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3 Sep serious nocturnal migration that might land along the coast [Peter Vickery ]
3 Sep Great Egret ["'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" ]
3 Sep Yellow-headed Blackbird [Seth Benz ]
2 Sep More Merlins over Flat Bay [Merle and Anne Archie ]
2 Sep Red Crossbills, SW Harbor on MDI [Craig Kesselheim ]
2 Sep Bittern [Richard Harris Podolsky ]
2 Sep ovenbird [Chuck barnes ]
2 Sep Green-winged teals at Essex St [David Small ]
2 Sep Re: Re: Bats [Logan Parker ]
2 Sep Re: Re: Bats [Peter Vickery ]
2 Sep Re: Bats [Logan Parker ]
2 Sep Re: Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/1. [Stella Walsh ]
1 Sep Re: Sandhill Cranes Messalonskee Marsh [Marianne Taylor ]
1 Sep Bittern ["'Wnder' via Maine birds" ]
1 Sep Re: Bats [Logan Parker ]
1 Sep Re: Bats...or not! [Logan Parker ]
1 Sep Sandhill Cranes Messalonskee Marsh [Marianne Taylor ]
1 Sep Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/1. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
1 Sep Re: Bats...or not! ["'Pete Darling' via Maine birds" ]
1 Sep RE: Bats...or not! [Robin R Robinson ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Ellen Campbell ]
31 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper this evening [Lena Moser ]
31 Aug Falcon aerial acrobatics over Flat Bay and other sightings! [Merle and Anne Archie ]
31 Aug Biddeford Pool: Buff-breasted Sandpiper [Josh Fecteau ]
31 Aug Bats [Julia Hanauer-Milne ]
31 Aug RE: 1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year. [Sharon F. ]
31 Aug While on the subject of Bats [Stella Walsh ]
31 Aug 1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year. [David Doubleday ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! ["Boots." ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Lynn Havsall ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! []
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Maggie Strickland ]
31 Aug Re: Black NOT Juvenile turkey vulture [Louis Bevier ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Jim Bright ]
31 Aug Buff breasted Sandpiper ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Margaret Viens ]
31 Aug Re: Bats...or not! [Ralph Eldridge ]
31 Aug Black or Juvenile turkey vulture [David Small ]
31 Aug Buff Breasted Sandpiper ["'Leon Mooney' via Maine birds" ]
30 Aug Bats...or not! [rob speirs ]
30 Aug Western Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper [Brendan McKay ]
30 Aug Re: Eustis-gray jay [Louis Bevier ]
30 Aug Eustis-gray jay [David Small ]
30 Aug Kennebunk-Biddeford, 8/30 (3 WESA, BASA, BLSC, WWSC, RBME ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Sandhill Cranes in Plymouth [Caoimhin Mc Riada ]
29 Aug Western Sandpipers, Scarborough Marsh [Joe Scott ]
29 Aug Western Sandpiper Pine Point Scarborough ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Re: Golden Swamp Warbler ["'wihakowi' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Western Sandpiper at Seawall Beach in Phippsburg [Gordon Smith ]
29 Aug Sabine's gull continues near Eastport [Chris Bartlett ]
29 Aug World Shorebird Day/ Global Counting is just a week away [Charles Duncan ]
29 Aug Western Sandpiper at Timber Point in Biddeford ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Little green heron ["'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" ]
29 Aug Re: Golden Swamp Warbler [Bill Blauvelt ]
28 Aug Re: Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28 ["'Pete Darling' via Maine birds" ]
28 Aug 8 whimbrels in Phippsburg [Kimberly Ridley ]
28 Aug Re: Golden Swamp Warbler ["'wihakowi' via Maine birds" ]
28 Aug Re: Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
28 Aug Long Island Casco bay ["'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" ]
28 Aug Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
28 Aug J Stilt Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper and Wilson's Phalarope at Popham Beach [Peter Vickery ]
28 Aug Golden Swamp Warbler [panteradeath666 ]
28 Aug Brant continues at Phillips Cove, Cape Neddick [Tom Olson ]
28 Aug Interesting tern [Patricia Moynahan ]
28 Aug MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
27 Aug Least Sandpiper ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
27 Aug Sabine's gull, etc, Deer Island Point, NB [Chris Bartlett ]
27 Aug Empty and lonely Flat Bay mudflats!! [Merle and Anne Archie ]
27 Aug Weskeag Marsh today -- S-b Dowitchers and a Peregrine [Craig Kesselheim ]
27 Aug Biddeford: Caspian Tern... [Josh Fecteau ]
27 Aug Common Nighthawks - Portland [Brendan McKay ]
27 Aug Sandy Point Morning Flight, 8/27 (17 spp warblers, DICK, BGGN). ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
27 Aug Sandhill Cranes at Carlton Pond [tom A ]
27 Aug Brant! Phillips Cove, Shore Road, Cape Neddick [Tom Olson ]
27 Aug Broad-winged pair Cape Neddick [Denise Johnson ]
27 Aug MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]

