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2 Sep Re: more pondpipers, Augusta ["Smith, Michael" ]
2 Sep Pine Point - forgot [Michael Fahay ]
2 Sep Nice Hour at Pine Point [Michael Fahay ]
2 Sep Re: Sears Island, 09/01 [Robert Ostrowski ]
2 Sep Sears Island, 09/01 [Robert Ostrowski ]
2 Sep Re: Monhegan [William Hutcheson ]
2 Sep Invitation to bird exhibit [Eduardo del Solar ]
1 Sep Popham - early evening [Michael Fahay ]
1 Sep Re: Monhegan [Donna Cundy ]
1 Sep Monhegan [Donna Cundy ]
01 Sep Great Egret, Cupsuptic Lake [Kirk Betts ]
1 Sep Great Egrets roosting ["'Wnder' via Maine birds" ]
1 Sep Washington County, 8/28-31 (BBSA, 10K BOGU, HUGO, PAJAs, ATPU, BOCH, etc) ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
1 Sep Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts [Jeff Wells ]
1 Sep Sandpipers at Essex Woods ["Sandi Duchesne" ]
01 Sep Re: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 4 topics [Lisa Dellwo ]
01 Sep Re: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 6 topics [Lisa Dellwo ]
1 Sep Chipping Sparrows [Chuck barnes ]
1 Sep Migrant sounds woke me up [Craig Kesselheim ]
1 Sep Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts []
31 Aug Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts ["'jon edstrom' via Maine birds" ]
31 Aug Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts [Delia Guzman ]
31 Aug Re: Sandhill Cranes ["'Eric Eklund' via Maine birds" ]
31 Aug Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts [Fyn Kynd ]
31 Aug Sandhill Cranes ["'rscher34' via Maine birds" ]
31 Aug Pine Point and Eastern Road [Bruce Bartrug ]
31 Aug Mud Creek and Schoodic this morning [Craig Kesselheim ]
31 Aug Looking for Chimney Swifts []
30 Aug 100th Anniversary death of the last passenger pigeon [Norman Famous ]
30 Aug 2 Buff-breasts at Lubec Bar [Peter Vickery ]
30 Aug Maine RBA - August 29, 2014 [Doug Hitchcox ]
30 Aug Black-headed gull, little gull, etc, Eastport area [Chris Bartlett ]
30 Aug RE: Disabled Cormorant - Good News! []
29 Aug Buff Breasted, Scarlet Tanager - Timber Point ["'wihakowi' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Fw: BBSA and STSA Eastern Rd Scarborough Marsh ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug BBSA and STSA Eastern Rd Scarborough Marsh ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Used book sale [Linda Woodard ]
29 Aug Buffy still in Lubec 8/29 [Chris Bartlett ]
29 Aug more pondpipers, Augusta ["Smith, Michael" ]
29 Aug Re: Captain Fitzgerald Preserve, Brunswick [Mike Fahay ]
29 Aug more about Gannets surprisingly far upriver [Jeff Wells ]
29 Aug RE: Gannets surprisingly far upriver [Jeff Wells ]
29 Aug Gannets surprisingly far upriver [Jeff Wells ]
28 Aug 8/22 Great Wass Yellow-headed Blackbird: link to photos [William Hutcheson ]
28 Aug Popham Beach - Evening [Michael Fahay ]
28 Aug Hudsonian Godwit and j Baird's S at Popham Beach S P this afternoon [Peter Vickery ]
28 Aug Fwd: {Disarmed} WHSRNews Update: 28 August 2014 [Norman Famous ]
28 Aug Lubec Flats - Update [rob speirs ]
28 Aug Red-necked Grebe at Pleasant Point: Great Egret at Harrington [Merle and Anne Archie ]
28 Aug Growth report on Essex St sora chick [David Small ]
28 Aug Casco Bay - Aug 27 [Michael Fahay ]
28 Aug Crested Caracara not found Thursday morning 28 Aug [Louis Bevier ]
28 Aug pondpipers Augusta ["Smith, Michael" ]
27 Aug buff-belly ["Glenn Jenks" ]
27 Aug Crested Caracara update -- no reports in afternoon [Louis Bevier ]
27 Aug OT: tiger beetles [Bruce Bartrug ]
27 Aug Crested Caracara photos [Louis Bevier ]
27 Aug Wilson's Phalarope [rob speirs ]
27 Aug Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity-Benton, 8/27 UPDATE, Wilson's Phalarope at Flood Farm [Louis Bevier ]
27 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Clinton 27 Aug [Louis Bevier ]
27 Aug cascara present as of 6:15 [Peter Vickery ]
27 Aug CRESTED CARACARA - Unity-Benton, 8/27 UPDATE [Louis Bevier ]
27 Aug Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/27 [Susan Guare ]
27 Aug CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/27 [Doug Hitchcox ]
27 Aug Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26 [Louis Bevier ]
26 Aug Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26 [Fyn Kynd ]
26 Aug Re: OT: mudflat insects [Mike Fahay ]
26 Aug Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26 ["Smith, Michael" ]
26 Aug CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26 [Doug Hitchcox ]
26 Aug Bald eagle v Great Blue Heron [Kirk Betts ]
26 Aug Disabled Cormorant - Good News! ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]
26 Aug 2 Baird's Sandpipers, Berwick, 8/26 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
26 Aug Common Nighthawk flight ID [Louis Bevier ]
26 Aug Waterville Eagle []
25 Aug Re: To be considered when opposing wind power on the grounds of bird casualties. [Alicia Plotkin ]
25 Aug To be considered when opposing wind power on the grounds of bird casualties. ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]

Subject: Re: more pondpipers, Augusta
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:08:06 +0000
Same spot today yields
2 Spotted
1 Solitary
1 Least

Michael Smith MS GISP
Maine Office of GIS
Sent from mobile device
And no I wasn't driving...
From: Smith, Michael
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 1:03 PM
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com; Augusta Bird Club 
(augusta-birds AT googlegroups.com) 

Subject: more pondpipers, Augusta


Took my lunch down to the little retention pond here at 51 Commerce Drive in 
Augusta, where I work. Despite being only an acre in size, with only 800' of 
shoreline, it continues to have some good freshwater shorebirding. 


Today I found:
2 Solitary Sandpipers
3 Spotted Sandpipers (two of whom spent the entire half-hour fighting with each 
other, including physical contact and beak-pecking each other and chasing each 
other all over the pond) 

1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Greater Yellowlegs

On more than one occasion I was able to see all 3 Tringa in a single field of 
view. What fun! And yes I added them all to my 'office list'. 


Also there was 1 GBH, 3 Mallards (eclipse drakes) and the usual suspects.

===============================
Michael Smith MS GISP
State GIS Manager, Maine Office of GIS
State of Maine, Office of Information Technology
michael.smith _at_ maine.gov 207-215-5530

Board Member, Maine GeoLibrary
Education Chair, Maine GIS Users Group
State Rep, National States Geographic Information Council
[cid:image001.jpg AT 01CFC389.A35B28B0]

State House Station 145
51 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333-0145
69o 47' 58.9"W  44o 21' 54.8"N

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Subject: Pine Point - forgot
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:53:32 -0400
...a Peregrine Falcon, snuck into the Jones Creek mudflat, and nailed a peep 
right in front of the parked cars. Dropped it, lazily flew around and picked it 
up again, got a good grip this time, and flew off into the cottages with it. 
Not one person nearby noticed. 


