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1 Aug RE: Bobwhite in Thomaston ["Glenn Jenks" ]
1 Aug 2 Sandhills in Raymond [Sally P ]
1 Aug RE: Bobwhite in Thomaston [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
1 Aug Additional Highlights This Week, 7/26-8/1 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
01 Aug New AOU name, etc. changes [Stan DeOrsey ]
1 Aug possible Seaside Sparrow on Eastern Road, Scarborough Marsh-2 Stilt Sandpipers [Peter Vickery ]
1 Aug https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202592271155721&set=vb.1465104806&type=2&theater ["Lorri Higgins" ]
1 Aug Bobwhite in Thomaston ["Glenn Jenks" ]
31 Jul Boreal Birding Big Five ["Bob Duchesne" ]
31 Jul Re: ID quiz [Mike Fahay ]
31 Jul RE: ID quiz ["Smith, Michael" ]
31 Jul ID quiz ["Smith, Michael" ]
31 Jul Stow - Red Crossbills [Mik Oyler ]
31 Jul Great blue heron eating an eel-Eagle Lake MDI [David Small ]
30 Jul Am 3-toed Woodpecker - North Maine Woods [Michael Fahay ]
30 Jul Fwd: 114th Christmas Bird Count Results [Stella Walsh ]
30 Jul Gnatcatcher [Dave Thompson ]
29 Jul 2-3 White-Faced Ibis Scarborough Marsh 7/28 ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
29 Jul Northern Maine Birds: Eurasian Wigeon continues [Bill Sheehan ]
29 Jul Essex St Marsh [David Small ]
28 Jul Tropicbird - again [James Purcell ]
28 Jul WWDO in Winterport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
27 Jul Maine RBA - July 26, 2014 [Doug Hitchcox ]
27 Jul Eastern Road Trail. Scarborough Marsh, 7/27 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
27 Jul Popham Beach, ETC. [Michael Fahay ]
27 Jul WWDO in Winterport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
26 Jul White-winged Dove in Winterport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
26 Jul Pectoral Sandpiper and a swarm of swallows at Addison [Merle and Anne Archie ]
26 Jul White-winged Dove in Winterport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
26 Jul Popham Beach - Jul 25 [Michael Fahay ]
26 Jul Great blue heron [David Small ]
25 Jul Re: Flagged peep - more info [Fyn Kynd ]
25 Jul killdeer, and sandpipers etc for last two weeks migrating ["Andrew Aldrich " ]
25 Jul Additional Highlights This Week, 7/19-25 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
25 Jul White-winged Dove in Winterport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
25 Jul Golden Eagle over Mooselookmeguntic Lake [Kirk Betts ]
24 Jul Downeast []
24 Jul Essex Woods and Flat Bay [Merle and Anne Archie ]
24 Jul Flagged peep - more info [Michael Fahay ]
24 Jul Site fidelity [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
23 Jul Mourning Warbler in Bangor, 07/23 [Robert Ostrowski ]
23 Jul Sora at Essex St. [David Small ]
23 Jul Fwd: URGENT ACTION: Change glass, save birds ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
23 Jul Peregrines in Waterville? [Mathias Deming ]
23 Jul Carolina Wren, Camden [Kristen Lindquist ]
22 Jul Peregrines fledged. []
22 Jul Re: 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach [rob speirs ]
22 Jul 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach [Michael Fahay ]
22 Jul Frazer Point, Schoodic Peninsula [Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks ]
22 Jul Cool opportunity to see a Juvenile White Ibis--Rye Harbor, NH [Cheryl Duford ]
21 Jul Re: essex woods/bog ["Sean Smith" ]
21 Jul RE: essex woods/bog [Sarah Caputo ]
21 Jul Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [tom A ]
21 Jul QUERY: Red-bellied Woodpeckers [Peter Vickery ]
21 Jul Non- breeding Foresters Tern Hills Beach []
21 Jul P.S. - re: Forster's Tern [Michael Fahay ]
21 Jul Shorebirds have returned to Flat Bay, Harrington (Washington County) [Merle and Anne Archie ]
21 Jul Forster's Terns at Popham Beach [Michael Fahay ]
21 Jul Re: Monarchs [Mike Fahay ]
20 Jul RE: essex woods/bog ["Glenn Jenks" ]
20 Jul Machias Seal Island vs Seal Island ["Bob Duchesne" ]
20 Jul No Tufted Puffin, but awesome afternoon, Machias Seal island, 7/20 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
20 Jul Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [Bill Sheehan ]
21 Jul essex woods/bog [Sarah Caputo ]
20 Jul Biddeford Hills Beach: Black Skimmer [Josh Fecteau ]
20 Jul Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [Susan Guare ]
20 Jul Peregrine in Calais [Raymond Brown ]
20 Jul Monarchs ["'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" ]
20 Jul a few Weskeag birds [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
20 Jul Unity migrant landbirds [tom A ]
19 Jul Maine RBA - July 18, 2014 [Doug Hitchcox ]
19 Jul White-faced Ibis at Eastern Road [Joe Scott ]
19 Jul Re: Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
19 Jul Popham Beach this morning - Jul 19 [Michael Fahay ]
18 Jul Re: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs [Sean Rune ]
18 Jul More on Popham [Michael Fahay ]

Subject: RE: Bobwhite in Thomaston
From: "Glenn Jenks" <gjenks AT midcoast.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:23:12 -0400
This is valuable input. Thanks to all of you who had some thoughts.

Glenn

 

From: Ellen Campbell [mailto:ellenrc AT myfairpoint.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 5:28 PM
To: Glenn Jenks
Cc: maine birds
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bobwhite in Thomaston

 

They may also be captive birds held for training bird hunting dogs. 

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 1, 2014, at 11:42 AM, "Glenn Jenks"  wrote:

I stood by Lyman-Morse ship builders in Thomaston looking for shorebirds about 
10:45 this morning, and finding very little to see, when I heard the 
distinctive call of a Bobwhite. He called repeatedly, and I was able to tell 
that he was across the river. So I drove over the bridge, and turned onto 
Sunrise Terrace and heard him again behind the house at #52. It’s all private 
property there, and I didn’t trespass; so I didn’t actually see him. But 
this bird was persistent in his calling. It’s probably an escape, but does 
anyone have any thoughts about it? There was an earlier report of one this 
summer, but I forget where. 


Glenn Jenks,

Camden

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Subject: 2 Sandhills in Raymond
From: Sally P <pachulski AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:09:09 -0700 (PDT)
n North Raymond Road in field across from Mailman Road around 5PM.  They 
were in the plowed area.  These Sandhills keep showing up and I assume it's 
the same pair.


 


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Subject: RE: Bobwhite in Thomaston
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:35:14 +0000
Several folks have mentioned hearing/seeing Bobwhite in various spots around 
Warren/Thomaston area this summer. These are likely birds that have liberated 
themselves from a local game farm here in Warren. They are definitely a fun 
species to hear on an early morning. 


