Maine-birds
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4/26/17 4:16 pm <cathie.murray...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 1:48 pm Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> [Maine-birds] Maine's first state records 2015-16, ME-BRC 6th report
4/26/17 1:26 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (26 Apr 2017) Raptors
4/26/17 12:02 pm Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 10:39 am 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 6:43 am Steve Plumb <voiceofthefair...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 6:41 am Scott Hall <christian.s.hall...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 6:29 am Linda Scotland <lds...> RE: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 6:18 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> RE: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 6:07 am Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/26/17 5:50 am Sharon F. <sfinley111...> [Maine-birds] woodcocks-West Kennebunk
4/26/17 5:18 am Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 6:30 pm Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 5:21 pm Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 4:26 pm Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 4:01 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (25 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
4/25/17 3:34 pm Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...> Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 2:18 pm bayarea Ed <bayarea...> [Maine-birds] Re: Woodcock
4/25/17 11:55 am Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> [Maine-birds] Woodcock
4/25/17 8:27 am gerrishlaw via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Little Blue Heron in Kennebunkport
4/25/17 6:49 am Allison Wells <awells...> [Maine-birds] RE: Photo of Fieldfare?
4/25/17 6:14 am Allison Wells <awells...> [Maine-birds] Photo of Fieldfare?
4/25/17 5:49 am Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare - No? on 4/24
4/25/17 5:24 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare - No? on 4/24
4/24/17 7:40 pm 'mzimrsm1' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
4/24/17 4:31 pm Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...> [Maine-birds] Bremen sparrows
4/24/17 4:27 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (24 Apr 2017) 153 Raptors
4/24/17 1:06 pm Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...> [Maine-birds] Willet
4/24/17 9:22 am <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] merlins in Hallowell on 4/23
4/24/17 2:11 am Susan Guare <susanguare...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
4/23/17 8:35 pm Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
4/23/17 5:56 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford/K'port sightings (Apr 21-23)...
4/23/17 5:04 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (23 Apr 2017) 145 Raptors
4/23/17 5:02 pm Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> [Maine-birds] Hirundo nwr
4/23/17 2:18 pm Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
4/23/17 10:38 am 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare yes
4/23/17 6:23 am Jessica Costa <jesslynncosta...> [Maine-birds] BHVI, Durham
4/23/17 6:05 am Peggy Page <mpage815...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare yes
4/23/17 6:01 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare 4/23 yes
4/23/17 5:03 am LNO/MWA <marka...> [Maine-birds] Fox sparrows Holden
4/22/17 7:50 pm Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare stakeout landowner
4/22/17 6:04 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (22 Apr 2017) Raptors
4/22/17 2:23 pm Joan carkhuff <jadecbags...> [Maine-birds] Tree swallows
4/22/17 1:34 pm Lena Moser <lenamoser3...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
4/22/17 1:29 pm Lena Moser <lenamoser3...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
4/22/17 12:29 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
4/22/17 12:09 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
4/22/17 10:24 am Bob Crowley <crbob...> [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes, Fryeburg
4/22/17 10:19 am Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
4/22/17 9:56 am 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] TRICOLORED HERON Wharton Point Brunswick
4/22/17 9:43 am Christine Roberts <christine51...> [Maine-birds] Eastern towhee/Belmont yard & a question
4/22/17 6:29 am aaldrich1 <aaldrich1...> [Maine-birds]
4/22/17 5:45 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Yrump and Palm Warblers, Skowhegan
4/22/17 5:34 am rob speirs <rspeirs1...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
4/21/17 3:58 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (21 Apr 2017) Raptors
4/21/17 2:26 pm Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
4/21/17 2:23 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Gb Herons, Skowhegan
4/21/17 1:16 pm Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
4/21/17 12:45 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/15-21
4/21/17 10:10 am Joan carkhuff <jadecbags...> [Maine-birds] Thirty ring neck ducks on inlet to Lake Arrowhead, Waterboro, visible from New Dam Road.
4/21/17 5:01 am Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...> Re: [Maine-birds] Vesper Sparrows @Kennebunk Plains
4/21/17 1:34 am Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
4/20/17 5:28 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (20 Apr 2017) 28 Raptors
4/20/17 5:01 pm Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare 4/20 afternoon - no
4/20/17 4:04 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Birds in Aroostook County today
4/20/17 3:51 pm Paul Wells <pfwells51...> [Maine-birds] Vesper Sparrows @Kennebunk Plains
4/20/17 2:55 pm Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> [Maine-birds] Presumed Tricolor Heron x Snowy Egret at Pelreco
4/20/17 11:24 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] Kettle of hawks!
4/20/17 11:08 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] BroadWinged Hawks CN
4/20/17 10:13 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] DC Cormorant Chases Pond
4/20/17 8:12 am <mike.windsor1...> [Maine-birds] Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Scarborough
4/20/17 7:53 am wrenyen <medea.steinman...> [Maine-birds] Kestrels Abound Downeast
4/20/17 7:48 am wrenyen <medea.steinman...> [Maine-birds] Re: FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
4/20/17 4:57 am <jeff...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare, 4/20 6:15-7:30 AM, No
4/20/17 4:21 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> [Maine-birds] kinglet
4/19/17 6:40 pm <wtownsend...> [Maine-birds] Stonington to Southwest Harbor
4/19/17 5:07 pm 'Barbara' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] Northern flicker
4/19/17 4:59 pm Susan D <spdbh...> [Maine-birds] Yellow-rumped Warblers in Liberty
4/19/17 3:45 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (19 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors
4/19/17 2:35 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
4/19/17 11:57 am Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
4/19/17 11:37 am sally Blauvelt <sally.blauvelt...> Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
4/19/17 10:48 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
4/19/17 9:18 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle
4/19/17 8:36 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Northern flicker
4/19/17 8:15 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle
4/19/17 7:51 am Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle
4/19/17 5:48 am Jeff Cherry <jeff...> [Maine-birds] Fieldfare, Newcastle
4/19/17 3:57 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Brown Thrasher and Snipe - MDI HS ponds
4/18/17 5:27 pm Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] Whip-poor-will in SW Harbor tonight
4/18/17 4:03 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (18 Apr 2017) 90 Raptors
4/18/17 3:53 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Tree Swallows, Skowhegan
4/18/17 1:42 pm Kathy <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Acadia NP
4/18/17 12:06 pm Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Sandhill Crane, Acadia NP
4/18/17 12:03 pm 'Barbara' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Phoebe pair
4/18/17 11:58 am Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] Acadia - veery
4/18/17 11:57 am Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> [Maine-birds] Little Blue Heron
4/18/17 11:54 am Wendy Sawyer <wenwhip...> Re: [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
4/18/17 11:09 am Sharon F. <sfinley111...> Re: [Maine-birds] Vermilion Flycatcher records
4/18/17 10:14 am Louis Bevier <lrbevier...> [Maine-birds] Vermilion Flycatcher records
4/18/17 6:27 am Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...> [Maine-birds] Vermillion Flycatcher - Not Seen... Yet
4/18/17 4:15 am Boots. <bootsg...> Re: [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
4/18/17 3:28 am Dave Tucker <dhtucker...> [Maine-birds] mt. Agamenticus
4/17/17 5:43 pm Kit Pfeiffer <kit.pfeiffer.maine...> [Maine-birds] Re: VERMILLION FLYCATCHER - Hog Island, 4/17 - YES
4/17/17 5:13 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (17 Apr 2017) 105 Raptors
4/17/17 1:56 pm Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] Re: Great Egret
4/17/17 1:18 pm Bob Duchesne <duchesne...> [Maine-birds] Sea duck plumage fun
4/17/17 12:43 pm Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] VERMILLION FLYCATCHER - Hog Island, 4/17 - YES
4/17/17 12:24 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] FOY RcKinglet
4/17/17 11:57 am <segela...> [Maine-birds] Unity FOYs
4/17/17 10:25 am John Lorenc <johnlorenc88...> [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
4/17/17 9:28 am Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...> [Maine-birds] Bremen, Hog Island bird - rare visitor
4/17/17 7:30 am Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
4/17/17 5:32 am Dean Tyler <dtylerphoto...> [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
4/17/17 5:07 am Linda Scotland <lds...> RE: [Maine-birds] Eastern Towhee
4/17/17 4:57 am LNO/MWA <marka...> [Maine-birds] Eastern Towhee
4/16/17 6:02 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (16 Apr 2017) 183 Raptors
4/16/17 1:08 pm Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Piping Plover and Pine Warbler
4/16/17 12:49 pm Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> [Maine-birds] Piping Plover
4/16/17 12:40 pm S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
4/16/17 6:59 am Anne Williams <awilliam...> [Maine-birds] RFI, Ecuador
4/16/17 6:25 am Dean Tyler <dtylerphoto...> [Maine-birds] Thrush ID help
4/16/17 6:23 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] MDI FOS Barn Swallow, and 10 Bald Eagles in Bass Harbor Marsh
4/15/17 8:14 pm Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Springbrook Farm (Cumberland) Snipe invasion and Merlin
4/15/17 5:59 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (15 Apr 2017) 274 Raptors
4/15/17 5:25 pm Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
4/15/17 4:49 pm RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...> [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
4/15/17 11:08 am Tammy Packie <tpackie...> [Maine-birds] FOY
4/15/17 9:23 am Mik Oyler <oylermik...> [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl - Fryeburg Harbor
4/15/17 8:25 am JMSmith <jeanette.m.smith...> [Maine-birds] FOY black throated green warblers in China
4/15/17 7:33 am Janet Galle <Janetgalle...> [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
4/15/17 4:38 am martha bowman <bowmanm110...> [Maine-birds] Eagles nesting York
4/15/17 4:20 am James Bright <bright6775...> [Maine-birds] Hermit Thrush
4/14/17 8:33 pm Guest User <jmb-nhb...> Fwd: [Maine-birds] FOY Yellow-Rumped Warblers
4/14/17 8:05 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week and New Arrivals, 4/8-14
4/14/17 5:32 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] barn swallow in Waterville
4/14/17 4:31 pm 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (14 Apr 2017) 43 Raptors
4/14/17 3:53 pm Lena Moser <lenamoser3...> [Maine-birds] "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco, Biddeford
4/14/17 3:34 pm 'Anita Mueller' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Kestrel pair Millinocket Airport
4/14/17 3:24 pm J. C. Stormer <jay.ae4mz...> [Maine-birds] FOY Yellow-Rumped Warblers
4/14/17 1:17 pm Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
4/14/17 11:17 am David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] Palm warblers
4/14/17 9:50 am Ronald Harrell <rharrell9...> [Maine-birds] Census of Belfast Bay on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4/14/17 8:28 am Elias B. <ebbornhofft...> [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
4/14/17 8:23 am Elias B. <ebbornhofft...> [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
4/14/17 7:48 am Bob Knight <bob...> [Maine-birds] FOY Wood ducks, GBHE, EAPH,OSPR and a BEAR in Brooksville
4/14/17 6:38 am Rafael Adams <soposup...> [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
4/13/17 8:04 pm Elias B. <ebbornhofft...> [Maine-birds] Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
4/13/17 3:38 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (13 Apr 2017) 45 Raptors
4/13/17 2:56 pm Loring Danforth <ldanfort...> Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 7 updates in 7 topics
4/13/17 1:18 pm 'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Purple Finch - Sanford
4/13/17 6:27 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings, Camden
4/13/17 6:08 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Little Blue still at Weskeag
4/12/17 5:05 pm Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] snipe in Sidney!
4/12/17 3:51 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (12 Apr 2017) 186 Raptors
4/12/17 2:51 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] FOYs in Hallowell, inc brown thrasher
4/12/17 12:09 pm Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
4/12/17 10:55 am 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Brown Creeper
4/12/17 6:59 am Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...> [Maine-birds] Eurasian Widgeon Drake Messalonskee Boat ramp
4/12/17 6:27 am Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...> [Maine-birds] Wood Ducks, Camden
4/12/17 5:45 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] What a difference a week makes.
4/12/17 5:29 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Wh-throats and Rusty BB,Skowhegan
4/12/17 5:21 am Kit Pfeiffer <kit.pfeiffer.maine...> [Maine-birds] Anyone heard a Long-Earred Owl?
4/12/17 4:48 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] Cowbirds Cape Neddick
4/12/17 4:23 am CHRIS ROBERTS <christine51...> [Maine-birds] Pine warbler on suet/Belmont
4/12/17 3:51 am Dave Tucker <dhtucker...> [Maine-birds] Mt. A and York
4/12/17 2:29 am <segela...> [Maine-birds] Re: Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
4/11/17 5:33 pm Rafael Adams <soposup...> [Maine-birds] Sparrows @ Pleasanthill Preserve, Scarborough
4/11/17 5:07 pm <itsaholly...> [Maine-birds] On Scarborough Marsh 04/11- Highlights included...
4/11/17 4:44 pm AMF <znse37...> Re: [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
4/11/17 3:56 pm 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (11 Apr 2017) 361 Raptors, BLACK VULTURE, and TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE!
4/11/17 3:43 pm Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> Re: [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
4/11/17 3:17 pm Carol Muth <suzmuth...> [Maine-birds] Eastern Phoebe- Town Hill (Bar Harbor)
4/11/17 1:57 pm Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
4/11/17 1:41 pm Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...> [Maine-birds] Bradbury Hawk Watch
4/11/17 1:12 pm Rich MacDonald <rich...> [Maine-birds] some MDI FOYs
4/11/17 12:55 pm Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> [Maine-birds] FOYs in Brunswick
4/11/17 12:25 pm AMF <znse37...> [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
4/11/17 10:37 am Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine birds
4/11/17 10:25 am 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Scarborough Pine Warblers
4/11/17 4:31 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Pied-billed Grebe Fortunes Rock
4/11/17 4:20 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> [Maine-birds] pine warbler
4/11/17 2:59 am Susan Guare <susanguare...> Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
4/10/17 5:42 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (10 Apr 2017) 439 Raptors
4/10/17 3:12 pm S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] Re: York County sightings: FORSTER'S TERN and more...
4/10/17 2:30 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] York County sightings: FORSTER'S TERN and more...
4/10/17 2:03 pm S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] East Point Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
4/10/17 1:49 pm Herb Wilson <whwilson...> [Maine-birds] Web app on spring arrival dates
4/10/17 1:40 pm Seth Benz <sbenz...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: camera equipment for sale
4/10/17 1:33 pm Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...> [Maine-birds] FOYs Buxton
4/10/17 1:11 pm Dona Seegers <donaseegers...> [Maine-birds] Pine warbler
4/10/17 1:09 pm Rich MacDonald <rich...> [Maine-birds] MDI Great Egrets and FOY phoebe
4/10/17 12:36 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Phoebe and Pine Warbler,Skowhegan
4/10/17 11:07 am S. Davis <kd7gxf...> [Maine-birds] East Point Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
4/10/17 9:40 am Ann Nesslage <anesslage...> [Maine-birds] webber pond, Bremen
4/10/17 8:34 am CHRIS ROBERTS <christine51...> [Maine-birds] Belmont phoebes repairing their nest
4/10/17 8:18 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Kingfisher,Skowhegan
4/10/17 8:14 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] Chipping Sparrows
4/10/17 7:21 am pegfamhist via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] FOY Tree Swallows, etc
4/10/17 6:50 am Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> [Maine-birds] 3 Black-crowned Night Herons
4/10/17 6:06 am Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
4/10/17 5:55 am Sharon F. <sfinley111...> [Maine-birds] Triple play in West kennebunk
4/10/17 5:24 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
4/10/17 5:13 am Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...> [Maine-birds] tree swallows and phoebe in Sidney
4/10/17 4:26 am Maggie Strickland <gallinasviejas...> Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
4/10/17 4:05 am Sarah Caputo <catbird338...> [Maine-birds] phoebe
4/9/17 6:51 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] Great owl, FOY Fox Sparrow, and woodcock action in Hallowell
4/9/17 4:41 pm 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (09 Apr 2017) 69 Raptors
4/9/17 4:36 pm Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...> [Maine-birds] Downeast Birding
4/9/17 4:31 pm Allison Wells <awells...> Re: [Maine-birds] BOWAs Portland
4/9/17 2:44 pm Joanne Stevens <joshawk...> [Maine-birds] BOWAs Portland
4/9/17 2:12 pm David Small <docfinsdave...> [Maine-birds] American bald eagle and black guillemot
4/9/17 1:37 pm 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> [Maine-birds] Glossy Ibis Scarborough Marsh
4/9/17 1:11 pm Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...> [Maine-birds] Samo highlight of the day
4/9/17 12:24 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] FOY Dc Cormorants, Skowhegan
4/9/17 11:13 am Bill Grabin <grabin137...> [Maine-birds] FOY Palm Warbler - Bidd Pool
4/9/17 9:50 am Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...> [Maine-birds] Purple Finches
4/9/17 8:00 am Ann Nesslage <anesslage...> [Maine-birds] Webber Pond, Bremen good loon news
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4/7/17 11:12 am Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> [Maine-birds] Tree Swallow flock in Gardiner
4/7/17 9:47 am Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3...> [Maine-birds] Great Blues in Brunswick
4/7/17 8:07 am Allison Wells <awells...> [Maine-birds] White-crowned Sparrow, Gardiner
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4/6/17 5:08 pm Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...> [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
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4/2/17 4:10 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] Re: American woodcock...timberdoodle
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4/1/17 1:48 pm Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] N. Shrike
4/1/17 1:00 pm Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...> [Maine-birds] Snow and Pink-footed at Samoset
4/1/17 12:54 pm JMSmith <jeanette.m.smith...> [Maine-birds] Killdeer in China
4/1/17 10:48 am Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> [Maine-birds] RFI - Western Tanager
4/1/17 10:30 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Com Redpoll continues
4/1/17 9:44 am Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Snow and Pink-footed at Samoset
4/1/17 9:30 am Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...> [Maine-birds] Pintails and other ducks, Skowhegan
3/31/17 5:43 pm RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...> [Maine-birds] MACHAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
3/31/17 5:21 pm Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...> [Maine-birds] Ducks beginning to fill out Augusta-Belgrade open water
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3/31/17 3:08 pm Kit Pfeiffer <kit.pfeiffer.maine...> [Maine-birds] Rusty Blackbirds (4) in Whitefield
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3/31/17 2:19 pm Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...> [Maine-birds] Pink-footed and others at Rockport resort
3/31/17 2:01 pm Sean Hatch <seanarih...> [Maine-birds] Re: Turkey Vultures, Falmouth
3/31/17 1:44 pm <cathie.murray...> [Maine-birds] Re: Turkey Vultures, Falmouth
3/31/17 10:21 am Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3...> [Maine-birds] Turkey Vultures, Falmouth
3/31/17 9:57 am Anne Williams <awilliam...> Fwd: [Maine-birds] Big flight underway at Bradbury!
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3/31/17 9:08 am Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...> [Maine-birds] Sanford Lagoons ice status
3/31/17 7:18 am Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> [Maine-birds] 2 Black-crowned Night Herons, Mercy Pond in Portland
3/31/17 6:44 am Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> [Maine-birds] Re: Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Mar 2017) 22 Raptors
3/31/17 6:31 am John <berry.john...> [Maine-birds] Fish Crow - Brunswick
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3/30/17 7:22 pm Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer...> [Maine-birds] Smith's Longspur, Bear Creek, photo
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3/30/17 5:34 pm Jeff DiBella <jdibe22686...> [Maine-birds] Belted Kingfisher
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3/30/17 9:38 am Stella Walsh <stellawalsh...> [Maine-birds] Merrymeeting Audubon Trip Cancelled
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3/29/17 1:02 pm Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Kennebunkport: Piping Plover...
3/29/17 10:34 am Monika Riney <monikariney...> [Maine-birds] Snow Geese
3/29/17 6:12 am Marianne Taylor <andale62...> [Maine-birds] FOY Canada Goose, Skowhegan
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3/28/17 7:28 am Jan Pierson <jpierson...> [Maine-birds] re Peter Vickery
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3/28/17 4:39 am Brendan <bostonkingb...> [Maine-birds] Re: Basic Hawk ID Help
3/27/17 10:46 am Ann Nesslage <anesslage...> [Maine-birds] Webber Pond, Bremen
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3/27/17 5:22 am Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> [Maine-birds] Biddeford: Canvasback continues (3/26)...
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Date: 4/26/17 4:16 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Anecdotal: we had 3 males singing and dancing on April 9 around 45 minutes
after sunset right at the entrance of Hallowell's recreation area; we were
scouting for a full moon walk scheduled for the 11th. A female
(presumably) flew in while we were standing still, and sat quietly in the
snow near us while the males whizzed around
On April 11 we heard at least one male in the same place, but human
activity interfered with the patient listening we were able to do two
nights before.
I am not sharing this for statistical purposes, but we were happy to hear
and see at least 3 males were still dancing after that March snow!
I have always wondered if the loud soundscape we have created interferes
with their courting. A pasture edge I watched 25 years ago with consistent
courting behavior is so loud with the thruway now that I can't hear the
birds, if they are there...of course my hearing isn't what it used to be
either, but I do wonder...

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3:02:20 PM UTC-4, BAB wrote:
>
> What would concern me most from Scott and Jeff's input is that the major
> wintering area of the woodcock is the Gulf coast. Having lived in
> Louisiana in the late '70s, early '80s I can verify that the countryside is
> still being "reclaimed" for agriculture and development. Even in the short
> time I was there I saw potholes drained, streams channeled, and field
> hedgerows disappear as the demand for wall to wall cotton and soybean
> fields increased. I can "re-engineer" my woodland edge to be early
> successional vegetation (I'm currently doing just that) but that won't help
> if there are fewer birds returning. It reminds me of the noticeable drop
> in neotropical migrants in that same period, 1970s, due to loss of
> wintering habitat in southern Mexico and Central America. At least others
> have noticed the decline and there are efforts to quantify that with data.
> Whether that will stop the continued drainage of swamp areas or the
> restoration of appropriate breeding area .....well, we'll see.
>
> bab
>
>
>

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Date: 4/26/17 1:48 pm
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine's first state records 2015-16, ME-BRC 6th report
With all the hoopla over Maine’s recent rarities, the Vermilion Flycatcher and Fieldfare, now might be a good time to read about other rare finds in the state over the past couple of years, including species new to Maine. The sixth report of the Maine Bird Records Committee was published in this month’s Bird Observer. If you don’t subscribe to the Bird Observer, you should. Please go here and consider subscribing: http://www.birdobserver.org

Thanks to Bird Observer, a reprint of our report is available on the Maine Bird Records Committee web site here:
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/reports

Highlights of the report include eight species accepted as documented for the first time in the state of Maine:

Great Knot (Keenan Yakola hits it out of the park!)
Surfbird (Tin Mountain Bird Society makes its debut)
Ancient Murrelet (John Drury found in his words a "handsome wee craft”)
Tufted Puffin (what do John James Audubon and Ralph Eldridge have in common?)
Trindade Petrel (Doug Hitchcox, we love you anyway)
Crested Caracara (Steve and Debby Muse weren't fiddling around and brought music to our ears)
Rock Wren (Tom and Pat Cabe showed that field descriptions *at the time* are good)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Lysle Brinker does it again)

In addition, most will remember the Black-throated Sparrow at Winter Harbor from January to March last year (thanks to Chuck Whitney, Ed and Debbie Hawkes, and others). That provided the first solid evidence of that species for the state. These records brought the total number of accepted species on Maine’s state list to 453, but we do have at least two more to add…they need to be reviewed and accepted, but 455 is a good bet for the current state list total.

Thanks to the entire committee and secretary Becky Marvil for all the hard work.

Good birding!

Louis Bevier
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Date: 4/26/17 1:26 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (26 Apr 2017) Raptors




Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 26, 2017 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Turkey Vulture | 0 | 251 | 511 |
| Osprey | 0 | 292 | 292 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 28 | 63 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 162 | 166 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 0 | 391 | 403 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 0 | 48 | 56 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 5 | 7 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 0 | 76 | 124 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 0 | 885 | 885 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 0 | 92 | 154 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 0 | 398 | 399 |
| Merlin | 0 | 31 | 32 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 4 | 5 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 4 | 4 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 3 | 4 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 21 | 25 |
| Total: | 0 | 2694 | 3133 |



(No count conducted today)


Weather:
Today's count was canceled due to the inclement weather. Rain persistedthroughout the day, becoming heavy at times. At the time of writing, acoastal flood advisory is in effect.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Tomorrow we should see an end to the steady rain. Dense fog could hangaround for the morning hours, with mostly cloudy skies for the rest of theday. A chance of small occasional showers remains. Highs may reach into theupper 50s. Winds should be light, mostly from the northeast, with somevariability. Early fog might delay the start. If birds do move tomorrow, Isuspect to see many of them in powered flight. I'm looking forward togetting back up there.Don't forget, this weekend is the Feathers Over Freeport event. Fun for allages. Link below.http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/feathers_over_freeport.shtml

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp




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Date: 4/26/17 12:02 pm
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
What would concern me most from Scott and Jeff's input is that the major
wintering area of the woodcock is the Gulf coast. Having lived in
Louisiana in the late '70s, early '80s I can verify that the countryside is
still being "reclaimed" for agriculture and development. Even in the short
time I was there I saw potholes drained, streams channeled, and field
hedgerows disappear as the demand for wall to wall cotton and soybean
fields increased. I can "re-engineer" my woodland edge to be early
successional vegetation (I'm currently doing just that) but that won't help
if there are fewer birds returning. It reminds me of the noticeable drop
in neotropical migrants in that same period, 1970s, due to loss of
wintering habitat in southern Mexico and Central America. At least others
have noticed the decline and there are efforts to quantify that with data.
Whether that will stop the continued drainage of swamp areas or the
restoration of appropriate breeding area .....well, we'll see.

bab

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Date: 4/26/17 10:39 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Hi all,
I agree with Scott and Jeff about the (likely primary) cause and circumstances related to the long-term decline of American Woodcocks - at least from a modern perspective. I also think contributing factors include the species susceptibility to collisions with the growing abundance of lighted communications towers, wind turbines, skyscrapers, and other anthropomorphic light pollution.  Additionally, as an early - if at least partially facultative migrant - it may be rather susceptible to wildly unusual meteorological events, which are  increasing in frequency and abnormality due to climate change, in addition to the otherwise obvious shifting seasons.
 It's hard to quantify how much of an impact - especially from a population-level perspective - that collisions and storms have on the species (and I suspect a relatively small impact overall compared to the aforementioned habitat loss), but both of these were clearly factors in the massive fallout and high mortality resulting in the mid-March snowstorm that slammed the northeast last month.  Here's a short article in the New York Times, for example:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/nyregion/an-early-bird-gets-caught-in-the-snowstorm.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront&referer=http://m.facebook.com/&_r=0

Now I am rarely an alarmist about how one single event can affect a population, but we have some examples of this from the past (Chimney Swifts and a tropical storm from about ten years ago comes to mind, but I would have to dig for the specifics). And what troubles me are the numerous reports about reduced and missing woodcocks this spring that started this thread. Wildlife rehabbers from New Jersey to Maine reported an unusual amount of woodcock patients this spring, either directly downed by the storm, or unable to find open, soft ground to forage in for days and even weeks after the storm. We'll never know how many succumbed. 
Breeding ground surveys, such as the one mentioned by Scott, will shed a significant amount of light on the topic. However, it's impossible to ignore the overall paucity of displaying woodcocks throughout the state this spring. And it's not just a steady downward decline; it's a rather precipitous decline if our perceptions are accurate.  
For example, on my annual "Woodcocks Gone Wild" tour at Pineland Farms, where I had 4-5 displaying birds last spring (down from 8-10 when we started this outing a decade ago) we had exactly ONE this year. In a local field, Jeannette and I usually hear about 6; this year, our high count was 2.
So either a lot of woodcocks didn't make it back this year, or perhaps (hopefully) the delayed season kept the birds behind schedule and when they got here, they made up for lost time and got right down to business. Or maybe the storm shunted migrants to our west, where they stayed to breed, never really filling back into Maine? Maybe. Systematic surveys will be key at helping decipher what at the very least, is a very "odd" year for American Woodcocks in Maine.
-Derek 
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From: Scott Hall <christian.s.hall...>
To: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Cc: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>; "<maine-birds...>" <maine-birds...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock

Hey All, I usually don't weigh into these discussions,however, I thought I would add my two cents. The best current measure forwoodcock abundance (at scale, the continent) is the annual singing groundsurvey run by the USFWS. The routes are run by volunteers, like the BBSsurveys. (https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/surveys-and-data/Population-status/Woodcock/AmericanWoodcockStatusReport16.pdf). Overall, the long-term trend is not encouraging forwoodcock and not surprisingly, for other early succession forest dependentspecies (i.e. New England cottontail, black racer, golden-winged warbler etc). Habitatloss (absence of old field succession and young forest from regenerating cuts) iscertainly a factor for woodcock; however, the nuance of why young forest isdeclining on the landscape is a complex conversation tied to many factorsincluding development (lot size), values placed on forests (aversion to "cuts"),market conditions that promote forest management and a long history of forestmanagement that has placed a premium on high quality timber for sale. The youngforest (https://youngforest.org/) and timberdoodle ​(https://timberdoodle.org/) websites aregreat resources for learning more about the issues and significant work that isoccurring with public and private landowners to restore, create  and manage habitat for a diversity ofwildlife.   Sorry, off the soap box and back to work.  Scott H
On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Jeff Wells <jeffwells...> wrote:

A little out-of-date (2007) but attached is section on American Woodcock from my book Birder’s Conservation Handbook that also has some background. Jeff From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:maine-birds@ googlegroups.com]On Behalf Of Bruce Bartrug
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:07 AM
To: <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating dance.  However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers.  Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell.  It could be New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the "edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding.  However the comment about pesticides is of concern.  Thirty years ago in Maine, one would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving.  When was the last time you had to clean a bug-spot?  Thanks again to respondents.
Conservation
status via IUCN
Least ConcernThe American Woodcock is fairly numerous, although it is hard to detect with standardized surveys like the North American Breeding Bird Survey or Christmas Bird Count. Best estimates from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest their populations have slowly been declining between 1966 and 2014; declines are most evident in New England, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and Minnesota. This species is on the2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action. Woodcocks are one of the few shorebirds that are still hunted. Hunting tolls have declined from about 1.5 million per year in the 1970s to about 300,000 per year in the 2010s. Hunting has not been shown to influence large-scale population trends; recent declines may be related to natural forest succession combined with habitat loss due to development. Because they forage on the forest floor, woodcocks can accumulate pesticides in their bodies from aerial spraying against forest-insect pests. Their heavy diet of earthworms makes them vulnerable to poisoning by lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals. To prevent further population declines, people may need to focus on preserving even-aged habitats suitable for breeding, including large areas of shrubland and young forest. Woodcocks may be extending their range northward and westward, using northern coniferous forests that are being opened up by large-scale harvesting. --
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Date: 4/26/17 6:43 am
From: Steve Plumb <voiceofthefair...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Yes, bug-spots have declined in many places although probably not missed by many. 2 years ago I commuted along route 220 between Waldoboro and Unity for 11 months. There were times when bug-spots were still a problem.
By the way it is also a road where hundreds if not thousand of small frogs (and toads?) still die each year crossing the road. I saw my first (it crossed successfully) for the year on April 11th this year. On a dry night no less.
Also, on 4/20 in S Liberty along 220, I saw a Turkey Vulture eating a roadkill skunk and a standoff between a Bald Eagle and crow over some unidentifiable bit of roadkill.