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Subject: Nice Hour at Pine Point
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:03:09 -0400
I see now that Rob had a skimmer at Pine Point earlier this morning. 
It was there between 11 AM and noon, as well, putting on a fine show for anyone 
who cared to watch. Many non-birders on the dock were amazed such a pretty 
thing could exist. Flying back and forth at eye level surveying; skimming for 
lunch; roosting ankle-deep in front of the sand bar. 


also over there were:

2 Marbled Godwits
3 Hudsonian Godwits
1 Whimbrel
7 SBDowitchers.ETC.

...but no Oystercatchers. Of course.


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Subject: Re: Sears Island, 09/01
From: Robert Ostrowski <rjostrowski AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:17:16 -0400
Yikes, I included the wrong link to my checklist. Try this:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19645491

Sorry about that.

Robert Ostrowski
Bangor, ME


On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:12 AM, Robert Ostrowski 
wrote:

> Yesterday I took my first trip to Sears Island to look for migrants. I
> walked the western edge, finding a few flocks here and there - made up
> mostly of Black-throated Greens and Parulas. When I got to the tip of the
> island and cut into the woods on the blue trail, I immediately flushed a
> Northern Waterthrush, which seemed like a good sign. Walking a little
> further up the trail, I encountered a huge flock of warblers buzzing around
> my head like bees as they darted back and forth. In that flock alone, I had
> some really good diversity and numbers:
>
> Black-and-white Warbler  10
> Tennessee Warbler  1
> Nashville Warbler  8
> Common Yellowthroat  10
> Northern Parula  10
> Magnolia Warbler  6
> Bay-breasted Warbler  5
> Blackburnian Warbler  1
> Yellow Warbler  1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
> Black-throated Green Warbler  12
>
> I encountered several other, much smaller flocks on my walk back to the
> causeway, including my first migrant Blackpolls of the season, and a few
> other warbler species to bring my day's total to 17 species and ~120 ind.
> Red-eyed Vireos were also really abundant.
>
> Non-passerine highlights were pretty minimal due to the very heavy fog,
> but a calling Black-bellied Plover early on was nice.
>
> A fun trip to a great birding spot.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S19645491
>
> Robert Ostrowski
> Bangor, ME
>

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Subject: Sears Island, 09/01
From: Robert Ostrowski <rjostrowski AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:12:43 -0400
Yesterday I took my first trip to Sears Island to look for migrants. I
walked the western edge, finding a few flocks here and there - made up
mostly of Black-throated Greens and Parulas. When I got to the tip of the
island and cut into the woods on the blue trail, I immediately flushed a
Northern Waterthrush, which seemed like a good sign. Walking a little
further up the trail, I encountered a huge flock of warblers buzzing around
my head like bees as they darted back and forth. In that flock alone, I had
some really good diversity and numbers:

Black-and-white Warbler  10
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  8
Common Yellowthroat  10
Northern Parula  10
Magnolia Warbler  6
Bay-breasted Warbler  5
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  12

I encountered several other, much smaller flocks on my walk back to the
causeway, including my first migrant Blackpolls of the season, and a few
other warbler species to bring my day's total to 17 species and ~120 ind.
Red-eyed Vireos were also really abundant.

Non-passerine highlights were pretty minimal due to the very heavy fog, but
a calling Black-bellied Plover early on was nice.

A fun trip to a great birding spot.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S19645491

Robert Ostrowski
Bangor, ME

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Subject: Re: Monhegan
From: William Hutcheson <whutcheson AT mxschool.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 04:46:19 -0700 (PDT)
This call does have a raspy quality reminiscent of a YCNH, but still has the 
slight upward inflection of a BCNH, to my ear. 


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Subject: Invitation to bird exhibit
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar AT bellatlantic.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 03:08:10 -0700 (PDT)
 I would like to invite you to my largest Birds of the Americas exhibit, a 
project now in it's eight year. The exhibit will take place at the Hunneman 
Hall area of the Brookline Public Library located in Brookline Village.  It 
is comprised of 42 images from my native Peru, Galapagos, Costa Rica, 
Canada, Florida, and New England. Below is the schedule of the four 
viewings for my exhibit: 
Saturday September 13, 2014            1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday October 23, 2014                5:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Opening Reception
Saturday September 27, 2014            1:00 - 4:00 PM
 
Live Tango Music Orquesta Atìpica Quintet 
Thursday October 2, 2014                   5:30 - 8:00 PM
 
You can see all the images in this exhibit as well as directions and 
information for my exhibit at this link: 
 http://www.delsolar.org/docs/exhibits/brookline.html
 
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, Mass.
Tel. 617– 730-2370 
Eduardo 
http://www.delsolar.org/

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Subject: Popham - early evening
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:23:31 -0400
There are still many peeps using Popham beach at High Tide, but the masses of 
humanoids have resulted in their using the offshore rocks for loafing, instead 
of the wrack line on New Sand Island. 


A total of 650 peeps were swirling around, trying to settle down somewhere, and 
one group of about 100 Semi Sands settled near wrack along the edge of the 
Morse River. The group also included 5 White-rumps, 4 Sanderlings, 1 Least 
Sand, and a FOS Dunlin. 


A group of BBPlovers covered Low Tide Rock.  

The only Semi Plovers were in a scattered group huddled in footprints near the 
East end of the Lagoon. These have decreased in number recently. 


Only a few Com Terns in evidence. Because of low sun angle, only those on the 
Seawall Side can scan the gulls for the reported LessBack. 


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Subject: Re: Monhegan
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:21:59 -0700 (PDT)

link to Night Heron audio ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvJ6u-YDooM&feature=youtu.be

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Subject: Monhegan
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:19:52 -0700 (PDT)
6 Night Hawks over my house today, a Merlin yesterday, a few nights ago 
recorded audio of a Night Hawk (possibly a Yellow Crowned says Doug), many 
Cedar Waxwings. I'll go dig up the recording....

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Subject: Great Egret, Cupsuptic Lake
From: Kirk Betts <ketteadene AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:56:58 -0400
 From the files of "This shouldn't be here"

While paddling on Cupsuptic Lake today (Oxford County, Rangeley area), a 
friend and I  saw and watched a Great Egret preening on the shore among 
some Canada Geese. We watched him for over an hour hunting and preening. 
Link to photos, please excuse the quality of some, (digital zoom)



https://www.flickr.com/photos/125708339 AT N07/sets/72157646711055557/


Kirk Betts
Rangeley, ME

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Subject: Great Egrets roosting
From: "'Wnder' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:43:16 -0400 (EDT)
There are presently 24+ Great Egrets roosting in the pines on the northerly 
side of "Moulton's Point" at the mouth of the Libby River in the Scarborough 
Marsh. I have never seen them roosting there before. (Usually most head out to 
Stratton Island). 



Lucy LaCasse
52 Old Neck Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-883-3637
207-928-3637 (Stoneham)
207-650-4770 (cell)
wnder AT aol.com


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Subject: Washington County, 8/28-31 (BBSA, 10K BOGU, HUGO, PAJAs, ATPU, BOCH, etc)
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:45:38 -0400
Hi all,
I led a new "Washington County in August" tour from Thursday through Sunday. 
Although plagued by a paucity of seabirds and very low numbers of shorebirds, 
we had a great tour with a total of 107 species, including some real treats. 


