Park, Wells), scattered Great Cormorants, and a growing number of all of the expected sea ducks.

-Derek

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Date: 11/21/17 9:46 am
From: Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Evergreen Great Blue
Great Blue Heron in the sun on the turtle log in Evergreen Main pond, 12:45


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Date: 11/21/17 7:07 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hooded Warbler photo
If anyone is online now (10 AM - 11/21) and has a good photo of one of the Biddeford Hooded Warblers that they would be willing to share for us to use to illustrate our column this week for Boothbay Register, we would be grateful and of course would credit you as the photographer. Sadly we would need it before 10:15 AM so we understand if no one out there is able to help us out!

Thanks,

Jeff

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Date: 11/20/17 9:28 am
From: 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford : Warblers + Owl
Snow flurries while on my way this morning. Sunny, windy and cold at the Pool. Both male Hooded Warblers were still present at Southpoint Sanctuary.The 
Adult was much less cooperative. We also had fleeting looks at the Audubons Yellow-rumped.A very white Snowy Owl was down in "meadow" at East Point late morning. Before I left I watched it fly over toward Wood Island.John Tobin.         Scarborough
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Date: 11/20/17 9:14 am
From: David Gulick <dvdgu741...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hooded Warbler YES
This morning, seen repeatedly at close range (10-30’) from approx 10-10:30 with Turk Duddy, John Tobin, and Steve Moore. Always hopping on the ground or very low in scrub. Southpoint Sanctuary off 7th Street in Biddeford. Walk in 100’ to the sign. Turn right and walk down 100’. Was windy and COLD, bird is surprisingly hard to pick out against the leaf litter and fall colors, especially with everything moving in the wind.

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Date: 11/19/17 12:47 pm
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford HOWA - Yes
Both immature and mature male continue as of 3:45pm at Southpoint
Sanctuary.

Cute as heck too.

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Date: 11/19/17 5:21 am
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Audubon's Warbler (YRWA) Southpoint Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
I misspoke about the taxonomy question on YRWA. There was a proposal before
the AOU to split the YRWA into three species. The proposal was voted down
based on a study that examined a zone of interbreeding between Audubons and
Myrtle in western Canada. Thanks to Josh Fecteau and Bill Hancock and, via
his excellent blog, Herb Wilson for the feedback.

Richard Garrigus

p.s. A tip of the hat to Marjorie Watson for discovering the Audubon's. I
missed her eBird report until informed by word of mouth of her sighting.

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
wrote:

> Spotted an Audubon's Warbler above the small pond within Southpoint
> Sanctuary next to Great Pond. It flew into bare branches of a tall tree
> between the two ponds and I checked it out fully expecting to see another
> Myrtle Warbler, of which there were about a half dozen present during my
> visit, but noted a yellow throat (opposed to white throat of Myrtle).
> Reflexively reached for the camera but it flew off almost immediately out
> over Great Pond. I backtracked to let the group on an outing with Doug
> Hitchcox know about it. Someone in the group chimed in to say he'd heard
> from someone else about it. I'd love to know if the someone else who saw it
> happened to get photos.
>
> I lingered at the spot where I saw it to see if it might circulate through
> again. No luck on that. Insufficient looks to know sex of the bird but I do
> feel fairly confident it was a full species and not an intergrade of the
> two species.
>
> Unfortunately the two species were officially lumped together in the last
> round of AOU taxonomy debates. Meaning I lost a species on my list from my
> visit to WA three years ago.
>
> Two Hooded Warblers continue at the site.
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Date: 11/18/17 1:48 pm
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
Bruce,

Here is another link with Nymph and Adult of, as Jennifer ID'd, the Green
Stink bug.

https://www.google.com/search?q=green+stink+bug&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBldnGi8nXAhWHKiYKHbizBM8QiR4IuAE&biw=1366&bih=637#imgrc=O8v2vBks3hQLTM
:



On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:38 PM, rob speirs <rspeirs1...> wrote:

> Bruce,
>
> Looks like its a its a stinkbug nymph
>
> check out this link http://magickcanoe.com/blog14/?m=201008
>
> Rob
>
> On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:
>
>> Seen today 18 Novemeber........I realize this is a birder forum but
>> perhaps someone has bumped into this small beetle?
>>
>> https://flic.kr/p/21zNMBo
>>
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Date: 11/18/17 1:39 pm
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
Bruce,

Looks like its a its a stinkbug nymph

check out this link http://magickcanoe.com/blog14/?m=201008

Rob

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:

> Seen today 18 Novemeber........I realize this is a birder forum but
> perhaps someone has bumped into this small beetle?
>
> https://flic.kr/p/21zNMBo
>
> --
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> because of those who look on and do nothing. - Albert Einstein
> •In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the
> silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King
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Date: 11/18/17 1:37 pm
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Audubon's Warbler (YRWA) Southpoint Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
Spotted an Audubon's Warbler above the small pond within Southpoint
Sanctuary next to Great Pond. It flew into bare branches of a tall tree
between the two ponds and I checked it out fully expecting to see another
Myrtle Warbler, of which there were about a half dozen present during my
visit, but noted a yellow throat (opposed to white throat of Myrtle).
Reflexively reached for the camera but it flew off almost immediately out
over Great Pond. I backtracked to let the group on an outing with Doug
Hitchcox know about it. Someone in the group chimed in to say he'd heard
from someone else about it. I'd love to know if the someone else who saw it
happened to get photos.

I lingered at the spot where I saw it to see if it might circulate through
again. No luck on that. Insufficient looks to know sex of the bird but I do
feel fairly confident it was a full species and not an intergrade of the
two species.

Unfortunately the two species were officially lumped together in the last
round of AOU taxonomy debates. Meaning I lost a species on my list from my
visit to WA three years ago.

Two Hooded Warblers continue at the site.

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Date: 11/18/17 1:33 pm
From: 'Jennifer Cummings' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
Green stink bug
Acrosternum hilare

Jennifer Cummings
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> On Nov 18, 2017, at 4:15 PM, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:
>
> Seen today 18 Novemeber........I realize this is a birder forum but perhaps someone has bumped into this small beetle?
>
> https://flic.kr/p/21zNMBo
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Date: 11/18/17 1:16 pm
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Someone recognize this 7 or 8 mm beetle?
Seen today 18 Novemeber........I realize this is a birder forum but perhaps
someone has bumped into this small beetle?

https://flic.kr/p/21zNMBo

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Date: 11/18/17 10:27 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] SNOW, HOWA, AUWA - Biddeford Pool, 11/18
I had the pleasure of leading a quick van trip to Biddeford Pool this morning and wanted to get the word out about a few lingering rarities that anyone out birding this weekend may want to know about:

SNOWY OWL (SNOW) - single bird sitting among the lobster traps on Beach Island, viewed from Ocean Ave.
Ruddy Turnstone - roosting by a Great Cormorant on Beach Island; also ~200 Purple Sandpipers flushed off the east side of the island
HOODED WARBLER (HOWA) - the young male was very cooperative at South Point Sanctuary, off 7th St, and the adult male was reportedly seen earlier in the morning.
apparent “AUDUBON'S” YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (AUWA) - seems to be continuing at South Point Sanctuary since the 13th; we had brief views of this yellow-throated individual by the Hooded Warbler (right of the kiosk) but the Yellow-rumps seemed to be doing more foraging around the edge of Great Pond.
Gray Catbird - getting late for this species; very vocal at South Point Sanctuary

Good birding,


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Date: 11/18/17 6:07 am
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] North Maine Woods
Hahahahahahaha...I ALWAYS listen when the "Woodpecker Whisperer" speaks.

I took an uncle up there this past Wednesday. We worked the roads off to
the west of the Telos Rd, starting right at the north en of Harrington
Lake.,,,never went above the gate. ! was wondering about trees across the
roads but all had been cleared. Also noted the large finch numbers. My
uncle saw his first Crossbills, Gray Jays and our single Spruce Grouse. We
saw 27 Ruffed Grouse for the day. Going back up on Monday. If your road
into Mud Pond is off the Guy Allen/Longely Stream Rd, I think I know it.
Lots of Tamarack.

Rob



On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 8:06 AM, Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> wrote:

> Excuse the somewhat belated report. I spent two days in the Telos area
> woods west of Baxter last weekend, and it was lively. The adventure is now
> a Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UTI19HHSXo, but here’s
> a recap:
>
>
>
> Very finchy. It’s another good year for both crossbills. Pine Siskin
> numbers are off the charts. Purple Finches were common, goldfinches only a
> little less common.
>
> Gray Jays are marauding like I’ve never seen. I expect family groups to
> still be together, in threes and fours. But flocks have grouped up into
> sixes and sevens, and they’re noisy and curious.
>
> I encountered only one Spruce Grouse in the road, but chanced upon 15
> Ruffed Grouse without trying.
>
> Heard the bark of Saw-whet Owl right next to the campsite at Harrington
> Lake.
>
>
>
> I was mostly scouting out new locations for toe-challenged woodpeckers.
> The windstorm blew down a lot of trees onto the skidder trails I often
> visit. I did find another hyperactive site for Black-backed Woodpeckers
> near Mud Pond, west of Chamberlain Lake, east of Umbazooksus. (Are you
> paying attention, Rob Speirs?) Woodpeckers were prone to drumming as the
> sun crested the horizon, which was helpful. Saw thee BBWOs, but only heard
> one 3-toed on the Harvester Road and didn’t bother to chase it down.
>
>
>
> Roads were good, with a crust of snow and ice. But bring a spare. I spent
> dusk on Sunday night, helping a guy from Pennsylvania change a completely
> shredded tire on his Ford F-150.
>
>
>
> Bob Duchesne
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Date: 11/18/17 5:48 am
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager (WETA) yes as of ~6:40am Pond Cove
The WETA found yesterday by Brendan McKay continues in the same area that
straddles the edge of the preserve and the first house with the feeders. It
does move around. I first located it this morning in the crown of one of
the large oaks farther back from the first line of houses. It flew to one
of the trees above the feeders, then into the tall tree with bittersweet
vines, surveyed the scene then disappeared.

I checked the other side of Shore Road on my way back to the car but no
sign of it there. EBird list to post later.

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Date: 11/18/17 5:06 am
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] North Maine Woods
Excuse the somewhat belated report. I spent two days in the Telos area woods
west of Baxter last weekend, and it was lively. The adventure is now a
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UTI19HHSXo, but here's a
recap:



Very finchy. It's another good year for both crossbills. Pine Siskin numbers
are off the charts. Purple Finches were common, goldfinches only a little
less common.

Gray Jays are marauding like I've never seen. I expect family groups to
still be together, in threes and fours. But flocks have grouped up into
sixes and sevens, and they're noisy and curious.

I encountered only one Spruce Grouse in the road, but chanced upon 15 Ruffed
Grouse without trying.

Heard the bark of Saw-whet Owl right next to the campsite at Harrington
Lake.



I was mostly scouting out new locations for toe-challenged woodpeckers. The
windstorm blew down a lot of trees onto the skidder trails I often visit. I
did find another hyperactive site for Black-backed Woodpeckers near Mud
Pond, west of Chamberlain Lake, east of Umbazooksus. (Are you paying
attention, Rob Speirs?) Woodpeckers were prone to drumming as the sun
crested the horizon, which was helpful. Saw thee BBWOs, but only heard one
3-toed on the Harvester Road and didn't bother to chase it down.



Roads were good, with a crust of snow and ice. But bring a spare. I spent
dusk on Sunday night, helping a guy from Pennsylvania change a completely
shredded tire on his Ford F-150.



Bob Duchesne





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Date: 11/17/17 1:40 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week and Dickcissel Update, 11/11-11/17
Hi all,
Just a few more of my observations of note over the past seven productive days included:
- 1 male DICKCISSEL continues daily at the store through week's end, and throughout the day today, 11/17. The dull immature female-type was last seen on 11/10.~30 Snow Buntings with ~100 Horned Larks, Mayall Road, Gray/New Gloucester, 11/11 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).- 8 Snow Buntings and 8 Common Grackles, Yarmouth Town Landing, 11/11 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).- 1 American Pipit with 16 Horned Larks and 1 Snow Bunting, Stover's Point Preserve, Harpswell, 11/13 (with Jeannette).- 1 Gray Catbird, Eastern Promenade, Portland, 11/16.

My high count of Canada Geese in the "Greater Yarmouth Goose Fields" this week was down to only 367 on 11/17. One AMERICAN COOT was again reported from Woodville Road on 11/13.
I put a couple of Marion Sprague's photos of the Yellow-throated Warbler from Sabattus Pond on 11/12 in my blog here:https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2017/11/13/an-incredible-2017-fall-ducks-and-draughts/

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Date: 11/17/17 12:22 pm
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Western Tanager - Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth
Photos and notes can be seen in my eBird report;

http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S40557110

Happy fall birding!

Brendan McKay
Portland, ME

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> Just located a female Western Tanager along Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth.
> Seen feeding on bittersweet in a tree before the start of the stone wall
> and the first house. The bird was not present for the last 40 minutes of my
> observation. Will post more details and photos later.

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Date: 11/17/17 9:42 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] hoodies
Trio of Hooded Mergansers with a group of mallards & black ducks at the Muck today in Belfast.

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Date: 11/17/17 7:09 am
From: Rae Urban <raeurban...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Prothonotary Warbler in Bar Harbor
There has been a Prothonotary Warbler at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor for the past week.