Subject: serious nocturnal migration that might land along the coast
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:25:38 -0400
There’s a heavy flight tonight but given that the cold front won’t pass 
through coastal Maine entirely by morning - well, could be interesting. Worth 
checking out local patches. 


Best,

Peter

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Subject: Great Egret
From: "'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:04:38 -0400
Great Egret in beaver pond on Long Island,Casco Bay.
H.L.Do

Sent from my iPad
Novan

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Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird
From: Seth Benz <stbenz22 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 07:26:09 -0300
Found in marsh edge vegetation on Lubec flats.
From Bar Rd access to beach walk south about half way.
Female was feeding and sheltered in substantive giant cow-parsnip patch.
Seen by birding group with Bob Duchesne.

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Subject: More Merlins over Flat Bay
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 19:50:02 -0400
Did anyone else see more Merlins than usual today??

This morning just as we poured our cups of coffee we heard a familiar
"kek-kek-kek" and rushed to the windows to see *four *Merlins frolicking in
the cottonwood and spruce trees just north of our house (all birds were
either females or immatures).  They swooped and soared and called and flew
back and forth in front of our house - often at eye level to us as we
watched from the deck.  They stayed about 25 minutes.  We had to reheat our
coffee, but that was a small cost to see such wonderful birds.

Later in the day - around 2:30pm, two Merlins flew over our house heading
south at a smart clip....

Anne Archie
Harrington, ME

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Subject: Red Crossbills, SW Harbor on MDI
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 19:20:31 -0400
Hi all -- on a morning walk through my town (Southwest Harbor) I heard and
saw 5 Red Crossbills flyover. First sighting in many moons, so to speak. A
harbinger of winter?

Craig K

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Subject: Bittern
From: Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:21:13 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Lucy -

I saw more bitterns this spring than in the past 10 years!! Such a cool bird!! 
Have you heard that they are increasing at all? 


Best - Richard 

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Subject: ovenbird
From: Chuck barnes <cbarnes1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:37:53 -0700 (PDT)
Great pond Cape Elizabeth was busy with many fly by flocks of D.C. 
Cormorants
50-60 tree swallows skimming the water
Great Blue Heron
Wood duck
Yellow warbler
Pine warbler
R.W.blackbirds
Grackles are gone south
Killdeer
Willet
not to many ducks on the pond yet, but its great to see the birds on the 
move

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Subject: Green-winged teals at Essex St
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:48:43 -0400
​Greetings;

Essex St had on display, great egrets, great blue heron, several green
herons, several mallards, a couple of catbirds, etc. The green-winged teals
were most accommodating as well as a solitary sandpiper.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h55ef213f#h55ef213f

Cheers,
Dave

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Subject: Re: Re: Bats
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:43:45 -0700 (PDT)
Peter, 

There is something so exciting about listening to the echolocating calls of 
bats in real time, isn't there? I haven't splurged on an Echo Meter Touch 
of my own yet (I've been borrowing one from UMaine), but I certainly intend 
to. There are more expensive acoustic analysis technologies out there, but 
I doubt it any are as user-friendly as this device. 

I know exactly what you mean about the Silver-haired bats. They were, by 
far, the most numerous species I encountered in my surveying efforts around 
the state. Big browns were a close second. I'll be making every effort to 
hit new habitat and seeking out some of the more elusive species over the 
next month. 

Glad to hear others are enjoying this technology as much as I am!

Logan


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Subject: Re: Re: Bats
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:19:28 -0400
To follow up on Logan’s message. In July I was an instructor on Hog Island 
and a camper had a small bat detector that fit on the end of her iPad and she 
detected 5 species of bat the first night!: Hoary, Silver-haired, Eastern Red, 
Big and Little Browns. I was astonished. 