Highlights:
8/29:
- 10,000 Bonaparte's Gulls (BOGU), 500 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 1 Atlantic 
Puffin, 3 Razorbills, 1 Great Shearwater, 21 Great Cormorants, and 4 Fin 
Whales, boat from Eastport through Head Harbor Passage, New Brunswick. 

- 5 Black and 6 Surf Scoters, off Sipayik ball fields.
- 1 juv BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and 1 molting adult HUDSONIAN GODWIT, Lubec 
flats. 


8/30:
- 2 Boreal Chickadees (BOCH), 1 Cape May Warbler, etc, Quoddy State Park.
- 1 continuing BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, Lubec flats.
- 3-5 PARASITIC JAEGERS, 2 Razorbills, 125 Black-legged Kittiwakes, Quoddy 
State Park. 


8/31:
- 7 Boreal Chickadees, Boot Cove Preserve.
- 2 White-rumped Sandpipers (surprisingly our only of the trip), Addison Marsh.

- Derek

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Subject: Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:51:23 +0000
I haven't noticed any more Chimney Swifts here in Gardiner for about 3-4 days 
although they were very obvious here throughout the summer. 


Jeff Wells



On Sep 1, 2014, at 4:26 AM, "annie6891 AT gmail.com" 
> wrote: 


It is so amazing to me that just a couple hours south is so different. Around 
here it seems that the swifts and swallows have left already I haven't seen a 
sign of any of them for a week or more. I wonder why they stay in southern 
Maine so much later. The climate can't be so much different. Diane what do you 
do if you can't find a group to incorporate them into? 


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 31, 2014, at 11:12 PM, "'jon edstrom' via Maine birds" 
> wrote: 


We have a lot of chimney swifts down here in Biddeford. Many nights I see them 
in my neighborhood feeding overhead or downtown by the old mills. 


Jon Edstrom
Biddeford


________________________________
From: Delia Guzman >;
To: Fyn Kynd >;
Cc: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com 
>; 
dwmp AT avianhaven.org 
>; 

Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
Sent: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:06:31 AM

There's a roost on downtown Brunswick. They settle in the chimney of a dry 
cleaners here. Catty corner across from gelato fiasco. 


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 31, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Fyn Kynd > 
wrote: 


There are many around Belfast but not sure where their roost is.

Cheers,
Fyn

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Subject: Sandpipers at Essex Woods
From: "Sandi Duchesne" <smduchesne AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:48:40 -0400
A quick spin through Essex Woods yesterday turned up two solitary sandpipers
and two Baird's sandpipers hanging out together on the mud flats in the area
where the rails have been putting on a show.  The solitary is a positive ID,
but I would love to get confirmation on the Baird's by another experienced
birder, because I don't get to see them very often.  (Unfortunately, my
dearly beloved is out on a multi-day trip with a birding group from Tampa.)
Identifying characteristics included peep size, wings extending slightly
beyond the tail, beautiful dark golden-brown dappling on the back, very
strong and well-delineated gray-brown barring on the breast, and a somewhat
chunky black bill and legs.  I didn't have a camera with me, so I don't have
a photo to share.  

 

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Subject: Re: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 4 topics
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> 		Captain Fitzgerald Preserve, Brunswick - 1 Update
> 		Nighthawks (or lack thereof) - 1 Update
> 		Migrants in Searsmont - 1 Update
> 		MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT - 1 Update
> Captain Fitzgerald Preserve, Brunswick
> Steve Walker : Aug 25 02:33PM -0400 
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> If you are looking for a "new" patch to bird in the Brunswick area, I
> recommend the recently opened Captain Fitzgerald Preserve at the end of
> Lindbergh Landing (aka Wilderness Way on ...more 
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> Nighthawks (or lack thereof)
> Holly Twining : Aug 25 12:40PM -0400 
> 
> I saw about 15 nighthawks flying above Kindred Spirits and the nearby
> fields in Orrington on Friday, August 22nd around 5pm. Beautiful.
> 
> 
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM, Julia Hanauer-Milne < ...more 
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> Migrants in Searsmont
> Fyn Kynd : Aug 25 07:08AM -0700 
> 
> I noted a small flight of Nashville, Black-and-white and Chestnut-sided 
> Warblers with many Red-eyed Vireos this morning.
> 
> Good birding,
> Fyn
> ...more 
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> MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
> RALPH ELDRIDGE : Aug 25 01:56AM -0700 
> 
> As the spell of fair weather continues there has been increasing marine 
> activity near the island.
> PORPOISE, DOLPHINS, MINKE WHALES, GANNETS, 3 SHEARWATER species, BLUEFIN 
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Subject: Re: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 6 topics
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> 		Pine Point and Eastern Road - 1 Update
> 		Mud Creek and Schoodic this morning - 1 Update
> 		Looking for Chimney Swifts - 1 Update
> 		100th Anniversary death of the last passenger pigeon - 1 Update
> 		2 Buff-breasts at Lubec Bar - 1 Update
> 		Maine RBA - August 29, 2014 - 1 Update
> Pine Point and Eastern Road
> Bruce Bartrug : Aug 31 04:17PM -0400 
> 
> Surprised to find a pair of Hudsonian godwits on the sand bar across from
> the boat launch at Pine Point this morning at low tide. Also a pair of
> bald eagles munching on a dead fish a little upriver ...more 
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> Mud Creek and Schoodic this morning
> Craig Kesselheim : Aug 31 04:02PM -0400 
> 
> Hi all --
> In passing through, the Mud Creek Rd in Lamoine yielded a single Eastern
> Bluebird (in "Fennelyville"), an Osprey perching on a wire over Mud Creek
> and apparently hunting from that perch ...more 
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> Looking for Chimney Swifts
> : Aug 31 06:29AM -0400 
> 
> If anyone knows of a communal chimney swift roost that is currently active,
> Portland through Bangor areas, we'd appreciate the information. We have a
> few late fledglings to release, but none of the ...more 
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> 100th Anniversary death of the last passenger pigeon
> Norman Famous : Aug 30 10:53PM -0500 
> 
> Hi Folks,
> 
> Hi Folks,
> 
> Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger
> pigeon. I copied the announcement from Bird Studies Canada (which is worth
> signing up for their ...more 
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> 2 Buff-breasts at Lubec Bar
> Peter Vickery : Aug 30 07:35PM -0300 
> 
> Despite the general lack of shorebirds, i.e. <50 Semi Sandpipers, there were 
two exquisite juv. Buff-breasts feeding on the receding tide. 

> 
> Nothing else unexpected.
> 
> Spectacular time on the water ...more 
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> Maine RBA - August 29, 2014
> Doug Hitchcox : Aug 30 05:37PM -0400 
> 
> Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
> Reporting Period: August 23  29, 2014
> Area: State of Maine
> Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
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> Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
> Mute Swan
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Subject: Chipping Sparrows
From: Chuck barnes <cbarnes1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:08:27 -0700 (PDT)
Large number of Chipping sparrows this morning on feeders, counted nine or 
more.

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Subject: Migrant sounds woke me up
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:43:44 -0400
Hi all -- Awoke to the urgent calls of a small overhead band of Greater
Yellowlegs at 1:30 this morning. First "yard bird" here, and a cool
reminder of the global phenomena that occur mostly off our radars (so to
speak, and with the exception of members of this fine listserv!).

