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25 May Re: ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Bill Blauvelt ]
25 May Northern harrier [David Small ]
25 May Seal Island NWR - Tropicbird [Keenan Yakola ]
25 May 2 Tennesee warblers River Point [Richard Garrigus ]
25 May Fwd: ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Bill Blauvelt ]
25 May FOY cuckoo Cumberland ["Dave Cowan" ]
25 May Re: ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Richard Garrigus ]
25 May Just want to share this photo [David Small ]
25 May No sign of Ancient Murrelet at Petit Manan on 5/24 [Eric Hynes ]
25 May ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Seth Davis ]
25 May ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Seth Davis ]
25 May RE: ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Sarah Caputo ]
24 May Re: Ancient Murrelet - Petit Manan [Doug Hitchcox ]
24 May Ancient Murrelet - Petit Manan [Keenan Yakola ]
24 May Re: No Ruff as of 2:42 [Bill Blauvelt ]
24 May Swainson's Thrush - Roque Bluffs, May24 [Carol Muth ]
24 May ID help for a warbler on Monhen [Bill Blauvelt ]
24 May York County sightings (May 18-24)... [Josh Fecteau ]
24 May No Snowy Owl in Trenton [Eric Hynes ]
24 May Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond [Janet Galle ]
24 May Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond ["Rob O'Connell" ]
24 May Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond [Bill Bunn ]
24 May Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond [Louis Bevier ]
24 May Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond ["Rob O'Connell" ]
24 May Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond [Bill Bunn ]
24 May Ruff photos? [Jeff Wells ]
24 May This weekend - Downeast Spring Birding Festival! ["'Colin Brown' via Maine birds" ]
23 May White-faced Ibis in Falmouth [Eric Hynes ]
23 May Redstart Indeed [Denise Johnson Email ]
23 May Free events on Monhegan Island this weekend and Bradbury Mtn Hawkwatch season in review. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
23 May Chuck-wills-widow report, Friendship [Louis Bevier ]
23 May 18 spp warblers this am [Peter Vickery ]
23 May Great Horned Owls and Little Egret [Jim Toulouse ]
23 May RE: whippoorwill [Sharon F. ]
23 May Cerulean Warbler [Patricia Moynahan ]
23 May whippoorwill ["'Chris Corio' via Maine birds" ]
22 May Re: One Morning on Monhegan, 5.22.16 [Bill Blauvelt ]
22 May American Redstart - Cape Neddick (west) [Denise Johnson ]
22 May One Morning on Monhegan, 5.22.16 [Kristen Lindquist ]
22 May Brant-off Willard Beach SoPo ["Julie A. Krasne, DVM" ]
22 May Re: Little Egret - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 5/22 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
22 May Little Egret - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 5/22 [Doug Hitchcox ]
22 May indigo buntings and least flycatcher [Julia Hanauer-Milne ]
22 May Photos Attachments ["Richard J. Duddy" ]
21 May Monhegan highlights, 5.21.16 [Kristen Lindquist ]
21 May Re: Monhegan, 5.20.16 [Donna Cundy ]
21 May Re: Monhegan, 5.20.16 [Donna Cundy ]
21 May Re: Bird ID help ["Ron Looker" ]
21 May Indigo continues CN [Denise Johnson Email ]
21 May No Ruff as of 2:42 [Margaret Viens ]
21 May Ruff ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
21 May Any sign of Ruff today? [Margaret Viens ]
21 May White-faced ibis at Capisic pond in Portland. [Rob O'Connell ]
21 May Ruddy Turnstones and Upland Sandpipers [Merle and Anne Archie ]
20 May Bird ID help ["Ron Looker" ]
20 May Monhegan, 5.20.16 [Kristen Lindquist ]
21 May new arrivals [Sarah Caputo ]
20 May Mt A Summit 6:45pm [Denise Johnson Email ]
20 May I Bunting Mt A [Denise Johnson Email ]
20 May Additional Highlights This Week and New Arrivals, 5/14-20 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
20 May Re: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Rob O'Connell ]
20 May Ruff ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
20 May Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Fyn Kynd ]
20 May Timber Point [Ken DiBiccari ]
20 May Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (20 May 2016) 5 Raptors ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
20 May Indigo Bunting CN [Denise Johnson Email ]
20 May Re: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Stan DeOrsey ]
20 May RE: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Jeff Cherry ]
20 May Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Rob O'Connell ]
20 May Gardiner Tennessee Warbler [Allison Wells ]
20 May RE: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Sarah Caputo ]
20 May Trenton Snowy Owl continues! [Rich MacDonald ]
20 May Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning [Louis Bevier ]
20 May Trenton Snowy Owl -- last evening [Craig Kesselheim ]
19 May Re: Re: Where to bird at Rachel Carson NWR? [Scott Richardson ]
19 May Re: Re: Where to bird at Rachel Carson NWR? [Rob O'Connell ]

Subject: Re: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 17:27:53 -0400
I also jus learned how to spell Blackpoll.
Bill B.

Sent from my iPad

> On May 25, 2016, at 9:21 AM, Bill Blauvelt  wrote:
> 
> Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this. After getting such varied replies 
from our esteemed birding community I don't feel bad for getting this one 
wrong. Votes went to Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Tennessee and several good 
tips on making her a female Blackpole. Rob Spears sent me a photo of a very 
similar looking Blackpole, and I see on page 179 of Tom Stephenson and Scott 
Whittle 

> s Warbler Guide that also looks very similar. I am confident that is correct. 
Thanks again for all the input. It is fun to study these beautiful warblers. 

> Bill Blauvelt
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bill Blauvelt 
> Date: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:40 PM
> Subject: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
> To: Doug Hitchcox 
> 
> 
> Can anyone tell me who this little guy/gal is with a grenish head? The ony 
warblers I can think of with greeish head are Chestnut-sided and Black-throted 
Green. My guess is the Black-throated Green, even though it lacks the black 
throat and typicl facial features. Taken on Mohegan Island May 23, 2016. It 
only stuck around long enough for one picture. 

> 
> https://flic.kr/p/Hudyix
> 
> Thank you,
> Bill Blauvelt
> Portland, ME
> 

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Subject: Northern harrier
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 16:28:49 -0400
While hiking Halfway Brook area near Costigan/Greenfield this northern
harrier gave me a once over. Evidently I was a bit too large, thankfully!

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h76c70462#h76c70462

Cheers,
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Subject: Seal Island NWR - Tropicbird
From: Keenan Yakola <kyakola AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 13:01:46 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

I know that this is old news to most of you but, I just wanted to remind 
you that Seal Island NWR is closed to the public. However, the tropicbird 
can be easily viewed from the water if you travel out with John Drury or 
Old Quarry Adventures. If you would like more information about access and 
travel with either boat tour operator please let me know. Its a special 
place and worth a visit! 