Once home I purchased the same detector from Wildlife Acoustics:

http://wildlifeacoustics.com/products/echo-meter-touch


You can go on line to learn particulars but this small receiver fits on the end 
of an iPhone and I place the unit on our open window sill at dusk. The software 
transposes the sounds so that humans can easily hear the clicks. The software 
identifies the bats to species and one can record and thus archive the sounds. 
In Richmond, we regularly get Big Brown, Silver-haired and Eastern Red, and 
Little Brown once. Last night I watched and heard the Big Brown simultaneously. 


My wife and I were in Lubec this past weekend and I recorded Hoary, 
Silver-haired and Big Brown. Who knew Silver-haired was as common as this? 


The recordings are geo-referenced so the precise locality is recorded as well.

It’s truly an amazing device and it’s been great learning the transposed 
bat sounds. Last night we audio identified Big Brown as we were eating dinner. 
The “rocks” sound like Japanese wooden sticks knocked together. 


The unit costs $400. which isn’t cheap but frankly, isn’t expensive. If you 
want to learn much more about bats, this is a great way to go. 


The information collected on these simple devices will be enormously valuable 
to future efforts to better understand bat distributions. I plan to be 
recording every time I go somewhere new for the evening. Dinner with the 
Jone’s?, take along the bat detector! 


Best,

Peter









On Sep 2, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Logan Parker  wrote:

> I posted this on another board, but thought I'd include it here as well. I 
have had a fair amount of success recording bats in the Belgrade Lakes region 
and even picked up recordings of Little brown bat on Great Meadow Stream. There 
are likely many fewer bats in the area than in years past, but they are still 
out there if you know when/where to look. We've got to be vigilant about 
researching and protecting bat species if we want to prevent further population 
declines. 

> 
> I've been really interested in bats/bat conservation for the last several 
years and have had the pleasure of working on a few projects in which I 
surveyed bats with acoustic detectors. With NABat, I installed stationary 
detectors in various locations in the Casco/Naples area and drove transects 
with a detector affixed to my car. While the data collected in these sorts of 
projects is no doubt valuable, its collection is not something many citizens 
would be will take on. This year, however, I started working on a project in 
partnership with UMaine, Maine IFW, and Maine Audubon that aims to study bats 
through a citizen science network. I think it shows real promise. 

> 
> In this project (BatME), citizen scientists around the state would be 
supplied with detectors compatible with iOS devices. With these user-friendly 
detectors in hand, the citizen will have to power to conduct surveys whenever 
(at sunset) and wherever they wish. Best of all, the associated application has 
a live feed spectrogram, lowers the echolocating calls of bats to an audible 
frequency, and has fairly accurate identification software. The calls are 
recorded and GPS coordinates logged. I've conducted more than a dozen surveys 
with this detector in various habitat and recorded the calls of six (out of 
eight) of Maine bat species. Included in these recordings were the echolocating 
calls of the recently state-listed endangered Little brown bat. I've been 
really impressed with the detector and have high hopes for the project. We're 
certainly primed to gain a lot of data on our local bat populations and 
distributions. We will be working on the logistics of a statewide monitoring 
project later this year. 

> 
> In the meantime, MPBN covered the project last month. I took reporter Susan 
Sharon out to seek out bats at Mt Apatite in Auburn. We were not disappointed. 
Click the link below to read the article or give it a listen: 

> 
> http://news.mpbn.net/post/volunteers-count-bats-maine-effort-save-them
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Subject: Re: Bats
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:58:34 -0700 (PDT)
I posted this on another board, but thought I'd include it here as well. I 
have had a fair amount of success recording bats in the Belgrade Lakes 
region and even picked up recordings of Little brown bat on Great Meadow 
Stream. There are likely many fewer bats in the area than in years past, 
but they are still out there if you know when/where to look. We've got to 
be vigilant about researching and protecting bat species if we want to 
prevent further population declines. 