Don
 
From: gjenks AT midcoast.com
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bobwhite in Thomaston
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:42:45 -0400

I stood by Lyman-Morse ship builders in Thomaston looking for shorebirds about 
10:45 this morning, and finding very little to see, when I heard the 
distinctive call of a Bobwhite. He called repeatedly, and I was able to tell 
that he was across the river. So I drove over the bridge, and turned onto 
Sunrise Terrace and heard him again behind the house at #52. It's all private 
property there, and I didn't trespass; so I didn't actually see him. But this 
bird was persistent in his calling. It's probably an escape, but does anyone 
have any thoughts about it? There was an earlier report of one this summer, but 
I forget where.Glenn Jenks,Camden 





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Subject: Additional Highlights This Week, 7/26-8/1
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:33:18 -0700
Hi all,

Some additional observations of note from me over the past seven days included 
the following: 

- 6 Whimbrels, Pine Point, Scarborough, 7/27.
- 1 presumed TRICOLORED HERONX SNOWY EGRET HYBRID, salt pannes along Route 
1/9, Scarborough Marsh, 7/27 (photos). 

- 15+ BlackTernsand 22+ Purple Martins, both including juveniles, Lake 
Messalonskee area, Belgrade, 7/29 (with Jeannette). 

-150-200 Short-billed Dowitchers and 30-40 Roseate Terns, including juveniles, 
etc, Hill's Beach, Biddeford, 7/30 (with clients). 

- pair of Evening Grosbeaks continue daily in our Pownal yard.

-Derek

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Freeport Wild Bird Supply 
541 Route One, Suite 10 
Freeport, ME 04069 
207-865-6000 
www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com 

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Subject: New AOU name, etc. changes
From: Stan DeOrsey <jsmd AT att.net>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:43:02 -0400
The 55th AOU Checklist Supplement has now come out. As usual it is 
difficult reading but I could not find any changes for Maine birds. The 
scientific name of the Clapper Rail is changed to Rallus crepitans due 
to a splitting from the South American form. And there are many changes 
to Central American birds, a few of which hit the Southwest US. Looks 
like no need for a new field guide!

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Subject: possible Seaside Sparrow on Eastern Road, Scarborough Marsh-2 Stilt Sandpipers
From: Peter Vickery <petervickery AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:15:32 -0400
I got a poor view of what is probably a Seaside Sparrow at the eastern end of 
Eastern Road. It was perched briefly, large, heavy Ammodramus, very dark, 
grayish. In flight is was obviously larger than the two sharp-tailed sparrow. 
It landed in the Spartina and never re-emerged. Something to keep in mind if 
you're out there. 


The pans didn't have many shorebirds but there were 2 worn adults among the 
Lesser Yellowlegs. At least 12 Least Terns and a/the hybrid heron. 


Best, Peter

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Subject: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202592271155721&set=vb.1465104806&type=2&theater
From: "Lorri Higgins" <lormae AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:13:42 -0400
Can anyone tell me the bird in this video sound bite.  6 seconds in.  I
can't catch it in my binoculars, it hides behind the alder leaves.  Driving
me crazy for three days !   Thanks  Lorri

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202592271155721&set=vb.1465104806&typ
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Subject: Bobwhite in Thomaston
From: "Glenn Jenks" <gjenks AT midcoast.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:42:45 -0400
I stood by Lyman-Morse ship builders in Thomaston looking for shorebirds
about 10:45 this morning, and finding very little to see, when I heard the
distinctive call of a Bobwhite. He called repeatedly, and I was able to tell
that he was across the river. So I drove over the bridge, and turned onto
Sunrise Terrace and heard him again behind the house at #52. It's all
private property there, and I didn't trespass; so I didn't actually see him.
But this bird was persistent in his calling. It's probably an escape, but
does anyone have any thoughts about it? There was an earlier report of one
this summer, but I forget where.

Glenn Jenks,

Camden

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Subject: Boreal Birding Big Five
From: "Bob Duchesne" <duchesne AT midmaine.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:37:22 -0400
Cheryl Ring (Augusta Birding Club) and I went boreal birding up the Telos
Road today, west of Baxter State Park. Ever since I first reported the
American Three-toed Woodpeckers on the Harvester Road last February, they've
been getting lots of attention. The gate keepers at the Telos Checkpoint are
amused and delighted that so many birders have been up to visit.
Fortunately, the woodpeckers seem unperturbed. Using a camcorder on a
tripod, I zoomed in from a respectful distance today and made a movie star
out of the male, who alternately drummed and preened. See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2-zBpZWfk.  A female Black-backed
Woodpecker just down the road shared a guest starring role. By 2:30, we had
managed the Boreal Big Five: Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, and
both toe-challenged woodpeckers. Six different American Kestrels were up in
the woods. I don't know how they are doing around Maine farms, but they're
still pretty numerous around clearcuts. We had a bunch of Olive-sided
Flycatchers, one Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,  and one quick flyover of
crossbills (or crossbill) which I deemed to be a Red. Before the
thunderstorm moved in, we had witnessed every northern woodpecker except
sapsucker. 

 

Bob Duchesne

Woodpecker Whisperer

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Subject: Re: ID quiz
From: Mike Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:47:28 -0700 (PDT)
Yeah...but how many blueberries did you score?

mf



On Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:18:49 AM UTC-4, michael.smith wrote:
>
>  Found these guys in a high-bush blueberry at Green Point Dresden, and 
> one of the parents sneaking away trying not to be too obvious (so I know 
> what species it is).
>
>  
>
> So, for your mid-summer breeding bird amusement… what is the species?  For 
> scale those are unripe blueberries in the foreground.  You can see there is 
> still one unhatched egg in there too.
>
>  
>
> PS if you saw this on Facebook in the MaineBirds group don’t give it 
away… 

>
>  
>
>  
>
> ===============================
> *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
>
>
> 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: RE: ID quiz
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000
Bill wins

===============================
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:image002.jpg AT 01CFACC9.D6DBB280]

State House Station 145
51 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333-0145
69o 47' 58.9"W  44o 21' 54.8"N
From: Bill Sheehan [mailto:bill.j.sheehan AT gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Smith, Michael
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] ID quiz

Harrison says for Black-billed Cuckoo:

"Nest: loosely built cup...rounded with many projecting twig ends.... lined 
with dried grass, leaves, flowering stems". "Usually low." 

"egg: light blue, blueish green..."
"Altricial. Almost naked, skin black with sparse, coarse white hairs.... There 
is a complex pattern of white papillae inside the mouth. Tongue with black 
edges at tip." 


Plus Cuckoos are sneaky as you described.

Still owe you a twelve pack!

B

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Smith, Michael 
> wrote: 

Found these guys in a high-bush blueberry at Green Point Dresden, and one of 
the parents sneaking away trying not to be too obvious (so I know what species 
it is). 


So, for your mid-summer breeding bird amusement… what is the species? For 
scale those are unripe blueberries in the foreground. You can see there is 
still one unhatched egg in there too. 


PS if you saw this on Facebook in the MaineBirds group don’t give it away…

[cid:image003.jpg AT 01CFACC9.D6DBB280]

===============================
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:image002.jpg AT 01CFACC9.D6DBB280]

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: ID quiz
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:18:44 +0000
Found these guys in a high-bush blueberry at Green Point Dresden, and one of 
the parents sneaking away trying not to be too obvious (so I know what species 
it is). 