Steve Plumb

> On Apr 26, 2017, at 9:07 AM, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating dance. However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers. Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell. It could be New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the "edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding. However the comment about pesticides is of concern. Thirty years ago in Maine, one would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving. When was the last time you had to clean a bug-spot? Thanks again to respondents.
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Date: 4/26/17 6:41 am
From: Scott Hall <christian.s.hall...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Hey All,



I usually don't weigh into these discussions, however, I thought I would
add my two cents. The best current measure for woodcock abundance (at
scale, the continent) is the annual singing ground survey run by the USFWS.
The routes are run by volunteers, like the BBS surveys. (
https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/surveys-and-data/Population-status/Woodcock/AmericanWoodcockStatusReport16.pdf
).



Overall, the long-term trend is not encouraging for woodcock and not
surprisingly, for other early succession forest dependent species (i.e. New
England cottontail, black racer, golden-winged warbler etc). Habitat loss
(absence of old field succession and young forest from regenerating cuts)
is certainly a factor for woodcock; however, the nuance of why young forest
is declining on the landscape is a complex conversation tied to many
factors including development (lot size), values placed on forests
(aversion to "cuts"), market conditions that promote forest management and
a long history of forest management that has placed a premium on high
quality timber for sale. The young forest (https://youngforest.org/) and
timberdoodle ​(https://timberdoodle.org/) websites are great resources for
learning more about the issues and significant work that is occurring with
public and private landowners to restore, create and manage habitat for a
diversity of wildlife.



Sorry, off the soap box and back to work.



Scott H

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
wrote:

> A little out-of-date (2007) but attached is section on American Woodcock
> from my book Birder’s Conservation Handbook that also has some background.
>
>
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
> *From:* <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>]
> *On Behalf Of *Bruce Bartrug
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:07 AM
> *To:* <maine-birds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
>
>
>
> Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating
> dance. However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years
> or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers.
> Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell. It could be
> New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the
> "edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding. However
> the comment about pesticides is of concern. Thirty years ago in Maine, one
> would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving. When was the last
> time you had to clean a bug-spot? Thanks again to respondents.
> Conservation
>
> status via IUCN <http://www.iucnredlist.org/>
>
>
> Least Concern
>
> The American Woodcock is fairly numerous, although it is hard to detect
> with standardized surveys like the North American Breeding Bird Survey or
> Christmas Bird Count. Best estimates from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest
> their populations have slowly been declining between 1966 and 2014;
> declines are most evident in New England, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and
> Minnesota. This species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List
> <http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2014/>, which lists species most in
> danger of extinction without significant conservation action. Woodcocks are
> one of the few shorebirds that are still hunted. Hunting tolls have
> declined from about 1.5 million per year in the 1970s to about 300,000 per
> year in the 2010s. Hunting has not been shown to influence large-scale
> population trends; recent declines may be related to natural forest
> succession combined with habitat loss due to development. Because they
> forage on the forest floor, woodcocks can accumulate pesticides in their
> bodies from aerial spraying against forest-insect pests. Their heavy diet
> of earthworms makes them vulnerable to poisoning by lead, cadmium, and
> other heavy metals. To prevent further population declines, people may need
> to focus on preserving even-aged habitats suitable for breeding, including
> large areas of shrubland and young forest. Woodcocks may be extending their
> range northward and westward, using northern coniferous forests that are
> being opened up by large-scale harvesting.
>
>
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Date: 4/26/17 6:29 am
From: Linda Scotland <lds...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
We lived at the edge of the salt marsh and Cape Neddick River, lots of shrubs and trees and open marsh. I have been keeping records for more than 20 years. This year I heard a woodcock on March 9th and then the snows came and I heard nothing for weeks. I was talking about this with the staff from the Center for Wildlife and they had quite a few admitted and I was worried that ours had perished. However, two weeks ago our woodcocks starting dancing again, much to my delight and relief.



I'm sure the late snow took a big toll on these wonderful birds. But, at least here, some have survived.



Linda Scotland



From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>] On Behalf Of Jeff Wells
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:17 AM
To: Bruce Bartrug; <maine-birds...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Woodcock



A little out-of-date (2007) but attached is section on American Woodcock from my book Birder’s Conservation Handbook that also has some background.



Jeff



From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>] On Behalf Of Bruce Bartrug
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:07 AM
To: <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock



Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating dance. However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers. Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell. It could be New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the "edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding. However the comment about pesticides is of concern. Thirty years ago in Maine, one would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving. When was the last time you had to clean a bug-spot? Thanks again to respondents.


Conservation


status via IUCN <http://www.iucnredlist.org/>

<https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bbimages/aab/species/consv/least_concern.png>
Least Concern

The American Woodcock is fairly numerous, although it is hard to detect with standardized surveys like the North American Breeding Bird Survey or Christmas Bird Count. Best estimates from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest their populations have slowly been declining between 1966 and 2014; declines are most evident in New England, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and Minnesota. This species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List <http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2014/> , which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action. Woodcocks are one of the few shorebirds that are still hunted. Hunting tolls have declined from about 1.5 million per year in the 1970s to about 300,000 per year in the 2010s. Hunting has not been shown to influence large-scale population trends; recent declines may be related to natural forest succession combined with habitat loss due to development. Because they forage on the forest floor, woodcocks can accumulate pesticides in their bodies from aerial spraying against forest-insect pests. Their heavy diet of earthworms makes them vulnerable to poisoning by lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals. To prevent further population declines, people may need to focus on preserving even-aged habitats suitable for breeding, including large areas of shrubland and young forest. Woodcocks may be extending their range northward and westward, using northern coniferous forests that are being opened up by large-scale harvesting.



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Date: 4/26/17 6:18 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
A little out-of-date (2007) but attached is section on American Woodcock from my book Birder’s Conservation Handbook that also has some background.

Jeff

From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>] On Behalf Of Bruce Bartrug
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:07 AM
To: <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock

Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating dance. However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers. Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell. It could be New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the "edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding. However the comment about pesticides is of concern. Thirty years ago in Maine, one would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving. When was the last time you had to clean a bug-spot? Thanks again to respondents.
Conservation
status via IUCN<http://www.iucnredlist.org/>
[https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bbimages/aab/species/consv/least_concern.png]
Least Concern

The American Woodcock is fairly numerous, although it is hard to detect with standardized surveys like the North American Breeding Bird Survey or Christmas Bird Count. Best estimates from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest their populations have slowly been declining between 1966 and 2014; declines are most evident in New England, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and Minnesota. This species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List<http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2014/>, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action. Woodcocks are one of the few shorebirds that are still hunted. Hunting tolls have declined from about 1.5 million per year in the 1970s to about 300,000 per year in the 2010s. Hunting has not been shown to influence large-scale population trends; recent declines may be related to natural forest succession combined with habitat loss due to development. Because they forage on the forest floor, woodcocks can accumulate pesticides in their bodies from aerial spraying against forest-insect pests. Their heavy diet of earthworms makes them vulnerable to poisoning by lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals. To prevent further population declines, people may need to focus on preserving even-aged habitats suitable for breeding, including large areas of shrubland and young forest. Woodcocks may be extending their range northward and westward, using northern coniferous forests that are being opened up by large-scale harvesting.

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Date: 4/26/17 6:07 am
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Thanks, it's nice to hear others are hearing woodcock doing their mating
dance. However, it would take observations in the same area for 20 years
or more to determine is there has been a local decline in it's numbers.
Added here is a comment on conservation status from Cornell. It could be
New England is seeing a resurgence of more mature forests instead of the
"edge" and shrubby fields preferred by the woodcock for breeding. However
the comment about pesticides is of concern. Thirty years ago in Maine, one
would get bug-spots on one's windshield while driving. When was the last
time you had to clean a bug-spot? Thanks again to respondents.

Conservation
status via IUCN <http://www.iucnredlist.org/>

Least Concern

The American Woodcock is fairly numerous, although it is hard to detect
with standardized surveys like the North American Breeding Bird Survey or
Christmas Bird Count. Best estimates from the Breeding Bird Survey suggest
their populations have slowly been declining between 1966 and 2014;
declines are most evident in New England, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and
Minnesota. This species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List
<http://www.stateofthebirds.org/2014/>, which lists species most in danger
of extinction without significant conservation action. Woodcocks are one of
the few shorebirds that are still hunted. Hunting tolls have declined from
about 1.5 million per year in the 1970s to about 300,000 per year in the
2010s. Hunting has not been shown to influence large-scale population
trends; recent declines may be related to natural forest succession
combined with habitat loss due to development. Because they forage on the
forest floor, woodcocks can accumulate pesticides in their bodies from
aerial spraying against forest-insect pests. Their heavy diet of earthworms
makes them vulnerable to poisoning by lead, cadmium, and other heavy
metals. To prevent further population declines, people may need to focus on
preserving even-aged habitats suitable for breeding, including large areas
of shrubland and young forest. Woodcocks may be extending their range
northward and westward, using northern coniferous forests that are being
opened up by large-scale harvesting.

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Date: 4/26/17 5:50 am
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] woodcocks-West Kennebunk
I heard one the evening of the Saturday snowstorm-have not heard any since-normally have them here for a week or two on a yearly basis. I figured that the unusual spring weather messed up their migration timing and routes but that is just a guess...Sharon in West K.

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Date: 4/26/17 5:18 am
From: Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
I've had a woodcock here in Holden in the exact same spot for about 4 years now. He came again this year. I haven't been available to listen for about a week, and hope he's still here.

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> On Apr 25, 2017, at 6:34 PM, Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...> wrote:
>
> I’ve been wondering the same here in Buxton, Bruce
>
> The Woodcock has traditionally been one of the first returnees from migration arriving between 3/30 & 4/8 in the past few years, sometimes even before the Phoebe. I’ve still yet to hear one this year despite listening carefully every night at the right time.
>
> Our neighbor’s Christmas tree farm is now gone but for a half a dozen remaining trees, so I wonder if this is the reason and it’s habitat is no longer available?
>
> Cheers
>
> —mco
>
>
>> On Apr 25, 2017, at 14:55, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:
>>
>> Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately? Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet another) decline in numbers?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> BAB
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Date: 4/25/17 6:30 pm
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
We watched the ritual at a friends house in North Monmouth on Saturday
evening. They get them in the field behind their house pretty much every
year. It was a first for me though.
Bill Blauvelt

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> Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately?
> Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and
> recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered
> by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds
> displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet
> another) decline in numbers?
>
> Thanks,
> BAB
>
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Date: 4/25/17 5:21 pm
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Hey all,
I was traveling at the time, but seem to remember there was a period earlier when there were some posts where woodcock were starting to show up which was followed by a large snowfall. I think a number of them were rescued in a rather emaciated state. Not sure how many may have arrived in that wave but is it possible that the normal abundance perished at that time due to the storms? Hopefully not, but it seems a likely culprit.

Thank you,
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Date: 4/25/17 4:26 pm
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock

I have only heard 1 bird - possibly - it was only a very short call - and I usually have dueling Timberdoodle displays. Habitat is the same with pasture and wet woods so not sure what is going on, other than a cold spring.

Sarah

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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock

I’ve been wondering the same here in Buxton, Bruce

The Woodcock has traditionally been one of the first returnees from migration arriving between 3/30 & 4/8 in the past few years, sometimes even before the Phoebe. I’ve still yet to hear one this year despite listening carefully every night at the right time.

Our neighbor’s Christmas tree farm is now gone but for a half a dozen remaining trees, so I wonder if this is the reason and it’s habitat is no longer available?

Cheers

—mco


On Apr 25, 2017, at 14:55, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...><mailto:<bbartrug...>> wrote:

Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately? Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet another) decline in numbers?

Thanks,
BAB

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Date: 4/25/17 4:01 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (25 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 25, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 0 292 292
> Bald Eagle 0 28 63
> Northern Harrier 0 162 166
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 391 403
> Cooper's Hawk 1 48 56
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 76 124
> Broad-winged Hawk 2 885 885
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 92 154
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 398 399
> Merlin 0 31 32
> Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 21 25
> Total: 5 2694 3133
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.25 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Mid morning, students and teachers from Westbrook Middle School arrived at the summit, some helped scan the surrounding area, while others asked me questions or ventured off to explore the secret caves. Unfortunately, there was not anything to be seen while they were here. However, less than two minutes after they all left, I had three different species of raptors skim the summit. Mid afternoon brought a small walking group of 5 women who were all nature and bird enthusiasts. I enjoyed talking with them and I was glad they were able to view some of the local birds.
>
> Weather:
> Bradbury Mountain refused to succumb to the approaching weather system today. Light rain started and stopped for most of the count period. The radar image looked like the profile of an alligator's head, mouth agape, with Bradbury situated between its jaws, the one clear spot. I could see precipitation all around and a few times I thought my day was about to end, but the rain never settled in. There was a brief period when it was surprisingly pleasant and calm. Winds were light, ranging from northeast to east-southeast. Temperatures remained just below 50 degrees.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Not much of an air show today. Local birds were active. Osprey were seen a couple of times carrying fish.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> There was not a lot of Passerine activity or non raptor migrants. Northbound birds included:
> 3 Double-crested Cormorants
> 3 Common Loons
> 2 American Goldfinch
>
> Predictions:
> Uh oh! Storm a comin'. Could be wet, real wet. Let's pick this back up on Thursday.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/25/17 3:34 pm
From: Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
I’ve been wondering the same here in Buxton, Bruce

The Woodcock has traditionally been one of the first returnees from migration arriving between 3/30 & 4/8 in the past few years, sometimes even before the Phoebe. I’ve still yet to hear one this year despite listening carefully every night at the right time.

Our neighbor’s Christmas tree farm is now gone but for a half a dozen remaining trees, so I wonder if this is the reason and it’s habitat is no longer available?

Cheers

—mco


> On Apr 25, 2017, at 14:55, Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately? Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet another) decline in numbers?
>
> Thanks,
> BAB
>
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Date: 4/25/17 2:18 pm
From: bayarea Ed <bayarea...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Woodcock
I had woodcock displaying for 20 years in the evenings of March-April like
clockwork. Have not had any in the last 10 years or so.

Ed
Flanders,


Belfast, Maine

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-4, BAB wrote:
>
> Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately?
> Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and
> recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered
> by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds
> displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet
> another) decline in numbers?
>
> Thanks,
> BAB
>
> --
> Bruce Bartrug
> Nobleboro, Maine, USA
> <bbar......> <javascript:>
> www.brucebartrug.com
>
> •The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but
> 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: 4/25/17 11:55 am
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Woodcock
Has anyone heard the evening mating ritual of the male woodcock lately?
Used to have them on the edge of our woods until 10 or 12 years ago, and
recently found none along a nearby stream bottom. This bottom is bordered
by a mowed field where in years past there were two to four birds
displaying along the field edge. Is the woodcock experiencing (yet
another) decline in numbers?

Thanks,
BAB

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Date: 4/25/17 8:27 am
From: gerrishlaw via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Blue Heron in Kennebunkport
Wading in the Kennebunk River, nabbing fish, spotted from the Bridge on
North Street leaving the Center of Town, near the Post Office.

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Date: 4/25/17 6:49 am
From: Allison Wells <awells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] RE: Photo of Fieldfare?
Thanks, folks, all set with this!


From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>] On Behalf Of Allison Wells
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:14 AM
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Photo of Fieldfare?

Greetings, MaineBirders-

Jeff and I are working writing about the Fieldfare for our Boothbay Register column this week. Does anyone have a decent pic of the Fieldfare they’d like to share, for credit? We have a few that Jeff took but they’re not great.

Would need it right away this morning.

Thanks in advance!

Allison and Jeff Wells





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Date: 4/25/17 6:14 am
From: Allison Wells <awells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Photo of Fieldfare?
Greetings, MaineBirders-

Jeff and I are working writing about the Fieldfare for our Boothbay Register column this week. Does anyone have a decent pic of the Fieldfare they'd like to share, for credit? We have a few that Jeff took but they're not great.

Would need it right away this morning.

Thanks in advance!

Allison and Jeff Wells





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Date: 4/25/17 5:49 am
From: Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare - No? on 4/24
Hi All,


No one saw the bird before I got there at about 9:17 and I stayed to about
2:40. I and others traveled all the roads on the south, west, north, and
east for several miles. I did manage to fine 8 AMRO, scattered about.

Happy birding
Andy Aldrich
North Berwick



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From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:24 AM
To: Maine-birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare - No? on 4/24

Hi all,

I didn't see any posts from yesterday, but I did get late word that the bird
was NOT seen through at least noon, despite numerous people looking. A lot
of people drove from quite a distance yesterday, and therefore we all
request that members of the Listserve PLEASE post the occasional negative
report. Those are often just as important as positive reports, especially if
people are considering traveling from some distance.

Thank you,
Derek

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Date: 4/25/17 5:24 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare - No? on 4/24
Hi all,

I didn't see any posts from yesterday, but I did get late word that the bird was NOT seen through at least noon, despite numerous people looking. A lot of people drove from quite a distance yesterday, and therefore we all request that members of the Listserve PLEASE post the occasional negative report. Those are often just as important as positive reports, especially if people are considering traveling from some distance.

Thank you,
Derek

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Date: 4/24/17 7:40 pm
From: 'mzimrsm1' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
Sea, Thanks for taking the lead on this. Marian

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:50:17 PM UTC-4, Seabird McKeon wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> If anyone more local to Newcastle can coordinate a size and address,
> Code5design.net will send a free Fieldfare T-shirt (
> http://code5design.net/product/fieldfare-short-sleeve-t-shirt/) to the
> landowner who let so many of us traipse across her lawn today to get great
> views of the bird. If you are in a position to coordinate this, please
> contact: <code5de......> <javascript:>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sea
>
>
>
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Date: 4/24/17 4:31 pm
From: Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bremen sparrows
A quick walk just before dinner turned up two Savannah sparrows in my neighbor’s field and a bright Swamp Sparrow in my back yard! Chipping sparrows galore under the feeder as well as Song and White Throated Sparrows. Oh, almost forgot, a FOY Yellow-Rumped Warbler in bright breeding plumage!

Juanita

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Date: 4/24/17 4:27 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (24 Apr 2017) 153 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 24, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 4 292 292
> Bald Eagle 0 28 63
> Northern Harrier 2 162 166
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 391 403
> Cooper's Hawk 5 47 55
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 76 124
> Broad-winged Hawk 99 883 883
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 92 154
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 18 396 397
> Merlin 3 31 32
> Peregrine Falcon 2 4 5
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 21 25
> Total: 153 2689 3128
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, Derek Lovitch, John Lorenc, Mike Chace
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> The start of the work week, and the end of school vacation brought fewer people to the hawkwatch today. Morning and afternoon hours were the busiest. 16 people stopped by the watch, while a few more continued past without stopping.
>
> Weather:
> Over the coarse of the day, winds gradually shifted from the northeast to southeast. The count ended with a steady east-southeast breeze. Visibility was good for the whole day, heat distortion being an issue at greater distances. Temperatures at midday were comfortable, in the 60s.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Another decent day. One highlight for a few of us, was a large Sharp-shinned Hawk in a steep dive towards the summit. The bird was circling above the summit when something caught its eye. Landing gear came down, wings pulled in, and the Sharpy dropped straight down into the trees in front of us. It was almost game over for the hawkwatch Phoebe. The afternoon had a nice mix of birds. Cooper's Hawks had a good hour between 3 and 4 o'clock. Today brought in a couple more Peregrine Falcons, one of which was down relatively low, and directly overhead.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Maybe due to the wind direction, we saw a relatively large number of Double-crested Cormorants close to the mountain, 112 in total. Other migrants included:
> 11 Yellow-rumped Warblers
> 6 Purple Finches
> 5 Tree Swallows
> 3 Canada Geese
> 2 Common Grackles
> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 1 Belted Kingfisher
> 1 Common Loon
>
> Predictions:
> Winds tomorrow may be a little stronger, in the 10-20mph range. The wind direction is predicted to be from the east northeast. Temps may not get much warmer than 50 degrees. Rain should be moving in by the afternoon hours. If rains hold off long enough, there could be a few migrants early on, trying to get ahead of the precipitation.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/24/17 1:06 pm
From: Peter Morelli <pmorelli2...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Willet
One willet on the mud opposite spurwink boat ramp, Scarborough


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Date: 4/24/17 9:22 am
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] merlins in Hallowell on 4/23
Hi all,
last year a merlin pair successfully fledged two young from a nest on
Central Street.
Yesterday I saw and heard two merlins vocalizing often from a tall spruce a
few blocks away from last year's site.
We'll keep an eye out to see if they set up housekeeping!

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Date: 4/24/17 2:11 am
From: Susan Guare <susanguare...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
I haven't been out to see the bird and probably won't get there. However,
I am unutterably grateful to this landowner, and so many others, who are so
generous with their land, their home, their peace, and their privacy. I
think this gift is a fantastic idea.

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:35 PM, Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...>
wrote:

> Hi Charles et al.
>
> I've got the name and address (Thanks!) and the shirt is in the queue to
> be printed and shipped. I don't have the option to add a card on my end,
> but I could ship the shirt to someone else's address and y'all could
> include whatever you wanted from there.... Let me know ASAP, as the
> machines have already been set in motion!
>
> Cheers, Sea
>
>
>
> On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:18:14 PM UTC-4, Charles Duncan wrote:
>>
>> I love this idea and hope it can work. Might there even be a way for all
>> of us who saw the bird to sign an e-card or some such to add our thanks to
>> the t-shirt gift?
>>
>> --*Charles*
>>
>> On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:50:17 PM UTC-4, Seabird McKeon wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> If anyone more local to Newcastle can coordinate a size and address,
>>> Code5design.net will send a free Fieldfare T-shirt (
>>> http://code5design.net/product/fieldfare-short-sleeve-t-shirt/) to the
>>> landowner who let so many of us traipse across her lawn today to get great
>>> views of the bird. If you are in a position to coordinate this, please
>>> contact: <code5de......>
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Sea
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 4/23/17 8:35 pm
From: Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
Hi Charles et al.

I've got the name and address (Thanks!) and the shirt is in the queue to be
printed and shipped. I don't have the option to add a card on my end, but
I could ship the shirt to someone else's address and y'all could include
whatever you wanted from there.... Let me know ASAP, as the machines have
already been set in motion!

Cheers, Sea



On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:18:14 PM UTC-4, Charles Duncan wrote:
>
> I love this idea and hope it can work. Might there even be a way for all
> of us who saw the bird to sign an e-card or some such to add our thanks to
> the t-shirt gift?
>
> --*Charles*
>
> On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:50:17 PM UTC-4, Seabird McKeon wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> If anyone more local to Newcastle can coordinate a size and address,
>> Code5design.net will send a free Fieldfare T-shirt (
>> http://code5design.net/product/fieldfare-short-sleeve-t-shirt/) to the
>> landowner who let so many of us traipse across her lawn today to get great
>> views of the bird. If you are in a position to coordinate this, please
>> contact: <code5de......>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Sea
>>
>>
>>
>>

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Date: 4/23/17 5:56 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford/K'port sightings (Apr 21-23)...
Here are some highlights from Biddeford and Kennebunkport:

4/21 (Friday)
...1 MERLIN and 3 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS at St. Joseph's
Cemetery on West St., Biddeford

4/23 (Sunday)
...10+ DUNLIN and ~150 PURPLE SANDPIPERS on the south jetty of the
Saco River, Hills Beach, Biddeford
...1 female GREATER SCAUP and 1 male LESSER SCAUP together near the
Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
...1 HORNED GREBE (in breeding plumage) and 2 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOWS at Lily Pond, Fortunes Rocks Rd., Biddeford
...1 LITTLE BLUE HERON along the Kennebunk River, near the Grist Mill
Property (KCT), Mill Lane, Kennebunkport

Best,
Josh

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Date: 4/23/17 5:04 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (23 Apr 2017) 145 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 11 288 288
> Bald Eagle 1 28 63
> Northern Harrier 4 160 164
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 375 387
> Cooper's Hawk 0 42 50
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 107 784 784
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 90 152
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 7 378 379
> Merlin 1 28 29
> Peregrine Falcon 1 2 3
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 2 20 24
> Total: 145 2536 2975
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, Don Thompson, Sea Mckeon
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Quite a lot of people visited the mountain today. At times, it sounded like a day at the beach, minus the crashing surf. Thank you to everyone who squinted skyward with me today. Conditions were nice, and at the same time, challenging. Thanks
>
> Weather:
> Thanks to the field of Astronomy and years of personal experience, I knew the sun would be back at some point, and today was the day! The sun pummeled the summit for the duration of the day, with very few clouds to speak of. Winds at the start were north-northwest, changing to south-southeast by 1pm. From 3pm to closing, there was a very stiff and cool sea breeze from the southeast. Temperatures climbed to a high of about 60 degrees.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> I feel like I have been crying wolf about our local Goshawk. The bird seems to appear when I am the only birder on the mountain, or just before or after the arrival or departure of others. Today, the bird was seen again to the east, in the hour prior to the official start of the count. Overall, this was a good day for diversity of species. Local birds were active as migrants passed by, some low some high. Birds were, at times, difficult to find against the bright blue sky. Raptors peppered the sky in all directions with no clear flight line developing. A pair of mature Bald Eagles passed by in close proximity to the summit, chasing each other. They headed east before turning to make a second pass at eye level in front of the mountain. Unfortunately, the large crowd of forty or more people had mostly come and gone right before the birds arrived. Even though they are a common sight, this was an impressive show not to be missed.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> One Sandhill Crane slowly made its way past the mountain in the late morning. The bird could be heard vocalizing as it traveled northeast. A few birds were seen migrating north today, including:
> 148 Double-crested Cormorants
> 42 Tree Swallows
> 4 American Goldfinches
> 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers
> 1 Killdeer
> 1 Purple Finch
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird
>
> Predictions:
> More sun is predicted for tomorrow, with highs reaching towards 60 degrees. Some clouds may move in later in the day. Winds should be light. Wind maps show some variability in the direction, while other predictions are calling for east-northeast. I'll let you all know what happens tomorrow. There may be some wet weather in the coming days. With a nice day predicted for tomorrow, maybe some birds will move ahead of any rain.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/23/17 5:02 pm
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hirundo nwr
Passable day at Hirndo NWR in Alton, once the sun came out, excluding flooded Pushaw access trails -


Common Goldeneye

Wood Duck

Song Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

BC Chickadee

American Robin

Palm Warbler (many, feeding/ambling on the lawn near the pond)

Pine Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Tree Swallows

Winter Wren (singing)

Northern Flicker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker


Sarah

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Date: 4/23/17 2:18 pm
From: Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare stakeout landowner
I love this idea and hope it can work. Might there even be a way for all
of us who saw the bird to sign an e-card or some such to add our thanks to
the t-shirt gift?