Keenan 

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Subject: 2 Tennesee warblers River Point
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus AT meca.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 11:30:15 -0400
Observed above the trail that leads into the large meadow with all the tree
swallow nest boxes. First of year for me, after seeing a smattering of
reports for them in various locales.
Acrobatic in their foraging technique. Bright, assertive song.
Richard Garrigus

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Subject: Fwd: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 09:21:27 -0400
Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this. After getting such varied replies
from our esteemed birding community I don't feel bad for getting this one
wrong. Votes went to Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Tennessee and several
good tips on making her a female Blackpole. Rob Spears sent me a photo of a
very similar looking Blackpole, and I see on page 179 of Tom Stephenson and
Scott Whittle
s Warbler Guide that also looks very similar. I am confident that is
correct. Thanks again for all the input. It is fun to study these beautiful
warblers.
Bill Blauvelt

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bill Blauvelt 
Date: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:40 PM
Subject: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
To: Doug Hitchcox 


Can anyone tell me who this little guy/gal is with a grenish head? The ony
warblers I can think of with greeish head are Chestnut-sided and
Black-throted Green. My guess is the Black-throated Green, even though it
lacks the black throat and typicl facial features. Taken on Mohegan Island
May 23, 2016. It only stuck around long enough for one picture.

https://flic.kr/p/Hudyix

Thank you,
Bill Blauvelt
Portland, ME

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Subject: FOY cuckoo Cumberland
From: "Dave Cowan" <dcowan01 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 08:25:52 -0400
I first noticed a BBCU calling around our yard starting yesterday morning,
and he's calling again this morning.  Haven't tracked him down for a visual
yet (he always seems to be visiting the neighbors.!).  

 

Dave Cowan

Cumberland

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Subject: Re: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus AT meca.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 07:44:35 -0400
I'd put money on female chestnut-sided. Perhaps first-year. The second
statement I wouldn't stake money on.
Richard Garrigus
Will look forward to hearing about your trip.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Bill Blauvelt  wrote:

> Can anyone tell me who this little guy/gal is with a grenish head? The ony
> warblers I can think of with greeish head are Chestnut-sided and
> Black-throted Green. My guess is the Black-throated Green, even though it
> lacks the black throat and typicl facial features. Taken on Mohegan Island
> May 23, 2016. It only stuck around long enough for one picture.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/Hudyix
>
> Thank you,
> Bill Blauvelt
> Portland, ME
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Subject: Just want to share this photo
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 06:57:17 -0400
After a forced upload, against my will, windows 10 uploaded on my computer
causing loads of problems. Most, now solved. Most worrisome was my website
problems. Now solved...I hope...I'm testing my sharing component.....
Thanks for understanding, back to normal, I hope.

Last week at Essex St Marsh in Bangor:

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h7abcdba4#h7abcdba4



Cheers,
Dave

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Subject: No sign of Ancient Murrelet at Petit Manan on 5/24
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 06:28:18 -0400
Hello Maine Birders:

I was out on The Islander with Acadian Nature Cruises out of Bar Harbor
yesterday. We went to Petit Manan Island midday and I had Ancient Murrelet
on my mind but I did not pick one out. It was a bit foggy and we were in a
boat so we may have missed it but I didn't see it. Force of will was not
sufficient.

There was a subadult Peregrine Falcon out there and we watched it pluck an
unidentified lifeless Alcid off the water. Atlantic Puffin was my best
guess but...

Checklist of our sightings here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29895736

Good birding,
Eric
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Burlington, VT
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Subject: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Seth Davis <kd7gxf AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 02:39:16 -0700 (PDT)
I guess it could fit for a 1st year female Bay-breasted Warbler too, but the 
thing streaking on the breast seems more Blackpolly to me. 


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Subject: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Seth Davis <kd7gxf AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 02:32:56 -0700 (PDT)
Looks like a Blackpoll to me. Somewhat odd coloration for this time of year, 
but that'd be my guess. 


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Subject: RE: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 02:46:15 +0000
Tennessee warbler?  Looks possibly a little vireo-ish alternatively.

Sarah

Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 20:40:31 -0400
Subject: [Maine-birds] ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com

Can anyone tell me who this little guy/gal is with a grenish head? The ony 
warblers I can think of with greeish head are Chestnut-sided and Black-throted 
Green. My guess is the Black-throated Green, even though it lacks the black 
throat and typicl facial features. Taken on Mohegan Island May 23, 2016. It 
only stuck around long enough for one picture. 

https://flic.kr/p/Hudyix
Thank you,Bill BlauveltPortland, ME




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Subject: Re: Ancient Murrelet - Petit Manan
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:56:53 -0400
Jill Tengeres found the/a Ancient Murrelet at Petit Manan Island on 22 May 
2016. She reported that it continued around the island until early afternoon 
but was not found during their 5pm survey. Still no sign as of this morning but 
with more eyes looking it will hopefully turn up again. 


Here is a link to a couple photos from Jill: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29831694 


Good birding,


Doug Hitchcox

> On May 24, 2016, at 9:45 PM, Keenan Yakola  wrote:
> 
> Very little details to share here and I don't even know the exact date but, I 
talked with John Drury today and he got a secondhand report that some folks on 
Petit Manan Island saw presumably the same Ancient Murrelet just the other day. 
When I know more I will share it with you all... 

> 
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Subject: Ancient Murrelet - Petit Manan
From: Keenan Yakola <kyakola AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 18:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
Very little details to share here and I don't even know the exact date but, 
I talked with John Drury today and he got a secondhand report that some 
folks on Petit Manan Island saw presumably the same Ancient Murrelet just 
the other day. When I know more I will share it with you all... 

All the best,

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Subject: Re: No Ruff as of 2:42
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:23:43 -0400
Does anyone know where the Saltmarsh Sparrows have been see this year at
the Westkeag Marsh? I looked from the bridge yesterday with no luck.
Thanks,
Bill

On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Margaret Viens 
wrote:

>
> Apparently about a doz people were here this morning, 4 others here when I
> arrived at 12:50, and no one had seen it. We have tried from parking area,
> the channel by the road , out to the viewing platform and a couple people
> have walked into the marsh some. No luck anywhere obvious today.
>
> Good luck!
> Margaret Viens
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Subject: Swainson's Thrush - Roque Bluffs, May24
From: Carol Muth <suzmuth AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:15:37 -0400
At 4:00 a.m. the Swainson's Thrush singing it's sweet song.
And again, just after sunset, in heavy fog, in company with the Winter Wren
and a Yellow-rumped warbler.