Best,
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Subject: Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: annie6891 AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:26:29 -0400
It is so amazing to me that just a couple hours south is so different. Around 
here it seems that the swifts and swallows have left already I haven't seen a 
sign of any of them for a week or more. I wonder why they stay in southern 
Maine so much later. The climate can't be so much different. Diane what do you 
do if you can't find a group to incorporate them into? 


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> On Aug 31, 2014, at 11:12 PM, "'jon edstrom' via Maine birds" 
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> 
> We have a lot of chimney swifts down here in Biddeford. Many nights I see 
them in my neighborhood feeding overhead or downtown by the old mills. 

> 
> Jon Edstrom
> Biddeford
> 
> From: Delia Guzman ; 
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> Cc: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com ; 
dwmp AT avianhaven.org ; 

> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts 
> Sent: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:06:31 AM 
> 
> There's a roost on downtown Brunswick. They settle in the chimney of a dry 
cleaners here. Catty corner across from gelato fiasco. 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Aug 31, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Fyn Kynd  wrote:
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>> There are many around Belfast but not sure where their roost is.
>> 
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Subject: Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: "'jon edstrom' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:12:33 -0700
We have a lot of chimney swifts down here in Biddeford. Many nights I see them 
in my neighborhood feeding overhead or downtown by the old mills. 


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Subject: Re: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:06:31 -0400
There's a roost on downtown Brunswick. They settle in the chimney of a dry 
cleaners here. Catty corner across from gelato fiasco. 


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> On Aug 31, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Fyn Kynd  wrote:
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> There are many around Belfast but not sure where their roost is.
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Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes
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Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:57:07 -0400 (EDT)
have to be real early. Im headin 2 cornish prob around 9.



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Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandhill Cranes



Has anyone seen the sandhill cranes in Raymond recently?


Thanks!!




Judith Scher


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Subject: Re: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:22:54 -0700 (PDT)
There are many around Belfast but not sure where their roost is.

Cheers,
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: "'rscher34' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:53:24 -0400
Has anyone seen the sandhill cranes in Raymond recently?

Thanks!!


Judith Scher

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Subject: Pine Point and Eastern Road
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:17:56 -0400
Surprised to find a pair of Hudsonian godwits on the sand bar across from
the boat launch at Pine Point this morning at low tide.  Also a pair of
bald eagles munching on a dead fish a little upriver from the launch.

Eastern Road pannes were quite, with quite a few white-rumps, two stilt
sandpipers, and one long-billed dowitcher.  No buff-breasted though.

Cheers,
BAB

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Subject: Mud Creek and Schoodic this morning
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:02:15 -0400
Hi all --
In passing through, the Mud Creek Rd in Lamoine yielded a single Eastern
Bluebird (in "Fennelyville"), an Osprey perching on a wire over Mud Creek
and apparently hunting from that perch (unusual to see that behavior, I
think?), and a single Am. Kestrel.

At Schoodic Point this morning my wife and I enjoyed a small number of
shorebirds including Semi Plovers, Least, Semisands, one Solitary, and two
White-rumps. Mammals included 4 harbor porpoise close enough to loop road
that we could hear them blow, one gray seal, one red fox, and two suicidal
rodents (the ones that decide to cross an otherwise empty road right in
front of you).

Best,
Craig K

p.s. if you start the day with breakfast at Chester Pikes in Sullivan, you
don't have to see bird one. You've already pinned your happy meter.

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Subject: Looking for Chimney Swifts
From: <dwmp AT avianhaven.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:29:10 -0400
If anyone knows of a communal chimney swift roost that is currently active,
Portland through Bangor areas, we'd appreciate the information.  We have a
few late fledglings to release, but none of the sites we've known of in the
past appear to be in use at this time.  

Thanks in advance,

Diane at Avian Haven

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Subject: 100th Anniversary death of the last passenger pigeon
From: Norman Famous <nfamous AT maine.edu>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:53:27 -0500
Hi Folks,

Hi Folks,

Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger
pigeon.  I copied the announcement from Bird Studies Canada (which is worth
signing up for their newsletter; after all, Eastern Maine is part of the
Maritimes).

It is ironic, I guess the passing of the  passenger pigeon gives meaning to
the song of the mourning dove.

"You may want to pause for a minute of silence at 1 p.m. on Monday,
September 1, the centennial of the moment when “Martha” – the last
Passenger Pigeon on the planet – quietly kicked the bucket at the
Cincinnati Zoo. Many organizations are acknowledging what is arguably the
world’s most infamous extinction event, including the *Royal Ontario Museum

*, 

the *Canadian Museum of Nature
*,
and the *Smithsonian Institution

*. 


   In case you missed it, please read *“One Hundred Years after Martha, the
Last Passenger Pigeon”
*
from the Summer issue of Bird Studies Canada’s magazine *BirdWatch Canada*,
written by our Director of National Programs Jon McCracken."


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Subject: 2 Buff-breasts at Lubec Bar
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:35:43 -0300
Despite the general lack of shorebirds, i.e. <50 Semi Sandpipers, there were 
two exquisite juv. Buff-breasts feeding on the receding tide. 


Nothing else unexpected.

Spectacular time on the water this morning with Chris B, as he enumerated.

This is a splendid part of Maine and the Maritimes at this time of year, come 
on down. 


Best, Peter

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Subject: Maine RBA - August 29, 2014
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:37:42 -0400
Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: August 23 - 29, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
 
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
Mute Swan
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Baird's Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Crested Caracara
 
York County
 
On the 26th, two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were found at the Tuckahoe Turf Farm in 
Berwick. 

 
Curtis Cove Beach, at the end of Granite Point Road in Biddeford, held a 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 29th. 

 
A juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen at the northeast corner of Biddeford Pool 
Beach from the 23rd to the 28th. On the 24th, a juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER was 
photographed here. 

 
Two immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued to be seen around Biddeford 
Pool, usually on the edge of the pond off Elphis Road, as of the 26th. 

 
Greater Portland
 
Shorebird diversity continues to build along the Eastern Road through the 
Scarborough Marsh, highlighted this week by a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the 
29th. 

 
Also on the 29th, a MARBLED GODWIT was reported from the Pine Point Lobster 
Co-op in Scarborough. 

 
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
 
On the 27th, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and WILSON'S PHALAROPE were found at the 
Flood Brothers Farm on River Road in Clinton. Please respect this private 
property and remain well away from machinery. 

 
A CRESTED CARACARA was photographed atop a telephone pole near Hawks Ridge Farm 
in Unity, at the intersection of Route 139 and Reynolds Road, on the evening of 
the 26th. It was briefly relocated here on the morning of the 27th before 
moving west on Route 139 into Benton where it only remained for a couple hours. 
There have been no positive reports since then. Pending acceptance by the Maine 
Bird Records Committee, this would represent the first occurrence of this 
species in Maine. 

 
Midcoast
 
A HUDSONIAN GODWIT and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were found at Popham Beach State Park 
on the afternoon of the 28th. Two WESTERN SANDPIPERS were reported here on the 
29th. 

 
A pair of MUTE SWANS continues to be seen at the Winnegance Causeway in 
Phippsburg. 

 
Downeast
 
A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was found on the Lubec Flats on the 28th and 
continued on the 29th. 