So, for your mid-summer breeding bird amusement... what is the species? For 
scale those are unripe blueberries in the foreground. You can see there is 
still one unhatched egg in there too. 


PS if you saw this on Facebook in the MaineBirds group don't give it away...

[cid:image001.jpg AT 01CFACA8.CEC601C0]

===============================
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:image002.jpg AT 01CFACA8.CEC601C0]

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: Stow - Red Crossbills
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:29 -0400
Great looks at 3 Red Crossbills this morning at the intersection of Meadow
Rd. and Rte. 113 by the Stow corner store, flying back and forth to the
gravel along the road and calling.

Mik Oyler
North Conway, NH

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Subject: Great blue heron eating an eel-Eagle Lake MDI
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:29:37 -0400
​This guy came out from behind a bush carrying an eel wrapped around it's
bill. As the drama proceeded, the eel kept tight to the bill as the heron
strutted back and forth. Finally, over dry ground, the heron gained victory
and the eel straightened out long enough to be consumed.
I'm thinking that, right after capture, because eel's are very strong, the
heron took the eel to dry land so as not to lose it's catch. From the time
Deb and I saw it moving towards the water until the eel was subdued an
eaten, perhaps fifteen minutes past. Great wildlife drama to witness. I
wish I could show you the other 60 images.

Anyone feel sorry for the eel?

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h33b1644b#h33b1644b


Cheers,
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Subject: Am 3-toed Woodpecker - North Maine Woods
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:45:42 -0400
Both birds (M & F) seen and photo'd this morning on Harvester Road, off Telos 
Road, thanks to concise and clear reports from others for the past 2+ months. 
No drumming, no vocalizations this morning; they simply flew into view out of 
nowhere, and landed on a spruce stub. Fuzzy photo of them together. Male 
remained there, frozen in place for 12 minutes, after female flew a short 
distance and disappeared. Returned to truck to get scope for digi-scope shot, 
but they holed up for 45 minutes, without showing themselves. 


Dipped completely on the Woodpeckers the afternoon before. My sense is that at 
this point, one needs to be very patient. They apparently go through long 
periods of inactivity, or concealment, or both. 


Meanwhile, an interaction between 2 Blk Backed Woodpeckers was taking place 200 
yards to the West. 


Other birds there included a Sharpie, Gray Jays, silent WTSparrows, a Nashville 
Warbler w/ a complete rusty cap, fly-over WWCrossbills, and a singing OS Fly. 
Otherwise, pretty quiet in that area. 


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Subject: Fwd: 114th Christmas Bird Count Results
From: Stella Walsh <stellawalsh AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:05 -0400
Sign up for CBC results. 

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Subject: Gnatcatcher
From: Dave Thompson <mainedave12 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:47:19 -0700 (PDT)
This morning I saw my first Blue-gray gnatcatcher in the backyard. A first in 
this Hollis yard. 


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Subject: 2-3 White-Faced Ibis Scarborough Marsh 7/28
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:20 -0700
On the way back from the Pine Point co-op area last night, I stopped behind the 
Pelreco building and saw 2 or possibly 3 White-Faced Ibis around the back of 
the closest panne to the parking area amongst ~30 total Ibis. One bird was most 
certainly the bird Derek L. posted recently that looks much like the "bright 
faced" bird seen regularly in the spring with substantial fading around the 
face. The other bird or two did not appear to have any white around the face, 
but showed red around the face and red eyes. I photographed the "bright" one in 
the same frame as a dull bird that are certainly both WFIB's, but the possible 
3rd bird I cannot confirm 100% as WFIB. I cannot rule out the possibility of 
hybrid with the 3rd due to the poor lighting amongst very dark clouds and the 
high amount of noise in the photos. There were also 2 fledgling Ibis amongst 
the group, which cannot safely be identified to either species at that age. 


The numbers of shorebirds when I was at the co-op was very good. I never had an 
opportunity to get an accurate count on birds due to a Peregrine Falcon 
terrorizing the flats, but I am guessing that the numbers have grown in the 
last couple of days. 300 + terns (mostly Common) filled the skies alongside the 
many mixed flocks of flushing shorebirds. 


Bird haahd,
Noah Gibb-Portland

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Subject: Northern Maine Birds: Eurasian Wigeon continues
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:00:33 -0400
Hi All,

Just a quick note to say the eclipse plumaged Eurasian Wigeon continues to
be seen at Lake Josephine in Easton.  I got some documentation-quality
(read really bad) photos of the bird again last night just before the
deluge set in.

There were a bajillion molting Mallards and lots of hen Gadwall with juvies
still in the pond, but most of the American Wigeon and Ring-necked Ducks
seem to have moved up to Christina Reservoir in Fort Fairfield.  Northern
Shovelers have done thier usual vanishing act for July.  Hope to see one
again soon..

The still chick-less Ruddy Ducks and Redhead juvies continue to be seen in
the pond just south of Lake Jo.

A Red-necked Grebe was seen last week at Christina too.

Good Birding
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Subject: Essex St Marsh
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:24:19 -0400
​While waiting for the sora and chick to show up, a northern flicker landed
on a tree branch only three feet above my head. Solitary and least
sandpipers were busy feeding. I caught a solitary extracting and consuming
a (leach?), I think.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h1dab85fe#h1dab85fe

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Subject: Tropicbird - again
From: James Purcell <jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:12:11 -0700 (PDT)
I apologize for the repetitive post again, but Alex Burdo and I 
unfortunately missed the tropicbird last week with a lot of bad luck and we 
are thinking about going again this Sunday and Monday, the 4th and 
5th, staying over in Vinalhaven on Sunday night and then Monday night if 
necessary (if we miss the bird on Sunday, we would be going out again on 
Monday).

Please let me know if you have interest in joining us and email me off-list 
at jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com

James Purcell
Fairfield, CT

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Subject: WWDO in Winterport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:27 -0400
A White-winged Dove continued to come to our Winterport yard today. Seen this 
morning from about 7:20 to 7:45 am and again in the afternoon, between rain 
storms, from 3 to 4:10 pm. 


Good Birding,
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Subject: Maine RBA - July 26, 2014
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:02:39 -0400
Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: July 19 - 25, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
 
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
Mute Swan
White-faced Ibis
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Golden Eagle
White-winged Dove
 
York County
 
At least one of the pair of BLACK SKIMMERS that had been frequenting the Basket 
Island sandbar off Hills Beach in Biddeford was still being seeing as of the 
20th. A FORSTER'S TERN was reported here on the morning of the 21st. 

 
Greater Portland
 
At least one WHITE-FACED IBIS and a presumed TRICOLORED HERON X SNOWY EGRET 
HYBRID continued to be seen around the Scarborough Marsh this week. 

 
Midcoast
 
At least three FORSTER'S TERNS were reported from Popham Beach State Park on 
the 21st. 

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

 
Penobscot Bay
 
Beginning on the 25th, a WHITE-WINGED DOVE has been coming to feeders located 
at the end of Kaler Street in Winterport. Please do not park at the end of the 
road; use the space in the last driveway on the left, as you face the river. 
This bird continued through the end of the week, mostly visiting the feeder 
early in the morning. 