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Subject: ID help for a warbler on Monhen
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 20:40:31 -0400
Can anyone tell me who this little guy/gal is with a grenish head? The ony
warblers I can think of with greeish head are Chestnut-sided and
Black-throted Green. My guess is the Black-throated Green, even though it
lacks the black throat and typicl facial features. Taken on Mohegan Island
May 23, 2016. It only stuck around long enough for one picture.

https://flic.kr/p/Hudyix

Thank you,
Bill Blauvelt
Portland, ME

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Subject: York County sightings (May 18-24)...
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 17:45:22 -0400
Here are some bird happenings from around (mostly) York County:

5/18 (Wednesday)
...13 *Purple Sandpipers* and a *Merlin* at east end of Biddeford Pool beach
...*Canada Warbler* and *Wilson's Warbler* at Southpoint Sanctuary,
Biddeford Pool
...singing *Grasshopper Sparrow* (FOY) on Maguire Rd., Kennebunk

5/19 (Thursday)
...*Blue-winged Warbler* near Batson River on Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport
...2 *Virginia Rails* and a singing *Blue-winged Warbler* at Laudholm Farm,
Wells

5/20 (Friday)
...13 *Northern Shovelers* and the continuing *RUFF* (Life Bird!) at
Weskeag Marsh, South Thomaston

5/21 (Saturday)
...4 *Swainson's Thrushes* and a *Lincoln's Sparrow* (FOY) at Timber Point
Trail, Biddeford
...migrating *Common Nighthawk* (FOY) over Guinea Rd., K'port

5/22 (Sunday)
...225+ *Double-crested Cormorants* (nesting colony on Bumpkin Island--best
viewed from parking area pull-off east of Walkers Point), 9 *Black-crowned
Night-Herons* (Bumpkin Island--best viewed from Cleaves Cove beach), 1
*Sora* (calling from marsh opposite Walkers Point), and 12+ *Purple
Sandpipers* (on rocks off Walkers Point) along Ocean Ave., K'port

5/23 (Monday)
...*Willow Flycatcher* (FOY) singing at Misty Harbor Resort, Mile Rd., Wells
...122+ *Least Terns* on docks in Wells Harbor
...12+ *Common Nighthawks* migrating over Guinea Rd., K'port

5/24 (Tuesday)
...at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells: *Blue-winged Warbler* and
drumming *Ruffed
Grouse* along the Muskie Trail; and *Hooded Merganser*, *Virginia Rail*, *Marsh
Wren* (FOY), and *Nelson's Sparrow* (FOY) from the Pilger Trail observation
deck

--Josh

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Subject: No Snowy Owl in Trenton
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 17:14:38 -0400
Hello Maine Birders:

I've checked the airport in Trenton three times in the last 24 hours and I
have not seen the Snowy Owl.

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Subject: Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: Janet Galle <Janetgalle AT gwi.net>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 14:52:10 -0400
I had a female boat-tailed grackle in St. Augustine in March (all shades of 
brown). Even the ranger didn't know what it was….thought I had a new 
species….for a while. Sibley set me straight. 



On May 24, 2016, at 1:56 PM, Rob O'Connell wrote:

> In that case, I would like to change my story. The juvenile Cardinal I 
mentioned earlier was a Pyrrhuloxia! (Just Kidding!) :-) Juvenile Northern 
Cardinal 

> 
> Given the number of Grackles there I had looked at that first but the tail 
seemed too short, and the eye too dark, cool to know they start that way. 

> For the record here are my shots. 
> Juvenile Common Grackle 1
> Juvenile Common Grackle 2
> 
> Another day, another lesson... 
> 
> Cheers, 
> Rob
> 
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM, Louis Bevier  wrote:
> Wishful thinking, but I applaud the choice! Juvenile Common Grackle is what 
you have there. The bill and tail will grow, eyes will lighten. The naked area 
around the eye might evoke baby Groove-billed Ani, but alas is normal for a 
fledgling grackle. 

> 
> Always better to post what you think it is than to wait and find out later 
one really did see a mega-rarity. No shame; only kudos. 

> 
> Louis
> 
> On May 24, 2016, at 12:26 PM, Bill Bunn  wrote:
> 
>> Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and 
photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we 
dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the bill 
seemed larger and thicker 

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Subject: Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: "Rob O'Connell" <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:56:40 -0400
In that case, I would like to change my story. The juvenile Cardinal I
mentioned earlier was a Pyrrhuloxia! (Just Kidding!)  :-) Juvenile Northern
Cardinal 

Given the number of Grackles there I had looked at that first but the tail
seemed too short, and the eye too dark, cool to know they start that way.
For the record here are my shots.
Juvenile Common Grackle 1 
Juvenile Common Grackle 2 

Another day, another lesson...

Cheers,
Rob

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM, Louis Bevier  wrote:

> Wishful thinking, but I applaud the choice! Juvenile Common Grackle is
> what you have there. The bill and tail will grow, eyes will lighten. The
> naked area around the eye might evoke baby Groove-billed Ani, but alas is
> normal for a fledgling grackle.
>
> Always better to post what you think it is than to wait and find out later
> one really did see a mega-rarity. No shame; only kudos.
>
> Louis
>
> On May 24, 2016, at 12:26 PM, Bill Bunn  wrote:
>
> Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and
> photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we
> dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the
> bill seemed larger and thicker
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Subject: Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 10:28:31 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the id's, added a little excitement on a rainy day!

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:26:50 PM UTC-4, Bill Bunn wrote:
>
> Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and 
> photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we 
> dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the 
> bill seemed larger and thicker
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Subject: Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 12:58:46 -0400
Wishful thinking, but I applaud the choice! Juvenile Common Grackle is what you 
have there. The bill and tail will grow, eyes will lighten. The naked area 
around the eye might evoke baby Groove-billed Ani, but alas is normal for a 
fledgling grackle. 


Always better to post what you think it is than to wait and find out later one 
really did see a mega-rarity. No shame; only kudos. 


Louis

> On May 24, 2016, at 12:26 PM, Bill Bunn  wrote:
> 
> Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and 
photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we 
dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the bill 
seemed larger and thicker 

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Subject: Re: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: "Rob O'Connell" <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 12:56:35 -0400
I looked at it briefly when I got home and the Bronzed Cowbird would have a
red eye. I was also mulling a young crow. I also saw a fledgling Northern
Cardinal there today so the time of year for the youngsters to add a
diagnostic wrinkle is here!

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:26 PM, Bill Bunn  wrote:

> Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and
> photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we
> dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the
> bill seemed larger and thicker
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Subject: Possible Bronzed Cowbird, Capisic Pond
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:26:50 -0700 (PDT)
Maybe wishful thinking on my part and just a Brown-headed, seen and 
photographed also by Rob O'Connell who first saw it, lousy light so we 
dismissed it as a Brown-headed, but the bird was very dark brown and the 
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Subject: Ruff photos?
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:12:17 +0000
Does anyone have any photos of the Ruff from last week that they would be 
willing to donate for use to go along with a column we are doing for the 
Boothbay Register? 


Jeff Wells

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Subject: This weekend - Downeast Spring Birding Festival!
From: "'Colin Brown' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
If anyone is looking for some excellent birding this weekend, head up to 
Washington County for the 13th Annual Downeast Spring Birding Festival! 
 The festival has grown significantly and runs from May 27 - 30.  For more 
information and a schedule of events, please visit www.downeastbirdfest.org. 
 Hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,
Colin

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Subject: White-faced Ibis in Falmouth
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 22:39:26 -0400
Hello Maine Birders:

I was at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm this afternoon with a group, hoping
to see the Little Egret. We dipped on the egret but scored a solid
consolation prize: White-faced Ibis.

The White-faced Ibis was with two Glossy Ibis, in the marsh off to the
right as you look out from the north meadow blind, around 3 p.m.

Good birding,
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Subject: Redstart Indeed
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:57:51 -0400
5/23 Finally saw a nice dark male Redstart with brilliant contrasting orange, 
and several non-males :-) 

CN west. 