I've been really interested in bats/bat conservation for the last several 
years and have had the pleasure of working on a few projects in which I 
surveyed bats with acoustic detectors. With NABat, I installed stationary 
detectors in various locations in the Casco/Naples area and drove transects 
with a detector affixed to my car. While the data collected in these sorts 
of projects is no doubt valuable, its collection is not something many 
citizens would be will take on. This year, however, I started working on a 
project in partnership with UMaine, Maine IFW, and Maine Audubon that aims 
to study bats through a citizen science network. I think it shows real 
promise. 

In this project (BatME), citizen scientists around the state would be 
supplied with detectors compatible with iOS devices. With these 
user-friendly detectors in hand, the citizen will have to power to conduct 
surveys whenever (at sunset) and wherever they wish. Best of all, the 
associated application has a live feed spectrogram, lowers the echolocating 
calls of bats to an audible frequency, and has fairly accurate 
identification software. The calls are recorded and GPS coordinates logged. 
I've conducted more than a dozen surveys with this detector in various 
habitat and recorded the calls of six (out of eight) of Maine bat species. 
Included in these recordings were the echolocating calls of the recently 
state-listed endangered Little brown bat. I've been really impressed with 
the detector and have high hopes for the project. We're certainly primed to 
gain a lot of data on our local bat populations and distributions. We will 
be working on the logistics of a statewide monitoring project later this 
year. 

In the meantime, MPBN covered the project last month. I took reporter Susan 
Sharon out to seek out bats at Mt Apatite in Auburn. We were not 
disappointed. Click the link below to read the article or give it a listen:

http://news.mpbn.net/post/volunteers-count-bats-maine-effort-save-them

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Subject: Re: Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/1.
From: Stella Walsh <stellawalsh AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 04:31:48 -0400
At BRI's River Point banding station in West Falmouth Northern Waterthrushes 
"outranked" American Redstarts 12 to 3 newly banded. First of the season birds 
were Mourning, Wilson's and Magnolia Warblers. 


Station open Wednesday and Friday this week. Tues./We'd. Fri./Sat. next week.

Stella

> On Sep 1, 2015, at 11:01, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi all,
> A good flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, 
Yarmouth this morning: 

> 
> 6;00-8:25am.
> 64F, mostly clear, NNW 3.1 becoming North 5.6.
> 189 American Redstarts
> 139 Unidentified
> 73 Northern Parulas
> 20 Black-throated Green Warblers
> 19 Cedar Waxwings
> 14 Magnolia Warblers
> 11 American Goldfinches
> 9 Yellow Warblers
> 5 Bobolinks
> 4 Red-eyed Vireos
> 4 Northern Waterthrushes
> 3 Bay-breasted Warblers
> 3 Prairie Warbler 
> 2 Chimney Swifts
> 2 American Robins
> 2 Black-and-white Warblers
> 2 Cape May Warbler
> 2 Scarlet Tanagers
> 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
> 1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
> 1 Hairy Woodpecker
> 1 Unidentified flycatcher
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 1 unidentified vireo 
> 1 Nashville Warbler
> 1 Wilson's Warbler
> 1 unidentified tanager
> 1 Red-winged Blackbird
> T-486
> And to learn more about what I do at Sandy Point, how, and why, please 
consider joining us for our "Morning Flight on Cousin's Island" Workshop 
September 10th and 13th with RSU-5 Community Education: 

> http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/birdingtoursinMaine.asp
> 
> -Derek
> 
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Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes Messalonskee Marsh
From: Marianne Taylor <andale62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:14:37 -0700 (PDT)
I'm posting the link to the Sandhills photo.  Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 12:50:52 PM UTC-4, Marianne Taylor wrote:
>
> My husband and I kayaked the marsh from the boat ramp 9:30-12:00 today. 
> Saw 2 cranes flyover then later 3 flew out of the marsh near me as I was 
> heading to the ramp in that small channel. Photos later. 

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Subject: Bittern
From: "'Wnder' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:13:29 -0400
I just had a Bittern in the weedy field behind our barn on the Scarborough 
Marsh! A new yard bird! 



Lucy LaCasse
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Subject: Re: Bats
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:03:31 -0700 (PDT)
I posted this on another board, but thought I'd include it here as well. I 
have had a fair amount of success recording bats in the Belgrade Lakes 
region and even picked up recordings of Little Brown Bat. There are likely 
many fewer bats in the area than in years past, but they are still out 
there. We've got to be vigilant about researching and protecting bat 
species if we want to prevent further population declines. 