 
Western Mountains
 
On the 25th, a GOLDEN EAGLE was reported soaring over Mooselookmeguntic Lake 
near Haines Landing in Rangeley. 


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Subject: Eastern Road Trail. Scarborough Marsh, 7/27
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:42:30 -0700
Hi all,

A productive late morning along the Eastern Road Trail was highlighted by the 
following: 


- 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS (a little far to age, and it has begun to molt and fade - 
and photos are awful - but it was probably the "bright-faced" adult that has 
been present since spring). 

- 3-4 adult STILT SANDPIPERS (photos), first of year.
- 1 CASPIAN TERN, fly-by, heading south down the trail and disappearing over 
Pine Point Road. 

- 6 Pectoral Sandpipers (first of "fall").

-Derek

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Subject: Popham Beach, ETC.
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:16:15 -0400
About the usual this morning at Popham Beach, as far as diversity and numbers 
of shorebirds and terns go. But two nearby spots were more interesting. 


At Spirit Pond (part of the Morse River, Popham Beach Seawall system) , the 
water level was reaching its lowest at ca 11 A.M. (as outside, the tide was 
reaching its High for the day...It's confusing). A large number of Snowy Egrets 
(38) were gathered around the pond, and on the briefly exposed sandbar there 
were 1,155 peeps, close to the number we left at Popham 15 minutes earlier. 
Most were Semi Sands, but also included were 72 SBDowitchers, 2 Ruddy 
Turnstones, 82 Yellowlegs (both), and only 2 Semi Plovers. I suspect these were 
new arrivals to the system, and the darkening cloud cover may have played a 
part in their sudden appearance. 


From Green Point on Atkins Bay at 11:18, The darkening sky and an apparent 
large school of small clupeid fishes, attracted a large, compact bunch of 
DCCormorants, and ca 50 diving Com Terns, while on the shrinking sand sat 
another 227 Semi Sands, along with the long-visiting Whimbrel, 16 Bonies 
(adults), 57 RBGulls. The peeps flew off to loaf seriously on a nearby rock 
(instead of flying over to Popham for the High Tide as they usually do). They 
were joined there by 5 Snowy Egrets, also an odd sight. 


Because of these two sights, I'd expect the total number of shorebirds at 
Popham/Seawall to increase substantially in the next few days. 


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Subject: WWDO in Winterport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:51:05 -0400
At 10:28 this morning the WWDO came back to our feeder with a few MODOs. It 
only stayed briefly -about two minutes- before taking off. 


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Subject: White-winged Dove in Winterport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:06:21 -0400
After showing up for a short time this morning at our feeder on Kaler St., the 
WWDO was not seen the rest of the day. I'll post if it does return. 


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Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper and a swarm of swallows at Addison
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:35:43 -0400
At mid-tide this morning we were at the Addison boat landing and noticed
lots and lots of swallows in the air.  They were flying overhead at
different heights and at one point several were perched on the power line
that leads to the boat landing light.  The majority of swallows were Barn
and Cliff, but also saw one Bank Swallow and a number of Rough-winged and
Tree Swallows.  We saw all but the Bank Swallow on the power line.

Also, a flock of 80+ Semi-palmated Sandpipers were moving around
accompanied by 26 Short-billed Dowitchers,  4 Greater Yellowlegs and one
Lesser Yellowlegs.   And then - the best - one Pectoral Sandpiper that
joined the yellowlegs on the mud across from the boat landing.  Perhaps
this is the one that Bob Duchesne reported?????

Addison marshes continue to delight!

Merle and Anne Archie
Harringon, ME

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Subject: White-winged Dove in Winterport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:12:07 -0400
The WWDO found yesterday, just flew into our yard (8:06am) at the end of Kaler 
Street. 


-John

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Subject: Popham Beach - Jul 25
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:59:32 -0400
The most striking feature of the environment at Popham early yesterday morning 
(6:40 to 9:00), was the clarity of the air. The cold front brought with it some 
cool, dry, invisible air. Scanning the offshore rocks was made much easier. 
Many visible Blk Guillemots, mostly basking in the sun, some wedged into the 
diagonal cracks on the rock faces. My first 3 Gray Seals of the season were 
spy-hopping just beyond the surf zone. A Spotted Sandpiper was flitting around 
the base of Three Herons I. 


8 Black Scoters were 'spill-overs' from the 100s off Seawall Beach just now. 
Least Terns were behaving about as they have been for the past couple weeks. 
Lots of fish carrying, pairing up, food offering, etc. Could count 35 at one 
point. Most of the peeps were over in Atkins Bay on the exposed mudflats, but 
450 Semi Sands were either on the intertidal sand or in the lagoon. Sanderlings 
and Semi Plovers are both increasing in numbers. 


A Whimbrel was over at Green Point. Has been there for few weeks. 2 Killdeers 
fly-over - not common at Popham. 


And still have yet to see the first White-rumped Sand here. Maybe the weather 
offshore has been too nice lately, allowing them to cruise straight down the 
GOM on their way to the West Indies. 


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Subject: Great blue heron
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:51:03 -0400
​I caught this great blue heron feeding in the first pond on the left near
Blueberry Hill picnic area ANP Schoodic Point. Looks like it might have a
small skate in the attached photo.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/hbd0925b#hbd0925b


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Subject: Re: Flagged peep - more info
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:19:36 -0700 (PDT)
Very cool!
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Good birding,
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Subject: killdeer, and sandpipers etc for last two weeks migrating
From: "Andrew Aldrich " <aaldrich1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:32 -0400
             July 14th I had 18 KILLDEER at Tuckahoe Turf Farm, and 1 PEEP 
SP.

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19124788

             July 24th I had 13 KILLDEER at Tuckahoe Turf Farm

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19217970

            July 21st at Sanford Sewer District I had only 3 KILLDEER, 1 
SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 29 LEAST SANDPIPERS. Also 200 TREE SWALLOWS, 1 CLIFF 
SWALLOW

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19218016

Happy Birding
Andy Aldrich
North Berwick



Tuckahoe Turf Farm is at 305 Hubbard Rd, Berwick, ME

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

Hours as posted: 6-4:30 MON-FRI, WEEKENDS: 7-8:30 SAT+SUN Holidays are
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Subject: Additional Highlights This Week, 7/19-25
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:01 -0700
Hi all,

Some additional sightings of note for me over the past seven days included:
- 4 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 27 Razorbills, 2 White-winged Scoters, etc, Quoddy 
Head State Park, Lubec, 7/21 (with Kristen Lindquist). 

- "Our" Eastern Bluebirds here at the store fledged three young on 7/21!
- 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Fort Foster, Kittery, 7/22 (with Jeannette).
- 2 continuing MUTE SWANS, Winnegance Causeway, Phippsburg, 7/25.
- 1375 Semipalmated Sandpipers, ~150 Semipalmated Plovers, 40-50 Sanderlings, 
etc, Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, 7/25. 

- a pair of Evening Grosbeaks continue in our Pownal yard through week's end.