 

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Subject: Black-headed gull, little gull, etc, Eastport area
From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:09:54 -0700 (PDT)
Barbara Vickery, Peter Vickery, Mary Bartlett and I went looking for birds 
by boat this morning from Eastport.  The best action was in Western Passage 
between Eastport and Deer Island, NB. Bonaparte's gulls were feeding in the 
tide rips and we teased out a black-headed gull and a little gull from the 
mix.  Porpoise brought a ball of Atlantic herring to the surface that 
attracted a frenzy of birds including nine bald eagles that were grabbing 
talons full of fish. A lesser black-backed gull was among the throng of 
large gulls at this fish feast. We also cruised through Head Harbor Passage 
and picked up an additional little gull and lesser black-backed gull along 
with great cormorants, black legged kittiwakes, etc.  Great trip!

Chris Bartlett

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Subject: RE: Disabled Cormorant - Good News!
From: <dwmp AT avianhaven.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:31:28 -0400
To everyone interested in the Evergreen cormorant - 

The day Judy called me about this bird, I contacted  the Game Warden who'd
been monitoring the situation; he went to the cemetery the following day to
re-assess capture possibilities, but could not find the cormorant.
Coincidentally on the 26th, we received a call from Stoneledge Animal
Hospital in Westbrook about a cormorant that had been brought to their
clinic; this bird was reportedly missing most of one wing, and died that
day.  The staff had no information about the bird's recovery location other
than "Portland."   

I spoke again yesterday afternoon with the warden, who'd been in contact
with the park personnel mentioned in Judy's mail.  They confirmed that the
Evergreen cormorant has not been seen there for several days.  It seems a
logical conclusion that the bird that died at Stoneledge is the one from the
cemetery.

Diane at Avian Haven

www.avianhaven.org 

 

From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:59 PM
To: Noah Gibb; Maine Birds; cwilkens91 AT gmail.com
Subject: [Maine-birds] Disabled Cormorant - Good News!

 

Hi, all.  Following up on the good suggestions made by many of you, I have
had gratifying conversations with a variety of knowledgeable and helpful
folks including Laura at Center for Wildlife who referred me to the Portland
Park Rangers. There I spoke with ranger Christian Wilkens (who is willing to
help anyway possible) and his boss, Supt. Joe Eumais (spelling? who also is
in favor of a proper rescue) who both have been monitoring the bird and
Diane at Avian Haven who assures me that she and the Maine Game Wardens are
also monitoring the situation.  

Diane is going to speak with all of the experienced parties.  They will
assess the current situation to determine a responsible, reasonable plan for
capturing the cormorant.  I made it clear that many of us stand willing to
lend whatever lay assistance we can - whether it  would consist of muscle or
finances - but that in no way would any of us presume to second-guess the
experts re what should be done and how.

At this point, we can all rest easier knowing that the bird has not gone
unnoticed.

Thanks for caring, all of you.

Judy

 

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Subject: Buff Breasted, Scarlet Tanager - Timber Point
From: "'wihakowi' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:43:26 -0700 (PDT)
Highlights of the day at Timber Point include a beautifully plumed BBSA and 
a SCTA (f). Curtis Cove Beach (at parking lot) been great for shorebirds at 
about mid-tides.
Steve & Sue

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Subject: Fw: BBSA and STSA Eastern Rd Scarborough Marsh
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:12:22 -0700
Somehow I forgot to mention that there were also at least 4 adult Stilt 
Sandpipers along with the juvenile. 


Noah

 
On Friday, August 29, 2014 8:45 PM, Noah Gibb  wrote:
  


I hit the Eastern Rd trail after work this afternoon and was treated to a lot 
of activity in the pannes. My first ever Buff-Breasted Sandpiper was the big 
highlight. That juvenile plumage looks amazing in the afternoon sunlight! There 
also was a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper out there. I haven't seen one in a while 
since the 2, then 1 adult(s) that were around a few weeks ago and beyond. One 
of each juvenile and adult Pectoral Sandpiper was nice to see as well as I 
haven't seen a whole lot of this species this shorebird season. There was also 
a Solitary Sandpiper in a small patch of mud on the opposite side of the trail 
from the big panne. 


200-300 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 100+ Least Sandpipers, 60+ Lesser Yellowlegs, 
10 Semipalmated Plovers, a lone Black-Bellied Plover, 8 Greater Yellowlegs, ~30 
Short-Billed Dowitchers, and at least 22 White-Rumped Sandpipers rounded out 
the diversity. Also there is an uptick in teal numbers since my last visit; 80+ 
Green-Winged Teal and at least 8 Blue-Winged Teal. 


Bird haahd,
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Subject: BBSA and STSA Eastern Rd Scarborough Marsh
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:45:02 -0700
I hit the Eastern Rd trail after work this afternoon and was treated to a lot 
of activity in the pannes. My first ever Buff-Breasted Sandpiper was the big 
highlight. That juvenile plumage looks amazing in the afternoon sunlight! There 
also was a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper out there. I haven't seen one in a while 
since the 2, then 1 adult(s) that were around a few weeks ago and beyond. One 
of each juvenile and adult Pectoral Sandpiper was nice to see as well as I 
haven't seen a whole lot of this species this shorebird season. There was also 
a Solitary Sandpiper in a small patch of mud on the opposite side of the trail 
from the big panne. 


200-300 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 100+ Least Sandpipers, 60+ Lesser Yellowlegs, 
10 Semipalmated Plovers, a lone Black-Bellied Plover, 8 Greater Yellowlegs, ~30 
Short-Billed Dowitchers, and at least 22 White-Rumped Sandpipers rounded out 
the diversity. Also there is an uptick in teal numbers since my last visit; 80+ 
Green-Winged Teal and at least 8 Blue-Winged Teal. 


Bird haahd,
Noah Gibb-Portland

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Subject: Used book sale
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard AT maineaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:50 -0400
We are having a used book sale starting tomorrow at the Scarborough Marsh 
Audubon Center. We have many bird books for different locations around the 
world and books on a variety of topics. We will be open from 9 to 530 all 
weekend. We are also having sales in the store. 


So feel free to come down and check out our books and maybe bring some of your 
own. They don't have to be nature books they could be on any subjects as long 
as you're not text books. 


Come in the morning if you want to see some good shorebirds behind the nature 
center. 


Linda

Linda Woodard
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207-883-5100
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Subject: Buffy still in Lubec 8/29
From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:59 -0700 (PDT)
I saw a juvenile buff-breasted sandpiper at the South Lubec Sand Bar this 
morning, likely the same bird that Rob found there yesterday. I first 
spotted it way out on the flats feeding with SB dowitchers about 4 hours 
before high tide.  The bird was poking along the wrack line high up on the 
beach by the time I left two hours later. Overall shorebird numbers were 
quite low for this time of year. 

Many thanks to Rob for reporting this sweet bird!

Chris Bartlett

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Subject: more pondpipers, Augusta
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:03:33 +0000
Took my lunch down to the little retention pond here at 51 Commerce Drive in 
Augusta, where I work. Despite being only an acre in size, with only 800' of 
shoreline, it continues to have some good freshwater shorebirding. 


Today I found:
2 Solitary Sandpipers
3 Spotted Sandpipers (two of whom spent the entire half-hour fighting with each 
other, including physical contact and beak-pecking each other and chasing each 
other all over the pond) 

1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Greater Yellowlegs

On more than one occasion I was able to see all 3 Tringa in a single field of 
view. What fun! And yes I added them all to my 'office list'. 


Also there was 1 GBH, 3 Mallards (eclipse drakes) and the usual suspects.