I've been interested in bat conservation for the last fews and have had the 
pleasure of working on a few projects in which I was surveying bats with 
acoustic detectors. I've installed stationary detectors and driving 
transects with a detector affixed to my car. While the data collected in 
this project is no-doubt valuable, its collection is not something many 
citizens would take on. This year, however, I started working on a project 
in partnership with UMaine, Maine IFW, and Maine Audubon that aims to study 
bats through a citizen science network. I think it shows real promise. In 
this project (BatME), citizen scientists around the state would be supplied 
with detectors compatible with iOS devices. With these user-friendly 
detectors in hand, the citizen will have to power to conduct surveys 
whenever (at sunset) and wherever they wish. Best of all, the associated 
application has a live feed spectrogram, lowers the echolocating calls of 
bats to an audible frequency, and has fairly accurate identification 
software. The calls are recorded and GPS coordinates logged. 

I've conducted more than a dozen surveys with this detector in various 
habitat and recorded the calls of six (out of eight) of Maine bat species. 
I've been really impressed with the detector and have high hopes for the 
project. We're primed to gain a lot of data on our local bat populations. 
We will be working on the logistics of a statewide monitoring project later 
this year. 

MPBN covered the project last month. Click the link below to read the 
article or give it a listen:

http://news.mpbn.net/post/volunteers-count-bats-maine-effort-save-them

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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:58:22 -0700 (PDT)
I've been really interested in bats/bat conservation for the last several 
years and have had the pleasure of working on a few projects in which I 
surveyed bats with acoustic detectors. With NABat I installed stationary 
detectors in various locations in the Casco/Naples area and drove transects 
with a detector affixed to my car. While the data collected in these sorts 
of projects is no doubt valuable, its collection is not something many 
citizens would be will take on. This year, however, I started working on a 
project in partnership with UMaine, Maine IFW, and Maine Audubon that aims 
to study bats through a citizen science network. I think it shows real 
promise. 

In this project (BatME), citizen scientists around the state would be 
supplied with detectors compatible with iOS devices. With these 
user-friendly detectors in hand, the citizen will have to power to conduct 
surveys whenever (at sunset) and wherever they wish. Best of all, the 
associated application has a live feed spectrogram, lowers the echolocating 
calls of bats to an audible frequency, and has fairly accurate 
identification software. The calls are recorded and GPS coordinates logged. 
I've conducted more than a dozen surveys with this detector in various 
habitat and recorded the calls of six (out of eight) of Maine bat species. 
Included in these recordings were the echolocating calls of the recently 
state-listed endangered Little brown bat. I've been really impressed with 
the detector and have high hopes for the project. We're certainly primed to 
gain a lot of data on our local bat populations and distributions. We will 
be working on the logistics of a statewide monitoring project later this 
year. 

In the meantime, MPBN covered the project last month. I took reporter Susan 
Sharon out to seek out bats at Mt Apatite in Auburn. We were not 
disappointed. Click the link below to read the article or give it a listen:

http://news.mpbn.net/post/volunteers-count-bats-maine-effort-save-them

On Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 10:05:49 PM UTC-4, rob speirs wrote:
>
> Hello Folks,
>
> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern 
> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats. 
>
> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic 
> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront. 
> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about 
> inside our camp. 
>
> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float 
> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many 
> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate, 
> we would capture a bat. 
>
> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and 
> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the 
> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young 
>  fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those 
> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came 
> to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
>
> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we 
> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their 
> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were 
> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of 
> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit. 
>
> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What 
> has been your experience???
>
> Rob 
>

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes Messalonskee Marsh
From: Marianne Taylor <andale62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:50:52 -0700 (PDT)
My husband and I kayaked the marsh from the boat ramp 9:30-12:00 today. Saw 2 
cranes flyover then later 3 flew out of the marsh near me as I was heading to 
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Subject: Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/1.
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:01:27 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,A good flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's 
Island, Yarmouth this morning: 

6;00-8:25am.64F, mostly clear, NNW 3.1 becoming North 5.6.189 American 
Redstarts 