--*Charles*

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:50:17 PM UTC-4, Seabird McKeon wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> If anyone more local to Newcastle can coordinate a size and address,
> Code5design.net will send a free Fieldfare T-shirt (
> http://code5design.net/product/fieldfare-short-sleeve-t-shirt/) to the
> landowner who let so many of us traipse across her lawn today to get great
> views of the bird. If you are in a position to coordinate this, please
> contact: <code5de......> <javascript:>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sea
>
>
>
>

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Date: 4/23/17 10:38 am
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare yes
Hi all,

The Fieldfare was glimpsed by many, frustratingly missed by others, and seen well by no one, within the leaf litter of the island of trees across the pond from 611 Sheepscot Road very roughly between the times of 11:30 and 12:30 (???).

I'll withhold comment about the birder who was in those woods, and may or may not have flushed the bird towards us or perhaps prevented it from coming out in the open where all would have seen it.

I would have posted sooner were it not for the lousy cell service I had there.

-Derek

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 23, 2017, at 9:05 AM, Peggy Page <mpage815...> wrote:
>
> Seen in same place as yesterday across the pond from 611 Sheepscott . Yay! Good birding!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 4/23/17 6:23 am
From: Jessica Costa <jesslynncosta...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] BHVI, Durham
My first blue-headed vireo this year and a yellow-rumped warbler at my suet
cage this am, in Durham.

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Date: 4/23/17 6:05 am
From: Peggy Page <mpage815...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare yes
Seen in same place as yesterday across the pond from 611 Sheepscott . Yay! Good birding!

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Date: 4/23/17 6:01 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare 4/23 yes
Just spotted ~8:50

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Date: 4/23/17 5:03 am
From: LNO/MWA <marka...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fox sparrows Holden
FOY a pair of Fox Sparrows this a.m.

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Date: 4/22/17 7:50 pm
From: Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare stakeout landowner
Hi,

If anyone more local to Newcastle can coordinate a size and address,
Code5design.net will send a free Fieldfare T-shirt
(http://code5design.net/product/fieldfare-short-sleeve-t-shirt/) to the
landowner who let so many of us traipse across her lawn today to get great
views of the bird. If you are in a position to coordinate this, please
contact: <code5designnet...>

Cheers,

Sea



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Date: 4/22/17 6:04 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (22 Apr 2017) Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 0 277 277
> Bald Eagle 0 27 62
> Northern Harrier 0 156 160
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 366 378
> Cooper's Hawk 0 42 50
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 677 677
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 88 150
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 371 372
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 18 22
> Total: 0 2391 2830
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 13:00:00
> Total observation time: 5 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 34 seemingly bewildered people stopped to ask why I was standing motionless in the mist. For all of the birds, of course. About 15 young Cub Scouts sat nearby as I talked to them about birds of prey. Attention spans quickly waned and focus turned to my Leica spotting scope. Despite cold wet fingers, I was able to maintain a vice like grip on the tripod. 5 people with rakes, shovels, and pitchforks walked past early in the day, looking for witches, or, maybe they were clearing the trails. No no, definitely witches.
>
> Weather:
> Today's weather refused to change for the entire count period. Dense fog severely limited visibility from the mountain. There was not much wind to speak of, except for the occasional light breeze from the north northeast. Temperatures remained slightly below normal. Drizzle and heavy mist persisted until the time at which I decided there wasn't much use in sticking around.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> I did not see or hear any birds of prey today.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Four Wild Turkeys visited the summit this morning. I could just barely see the tops of their heads as they climbed up and over the granite face of the mountain. They made a quick dash through some Juniper bushes before taking flight towards the northeast.
>
> Predictions:
> There should be some clearing by tomorrow. Partly cloudy skies are predicted, with a north northwest wind switching to more south southeast by the afternoon. A sea breeze could keep temps on the cooler side, especially closer to the coast, maybe in the high 40s to mid 50s. Wind speeds could be 10-15mph. Finally a little more sun in the forecast. Let's hope it holds true. Northwest wind is certainly better than northeast. Tomorrow is looking promising at the moment. The final verdict will be made at 5pm tomorrow.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/22/17 2:23 pm
From: Joan carkhuff <jadecbags...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Tree swallows
By the hundreds swooping low over the water Ossipee Lake Gobeil Park, Waterboro Me

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Date: 4/22/17 1:34 pm
From: Lena Moser <lenamoser3...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
Just watched the bird from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. It's still in the same field near the intersection of Sheepscot and N Newcastle Rd, associating with a flock of robins. What a treat.

Lena Moser
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Date: 4/22/17 1:29 pm
From: Lena Moser <lenamoser3...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
Just watched the bird from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. It's still in the same field, associating with a flock of robins. What a treat!

Lena Moser
Biddeford

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Date: 4/22/17 12:29 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
Fieldfare here at 3:25 in maples near intersection of west county road and north Newcastle road

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Date: 4/22/17 12:09 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
Hi all,
Still present in the same area as of 2:55, when the flock of 24 robins scattered, with most flying towards the village center.

-Derek

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> On Apr 22, 2017, at 1:19 PM, Margaret Viens <margaretviens...> wrote:
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> Bird still there as of 1:18 appearing abt every 15-20 minutes with a few Robins.
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>> Appox same spot across pond one field area over to right looking from church side.
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Date: 4/22/17 10:24 am
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes, Fryeburg
Finally after a week of seeing them in East Conway, NH. We were able to
observe two on McNiel Road, Fryeburg.

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Date: 4/22/17 10:19 am
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
Bird still there as of 1:18 appearing abt every 15-20 minutes with a few Robins.

Margaret Viens and Peggy Blair

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> Appox same spot across pond one field area over to right looking from church side.
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Date: 4/22/17 9:56 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] TRICOLORED HERON Wharton Point Brunswick
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Leon Mooney found a Tricolored Heron at Wharton Point in Brunswick. Currently being viewed from Rossmore Rd across from house #157.
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Date: 4/22/17 9:43 am
From: Christine Roberts <christine51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern towhee/Belmont yard & a question
First time noticed in our yard. A handsome male. Surprised to see it, frankly. Is it on the fringe of its summer range?

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Date: 4/22/17 6:29 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds]






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Date: 4/22/17 5:45 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yrump and Palm Warblers, Skowhegan
This morning we had 1 Yrumped and now have also 2 Palm Warblers feeding on the cattails.

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Date: 4/22/17 5:34 am
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare. Yes
Appox same spot across pond one field area over to right looking from
church side.

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Date: 4/21/17 3:58 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (21 Apr 2017) Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 0 277 277
> Bald Eagle 0 27 62
> Northern Harrier 0 156 160
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 366 378
> Cooper's Hawk 0 42 50
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 677 677
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 88 150
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 371 372
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 18 22
> Total: 0 2391 2830
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 14:00:00
> Total observation time: 5.25 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Four people stopped to chat briefly before scampering off.
>
> Weather:
> In a large bowl, mix an easterly wind with two parts fog and drizzle. Stir to combine, eliminating any dry spots. Add a tincture of gross, and bake at 37 degrees Fahrenheit for 5hrs and 15min. Let rest, and serve. Serves 5. Certainly not the most pleasant day, but far from the "Frozen Chosin." No complaints.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A local Osprey appeared and then disappeared.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> I think I heard something.
>
> Predictions:
> Rain may persist into the morning hours before tapering off. Cloud cover will most likely linger for the rest of the day. Areas of drizzle or fog may be present over parts of the region. Temps will be cool, in the 40s and winds should be out of the east-northeast at about 5-10mph. We ought to be able to do better than 0 birds tomorrow. I'm optimistic we will see some movement once the rain clears out.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
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Date: 4/21/17 2:26 pm
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
I re-found the Fieldfare in same location. The bird has been bouncing back and forth from the trees to the east. I think because the field where the bird is, the owners are doing yard work. Re-found at exactly 5:10PM.

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Date: 4/21/17 2:23 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Gb Herons, Skowhegan
2 GbHerons just touched down in our cattails! They moved on too quickly.

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Date: 4/21/17 1:16 pm
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/22 - Yes
Nathan Dubrow just posted on the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook page that he relocated the FIELDFARE today, 4/21. Here is the text from that post:

I just relocated this bird across the pond today (April 21) at 611 Sheepscot rd, scoped out from the church at this location. It was very far away (1000ft+) and a scope is needed to view it. It was feeding in a hillside yard on the opposite side of the pond, and would often fly into the trees making it disappear for a few minutes.

Good job, Nathan!


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Date: 4/21/17 12:45 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/15-21
Hi all,
My observations of note over the past seven, unreasonably busy (for non-birding-despite-a-plethora-of-rarities things) days included:
- 1 Northern Goshawk, our yard in Pownal, 4/16.
- 2 Evening Grosbeaks, our yard in Pownal, 4/17.
- 3 Northern Shovelers, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 4/17.
- 1 Northern Shoveler and 2 Blue-winged Teal, Wharton Point, 4/19.
- 2 Ruddy Ducks, Eastern Promenade, Portland, 4/20 (with Rich MacDonald).

And my personal FOY's this week were:
3 Blue-winged Teal, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/15 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Florida Lake Park, 4/16.
6 Ruddy Ducks, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, 4/20
1 Louisiana Waterthrush, Papermill Trail, Lisbon, 4/20
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron, Legion Pond, Kittery, 4/21.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Blue last night for the release of Birdwatching in Maine! It was great to see you all, friends both new and old. I'll be speaking at the Essex-Peabody Museum (MA) for the Essex Ornithological Club tonight, but next weekend, I'll be presenting at the Freeport Community Library on Saturday evening at 7:00pm as part of the Feathers Over Freeport: A Birdwatching Weekend events:
http://www.maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport

-Derek

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Date: 4/21/17 10:10 am
From: Joan carkhuff <jadecbags...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Thirty ring neck ducks on inlet to Lake Arrowhead, Waterboro, visible from New Dam Road.
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Date: 4/21/17 5:01 am
From: Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Vesper Sparrows @Kennebunk Plains
Thanks Paul

My wife and I did much the same walk on this past blustery Monday morning.

We also saw a couple of Vespers along with a solitary Field Sparrow close to where the trail divides and a deep gully runs along the left.

A Kestrel was chasing some of the Song Sparrows around too which was fun to watch. As long as you’re not a Song Sparrow I guess!

Cheers

—mco

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 18:51, Paul Wells <pfwells51...> wrote:
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> A chilly late-afternoon walk around the perimeter of the south portion of the Maguire Road section of the Kennebunk Plains was pretty non-birdy (a couple of bluebirds, a GBH flyover, a Phoebe or two) until we got to the road underneath the power lines at the southeast end. That area was bubbling with Vesper Sparrows in the scrub growth alongside the road. There must have been at least two dozen flitting around, with many others singing away out of sight on either side of us. I don't think I'd ever seen nearly that many at one time before.
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Date: 4/21/17 1:34 am
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
April 20 - We walked several miles on the Hills-To-Sea Trail from Belfast
which follows the Passagassawakeag River. There was not an abundance of
birds probably due to it being cool, overcast, and later in the day. We did
get a closeup look at a pair of Red-breasted Merganser. Some others seen:
Wood Duck, Hooded and Common Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Downy
Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, Common
Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American Kestrel, and Osprey.

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/20/17 5:28 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (20 Apr 2017) 28 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 5 277 277
> Bald Eagle 1 27 62
> Northern Harrier 1 156 160
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 366 378
> Cooper's Hawk 0 42 50
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 17 677 677
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 88 150
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 1 371 372
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 18 22
> Total: 28 2391 2830
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 36 people stopped by today, some of whom were in awe of what was taking place, and completely new to hawk counting, while others stopped just long enough to read our score board. Most people were shocked and excited to learn I had seen seventeen separate Broad-winged Hawks today. For the time of year, I would have liked to see ten times that many, but I can't complain, even one is still exciting to me.
>
> Weather:
> A thick fog covered the surrounding area for the first half hour, before retreating towards the coast. Moisture remained in the air, reducing overall visibility to a status of fair.Winds were light and variable at times, mostly coming from the northeast. Temperatures reached a high of around 50 degrees. Cloud cover remained for the entire day with very few glimpses of sunshine.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The first three hours of the count did not produce a single migrant. A couple of local birds took to the sky, which provided me with something to look at. By early afternoon there was a small yet brief push of birds. Nothing spectacular, but I was happy to break the single digit mark. I believe there is now a local pair of Osprey on territory near the mountain. A male and female have been seen together occasionally, foraging nearby.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Well, I wish I had something interesting to report today. I suppose I could tell you about the man from Nantucket, who kept his cash in a bucket. Maybe some other time. 33 species were seen or heard today, mostly fleeting glimpses, or a brief call note.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow looks like rain with colder than normal temperatures. Wind should be from the east-southeast at 10-20mph. I'm not sure if I will even set foot on the mountain tomorrow. If so, it probably won't be for long. Maybe I can spot an Osprey or two.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/20/17 5:01 pm
From: Seabird McKeon <fifthotter...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare 4/20 afternoon - no
Hi,

Was back in the area from 2-5 this afternoon. No love. There was a Merlin and two Coops keeping the birds stirred up while I was around. Most of the robins I saw throughout the afternoon were gathering nesting material. Only got groups of note quite late.

3 incidents of note:

3:30ish - had a single large thrush leave the treeline of the pond across from the Sheepscot road Hill church, heading towards Kings Hwy blackbird aggregation. Underwing was pale, but not gleaming. Not enough experience with Fieldfare to make a call.

4:17 - Partial albino Robin got my heart going in a swampy low at the North end of a large field on the West side of N.Newcastle Road.

4:46 - Pale female American Robin with unusually bold eyebrow got my heart going as Robins returned to the swampy low in the field along Old County Rd between Kings Hwy and Sheepscot.

So, lots of variation in the Robins in Newcastle. Vesper Sparrow still present in the playground field.

Oh, and a pair of Barrow's Goldeneye when I got home to Belgrade.

Cheers,

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Date: 4/20/17 4:04 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Birds in Aroostook County today
Hi all -- Got up to Aroostook County this morning. One lone Osprey was on
its nest platform above a frozen marsh in Sherman (I-95 northbound). A few
waterfowl were in the Mars Hill in-town pond (Prestile Stream).

Late afternoon I got out onto the Lake Josephine dike in Easton. The lake
is entirely frozen, but the marshes south of the dike have tiny bits of
open water. Along the dike the birds included:

- 1 Osprey hovering and diving into a distant marsh
- 1 male Belted Kingfisher
- 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
- 1 pair of Gadwall
- 6 G-w Teal
- 4 Ring-necked Ducks
- 2 Am. Tree Sparrows

and a few other regulars.

Cheers,
Craig K

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Date: 4/20/17 3:51 pm
From: Paul Wells <pfwells51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Vesper Sparrows @Kennebunk Plains
A chilly late-afternoon walk around the perimeter of the south portion of
the Maguire Road section of the Kennebunk Plains was pretty non-birdy (a
couple of bluebirds, a GBH flyover, a Phoebe or two) until we got to the
road underneath the power lines at the southeast end. That area was
bubbling with Vesper Sparrows in the scrub growth alongside the road. There
must have been at least two dozen flitting around, with many others singing
away out of sight on either side of us. I don't think I'd ever seen nearly
that many at one time before.


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Date: 4/20/17 2:55 pm
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Presumed Tricolor Heron x Snowy Egret at Pelreco
Was hanging out with the Little Blue Heron next to the parking area at a
little after 3 o'clock

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Date: 4/20/17 11:24 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Kettle of hawks!
Cape Neddick 4/20 2:20pm 7-10 Broadwings moving southeast from behind Ogunquit.

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Date: 4/20/17 11:08 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] BroadWinged Hawks CN

Cape Neddick 4/20 2:00pm - two pair of BWings over my house. West of turnpike, behind Ogunquit. Stunned the ducks and chickens... and me. They hung around way too long while I frantically rounded up my fowl.
No mistaking their calls - had a partner with me. Mostly overcast, 55 degrees.

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Date: 4/20/17 10:13 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] DC Cormorant Chases Pond


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Cape Neddick, 4/20 11:15am. Surprised to see one there, above the dam, end of guard rail. Nice wispy crests.

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Date: 4/20/17 8:12 am
From: <mike.windsor1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Scarborough
Watched a blue-gray gnatcatcher at the Libby River Farm property this morning. Bird was very close to the parking area (off Black Point Road). Vocalizing in red maples to the left of trail.

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Date: 4/20/17 7:53 am
From: wrenyen <medea.steinman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Kestrels Abound Downeast
Just wanted to remark that I've seen more kestrels in the last few days
than I've seen in Maine altogether. On Tuesday morning there was one on my
neighbor's rooftop in Franklin as I left to go paddling on the 'Guagus.
Crossing the Deblois blueberry barrens about 45 minutes later there were
three on the wires. Coming back that evening there were now five on the
wires. The next morning there was one on a wire in Jonesboro. Felt like
the old days when I lived in New Mexico!

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Date: 4/20/17 7:48 am
From: wrenyen <medea.steinman...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
Wow. Wish I could be there!

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:48:50 PM UTC-4, Doug Hitchcox wrote:
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> Just relocated in a field across from the Sheepscot Community Church (Hill
> Church) on Sheepscot Road.
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> Good birding,
>
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Date: 4/20/17 4:57 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare, 4/20 6:15-7:30 AM, No
Hi Everyone,

I checked the original sighting location (Sheepscot Rd. across from Eden Lane) and the afternoon location(Sheepscot Church viewpoint). No Robin flock seen and no Fieldfare.

There are several people there now. There is a lot of suitable habitat in the area, so there is a decent chance that it is still around.

Good luck.

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Date: 4/20/17 4:21 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet FOY chittering to me in the forsythia this morning.

Sarah

Center Montville

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Date: 4/19/17 6:40 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Stonington to Southwest Harbor
Wed. 4/19/17
Cruised from Billings Marine in Stonington to Hinckley Boat is Southwest Harbor. Mostly cloudy, light wind, 42 deg. 2 ft. seas. Total time 2 hours. Somewhat lackluster birding but there were enough to keep an observer busy.
Common Loon: 21
Great Cormorant: 8 all on buoys
Double-crested Cormorant: 32
Common Eider: 220
Long-tailed Duck: 6
Bald Eagle: 4 all on different islands
Sharp-shinned Hawk: 2 passing up the coast, one off Swans Island and one off Bass Harbor Head
Ring-billed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, tallied but not totaled.
Black Guillemot: 84 in both breeding and winter plumages.
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Date: 4/19/17 5:07 pm
From: 'Barbara' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Northern flicker
One on my street in Sanford on the 14th. So nice to see again.
Barbara

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 11:36 AM, David Small <docfinsdave...> wrote:
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> A most cooperative northern flicker (2) at the Lyle Littlefield Garden this morning. UMO.
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Date: 4/19/17 4:59 pm
From: Susan D <spdbh...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Yellow-rumped Warblers in Liberty
Surprised to see a pair on my platform feeder and suet a number of times
today- first of the year

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Date: 4/19/17 3:45 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (19 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 11 272 272
> Bald Eagle 0 26 61
> Northern Harrier 2 155 159
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 363 375
> Cooper's Hawk 1 42 50
> Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 61 660 660
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 88 150
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 4 370 371
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 1 3 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 18 22
> Total: 91 2363 2802
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.5 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, Don Thompson
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Not as many people visited today, compared to the past few days. I did receive help from a couple of my regular hawk watching companions even though it was a little uncomfortable for mid April. Thanks for the help everyone.
>
> Weather:
> Today started off in the mid 30s with almost no wind. Skies were mostly cloudy for the morning hours and completely cloud covered by 1pm. At about 10am wind speeds started to increase and were coming in, off the ocean from the southeast. From 1pm until the end of the day winds were blowing at a very steady 20-25mph with gusts getting above 30mph, at least on top of the mountain. Winds were strong enough, at times, to make me take a couple of steps, in order to catch my balance. A few people reported that the winds were not nearly as strong at lower elevations in the surrounding towns.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Even though the conditions deteriorated quickly today, birds continued to make forward progress. I was a little surprised to see some of the smaller Accipiters and Falcons flying in such high winds. The only bird I saw who had some serious trouble with the wind was a local Turkey Vulture. The bird approached the summit from the south like bullet from a gun. About fifty feet before crashing into the summit, the bird started to tumble through the air, flashing its back, head, underwing, and rump, feathers being displaced all over. Like a skydiver whose reserve chute opened at the last possible moment the bird righted itself and avoided a catastrophe. I though for a moment I might get to catch a falling Turkey Vulture.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> High winds kept things grounded, or pushed them to our west before I could spot them. The wind also made listening for birds difficult. Only 28 species were spotted or heard from the summit today.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be a little warmer, in the 50's with mostly cloudy skies. Wind at the start of the day may be from the southeast, but will likely shift to a more east or northeast direction at 5-10mph. With birds on the move in today's winds, it seems plausible to see some more birds tomorrow, even though it could be a light headwind.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/19/17 2:35 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
No luck as of 5:30. Although as a small consolation prize, Sea McKeon and I had a Vesper Sparrow in the ballfield in the village center.

-Derek

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 2:57 PM, Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> wrote:
>
> The bird was last seen just before 2:30 across from the church. It took off with Robins and hasn't been relocated.
>
> Nathan Hall
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>
>
>> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 2:37 PM sally Blauvelt <sally.blauvelt...> wrote:
>> I've concluded I'm bad luck for my husband. Every time I go with him to see a lifer, it's viewed just after we leave. :-(
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> > On Apr 19, 2017, at 1:48 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Just relocated in a field across from the Sheepscot Community Church (Hill Church) on Sheepscot Road.
>> >
>> > Good birding,
>> >
>> >
>> > Doug
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Date: 4/19/17 11:57 am
From: Nathan Hall <hallnatec...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
The bird was last seen just before 2:30 across from the church. It took off
with Robins and hasn't been relocated.

Nathan Hall
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>
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> > On Apr 19, 2017, at 1:48 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
> >
> > Just relocated in a field across from the Sheepscot Community Church
> (Hill Church) on Sheepscot Road.
> >
> > Good birding,
> >
> >
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Date: 4/19/17 11:37 am
From: sally Blauvelt <sally.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
I've concluded I'm bad luck for my husband. Every time I go with him to see a lifer, it's viewed just after we leave. :-(

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 1:48 PM, Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:
>
> Just relocated in a field across from the Sheepscot Community Church (Hill Church) on Sheepscot Road.
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug
>
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Date: 4/19/17 10:48 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FIELDFARE - Newcastle, 4/19 - YES!
Just relocated in a field across from the Sheepscot Community Church (Hill Church) on Sheepscot Road.

Good birding,


Doug

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Date: 4/19/17 9:18 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle
No sightings as of 12:14PM. A handful of robins around but things are pretty quiet.

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> On Apr 19, 2017, at 11:15 AM, Rob O'Connell <flashart123...> wrote:
>
> Heading up to the area this afternoon. Figured I would try for this and then swing over and see if the Vermillion Flycatcher happened to be around. Any positive or negative information updates are appreciated.
>
>> On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:47:59 AM UTC-4, Jeff Cherry wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> I saw a Fieldfare on a lawn near Sheepscot Village this morning at 7:30.
>>
>>
>>
>> Photos here:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36089231
>>
>>
>>
>> See map in checklist for location.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sheepscot Road is a fairly busy road, so please try to park off the pavement.
>>
>>
>>
>> Good luck, I checked again at 8:00 AM, did not see the bird, but there were robins foraging in the field across from the sighting.
>>
>>
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>> Jeff Cherry
>>
>> Cherry Gallery
>>
>> PO Box 1208
>>
>> Damariscotta, ME 04543
>>
>> 207-563-5639
>>
>> 914-489-7870 (cell)
>>
>> cherrygallery.com
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 4/19/17 8:36 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern flicker
A most cooperative northern flicker (2) at the Lyle Littlefield Garden this
morning. UMO.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h883da7c3#h883da7c3

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Date: 4/19/17 8:15 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle
Heading up to the area this afternoon. Figured I would try for this and
then swing over and see if the Vermillion Flycatcher happened to be around.
Any positive or negative information updates are appreciated.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:47:59 AM UTC-4, Jeff Cherry wrote:
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> I saw a Fieldfare on a lawn near Sheepscot Village this morning at 7:30.
>
>
>
> Photos here:
>
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36089231
>
>
>
> See map in checklist for location.
>
>
>
> Sheepscot Road is a fairly busy road, so please try to park off the
> pavement.
>
>
>
> Good luck, I checked again at 8:00 AM, did not see the bird, but there
> were robins foraging in the field across from the sighting.
>
>
>
> Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
>
> *Jeff Cherry*
>
> Cherry Gallery
>
> PO Box 1208
>
> Damariscotta, ME 04543
>
> 207-563-5639
>
> 914-489-7870 (cell)
>
> cherrygallery.com
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>

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Date: 4/19/17 7:51 am
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Fieldfare, Newcastle

Wow. That is pretty cool. Great find.
Bill Blauvelt

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:47:59 AM UTC-4, Jeff Cherry wrote:
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> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> I saw a Fieldfare on a lawn near Sheepscot Village this morning at 7:30.
>
>
>
> Photos here:
>
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36089231
>
>
>
> See map in checklist for location.
>
>
>
> Sheepscot Road is a fairly busy road, so please try to park off the
> pavement.
>
>
>
> Good luck, I checked again at 8:00 AM, did not see the bird, but there
> were robins foraging in the field across from the sighting.
>
>
>
> Jeff
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Date: 4/19/17 5:48 am
From: Jeff Cherry <jeff...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fieldfare, Newcastle
Hi Everyone,



I saw a Fieldfare on a lawn near Sheepscot Village this morning at 7:30.



Photos here:



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36089231



See map in checklist for location.



Sheepscot Road is a fairly busy road, so please try to park off the
pavement.



Good luck, I checked again at 8:00 AM, did not see the bird, but there were
robins foraging in the field across from the sighting.



Jeff









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cherrygallery.com

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Date: 4/19/17 3:57 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brown Thrasher and Snipe - MDI HS ponds
Good morning all - On a circuit around the MDI High School ponds at sunrise
this morning, I bumped into a Brown Thrasher and flushed a Wilson's Snipe.
Other migrants there as well.

Best,
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Date: 4/18/17 5:27 pm
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Whip-poor-will in SW Harbor tonight
Hi all -- A good friend and competent birder, Billy Helprin, reports
hearing a Whip-Poor-Will in Southwest Harbor this evening, around 7:30.

Chilly night for a goatsucker!

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Date: 4/18/17 4:03 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (18 Apr 2017) 90 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 19 261 261
> Bald Eagle 1 26 61
> Northern Harrier 2 153 157
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 354 366
> Cooper's Hawk 3 41 49
> Northern Goshawk 1 5 7
> Red-shouldered Hawk 3 75 123
> Broad-winged Hawk 53 599 599
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 87 149
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 366 367
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 17 21
> Total: 90 2272 2711
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.25 hours
> Official Counter Derek Lovitch, Jeannette Lovitch
> Observers: Zane Baker
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 19 people visited the Hawkwatch today, including young budding birder Mathew. Dozens more families and a schoolgroup from Kennebunkport - who all lined up to get a view through the Leica scope - also dropped by during the course of a cool, but busy, spring vacation day.
>
> Weather:
> High pressure overhead slid offshore, setting up an onshore northeasterly flow, becoming east, and eventually southeast as the day went on. Temperatures were just a little below normal, but felt shockingly chilly after our recent warmth. Mostly cloudy skies also kept temperatures down, but periods of sun in the morning allowed raptors to pick up some altitude.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Local Broad-winged Hawks put on a good show today, including one right over the summit early in the day. A couple of local Cooper's Hawks displayed as well, one bird in the distance at a weird angle momentarily getting the heart pumping.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> A total of 35 species were seen and/or heard from the summit today including a vociferous Barred Owl and 4 truant BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS that spent about a half hour at the summit in the late morning, finding what little was left of Common Juniper berries.

> Hawkwatch Garter Snake put in a lethargic appearance.

> Throughout the day, a trickle and little bursts of southbound Tree Swallows suggested a sizable reverse migration, likely birds that headed north on the warm air and found inland lakes and ponds still frozen or too cold to host much in the way of aerial insect life.

> Northbound migrants included:
> 21 Yellow-rumped Warblers
> 8 Double-crested Cormorants
> 6 Purple Finches
> 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds
> 2 Pine Siskins
> 1 Palm Warbler
>
> Predictions:
> High pressure will continue to slide off to the east, unfortunately setting up a southeasterly to southerly flow ahead of an approaching cold front. Temperatures should be a few degrees warmer today, and light southerly winds can produce decent flights. Considering the total today on our least productive winds, if the winds remain light to moderate tomorrow, we should have some more migrants, and perhaps some more waterbirds mixed in to spice things up.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/18/17 3:53 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Tree Swallows, Skowhegan
The backlight from the sun made their underside look yellow like goldfinches but then I could see their blue back. 6 flying off our waterfront.

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Date: 4/18/17 1:42 pm
From: Kathy <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Acadia NP
I passed him this morning with his mother. But i was at the end of my walk
so i missed it. Interesting. Thanks.

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> I wanted to pass this along so birders on MDI could keep their eyes and
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> this morning. He was at Sieur de Monts Springs at the time.
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Date: 4/18/17 12:06 pm
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Crane, Acadia NP
I wanted to pass this along so birders on MDI could keep their eyes and
ears open: A birder friend visiting Acadia NP with his mother reported
first hearing, then seeing and photographing, a Sandhill Crane fly overhead
this morning. He was at Sieur de Monts Springs at the time.