===============================
Michael Smith MS GISP
State GIS Manager, Maine Office of GIS
State of Maine, Office of Information Technology
michael.smith _at_ maine.gov 207-215-5530

Board Member, Maine GeoLibrary
Education Chair, Maine GIS Users Group
State Rep, National States Geographic Information Council
[cid:image001.jpg AT 01CFC389.A35B28B0]

State House Station 145
51 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333-0145
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Subject: Re: Captain Fitzgerald Preserve, Brunswick
From: Mike Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:59:09 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Steve;

Thanks for this  heads-up.  I've birded the other side of the quarry pools, 
following the powerline, and agree the area has vast potential for birds.
But there's a freakin' huge barrier across the road (Lindbergh Landing) as 
the woods begin.  I'm a little chary of crossing things like that in Maine 
(although there are no signs prohibiting it).  
OK to leave truck here and walk in??

It also looks like it gets heavy impact from Off-Roaders, eh?

Thanks again for the tip.  I can always use a new patch.

best
mike




On Monday, August 25, 2014 2:33:41 PM UTC-4, Steve Walker wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> If you are looking for a "new" patch to bird in the Brunswick area, I 
> recommend the recently opened Captain Fitzgerald Preserve at the end of 
> Lindbergh Landing (aka Wilderness Way on Google Earth) off of the Old Bath 
> Road.  The site is 60+ acres of sandplain reminiscent of the Kennebunk 
> Plains.  The town is now working on a management plan to restore grassland 
> characteristics.  I was on a site walk this a.m. and had a great diversity 
> of migrating passerines.  No show stoppers, but a vesper sparrow was 
> unexpected. 
>
> Best,
>
> Steve W.
>

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Subject: more about Gannets surprisingly far upriver
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:04:38 +0000
Howard Lake just forwarded this link to some sad news about Northern Gannets 
struggling to find food in warmer waters around Newfoundland breeding colonies. 
The two birds we saw were adults so maybe some adults have just had to give up 
and start searching further and wider for food sources.... 



http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851359/Gannets-abandoning-chicks-at-Cape-St.-Mary%26rsquo%3Bs/1 



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Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 9:29 AM
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Subject: [Maine-birds] Gannets surprisingly far upriver

Allison and I were birding with some friends on Barter's Island near Boothbay 
on Tuesday morning and were very surprised to see two Northern Gannets off the 
west shore near the northern tip of the island. The spot is about 10 miles 
upriver and inland from Reid State Park where the mouth of the bay opens up 
between there and the tip of Southport. I used to bird as a teenager on some 
family property just around the corner and about a half mile further inland 
from where we saw the gannets and never saw any up that far. 


There were lots of Bonaparte's Gull there as well (50+) so maybe just a rich 
food source (lots of lobster buoys too) but still we were very surprised to see 
the gannets that far in shore. 


Jeff

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Subject: RE: Gannets surprisingly far upriver
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:31:25 +0000
Actually was Wednesday, Aug. 27th for the record!

Jeff

From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On 
Behalf Of Jeff Wells 

Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 9:29 AM
To: Maine-Birds google list
Subject: [Maine-birds] Gannets surprisingly far upriver

Allison and I were birding with some friends on Barter's Island near Boothbay 
on Tuesday morning and were very surprised to see two Northern Gannets off the 
west shore near the northern tip of the island. The spot is about 10 miles 
upriver and inland from Reid State Park where the mouth of the bay opens up 
between there and the tip of Southport. I used to bird as a teenager on some 
family property just around the corner and about a half mile further inland 
from where we saw the gannets and never saw any up that far. 


There were lots of Bonaparte's Gull there as well (50+) so maybe just a rich 
food source (lots of lobster buoys too) but still we were very surprised to see 
the gannets that far in shore. 


Jeff

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Subject: Gannets surprisingly far upriver
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:29:10 +0000
Allison and I were birding with some friends on Barter's Island near Boothbay 
on Tuesday morning and were very surprised to see two Northern Gannets off the 
west shore near the northern tip of the island. The spot is about 10 miles 
upriver and inland from Reid State Park where the mouth of the bay opens up 
between there and the tip of Southport. I used to bird as a teenager on some 
family property just around the corner and about a half mile further inland 
from where we saw the gannets and never saw any up that far. 


There were lots of Bonaparte's Gull there as well (50+) so maybe just a rich 
food source (lots of lobster buoys too) but still we were very surprised to see 
the gannets that far in shore. 


Jeff

Jeff Wells
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Subject: 8/22 Great Wass Yellow-headed Blackbird: link to photos
From: William Hutcheson <whutcheson AT mxschool.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:39:17 -0700 (PDT)
I just returned home to MA and wifi, where I could upload all the shots I took 
of the YHBL on 8/22 at Pond Point on Great Wass Island. I tried to email a 
couple of people to get the word out, since I was not a member of this group at 
the time, but apparently that was ineffective. The bird was fairly 
inaccessible, though, and I did file an eBird report with a single photo for 
documentation. Anyway, here is a link to the flickr album in case anyone is 
interested in seeing some images of this cool bird (it's no Caracara...): 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62848944 AT N04/sets/72157646911155086/
I will be on Great Wass for much of each summer in the foreseeable future, 
having just bought property there, and I'm excited to see what other goodies 
turn up, in addition to the amazing regulars. 

Good birding!
Willy Hutcheson
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Subject: Popham Beach - Evening
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:40:23 -0400
We had dinner on the beach at Popham this evening, in the company of many happy 
surfers. The roaring surf provided ample photo ops in the setting sun, but the 
best sight was a flock of 5 Whimbrels, preceded by their mellow twitters, as 
they passed over our heads, and settled on the sandy beach, close to the 
lifeguard tower. Those birds are just plain exciting. 


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Subject: Hudsonian Godwit and j Baird's S at Popham Beach S P this afternoon
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:58:25 -0400
Jan Pierson and I birded Popham Beach this afternoon and saw a Hudsonian 
Godwit, 2 wicked tired j. Whimbrel, and a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper near the 
mouth of the Morse River. 


also of interest:

5+ White-rumps, 3 Roseate Terns, otherwise routine.

Jan did flush a sparrow from the Spartina on Sand Island, not a Song Sparrow 
but unresolved. It's still there I bet. 


Best, Peter

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Subject: Fwd: {Disarmed} WHSRNews Update: 28 August 2014
From: Norman Famous <nfamous AT maine.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:52:17 -0500
Calidriphiles,

 World Shorebird Day is coming up on September 6.  Get out there and comb
the flats!

Good shorebirding,

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Subject: Lubec Flats - Update
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:20:54 -0400
Lubec Flats were unexpectedly quiet today, for this point in migration.
Peeps were mostly Least with a fair number of Semi Sands. After an
unsuccessful LB Dow playback, the only two Dowitchers in view, responded
immediately to the Short-billed Dowitchers playback and practically landed
in our laps. The only thing more exciting was an extremely cooperative
Buff-breasted sandpiper that thought our creeping Jeep (vehicle as blind)
was a new friend, affording great photo ops.

This slim, beautifully marked, buff colored bird has a small rounded head
with a large pale eye ring (pie eyed look), long neck and long primary
extension that gives it a delicate, elegant and elongated look, as does the
White-rumped Sandpiper, which did not honor us with an appearance...Bugger!

The close looks at the Buffie and three dozen fresh caught Mackerel off the
Eastport Pier, made for a very successful day.