139 Unidentified
73 Northern Parulas
20 Black-throated Green Warblers
19 Cedar Waxwings
14 Magnolia Warblers
11 American Goldfinches
9 Yellow Warblers
5 Bobolinks
4 Red-eyed Vireos
4 Northern Waterthrushes
3 Bay-breasted Warblers
3 Prairie Warbler 
2 Chimney Swifts
2 American Robins
2 Black-and-white Warblers
2 Cape May Warbler
2 Scarlet Tanagers
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 "Traill's" Flycatcher
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Unidentified flycatcher
1 Barn Swallow
1 unidentified vireo 
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 unidentified tanager
1 Red-winged BlackbirdT-486And to learn more about what I do at Sandy Point, 
how, and why, please consider joining us for our "Morning Flight on Cousin's 
Island" Workshop September 10th and 13th with RSU-5 Community Education: 

http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/birdingtoursinMaine.asp

-Derek
*****************************************
 Derek and Jeannette Lovitch Freeport Wild Bird Supply 541 Route One, Suite 
10 Freeport, ME 04032 207-865-6000 www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com   
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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: "'Pete Darling' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:56:15 -0400
iNaturalist... Download the app and begin posting your sightings. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 1, 2015, at 8:40 AM, Robin R Robinson  
wrote: 

> 
> I have often wished that there is a data gathering site for wildlife such as 
eBird, but for butterflies, moths, mammals, amphibians and so on. The data 
collected by citizen scientists could be used for tracking populations of these 
critters for range changes, increases, decreases or stable numbers and other 
points. Even if there is no one using the info currently, it would seem to me 
to be of value to have the raw data available at some point. Here in 
Phippsburg, I have seen an assortment of rare and notable wildlife. I did 
report and endanged Spotted Turtle to Trevor Persons with IF&W a few years ago. 
But, Gray foxes, bats, butterflies.........no one to tell for science. Seems 
like a loss to the scientific community to not have people making reports. Does 
anyone know of such a data collection site that perhaps I am unaware of? If so, 
I'd love the info. 

> Robin R Robinson
> Birding, Bugging and Beasting in The Burg (Phippsburg, that is)
> http://robinrobinsonmaine.com
> 
> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bats...or not!
> From: ellenrc3 AT gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:11:52 -0400
> CC: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com; welaverty AT gmail.com; rspeirs1 AT gmail.com; 
lhavsall AT gmail.com 

> To: bootsg AT gmail.com
> 
> Search "bat houses Bangor daily news" for an article published last week; 
search Maine Audubon for bat programs & presentations; and search Maine Dept. 
of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for their work regarding bats. There's much 
going on, with bats possibly gaining a little this year after disastrous 
declines due to white nose syndrome. 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Aug 31, 2015, at 1:13 PM, Boots.  wrote:
> 
> I saw one bat, just last night (8/30/2015). I was astounded! And excited. I 
actually yelled to no one: BAT! 

> 
> And I saw one bat on July 31 at 8:28 PM flying across the East Side Rd in 
Hancock 

> 
> I have had a small bachelor colony living in my bedroom wall for 16 years. 
Until about 3 years ago. I have not seen a single bat. I used to get calls from 
neighbors on a regular basis to come get a bat out of their house or their wood 
stove. Now? Never. 

> 
> I, too am horribly sad and deeply concerned about the loss of bats. Maine 
doesn't seem to be big on bat research. I haven't even been able to find anyone 
who knows where "our" bats go to hibernate. 

> 
> Is anyone in Maine studying bats?
> 
> Boots.
> Franklin
> 
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Lynn Havsall  wrote:
> Haven't seen or heard a bat all summer in Eastbrook or Ellsworth.
> Mosquitoes are so bad that you can nearly be exsanguinated in the
> Hannaford parking lot in Ellsworth at night...several acres of nothing
> but concrete.
> 
> I'm so sad and worried about the loss of our bats.
> 
> Lynn Havsall
> Eastbrook
> 
> On 8/31/15, welaverty AT gmail.com  wrote:
> > We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several years
> > but have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello Folks,
> >>
> >> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
> >> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.
> >>
> >>
> >> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
> >> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
> >> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
> >> inside our camp.
> >>
> >> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
> >> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
> >> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
> >> we would capture a bat.
> >>
> >> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
> >> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
> >> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
> >> fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
> >> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends
> >> came to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
> >>
> >> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
> >> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
> >> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
> >> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
> >> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
> >>
> >> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
> >> has been your experience???
> >>
> >> Rob
> 
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Subject: RE: Bats...or not!
From: Robin R Robinson <rrrobinson2010 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:40:42 -0500
I have often wished that there is a data gathering site for wildlife such as 
eBird, but for butterflies, moths, mammals, amphibians and so on. The data 
collected by citizen scientists could be used for tracking populations of these 
critters for range changes, increases, decreases or stable numbers and other 
points. Even if there is no one using the info currently, it would seem to me 
to be of value to have the raw data available at some point. Here in 
Phippsburg, I have seen an assortment of rare and notable wildlife. I did 
report and endanged Spotted Turtle to Trevor Persons with IF&W a few years ago. 
But, Gray foxes, bats, butterflies.........no one to tell for science. Seems 
like a loss to the scientific community to not have people making reports. Does 
anyone know of such a data collection site that perhaps I am unaware of? If so, 
I'd love the info. 