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Subject: Free events on Monhegan Island this weekend and Bradbury Mtn Hawkwatch season in review.
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 19:32:17 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
I just wanted to take a moment to once again invite everyone to join us for a 
really special weekend on Monhegan, May 28 and 29th. "Birds on Tap - Monhegan!" 
will feature free events (open to the public and no registration necessary) on 
Saturday and Sunday featuring Birds & Beans bird-friendly coffee, Monhegan 
Brewing, The Trailing Yew, and Kenn and Kim Kaufman! We'll celebrate birds, 
bird conservation (especially the connection between the migrants we see on 
Monhegan and the decision we make that can protect them), and Maine's 
incredible offshore brewery. As if we needed another excuse to visit Monhegan 
in late May! 

This blog entry explains the event in a little more detail, and includes the 
schedule of 
events:https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/birds-on-tap-monhegan/ 

I also wanted to share my most recent blog that summarizes the 2016 Bradbury 
Mountain Spring Hawkwatch, with season totals and averages, and a little 
synthesis:https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/2016-bradbury-mountain-spring-hawkwatch-season-in-review/ 


Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing you on Monhegan this weekend!
-Derek
***************************************** Derek and Jeannette 
Lovitch Freeport Wild Bird Supply 541 Route One, Suite 10 Freeport, ME 
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Subject: Chuck-wills-widow report, Friendship
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 10:19:08 -0400
Ted Mohlie sent a good description of a Chuck-wills-widow flushed along Deaver 
Road in Friendship 21 May. Mid-late May is prime time for reports of this 
species overshooting into Maine (and one recently on Star Island, New 
Hampshire). There are at least 9 previous records for the state, plus a handful 
of second-hand reports. Nearly all are from coastal sites, with most records 
from 12 May to 3 June. This is a species reviewed by the Maine Bird Records 
Committee: 
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/official-list-of-maine-birds/cwwi 
 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: 18 spp warblers this am
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 09:42:24 -0400
Lars and I have seen 17 spp thus far.  Throw in Pat's Cerulean and that
makes 18 with more to come.  Singing Willow Flycatcher, etc... Very nice
morning.

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Subject: Great Horned Owls and Little Egret
From: Jim Toulouse <jwtmaine AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 05:51:21 -0700 (PDT)
Great Horned Owl and Owlette Portland Evergreen Cemetery 5/21/16 and the 
Little Egret at Audubon Falmouth, north blind on 5/22/16
http://www.pbase.com/jtoulouse/legomay2016

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Subject: RE: whippoorwill
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 08:22:07 -0400
Whippoorwill calling steadily in my yard right near my open window at 2:30 this 
morning; it has been over 15 years since one has been that close to my 
place-such a pleasure to hear-brightens up the summer even more! Sharon in West 
Kennebunk 


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Subject: [Maine-birds] whippoorwill

I was amazed to hear a whippoorwill singing in the Willard Beach area of South 
Portland this evening. 

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Subject: Cerulean Warbler
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 06:25:46 -0400
Burnt Hill on Monhegan now. Pat

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Subject: whippoorwill
From: "'Chris Corio' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 02:09:00 +0000 (UTC)
I was amazed to hear a whippoorwill singing in the Willard Beach area of South 
Portland this evening. 

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Subject: Re: One Morning on Monhegan, 5.22.16
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 21:51:56 -0400
We did get good looks at the Lark Sparrow under a feeder past Monhegan Brewery 
this morning. Life bird for me and Sally. A Lincoln Sparrow at the feeders 
across from the Trailing Yew was another highlight for us. 

Bill Blauvelt

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> On May 22, 2016, at 4:20 PM, Kristen Lindquist  wrote:
> 
> Last morning of my Monhegan weekend. Felt like many birds left the island 
last night, but there were still warblers to be found all over, including 
Magnolia, Bay-breasted, and Blackburnian for some color. 

> 
> Picked up my first Winter Wren of the weekend. 
> 
> Heard a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW singing at the edge of the Meadow (where one was 
seen yesterday). I believe the LARK SPARROW was seen this morning in the same 
place (below Matt and Mary Webber's feeder). 

> 
> Two male Scarlet Tanagers were reported, as well as the first non-robin 
thrush of the weekend: Veery, in the woods on the way to Pebble Beach (thanks, 
Jess, Lisa, Anne, and Robin!) 

> 
> BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was in the apple trees across from Elva's PO right 
before I left the island. 

> 
> Also, Chris Borg told me he had 2-3 White-winged Crossbills, including a 
singing male, in the woods on the way to Black Head yesterday, I believe. First 
crossbills I can recall being seen/heard out there for a few years. 

> 
> And a young deer mouse ran over my foot. 
> 
> That's all from me. Hope those lucky enough to still be out on the island 
will share what they're seeing! 

> 
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Subject: American Redstart - Cape Neddick (west)
From: Denise Johnson <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 17:04:14 -0700 (PDT)
Pretty sure I had an Amer Redstart way up in the oaks all afternoon. With 
the help of The Warbler Guide (Stephenson and Whittle) seems it is an 
immature male(bc it was non-stop singing).
Nailed the undertail with dark tail band and yellow.  

BTGreen, Pine, Blk&White, and maybe a Chestnut-side, immature.  Was 
awakened at sunrise and serenaded this evening by the sublime song of 
the Hermit Thrush - but I'm not positive it isn't a Wood thrush. Cornell 
says Wood thrush is uncommon here, but that's what they listed for the 
Indigo Bunting, "uncommon" - PHOTO ATTACHED.

Prairie Warbler up at Mt A.  Also a Rock Pidgeon!
May is aMayzing.

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Subject: One Morning on Monhegan, 5.22.16
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 16:20:58 -0400
Last morning of my Monhegan weekend. Felt like many birds left the island
last night, but there were still warblers to be found all over, including
Magnolia, Bay-breasted, and Blackburnian for some color.

Picked up my first Winter Wren of the weekend.

Heard a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW singing at the edge of the Meadow (where one
was seen yesterday). I believe the LARK SPARROW was seen this morning in
the same place (below Matt and Mary Webber's feeder).

Two male Scarlet Tanagers were reported, as well as the first non-robin
thrush of the weekend: Veery, in the woods on the way to Pebble Beach
(thanks, Jess, Lisa, Anne, and Robin!)

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was in the apple trees across from Elva's PO right
before I left the island.

Also, Chris Borg told me he had 2-3 White-winged Crossbills, including a
singing male, in the woods on the way to Black Head yesterday, I believe.
First crossbills I can recall being seen/heard out there for a few years.

And a young deer mouse ran over my foot.

That's all from me. Hope those lucky enough to still be out on the island
will share what they're seeing!

Kristen

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Subject: Brant-off Willard Beach SoPo
From: "Julie A. Krasne, DVM" <jkraz1984 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 16:18:47 -0400
A single Brant was seen off Willard Beach this morning. Still present at
1:30 PM.

Julie Krasne

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Subject: Re: Little Egret - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 5/22
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 15:01:54 -0400
Currently in close view at end of Providence Ave.