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Date: 11/17/17 7:02 am
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Western Tanager - Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth
Just located a female Western Tanager along Pond Cove in Cape Elizabeth. Seen feeding on bittersweet in a tree before the start of the stone wall and the first house. The bird was not present for the last 40 minutes of my observation. Will post more details and photos later.

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Date: 11/16/17 8:04 am
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford Pool sightings (Nov 16)...
Here are some highlights from this morning:

...2 male HOODED WARBLERS continuing at Southpoint Sanctuary, Seventh St.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40534748

...14 GREAT CORMARANTS and 1 SNOWY OWL on Beach Island.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40534754

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Date: 11/15/17 5:46 pm
From: brad woodward <brad5000...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Two Hooded Warblers - South Point Sanctuary @ Biddeford Pool
There was a pair of hooded warblers this afternoon at South Point Sanctuary
in Biddeford Pool. One was an adult male -- bright yellow below, olive
back, and full black hood. The second bird had a dark black collar above
that did not connect below the neck. Both chipping softly. Photos of both
birds, but Ebird photo upload now seems to be disabled.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40522898 Photos can be seen on
Maine Birds Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/permalink/1512557305493033/

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Date: 11/15/17 4:51 pm
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: HOODED WARBLER, Fort Foster, 11/14

Hi,
I bird Fort Foster almost everyday, and was curious where you saw the Ruby
Crowned Kinglet, and the Hooded Warbler! I see your description as to where
to the Warbler was, but I was wondering if it was before the dirt road that
leads to the pavillion?

Thanks,
-Heather
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:55:31 PM UTC-5, D Lovitch wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
> Derek and I birded Fort Foster this morning. The highlight by far was the
> adult male HOODED WARBLER that we found in low shrubs at the edge of the
> woods along the entrance road, just as you come to the grass.
>
> Also of note were one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Red-winged Blackbirds, and
> one Carolina Wren, along with a growing contingent of Great Cormorants.
>
> -Jeannette
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Date: 11/15/17 5:29 am
From: Steve Barnes <stbarnes...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Visitor
Had a first year male Baltimore Oriole at one of my suet feeders this
morning.

Steve Barnes
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Date: 11/14/17 10:55 am
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] HOODED WARBLER, Fort Foster, 11/14
Hi all,

Derek and I birded Fort Foster this morning. The highlight by far was the adult male HOODED WARBLER that we found in low shrubs at the edge of the woods along the entrance road, just as you come to the grass.

Also of note were one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 4 Red-winged Blackbirds, and one Carolina Wren, along with a growing contingent of Great Cormorants.

-Jeannette

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Date: 11/13/17 6:31 am
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Red-Shouldered Hawk Freeport
Hello All,

Wondered why no birds at feeders this morning.

Then Beth pointed out an adult Red-Shouldered Hawk that had swooped up onto
a branch overlooking the feeder.

Flew away and now juncos are working the feeder.

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Date: 11/12/17 4:05 pm
From: Hodgkins <hodgki...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sabattus Pond ducks and shorebirds




Nice variety of birds at Sabattus Pond this afternoon, including Long-tailed Duck (1), Coot (2), White-rumped Sandpipers (17), Dunlin (1), Pintails (4), American Wigeon (2), and the more regular ducks. Complete list and some good and bad photos are at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40476543

Glenn Hodgkins
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Date: 11/12/17 2:55 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, American Coot, White-rumped Sandpipers, etc, Sabattus Pond, 11/12
Hi all,Our Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! "Fall Ducks and Draughts"  tour with our partners, The Maine Bus, visit Sabattus Pond in Sabattus today.
A most unexpected highlight today was a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in the trees at Martin's Point Park. It's the white-lored subspecies from the interior of the continent. 
It was feeding around the tall white pines in the park, associating with a roving band of Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and Golden-crowned Kinglets. A screen-captured photo on a bumpy bus ride from Marion Sprague has been posted on our store's Facebook page, but we/she'll post better photos later. Those seeking the bird should also check the adjacent neighborhood, which has quite a few feeders, if it's not in the park. 
Other highlights, of the more expected variety, included 1 AMERICAN COOT, 10 truant WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS with about 20 Dunlin, all of which were at the south end beach. A total of 13 species of waterfowl were tallied. 
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Date: 11/12/17 1:26 pm
From: GARY ROBERTS <christine51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Passy Trail/Belfast
Ducky walk -

~18 male and female hooded mergansers
~24 mixed goldeneyes
~36 male and female buffleheads
1 female red-breasted merganser
Mallards everywhere
~12 black ducks

1 common loon
1 loon I couldn't id
Only three cormorants
An increasing number of gulls everywhere. Only noticed Herrings (wasn't paying close attention)

Chris Roberts

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