Robin R Robinson
Birding, Bugging and Beasting in The Burg (Phippsburg, that is)
http://robinrobinsonmaine.com

Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Bats...or not!
From: ellenrc3 AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:11:52 -0400
CC: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com; welaverty AT gmail.com; rspeirs1 AT gmail.com; 
lhavsall AT gmail.com 

To: bootsg AT gmail.com

Search "bat houses Bangor daily news" for an article published last week; 
search Maine Audubon for bat programs & presentations; and search Maine Dept. 
of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for their work regarding bats. There's much 
going on, with bats possibly gaining a little this year after disastrous 
declines due to white nose syndrome. 


Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 31, 2015, at 1:13 PM, Boots.  wrote:

I saw one bat, just last night (8/30/2015). I was astounded! And excited. I 
actually yelled to no one: BAT! 

And I saw one bat on July 31 at 8:28 PM flying across the East Side Rd in 
Hancock 

I have had a small bachelor colony living in my bedroom wall for 16 years. 
Until about 3 years ago. I have not seen a single bat. I used to get calls from 
neighbors on a regular basis to come get a bat out of their house or their wood 
stove. Now? Never. 

I, too am horribly sad and deeply concerned about the loss of bats. Maine 
doesn't seem to be big on bat research. I haven't even been able to find anyone 
who knows where "our" bats go to hibernate. 

Is anyone in Maine studying bats?
Boots.Franklin

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Lynn Havsall  wrote:
Haven't seen or heard a bat all summer in Eastbrook or Ellsworth.

Mosquitoes are so bad that you can nearly be exsanguinated in the

Hannaford parking lot in Ellsworth at night...several acres of nothing

but concrete.



I'm so sad and worried about the loss of our bats.



Lynn Havsall

Eastbrook



On 8/31/15, welaverty AT gmail.com  wrote:

> We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several years

> but have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

>> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:

>>

>> Hello Folks,

>>

>> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern

>> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.

>>

>>

>> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic

>> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.

>> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about

>> inside our camp.

>>

>> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float

>> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many

>> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,

>> we would capture a bat.

>>

>> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and

>> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the

>> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young

>> fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those

>> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends

>> came to ooh and ahh over our treasures.

>>

>> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we

>> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their

>> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were

>> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of

>> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.

>>

>> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What

>> has been your experience???

>>

>> Rob





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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Ellen Campbell <ellenrc3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:11:52 -0400
Search "bat houses Bangor daily news" for an article published last week; 
search Maine Audubon for bat programs & presentations; and search Maine Dept. 
of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for their work regarding bats. There's much 
going on, with bats possibly gaining a little this year after disastrous 
declines due to white nose syndrome. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 31, 2015, at 1:13 PM, Boots.  wrote:
> 
> I saw one bat, just last night (8/30/2015). I was astounded! And excited. I 
actually yelled to no one: BAT! 

> 
> And I saw one bat on July 31 at 8:28 PM flying across the East Side Rd in 
Hancock 

> 
> I have had a small bachelor colony living in my bedroom wall for 16 years. 
Until about 3 years ago. I have not seen a single bat. I used to get calls from 
neighbors on a regular basis to come get a bat out of their house or their wood 
stove. Now? Never. 

> 
> I, too am horribly sad and deeply concerned about the loss of bats. Maine 
doesn't seem to be big on bat research. I haven't even been able to find anyone 
who knows where "our" bats go to hibernate. 