-Derek (with Gabriel Willow and NYC Audubon)

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> On May 22, 2016, at 1:59 PM, Doug Hitchcox  wrote:
> 
> The LITTLE EGRET is currently (1:50pm) in the marsh off the North Meadow at 
Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. 

> 
> Also an Orchard Oriole in the West Meadow. 
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> 
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Subject: Little Egret - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 5/22
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 13:59:26 -0400
The LITTLE EGRET is currently (1:50pm) in the marsh off the North Meadow at 
Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. 


Also an Orchard Oriole in the West Meadow. 

Good birding,


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Subject: indigo buntings and least flycatcher
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 13:12:59 -0400
I had a personal record four male indigo buntings in a friend's yard today
in N. Belgrade. I feel lucky when I see one per summer, so four in a day is
pretty amazing. They were hanging out in an area with old apple trees,
singing.

Closer to home in Sidney, the first least flycatcher was "singing" along
the Goodhue Road.

Yesterday a house wren appeared in my yard--only the second time ever--just
in time for a birdwalk I led for the girl scouts. We had 27 species all
together, though nothing unusual. The house wren was singing away this
morning still.

Still haven't seen a redstart around here...

Good birding,
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Subject: Photos Attachments
From: "Richard J. Duddy" <rjduddy AT rjduddy.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 12:33:03 -0400
Lately there have been several posts to Maine Bird containing photos.
I'd like to remind people that they should include links to a photo not
the photo itself. For those who have limited data plans, this can create
problems. Instead, learn how to use any of a number of free photograph
posting web sites and just include a link.  Flickr is a popular one with
many birders:

Thank you,
Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise

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Subject: Monhegan highlights, 5.21.16
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 21:20:50 -0400
Still loads of warblers around out here for another beautiful day on the
island. I finally caught up with Tennessee, Black-throated Blue, and Canada
today to bring my warbler tally up to 19. There's an Ovenbird out there
that wants to be #20, I think...

I lied when I said there were no flycatchers yesterday. There were quite a
few Eastern Kingbirds in the Meadow, and today an Eastern Wood-pewee was
singing all day behind the brewery. Donna reported a Least Flycatcher in
her yard; Pat Moynahan told me she saw a Least and a Traill's today, too.

Other highlights of the day:

Great Blue Heron - Jeremiah Trimble saw a flock of 10 land on Nigh Duck
Am. Woodcock - 1 doing its thing in, we think, the cemetery. Can't get
enough of them.
Virginia Rail - 1 calling Meadow tonight
Cedar Waxwings - 20+
Warbling Vireo - 3
Philadelphia Vireo - 1-2, seen by several people but not me
LARK SPARROW - 1 under Matt and Mary Webber's bird feeder, seen by many
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - 1+ individuals seen in a few different spots (alas,
not by me, but not for lack of trying)
Indigo Bunting - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1 female

I think I'm forgetting some stuff, but you get the idea. Good times.

Kristen



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Subject: Re: Monhegan, 5.20.16
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 16:13:17 -0700 (PDT)
Great list. I had a first ever Least Flycatcher in my yard that day. Took 
me a while to figure out what it was.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:58:13 PM UTC-4, Kristen Lindquist wrote:
>
> Man, what a day to be out on the island! Beautiful weather, smooth trip 
> out, and warblers to be found. Nothing overly dramatic or unusual, but nice 
> pockets of birds all over, on a perfect sunny day.
>
> Several people who have been out here for a few days told me they had 
> tallied 19 warbler species. We had 16 today, including several 
> Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Cape May (drab first spring bird), lots of 
> Blackpolls (FOY for me), and N. Waterthrush singing. Dipped on Ovenbird, 
> Black-throated Blue, and Tennessee (reported this morning by Pat Moynahan). 
>
> Other highlights include:
> Surf Scoter - 3 seen from boat in Port Clyde harbor
> Razorbill - 1 seen from boat right outside Port Clyde harbor
> C. Murre - 3 seen from boat as we approached Monhegan (alas, not by me, 
> being short and on the wrong side of the boat; would have been a new island 
> bird for me)
> Green Heron - 1 at the Ice Pond
> Sora - at least 3 calling tonight in the Meadow
> Am. Woodcock - at least 2 males doing their sky dance tonight by the light 
> of the almost-full moon, up by the lighthouse/ball field
> Common Tern - several seen from boat
> Merlin - 1
> House Wren - 1
> Brown Thrasher - 2
> Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
> Indigo Bunting - 1 
> Scarlet Tanager - 1 female
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak - several 
> Many Baltimore and 1 - 2 Orchard Orioles
> Bobolink - several singing, a favorite
>
> Interestingly, no flycatchers, no thrushes besides Am. Robin, no vireos. 
> Tomorrow?
>
> Kristen
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Re: Monhegan, 5.20.16
From: Donna Cundy <dkcundy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 16:07:19 -0700 (PDT)

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:58:13 PM UTC-4, Kristen Lindquist wrote:
>
> Man, what a day to be out on the island! Beautiful weather, smooth trip 
> out, and warblers to be found. Nothing overly dramatic or unusual, but nice 
> pockets of birds all over, on a perfect sunny day.
>
> Several people who have been out here for a few days told me they had 
> tallied 19 warbler species. We had 16 today, including several 
> Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Cape May (drab first spring bird), lots of 
> Blackpolls (FOY for me), and N. Waterthrush singing. Dipped on Ovenbird, 
> Black-throated Blue, and Tennessee (reported this morning by Pat Moynahan). 
>
> Other highlights include:
> Surf Scoter - 3 seen from boat in Port Clyde harbor
> Razorbill - 1 seen from boat right outside Port Clyde harbor
> C. Murre - 3 seen from boat as we approached Monhegan (alas, not by me, 
> being short and on the wrong side of the boat; would have been a new island 
> bird for me)
> Green Heron - 1 at the Ice Pond
> Sora - at least 3 calling tonight in the Meadow
> Am. Woodcock - at least 2 males doing their sky dance tonight by the light 
> of the almost-full moon, up by the lighthouse/ball field
> Common Tern - several seen from boat
> Merlin - 1
> House Wren - 1
> Brown Thrasher - 2
> Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
> Indigo Bunting - 1 
> Scarlet Tanager - 1 female
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak - several 
> Many Baltimore and 1 - 2 Orchard Orioles
> Bobolink - several singing, a favorite
>
> Interestingly, no flycatchers, no thrushes besides Am. Robin, no vireos. 
> Tomorrow?
>
> Kristen
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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>
> "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." 
> --Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
>
>

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Subject: Re: Bird ID help
From: "Ron Looker" <rlooker AT columbus.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 16:03:36 -0400
Thanks for everyone’s help. It was unanimous that it was a long-tailed duck. 
I have one more picture, but it’s a little grainy. Thanks again. 


From: Ron Looker 
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:13 PM
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com 
Subject: Bird ID help

Hello all,

I was in Kennebunk last weekend for the marathon and managed to get a little 
birding in. I have a couple pictures of a bird I was unable to identify and was 
hoping someone could help. This is not something I’ve seen before in Ohio. 
Thanks in advance. 


Ron 

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Subject: Indigo continues CN
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 15:00:36 -0400
Still being seen in my yard, west of turnpike behind Ogunquit, 5/21. 