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Date: 4/18/17 12:03 pm
From: 'Barbara' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Phoebe pair
No phoebe in the yard last year. The two years before that they nested. Now a pair is back, checking out a light on the porch together.
Barbara. Sanford.

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Date: 4/18/17 11:58 am
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Acadia - veery
Veery-- along the Jesup Path at tend of board walk.

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Date: 4/18/17 11:57 am
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Blue Heron
There is a Little Blue Heron in the marsh behind the Clambake Restaurant on Pine Point Rd. in Scarborough.
Bill Blauvelt

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Date: 4/18/17 11:54 am
From: Wendy Sawyer <wenwhip...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
We have checked the area that we spotted this bird in yesterday and have
not seen it today, we did go back yesterday afternoon and watched it for a
little while...so it was there for at last most of yesterday

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> Just an FYI: One was seen 2000 July 14 in Franklin, ME. I spotted it,
> thinking Northern Mockingbird. Realizing what I was seeing I called on Sue
> and Charlie Grosjean to witness and confirm.
>
> Boots.
>
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM Doug Hitchcox <dhit......>
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>> Hey everyone:
>>
>> Just wanted to pass along a report of a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER
>> photographed this morning (17 April) in East Machias by Wendy Sawyer on the
>> MAINE Birds Facebook group. The bird was along Route 191 but not relocated
>> after the initial sighting.
>>
>> I believe admins recently ‘closed’ the Facebook group so you’ll probably
>> need to ‘join’ to see the post but here is the link:
>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/permalink/1298847273530705/
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>> Good birding,
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>>
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Date: 4/18/17 11:09 am
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Vermilion Flycatcher records
Louis-Thank you for the informative background information-so much to learn! Sharon in West Kennebunk


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Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:14 PM
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Vermilion Flycatcher records

The Hog Island Vermilion Flycatcher is catching a lot of buzz (http://www.audubon.org/news/maines-first-verified-vermilion-flycatcher-captured-live-hog-island-web-cam). The title of that Audubon news article has evolved over the course of the morning, playing how to modify “first." This is the first verifiable record for Maine, but there is a report that has long been regarded as hypothetical (published that way by Vickery et al. 1994, Checklist of Maine Birds) and listed under that category by the Maine Bird Records Committee since 2005. The ME-BRC has never reviewed the report. What is hypothetical? Well, in bird circles it is a plausible report lacking corroboration. Usually these are mere mentions of species without details or sight records lacking evidence that can be independently verified (e.g. photo or audio recording).
[http://d2fbmjy3x0sdua.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/i2oidlhOt3xpq1mFl6yxs77D6oOzBc8wGT5tgfb2vw8/mtime:1492465353/sites/default/files/styles/social_media_photo/public/fb_035525789.jpg?itok=depKQsjJ]<http://www.audubon.org/news/maines-first-verified-vermilion-flycatcher-captured-live-hog-island-web-cam>

Maine's First Verified Vermilion Flycatcher Captured Live on Hog Island Web Cam<http://www.audubon.org/news/maines-first-verified-vermilion-flycatcher-captured-live-hog-island-web-cam>
www.audubon.org
Thousands of miles off course, the bird took a rest—on an Osprey nest.


The previous Maine report is a sight record with a description that sounds fairly convincing--9 May 1994, an "adult male" on Isle au Haut, Knox Co. Details were published in Maine Bird Notes 7(2): 32-33, 1994. Copies of Maine Bird Notes are available on the ME-BRC website, and the issue the old Vermilion report can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/msgx454

Nearly all vagrant records of this species to the Northeast are fall, and this pattern may have influenced the decision to regard this older record as hypothetical apart from the fact that it was only sight report. A sample of previous records in the Northeast (as of 1992, when I did a compilation of records for Connecticut) are: Pelham, MA, 12 Aug 1959 (AFN 16:13); Blandford, MA, 23 Jul 1961 (AFN 16:13); Barnstable, MA, 7 Oct 1962 (AFN 16:10); Jones Beach, LI., NY, 24 Sep 1987 (AB 42:51).

Including the current record and, tentatively, the Isle au Haut bird, there are three spring records in the Northeast, with the third from Delaware--Burtons Island, near Indian River Inlet, 2 and 5 May 1993, an "adult male” that was photographed (see Hess et al., Birds of Delaware, 2000).

The conundrum:
The migratory Austral breeding populations of Vermilion Flycatcher, nominate P. r. rubinus, would be in fall migration now and headed north to northern South America where they "winter.” Overshoots of Austral migrants is a pattern we have seen for other species. Could spring records involve these populations? These Austral birds have different songs and vocalizations from the North American (mexicanus group) birds but otherwise look very similar. Identification of males in the field or from photographs is unexplored territory. The southern South American birds have long wings, typical of migratory birds in general, and the Hog Island bird shows long primary projection. That said, long wings are a character of the migratory North American birds too. On top of all this, recent genetic work suggests nominate rubinus is distinct and perhaps worthy of species recognition (Carmi et al., 2016, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102:152-173). If split, we could potentially end up being able to add only a “slash” to the state list (mexicanus/rubinus).

Whether any of the Northeast spring records are of South American origin is unknown. North American (mexicanus group) Vermilion Flycatchers are found as vagrants in spring, but well to our west. The coincident appearance of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Washington Co. now, may suggest that the Hog Island bird is "merely" of Southwest origin.

Regardless, he was a treat to see. Thanks to Juanita and Doug. Here is my eBird list with Doug that includes a short video I was able capture. We were about 1/4 mile away from the bird: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36058812 (direct link to video: https://vimeo.com/213600437)
[https://i.vimeocdn.com/filter/overlay?src0=https%3A%2F%2Fi.vimeocdn.com%2Fvideo%2F629863438_1280x720.jpg&src1=https%3A%2F%2Ff.vimeocdn.com%2Fimages_v6%2Fshare%2Fplay_icon_overlay.png]<https://vimeo.com/213600437>

Vermilion Flycatcher at Hog Island, Maine<https://vimeo.com/213600437>
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This male Vermilion Flycatcher was first found around early morning, 17 April 2017, by a video cam operator watching an Osprey nest below the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary…


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Date: 4/18/17 10:14 am
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Vermilion Flycatcher records
The Hog Island Vermilion Flycatcher is catching a lot of buzz (http://www.audubon.org/news/maines-first-verified-vermilion-flycatcher-captured-live-hog-island-web-cam <http://www.audubon.org/news/maines-first-verified-vermilion-flycatcher-captured-live-hog-island-web-cam>). The title of that Audubon news article has evolved over the course of the morning, playing how to modify “first." This is the first verifiable record for Maine, but there is a report that has long been regarded as hypothetical (published that way by Vickery et al. 1994, Checklist of Maine Birds) and listed under that category by the Maine Bird Records Committee since 2005. The ME-BRC has never reviewed the report. What is hypothetical? Well, in bird circles it is a plausible report lacking corroboration. Usually these are mere mentions of species without details or sight records lacking evidence that can be independently verified (e.g. photo or audio recording).

The previous Maine report is a sight record with a description that sounds fairly convincing--9 May 1994, an "adult male" on Isle au Haut, Knox Co. Details were published in Maine Bird Notes 7(2): 32-33, 1994. Copies of Maine Bird Notes are available on the ME-BRC website, and the issue the old Vermilion report can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/msgx454 <http://tinyurl.com/msgx454>

Nearly all vagrant records of this species to the Northeast are fall, and this pattern may have influenced the decision to regard this older record as hypothetical apart from the fact that it was only sight report. A sample of previous records in the Northeast (as of 1992, when I did a compilation of records for Connecticut) are: Pelham, MA, 12 Aug 1959 (AFN 16:13); Blandford, MA, 23 Jul 1961 (AFN 16:13); Barnstable, MA, 7 Oct 1962 (AFN 16:10); Jones Beach, LI., NY, 24 Sep 1987 (AB 42:51).

Including the current record and, tentatively, the Isle au Haut bird, there are three spring records in the Northeast, with the third from Delaware--Burtons Island, near Indian River Inlet, 2 and 5 May 1993, an "adult male” that was photographed (see Hess et al., Birds of Delaware, 2000).

The conundrum:
The migratory Austral breeding populations of Vermilion Flycatcher, nominate P. r. rubinus, would be in fall migration now and headed north to northern South America where they "winter.” Overshoots of Austral migrants is a pattern we have seen for other species. Could spring records involve these populations? These Austral birds have different songs and vocalizations from the North American (mexicanus group) birds but otherwise look very similar. Identification of males in the field or from photographs is unexplored territory. The southern South American birds have long wings, typical of migratory birds in general, and the Hog Island bird shows long primary projection. That said, long wings are a character of the migratory North American birds too. On top of all this, recent genetic work suggests nominate rubinus is distinct and perhaps worthy of species recognition (Carmi et al., 2016, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102:152-173). If split, we could potentially end up being able to add only a “slash” to the state list (mexicanus/rubinus).

Whether any of the Northeast spring records are of South American origin is unknown. North American (mexicanus group) Vermilion Flycatchers are found as vagrants in spring, but well to our west. The coincident appearance of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Washington Co. now, may suggest that the Hog Island bird is "merely" of Southwest origin.

Regardless, he was a treat to see. Thanks to Juanita and Doug. Here is my eBird list with Doug that includes a short video I was able capture. We were about 1/4 mile away from the bird: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36058812 <https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36058812> (direct link to video: https://vimeo.com/213600437 <https://vimeo.com/213600437>)

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Date: 4/18/17 6:27 am
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Vermillion Flycatcher - Not Seen... Yet
Cold morning out on the dock looking over to Hog Island but it's slowly
warming up. Plenty of phoebes around. Hopefully our visitor decided to
tough it out.

I'll be here for another hour or so.

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Date: 4/18/17 4:15 am
From: Boots. <bootsg...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
Just an FYI: One was seen 2000 July 14 in Franklin, ME. I spotted it,
thinking Northern Mockingbird. Realizing what I was seeing I called on Sue
and Charlie Grosjean to witness and confirm.

Boots.

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...> wrote:

> Hey everyone:
>
> Just wanted to pass along a report of a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER
> photographed this morning (17 April) in East Machias by Wendy Sawyer on the
> MAINE Birds Facebook group. The bird was along Route 191 but not relocated
> after the initial sighting.
>
> I believe admins recently ‘closed’ the Facebook group so you’ll probably
> need to ‘join’ to see the post but here is the link:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/permalink/1298847273530705/
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
> Staff Naturalist
> Maine Audubon
> 207-781-2330 x237
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Date: 4/18/17 3:28 am
From: Dave Tucker <dhtucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] mt. Agamenticus
Monday while watching the marathon from Mt. A in York I tallied 22
broadwings, 11 sharpies, one shoulder, and a smattering of other hawks.
Gusty winds made for some raptor play in the airwaves including a raven
ballet in the distance and some TV tag. A male pileated toured the summit
too.



Dave Tucker, Kittery Pt

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Date: 4/17/17 5:43 pm
From: Kit Pfeiffer <kit.pfeiffer.maine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: VERMILLION FLYCATCHER - Hog Island, 4/17 - YES
How appropriate that this beauty shows up on Hog Island!


On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 3:43:48 PM UTC-4, Doug Hitchcox wrote:
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> The VERMILLION FLYCATCHER is moving around the tops of the buildings on
> the north end of Hog Island, visible from the boat launch at the end of
> Audubon Road in Bremen.
>
> Good birding!
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 4/17/17 5:13 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (17 Apr 2017) 105 Raptors
Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 5 242 242
> Bald Eagle 1 25 60
> Northern Harrier 1 151 155
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 348 360
> Cooper's Hawk 0 38 46
> Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 72 120
> Broad-winged Hawk 86 546 546
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 86 148
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 3 366 367
> Merlin 0 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 16 20
> Total: 105 2182 2621
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Don Thompson, Tom Downing
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> This week is school vacation week, and it was quite apparent. Kids from all around came and went from the summit today. An extremely small percentage of them had any interest in what I was looking for. Most were too cool for birds, and preferred to make rude comments. Very hurtful to my thin skin. Ah, high school. All of those shenanigans aside, I did receive help from some new faces, people who wanted to learn something about raptor identification, and catch a glimpse of some birds of prey. Unfortunately, by the time people arrived, the flow of birds slowed down. Plus, the few we did spot were a mile up. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me today. I hope there are some closer birds next time. Also, one person seriously thought we were searching for Sasquatch, in Pownal Maine.
>
> Weather:
> Today was not nearly as warm as yesterday, with highs getting to the mid 60's. Winds picked up after the first few hours of the count, with very strong gusts stirring up sand, hats, snacks and small dogs. The wind direction did not vary much, coming mostly from the west-northwest. Clouds filled most of the sky today with more sun hitting the mountain in the afternoon.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Hawks started off strong this morning. A Kestrel, and an Osprey packing a lunch were the first birds of the day. Despite being overcast in the morning, birds were very high above. A couple of mixed species kettles formed to the northwest, giving the impression there could be a good flight of birds today. There did appear to be a flight line developing, but the change in wind speeds and strong gusts put an abrupt end to that. Local birds remained active in the afternoon winds, continuing to forage, hunt, and display.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 33 species were seen or heard today. There were many more birds vocalizing at the start of the day, including a first of year Blue-headed Vireo.
>
> Predictions:
> Temperatures should drop substantially by the beginning of tomorrow's count. Temps may not even reach 50 degrees. Winds should be from the northeast at 5-10, possibly increasing by the afternoon. It's hard to say what tomorrow might bring. There were a couple of birds spotted in Maine today, so who knows what might get pushed passed the mountain tomorrow.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/17/17 1:56 pm
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Great Egret
Great Egret in Seur de Monts area -MDI

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Date: 4/17/17 1:18 pm
From: Bob Duchesne <duchesne...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sea duck plumage fun
I don't know what it is about this winter, but the ocean from Schoodic to
Campobello has loads of horned grebes that are all in summer plumage. I also
enjoyed watching a few red-necked grebes and red-throated loons going red.
Plus one long-tailed duck that had gone completely summer.



And for those who have previously met "Bruce" in Lubec, you will be pleased
to know he survived the winter and is awaiting hen spruce grouses in his
usual spot.



A little video fun from Saturday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfVEUdI4Aow.



Bob Duchesne



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Date: 4/17/17 12:43 pm
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] VERMILLION FLYCATCHER - Hog Island, 4/17 - YES
The VERMILLION FLYCATCHER is moving around the tops of the buildings on the north end of Hog Island, visible from the boat launch at the end of Audubon Road in Bremen.

Good birding!


Doug Hitchcox

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Date: 4/17/17 12:24 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY RcKinglet
I was just watching a Pine Warbler, only the second time since first sighting him, when the kinglet came around the brush pile.

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Date: 4/17/17 11:57 am
From: <segela...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Unity FOYs
Just now on the Waning Rd. Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Palm Warbler,
Yellow-Rumped Warbler and a White-Throated Sparrow.
Austin

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Date: 4/17/17 10:25 am
From: John Lorenc <johnlorenc88...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
Hard to tell 100% from pictures, but I'd go with Hermit Thrush with the red
tail, eye-ring, and kind of chubby in appearance. An Ovenbird would have
pink legs, olive-brown back, no red on tail, and the tail is usually cocked
upward. Bicknell's has longer looking tail and no eye-ring.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:25:43 AM UTC-4, Dean Tyler wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I need some ID help with this Thrush. It was in Acadia at the Precipice
> Trail lot. It looked like a large sparrow in size and seemed smaller than
> a Hermit Thrush. I thought it was a Bicknells, but was hoping for some ID
> help.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dean Tyler
> Hancock, ME
>

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Date: 4/17/17 9:28 am
From: Juanita Roushdy <juanitar...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bremen, Hog Island bird - rare visitor
Breaking news - the Hog Island osprey cam had a rare visitor this morning. Here is a video captured by one of the cam operators: : https://youtu.be/IcTGkbcmp9M <https://youtu.be/IcTGkbcmp9M> - could it be a Vermilllion Flycatcher. It has been reported to eBird.

Juanita

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Friends of Hog Island - Promises made; promises kept.






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Date: 4/17/17 7:30 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - East Machais, 4/17
Hey everyone:

Just wanted to pass along a report of a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER photographed this morning (17 April) in East Machias by Wendy Sawyer on the MAINE Birds Facebook group. The bird was along Route 191 but not relocated after the initial sighting.

I believe admins recently ‘closed’ the Facebook group so you’ll probably need to ‘join’ to see the post but here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAINEBirds/permalink/1298847273530705/

Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox
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207-781-2330 x237
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Date: 4/17/17 5:32 am
From: Dean Tyler <dtylerphoto...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
Thanks. I received emails for Swainsons or Hermit Thrush or Ovenbird.
Still not sure. There are a lot of Hermit Thrush's around, but it seemed
different to me.

Best regards,
Dean Tyler
Hancock, ME

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:25:43 AM UTC-4, Dean Tyler wrote:
>
> Hello,
>

> I need some ID help with this Thrush. It was in Acadia at the Precipice
> Trail lot. It looked like a large sparrow in size and seemed smaller than
> a Hermit Thrush. I thought it was a Bicknells, but was hoping for some ID
> help.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dean Tyler
> Hancock, ME
>

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Date: 4/17/17 5:07 am
From: Linda Scotland <lds...>
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] Eastern Towhee
We were woken up this morning by a Towhee. What a great way to start the day!





Linda D. Scotland

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Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Towhee



heard this morning near Ryder Bluff in Holden

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Towhee/sounds

also first of the year Hermit Thrush

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Date: 4/17/17 4:57 am
From: LNO/MWA <marka...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Towhee
heard this morning near Ryder Bluff in Holden
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Towhee/sounds
also first of the year Hermit Thrush

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Date: 4/16/17 6:02 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (16 Apr 2017) 183 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 14 237 237
> Bald Eagle 0 24 59
> Northern Harrier 2 150 154
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 342 354
> Cooper's Hawk 3 38 46
> Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 72 120
> Broad-winged Hawk 112 460 460
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 84 146
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 22 363 364
> Merlin 1 27 28
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 4 15 19
> Total: 183 2077 2516
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 18:00:00
> Total observation time: 9.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Bob Beagan, Dave Gulick, Derek Lovitch, John Lorenc, Tom Downing
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Quite a lot of people made it up the hill today. Lots of families gathering for the holiday, people jogging, dogs being walked, and a few hopeful folks looking for a possible rare bird to fly by. FOY shirtless dudes showed up today. "Sun's out guns out."
>
> Weather:
> We had a taste of summer at the mountain today. Blue skies and temps which climbed into the 70's. Winds remained strong for most of the day, coming from the southwest at the start of the day but quickly shifting to a more westerly orientation up until 5pm. By the official closing time winds finally died off, making for a spectacularly pleasant evening with a very light southwest breeze. In Portland, the second highest temperature on record for April was recorded. 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Not a bad day for raptors, but not the day I had envisioned. Birds could be found all over the sky today, many of which were high above, and appeared as dark specs even when viewed in the spotting scope. By 5pm winds finally subsided, and falcons started flying. A few observers stayed late to watch as the American Kestrels powered their way north.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> At midday a I heard a startled voice shout out from low on the summit, "what are these?" I turned to find a small kettle consisting entirely of Common Ravens. There were twelve birds in total, and after mixing around for a second, they seemed to pair up with each other as they flew to the west. That was the largest group of Ravens I have witnessed from this site. It's hard too look away from Ravens, they're such cool birds. Once the winds let up at the end of the day Tree Swallows came out in force. Small swarms of them could be seen darting back and forth against the evening sky. 36 species were seen or heard today.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be a nice day with mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 60's. Winds should be out of the west-northwest at around 10-15mph. As long as winds are not gusting to strongly, we ought to see some more movement tomorrow.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/16/17 1:08 pm
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Piping Plover and Pine Warbler
There was also a beautiful Pine Warbler along the trail.
Bill Blauvelt

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Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017
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One Piping Plover on the beach at Bates Morse Mountain in Phipsburg on
Easter Sunday.
Bill Blauvelt
Portland, ME

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Date: 4/16/17 12:49 pm
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Piping Plover
One Piping Plover on the beach at Bates Morse Mountain in Phipsburg on Easter Sunday.
Bill Blauvelt
Portland, ME

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Date: 4/16/17 12:40 pm
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Thrush ID help
Looks like a Hermit Thrush. Note the slightly reddish tail.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:25:43 AM UTC-4, Dean Tyler wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I need some ID help with this Thrush. It was in Acadia at the Precipice
> Trail lot. It looked like a large sparrow in size and seemed smaller than
> a Hermit Thrush. I thought it was a Bicknells, but was hoping for some ID
> help.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dean Tyler
> Hancock, ME
>

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Date: 4/16/17 6:59 am
From: Anne Williams <awilliam...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] RFI, Ecuador
Looking for recommendations for an app for phone or tablet on birds of
Ecuador.

Please respond *off list* to <robin.villa...>
Thank you

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Date: 4/16/17 6:25 am
From: Dean Tyler <dtylerphoto...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Thrush ID help
Hello,

I need some ID help with this Thrush. It was in Acadia at the Precipice
Trail lot. It looked like a large sparrow in size and seemed smaller than
a Hermit Thrush. I thought it was a Bicknells, but was hoping for some ID
help.

Best regards,

Dean Tyler
Hancock, ME

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Date: 4/16/17 6:23 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MDI FOS Barn Swallow, and 10 Bald Eagles in Bass Harbor Marsh
Hi all -- had a nice long look at a Barn Swallow this morning, my FOY. It
was in the meadow / septic field next to the Seawall Warden's residence
(next to the Campground), circling for insects before continuing its
migration. Also along this road, a Sharpie and a singing Swamp Sparrow.

Also at Bass Harbor Marsh, *9* immature Bald Eagles were in the marsh
grass, scoping from the road toward Western Mountain. One group of two, one
group of four, and the rest singles. A female N. Pintail was closer to the
road, along with Hoodies, Common Mergs and a Great Blue Heron.

Best,
Craig

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Date: 4/15/17 8:14 pm
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Springbrook Farm (Cumberland) Snipe invasion and Merlin
I went back by there today, having a little more time to spend and wanted
to see if I could find the Greater Yellowlegs that has been hanging around
lately. My pictures of it seemed to have more orange in the leg, and I
wanted to make sure it was just a trick of the light and not something
different. Scouring the area looking for it, I was amazed at the number of
Wilson's Snipe. I counted at least 9, however I believe there were more
than that around. The first ones I spotted were on the south side bank in
the grasses. They were pretty well hidden, brought out only by staring at
the area and watching for movement. I switched to look at the Green-Winged
Teal in the middle pond and found 4 Snipe behind them on the edge as well.
These afforded more distant but much more exposed views. Two more were
visible on the other side of the road all the way at the back of the brook.
A Great Blue Heron, 4 Turkey Vultures, some frisky Kildeer were around as
well. A single Tree Swallow swung through a couple of times but was not
present in my field of view more than a couple of times during the 30
minutes I was there. As I walked back to my truck, I heard a sharp chirp
and turned to watch a female Merlin fly about 20 off the pond from the road
all the way off in the direction of Tuttle Road.


Cheers,
Rob O'Connell

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Date: 4/15/17 5:59 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (15 Apr 2017) 274 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 251 511
> Osprey 22 223 223
> Bald Eagle 1 24 59
> Northern Harrier 6 148 152
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 318 330
> Cooper's Hawk 1 35 43
> Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 72 120
> Broad-winged Hawk 156 348 348
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 83 145
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 29 341 342
> Merlin 3 26 27
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 11 15
> Total: 274 1894 2333
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Derek Lovitch, Don Thompson, Eric Graffam, Leon Mooney, Tom Downing
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Dozens and dozens of people came and went from the summit today. There were many inquiries about the project and questions about what types of birds were being seen flying by. I suspect we will see as many, or more visitors tomorrow. Beware, parking spaces can be hard to find at this time of year.
>
> Weather:
> Blue sky and a few high clouds greeted me at the start of today's count. Temperatures were in the low forties in the morning and climbed to the mid sixties by noon time. The wind was out of the west and northwest until just after noon, at which point it switched to mostly east-southeast. Wind speed increased as the day progressed. We never felt the predicted south-southwest wind, as forecast.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> It was a good day for raptor migration. The total number was well below what I thought we might see had there been a south-southwest wind, but we never had a breeze coming from that direction. Birds never really fell onto an obvious flight line today, and remained scattered throughout the sky. Some birds passed by the summit low, while many were distant or extremely high overhead. Broad-winged Hawks are definitely back in town. Today was the first day I've made use of our clicker as a means to tally the birds, which is much more time efficient.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 32 species were seen or heard today, including a first of the season, Northern Rough-winged Swallow. Northbound birds included:
> 52 Double-crested Cormorants
> 18 Tree Swallows
> 8 Canada Geese
> 7 Great Blue Herons
> 4 Purple Finches
> 2 Common Loons
> 2 American Goldfinches
> 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be even warmer than today. Highs could reach the mid 70's. Some overnight rain should be moving out by the morning hours, with the possibility of a shower or thunderstorm popping up. Skies should be mostly sunny with winds out of the west-southwest at 10-15mph. Tomorrow is shaping up to be another fun day of birding as long as the rain moves out and thunder storms hold off.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/15/17 5:25 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
The Killdeer have returned to Dexter Shoe. They nest on the flat roof. The
Ruddy Duck, Lesser Scaup, and Bufflehead, as well as the usual suspects
continued this morning at Sebasticook Lake in Newport. A female Belted
Kingfisher flew into a tree beside me, love to hear their chatter.

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/15/17 4:49 pm
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
A SNOWY OWL is sampling the menu on MSI this evening.

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Date: 4/15/17 11:08 am
From: Tammy Packie <tpackie...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY
Palm warbler, a pair of wood ducks, and green wing teal today birding in
the center of MDI. Rob & Tammy

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Date: 4/15/17 9:23 am
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snowy Owl - Fryeburg Harbor
Not finding the Sandhill Cranes yet, but just found a Snowy Owl on McNeil
Rd. In the field across from Bradley Church.

Turn around John and Cheryl Keator!

Mik and Katelin Oyler
North Conway, NH

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Date: 4/15/17 8:25 am
From: JMSmith <jeanette.m.smith...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY black throated green warblers in China
Heard 2 black throated green warblers song while walking in the woods. Caught brief glimpse of one. Also heard many pine warblers .

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Date: 4/15/17 7:33 am
From: Janet Galle <Janetgalle...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bowdoinham
Lots of birds arriving, Millay Road farm:

200+ grackles
pair of kestrels in our 13 acre field, a first for us; they have been there for 3 days now.
3 common flickers, busy around the base of rotting stumps
FOY today, tree swallows
This week:
fox, chipping, song sparrows
juncos
red-winged blackbirds, male and female
one male mallard

and the usual,
blue jays
robins
goldfinches
hairy and downy woodpeckers
white breasted and red breasted nuthatches
chickadees
tufted titmice
mourning doves
cardinal, male and female


no sign yet of palm warblers

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Date: 4/15/17 4:38 am
From: martha bowman <bowmanm110...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eagles nesting York
A young pair of eagles have built a nest in the pines in 103 at the York
docks. They are sitting the egg(s).

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Date: 4/15/17 4:20 am
From: James Bright <bright6775...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Hermit Thrush
Sunrise was greeted by a Hermit Thrush this morning here on MDI. Hello spring

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Date: 4/14/17 8:33 pm
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Subject: Fwd: [Maine-birds] FOY Yellow-Rumped Warblers
Warblers will be coming

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> Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Yellow-Rumped Warblers
> Date: April 14, 2017 at 6:24:20 PM EDT
> To: <maine-birds...>
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> First warblers of the year, Yellow-rumped and Pine in the yard Brunswick.
> Photos https://flic.kr/p/TC1Mnb
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Date: 4/14/17 8:05 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week and New Arrivals, 4/8-14
Hi all,
A few more observations of note for me (mostly they have been previously reported in Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch reports) over the past seven days included:
- 1 FISH CROW, 750 American Black Ducks, 250 Mallards, 210 Green-winged Teal, 124 Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Northern Pintails, 2 American Wigeon, 2 Lesser Scaup, etc, Mouth of the Abby, Bowdoinham, 4/9 (with Pat Moynahan).
- 1 pair Gadwall, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/12 (with Katrina Fenton. My 160th Patch Bird here!).
- 3 drake Northern Shoveler, 6 Northern Pintails, 2 Lesser Scaup, etc, Mouth of the Abby, 4/13.

And my personal FOYs this week also included:
1 American Kestrel, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, 4/8 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
1 Chipping Sparrow, feeders here at the store, 4/9.
2 Pine Warblers, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/10.
4 "Yellow" Palm Warblers, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/10.
28 Broad-winged Hawks, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/10.
7 Northern Flickers, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/11.
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/11
1 Barn Swallow, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/11.
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/11.
3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, 4/11.
1 Pine Siskin, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/12 (with Katrina Fenton).
2 Swamp Sparrows, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/12 (with Katrina Fenton)
1 Winter Wren, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/12 (with Katrina Fenton).
1 Wilson's Snipe, Pineland Farm, New Gloucester (with Woodcocks Gone Wild tour group).