- Other migrants noted widely this week:
Eastern Kingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Yellow Warbler

-Derek

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Subject: White-winged Dove in Winterport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:24:32 -0400
There is currently a White-winged Dove in our yard at the end of Kaler Street 
in Winterport. If anyone would like to try for this bird, please park in our 
drive at the end of the street on your left (U-shaped driveway). 


-John

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Subject: Golden Eagle over Mooselookmeguntic Lake
From: Kirk Betts <ketteadene AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:19:53 -0400
Besides watching groups of loons, 3 kingfishers hanging out on a stump I was 
watching a golden eagle soaring over Mooselookmeguntic Lake near Haines Landing 


Kirk Betts
Rangeley,ME

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Subject: Downeast
From: duchesne AT midmaine.com
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:16:15 -0400 (EDT)
Seth Benz and I are having an interesting time with a 5-day tour Downeast.
Some oddities have popped up. Yesterday was the first time I've ever
encountered a puffin at Quoddy Head State Park. Today we had a female
bufflehead in the lagoon behind Roque Bluffs State Park. I don't recall
ever getting a July bufflehead. A pectoral sandpiper was in the distant
pannes off the Addison boat ramp. Later we had a black-billed cuckoo
behind the blueberry fields on Pea Ridge Road in Columbia.

But we missed upland sandpiper there today. We believe they should still
be around for a little while longer, but if anyone has records of their
usual departure time, please reply off list.

Bob Duchesne



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Subject: Essex Woods and Flat Bay
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:39:29 -0400
A short probe in Essex Woods this morning found 2 Blue-winged Teal among a
multitude of Mallards and Black Ducks.  On the cattail side there were at
least 4 Solitary Sandpipers and a pair of Least Sandpipers.  We heard a
Wood Pewee calling from deep in the woods.

Back home on Flat Bay we saw 8 Whimbrel out on the mud flats in front of
the house (east side of Flat Bay).

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington, ME

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Subject: Flagged peep - more info
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:13 -0400
A Semipalmated Sandpiper, flagged with yellow, JK5, seen at Popham Beach on the 
17th July, was reported 2 days ago by Rick Heil, who saw the bird at Plum 
Island, Mass. 


Good data for those of us who wonder about residence time at our favorite 
shorebird haunts. 


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Subject: Site fidelity
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:38:51 +0000
Wearing a blue leg band with white lettering, ring-billed gull F2Z was spotted 
atop his favored lamp post/parking lot area behind Rockland DHHS office this 
morning. He was the only gull present at the time. This is his third 
consecutive season at this site. In earlier summer, this gull is typically 
found on his nesting island outside of Montreal. 


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Subject: Mourning Warbler in Bangor, 07/23
From: Robert Ostrowski <rjostrowski AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:29:44 -0400
Hi everyone,

This morning, I made a quick jaunt over to the marsh north of Judson Blvd
and Broadway in Bangor. This was just before the heat really took hold (I
didn't even know it could get this hot up here!). I was surprised to find a
Mourning Warbler pop out of a small island of trees in the overgrown field.
This was my second visit to this nice little marsh - the highlight of my
first visit here on 07/12 was a very cooperative American Bittern.

Today's checklist, along with a photo of the Mourning can be found here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19195856

Good birding,
Rob Ostrowski
Bangor, ME

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Subject: Sora at Essex St.
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:38 -0400
​Essex Street Marsh in Bangor is getting lots of attention for it's sora
couple and four chicks. Lots of fun to watch, but a challenge to
photograph...but I tried.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h267e314b#h267e314b


Cheers,
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Subject: Fwd: URGENT ACTION: Change glass, save birds
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:40 -0800
Something to think about regardless what State one lives. 
Skip Small
Rockport

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Subject: Peregrines in Waterville?
From: Mathias Deming <birdseeker101 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:50:55 -0700 (PDT)
Hello All, 

I was just wondering if there is/was a known nesting pair of Peregrine 
Falcons in Waterville this year? I saw two birds hunting rock doves over 
Main Street, about two blocks down from the opera house last Saturday and 
it got me thinkin'. There is enough food for them and some taller 
buildings. Maybe?

Cheers, 

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Subject: Carolina Wren, Camden
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:53:16 -0400
Not a rarity by any means, but I hadn't heard the neighborhood Carolina
Wren(s) all summer until just now, when one started calling in my backyard.
Always a welcome yard bird.

Kristen

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Subject: Peregrines fledged.
From: <wtownsend AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:56:31 -0400
Frenchman Bay 7/22/14
 The two Peregrines on the Ironbound Island nest appear to have fledged. There 
was no sign of them at the nest under the raspberry bush on the south cliffs 
this afternoon and there were two immature Peregrines flying around the area. 

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Subject: Re: 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:01:41 -0400
These birds sure know how to pick their vacation spots!


On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM, Michael Fahay  wrote:

> Semi Sand JK5 was banded in Warappa Creek
> vicinity, Commewijne, Suriname on 4/23/2013: 5.991274 -54.913604.
> So that makes 2 birds banded in Suriname resighted at Popham Beach
> recently.
> One from 2011, one from 2013.
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Subject: 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:40 -0400
Semi Sand JK5 was banded in Warappa Creek 
vicinity, Commewijne, Suriname on 4/23/2013: 5.991274 -54.913604. 
So that makes 2 birds banded in Suriname resighted at Popham Beach recently.
One from 2011, one from 2013.  

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Subject: Frazer Point, Schoodic Peninsula
From: Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks <joelandsandy AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:10:08 -0400
Pretty birdy 7-8 this AM. Best place was right at the turnoff to the
parking area, where many birds were flying back and forth across the road.
7 warbler species seen (Chestnut-sided heard only). Highlights were a
female Nashville and a gorgeous male Blackburnian. Also RB Nuthatch, RE
Vireo, Downies, many Chickadees.

The open area at the top of the Blueberry Trail had several warblers; also
Eastern Phoebe, Alder Flycatcher (heard only), 2-3 Hermit Thrush, Waxwings.

Just a beautiful morning on the peninsula.

Joel Wilcox
Cherryfield

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Subject: Cool opportunity to see a Juvenile White Ibis--Rye Harbor, NH
From: Cheryl Duford <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:51:38 -0700 (PDT)
If you live in southern Maine or are planning a trip to the NH coast, 
there's currently a vagrant juvenile White Ibis that's hanging out in the 
Rye Harbor area. Most predictable time to see it is around high tide

https://www.flickr.com/photos/decksidethoughts/14529827188/ - evening high 
tide 7/20
https://www.flickr.com/photos/decksidethoughts/14529831198/ - morning high 
tide 7/21

I've attached a map of the general location on Rt 1-A where it's been seen 
most frequently.

It's a real treat to watch it fly in.

Enjoy!
Cheryl
Portsmouth, NH

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Subject: Re: essex woods/bog
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:36:59 -0400
That particular spot is just great Veery habitat. Alders flanked by taller 
conifers in a secluded (largely inaccessible by people) swampy bog with tons of 
mosquitos, Veeries seem to love it and I think there are a few breeding pairs 
there. Snowshoe Hare frequent the same area (where I saw a Gray Fox recently) 
as well as Rusty Blackbirds making spring migration stopovers, as we saw 
earlier this year. 