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Subject: No Ruff as of 2:42
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 14:48:06 -0400
Apparently about a doz people were here this morning, 4 others here when I 
arrived at 12:50, and no one had seen it. We have tried from parking area, the 
channel by the road , out to the viewing platform and a couple people have 
walked into the marsh some. No luck anywhere obvious today. 


Good luck!
Margaret Viens

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Subject: Ruff
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 12:01:31 -0400
As of 10 am no Ruff-
Skip Small

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Subject: Any sign of Ruff today?
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 09:54:12 -0400
Heading back to ME after being gone a week. Has the Ruff been spotted this 
morning? 


Thx
Margaret Viens

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Subject: White-faced ibis at Capisic pond in Portland.
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 07:51:49 -0400
Was watching ibis and sandpipers at the capisic pond near the mud flats when 25 
more flew in. along with them was one white faced ibis. 


Thanks, 
Rob O'Connell

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Subject: Ruddy Turnstones and Upland Sandpipers
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 05:20:25 -0400
Yesterday morning we were with Joel Wilcox and Sandy Fairbanks (birders
from Cherryfield) and we searched for the Upland Sandpipers in Columbia and
Jonesport.  They were there - but we didn't see as many birds at the old
navy station in Columbia as last year.

We also looked for shorebirds in the Addison salt ponds and at the public
boat landing.  At the boat landing we saw, across the river on the mud
banks at high tide, 130+ Black-bellied Plover, 10+ Semipalmated Plover, 3
Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 3 Ruddy Turnstones.  The Ruddy Turnstones were
a first for us at this spot.

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington

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Subject: Bird ID help
From: "Ron Looker" <rlooker AT columbus.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 22:13:44 -0400
Hello all,

I was in Kennebunk last weekend for the marathon and managed to get a little 
birding in. I have a couple pictures of a bird I was unable to identify and was 
hoping someone could help. This is not something I’ve seen before in Ohio. 
Thanks in advance. 


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Subject: Monhegan, 5.20.16
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 21:58:11 -0400
Man, what a day to be out on the island! Beautiful weather, smooth trip
out, and warblers to be found. Nothing overly dramatic or unusual, but nice
pockets of birds all over, on a perfect sunny day.

Several people who have been out here for a few days told me they had
tallied 19 warbler species. We had 16 today, including several
Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Cape May (drab first spring bird), lots of
Blackpolls (FOY for me), and N. Waterthrush singing. Dipped on Ovenbird,
Black-throated Blue, and Tennessee (reported this morning by Pat Moynahan).

Other highlights include:
Surf Scoter - 3 seen from boat in Port Clyde harbor
Razorbill - 1 seen from boat right outside Port Clyde harbor
C. Murre - 3 seen from boat as we approached Monhegan (alas, not by me,
being short and on the wrong side of the boat; would have been a new island
bird for me)
Green Heron - 1 at the Ice Pond
Sora - at least 3 calling tonight in the Meadow
Am. Woodcock - at least 2 males doing their sky dance tonight by the light
of the almost-full moon, up by the lighthouse/ball field
Common Tern - several seen from boat
Merlin - 1
House Wren - 1
Brown Thrasher - 2
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
Indigo Bunting - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1 female
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - several
Many Baltimore and 1 - 2 Orchard Orioles
Bobolink - several singing, a favorite

Interestingly, no flycatchers, no thrushes besides Am. Robin, no vireos.
Tomorrow?

Kristen





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Subject: new arrivals
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 00:15:01 +0000
Barn Swallow back this am surveying the farm. Also, at some point this week 
Catbirds returned. 

Center Montville


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Subject: Mt A Summit 6:45pm
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:01:19 -0400
Standing near the lodge facing east: I'm hearing a Prairie Warbler to my left, 
Barred Owl to my right and deeper down the summit past the south radio tower. 

And here's an Indigo Bunting atop the scrub - gray birches and oak re growth.
Bluebirds,Tree Swallows, Robins, Phoebes (with nest east side of lodge), 
Chipping Sparrows ... report that visitors from Canada said they saw a Scarlet 
Tanager and Indigo Bunting around noon-ish. 


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Subject: I Bunting Mt A
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:06:51 -0400
It's a fledgling! Clear song, but then doing the fluttering wings begging! 
Could this be? 

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Subject: Additional Highlights This Week and New Arrivals, 5/14-20
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:28:18 -0400
Hi all,
Some more sightings of note for me over the past seven days included the 
following: 

- 1 pair LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES nest-building, West Poland, 5/16 (with 
Jeannette; photos). 

- 1 pair NORTHERN SHOVELERS, Pelreco Marsh, Scarborough Marsh, 5/17 (with 
Jeannette). 

- 2 Yellow-throated Vireos, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and 15 species of 
warblers, Morgan Meadow WMA, Raymond, 5/20. 


And my personal first-of-years this week also included:
- 1 Great-crested Flycatcher, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 5/14 (with Saturday 
Morning Birdwalk group). 

- 1 Green Heron, Florida Lake Park, 5/14 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk 
group). 

- 37 Semipalmated Plovers, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 5/17 (with 
Jeannette). 

- 12 Semipalmated Sandpipers, Eastern Road, 5/17 (with Jeannette).
- 15 Least Terns, Eastern Road Trail, 5/17 (with Jeannette).
- 13+ Short-billed Dowitchers, various locations, Scarborough Marsh, 5/17 (with 
Jeannette). 

- 1 Alder Flycatcher, Florida Lake Park, 5/19 (with clients).
- 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee, Morgan Meadow WMA, 5/20.
- 1 Blackpoll Warbler, Morgan Meadow WMA, 5/20.
- 1 American Bittern (finally!), Merrill Road, Pownal, 5/20.

- And here's Jeannette's photo of the adult HUDSONIAN GODWIT we found at Pine 
Point on Tuesday: 


https://www.facebook.com/Freeportwildbird/photos/a.1200342509995701.1073741849.198877036808925/1289607321069219/?type=3&theater 


-Derek


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Subject: Re: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 19:23:56 -0400
Still there at day's end but very far out. Better view from the observation 
deck down the trail to the right. When we left around 6:30 or so it was 
hunkered down with just its head visible occasionally. 


Thanks, 
Rob O'Connell

> On May 20, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Fyn Kynd  wrote:
> 
> The bird was seen at 1:30pm today about a half mile out into the marsh. 
> 
> Good birding,
> Fyn 
> 
>> On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:25:23 AM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>> Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag marsh 
this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning. 

>> 
>> Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review
>> 
>> 1) Directions
>> The area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the Thomaston/South 
Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This is south/east of 
Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side (one’s right) as 
you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is are just down the 
road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the coordinates for 
the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W 

>> 
>> This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156) shows the spot in eBird. 
Clicking on the map at the upper right will show the location, and the box that 
shows has a link for directions (link to Google maps with coordinates above). 

>> 
>> 2) Ruff is a review species in Maine
>> The Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff to its review list for records 
from 2000 onward. The species was much more regular in the Northeast generally 
from the late 1970s through early 1990s but has become quite scarce since then. 
There is, however, an uptick in occurrences over the past few years. Please 
consider adding your descriptions and photos to eBird and sending those notes 
or your own separate description and photos to our Secretary, Becky Marvil 
(link here: 
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form). 