Buff-breasted 1
https://www.flickr.com/photos/64147480 AT N02/14880597160/in/photostream/

Buff-breasted 2
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Subject: Red-necked Grebe at Pleasant Point: Great Egret at Harrington
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:48:20 -0400
We saw a Red-necked Grebe today in the waters off of the walking path at
Pleasant Point.  It was keeping company with Black Guillemots and Common
Eiders.  In the pond on the other side of the walking path (sweet grass
meadow) there were Mallards, Black Ducks, Green-winged Teal, 4 Lesser
Yellow-legs and 3 Semi-palmated Sandpipers.

In the meadows to the north of the Highway 1A bridge in Harrington, we saw
a Great Egret and a flock of Greater Yellow-legs.  It's the first Great
Egret we've seen in Harrington!

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington

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Subject: Growth report on Essex St sora chick
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:12:42 -0400
​Photo only.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h27a3ee48#h27a3ee48


Cheers,
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Subject: Casco Bay - Aug 27
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:36:41 -0400
My daughter, niece and I went on an Odyssey Whale Watch under somewhat adverse 
conditions (strong SE swell and chop - beat into it head-on for 2 fruitless 
hours) and found a few birds, but surprisingly OK diversity. No whales seen. 
Many unhappy people on board. Odyssey trips have become a bit mammal-o-centric 
I believe. 


Bird Highlights:
2, maybe 3, Cory's shearwaters - one photo'd
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater
14 (est.) Red-Necked Phalaropes (fair photos)
2 Red Phalaropes (Compar. photos flying and sitting)
1 Jaeger sp. (likely a Pomarine) 
a dozen Gannets,  zero storm petrels.  


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Subject: Crested Caracara not found Thursday morning 28 Aug
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:29:36 -0400
Word from several parties searching is negative.

Louis Bevier
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Subject: pondpipers Augusta
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:14:05 +0000
In our tiny little stormwater retention pond at 51 Commerce Drive (Augusta) 
this morning was a nice group of 6 Solitary Sandpipers and 3 Spotted 
Sandpipers. The water is slowly receding from the rainstorms of two weeks ago 
and exposing muddy shoreline which the pipers are loving. 


===============================
Michael Smith MS GISP
State GIS Manager, Maine Office of GIS
State of Maine, Office of Information Technology
michael.smith _at_ maine.gov 207-215-5530

Board Member, Maine GeoLibrary
Education Chair, Maine GIS Users Group
State Rep, National States Geographic Information Council
[cid:image001.jpg AT 01CFC2A0.6A6E4080]

State House Station 145
51 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333-0145
69o 47' 58.9"W  44o 21' 54.8"N

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Subject: buff-belly
From: "Glenn Jenks" <gjenks AT midcoast.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:39:57 -0400
Yikes! We discovered a Golden Plover that we told about to another birder
one time. He asked about the sex and we said it was an adult female. He said
he saw it caught by a peregrine who had his lunch. There was also the famous
video of a white-faced glossy ibis on Plum Island drowned by a peregrine and
eaten, in full view of about 40 school kids a few years ago. I think you can
still find it on YouTube. Mother Nature rules.
Glenn

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Subject: [Maine-birds] Crested Caracara update -- no reports in afternoon

Unless someone isn't telling, the caracara was not seen after mid-late
morning. I know several folks tried and could not find it. This said, the
bird could sit for long periods and do that out of sight. There are few
vantages in the area.

To repeat, the stretch of route 139 here is unsafe, and no one should pull
over to the shoulder and park unless on a pullout designed for that.
Reynolds road is okay, but stay to the side as big trucks use this road to
reach the compost facility.

As an addendum to the day, a Merlin dined on Buff-breasted Sandpiper for
supper around 7 p.m. I saw it happen. So unless a new bird arrives
(possible), don't expect that species of shorebird in the area tomorrow.

Louis Bevier
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Subject: Crested Caracara update -- no reports in afternoon
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:37:28 -0400
Unless someone isn't telling, the caracara was not seen after mid-late morning. 
I know several folks tried and could not find it. This said, the bird could sit 
for long periods and do that out of sight. There are few vantages in the area. 


To repeat, the stretch of route 139 here is unsafe, and no one should pull over 
to the shoulder and park unless on a pullout designed for that. Reynolds road 
is okay, but stay to the side as big trucks use this road to reach the compost 
facility. 


As an addendum to the day, a Merlin dined on Buff-breasted Sandpiper for supper 
around 7 p.m. I saw it happen. So unless a new bird arrives (possible), don't 
expect that species of shorebird in the area tomorrow. 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: OT: tiger beetles
From: Bruce Bartrug <bbartrug AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:27:11 -0400
Mike Fahay suggested the black and white arthropods I've been finding at
Popham beach were tiger beetles, and I believe he's correct.  Here's the
bronze tiger beetle, found here in Maine.

http://eol.org/pages/289897/overview

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49679700 AT N07/8698032787/

I'll see if I can get a photo when next at Popham, as the beetles there
seem whiter than those in these photos.  There are a couple species of
beach tiger beetles along the Atlantic coast and it would interesting (to
me at least) to discover which species/subspecies I've been seeing.  These
beetles are common along the inner estuary at Popham and you might take a
look should be there.  From a distance they resemble small whitish crabs,
but they belong to a different Arthropod order :).

bab

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Subject: Crested Caracara photos
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:50:48 -0400
David Ladd appears to have documentary evidence:
https://flic.kr/p/oWftV2

Way to go!

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Subject: Wilson's Phalarope
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:46:46 -0400
in addition to Louis's buff breasted Sandpiper there was a Wilson's
phalarope in the South Pond at flood brothers farm. It flew off with a
lesser yellow legs, but there is a good chance it will come back.
Rob Cumberland

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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity-Benton, 8/27 UPDATE, Wilson's Phalarope at Flood Farm
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:14:44 -0400
The caracara remained perched near Rt. 139 in Benton (0.1 miles west of Unity 
Twp. line, coordinates N 44.61178 W 69.44108) for about an hour and a half 
until about 9:30 am, when it flew back from the road out of sight. Rob Speirs 
et al. report not having found the bird as of 11:00 am. 


Rob also reports a Wilson's Phalarope at the Flood Farm.

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Clinton 27 Aug
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:46:01 -0400
A spiffy-looking juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at the Flood Farm in 
Clinton this morning. It was in the southernmost manure pond. This is a working 
farm with trucks and tractors constantly on the move. Please stay out of their 
way, if visiting. 


Louis Bevier

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Subject: cascara present as of 6:15
From: Peter Vickery <petervickery AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:23:42 -0400
Don Mairs called to say the caracara is present as of 6:15.


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Subject: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity-Benton, 8/27 UPDATE
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:57:42 -0400
The Crested Caracara relocated about 1.4 miles west of the previous location. 
It was feeding on a road-kill Painted Turtle at a curve on Rt. 139 about 
0.1-0.2 miles west of the Benton-Unity town line. It sometimes perches low out 
of sight in trees by the road. Traffic here moves at 50-60+ mph. There is no 
place to stop or slow down here. Please don't try! The best approach may be to 
hope the bird returns to Reynolds Road. 


Louis Bevier

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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/27
From: Susan Guare <susanguare AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:32:04 -0400
Geez, I went to sleep in Maine and woke up in Florida.