-Derek

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Date: 4/14/17 5:32 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] barn swallow in Waterville
I stopped by Eight Rod Road in Waterville this evening to see if
meadowlarks had arrived and was surprised to see a barn swallow zipping
around by the horse barns. No meadowlarks yet.

Julia

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Date: 4/14/17 4:31 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (14 Apr 2017) 43 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 1 251 511
> Osprey 11 201 201
> Bald Eagle 0 23 58
> Northern Harrier 1 142 146
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 266 278
> Cooper's Hawk 1 34 42
> Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 72 120
> Broad-winged Hawk 16 192 192
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 80 142
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 4 312 313
> Merlin 0 23 24
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 1 2 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 10 14
> Total: 43 1620 2059
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.75 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Aja Lesault, Brad Meiklejohn, Chanda Vashiteva, Dave Gulick, Eric Graffam, Mike Chace
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> The beautiful weather, plus an approaching holiday brought more people to the mountain than the average weekday. This morning I was happy to have the help of a young enthusiastic birder who had two of the best eyes of anyone to come up the hill. This youngster could spot birds with his naked eyes, while the rest of us could hardly find them using optics. His help was greatly appreciated, along with the other people who stuck with me on such a tough day for spotting. Also, I received my first baked potato today. Still hot too!
>
> Weather:
> There was no hiding from the sun today. Hardly a cloud in the sky for the majority of the day. Winds were slightly stronger than predicted, with the occasional gust scattering loose papers across the summit. Wind direction was mostly from the north-northwest except for a few periods of time when it switched to the northeast. Temps climbed into the mid 50's.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors were tough to find during the morning hours. I was pondering whether birds remained grounded or if I was missing them high overhead, in the vast blue sky. After more help arrived to help me scan, it was apparent there were not as many migrants today as I would have expected. Local birds were active, including our resident Goshawk who was soaring high above the summit. The afternoon hours brought more birds, but not the late day push other observers were hoping to see.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Tree swallows zipped past the mountain in a relatively steady and evenly dispersed fashion throughout the day, with hopeful eyes wishing the small birds were distant falcons. 59 Tree swallows in total passed by. Not a massive number by any means, but certainly today's most abundant species.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow looks like another nice day, with partly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid 60's. Winds should be from the south-southwest and wind speeds could be between 10-20mph. I don't feel as though my predictions have been very accurate lately, but if I had to call my shot, I would say that, given the predicted temps, wind direction, and time of year, tomorrow could very likely be a big day. With such a strong tail wind, birds may be coming in fast and furious.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/14/17 3:53 pm
From: Lena Moser <lenamoser3...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco, Biddeford
I came home after work today to discover a pale adult male "OREGON"
DARK-EYED JUNCO hopping around my feeders. This westernmost subspecies is
very rare in Maine, so I feel lucky that he graced my yard with his
presence. I watched the bird for about an hour and a half before he flew
off for the evening. I managed to snap a few photos through my scope,
which you can see at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35956919.

Cheers,
Lena Moser
Biddeford, ME


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Date: 4/14/17 3:34 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Kestrel pair Millinocket Airport
Have never seen them there before. Perfect habitat. Hope they stay.


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Date: 4/14/17 3:24 pm
From: J. C. Stormer <jay.ae4mz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Yellow-Rumped Warblers
First warblers of the year, Yellow-rumped and Pine in the yard Brunswick.
Photos https://flic.kr/p/TC1Mnb
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Date: 4/14/17 1:17 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
Sebasticook Lake:
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Bufflehead
Lesser Scaup - many
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Common Loon - many
5 immature eagles on the ice - Durham Bridge

Wood Duck - pair, Alder Stream, Corinna
2 Turkey Vultures beside the road - Bowden Road, Corinna
Many other ducks and usual birds

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/14/17 11:17 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Palm warblers
Caught bunches of palm warblers foraging around Orono Land Trust, Taylor
Bait Ponds area this morning.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h87eb90f5#h87eb90f5

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Date: 4/14/17 9:50 am
From: Ronald Harrell <rharrell9...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Census of Belfast Bay on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Gary Gulezian, Hale Morrell, and myself did the census. Pleasant weather
for the morning (clear, light breeze from the NE, 36-45 F.). A total of 20
species were recorded including 94 Common Loons(perhaps waiting for inland
lakes and ponds to thaw), 6 Double-crested Cormorants(our FOY), 2 Great
Blue Herons(FOY), 9 Mallards(in contrast to the 200-500 seen in recent
weeks), 2 Belted Kingfishers(FOY). So it appears that Spring is here.

We also recorded 1 Mourning Dove that was feeding in a muddied grassy area
immediately adjacent to the brackish water of the Passagassawakeag River.
We normally do not record what are regarded as land birds, but this bird
met our criterion for being counted, namely it was using the bay and river
as a resource. The purpose of our study is to determine the bird species
that make use of the bay and the river up to its head of tide as a resource
during the months September through April. Other such "land birds" that
have been recorded in the study are Rock Pigeons, Red-winged Blackbirds,
Common Grackles, and American Crows. Curiously, we have never found Common
Ravens feeding along the shore; they are always flyovers.

The full report of the census can be found using:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35946704

Ron Harrell

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Date: 4/14/17 8:28 am
From: Elias B. <ebbornhofft...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth



Hi, Regarding the Prothonotary Warbler. I was able to take excellent
pictures of the bird and I am happy to share with anyone who is interested.
Also, I should have been more specific about the number 22. What I meant by
that was that the bird was the 22nd warbler species that we have had on our
property in Cape Eliz. (18 months total since we first moved there).

Good birding,

Elias





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>
> We had a female Prothonotary Warbler at our feeder and suets today off and
> on from 2:00pm to nearly dusk. It was quite a special treat and number 22
> for our property.
>
> Elias
>
> Cape Elizabeth
>
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Date: 4/14/17 8:23 am
From: Elias B. <ebbornhofft...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
Hi, Regarding the Prothonotary Warbler. I was able to take excellent
pictures of the bird and I am happy to share with anyone who is interested.
Also, I should have been more specific about the number 22. What I meant by
that was that the bird was the 22nd warbler species that we have had on our
property in Cape Eliz. (18 months total since we first moved there).

Good birding,

Elias

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>
> We had a female Prothonotary Warbler at our feeder and suets today off and
> on from 2:00pm to nearly dusk. It was quite a special treat and number 22
> for our property.
>
> Elias
>
> Cape Elizabeth
>
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Date: 4/14/17 7:48 am
From: Bob Knight <bob...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Wood ducks, GBHE, EAPH,OSPR and a BEAR in Brooksville
Hi all,
Yesterday 2 Wood ducks flew into our cove. Hoping they will nest in one of
our many dead trees. While watching the Wood ducks in our binocs a Great
Blue Heron stalked by behind them.
Also--the Phoebes are here rebuilding a nest and
last night we had a VERY LARGE black bear dismantling our suet feeders .
Time to take them all in I guess. We have had a family of Raccoons
intermittently feeding on birdseed at night for
the last 3 weeks--seemed early for them to be un-denned, but I guess spring
is finally here.
AND FOY Osprey just flew overhead!

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Date: 4/14/17 6:38 am
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
wow, thats a super rare bird for here. Number 22? Not 22nd prothonotary I
assume? A female could easily be mistaken for a Pine warbler by the way,
which are moving through the area now.

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>
> We had a female Prothonotary Warbler at our feeder and suets today off and
> on from 2:00pm to nearly dusk. It was quite a special treat and number 22
> for our property.
>
> Elias
>
> Cape Elizabeth
>
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Date: 4/13/17 8:04 pm
From: Elias B. <ebbornhofft...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Prothonotary Warbler ~ Cape Elizabeth
We had a female Prothonotary Warbler at our feeder and suets today off and on from 2:00pm to nearly dusk. It was quite a special treat and number 22 for our property.

Elias

Cape Elizabeth

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Date: 4/13/17 3:38 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (13 Apr 2017) 45 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 250 510
> Osprey 16 190 190
> Bald Eagle 0 23 58
> Northern Harrier 3 141 145
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 263 275
> Cooper's Hawk 0 33 41
> Northern Goshawk 0 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 70 118
> Broad-winged Hawk 6 176 176
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 78 140
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 3 308 309
> Merlin 0 23 24
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 2 10 14
> Total: 45 1577 2016
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.5 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> There were very few visitors on the mountain today. 18 people passed by, a couple of whom stopped briefly before moving on, once they realized there was not a lot of action.
>
> Weather:
> The start of today's count was a bit more pleasant than the finish. The first hour and a half was warm and sunny with a light west-northwest breeze. Perfect April T-shirt weather. By mid morning, wind speed increased substantially with occasional strong gusts. Wind direction shifted as well, coming more from the north-northwest. These conditions persisted for the rest of the day. Cloud cover increased more as the day progressed. Temperatures just climbed into the 50's, but the wind made it feel much cooler.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptor migration was at its best during the morning hours, when winds were light and from the west-northwest. Birds became hard to come by as the wind picked up and shifted direction. Osprey didn't seem to mind the wind today, as they were seen consistently each hour. In my opinion, the highlight of the day was our local Goshawk flying directly towards my scope at eye level, before turning to the west. The bird disappeared briefly before popping up above the trees to the north. I watched it for a while longer as it did its best impression of a hunting Red-tail, somewhat unbecoming for this Accipiter species.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> I was hoping to see some song birds during the morning, which was part of the reason I got a slightly earlier start. That idea backfired, as it was one of the slower days I have had for Passerines in the past week. 31 species were spotted or heard from the summit today, including our first Hermit Thrush of the season.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow could reach 60 degrees with lighter winds, from the north-northwest. There should be abundant sunshine for the entire day. Tomorrow is another day, lets hope these birds get their act together. I think some big number days are right around the corner.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/13/17 2:56 pm
From: Loring Danforth <ldanfort...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Digest for - 7 updates in 7 topics
This morning, April 13, I had a Carolina Wren in my back yard in Lewiston,
and this afternoon I saw Wood Ducks, Ring Necked Ducks, and Green Winged
Teal at the Durham Boat Launch on the Androscoggin River. Danny Danforth

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> Update
> - Bohemian Waxwings, Camden <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_1> - 1
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> - Little Blue still at Weskeag <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_2>
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> - snipe in Sidney! <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_3> - 1 Update
> - Bradbury Mountain State Park (12 Apr 2017) 186 Raptors
> <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_4> - 1 Update
> - FOYs in Hallowell, inc brown thrasher
> <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_5> - 1 Update
> - Sandhill Cranes at Sherman's Farm , Conway, NH 4:30 PM
> <#m_-3552923626134488887_group_thread_6> - 1 Update
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> Purple Finch - Sanford
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/fe59054e092de5e9?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Barbara Herrgesell <herpartb...>: Apr 13 04:18PM -0400
>
> This morning a female (or imm male) Purple Finch came to my feeder. First
> one I've seen. Wide white eyebrow on a brown striped body. Later a male
> Purple Finch showed up: raspberry color, including stripes on the side, no
> brown on the breast, all red cap (no brown). Perhaps a pair; it was a hour
> or so between sightings. Have been out all day; don't know if they
> returned. I have only one feeder at this point.
>
>
> Barbara
> ~~
>
>
> Barbara Partridge Herrgesell
> Sanford, ME
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> Back to top <#m_-3552923626134488887_digest_top>
> Bohemian Waxwings, Camden
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/d3a4d9f28217f4a3?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>: Apr 13 09:26AM -0400
>
> Flock of 20+ Bohemian Waxwings were feeding in a crabapple outside the
> Congo. Church in Camden this morning as I went in to my Rotary meeting.
> Dragged a bunch of my fellow Rotarians out to see them, which really
> clinched my role as the nutty bird person in the club.
>
> Kristen
>
> --
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>
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>
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> Little Blue still at Weskeag
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/3f61772bc74c6774?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>: Apr 13 01:07PM
>
> The Little Blue was feeding in the outer pools out beyond Weskeag parking
> area at 7:30 am today.
>
>
> Son
> Back to top <#m_-3552923626134488887_digest_top>
> snipe in Sidney!
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/ab0d6b27b530284a?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>: Apr 12 08:05PM -0400
>
> Think this is a first in our 12 years here--we have winnowing snipe in the
> field across the road. They are accompanied by woodcock, killdeer and
> peepers.
>
> Julia
> Back to top <#m_-3552923626134488887_digest_top>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park (12 Apr 2017) 186 Raptors
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/6e262cdd8ad05717?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Derek Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Apr 12 06:50PM -0400
>
> Back to top <#m_-3552923626134488887_digest_top>
> FOYs in Hallowell, inc brown thrasher
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/df87ab867ea656b4?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> <cathie.murray...>: Apr 12 02:51PM -0700
>
> FOY
> 4/10: northern flickers mining the softened yard; Hermit thrush singing on
> Outer Central St; Phoebe calling in backyard
> 4/11: brown thrasher skulking about @6:30 am midway up Central St;
> chipping
> sparrow at the feeder; probable pine warblers in several stands of pines,
> singing; white-throated sparrows all around edges in our yard and at UMA
> 4/12: yellow bellied sapsucker on spruce trunks in our yard
>
> Not FOY, but fun:
> 4/11: one small patch of wood frogs calling at the Res; almost drowned out
> by peepers
> 4/12 two pileated wp, meandering together through our "senior" trees
> Back to top <#m_-3552923626134488887_digest_top>
> Sandhill Cranes at Sherman's Farm , Conway, NH 4:30 PM
> <http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds/t/8eae56673a268e3d?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Bob Crowley <crbob...>: Apr 12 05:21PM -0400
>
> !00 yards from the Maine Border on River St, Fryeburg at the state line
> in Conway NH there are 6 Sandhill Cranes. They are between the road and
> the standing corn remains of the maze. There are at least 300 Canada
> Geese and 50 Mallards there also. The Cranes are in New Hampshire. The
> dense fog is lifting.
>
> Bob Crowley
> Chatham, NH
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Date: 4/13/17 1:18 pm
From: 'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Purple Finch - Sanford
This morning a female (or imm male) Purple Finch came to my feeder. First one I've seen. Wide white eyebrow on a brown striped body. Later a male Purple Finch showed up: raspberry color, including stripes on the side, no brown on the breast, all red cap (no brown). Perhaps a pair; it was a hour or so between sightings. Have been out all day; don't know if they returned. I have only one feeder at this point.


Barbara
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Date: 4/13/17 6:27 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings, Camden
Flock of 20+ Bohemian Waxwings were feeding in a crabapple outside the
Congo. Church in Camden this morning as I went in to my Rotary meeting.
Dragged a bunch of my fellow Rotarians out to see them, which really
clinched my role as the nutty bird person in the club.

Kristen

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Date: 4/13/17 6:08 am
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Blue still at Weskeag
The Little Blue was feeding in the outer pools out beyond Weskeag parking area at 7:30 am today.


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Date: 4/12/17 5:05 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] snipe in Sidney!
Think this is a first in our 12 years here--we have winnowing snipe in the
field across the road. They are accompanied by woodcock, killdeer and
peepers.

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Date: 4/12/17 3:51 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (12 Apr 2017) 186 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 6 250 510
> Osprey 21 174 174
> Bald Eagle 1 23 58
> Northern Harrier 13 138 142
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 254 266
> Cooper's Hawk 1 33 41
> Northern Goshawk 1 4 6
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 68 116
> Broad-winged Hawk 84 170 170
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 74 136
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 31 305 306
> Merlin 3 23 24
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 8 12
> Total: 186 1532 1971
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 14:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.25 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, Katrina Fenton, Mike Chace
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 10 people visited the hawkwatch, plus a few others who could be heard scampering through the forest.
>
> Weather:
> Today's weather during the morning hours was better than anticipated. The cold front which was expected to move in overnight stalled in the mountains, unleashing the rain we thought we could see earlier today. Instead, the count started with temps in the low 50's and a light east-southeast breeze. There was a noticeable haze and a relatively low cloud ceiling with some breaks of blue sky. The count was cut short today, as a light drizzle turned into steady rainfall.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A few Turkey Vultures managed to convince us they were migrating north, just before we officially stop counting them, on the 15th. By mid morning, Broad-wings started to make a little push. Small kettles formed as birds tried gaining lift. I believe we do have a local Goshawk on territory near the mountain. The bird was seen early on displaying for a few minutes before disappearing low, below tree line. Later in the day, an immature Goshawk was seen moving through at the same time the local bird was seen again, soaring to the east.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> There was not a large flight of Passerines this morning. A couple of birds here and there littered the sky. Four Great Blue Herons passed by the summit below the horizon line, providing a nice view of the upper side of the birds. A handful of warbler shaped silhouettes zipped by the mountain in the early morning light, making it difficult to discern the species. A total of 38 species were seen or heard today. Around noon time, a large evergreen could be heard toppling over the edge of the mountain in the woods. Indeed, they do make a noise, at least when someone is present.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should bring seasonable temperatures around 50 degrees with partly to mostly sunny skies. Winds should be out of the northwest at about 10-20mph, with occasional gusts. If wind speeds stay on the lighter side early on, we might see a decent flight during the morning hours.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/12/17 2:51 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOYs in Hallowell, inc brown thrasher
FOY
4/10: northern flickers mining the softened yard; Hermit thrush singing on
Outer Central St; Phoebe calling in backyard
4/11: brown thrasher skulking about @6:30 am midway up Central St; chipping
sparrow at the feeder; probable pine warblers in several stands of pines,
singing; white-throated sparrows all around edges in our yard and at UMA
4/12: yellow bellied sapsucker on spruce trunks in our yard

Not FOY, but fun:
4/11: one small patch of wood frogs calling at the Res; almost drowned out
by peepers
4/12 two pileated wp, meandering together through our "senior" trees

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Date: 4/12/17 12:09 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
Unity; Double-crested Cormorant,Northern Flicker,male Northern Harrier
Knox: Broad-winged Hawk, Turkey Vulture
Plymouth Pond: Bald Eagle, male Northern Harrier
Corinna, Alder Stream: Great Blue Heron
Newport, Durham Bridge Road: Common Loon

31 species of birds seen including five species of ducks

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/12/17 10:55 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Brown Creeper
A Brown Creeper FOY in my back yard -Rockport
Skip Small

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Date: 4/12/17 6:59 am
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eurasian Widgeon Drake Messalonskee Boat ramp
Swimming in and out of fog. Nancy Houlihan, Pat Moynahan

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Date: 4/12/17 6:27 am
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Wood Ducks, Camden
A pair of Wood Ducks just flew into two different trees in our backyard on
the Megunticook River here in Camden. I know that Wood Ducks nest in trees,
but still get such a kick out of seeing a duck perched up on a branch!

They've been moving around from tree to tree as I've watched and seem to be
quite vocal with one another. Would be awesome if they chose a tree near
our yard to nest in. (If you want a good bird spectacle to start your day,
go to YouTube.com and look for videos of Wood Duck chicks leaving the nest.)

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Date: 4/12/17 5:45 am
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] What a difference a week makes.
Came home(Cumberland) after a week and a half on the road (where I was able
to pick up a few lifers like the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker), reading all the
reports and was happy to find a thick carpet of Dark-Eyed Juncos covering
the ground along with a Chipping Sparrow and a Song Sparrow. A Pine
Warbler and a Ruby Crowned Kinglet were out in the low branches and leaf
litter just off the edge of the lawn. A pair of Eastern Phoebes was on
point on the structure out back where they commonly nest. American Robins
here as well which usually nest under the back porch. Can't wait to see
what else the day brings.

I did also find my feeder station ravaged. One of the feeders was pulled
down and 2 of my suet feeders which were chained in place are down with one
of them missing. My bird bath was tipped over as well. Need to identify the
possible suspect. I know a bear has been hinted at for this area but not
ever seen one. But with the squirrel baffle and the fact that the feeders
in question were 8 feet off the ground lead me towards a large critter.

Cheers,

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Date: 4/12/17 5:29 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Wh-throats and Rusty BB,Skowhegan
Opened my door this morning to hear White-throated Sparrows, a Fox Sparrow near the house singing loudly and our first ever Rusty Blackbird.

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Date: 4/12/17 5:21 am
From: Kit Pfeiffer <kit.pfeiffer.maine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Anyone heard a Long-Earred Owl?
I am not good enough to make a positive ID, but overnight Monday night I
heard an owl call that was deep, full and steady. Wondered if it might be a
truncated GHOW call, but listened again to All About Birds recordings and
am quite sure it was a Long-earred Owl. Has anyone else heard one this
season?

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Date: 4/12/17 4:48 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Cowbirds Cape Neddick
Incoming! Pair of Cowbirds made a pit stop at the feeders last evening.
Peepers are singing!

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Date: 4/12/17 4:23 am
From: CHRIS ROBERTS <christine51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pine warbler on suet/Belmont
Had a pair take turns on the suet all last breeding season. Hoping
for same. This is the earliest I've noticed them on the suet, by a
few days.

Stopped by the Belfast waterfront for a minute yesterday to check out
the sunrise, and was greeted by two cormorants and a kingfisher.

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Date: 4/12/17 3:51 am
From: Dave Tucker <dhtucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Mt. A and York
Buoyed by reports from Bradbury, I headed to Mt. Agamenticus for the
hawkflight. However there wasn't one, saw perhaps twenty raptors total, a
harrier, 3 osprey, 5 kestrels. There was some songbird activity including a
very fine palm warbler and singing pines. Continuing frustration at lack of
hawks though, wishing and hoping just don't cut it!



Checked Nubble Light and found 8 Harlequins still hanging around. At town
down #1 the eagles continue, and saw a great egret in the nearby pannes.



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Date: 4/12/17 2:29 am
From: <segela...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
My resident bluebird here in Unity has been back since Fri. the 7th. He's
been checking out the nest boxes.
Austin


On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:25:41 PM UTC-4, Allan Fuller wrote:
>
> Many Osprey (sitting on nests), three Eagles (one immature) soaring and
> landing in the fields quickly followed by Ravens looking for leftovers,
> Great Blue Heron, Scout Tree Swallow Sunday, many Tree Swallows Monday,
> Killdeer, many ducks flying up and downstream or drifting down the river.
> One bird missing: Blue Birds. Anyone seen any Blue Birds?
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Date: 4/11/17 5:33 pm
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sparrows @ Pleasanthill Preserve, Scarborough
I only just discovered this spot 4 days ago, and I've been there every day
since. A real gem of land in the Cape Elizabeth/Scarborough corridor.
This afternoon I had FoY Swamp Sparrow, as well as about 8 Field Sparrows
at the parking lot. The Fox Sparrows I had a couple days ago seem to have
moved on. There is beautiful, varied habitat on the property. My 1st visit
there in light rain, I had a Woodcock spiraling in for a landing in the
large field next to the parking lot.

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Date: 4/11/17 5:07 pm
From: <itsaholly...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] On Scarborough Marsh 04/11- Highlights included...
Birded from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Scarborough Marsh/Eastern Trail and saw the
following; 10 Great Egrets, 2 Snowy Egrets, approx. 16 Green Wing Teal
(male/female), approx 40 Glossy Ibis, 4 Northern Shovelers (male), 4 Ring
Neck Ducks (2 male,2 female), 2 Buffleheads (1 male,1 female),
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet....perfect!!

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Date: 4/11/17 4:44 pm
From: AMF <znse37...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
Thank you. I usually see at least one pair 2 weeks before the
swallows. Swallows arrived this week. No bluebirds yet.

On 4/11/2017 6:43 PM, Bill Blauvelt wrote:
> I saw one lone Bluebird yesterday at Hinckley Park in South Portland.
> Bill Blauvelt
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>> Many Osprey (sitting on nests), three Eagles (one immature) soaring
>> and landing in the fields quickly followed by Ravens looking for
>> leftovers, Great Blue Heron, Scout Tree Swallow Sunday, many Tree
>> Swallows Monday, Killdeer, many ducks flying up and downstream or
>> drifting down the river. One bird missing: Blue Birds. Anyone seen
>> any Blue Birds?
>>
>> Allan
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Date: 4/11/17 3:56 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (11 Apr 2017) 361 Raptors, BLACK VULTURE, and TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE!
Hi all,Incredible day today at The Brad! Highlights included another great hawk flight, 2 Sandhill Cranes, our first BLACK VULTURE of the season...and a first site record TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE!  Details with our extensive notes are posted on a blog, with the link embedded in the report below.-Derek


Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2017 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Turkey Vulture | 20 | 244 | 504 |
| Osprey | 56 | 153 | 153 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 22 | 57 |
| Northern Harrier | 40 | 125 | 129 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 61 | 235 | 247 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 6 | 32 | 40 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 3 | 5 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 15 | 66 | 114 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 52 | 86 | 86 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 2 | 70 | 132 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 100 | 274 | 275 |
| Merlin | 7 | 20 | 21 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 1 | 1 | 2 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 3 | 3 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 1 | 2 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 8 | 12 |
| Total: | 361 | 1346 | 1785 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Derek Lovitch, Jeannette Lovitch |
| Observers: | Don Thompson, Katrina Fenton, Rick Hartzell, Sea Mckeon, Zane Baker |




Visitors:
15 people visited the Hawkwatch today, with dozens more recreators andpicnicers stopping by to enjoy the fine weather.

Weather:
A lovely, warm, and downright summery day! A very light and variable windbecame a light to light-moderate southeasterly seabreeze in the afternoon.The calm and warm conditions, with significant haze towards the horizonmade for challenging scoping conditions and many birds were out in thedistance, especially early in the day.

Raptor Observations:
Local Bald Eagles were unusually scarce today, but local Red-tailed Hawksand a displaying Cooper's Hawk were seen on occasion. Scattered TurkeyVultures all day, both near and far, demonstrated why we cease countingthem on April 15th each year - it just becomes too hard to deciphermigrants from locals and commuters. As for the migrants, it was anotherday with birds in all directions - from specks in the scope towards thecoast, to kestrels shooting the gap and appearing overhead. Of course, the raptor (or honorary raptor, really) of the day was the BLACKVULTURE - our first of the season - that was over Hedgehog Mountain at11:13 am, and observed for over five minutes as it soared - occasionallyinterrupted by its spastic panicked flapping - and disappeared off to thenorth-northeast. Katrina scored some "documentation" shots.

Non-raptor Observations:
An excellent 51 species were seen and/or heard from the summit today,including numerous first-of-years. However, the real excitement was theTOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE that flew over us at 12:18pm. Unfortunately, photoswere not obtained, but extensive notes were written, discussion ensued, andwe carefully worked through every other possible species to confirm theidentification. I (Derek) have posted our complete notes here:https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/townsends-solitaire-at-bradbury-mountain/ 
 Other species deemed migrating: 60 Double-crested Cormorants 59 Tree Swallows 13 European Starlings 12 Red-winged Blackbirds 11 unidentified blackbirds 8 Canada Geese 7 Northern Flickers 7 Brown-headed Cowbirds 4 Common Grackles 3 Common Mergansers 3 Great Blue Herons 3 Eastern Phoebes 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers (FOY) 2 SANDHILL CRANES 2 Barn Swallows 2 American Goldfinches 1 Killdeer 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (FOY) 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Purple Finch 
Predictions:
A cold front will slowly sag southeast tonight, perhaps accompanied byembedded thunderstorms. The timing of the arrival of precipitation looksinteresting, and passerine observers might want to consider getting outearly in case there is a fallout! Unfortunately, this front is predictedto stall out, and a weak area of low pressure will travel along ittomorrow. Showers will be widespread throughout much of the day, but itdoesn't look like a complete wash-out. Especially if rain clears the areain the afternoon, remnants of the big flights of the last two days might beon the move. And who knows what might show up tomorrow?

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp




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Date: 4/11/17 3:43 pm
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
I saw one lone Bluebird yesterday at Hinckley Park in South Portland.
Bill Blauvelt
Portland

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> On Apr 11, 2017, at 3:25 PM, AMF <znse37...> wrote:
>
> Many Osprey (sitting on nests), three Eagles (one immature) soaring and landing in the fields quickly followed by Ravens looking for leftovers, Great Blue Heron, Scout Tree Swallow Sunday, many Tree Swallows Monday, Killdeer, many ducks flying up and downstream or drifting down the river. One bird missing: Blue Birds. Anyone seen any Blue Birds?
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Date: 4/11/17 3:17 pm
From: Carol Muth <suzmuth...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Phoebe- Town Hill (Bar Harbor)
First Eastern Phoebe in our yard. April 11.
Also first Bumblebee *(B. ternarius*) and third Butterfly (a Painted Lady).

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Date: 4/11/17 1:57 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
April 11
Guilford, Harlow Pond: pair of Hooded Merganser, Osprey, lots of Tree
Swallows

Wellington: 2 American Kestrel

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/11/17 1:41 pm
From: Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bradbury Hawk Watch
Just wanted to say a big thanks to Derek, Jeanette, Zane and the others up on the hill today for the hawk watch.

Today was my first day after quitting my job of 14 years and I couldn’t have hoped for a nicer way to spend it. No email, voicemail, presentations or spreadsheets - just the sun, breeze and birds.

If you’re local and haven’t experienced some time up there, go now.

It really is a magical place and time of the year in the Maine birding calendar.

Cheers

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Date: 4/11/17 1:12 pm
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] some MDI FOYs
I went for a walk this morning at Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National
Park and had a few first-of-the-years and a few other good birds.