Sean Smith 

From: Sarah Caputo 
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 7:40 PM
To: maine birds 
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog

these Veerys were singing in the alder bog area so a little more wooded, but 
were quite vocal at noontime which struck me as odd. 


Sarah 




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From: gjenks AT midcoast.com
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Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:32:02 -0400


I’ve been hearing a lot of singing from veery thrushes lately. We’ve always 
been told that they are denizens of the woods, but I see and hear more of them 
in more open areas, often near water. They’ve been noisy lately. Does anyone 
have an explanation? 


Glenn



From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On 
Behalf Of Sarah Caputo 

Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:21 PM
To: maine birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog



Walk around Essex bog road netted:

Veery, several actively calling
Common Yellowthroat
Sora & chicks
E. Phoebe
blue winged teal & ducklings
mallard
black duck
spotted sandpipers
RW blackbirds
E. Kingbird (several involved in territory dispute)
Am. redstart
Song Sparrow
Am. Crow





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Subject: RE: essex woods/bog
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:40:00 +0000
these Veerys were singing in the alder bog area so a little more wooded, but 
were quite vocal at noontime which struck me as odd. 


Sarah 

From: gjenks AT midcoast.com
To: catbird338 AT hotmail.com; maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:32:02 -0400

I've been hearing a lot of singing from veery thrushes lately. We've always 
been told that they are denizens of the woods, but I see and hear more of them 
in more open areas, often near water. They've been noisy lately. Does anyone 
have an explanation?Glenn From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com 
[mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Sarah Caputo 

Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:21 PM
To: maine birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog Walk around Essex bog road netted:

Veery, several actively calling
Common Yellowthroat
Sora & chicks
E. Phoebe
blue winged teal & ducklings
mallard
black duck
spotted sandpipers
RW blackbirds
E. Kingbird (several involved in territory dispute)
Am. redstart
Song Sparrow
Am. Crow



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Subject: Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp
From: tom A <tom.aversa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:49:53 -0700 (PDT)
Hey Bill and Susan,
 
They also still nest at Great Moose Lake in Harmony.
 
Good birding,
tom
 
 

On Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:28:07 PM UTC-4, Bill Sheehan wrote:

> HI Susan,
>
> I'm sure he meant Black Terns.  
>
> Ebeemee has Maine's largest breeding colony according to ME Dept IF&W. 
>  Though not uncommon breeders from Ontario westward, they are listed as 
> Endangered in Maine.
>
> Other than Messalonski and Carlton Pond, I don't know of other sizeable 
> colonies.  There used to be breeding Black Terns at Douglas Pond near 
> Pittsfield, Round and Plymouth Ponds in Plymouth, Lewy Lake at Princeton 
> and Portage Lake up here in Aroostook county.  To my knowledge, all of 
> these sites have faded out.  I bet someone out there knows the full story 
> on these
>
> Peter Vickery and I saw a Black Tern hanging around a Common Tern colony 
> at Round Pond on the Allagash River in early June. 
>
> Good birding,
>
> Bill Sheehan
> Woodland, Aroostook Co.
>
>  
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:59 PM, Susan Guare  > wrote:
>
>> We just got back from an electronics-free week at a little camp on Pearl 
>> Pond, in Ebeemee Township, Piscataquis County.  While we were there, the 
>> owner took us on a nice boat ride around the chain of lakes.  He pointed 
>> out one marshy area and said that "black wrens" nested there, that they 
>> were endangered, and that they have only five known nesting sites in Maine.
>>
>> Of course there's no such thing as a black wren, unless it's a local 
>> colloquialism.  This guy is not a birder, but he has knowledge of the local 
>> wildlife and its behavior, having lived in the area for decades, and he 
>> talks to everybody.  Now I'm wondering.  The area he pointed to has many 
>> Black TERNS, and they were active and in fact had tried to run me and my 
>> kids off when we kayaked to the edge of the reeds.  Could he have meant 
>> Black Terns?  Are they endangered?  Are their known nesting habits that 
>> restricted?
>>
>> Or did he perhaps mean Sedge Wrens?  The habitat seemed right for them as 
>> well.
>>
>> I collected a respectable list during the week, including a pair of 
>> Merlins, a pair of Eagles, a possible Red-Tailed Hawk, a Pied-Billed Grebe 
>> (first for me at this location), Loons with chicks, a Red-breasted 
>> Nuthatch, Pine Warblers, and Bob's feature of the Week, the Red-eyed Vireo.
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Subject: QUERY: Red-bellied Woodpeckers
From: Peter Vickery <petervickery AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:51:50 -0400
I'm interesting in nesting records from all counties except!! York, Cumberland, 
Sagadahoc, and s. Kennebec counties. 


I'm also interested in any nesting records from any part of the state prior to 
2000. 


Finally, I'm interested in any records, no matter the season, of Red-bellied 
Woodpeckers north of rt. 2, east of Ellsworth (not MDI), and north of Orono - 
Old Town area. They seem to drop off the map to the north and east. 


Thanks very much.

Best, Peter


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Subject: Non- breeding Foresters Tern Hills Beach
From: pmmoynahan AT maine.rr.com
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:42:18 -0400
Non-breeding Forester's Tern on Basket Island Sandbar this morning on falling 
tide. Pat 



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Subject: P.S. - re: Forster's Tern
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:12:20 -0400
1. I meant to say "Largeish BIRDS" (meaning they looked somewhat bulkier than 
the ComTerns they were with.) 


2. This is the earliest I've ever had Forster's at Popham. Mid-August to 
September is more like it. And those birds were likely to have been juveniles 
or adults in winter garb (raccoon mask). Apparently Noah ran into an adult a 
few days ago as well (Biddeford Pool?). Put it down as an unusual year for 
them. 


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Subject: Shorebirds have returned to Flat Bay, Harrington (Washington County)
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:45:43 -0400
While we were enjoying our lunch at our new picnic table on the patio, we
noticed large and small flocks of shorebirds moving up and across the bay
during low tide.  On our side of the bay, we scoped 22 Whimbrel, 62
Short-billed Dowitchers and 30+ Semi-palmated Sandpipers.

Quick moving flocks of shorebirds were flying up the bay nearly a mile
away.  This is the biggest shorebird movement in 2014 for us for southbound
shorebirds.

Interestingly enough, no plover of any kind.

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington

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Subject: Forster's Terns at Popham Beach
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:06:21 -0400
There were at least three Forster's Terns at Popham this morning, plus one seen 
from Green Point across Atkins Bay, later. The latter might have been one of 
the original three. All those seen were adults retaining breeding plumage. 
Largeish bills, orange bills (Big...approaching the size of Royal Terns' bills 
from some angles), full black cap, very white dorsum to most of the wing, and 
two of them vocalizing while flying in close tandem formation. It was a 
"chuckle" type call I've never heard from a Com Tern. No traces of brown were 
apparent anywhere on the body. 


Counting by 10s, I got 740 Semi Sands in the lagoon. There were more on the 
intertidal wet sand (early ebb), that I didn't get to because I was chatting 
with a local couple. By the time I got to the seaward group, they were joined 
by some of the "Lagooners". 