On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 6:20 AM, Doug Hitchcox  wrote:

> Hey everyone:
>
> Louis Bevier called a little after 6 to say the Crested Caracara was being
> seen near the intersection of Reynolds and Rt 139 in Unity.
>
> More details later; just getting an update posted in case anyone feels
> "sick" and can't make it to work today.
>
> Good birding!
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
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Subject: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/27
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:20:28 -0400
Hey everyone:

Louis Bevier called a little after 6 to say the Crested Caracara was being seen 
near the intersection of Reynolds and Rt 139 in Unity. 


More details later; just getting an update posted in case anyone feels "sick" 
and can't make it to work today. 


Good birding!


Doug Hitchcox 

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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:19:48 -0400
The Crested Caracara was present perched on a utility pole near the 
intersection of Rt. 139 and Reynolds Rd. in Unity. It flew in about 6:02 and 
flew off to the west along the right of way for the power lines at 6:15. The 
utility lines run east-west just south of the gravel drive into the Hawk Ridge 
Farm. Reynolds Road is paved but not particularly wide. Big trucks come and go 
to the Casellla composting facility down the road; so please be sure to park 
safely. It seems likely the bird will return here. Good luck. 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:46:55 -0700 (PDT)
I'm sorry I was starting to doze off, did you say CRESTED CARACARA in 
UNITY, MAINE?! Or am I just dreaming? Anybody in the Belfast area wanna go 
for it?

Cheers,
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Subject: Re: OT: mudflat insects
From: Mike Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:47:43 -0700 (PDT)
Bruce - I have to think you're seeing Tiger Beetles.  Popham  has a healthy 
populatipn.  
Glad you were able to get in early this morning.  I was there later and had 
to leave.  Not only abundant humanoids, but now they're flying kites over 
the shorebird loafing zone.  
Come on Labor Day!!



On Monday, August 25, 2014 5:05:57 PM UTC-4, BAB wrote:
>
> Anyone know what the black and white arthopods (I assume they are insects) 
> that walk around on mud flats are called?  I noticed them this morning at 
> Popham Beach, but strangely have never paid attention.  They almost look 
> like inch-long black and white moths crawling around on the ground, except 
> they have very large eyes, and mandibles as well.
>
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Subject: Re: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:25:36 +0000
Rock and roll!

Michael Smith MS GISP
Maine Office of GIS
Sent from mobile device
And no I wasn't driving...
  Original Message
From: Doug Hitchcox
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:17 PM
To: Bird Alerts
Subject: [Maine-birds] CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26


I just got off the phone with Steve Muise who had just photographed a CRESTED 
CARACARA sitting on a telephone pole near Hawks Ridge Farms in Unity - near the 
intersection of Rt 139 and Reynolds Road. He did say the bird had flown off but 
they tend to show some site fidelity so I'd recommend looking in this area. 


There is always the possibility of this being an escaped bird but with the 
increase of records in the northeast over the past few years (New Jersey and 
Nova Scotia come to mind), I think this has great potential to be a natural 
vagrant. 


Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

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Subject: CRESTED CARACARA - Unity, 8/26
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:17:35 -0400
I just got off the phone with Steve Muise who had just photographed a CRESTED 
CARACARA sitting on a telephone pole near Hawks Ridge Farms in Unity - near the 
intersection of Rt 139 and Reynolds Road. He did say the bird had flown off but 
they tend to show some site fidelity so I'd recommend looking in this area. 


There is always the possibility of this being an escaped bird but with the 
increase of records in the northeast over the past few years (New Jersey and 
Nova Scotia come to mind), I think this has great potential to be a natural 
vagrant. 


Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox 

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Subject: Bald eagle v Great Blue Heron
From: Kirk Betts <ketteadene AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:11:35 -0400
Today in the town park in Rangeley, I watched a great blue heron get repeatedly 
dive bombed by a adult bald eagle it started with a loon calling, then the 
park's population of ring-billed gulls takes off en mass then the GBH dives for 
the water. The eagle then repeatedly dives and the GBH loudly croaks and then 
lays down in the water. This all happens in the matter of a minute. As sudden 
as it started the eagle departed and the GBH flys off. 


Crazy times in the mountains. 

Kirk Betts
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Subject: Disabled Cormorant - Good News!
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:59:06 -0700
Hi, all. Following up on the good suggestions made by many of you, I have had 
gratifying conversations with a variety of knowledgeable and helpful folks 
including Laura at Center for Wildlife who referred me to the Portland Park 
Rangers. There I spoke with ranger Christian Wilkens (who is willing to help 
anyway possible)and his boss, Supt. Joe Eumais (spelling? who also is in favor 
of a proper rescue) who both have been monitoring the bird and Diane at Avian 
Haven who assures me that she and the Maine Game Wardens are also monitoring 
the situation. 

Diane is going to speak with all of the experienced parties. They will assess 
the current situation todetermine aresponsible, reasonable plan for capturing 
the cormorant. I made it clear that many of usstand willing to lend whatever 
lay assistance we can - whether it would consist of muscle or finances - but 
that in no way would any of us presume to second-guess the expertsre what 
should be doneand how. 

At this point, we can all rest easier knowing that the bird has not gone 
unnoticed. 

Thanks for caring, all of you.
Judy

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Subject: 2 Baird's Sandpipers, Berwick, 8/26
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:47:05 -0400
Hi all,

Jeannette and I poached Andy Aldrich's patch this afternoon and were treated to 
2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS among 60 Least Sandpipers and 8 Killdeer at the Tuckahoe 
Turf Farm off of Hubbard Road in Berwick. 


-Derek

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Subject: Common Nighthawk flight ID
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:59:35 -0400
Recent flights of Common Nighthawks locally provided a good opportunity to 
study the different ages and sexes passing through. It seems a good mix of 
adults of both sexes and young of the year migrate together. I posted a single 
photo of each of the three easily identifiable plumages and some comments 
describing the ID features, if anyone is interested. 


adult male: https://flic.kr/p/oCRCfp
adult female: https://flic.kr/p/oCSvte
juvenile: https://flic.kr/p/oCRXS1

Good Birding,

Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: Waterville Eagle
From: asegel AT colby.edu
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:14:22 -0700 (PDT)
As of 5 minutes ago there's an immature eagle feeding on the lawn of St 
Marks Episcopal Church, across from Thayer. Cream colored feathered legs 
and a dark grey bill with mottled brown body. He's in the middle of a large 
pile
of white feathers. Maybe a pigeon  or  a gull.

austin

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Subject: Re: To be considered when opposing wind power on the grounds of bird casualties.
From: Alicia Plotkin <tess AT fltg.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:43:25 -0400
Reading this chart is a little tricky.  Note that the chart shows 
_total_ (estimated) deaths for each fuel type - not per unit of energy, 
but total.  Since the vast majority of our energy presently is generated 
by coal, oil & gas, it is not surprising that those energies presently 
kill most of the birds.  However, it was a little distressing to see 
that wind, which generates less than 10% as much energy as oil and gas 
at this time, kills 30% as many birds - meaning that for each unit of 
energy generated, wind is killing more than three times as many birds as 
oil & gas.  Even coal, which clearly has a horrible impact on birds, 
seems not to be worse than wind when the amount of energy generated by 
each is factored in. Surely we can do better than this by improving the 
siting and design of wind turbines!

Alicia


On 8/25/2014 9:28 PM, 'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds wrote:
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http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/25/3475348/bird-death-comparison-chart/ 

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Subject: To be considered when opposing wind power on the grounds of bird casualties.
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:28:23 -0700
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/25/3475348/bird-death-comparison-chart/ 


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