FOYs:

- 2 Winter Wren
- 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
- 3 Swamp Sparrow

Other good birds:
- 2 Great Egret continued from yesterday
- 1 female Barred Owl on nest


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Date: 4/11/17 12:55 pm
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOYs in Brunswick
Hello all,
We have Hairy Woodpecker and one very vocal Pine Warbler in the backyard
today! Lots of Eastern Phoebes and American Goldfinches--again, all very
vocal.

Had a FOY Hermit Thrush on Sunday, who was an unfortunate window-strike
victim. However, he's at Avian Haven and doing fairly well. Keep him in
your thoughts! :)

Delia in Brunswick.

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Date: 4/11/17 12:25 pm
From: AMF <znse37...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Benton - Sebasticook River - Where are the Blue Birds?
Many Osprey (sitting on nests), three Eagles (one immature) soaring and
landing in the fields quickly followed by Ravens looking for leftovers,
Great Blue Heron, Scout Tree Swallow Sunday, many Tree Swallows Monday,
Killdeer, many ducks flying up and downstream or drifting down the
river. One bird missing: Blue Birds. Anyone seen any Blue Birds?

Allan

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Date: 4/11/17 10:37 am
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine birds
Yesterday in Corinna:
Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, many Ring-necked Ducks, Osprey on nest, Tree
Swallows, Common Grackle,singing Song Sparrows

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/11/17 10:25 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Scarborough Pine Warblers
 Seems as though there has been a pulse of birds moving in / through this morning. I've got several Pine Warblers calling here and I hear them on the surrounding properties.  This weather is hell on the snow pack , and my little pond will likely give up it's ice this week.
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Date: 4/11/17 4:31 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pied-billed Grebe Fortunes Rock
I'm currently on a PBGR in the big pond behind Fortunes rock beach!

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Date: 4/11/17 4:20 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] pine warbler
Pine Warbler on my roof this morning. Birds arriving by the minute!


Sarah


Montville

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Date: 4/11/17 2:59 am
From: Susan Guare <susanguare...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
I just heard my first pheobe in my backyard in Bangor this morning.

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...> wrote:

> Ditto: FOY EAPH in Brunswick yesterday morning. :)
>
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
> wrote:
>
>> I will upgrade that to the pair of Phoebes returned this morning, and my
>> "work" Phoebe in Belfast is sitting outside my window this morning.
>>
>>
>> Sarah
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>> *From:* Maggie Strickland <gallinasviejas...>
>> *Sent:* Monday, April 10, 2017 11:26:25 AM
>> *To:* Sarah Caputo
>> *Cc:* maine birds
>> *Subject:* Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
>>
>> And our FOY Phoebe landed on the porch railing just a few ticks after six
>> this morning. Expecting WT Sparrows any time now.
>>
>> Maggie Strickland
>> Harmony, ME
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM, Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> FY Phoebe this morning singing away. Montville.
>>>
>>>
>>> Sarah
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Date: 4/10/17 5:42 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (10 Apr 2017) 439 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 43 224 484
> Osprey 60 97 97
> Bald Eagle 2 22 57
> Northern Harrier 49 85 89
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 105 174 186
> Cooper's Hawk 9 26 34
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 11 51 99
> Broad-winged Hawk 33 34 34
> Red-tailed Hawk 11 68 130
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 110 174 175
> Merlin 1 13 14
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
> Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 3 8 12
> Total: 439 985 1424
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.25 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Bob Dawson, Derek Lovitch, Jeannette Lovitch, John Lorenc, Katrina Fenton, Robby Lambert
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 24 people came to the hawkwatch today to view some birds and enjoy the sun and warm temperatures. I had a lot of help today, which was greatly appreciated. I'm glad people were able to make it up on a Monday in order to witness the passing birds. It was a great honor to have my mentor, Katrina Fenton,join us today to share her knowledge, spot birds, and correct some of my bad calls. Today was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out.
>
> Weather:
> It finally felt like spring atop Bradbury. Temperatures were high, in the lower 60's. There was a very light wind from the south at the start of the day. By the end of the day, wind speed had increased substantially and shifted to a more east-southeast direction. Cloud cover remained high and scattered. Visibility was okay, with some heat distortion and a light haze which blanketed the area.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Today was one of those days that makes you tend to forget the cold inclement weather, with only a few birds passing by, early on in the season. This was another day with a terrifically diverse group of raptors. Birds were often close overhead or straight out in front of the mountain. There did appear to be a flight line developing throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours. Birds, more often than not it seemed, would approach the mountain through The Gap, a geographical landmark we refer to, which is to our west-southwest. For the duration of the count, Sharp-shinned Hawks were in a back and forth race with American Kestrels, to see which species would pass by the most. In the end,Kestrels beat the Sharp-shinned Hawks by 5 birds. Both teams congratulated each other on a job well done and continued on with their business.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The previous night's radar looked pretty good for Passerine migration, and it showed. There were a few more first of the year birds which arrived today. Blackbirds were on the move again during the morning hours, along with a few more Canada Geese. Northbound birds included: 354 Blackbird spp. 199 Common Grackles 48 Canada Geese 47 Trees Swallows 45 Red-winged Blackbirds 11 Common Mergansers 7 American Robins 5 Eastern Bluebirds 6 Purple Finches 6 Great Blue Herons 5 Eastern Bluebirds 4 Palm Warblers 4 Pine Warblers 3 Northern Flickers 3 Belted Kingfishers 3 Double-crested Cormormants 2 Barn Swallows 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 Chipping sparrow 1 Common Loon 38 Species were seen or heard today.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is shaping up to be a nice day as well. Temperatures could climb a little higher than today. Winds should remain light out of the southwest, possibly shifting to a more southerly direction by the afternoon. There is a small chance of some isolated showers. Another day of warm temps with abundant sun and a tail wind could bring birds in similar numbers, or greater than we saw today.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/10/17 3:12 pm
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: York County sightings: FORSTER'S TERN and more...
Awesome find!

On Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30:09 PM UTC-4, Josh Fecteau wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> An exciting day of birding in Wells, Kennebunk, and Sanford...
>
> I began the day in Wells with 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 1 RUBY-CROWNED
> KINGLET, 3 PALM WARBLERS, and 1 PINE WARBLER along Coles Hill Road
> between the Merriland River and Merriland Farm.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35843227
>
> Next stop was the Kennebunk Plains, where I saw 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS,
> 2 VESPER SPARROWS, and 5+ AMERICAN KESTRELS.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35843245
>
> Finally, I spent nearly 4 hours at the Sanford Lagoons, and saw 1
> PIED-BILLED GREBE, 1 SWAMP SPARROW, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 GADWALL,
> 8+ WILSON'S SNIPE, 20 TREE SWALLOWS, 10 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 1 PALM
> WARBLER, and, last but certainly not least, 1 immature FORSTER'S TERN!
> The tern flew over the ponds for about 15 minutes before flying out of
> view (perhaps to follow the Mousam River south?).
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35855283
>
> Best,
> Josh
>
> Inspiring Nature Connection in New England
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Date: 4/10/17 2:30 pm
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York County sightings: FORSTER'S TERN and more...
Hi all,

An exciting day of birding in Wells, Kennebunk, and Sanford...

I began the day in Wells with 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 1 RUBY-CROWNED
KINGLET, 3 PALM WARBLERS, and 1 PINE WARBLER along Coles Hill Road
between the Merriland River and Merriland Farm.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35843227

Next stop was the Kennebunk Plains, where I saw 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS,
2 VESPER SPARROWS, and 5+ AMERICAN KESTRELS.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35843245

Finally, I spent nearly 4 hours at the Sanford Lagoons, and saw 1
PIED-BILLED GREBE, 1 SWAMP SPARROW, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 GADWALL,
8+ WILSON'S SNIPE, 20 TREE SWALLOWS, 10 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 1 PALM
WARBLER, and, last but certainly not least, 1 immature FORSTER'S TERN!
The tern flew over the ponds for about 15 minutes before flying out of
view (perhaps to follow the Mousam River south?).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35855283

Best,
Josh

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Date: 4/10/17 2:03 pm
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] East Point Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
Also got a Pine Warbler when I got home!

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Date: 4/10/17 1:49 pm
From: Herb Wilson <whwilson...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Web app on spring arrival dates
Hello all,

We are now in the 24th year of the spring arrival date study of Maine
migratory breeding birds. Many of you have contributed data. We have over
65,000 arrival dates recorded.

To make the data accessible to any interested person, I have developed an
interactive web app. I invite you to visit:
https://hobbes.colby.edu/arrival/

Using the drop-down menu on the left, you can choose from over 100 species
of migratory breeding birds. Slider bars allow you to choose a year and the
widths of the bars in the histograms. Choose a binwidth of 1 if you want to
see the actual date of each sighting or a larger number to see the general
pattern of first arrivals.

Just above the histogram, you can click on Data Summary to get the median
date, mean date and other summary statistics for a particular species/year
combination.

You can also explore the relationship of arrival date over time (are birds
arriving earlier now than they were two decades ago?) by clicking on the
Year radio button on the left and clicking on the Scatterplot tab.

Some species adjust their migrations based on the nature of the spring at a
particular point. We know that eastern seaboard weather is correlated from
Delaware to Maine. A cold March in Pennsylvania predicts a cold (even
colder!) March in Maine and may result in a later than average arrival for,
as an example, Common Grackles.

You can explore this relationship by clicking on the
Temperature.Departure.from.Mean radio button and clicking on the
Scatterplot tab. Negative temperature departures indicate a cooler than
average month while positive departures indicate a warm month.

A cold March does not necessarily lead to a cold April and a cold May.
Therefore, the temperature.departure values are based on the primary month
of arrival for different species. So, March temperature departures are used
for Red-winged Blackbird, April for Hermit Thrush and May for Black-billed
Cuckoo.

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is a northern Atlantic weather
phenomenon that is driven by the difference in pressure between the
relatively fixed Icelandic Low and the Azores High. Here's a good
exploration of the topic:
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/North_Atlantic_oscillation

When a Positive NAO (strong difference in pressure between the Icelandic
Low and Azores High) occurs, the hemispheric winds produce a wet and mild
winter in our part of the world. A Negative NAO produces a cold, dry winter
in New England and Atlantic Canada. One expects spring to arrive earlier
during a Positive NAO event.

You can explore the effect of the NAO Index on arrival date by clicking on
the NAO.Index radio button. You will find that this index is not a very
good predictor of arrival dates for most species.

When you look at one of the trend lines in a scatterplot, be careful about
the interpretation. Particularly for lines where the confidence limits are
broad (indicated by the darker gray area around the line), a relationship
may not be statistically significant.

If you want to get into the statistical weeds to see if a line is
statistically significant, click on the Regression Statistics tab. If the
p-value (the last line of the output) is greater than 0.05, then the line
is not a statistically significant one.

I hope you enjoy exploring the data, made possible only by a dedicated
corps of citizen scientists.

Best,

Herb

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Date: 4/10/17 1:40 pm
From: Seth Benz <sbenz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: camera equipment for sale
Dear All,

Some primo photography equipment is available from a partner non-profit.
Please contact Mary Laury if interested. Schoodic Arts For All is Winter Harbor.
See attached inventory.

Please forgive the illegality of this post if it is egregious.

Seth

>
> Schoodic Arts For All has inherited a great pile of high-end Nikon camera equipment including a practically new 600mm lens, from a friend who was a wildlife photographer. I’ll send the inventory here.
>
> Values on this spreadsheet are 2014 retail value. This big lens is $12,000 now. It was $10,000 when new. We are selling the lens with a case, a shade, a window pad for $6,467
>
> Additionally we have the tripod that connects to the lens ring.
>
> There is also a list of 35 other things like lenses and camera bodies.
>
> Would you pass the word?
> I have all B&H receipts and a full inventory. Also, a photo of the 600mm lens and the tripod. There is a pen on the lens ring foot for scale.
>
> I want to sell the big lens and tripod as a package. Free with it, is a sunshield and window rest.
>
> The other equipment I’d also like to sell as a package or two. There are two beautiful camera bodies and many lenses.
>
>
>
> —
> Mary Laury
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> 207.963.2569
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Date: 4/10/17 1:33 pm
From: Mike Chace-Ortiz <mchaceortiz...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOYs Buxton
The warm air brought the first Phoebe and Song Sparrows today.

It’s lovely being so noisy outside again!

Cheers

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Date: 4/10/17 1:11 pm
From: Dona Seegers <donaseegers...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Pine warbler
Pine warbler and phoebes today!

Dona Seegers
Mt Vernon ME
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Date: 4/10/17 1:09 pm
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MDI Great Egrets and FOY phoebe
Walking around the Sieur de Monts and Great Meadow area of Acadia National
Park, I had a pair of Great Egret. I also had a first-of-the-year Eastern
Phoebe.


Richard MacDonald
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Date: 4/10/17 12:36 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Phoebe and Pine Warbler,Skowhegan
Out by our stream I found 2 Phoebes flycatching and avPine Warbler working birch trees.

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Date: 4/10/17 11:07 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] East Point Sanctuary Biddeford Pool
Another fairly good day birding around Biddeford Pool! At East Point, there
were increasing numbers of *Eastern Phoebes* and *Tree Swallows*. On the
trail that goes through the thickets I was surprised to see 15-20 *Golden-crowned
Kinglets* and a single *Ruby-crowned Kinglet. *I was in search for a Palm
Warbler as there was a good radar plume last night, but I didn't find one.
On my way out through the golf course there were 4-5 *Savannah Sparrows *and
a large group of *Brown-headed Cowbirds*. I'm glad I decided to give the
Cowbirds a viewing because in the mix was a single (FOY for me) *Field
Sparrow. *

Seth

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Date: 4/10/17 9:40 am
From: Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] webber pond, Bremen
the pond is totally open--a little ice in one cove--six wood ducks swam by
yesterday, the loons called last night--and a great blue heron just flew
into the cove--
there was a hawk overhead earlier (crows frantic) but no sign of eagles so
far today--

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Date: 4/10/17 8:34 am
From: CHRIS ROBERTS <christine51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Belmont phoebes repairing their nest

one pair

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Date: 4/10/17 8:18 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Kingfisher,Skowhegan
Just flew by without stopping. Last year 4/12/16.

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Date: 4/10/17 8:14 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Chipping Sparrows
Back this morning. I usually have plenty of them staying the season - Cape Neddick west of Ogunquit.

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Date: 4/10/17 7:21 am
From: pegfamhist via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Tree Swallows, etc

See from my yard this morning heading up river (Sebasticook) Common Golden Eye, DC Cormorant. Feeding off the deck: Northern Pintail 1f; Black Duck, Mallards.


2 Tree Swallows circling over the boxes in the side yard plus the usuals. Also 2 purple finches


See http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35844581


Peggy Blair
65 Pleasant St
Clinton

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Date: 4/10/17 6:50 am
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] 3 Black-crowned Night Herons
3 Black-crowned Night Herons at Mercy Pond in Portland this morning.
Bill Blauvelt
Portland

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Date: 4/10/17 6:06 am
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
Ditto: FOY EAPH in Brunswick yesterday morning. :)

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
wrote:

> I will upgrade that to the pair of Phoebes returned this morning, and my
> "work" Phoebe in Belfast is sitting outside my window this morning.
>
>
> Sarah
> ------------------------------
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> *Sent:* Monday, April 10, 2017 11:26:25 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
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> And our FOY Phoebe landed on the porch railing just a few ticks after six
> this morning. Expecting WT Sparrows any time now.
>
> Maggie Strickland
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> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM, Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
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>> FY Phoebe this morning singing away. Montville.
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Date: 4/10/17 5:55 am
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Triple play in West kennebunk
Sunday at 9 A.M popped up the binocs to see FOY Phoebe down by the river; not only a phoebe but FOY Palm Warbler and FOY Tree Swallow appeared in view at the same time...Happy Spring! Sharon in West K.

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Date: 4/10/17 5:24 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
I will upgrade that to the pair of Phoebes returned this morning, and my "work" Phoebe in Belfast is sitting outside my window this morning.


Sarah

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And our FOY Phoebe landed on the porch railing just a few ticks after six this morning. Expecting WT Sparrows any time now.

Maggie Strickland
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On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM, Sarah Caputo <catbird338...><mailto:<catbird338...>> wrote:

FY Phoebe this morning singing away. Montville.


Sarah

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Date: 4/10/17 5:13 am
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] tree swallows and phoebe in Sidney
Three tree swallows greeted me when I opened the door this a.m. Yesterday I
had a phoebe pass through the yard, but I also saw one Saturday near the
Messalonskee boat launch in Sidney.

Both of our neighborhood kestrel pair are back.

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Date: 4/10/17 4:26 am
From: Maggie Strickland <gallinasviejas...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] phoebe
And our FOY Phoebe landed on the porch railing just a few ticks after six
this morning. Expecting WT Sparrows any time now.

Maggie Strickland
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Date: 4/10/17 4:05 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] phoebe
FY Phoebe this morning singing away. Montville.


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Date: 4/9/17 6:51 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Great owl, FOY Fox Sparrow, and woodcock action in Hallowell
Quite a day!
Great horned owl calling on our block from about 4 - 4:30 am. Seemed to be
the higher pitched of the couple. About 20 minutes in I'm pretty sure I
heard the deeper voice answer from a distance.
FOY Fox Sparrow in the backyard first thing this morning. Chowed down all
day.
After sunset, we went to the Res on Town Farm Road (about 7:45 pm). We
walked in about 50 feet and realized we had at least 3 woodcock whirring
around us quite close to the road. So we stopped and had some good looks
and listens as they flew in and out of the saplings. We left while they
were not "peenting" on the ground, hoping we didn't disturb their evening.
No complaints here :)

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Date: 4/9/17 4:41 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (09 Apr 2017) 69 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 8 181 441
> Osprey 12 37 37
> Bald Eagle 6 20 55
> Northern Harrier 3 36 40
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 69 81
> Cooper's Hawk 2 17 25
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 4 40 88
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 57 119
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 10 64 65
> Merlin 0 12 13
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 2 5 9
> Total: 69 546 985
>
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.25 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Don Thompson, Eric Graffam, Jeannette Lovitch, Julie Krasne, Sea Mckeon, Steve Gruverman
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Having one of the brightest and sunniest days fall on a weekend brought out a lot of visitors to Bradbury Mountain State Park. It's not just the birds vying for territory, as parking spaces became a hot commodity today. Many people had to park along Rt. 9. 49 people came to the hawkwatch, some of whom were very interested in the project while others were simply curious as to what we were staring at in the sky. We had a lot of eyes to the sky today. Thank you to everyone who helped out. I would like to mention, tomorrow we will see a guest appearance from seasoned hawkwatcher Katrina Fenton. Katrina counted on top of Bradbury from the 2012 season through the 2014 season. She also happens to be the person I first started learning hawk identification from. Hopefully people can make it out to say hello and get the band back together, so to speak.
>
> Weather:
> It was a beautiful day on the summit of Bradbury. Today was bright and sunny with temperatures in the high 50's. Winds at the start of the day were steady, from the west-northwest. Wind speeds increased slightly by mid morning, before settling down again. Cloud cover was almost nonexistent for most of the day, with high Cirrus clouds moving in towards the end of the count. Visibility was good, but not great, due to heat distortion.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The number of raptors seen today were lower than I expected. With a steady west wind at the start of the day, some birds could have been pushed closer to the coast. Birds also could have been high overhead at times. The bright blue sky can make spotting birds up above difficult. Either way, I thought we would end the day with triple digits. Sharp-shinned hawks were on the move today, as they were the most abundant species of migrant. It was also a good day for Ospreys and American Kestrels.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> There were not a lot of northbound birds seen today. A couple of smaller flocks of American Black Ducks and Mallards were seen rising above the tree line, only to drop back down onto ponds or nearby streams. 1 Sandhill Crane was spotted to the north as it slowly quartered into the wind. Northbound birds included: 97 Canada Geese 30 Tree Swallows 9 Cedar Waxwings 6 Red-winged Blackbirds 3 Belted Kingfishers 2 Great Blue Herons 1 Sandhill Crane
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is shaping up to be a great day for migrant activity, at least on paper. Temperatures should be higher than today, closer to the mid 60's. Skies should be a mix of sun and clouds, which is helpful for spotters, and winds should be out of the south and maybe a little southwest, which is helpful for migrant birds. I have been wrong plenty of times in the past, but if I looked at all weather predictions for the season to date, tomorrow's forecast is as close to ideal as we have seen yet. We shall see.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/9/17 4:36 pm
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Downeast Birding
Yesterday we birded around our "neighborhood" and found a pair of
Harlequin Ducks at the tip of Mooseneck in South Addison. Nine Red-necked
Grebes were in the same area. At a feeder in South Addison there was a
pair of Northern Cardinals and an American Tree Sparrow. The salt ponds in
Addison had a pair of Killdeer.

Off the Pleasant River boat landing in Columbia Falls there were 9
Ring-necked Ducks and a Northern Harrier. Two Common Mergansers were in
the Pleasant River at the new boat launch off Highway 1 in Columbia Falls.

On our way home we saw a Rough-legged Hawk over Wilson District Road.

Today we had a good duck day when we went to the marsh north of Bass Harbor
on Highway 102. Among other ducks we had a pair of American Wigeon, a pair
of Northern Pintails and probably glimpsed the Gadwall that was reported in
the area. Green-winged Teal were there, too.

At our feeder when we got home we had the first Red-winged Blackbirds and
Brown-headed Cowbirds. Our feeders have been extremely active all winter
and spring hasn't changed this at all!

Merle and Anne Archie

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Date: 4/9/17 4:31 pm
From: Allison Wells <awells...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] BOWAs Portland
Had a flock of about 20 today here in Gardiner, too

Allison and Jeff Wells

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> About 30 BOWAs feeding on the crab apples at BJs on Warren Ave. in Portland late this afternoon.
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Date: 4/9/17 2:44 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] BOWAs Portland
About 30 BOWAs feeding on the crab apples at BJs on Warren Ave. in
Portland late this afternoon.

Joanne

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Date: 4/9/17 2:12 pm
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American bald eagle and black guillemot
Two quick shots, one of this juvenile American bald eagle at Schoodic ANP.
It flew right up to us, looked, never really completely landed and away it
went. At Prospect Harbor, this black guillemot surfaced, took a quick peek,
then swam off quickly.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h877ae675#h877ae675


Cheers,
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Date: 4/9/17 1:37 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Glossy Ibis Scarborough Marsh
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } At least a dozen behind the Pelreco building. I haven't pulled a White-Faced yet!
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Date: 4/9/17 1:11 pm
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Samo highlight of the day
just a killdeer and kingfisher fishing the pond on hole # 1 . oh yeah- 2
GBH flying overhead and earlier by the Weskeag earlier 4 GBH.

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Date: 4/9/17 12:24 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Dc Cormorants, Skowhegan
A group of 4 heading down river.

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Date: 4/9/17 11:13 am
From: Bill Grabin <grabin137...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Palm Warbler - Bidd Pool
At East Point Sanctuary near where the entrance path first meets the golf
course. Also a phoebe singing. Probably a second palm at South Point (7th
street) Sanctuary. Also a Great Egret by the Great Pond off First St

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Date: 4/9/17 9:50 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Purple Finches
4/9/17 Pair of Purple Finches at the feeders this morning. Cape Neddick west of Tpike.

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Date: 4/9/17 8:00 am
From: Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Webber Pond, Bremen good loon news
hi all--a relief--two loons popped up today, calling, very near the eagles
on the ice--so the unknown carcass is probably not a loon--. they keep
repositioning it but it is less and less recognizable--seems too small for
a goose-- currently have seven eagles, contending for not much food--4
mature, 3 immature

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Date: 4/9/17 7:32 am
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Little Blue Heron Tidewater Farm Falmouth
Still here Sunday morning. Visible from the bench on the pint if you look left.
Bill Blauvelt

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> On Apr 8, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...> wrote:
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> Still present when I left at 2:15, in the same area Noah reported!
>
>> On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:13:06 AM UTC-4, Noah Gibb wrote:
>> There is currently a Little Blue Heron (probably the bird Doug Hitchcox had at Gilsland Farm yesterday) visible from Tidewater Farm on Farm Gate Rd in Falmouth. Currently on the highway side of the river. Also at least 5 Gadwall.
>>
>> Bird haahd and happy spring!
>> Noah Gibb-Freeport
>>
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>> On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:13:06 AM UTC-4, Noah Gibb wrote:
>> There is currently a Little Blue Heron (probably the bird Doug Hitchcox had at Gilsland Farm yesterday) visible from Tidewater Farm on Farm Gate Rd in Falmouth. Currently on the highway side of the river. Also at least 5 Gadwall.
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>> Bird haahd and happy spring!
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Date: 4/9/17 5:41 am
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Gray Catbird Pownal
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker not unexpected FOY but Gray Catbird was.
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Date: 4/9/17 3:10 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Phoebe CN
FOY Phoebe here in NW Cape Neddick and at least the 40th year we've been listening for their spring arrival and nest building under the eaves of the house or shed. My eldest daughter just turned 41 years old. She'll be just as delighted as I to hear the news.

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Date: 4/8/17 4:41 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (08 Apr 2017) 25 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 2 173 433
> Osprey 4 25 25
> Bald Eagle 0 14 49
> Northern Harrier 2 33 37
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 53 65
> Cooper's Hawk 0 15 23
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 36 84
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 53 115
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 3 54 55
> Merlin 2 12 13
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 3 7
> Total: 25 477 916
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Derek Lovitch
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 42 people visited the hawkwatch today.
>
> Weather:
> Today would have been a terrific day, except for the stronger than predicted wind speed. Wind from the west and northwest remained strong and persistent throughout the day. Cloud cover ebbed and flowed during the day, with fewer breaks of sun than anticipated. Temperatures climbed to the lower 40's.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The American Kestrel gets my vote for today's most tenacious bird. The three birds which were counted could be seen getting jostled back and forth, doing their best to beat the air into submission. Our mascot, Hawkwatch Junco has returned to the summit, just in time to alert us about a Merlin flying low and fast behind our heads. Local Red-tailed Hawks were very active today, covering a lot of their territory as they hunted for prey.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> There was very little activity during the day today. One interaction which caught my eye was between a Great Blue Heron and a Common Raven. The Raven approached the Heron in a sort playful manner, turning itself upside down and swooping down on the larger bird, who did not show any sign of a response. The Raven quickly righted itself and accompanied the Heron for a while, flying directly on top of and then next to the larger bird. It appeared as though their primary feathers were making contact with one another. A first of season Belted Kingfisher was spotted early on today, along with eight Bohemian Waxwings who stopped by briefly. Northbound birds included:
> 22 Canada Geese
> 14 American Robins
> Southbound Birds sighted were:
> 20 Tree Swallows
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be more mild than today. Colder air should be exiting the area. Temperatures could reach 60 degrees. Winds will still be out of the west and northwest, but wind speed should be reduced compared to today. Predicted wind speeds are in the 5-10mph range. Due to lighter winds, I think tomorrow could produce the numbers we might have seen today. There should also be more thermal activity which would limit the energy expenditure put forth by the birds. Hopefully it acts as an incentive for our migrants. Stretch your necks, and be prepared for some high altitude birds.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/8/17 4:17 pm
From: Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] webber pond/ Bremen loons/eagles
mature and immature eagle back on the edge of the remaining ice tearing
apart what I'm pretty sure is one of the two loons I watched swimming
nearby today--I can't get close enough to be absolutely positive but I'm
afraid I'm right--doesn't look like a goose--if the loons are back
tomorrow, I'll be relieved and report back--

about 10 buffleheads in near shore today--chasing each other and dashing
about--
two song sparrows under the feeder--

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Date: 4/8/17 3:00 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] GwTeal and BhCowbird, Skowhegan
I looked up to see a pair of Green-winged Teals land followed shortly by a group of Grackles and RwBBs with a Brown-headed Cowbird among them. A day of FOYs.

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Date: 4/8/17 1:08 pm
From: Kathleen Zwick <azwickfish...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Samoset golf course birds
4 American wigeon among mallards, canada geese, a pair of RB merge on
the first hole pond- common goldeneye, eiders, RD merge off the 3rd
and 4rth holes

Kestrel on wire across from the Buldock Unit on 97 in warren.

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Date: 4/8/17 12:38 pm
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Woodcock,Skowhegan
I flushed a woodcock just off our driveway. Last year first sighting was 4/4/16.

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Date: 4/8/17 12:21 pm
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Weskeag birds on April 8
A breeding plumaged great egret and little blue heron this afternoon from parking area on Buttermilk Lane. A greater yellowlegs in the far pools. Great blue heron numbers continue to expand - 6 to 10 individuals at various times.


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Date: 4/8/17 11:46 am
From: S. Davis <kd7gxf...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Biddeford Timber Point/Fortunes Rock/East Point Sanct.
Hi all-

Did some solo birding around the "big 3" in my neck of the woods and got 52
species among them.

Timber Point: There were numerous *Eastern Phoebes* (FOY for me) and *Savannah
Sparrows *as you started the trail and 3 low flying *Northern Harriers. *Further
down by the historic buildings I got a good view of a signing *Winter
Wren. *

Fortunes Rock: Nothing out of the ordinary there, I didn't see the
Canvasback nor am I aware of the last reporting of it so it may have been
long gone and I didn't know it. There were some close *Ring-necked Ducks, *but
again nothing too surprising.