>> 
>> Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds like 
this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds generally 
smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look carefully at this 
bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. Here are mine from 
yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412 

>> 
>> Louis Bevier
>> Fairfield
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Subject: Ruff
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 18:09:24 -0400
As of 6 pm Ruff still seen but 300 yards into the marsh- He flew along with two 
Greater Yellow legs- tuckered down along narrow canal- 

Skip Small 
Rockport

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Subject: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 14:23:59 -0700 (PDT)
The bird was seen at 1:30pm today about a half mile out into the marsh. 

Good birding,
Fyn 

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:25:23 AM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>
> Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag 
> marsh this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning.
>
> Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review
>
> 1) Directions
> The area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the Thomaston/South 
> Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This is south/east 
> of Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side (one’s 
> right) as you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is are 
> just down the road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the 
> coordinates for the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W
>
> This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156) shows the spot in 
> eBird. Clicking on the map at the upper right will show the location, and 
> the box that shows has a link for directions (link to Google maps with 
> coordinates above).
>
> 2) Ruff is a review species in Maine
> The Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff to its review list for records 
> from 2000 onward. The species was much more regular in the Northeast 
> generally from the late 1970s through early 1990s but has become quite 
> scarce since then. There is, however, an uptick in occurrences over the 
> past few years. Please consider adding your descriptions and photos to 
> eBird and sending those notes or your own separate description and photos 
> to our Secretary, Becky Marvil (link here: 
> https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form
> ).
>
> Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
> stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
> male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds 
> like this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds 
> generally smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look 
> carefully at this bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. 
> Here are mine from yesterday: 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412
>
> Louis Bevier
> Fairfield
>

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Subject: Timber Point
From: Ken DiBiccari <kendibiccari AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 11:47:18 -0700 (PDT)
It was a good morning at Timber Point in Biddeford today.  A nice variety 
of warblers and a Sapsucker on the way out to the parking area.

I posted some of todays warblers on my flickr page if you would like to see 
some.

Cheers.........Ken DiBiccari


https://www.flickr.com/gp/131910334 AT N03/82d92x

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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (20 May 2016) 5 Raptors
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 18:17:36 +0000 (UTC)


Trying for kites...  
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: May 20, 2016 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Turkey Vulture | 0 | 0 | 260 |
| Osprey | 0 | 63 | 513 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 9 | 68 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 9 | 132 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 2 | 78 | 746 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 1 | 6 | 70 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 0 | 1 | 75 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 1 | 282 | 2124 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 0 | 7 | 245 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 0 | 16 | 429 |
| Merlin | 1 | 15 | 77 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 0 | 1 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 0 | 6 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 1 | 13 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 0 | 4 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 3 | 24 |
| Total: | 5 | 491 | 4790 |




| Observation start time:  | 10:15:00  |
| Observation end time:  | 12:15:00  |
| Total observation time:  | 2 hours |
| Official Counter | Derek Lovitch |
| Observers:  |  |



Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, warm, and light westerly to variable winds. Itseemed 
like a good day to head up for a couple of hours to look for kites! 


Raptor Observations:
Local Broad-winged Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, and Turkey Vultures were 
veryevident, with all five counted migrant raptors being immature, as expected. 


Non-raptor Observations:
Other species deemed migrating: 7 Barn Swallows 3 Tree Swallows 1 
Double-crested Cormorant 1 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 
Bobolink 


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



   

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Subject: Indigo Bunting CN
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 14:05:16 -0400
5/20/16 2:00pm Merlin App tells me it's "rare" to see one here and I haven't 
seen one in my yard for like 30 years. Still, I have plenty of photos bc he was 
feeding on the ground below the bird feeders. Happy day. 


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Subject: Re: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Stan DeOrsey <jsmd AT att.net>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 13:39:48 -0400
Was still there at noon, easily seen from the parking lot. Scope helps. 
Still with Yellowlegs.

On 5/20/2016 12:47 PM, Jeff Cherry wrote:
>
> The was still there when I left at 11:00 AM.
>
> *From:*maine-birds AT googlegroups.com 
> [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] *On Behalf Of *Rob O'Connell
> *Sent:* Friday, May 20, 2016 12:35 PM
> *To:* Maine birds 
> *Subject:* [Maine-birds] Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday 
> morning
>
> Hey all, I was thinking of heading up this afternoon and would 
> appreciate any updates positive or negative about the RUFF. Last eBird 
> record was from 9AM today so hoping it hasn't decided to head off in 
> the interim.
>
> Cheers and good birding to all!
>

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Subject: RE: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Jeff Cherry <jeff AT cherrygallery.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:47:52 -0400
The was still there when I left at 11:00 AM.

 

From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On 
Behalf Of Rob O'Connell 

Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 12:35 PM
To: Maine birds 
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning

 

Hey all, I was thinking of heading up this afternoon and would appreciate any 
updates positive or negative about the RUFF. Last eBird record was from 9AM 
today so hoping it hasn't decided to head off in the interim. 


 

Cheers and good birding to all!

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:25:23 AM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:

Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag marsh 
this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning. 


 

Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review

 

1) Directions

The area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the Thomaston/South 
Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This is south/east of 
Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side (one’s right) as 
you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is are just down the 
road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the coordinates for 
the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W 


 

This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156) shows the spot in eBird. 
Clicking on the map at the upper right will show the location, and the box that 
shows has a link for directions (link to Google maps with coordinates above). 


 

2) Ruff is a review species in Maine

The Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff to its review list for records from 
2000 onward. The species was much more regular in the Northeast generally from 
the late 1970s through early 1990s but has become quite scarce since then. 
There is, however, an uptick in occurrences over the past few years. Please 
consider adding your descriptions and photos to eBird and sending those notes 
or your own separate description and photos to our Secretary, Becky Marvil 
(link here: 
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form). 


 

Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds like 
this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds generally 
smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look carefully at this 
bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. Here are mine from 
yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412 


 

Louis Bevier

Fairfield

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Subject: Re: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 09:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
Hey all, I was thinking of heading up this afternoon and would appreciate 
any updates positive or negative about the RUFF. Last eBird record was from 
9AM today so hoping it hasn't decided to head off in the interim. 

Cheers and good birding to all!

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:25:23 AM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>
> Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag 
> marsh this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning.
>
> Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review
>
> 1) Directions
> The area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the Thomaston/South 
> Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This is south/east 
> of Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side (one’s 
> right) as you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is are 
> just down the road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the 
> coordinates for the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W
>
> This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156) shows the spot in 
> eBird. Clicking on the map at the upper right will show the location, and 
> the box that shows has a link for directions (link to Google maps with 
> coordinates above).
>
> 2) Ruff is a review species in Maine
> The Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff to its review list for records 
> from 2000 onward. The species was much more regular in the Northeast 
> generally from the late 1970s through early 1990s but has become quite 
> scarce since then. There is, however, an uptick in occurrences over the 
> past few years. Please consider adding your descriptions and photos to 
> eBird and sending those notes or your own separate description and photos 
> to our Secretary, Becky Marvil (link here: 
> https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form
> ).
>
> Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
> stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
> male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds 
> like this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds 
> generally smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look 
> carefully at this bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. 
> Here are mine from yesterday: 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412
>
> Louis Bevier
> Fairfield
>

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Subject: Gardiner Tennessee Warbler
From: Allison Wells <awells AT nrcm.org>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 14:06:56 +0000
This morning, a TEWA singing loudly in our yard.