I still can't find a white-rumped sand here. Only ca 12 SBDowitchers today. 
Semi Plovers are building slowly. 


There were fewer Least Terns around today than 2 days ago. Did not see any 
recently fledged Piping Plovers, but a few "half-growns" and adults were there. 
I didn't attempt a count. 


I also talked to a couple sitting under an umbrella being swarmed by 
Green-heads. They had 2 of those electric badminton rackets that were 
constantly giving off a "ZAP" noise. So I went over to chat them up. Turns out 
Greenheads SURVIVE that treatment. Score one for the natural world. 


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Subject: Re: Monarchs
From: Mike Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:10:34 -0700 (PDT)
I also had a Monarch in our yard (West Bath) 4 days ago, hitting the 
Buddleia and Lavendar.  I thought I was seeing things. But it wasn't a 
Viceroy.  



On Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:39:32 AM UTC-4, Henry L.Donovan wrote:
>
> Seeing a few monarchs in our milkweed vrns none last year. 
> Also a possible juvenile peregrine falcon. 
> H.Donovan 
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad 
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Subject: RE: essex woods/bog
From: "Glenn Jenks" <gjenks AT midcoast.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:32:02 -0400
I've been hearing a lot of singing from veery thrushes lately. We've always
been told that they are denizens of the woods, but I see and hear more of
them in more open areas, often near water. They've been noisy lately. Does
anyone have an explanation?

Glenn

 

From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Sarah Caputo
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:21 PM
To: maine birds
Subject: [Maine-birds] essex woods/bog

 

Walk around Essex bog road netted:

Veery, several actively calling
Common Yellowthroat
Sora & chicks
E. Phoebe
blue winged teal & ducklings
mallard
black duck
spotted sandpipers
RW blackbirds
E. Kingbird (several involved in territory dispute)
Am. redstart
Song Sparrow
Am. Crow





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Subject: Machias Seal Island vs Seal Island
From: "Bob Duchesne" <duchesne AT midmaine.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:46:27 -0400
While Derek's Machias Seal Island trip was dipping on Tufted Puffin, a Seal
Island trip out of Stonington was dipping on Red-billed Tropicbird. That
wasn't a huge surprise, given that it seems to be elsewhere in midday.

 

But the big surprise was a tight-knit group of seven Parasitic Jaegers just
sitting on the water as we returned home. They took flight as we approached.
Noah Gibbs and Linda Powell got good photos. 

 

There were a couple dozen Wilson's Storm-petrels and two gannets along the
way, but no shearwaters. Otherwise, the near-glass conditions around Seal
produced the same results as at Machias Seal. The alcids were just loafing
on the water in big flocks. Twas a nifty day all around.

 

Bob Duchesne

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Subject: No Tufted Puffin, but awesome afternoon, Machias Seal island, 7/20
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:34:16 -0400
Hi all,

14 of us spent the afternoon with Andy Patterson and Bold Coast Charters in a 
thorough, but alas, unsuccessful search for the Tufted Puffin. 


Near-glass calm conditions yielded a remarkable amount of alcids sitting on the 
water, and I am confident we checked each individual a least three times. 


The volume of close and content birds was truly impressive and was more than 
worth the price of admission. 


In addition to the usual breeding seabirds, two Northern Gannets were loafing 
on Gull Rock, 2-3 Semipalmated Sandpipers were around the island, and we 
spotted at least 8 (probably 12+) Sooty Shearwaters on the return trip. 


- Derek


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Subject: Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:28:03 -0400
HI Susan,

I'm sure he meant Black Terns.

Ebeemee has Maine's largest breeding colony according to ME Dept IF&W.
 Though not uncommon breeders from Ontario westward, they are listed as
Endangered in Maine.

Other than Messalonski and Carlton Pond, I don't know of other sizeable
colonies.  There used to be breeding Black Terns at Douglas Pond near
Pittsfield, Round and Plymouth Ponds in Plymouth, Lewy Lake at Princeton
and Portage Lake up here in Aroostook county.  To my knowledge, all of
these sites have faded out.  I bet someone out there knows the full story
on these

Peter Vickery and I saw a Black Tern hanging around a Common Tern colony at
Round Pond on the Allagash River in early June.

Good birding,

Bill Sheehan
Woodland, Aroostook Co.




On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 5:59 PM, Susan Guare  wrote:

> We just got back from an electronics-free week at a little camp on Pearl
> Pond, in Ebeemee Township, Piscataquis County.  While we were there, the
> owner took us on a nice boat ride around the chain of lakes.  He pointed
> out one marshy area and said that "black wrens" nested there, that they
> were endangered, and that they have only five known nesting sites in Maine.
>
> Of course there's no such thing as a black wren, unless it's a local
> colloquialism.  This guy is not a birder, but he has knowledge of the local
> wildlife and its behavior, having lived in the area for decades, and he
> talks to everybody.  Now I'm wondering.  The area he pointed to has many
> Black TERNS, and they were active and in fact had tried to run me and my
> kids off when we kayaked to the edge of the reeds.  Could he have meant
> Black Terns?  Are they endangered?  Are their known nesting habits that
> restricted?
>
> Or did he perhaps mean Sedge Wrens?  The habitat seemed right for them as
> well.
>
> I collected a respectable list during the week, including a pair of
> Merlins, a pair of Eagles, a possible Red-Tailed Hawk, a Pied-Billed Grebe
> (first for me at this location), Loons with chicks, a Red-breasted
> Nuthatch, Pine Warblers, and Bob's feature of the Week, the Red-eyed Vireo.
>
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Subject: essex woods/bog
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:20:31 +0000
Walk around Essex bog road netted:

Veery, several actively calling
Common Yellowthroat
Sora & chicks
E. Phoebe
blue winged teal & ducklings
mallard
black duck
spotted sandpipers
RW blackbirds
E. Kingbird (several involved in territory dispute)
Am. redstart
Song Sparrow
Am. Crow




 		 	   		  

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Subject: Biddeford Hills Beach: Black Skimmer
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:39:49 -0400
A Black Skimmer was viewable from the Basket Island Causeway at Hills
Beach in Biddeford from 3:10-4:30pm this afternoon. From 4:20-4:30 the
bird was on the causeway. I've posted a photo on my eBird checklist:
http://bit.ly/1mujKU5

--Josh

Josh Fecteau
Kennebunkport, ME
Email: joshuafecteau(at)gmail(dot)com
Josh's Journal: New England Natural History and Wildcrafting
(http://joshfecteau.com)

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Subject: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp
From: Susan Guare <susanguare AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:59:03 -0400
We just got back from an electronics-free week at a little camp on Pearl
Pond, in Ebeemee Township, Piscataquis County.  While we were there, the
owner took us on a nice boat ride around the chain of lakes.  He pointed
out one marshy area and said that "black wrens" nested there, that they
were endangered, and that they have only five known nesting sites in Maine.

Of course there's no such thing as a black wren, unless it's a local
colloquialism.  This guy is not a birder, but he has knowledge of the local
wildlife and its behavior, having lived in the area for decades, and he
talks to everybody.  Now I'm wondering.  The area he pointed to has many
Black TERNS, and they were active and in fact had tried to run me and my
kids off when we kayaked to the edge of the reeds.  Could he have meant
Black Terns?  Are they endangered?  Are their known nesting habits that
restricted?