East Point Sanctuary: Right of the bat I saw ~10 *Brant *from the road
flying back and forth from Wood Island Light to Beach Island (I call it
Great Cormorant Island). There was a small flock of *Purple Sandpipers *flying
by the point, and I accidentally flushed a single *Snow Bunting* near that
point. Finally on my way out I stopped by the pond near the spiritual
center, and I got a great view of another FOY for me *Great Egret* and
perched *Belted Kingfisher. *

All in all a pretty good day!

Seth

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Date: 4/8/17 11:36 am
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Little Blue Heron Tidewater Farm Falmouth
Still present when I left at 2:15, in the same area Noah reported!

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:13:06 AM UTC-4, Noah Gibb wrote:
>
> There is currently a Little Blue Heron (probably the bird Doug Hitchcox
> had at Gilsland Farm yesterday) visible from Tidewater Farm on Farm Gate Rd
> in Falmouth. Currently on the highway side of the river. Also at least 5
> Gadwall.
>
> Bird haahd and happy spring!
> Noah Gibb-Freeport
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone <https://yho.com/footer0>
>

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:13:06 AM UTC-4, Noah Gibb wrote:
>
> There is currently a Little Blue Heron (probably the bird Doug Hitchcox
> had at Gilsland Farm yesterday) visible from Tidewater Farm on Farm Gate Rd
> in Falmouth. Currently on the highway side of the river. Also at least 5
> Gadwall.
>
> Bird haahd and happy spring!
> Noah Gibb-Freeport
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone <https://yho.com/footer0>
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Date: 4/8/17 8:25 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings in Manchester
Flock of 30 coming to crabapples in the parking lot at Longfellow's greenhouse in Manchester right now (11:15 am).

Jeff Wells

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Date: 4/8/17 8:13 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Little Blue Heron Tidewater Farm Falmouth
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } There is currently a Little Blue Heron (probably the bird Doug Hitchcox had at Gilsland Farm yesterday) visible from Tidewater Farm on Farm Gate Rd in Falmouth. Currently on the highway side of the river. Also at least 5 Gadwall.
Bird haahd and happy spring!Noah Gibb-Freeport 


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Date: 4/8/17 7:59 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Mute Swan reports
Any reports from today or yesterday would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: 4/8/17 7:07 am
From: 'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Kestrels- Friday

I thought I had posted this last night (Friday.) I don't know if it got through; I did not receive it. Here is is again. Apologies if this is a duplicate.


I was delighted to be driving past the Sanford Transfer Station, aka "dump", this afternoon,(Friday) and to spot 2 kestrels over the bare fields. They were both perching and hovering. It is a covered landfill on Rushton St., off School St., not too far over School St toward town, from the Sewerage lagoons.


Also 5 TVs circling, a flock of starlings flying over, and a small group of Canada Geese honking overhead; the sound of Spring for me. And… one robin. I was told that later there would be birds in the surrounding woods.


I have a sticker to use the dump; the two friendly attendants said to be free to come in and look any time they are open.

Barbara
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Date: 4/8/17 6:33 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Common Loon,Skowhegan
First Loon, fishing close to our shore.

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Date: 4/8/17 6:12 am
From: Rich MacDonald <rich...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Recent MDI highlights
This was a birdy week here on Mount Desert Island (which basically means I
got out birding a LOT!). Here are some highlights from the week:

Bass Harbor Marsh is the place for ducks with four good species observed
this week!

Gadwall. Two were found at Bass Harbor Marsh. A female GADW found Wednesday
was quite close, easily viewed with binoculars. Thursday, a male GADW was
observed at some distance (thank Darwin for spotting scopes). And Friday a
male and female GADW were feeding together, again observed at some distance
with a scope.

American Wigeon. 4 AMWI (2 female, 2 male) were observed Friday at Bass
Harbor Marsh.While I was watching them, College of the Atlantic¹s
ornithology class pulled up, so I was able to share the love with them. As
they were leaving, an Acadia National Park law enforcement officer pulled
up. He wanted to know if I was guiding (I was not). In all my years of
living in Bar Harbor, I have NOT ONCE been queried by ANP law enforcement,
but between last year and this, I have been stopped no less than six times.
So, if any of you are guiding in Acadia, be sure to have you Commercial Use
Authorization.

Northern Pintail. A single NOPI was reported Tuesday by Jim Bright at Bass
Harbor Marsh Tuesday. We dipped on it Wednesday. I found it Thursday. And
Friday there were two.

Green-winged Teal. GWTE have arrived with small numbers around Mount Desert
Island and a maximum of 12 observed Friday at Bass harbor Marsh.

Friday was Duck Day as I observed 19 species of ducks and geese (that is a
very good number for MDI):
1. Canada Goose
2. Wood Duck
3. Gadwall
4. American Wigeon
5. American Black Duck
6. Mallard
7. Northern Pintail
8. Green-winged Teal
9. Ring-necked Duck
10. Common Eider
11. Harlequin Duck
12. White-winged Scoter
13. Black Scoter
14. Long-tailed Duck
15. Bufflehead
16. Common Goldeneye
17. Hooded Merganser
18. Common Merganser
19. Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle. I had 4 immature BAEA together at Bass Harbor Marsh, including
one who unsuccessfully chased a Mallard. I rarely see Mallards dive, but
that one sure did!

Belted-Kingfisher. I had one all January and February at Jones Marsh, near
the head of Mount Desert Island, but I had not seen one since until
Thursday, when I heard its rattling call at Bass Harbor Marsh.

Yellow-rumped Warbler. A YWRA was singing in my dooryard this morning! My
FOY warbler!

Fox Sparrow. This week, FOPSs have been observed in small numbers all around
the island.


Richard MacDonald
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Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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Date: 4/8/17 4:43 am
From: AMF <znse37...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: FOY Kestrel Pair in Benton on the Sebasticook.
Spring is here. Ducks, geese, robins, and the bird songs of spring.

Yesterday a Kestrels pair was checking out last year's nest in the
corner of the barn soffit overhang. I need to clean my 15 Tree Swallow
nests this weekend. It takes about 1-2 weeks for them to get to Benton
after the Jeff's 1st reports in Gardiner. My calendar shows the FOY Tree
Swallows arrive at my farm from April 9 to April 12th. I have fun work
to do now that the snow is almost gone here. I am sure the Tree
Swallows will be here next week on the warm up.

Allan

On 4/7/2017 2:11 PM, Jeff Wells wrote:
> Watching flock of about 40 Tree Swallows over the Subway parking lot in Gardiner right now (2:10 pm).
>
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Date: 4/8/17 4:18 am
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] kestrel in Sidney
I came downstairs this a.m. to a male kestrel sitting on the wire in front
of our house. Perhaps he'll do a little house hunting and decide to take
our kestrel box.

We also have a pair of killdeer staking out our lawn. Entertaining to have
a front row seat to killdeer courtship.

Julia

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Date: 4/8/17 3:56 am
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOYs at Gilsland Farm, 4/7
Hey Maine-birds:

I snuck out of my office yesterday to get a little birding in during the nice weather at Gilsland Farm (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783) and was pleasantly surprised by the new arrivals since Thursday's bird walk. Highlights included:

Little Blue Heron - only my second at Gilsland; an adult was in the marsh off the West Meadow. This is an average arrival date for them but looking at their current range map few have made it into New England yet this year: http://tinyurl.com/jvvgjah

Gadwall, American Wigeon, and Northern Pintail were all in the river just south of the West Meadow.

And my first Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, and Tree Swallows were also seen in the morning morning. A pair of Osprey were along the Martin’s Point Bridge (including one sitting ON the Osprey sculpture) that afternoon.

Here is my list from Gilsland: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35758549

Good birding,


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Date: 4/8/17 3:21 am
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
Last night we experienced moderate to strong Southerly wind and light rain
and there seems that a pretty good batch of migrants moved. It has the
makings for good drop-outs at landfall sites so today (Saturday)might yield
good early season birding. Here, I'm seeing dozens of SONG SPARROWS &
JUNCOS foraging around the buildings and lawns. It looks like there's a
couple of WHITE THROATED SPARROWS in the mix.

Not too much in the way of new birds has arrived here in recent days.
Yesterday produced a couple small groups of CANADA GEESE, totaling 14
individuals. Several other, larger flocks were seen passing up the bay, as
well as about 100 Brant and quite a few small flocks of SCOTERS.
The only new land species noted was STARLINGS, about 10 that arrived
Thursday night.

The RAZORBILLS finally came into the satellite colonies on the North East
and South East shores about 5 days after the Razorbills & Murres landed in
the main colony.
For the past two days the Alcids (as expected) have been completely absent.
When they return next, I expect that the PUFFINS will be here, too. All of
the Alcids should stay from then on.

BIRD OF THE DAY: the semi-wet SONG SPARROW clinging to the window sill at 3
AM and peering in, watching me, from less than 2 feet away.

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Date: 4/7/17 8:26 pm
From: 'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Kestrel -Sanford Transfer Station - York Cty.
I was delighted to be driving past the Sanford Transfer Station, aka "dump", this afternoon, and spotting 2 kestrels over the bare fields. They were both perching and hovering. It is a covered landfill on Rushton St., off School St., not too far over School St toward town, from the Sewerage lagoons. Also 5 TVs circling, a flock of starlings flying over, and a small group of Canada Geese honking overhead; the sound of Spring for me. And… one robin. I was told that later there would be birds in the surrounding woods.


I have a sticker to use the dump; the two friendly attendants said to be free to come in and look any time they are open.

Barbara
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Date: 4/7/17 4:46 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (07 Apr 2017) 225 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 62 171 431
> Osprey 17 21 21
> Bald Eagle 2 14 49
> Northern Harrier 22 31 35
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 47 59
> Cooper's Hawk 4 15 23
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 9 35 83
> Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 19 49 111
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 49 51 52
> Merlin 8 10 11
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 2 3 7
> Total: 225 452 891
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Gary Jarvis, Josh Fecteau, Marion Chang, Tom Downing
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 35 People visited the hawkwatch today including a group of teenage kids from a school in Portland. It was surprisingly difficult to get an answer from the kids as to where they had all come from. One young man implied he had come from the sea. Today was a really fun day on top of Bradbury. Thank you to everyone who stuck around to help. I appreciated the enthusiasm everyone brought with them.
>
> Weather:
> Today's weather was slightly more propitious for birds and people alike. When I arrived at the summit this morning I felt as though I was standing in the exhaust of an industrial clothes dryer on a cold day. The air was saturated, and visibility would increase and decrease by miles in a matter of seconds. Visibility did improve, although light fog and haze remained for the entirety of the count. Winds remained light but steady from the south and south southeast. For a brief time in the early afternoon hours winds shifted to almost directly east, before shifting back south. By midday clouds had begun to part, allowing for a direct path of the sun's rays to reach the summit. Temperatures reached into the upper 40's.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Today officially marked our first of the season Broad-winged Hawk. The bird appeared in the sky to the northwest along with a few other birds on the same flight line. It took me a second to realize there was something new and different about this bird, compared to what we had been seeing. Oh! A Broad-wing. The bird was in no mood for a photo-op, and carried on to the north, disappearing as quickly as it had arrived. Our local Red-shouldered Hawk was spotted early on, a moment before starting to vocalize, possibly trying to drive away an adult Bald Eagle who had been perched in a nearby Pine tree. Possibly the highlight of the day for me and others, was a Northern Goshawk. I first noticed the bird moving overhead from the northeast to the west southwest. The mass of the bird and flight direction almost made me write it off as our local Red-tail. I had started making the I.D of an American Kestrel near to the bird when my gut instinct told me to take a second look. Sure enough, this was not a Buteo but a huge Accipiter. I, and others, came to the realization at the same time that we had a close Northern Goshawk. Everyone scampered for their optics of choice: binoculars, scope, or camera. A few successful photos were taken. After about two minutes, the bird was seen again moving back in the direction from which it came. Could we have a resident Goshawk?
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 332 Common Grackles were counted today along with 55 Red-winged Blackbirds. Due to my primary goal of counting raptors, I was unable to count each blackbird flock. Total mixed species Blackbird numbers were probably closer to 600-800 birds. One other first of the season bird was an Eastern Phoebe, which was singing momentarily. Other northbound birds included: 62 Canada Geese 55 American Robins 40 American Crows 21 Cedar Waxwings 19 Common Mergansers 8 Tree Swallows 5 Great Blue Herons 4 Purple Finches 4 American Goldfinches 3 Killdeer 2 American Black Ducks A total of 36 species were seen or heard today.
>
> Predictions:
> Saturday may start out with overcast skies and a possible lingering shower. Skies should clear as the day progresses. Temperatures should climb into the mid 40's. Winds should be out of the west northwest at 10-15. Warm temperatures and sunny skies should bring more birds for the weekend. A westerly breeze may keep birds out in front of us before they turn inland.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/7/17 3:33 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Additional Highlights This Week and New Arrivals, 4/1-7.
Hi all,
Additional observations of note from me over the past seven days also included:

~150 Lesser Scaup (just a handful of Greaters with them), 13 Green-winged Teal, 3 Northern Pintails, etc, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 4/3 (with Jeannette).
- continuing pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes, Simpson's Point, Brunswick, 4/3 (with Jeannette).
- 1 continuing MUTE SWAN, Phillip's Pond, Cape Neddick, 4/4 (with Jeannette).
- 1 drake Northern Shoveler, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 4/6.
- 3 RED CROSSBILLS, Pine Point neighborhood, Scarborough, 4/6.
- 22 Horned Larks, Pine Point lobster co-op, Scarborough, 4/6.
- 3 drake Northern Shovelers, Mill Creek Cove, South Portland, 4/6.

Local Bohemian Waxwing sightings:
34, Pine Tree Academy, Pownal Road, Freeport. 4/3.
30, Shaw's Supermarket, Freeport, 4/4.
58, here at the store, 4/5 through 4/6.

And my personal "FOYs" this week were as follows:
1 Double-crested Cormorant, Bradbury Mountain Spring Hawkwatch, 4/3.
1 Osprey, Bradbury Mountain Spring Hawkwatch, 4/3.
2 Tree Swallows, Bradbury Mountain Spring Hawkwatch, 4/3.
4 SANDHILL CRANES, Bradbury Mountain Spring Hawkwatch, 4/3.
1 Great Egret, Cousin's River Marsh, Yarmouth, 4/4 (with Jeannette).
3 Savannah Sparrows, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 4/6.
1 Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 4/6.
2 Greater Yellowlegs, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 4/6.
2 Snowy Egrets, Pelreco Marsh, Scarborough Marsh, 4/6.
1 PIPING PLOVER, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough, 4/6.
1 Rusty Blackbird, here at the store, 4/6 (a long overdue Yard Bird, #117).

-Derek

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Date: 4/7/17 3:05 pm
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Monhegan
Northern Shoveler (m) in the meadow today
Phoebe
Flock of Cedar Waxwings

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Date: 4/7/17 1:28 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Mouth of the Abby, 4/7
Hi all,A nice afternoon visit to the Mouth of the Abagadasset River in Bowdoinham yielded 14 species of waterfowl:

789 American Black Ducks425 Mallards154 Ring-necked Ducks152 Green-winged Teal126 Canada Geese22 Common Mergansers20++ Mallard x American Black Duck hybrids16 Common Goldeneyes6 Northern Pintails5 Lesser Scaup4 American Wigeon3 Wood Ducks2 Gadwall2 Hooded Mergansers1 Northern Shoveler
Also:10 Double-crested Cormorants6+ Bald Eagles2 Northern Harrier1 Osprey -Derek
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Date: 4/7/17 12:57 pm
From: David Doubleday <davidd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Northern Shrike, top Mt. A York
Adult N. Shrike at the top of Mt. A in York. West side near and behind the
shed which is below the porta-potties.

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Date: 4/7/17 12:47 pm
From: David Doubleday <davidd...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS SUMNIT MT A
Nice flock of around 20 Bohemian Waxwings at summit of Mt. A in York for
several hours mid-day. Still present when we left.

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Date: 4/7/17 11:15 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Tree Swallow flock in Gardiner
Seems to be a hatch of stoneflies underway that they are feeding on.

Jeff

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> Watching flock of about 40 Tree Swallows over the Subway parking lot in Gardiner right now (2:10 pm).
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Date: 4/7/17 11:12 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Tree Swallow flock in Gardiner
Watching flock of about 40 Tree Swallows over the Subway parking lot in Gardiner right now (2:10 pm).

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Date: 4/7/17 9:47 am
From: Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Blues in Brunswick
Yesterday morning, 3 great blue herons at Wharton Point.

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Date: 4/7/17 8:07 am
From: Allison Wells <awells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] White-crowned Sparrow, Gardiner
Pulled into the driveway yesterday at our home in Gardiner just in time to watch a White-crowned Sparrow at our feeding station for a minute or so before it took off.

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Date: 4/7/17 7:19 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] prehistoric call signals local FOY Great Blue Heron in Gardiner
Standing in the driveway this morning I heard a prehistoric croaking call from overhead and looked up to see two high migrating Great Blue Herons, my FOY in Gardiner.

Jeff

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Date: 4/7/17 7:13 am
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Osprey flyover
4/7 10:00am Osprey flyover with clear call, heading north. Cape Neddick west of turnpike. (Less than 5miles from Mt A summit)

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Date: 4/6/17 6:01 pm
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Gilsland Farm Bird Walk, 4/6
Hey Maine-birds:

This morning’s bird walk at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth had many signs of spring but a light mist and high of 37ºF kept things a bit chilly. We managed to tally 47 species (our highest count since October) thanks to a mixed bag of lingering ‘winter birds’, migrants passing through, and recently arrived residents. Highlights included:

The diversity of waterfowl keeps improving, especially around the marsh of the North Meadow. Today among the usual suspects were 4 Northern Shovelers, 2 Northern Pintail, 18 Green-winged Teal, 24 Ring-necked Ducks (down from 47 on Monday), plus a merganser hit-trick.

A pair of Belted Kingfishers have returned to the bluff in the West Meadow. American Crows continue to construct their nest near the edge of the orchard while Eastern Bluebirds are checking out nest boxes around the sanctuary.

Seems like someone turned on the Song Sparrow switch earlier this week and they continue to carpet the ground around the Environmental Center. A few American Tree Sparrows are hanging around the feeders and have been singing lately - always a treat to hear before they head north.

A complete list from the walk is available at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35735086

Good birding,


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Date: 4/6/17 5:08 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
I had a nice visit with my ninety year old aunt who lives in Corinna,
enjoyed a nice variety of birds coming to her feeder.

Red and White-breasted Nuthatch
Hairy and Downy Woodpecker
American Goldfinch
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Blue Jay
BC Chickadee
American Robin
Dark-eyed Junco

One of the Cardinals was on her car looking at himself in the mirror!

Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter

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Date: 4/6/17 2:40 pm
From: Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Webber Pond, Bremen--loon
heard and saw the first loon of the year yesterday--crying while an
immature eagle came in for a landing on the ice nearby--

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Date: 4/6/17 2:01 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (06 Apr 2017) 2 Raptors




Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2017 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Turkey Vulture | 0 | 109 | 369 |
| Osprey | 1 | 4 | 4 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 12 | 47 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 9 | 13 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 1 | 17 | 29 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 0 | 11 | 19 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 3 | 5 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 0 | 26 | 74 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 0 | 30 | 92 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 0 | 2 | 3 |
| Merlin | 0 | 2 | 3 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 0 | 1 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 0 | 1 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 1 | 5 |
| Total: | 2 | 227 | 666 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 13:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 5 hours |
| Official Counter | Zane Baker |
| Observers: | |




Visitors:
A young women from Texas was the only person to visit the hawkwatch today.Below the summit, a group of about 15 men and women fired up theirchainsaws, and began clearing detritus from an earlier winter storm. By thetime I left, they had bucked and neatly stacked most of the debris whichhad come down near the parking area.

Weather:
Today was not the most comfortable day on top of the mountain, although, itcould always be worse.Fog, which reduced visibility to less than a mile, could have delayed oreven ended the start. About 40 minutes in and some clearing becameapparent. Overall, the view of the surrounding area remained poor for theduration of the count.Winds were fairly light from the northeast, shifting to more easterly byearly afternoon.The air was relatively cold and damp, in the low 30's. A fine mist turnedto defined droplets of water on top of anything exposed.By early afternoon the mist started turning to rain, which was the decidingfactor for ending the count early.

Raptor Observations:
For anyone who has followed these reports, it will probably not come as asurprise to hear that our local Bald Eagles could be seen dropping into thefarm fields to the southwest.The eagles were the only non migrating raptors to be observed today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Most of the day was very quiet, with the exception of 32 northboundAmerican Robins.Only 13 species were seen or heard today.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy skies in the morning may turn mostly cloudy by theafternoon.Temperatures may climb into the mid to upper 40's.Wind speed could be between 10-20 mph from the south. Let's hope there isa slight southwest component tmixed in.With sun and warm temperatures, it looks like a good day for seeing somebird activity. I'm hoping to spot some migrants before they are pushednorth, to the west of the mountain.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
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Date: 4/6/17 12:00 pm
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Subject: [Maine-birds] More Albion Birds
This morning at the millpond on the Taylor Rd.
8 Great Blue Herons
5 Ring-Necked Ducks
1 pair Common Goldeneye
30 Canada Geese along with usual Hoodies, Mallards and Red Wings.

Austin

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Date: 4/6/17 10:48 am
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] "Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide" available in 2 weeks

 
Hi everyone,
 
Derek and I would like to invite you all to the celebrationof his second book, “Birdwatching in Maine:A Site Guide” on April 20th, published by University Press of NewEngland.   
This book fills an important niche for the birdwatching community by offeringcomprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughoutthe state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest. It containsdescriptions of 201 birding sites in Maine,with explicit directions on how to get there, for all sixteen of the state’scounties (several as large as other New Englandstates!). Each chapter features a county map, a brief overview by Derek,numerous specific site guides, and a list of rarities. The book also contains adetailed and useful species accounts guide for finding the most sought-afterbirds.

Using a county-by-county approach, with chapters by SethBenz, John Berry, Kirk Betts, Ron Joseph, Kristen Lindquist, Rich MacDonald,Dan Nickerson, Luke Seitz, Allison and Jeff Wells, and Herb Wilson, Derektapped the knowledge of local experts to offer the most comprehensive andauthoritative birdfinding guide the state has seen. And I guarantee there willbe many sites completely new to you!
 
The Official Release Party will be at Blue in Portland (650 Congress St)from 5-7pm on Thursday, April 20th. This will be the first time thebook will be available, anywhere.
We’ll also be offering a presentation, full of photos of Maine’s birds and birdingplaces, on Saturday, April 29th at the Freeport Public Library at7:00pm. This too is a free event, open to the public, and part of the annual “FeathersOver Freeport: A Birdwatching Weekend” events.
 
For more information about the Blue event, see:http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/single-post/2017/03/29/Official-Book-Release-Party-at-Blue
 
And for Feathers Over Freeport, see:http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/feathers_over_freeport.shtml
 
Other free events around the state are being scheduled.  You can check them out via Facebook on thepage of “Birding Books by Derek J. Lovitch” at:https://www.facebook.com/BirdingBooksbyLovitch/
 
Hope to see you soon!
 
-Jeannette
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Date: 4/6/17 8:06 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] 1st Grackles, Skowhegan
2 Grackles stayed high in a tree for about 5 minutes. I did see trees full yesterday near the driving range on Rt 201.

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Date: 4/6/17 7:11 am
From: Michael Little <mjlittle2318...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Harlequin Duck Cruise update
I forgot to put down the Red-necked Grebes

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Date: 4/6/17 6:50 am
From: JMSmith <jeanette.m.smith...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] great blue herons in Augusta
Just saw 4 great blue herons flying over Western Avenue in Augusta. They were headed toward the Kennebec River. First of year for me.

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Date: 4/6/17 5:44 am
From: Michael Little <mjlittle2318...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Harlequin Duck Cruise
A belated report on Island Heritage Trust's annual Harlequin Duck Cruise - Saturday April 1, 2017: twenty-two participants had a snowy, somewhat bumpy ride on the Isle au Haut Boat Company's Mink out to Isle au Haut for some late winter birding.


Common Loon

Scoter Trifecta: Surf, Black and White-wing

Common Eider

Buffleheads

Long-tail Ducks

Black Guillemot

Glaucuous Gull (a first for this trip)

Red-breasted Mergansers

Herring Gulls

Great Black-back Gulls

Purple Sandpipers

Crows

Great Cormorant

Bald Eagles (2)

Harlequin Ducks



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Date: 4/6/17 4:33 am
From: Richard <rjduddy...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Osprey - Portland
Stopped at Payson Park to see what I could find on the way to work & had an Osprey fly over.

Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise, ME

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Date: 4/6/17 4:11 am
From: Jennifer Multhopp <rmulthopp...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Robin Days in Lubec
Robins galore throughout the Lubec area - in fields and along roadways as
well as yards in the village.

Flickers have arrived.

Jennifer Multhopp

Lubec

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Date: 4/6/17 3:45 am
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American Robins
There have been thousands of robins through Lincoln county. Just about every open field. Pretty cool.

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Date: 4/5/17 3:52 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (05 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors

>
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 2 109 369
> Osprey 0 3 3
> Bald Eagle 0 12 47
> Northern Harrier 1 9 13
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 28
> Cooper's Hawk 1 11 19
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 26 74
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 30 92
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 2 3
> Merlin 0 2 3
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
> Total: 4 225 664
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> A slow day for visitors as well, with only 4 people coming to the hawkwatch.
>
> Weather:
> It was a damp and chilly start to the count. Clouds covered the sky, along with some fog moving with the wind, which was coming from the north and northeast. Wind remained light, and disappeared entirely at times. Temperatures started out just below freezing, and only climbed a couple of degrees by closing time. Visibility was diminished for the first hour of the watch but improved substantially as the day progressed.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> I wasn't expecting much today, but early on I was treated to a nice male Northern Harrier, who found a small thermal, not far from the mountain. He circled upwards for a brief time before moving on, tracing a nearby ridge-line heading north. Other raptors were seen, however they did not appear to be migrating. I was wavering on whether or not to count a Sharp-shinned Hawk. The bird had gained some elevation and was slowly moving north. Something about the behavior of the bird didn't seem right for a migrant. Just as I was thinking this, the Sharpy tucked it's wings and dropped like a stone into the woods. One less bird for the data sheet.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Most avian activities were kept to a minimum today. I had to search a couple of nearby yards and fields for birds to add to the species list. Typically, these birds would be seen flying past the summit. Today however, Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds were content sticking to the yards of Pownal. The day list topped out at 24 species, either spotted briefly or heard.
>
> Predictions:
> Rain showers could start the day, with a more steady and heavier rainfall by the afternoon. Winds may be 10-15mph from the northeast in the morning hours, and shifting to more easterly direction by the end of the day. High temperature could break into the 40's. Morning hours appear to be the best chance of seeing birds, if the rain holds off for long enough.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/5/17 2:21 pm
From: Dave Tucker <dhtucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] York eagles
The whole world seems to know about the pair of eagles nesting in York near
town dock #1, though I don't recall seeing mention of it on this list.
Every time I visit, stealthily, there are all kinds of folks also being
stealthy, which is a good thing. I'm not a facebooker, but I am told that
there is quite a birding following there, and I am sure that this nest has
stirred a lot of local interest too.



Dave Tucker, Kittery Pt

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Date: 4/5/17 2:17 pm
From: Dave Tucker <dhtucker...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Moody marsh
Have had the good fortune to be working in a home situated right on the
marsh in Moody, between Ogunquit and Wells. There are several large salt
pannes in close proximity to the house, providing sufficient distraction to
a carpenter like me. Have seen over the last week rb mergs, common mergs,
goldeneyes, gw teal, black ducks, mallards, 3 species of gulls, am wigeons,
buffleheads, dc cormorant, Canada geese, as well as resident mocker, song
sparrows, and transient phoebes, killdeer, and at least 3 harrier sightings,
all female types. Blue herons, crows, fish crows, red tails, tits, robins,
blackbirds. List keeps growing!



Dave Tucker, Kittery Pt.

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Date: 4/5/17 10:57 am
From: Marie Jordan <wooddk5555...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Prouts pond, Scarboro on Pleasant Hill road
90 common mergansers in the pond at 1 pm along with about 15 hoodies .
Many tree swallows as well. One DC cormorant.
Marie

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Date: 4/5/17 10:36 am
From: John <berry.john...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow Geese - Topsham
For the second day there have been 14 Snow Geese including two Blue Geese opposite Bisson's market. Also a male American Widgeon, Green-winged Teal, and an American Kestrel. Still there at noon

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Date: 4/5/17 10:19 am
From: Julie A. Krasne, DVM <jkraz1984...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bo Wax Lewiston
Flock of approx 200 or more Bohemian Waxwings greeted me when I returned to
work at Lewiston Animal Hospital this afternoon. Feeding on ornamental
crabapples behind the building at 75 Stetson Rd.

Julie Krasne

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Date: 4/5/17 8:57 am
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Prom Report - The Joys of Urban Birding
What a raw, wet and lovely day to look at some birds!