Allison and Jeff Wells

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On May 20, 2016, at 7:54 AM, Rich MacDonald 
> 
wrote: 


Don Lima just texted me that he had the Trenton Snowy Owl this morning. And, 
like Craig Kesselheim, I had it last night (a photo is available at 
www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryCenter). 



Richard MacDonald
The Natural History Center
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Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207/266-9461
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Subject: RE: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 12:45:25 +0000
excellent! Might try for it after work today. I understand visibility is best 
from the road not the trail platform? 

Sarah

From: lrbevier AT colby.edu
Subject: [Maine-birds] Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 07:25:15 -0400
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com

Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag marsh 
this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning. 

Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review
1) DirectionsThe area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the 
Thomaston/South Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This 
is south/east of Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side 
(one’s right) as you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is 
are just down the road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the 
coordinates for the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W 

This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156) shows the spot in eBird. 
Clicking on the map at the upper right will show the location, and the box that 
shows has a link for directions (link to Google maps with coordinates above). 

2) Ruff is a review species in MaineThe Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff 
to its review list for records from 2000 onward. The species was much more 
regular in the Northeast generally from the late 1970s through early 1990s but 
has become quite scarce since then. There is, however, an uptick in occurrences 
over the past few years. Please consider adding your descriptions and photos to 
eBird and sending those notes or your own separate description and photos to 
our Secretary, Becky Marvil (link here: 
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form). 

Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds like 
this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds generally 
smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look carefully at this 
bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. Here are mine from 
yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412 

Louis BevierFairfield




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Subject: Trenton Snowy Owl continues!
From: Rich MacDonald <rich AT thenaturalhistorycenter.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 07:54:36 -0400
Don Lima just texted me that he had the Trenton Snowy Owl this morning. And,
like Craig Kesselheim, I had it last night (a photo is available at
www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryCenter).


Richard MacDonald
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Subject: Ruff at Weskeag Marsh continues, Friday morning
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 07:25:15 -0400
Don Reimer called to report the RUFF is in the front pools at Weskeag marsh 
this morning. I’m sure the light on the bird makes it stunning. 


Two things: directions and Maine Bird Records Committee review

1) Directions
The area of marsh is viewed from Buttermilk Lane at the Thomaston/South 
Thomaston border (most of the marsh in the latter town). This is south/east of 
Route 1. There is on obvious pull-out on the southwest side (one’s right) as 
you head down Buttermilk Lane. The pools where the bird is are just down the 
road where the creek channel crosses the road. These are the coordinates for 
the parking area: 44°04'44.5"N 69°08'30.1"W 


This link (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L450156 
) shows the spot in eBird. Clicking on 
the map at the upper right will show the location, and the box that shows has a 
link for directions (link to Google maps with coordinates above). 


2) Ruff is a review species in Maine
The Maine Bird Records Committee added Ruff to its review list for records from 
2000 onward. The species was much more regular in the Northeast generally from 
the late 1970s through early 1990s but has become quite scarce since then. 
There is, however, an uptick in occurrences over the past few years. Please 
consider adding your descriptions and photos to eBird and sending those notes 
or your own separate description and photos to our Secretary, Becky Marvil 
(link here: 
https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/rare-bird-report-form 
). 


Every little bit adds to our knowledge of birds, even if something is as 
stunning and “easy” to identify as a male Ruff in breeding plumage. This 
male is a smaller male and may be a younger aged adult. Rufous maned birds like 
this one are typically mid-sized individuals, with black maned birds generally 
smaller and white maned birds larger. Take the time to look carefully at this 
bird and take some notes. It’s a pure joy to watch him. Here are mine from 
yesterday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29776412 
 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: Trenton Snowy Owl -- last evening
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016 05:58:41 -0400
Hi all -- Driving home to MDI last night, I passed the Bar Harbor airport's
Snowy Owl perched atop a light pole or radio antenna. Directly across from
the entrance to Trenton Elementary School. About 8:10 pm.

Best,
Craig K

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Subject: Re: Re: Where to bird at Rachel Carson NWR?
From: Scott Richardson <scott.xot AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 20:05:37 -0400
On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Rob O'Connell 
wrote:

> Laudholm Farm in Wells is another great location with varied terrain from
> surf to turf with great trails.
> Technically I am not sure if it is part of the RCNWR, but it can be quite
> productive.
>

"Laudholm Farm" is both a misnomer and an accurate label. The campus of
buildings and much of the upland area known as Laudholm are part of the
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, which also encompasses some
Rachel Carson NWR property (loosely, the salt marshes of Wells) and some
state land (loosely, Laudholm Beach, some bordering uplands, and submerged
lands). The "Laudholm" portion is (loosely, again) Town of Wells.
Altogether, the Wells Reserve covers about 2,250 acres of protected land
and water, and is managed as a public-private partnership by the Reserve
Management Authority, which itself holds a small number of acres. The vast
majority of its funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration and the local nonprofit Laudholm Trust.

Yeah, it's confusing. But the birding is great and we're lucky to have
access to much of it. The bird list holds 280 species (239 for eBird
hotspot Laudholm Farm): http://www.wellsreserve.org/stewardship/flora_fauna.

Scott Richardson
Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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Subject: Re: Re: Where to bird at Rachel Carson NWR?
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 18:53:52 -0400
Laudholm Farm in Wells is another great location with varied terrain from surf 
to turf with great trails. 

http://www.wellsreserve.org 
Technically I am not sure if it is part of the RCNWR, but it can be quite 
productive. 


Thanks, 
Rob O'Connell

> On May 19, 2016, at 5:41 PM, brad woodward  wrote:
> 
> Like any birding spot, Timber Point can be great or quiet. You just never 
know, but it's one of the most reliable spots for warblers in York County. 
Coming from Biddeford turn left on Granite Point Rd. off of Rt. 9 in Biddeford. 
Keep bearing right. You will come to a spot where the pavement ends and there 
are about 6 parking spots there. Walk along the dirt road that leads along the 
cove. When you come to a fork, keep right and past a gate. That's the most 
reliable stretch. You can also continue about half a mile. Where the road is 
chained off (no pubic access out to the former Ewing home), take the trail to 
the right that leads out to the point on the open ocean. Good luck! 

> 
>> On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:13:54 PM UTC-4, Brendan wrote:
>> I have the day off tomorrow and am thinking about heading down to Rachel 
Carson NWR. I'd primarily be interested in migrants (warblers) and also seeing 
the white eyed vireo people have been seeing. Is there a recommended parking 
place or particular trail where I should start? The NWR seems spread over a 
large area so I'm unsure of where to head. Any help is appreciated! 

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