Or did he perhaps mean Sedge Wrens?  The habitat seemed right for them as
well.

I collected a respectable list during the week, including a pair of
Merlins, a pair of Eagles, a possible Red-Tailed Hawk, a Pied-Billed Grebe
(first for me at this location), Loons with chicks, a Red-breasted
Nuthatch, Pine Warblers, and Bob's feature of the Week, the Red-eyed Vireo.

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Subject: Peregrine in Calais
From: Raymond Brown <brownray7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:08:21 -0400
My wife reported that there was a peregrine falcon at the Johnson's True Value 
hardware/IGA parking lot yesterday evening at about 7 pm. It was perched on top 
of the hardware store, and flew across the parking lot about 6 feet in front of 
her. Best looks of her life. There are lots of pigeons and starlings in that 
area to feed on. 

 
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Subject: Monarchs
From: "'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:39:32 -0400
Seeing a few monarchs in our milkweed vrns none last year.
Also a possible juvenile peregrine falcon.
H.Donovan



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Subject: a few Weskeag birds
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:23:53 +0000
A small assortment of shorebird species in the front roadside pools this early 
morning: greater and lesser yellowlegs; 20 short-billed dows; least and 
semi-palms; solitary; killdeer. An imm Little Blue with 20 or so Snowies. An 
adult Goshawk carried an avian prey item to the south-side woods near the 
parking area. In greater Thomaston area, scattered juvenile Ring-billed Gulls 
are beginning to add to growing numbers of adult gulls. 

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Subject: Unity migrant landbirds
From: tom A <tom.aversa AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:40:08 -0700 (PDT)
The bad news is that summer is ending.  The good news is that migration is 
defintely underway.  Warblers in Unity on Ward Hill seemed more flocked up 
yesterday.  The biggest surprises were adult Tennessee and Cape May 
warblers with 12 other species.  No wonder I couldn't find any up north 
earlier in the week.
 
Good birding,
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Subject: Maine RBA - July 18, 2014
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:04:22 -0400
Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: July 12 - 18, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
 
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
Eurasian Wigeon
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Black-necked Stilt
Hudsonian Godwit
Little Gull
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Clay-colored Sparrow
 
York County
 
On the 17th, a LITTLE GULL was photographed on Laudholm Beach, in Wells, at the 
mouth of the Little River. 

 
Beginning with a single ROYAL TERN on the 6th, at least three and possible four 
individuals were seen along the Basket Island sandbar off Hills Beach in 
Biddeford by the 12th. A pair of BLACK SKIMMERS has been regular here over the 
past week and was still being reported as of the 18th. 

 
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported from Kennebunk Plains on the 18th.
 
Greater Portland
 
At least one WHITE-FACED IBIS and a presumed TRICOLORED HERON X SNOWY EGRET 
HYBRID continued to be seen around the Scarborough Marsh this week. 

 
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was photographed in Jones Creek at Pine Point in 
Scarborough on the 13th. This bird was found near this location again on the 
morning of the 14th. 

 
Midcoast
 
There was a late report of three BLACK-NECKED STILTS reported from the southern 
end of Popham Beach State Park, in the marsh along the Morse River, on the 
14th. A pair of BLACK SKIMMERS and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT were reported from Popham 
on the 18th. 

 
Central Maine
 
At least one AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER continues to be seen along the 
Harvester Road west of Baxter State Park, most recently on the 18th. 

 
Northern Maine
 
On the 13th, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was photographed at Lake Josephine in 
Easton. 


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Subject: White-faced Ibis at Eastern Road
From: Joe Scott <joescottbsn AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:25:06 -0400
 Yesterday afternoon our Gang of Four located a white-faced ibis on Eastern 
Road in Scarborough Marsh. Bob Crowley, Charlie Nims, Brian Lund and I found it 
on the east side of Eastern Road, just before the entrance to the forested 
area. It posed nicely and later flew over to the west side of the road. 

 
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Subject: Re: Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm.
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:39:05 -0700
Hi all,
I just got off the phone with Andy, and we are a go for tomorrow. The weather 
looks perfect. 


I still have a handful of spaces remaining, and I am closing in on the magic 
number to reduce the cost of the trip down to $75 per person. 


-Derek

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541 Route One, Suite 10 
Freeport, ME 04069 
207-865-6000 
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>________________________________
> From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 

>To: Maine-Birds Google List  
>Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:46 PM
>Subject: [Maine-birds] Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm.
>  
>
>
>Hi all,
>
>We're all set - and with a much better weather forecast - for a chase of 
Machias Seal Island Tufted Puffin this Sunday. Who wants in? 

>
>We'll be traveling out with Andy Patterson of Bold Coast Charters out of 
Cutler at 1:30pm (his regular, morning tours are full through early August), 
and returning in 3-4 hours. We will NOT have the opportunity to land on MSI 
(landings are only permitted once daily to minimize disturbance to the breeding 
seabirds), but we will ply the waters around the island for the puffin (and 
Atlantic Puffin, Common Murre, Razorbill, Arctic Tern, etc). 

>
>The TUPU was seen THIS MORNING (7/18) on the island, but Andy's boat arrived 
30 minutes after it was last seen. In other words, there are no gaurantees, but 
Andy is game for a try. The trip will cost $65-$115 per person, 

 depending on how many people we get (max 18; I need 18 to get it down to 
$65). This is not a tour (I will be paying the same rate as you), just a ride 
out to the island's waters and as many eyes searching as possible. 

>
>Please let me know if you are definitely interested, and I will add you to the 
list. I need certainties right now to make sure we hit a critical mass. 

>
>Then, you'll need to bring a check with you for the boat (and we'll fill it 
out there depending on the number of people who can make it). 

>
>So, that's all I have for now. So, who's up for a chase?
>
>-Derek
>
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>Freeport Wild Bird Supply
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Subject: Popham Beach this morning - Jul 19
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:03:06 -0400
Hit the lagoon early, in hopes of a photo of a Blk Skimmer. None there, but not 
to worry...there is a group of 12 still hanging out near Yarmouth, NS, and 
they'll be in Maine shortly. 


The Ad Male Hudsonian Godwit (seen yesterday) was with a small group of 
SBDowitchers in the lagoon, and cooperated for some photos before departing for 
Atkins Bay, where he was visible off Green Point later. 


In other news, a group of 7 motorized hang gliders (or para sails) buzzed 
directly over the tern/plover nesting colony, causing widespread panic and 
mayhem among all the birds in the area. I have photos of 5 of the 7, and hope 
some action might be taken. 


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Subject: Re: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs
From: Sean Rune <seanrune48 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:57:56 -0700 (PDT)
I saw several adult/juv razorbill pairs about 4km SSW of Great Wass Island, 
about 6pm 7/17/14. 

Sean Rune

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Subject: More on Popham
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:35:56 -0400
forgot to mention. The newly expanded breeding colony of Least Terns, all 
decided to get up and circle the Dune Grass with a crescendo of noise at abut 
7:30. Counted more than 25 in the air at once. 


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