26 species on the Eastern Prom this morning. Top highlight was the pair of *Fox
Sparrows* on the Mid-slope Trail behind the Water Treatment Plant, had some
great looks at them foraging and chasing each other along the muddy path.
Down by the East End Beach there was a group of *Common Goldeneyes* that
were diving close to shore, plus a some *Long-tailed Ducks*, *Buffleheads *and
a handsome looking *Mallard* pair.

Had a great example of the choppy wingbeats of a *Cooper's Hawk* as it
passed overhead.

*Song Sparrows* were everywhere, but I wasn't able to pull any other
*Melospiza* out of the small flocks foraging throughout the park. *American
Robins* were also plentiful, picking their way through the sumac like a
convention of pensive clergymen.

I wasn't able to spot any *House Finches *today, which was odd, and the
number of *Common Eiders* was rather low.

And then there's the "urban" part! Stepped in dog poop twice, had a few
good photo-ops disrupted by noisy joggers and their dogs, and spent a good
twenty minutes helping a man who had passed out face-down on the trail
after a generous breakfast of Milwaukee's Best Premium.

I love my patch.

Happy birding,
Ian C.

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Date: 4/5/17 6:49 am
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Rusty Blackbirds (2) and Eastern Phoebe in Messalonskee Marsh
While en route to a meeting in Belgrade yesterday evening, I stopped by the Belgrade Visitor Center on Route 27 and walked down the path to the marsh/bait pond. Upon arrival, I observed (2) Rusty Blackbirds perched in a tree along the edge of the marsh. Both birds were singing from their respective perches. One of the birds flew down and landed on the ice <10 feet from where I stood and walked among the cattails briefly before returning to the tree. Both birds flew out of sight/hearing shortly after. I scanned from this vantage point and observed a single Eastern Phoebe perched on a small tree out in the marsh and performing its characteristic tail wag.

I stopped by the center again this morning and flushed Wood Ducks (5) and Mallards (2) from the pond. The only passerines in view/earshot were Black-capped Chickadees (3) and a single Song Sparrow.

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Date: 4/5/17 5:56 am
From: Rafael Adams <soposup...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Snow geese
Just observed a dozen snow geese in Spurwink marsh off rte 77 about 1/4 mile before turn to Higgins coming from Cape. They look to be settled into a good feed.

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Date: 4/5/17 4:26 am
From: Michael Little <mjlittle2318...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bucksport Birds
Route 46 in Bucksport


Northern Harrier

30-40 Juncos

Song Sparrows

Red-wing Blackbirds


in our yard at 678 State Route 46


Dawn Little

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Date: 4/5/17 4:21 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Scaup in Skowhegan
We had 2 Greater (I think) Scaup join some mallards this morning. They took
off with the mallards when a immature eagle buzzed them.

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Date: 4/5/17 3:50 am
From: 'Leon Mooney' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Thanks for the tips
Thanks for all the suggestions. We will try each one until we see what works best. When we told the lady Sue is taking care of how many responses we had to this problem she was quite surprised but happy that some many people would reach out. Thanks again. Sue and Leon

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Date: 4/4/17 2:26 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (04 Apr 2017) Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 107 367
> Osprey 0 3 3
> Bald Eagle 0 12 47
> Northern Harrier 0 8 12
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 28
> Cooper's Hawk 0 10 18
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 26 74
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 30 92
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 2 3
> Merlin 0 2 3
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
> Total: 0 221 660
>
>
> (No count conducted today)
>
>
> Weather:
> A combination of snow, sleet, and rain all day meant that no count was conducted today.
>
> Raptor Observations:
>
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
>
> Predictions:
> Following some possible lingering showers or fog, clouds are likely to remain throughout the day tomorrow on a light, but diminishing east wind. Normally we would be far from excited for these conditions, however, our biggest flight of the year so far occurred on a similar day ahead of an approaching storm. Therefore, tomorrow could be interesting as birds clearly have to take advantage of any decent conditions to make progress.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/4/17 1:51 pm
From: Becky Marvil <bmarvil...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOX SPARROWS, HERMIT THRUSH, and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW - Yarmouth
Yesterday I did my final Project Feeder Watch for the season and was so
happy to see two FOX SPARROWS come to the base of my feeders (one continues
today). I also continue to see the HERMIT THRUSH which has been coming to
my feeders daily since Feb 11. A couple days ago I had an AMERICAN TREE
SPARROW at the feeders (first one I've noticed in my yard since 2007!).

Becky Marvil
Yarmouth

Here's my total eBird list for yesterday:

15 Mallard
10 American Black Duck
1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
6 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
1 Hermit Thrush -- Continuing since Feb 11
2 American Robin
2 European Starling
2 Fox Sparrow (Red)
4 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
5 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
2 House Finch
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 23


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Date: 4/4/17 11:49 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] seal in Gardiner too - RE: swallows- mergs-FOY Osprey and corms

Forgot to mention that there was a Harbor Seal poking his head up in the river right off the Gardiner landing too. I know that people sometimes see them up this far and further in the river but this may be the first one I’ve seen here in Gardiner.

Jeff


From: <maine-birds...> [mailto:<maine-birds...>] On Behalf Of Jeff Wells
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:02 PM
To: Maine Birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] swallows- mergs-FOY Osprey and corms

Just took a lunchtime walk down on the trail that extends south from the Gardiner landing. Highlights were:

- at least 340 Common Mergansers, most north of the bridge;

-a group of 42 Tree Swallows trying to tough it out in the sleet at the mouth of Cobbossee Stream. No younger brown-backed birds among them and they seemed to be scooping something up from the water’s surface;

-female American Kestrel that came diving in at the swallows at one point then perched on a light pole for a bit;

-pair of Bufflehead (don’t see them in the river here much) and a Ring-necked Duck;

-FOY for me for here DC Cormorants (3);

-and the welcome sight of a FOY for here Osprey on the perch beside Dunkin Donuts where there is usually an Osprey most of the spring and early summer. Wonder if it just arrived back from South America and what its winter backdrop was like as compared to here!


Jeff Wells
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Date: 4/4/17 11:41 am
From: Hodgkins <hodgki...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] More spring arrivals in the Kennebec Valley
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<footer class="signatureContainer">Other new spring arrivals today in the Kennebec Valley included two C<span style="font-size: 12pt;">ommon Loons and an unusual inland Red-breasted Merganser, in the Kennebec River at Hallowell. Lots of other birds as well, including Wood Ducks, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Ducks, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser (106), and Tree Swallows (76):</span><br>
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http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S35688156<br>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">Ice-free water in the area is very limited, including the Kennebec River, Belgrade Stream/Messalonskee Marsh and a few others, and may be focusing the early arrivals there. Both Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings are still around.</span></footer>

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Date: 4/4/17 11:24 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY YbSapsucker, Skowhegan
Appeared on a well drilled Poplar tree. Red throat.

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Date: 4/4/17 10:52 am
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes (6) in Messalonskee Marsh and Great Blue Herons (2) at the MLRC
I spoke with Don Mairs today who also had Osprey, Wilson's Snipe, and Pied-billed Grebe in the same general vicinity.

I stopped in briefly again this afternoon and picked up the Pied-billed Grebe in the channel. A single Great Blue Heron touched down on the ice along Belgrade Stream before briefly taking off upstream.

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Date: 4/4/17 10:03 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] swallows- mergs-FOY Osprey and corms
Just took a lunchtime walk down on the trail that extends south from the Gardiner landing. Highlights were:

- at least 340 Common Mergansers, most north of the bridge;

-a group of 42 Tree Swallows trying to tough it out in the sleet at the mouth of Cobbossee Stream. No younger brown-backed birds among them and they seemed to be scooping something up from the water's surface;

-female American Kestrel that came diving in at the swallows at one point then perched on a light pole for a bit;

-pair of Bufflehead (don't see them in the river here much) and a Ring-necked Duck;

-FOY for me for here DC Cormorants (3);

-and the welcome sight of a FOY for here Osprey on the perch beside Dunkin Donuts where there is usually an Osprey most of the spring and early summer. Wonder if it just arrived back from South America and what its winter backdrop was like as compared to here!


Jeff Wells

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Date: 4/4/17 8:34 am
From: Jennifer Multhopp <rmulthopp...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Lubec Sparrows
FOY Fox Sparrow under my feeders on North Lubec Rd. as well as a dozen or so
Song Sparrows.

This morning I counted well over 100 Song Sparrows along the edges of the
lower parking lot at West Quoddy Head and many along Boot Cove Rd. as well.
Lots of Robins.

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Date: 4/4/17 6:35 am
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes (6) in Messalonskee Marsh and Great Blue Herons (2) at the MLRC
I stopped into the old boat launch off Route 27 in Belgrade on my way into work this morning to scrutinize the increasing assemblage of waterfowl in the open water.

Over the past two days, Canada Geese and Ring-necked Ducks have increased in number. Today I had 104 and 74 respectively. In among the flocks were Wood Duck (2), Bufflehead (2), Common Goldeneye (4), Hooded Merganser (5) and Black Duck (6). Tree Swallows (2) darted back and forth over the open water. While looking the ducks over, I was alerted by a clamor from the geese to Sandhill Cranes (6) flying in from the east. I watched/photographed them as they silently descended and touched down in the marsh. Perhaps these were the six cranes Andrew Aldrich observed yesterday from Mt. Agamenticus.

As I write this report, a coworker alerted me to Great Blue Herons (2) hunkered down on the western shore of Mill Stream, just behind the Maine Lakes Resource Center in the Belgrade Lakes village (visible only from the second floor).

Here's a link to the complete Messalonskee Marsh checklist with photos:
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Date: 4/4/17 5:25 am
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
Monday proved to be quite birdy with a definite increase in the already
numerous SAVANNAH, SONG & FOX SPARROWS.
A single CHIPPING SPARROW was our Spring 1st and JUNCOS took a big leap
with several dozen evident.

There was another wave of ROBINS and our 1st GREEN WING TEAL.
The Robins are beginning to find some large Earth Worms.

CANADA GEESE & BRANT moved late in the afternoon with flocks of up to 55
for each species.
I figure there were 500+ Geese and 300+ Brant. (8 Geese seen travelling the
opposite direction this morning.)

PURPLE SANDPIPERS are very low, presumably most have started their
migration.

HARLEQUIN DUCKS remain high with 66 counted late yesterday. I spent some
time with some of them as they foraged near the landing ramp. It was fun to
watch their fast-water foraging behaviour rather than the usual diving
which we see in the salt water environment.

The Alcids continue to increase in number. RAZORBILLS & MURRES are ashore
in the main colony areas and they are staying longer each day. There are
still no birds in the other colony areas such as the northeast shore.
The first PUFFIN hasn't appeared yet, either.

This morning the Song Sparrows seem to have increased while Juncos, Fox
Sparrows & Robins seem to have dropped to near zero. Presumably that's
because of overnight migration.


Small groups and single GREAT BLUE HERONS started passing on Sunday. I
haven't seen any on the island but that's no surprise. They seldom stop
here because we just don't have any habitat for them.

The 1st KESTREL, a female, hunted the island briefly yesterday. I didn't
see any kills but did see several attacks. The sparrows definitely took
notice after days with no predators around.

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Date: 4/4/17 4:36 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY SongSparrow Skowhegan
The Sparrow in the hemlock tree would usually be a Tree Sparrow but instead it was a first Song Sparrow.

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Date: 4/4/17 4:05 am
From: <segela...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Albion Birds
At the millpond on Taylor Rd. Two pairs of Canada Geese. A pair of Hooded
Mergansers. Three Red-Winged Blackbirds.
Austin

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Date: 4/3/17 5:59 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 Apr 2017) 135 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 44 110 370
> Osprey 3 3 3
> Bald Eagle 5 12 47
> Northern Harrier 8 8 12
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 16 28
> Cooper's Hawk 8 10 18
> Northern Goshawk 3 3 5
> Red-shouldered Hawk 23 28 76
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 23 30 92
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 1 2 3
> Merlin 2 2 3
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 1 5
> Total: 135 226 665
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Bob Huber, Derek Lovitch, Isaac Hayes, Jeannette Lovitch, Rick Hartzell, Steve Barker
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> For a Monday, we had more visitors than I expected. Without the added eyes on the sky, it would have been next to impossible to see all of the birds which made it onto the data sheet. Thank you to everyone for the extra help and enthusiasm.
>
> Weather:
> Another beautiful day on top of the mountain. Winds were very light out of the north and northwest. The sun's warmth was very apparent, with high temperatures getting into the high 40's in the shade, most likely in the 50's out in the direct sun. Visibility was good, with some heat distortion at greater distances.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> It was not a huge day in terms of numbers, but we had a very diverse group of birds. The day started with six Bald Eagles soaring low over our local hot spot for these birds. interest in the area continued for the entire day. Our first of the season Osprey showed up around midday, with a couple others trickling in later on. Three Northern Goshawks were spotted, a couple of which lingered long enough to get great looks at this magnificent bird. A handsome adult male Northern Harrier coursed low in front of the summit, allowing onlookers to understand where the colloquial name Grey Ghost comes from. After all the visitors had retreated for the day, I was treated to a beautifully back-lit American Kestrel, displaying it's string of pearls along the trailing edge of the wing.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Where to begin. How about four Sandhill Cranes! A sharp eyed observer heard the birds before spotting them flying to the north northeast. Unlike previous seasons, these birds were relatively close. One of the better views from this summit I have witnessed. Larger numbers of American Robins were on the move early, losing steam as the day progressed. Canada Geese continued to be seen in large groups over the course of the count. A lone, first of the season Double-crested Cormorant was spotted, circling high to the east. Northbound birds included:
> 440 Canada Geese
> 108 American Robins
> 18 Common Mergansers
> 12 Killdeer
> 6 Tree Swallows
> 5 Cedar Waxwings
> 4 Sandhill Cranes
> 3 Red-winged Blackbirds
> 2 Purple Finches
> 1 Horned Lark
> 31 species were seen or heard from the summit.
>
> Predictions:
> I'm not going to lie. Tomorrow's weather does not look good for migration efforts. Clouds, with a mixture of rain and snow throughout the day. Winds should be from the east and southeast at 10-20mph. It is possible the count will be called off. If you're thinking of planning a sick day from work, save it for warm and sunny day with a southwest breeze.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/3/17 4:53 pm
From: 'Leon Mooney' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Advice
My wife is caring for a lady with ALS and the lady enjoys watching the birds at her feeders. I gave her my older scope which has a straight on eyepiece which is better for her to view with her condition. The problem is the tripod can not get close enough to her wheelchair for her to see through the scope. It ends up being about 12 to 14 inches from her being able to see into the eyepiece. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks . Susan and Leon.

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Date: 4/3/17 4:45 pm
From: Aloyse Lsrrsbee <luvbrds1974...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Maine Birds
April 3, 8 - 8:30am

Corundel Lake, Corinna -
COMMON GOLDENEYE
HOODED MERGANSER
MALLARD

County Woods Road, Newport -
COMMON GOLDENEYE
HOODED MERGANSER

Sebasticook Lake, Newport -
COMMON MERGANSER
BUFFLEHEAD


Aloyse Larrabee, Dexter, Penobscot County

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Date: 4/3/17 4:10 pm
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] killdeer in Sidney
Several killdeer followed the retreating snow today in our neighborhood.
Welcome back shrieking birds.

Julia

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Date: 4/3/17 3:04 pm
From: Debra Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Abridged summary of - 14 updates in 12 topics
Hello, the Sandhills crane is my bucket list bird! Has there been
Any other sighting in southern Maine, I see the post from
Mt. A.
Thank you very much
Deb Powers
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> Fw: eBird Report - Mt. Agamenticus, York, Apr 3, 2017 - 1 Update
> Bowax and Bosox - 1 Update
> LOY are interesting and important too - 1 Update
> FOY Purple Finch - 1 Update
> Horned Larks - 1 Update
> Bohemian Waxwings - 2 Updates
> Webber Pond, Bremen (woodcock) - 1 Update
> Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors - 1 Update
> American woodcock...timberdoodle - 1 Update
> Peregrine in Gardiner - 1 Update
> More Kennebec River waterfowl - 2 Updates
> Ducks at the Mouth of the Abby, 4/2. - 1 Update
> Fw: eBird Report - Mt. Agamenticus, York, Apr 3, 2017
> "Andrew Aldrich " <aaldrich1...>: Apr 03 04:33PM -0400
>
> Hi,
>
> Went to Mt. A. for a hawk watch and had a pretty good showing, BUT the
> big treat of the day was 6 SANDHILL CRANES that flew by at 10:20 AM.
> The list is below with ...more
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> Bowax and Bosox
> john tobin <rockwell633...>: Apr 03 08:31PM
>
> Waxings​ are still present in abundance outside of House of Lights on Payne Rd in Scarborough. Mostly Bohemians​.Red Sox are winning their home opener.Tom Brady threw out the first pitch wearing ...more
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> LOY are interesting and important too
> Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky...>: Apr 03 12:13PM -0700
>
> Along with FOYs it strikes me that we ought to try and observe and report Last Of Year sightings for our birds that winter here but leave to breed elsewhere in the spring. For example harlequin ducks, ...more
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> FOY Purple Finch
> "Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan" <andale62...>: Apr 03 09:40AM -0700
>
> A male Purple Finch just flew into the magnolia tree near where the Redpoll was feeding but went to the black oil feeder nearby.
> ...more
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> Horned Larks
> Wnder <wnder...>: Apr 03 08:49AM -0400
>
> About 50 Horned Larks in the Scarborough Marsh just across from our house on Old Neck Road---- 8:45 AM
>
>
> Lucy LaCasse
> 52 Old Neck Rd
> Scarborough, ME 04074
> 207-883-3637
> 207-928-3637 (Stoneham) ...more
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> Bohemian Waxwings
> mzimrsm1 <mzimrsm1...>: Apr 03 04:51AM -0700
>
> BOWA, CEWA, robins and 2Fox Sparrows are at Mougalian Rugs across from the Payne Road Shaws at 7:50 am.
> ...more
> mzimrsm1 <mzimrsm1...>: Apr 03 04:59AM -0700
>
> Fox sparrows behind New England Hifi along embankment of rt 114, singing
> ...more
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> Webber Pond, Bremen (woodcock)
> Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>: Apr 02 11:15PM -0400
>
> hi all, heard the first woodcock tonight at dusk--wonderful--perhaps spring
> is here!
> good bird mixture this weekend--yesterday, in the snow, two geese and four
> mallards in the wet spot in my yard, ...more
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> Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors
> Jeannette Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Apr 02 07:12PM -0400
>
> ...more
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> American woodcock...timberdoodle
> <cathie.murray...>: Apr 02 04:09PM -0700
>
> They are amazing! We had a woodcock a half hour after sunset on Saturday
> 4/1 on Central Street in Hallowell as the snow finally stopped. It seemed
> to be seeking refuge in the bare ground ...more
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> Peregrine in Gardiner
> Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>: Apr 02 10:45PM
>
> We were just counting several groups of low flying Turkey Vultures from our yard in Gardiner when a Peregrine Falcon soared through and then dove 300 feet straight down toward the old mill with the ...more
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> More Kennebec River waterfowl
> Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>: Apr 02 09:45PM
>
> Allison and I counted at least 500 Common Mergansers between the Gardiner town landing and the South Gardiner/Richmond town line this afternoon. Also 13 Ring-necked Ducks, 5 Common Goldeneyes, and 4 ...more
> Sean Hatch <seanarih...>: Apr 02 03:15PM -0700
>
> Looking for Jeff's swallows I found a single Pie-billed Grebe at Gardiner landing. FOY
> ...more
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> Ducks at the Mouth of the Abby, 4/2.
> Derek and Jeannette Lovitch <freeportwildbird...>: Apr 02 09:07PM
>
> Hi all,
> Ice went out on the Abagadasset River in Bowdoinham on Friday, and as of this morning, the flats at the rivermouth were about 70% open - just in time for the "Spring Ducks and Draughts" tour ...more
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Date: 4/3/17 1:33 pm
From: Andrew Aldrich <aaldrich1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fw: eBird Report - Mt. Agamenticus, York, Apr 3, 2017
Hi,

Went to Mt. A. for a hawk watch and had a pretty good showing, BUT the
big treat of the day was 6 SANDHILL CRANES that flew by at 10:20 AM.
The list is below with comments, photos of SANDHILL CRANES
on checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35672393
Happy birding
Andy Aldrich
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Mt. Agamenticus, York, York, Maine, US
Apr 3, 2017 9:40 AM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Hawk watch, clear skies, temp 44 to 50 degrees, wind light
breeze, after 11:45 wind picked up to 10 to 20 MPH. from the west. The
frustration of spring hawk watch is the hawks migrate a long ways away from
the mountain, at least for the last 3 years I have been up there.
24 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose 100
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 11 at least 5 were local birds
Northern Harrier 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Northern Goshawk 1
Accipiter sp. 2
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 screaming in the woods
Red-tailed Hawk 10
Buteo sp. 5 too far away in the scope to determine what they where
hawk sp. 4 too far away in the scope to determine what they where
Sandhill Crane 6 Flew with extended neck, close enough to see red
crown, humped back, small head, bill, and thinner neck compared to GBHE,,
photos
Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
falcon sp. 1 too far away in the scope to determine which one
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 22
Common Raven 8
Tree Swallow 1 flying around the summit
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35672393

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

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Date: 4/3/17 1:31 pm
From: 'john tobin' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bowax and Bosox
Waxings​ are still present in abundance outside of House of Lights on Payne Rd in Scarborough. Mostly Bohemians​.Red Sox are winning their home opener.Tom Brady threw out the first pitch wearing his re-found Super Bowl jersey. Nice April day!John Tobin

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Date: 4/3/17 12:13 pm
From: Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] LOY are interesting and important too
Along with FOYs it strikes me that we ought to try and observe and report Last Of Year sightings for our birds that winter here but leave to breed elsewhere in the spring. For example harlequin ducks, purple sandpipers the bulk of our scoters etc. When they clear out of Maine may speak to climate related changes just as much as FOYs do.

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Date: 4/3/17 9:40 am
From: Marianne Taylor, Skowhegan <andale62...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOY Purple Finch
A male Purple Finch just flew into the magnolia tree near where the Redpoll was feeding but went to the black oil feeder nearby.

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Date: 4/3/17 5:49 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Horned Larks
About 50 Horned Larks in the Scarborough Marsh just across from our house on Old Neck Road---- 8:45 AM


Lucy LaCasse
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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207-928-3637 (Stoneham)
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Date: 4/3/17 4:59 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings and fox sparrows
Fox sparrows behind New England Hifi along embankment of rt 114, singing

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Date: 4/3/17 4:51 am
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings
BOWA, CEWA, robins and 2Fox Sparrows are at Mougalian Rugs across from the Payne Road Shaws at 7:50 am.

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Date: 4/2/17 8:15 pm
From: Ann Nesslage <anesslage...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Webber Pond, Bremen (woodcock)
hi all, heard the first woodcock tonight at dusk--wonderful--perhaps spring
is here!
good bird mixture this weekend--yesterday, in the snow, two geese and four
mallards in the wet spot in my yard, sitting and dabbling a bit, and under
the feeder. also under the feeder and on it-- lots of red-winged blackbirds
and a few grackles in too, plus two quite gold goldfinches. the cardinal
has been in and out more often than usual and juncos and regulars are there
too.
today in the late afternoon two bald eagles settled on the edge of the ice
facing the open water--they would fly a bit and then settle again.

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Date: 4/2/17 4:13 pm
From: 'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors

> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 66 66 326
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 7 7 42
> Northern Harrier 0 0 4
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 15
> Cooper's Hawk 2 2 10
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 5 5 53
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 7 7 69
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 1 1 2
> Merlin 0 0 1
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
> Total: 91 91 530
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
> Official Counter Zane Baker
> Observers: Dave Gulick, John Lorenc
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> 30 people came to the hawkwatch on this fine Sunday. People took advantage of the fleeting snow. Snowmobiles may have made there final visit to the summit for this season. Thanks to everyone who helped search high and low with me today. Some great catches of birds, which may have gone undetected without the extra eyes.
>
> Weather:
> Well, today's weather was a pleasant surprise. The predicted winds and afternoon clouds never appeared. Wind was very light, out of the north northwest. An occasional gust came up two to three times, but was still pretty tame. Clouds dissipated as the day progressed, and remained scattered. A great looking sky for finding birds overhead. Temperatures climbed into the forties by the afternoon, yet felt much warmer when the sun made direct contact with your skin. Glare from the fresh snow caused some squinting early on. By the end of the day, most of the Granite summit had melted and evaporated. I was made aware today, that this March was the 8th coldest on record for Portland, and tied 2014 for the most days (10) which did not rise above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. A likely contributing factor to low migrants, early in the season.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> It was another good day for Turkey Vulture migration. They started moving early, with a small lull midday, before picking up steam again. Local eagles are still being seen to our southwest, scouting out some farm fields with possible food. Migrant eagles today were mostly immature, with a few birds displaying some very light plumage overall. At the close of the day, an adult Bald Eagle flew past, with what looked like fishing gear wrapped around its feet. The bird could be seen picking at it. The more logical explanation would be that the bird was collecting nesting material and simply adjusting its grip. Let's hope so.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Besides raptors, there were not many other birds flying or vocalizing today. Only 16 species were seen or heard.
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is shaping up to be another nice day. High temps could be similar to today, in the high 40's and possible breaking 50. Cloud cover remains light over the region, and winds should to be light from the northwest. Too bad it's the start of the work week. Seems like another good day for flying, and with more precipitation on the way for Tuesday, we could potentially see more movement similar to what happened on Friday.
>
> Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (<freeportwildbird...>)
> Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp

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Date: 4/2/17 4:10 pm
From: <cathie.murray...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: American woodcock...timberdoodle
They are amazing! We had a woodcock a half hour after sunset on Saturday
4/1 on Central Street in Hallowell as the snow finally stopped. It seemed
to be seeking refuge in the bare ground (hopefully thawed ground) under a
small grove of large Norway spruces at the corner of Warren and Central.
Not a likely stop for breeding but hope it provided a safe harbor for the
night.

On Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1:17:43 PM UTC-4, David Small wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>
> Saw this (one) American woodcock at Sunkhaze Meadows National
> Wildlife Refuge this morning (4/2/2017. Milford, Maine area.
>
> http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h86e96207#h86e96207
>
>
> Cheers,
> Dave
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Date: 4/2/17 3:15 pm
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] More Kennebec River waterfowl
Looking for Jeff's swallows I found a single Pie-billed Grebe at Gardiner landing. FOY

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Date: 4/2/17 2:47 pm
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] More Kennebec River waterfowl
Allison and I counted at least 500 Common Mergansers between the Gardiner town landing and the South Gardiner/Richmond town line this afternoon. Also 13 Ring-necked Ducks, 5 Common Goldeneyes, and 4 Hooded Mergansers along same stretch.

Jeff and Allison Wells

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Date: 4/2/17 2:07 pm
From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Ducks at the Mouth of the Abby, 4/2.
Hi all,
Ice went out on the Abagadasset River in Bowdoinham on Friday, and as of this morning, the flats at the rivermouth were about 70% open - just in time for the "Spring Ducks and Draughts" tour in our Birds on Tap - Roadtrip! series. Duck numbers have more than doubled since Friday, despite yesterday's storm. 
Today's tally:600-700 American Black Ducks100-150 Mallards40 Canada Geese20 Common Mergansers8 Wood Ducks6 Green-winged Teal4 Hooded Mergansers2 American Wigeon2 Northern Pintail9+ Bald Eagles.
We also had 8 Bald Eagles, 12 Common Mergansers, and a singing Carolina Wren at Mailley Park in Bowdoinham, and our 20th Bald Eagle of the day over Oxbow Brewing Co in Newcastle.
-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: 4/2/17 12:46 pm
From: Joanne Stevens <joshawk...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bohemian Waxwings--Scarborough
Pat Sanborn reported Bohemian Waxwings at the Roundwood Business Park,
Payne Rd. (across from Shaws) in Scarborough this morning. They were
still there at 3:00 this afternoon directly across from the House of
Lights, feeding in fruit trees and drinking from a puddle beside the
road. I counted around 40.

Joanne Stevens

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Date: 4/2/17 12:05 pm
From: 'Carl Small' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Samoset
At 2pm Snow/Pink-Goose still feeding on # 1 fairway by pond- Snow is leaving giving more grazing for the Geese.
Skip Small
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Date: 4/2/17 11:57 am
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Tree Swallows -FOY
At least five Tree Swallows soaring around over the Kennebec River at the landing in Gardiner this afternoon!

Jeff and Allison Wells


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Date: 4/2/17 11:39 am
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] FOYs
Kestrel & Killdeer FOYs in Unity today.


Sarah

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Date: 4/2/17 10:17 am
From: David Small <docfinsdave...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] American woodcock...timberdoodle
Greetings,

Saw this (one) American woodcock at Sunkhaze Meadows National
Wildlife Refuge this morning (4/2/2017. Milford, Maine area.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h86e96207#h86e96207


Cheers,
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Date: 4/2/17 5:57 am
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] GB Heron, Killdeer, Gadwalls at Bass Harbor Marsh on MDI
Good morning all -- Good birding at Bass Harbor Marsh this