> 
> Is anyone in Maine studying bats?
> 
> Boots.
> Franklin
> 
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Lynn Havsall  wrote:
>> Haven't seen or heard a bat all summer in Eastbrook or Ellsworth.
>> Mosquitoes are so bad that you can nearly be exsanguinated in the
>> Hannaford parking lot in Ellsworth at night...several acres of nothing
>> but concrete.
>> 
>> I'm so sad and worried about the loss of our bats.
>> 
>> Lynn Havsall
>> Eastbrook
>> 
>> On 8/31/15, welaverty AT gmail.com  wrote:
>> > We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several years
>> > but have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> >> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hello Folks,
>> >>
>> >> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
>> >> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of 
bats. 

>> >>
>> >>
>> >> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
>> >> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
>> >> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
>> >> inside our camp.
>> >>
>> >> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
>> >> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
>> >> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
>> >> we would capture a bat.
>> >>
>> >> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
>> >> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
>> >> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
>> >> fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
>> >> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends
>> >> came to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
>> >>
>> >> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
>> >> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
>> >> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
>> >> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
>> >> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
>> >>
>> >> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
>> >> has been your experience???
>> >>
>> >> Rob
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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper this evening
From: Lena Moser <lenamoser3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:39:44 -0700 (PDT)
Brad Moser and I enjoyed stellar views (within 10 ft) of the Buff-breasted 
Sandpiper this evening at the Biddeford Land Trust beach from 6:00-6:30 pm. 
 The bird was actively foraging among the dry wrack, near the dune grass. 
 Coming out from the boardwalk, go right, and continue for 25-50 yards. 
 This is the zone in which the buffy was feeding.  (Thank you, Leon, your 
directions were perfect!)  Hope this rewarding bird sticks around for more 
folks to see... it sure is a beauty. 

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Subject: Falcon aerial acrobatics over Flat Bay and other sightings!
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:04:57 -0400
Raptors ruled over Flat Bay today - we counted 2 adult and 3 non-adult Bald
Eagles harassing gulls this morning, 4 Osprey soaring and playing in the
strong winds this afternoon and a falcon duel around 4:30 pm.

A Merlin was chasing peeps on the other side of the bay (Merle was
following this through his spotting scope!) and caught one.  Then a
Peregrine swooped in and started chasing the Merlin.  Both birds flew
towards our side of the bay (to the east) and the Merlin dove into trees on
our property.  The Peregrine swooped up and glided overhead.  Then the
Merlin (minus the peep that was in its talons during the chase) rose up
behind the Peregrine and started to dive on it.  Both birds soared and
swooped at each other until they just broke off and each soared away.

Anne Archie
Harrington, ME

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Subject: Biddeford Pool: Buff-breasted Sandpiper
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:09:49 -0400
The previously reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper was present at
Biddeford Pool Beach from 5-5:40pm today. A stunning bird!

And a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron was hanging out with some
gulls on rocks near South Point.

--Josh
Kennebunkport

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Subject: Bats
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:01:14 -0400
I have seen a couple of bats this summer in Sidney --I think they roost in
my neighbor's old chicken house because I see them over that way. I also
counted six bats along Rt. 137 from the S. Gage Road in Oakland to Alden
Camps the other night. They were feeding over the road. I've seen some on
the Pond Road in Sidney/Oakland as well. Unfortunately we don't have them
at our house any more, not since spring 2014.

We saw at least two bats up at Baxter this summer--we had to escort them
out of the bunkhouse at South Branch pond. We observed bats feeding each
night we were there, but hard to tell if there were more than "our" bats.
Bats used to roost behind a sign on the gatehouse at Matagamon. When we
arrived I checked on them, but there weren't any. Dana (at the gatehouse)
said it had been years.

Last summer we had a kind of magical experience with some that I think were
passing through. My son and I were conducting frog rescue (moving frogs out
of the road) when a group of four to six bats came swooping low among us
foraging. We stood there as they flew around us enjoying them all the more
because we hadn't had any bats for most of the summer.

Julia

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Subject: RE: 1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year.
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:54:32 -0400
What is presumably a pair have occupied the bat house on my neighbor's house 
all summer; have had 4 or more in prior years. 

In the wilds of West Kennebunk-Sharon F.

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:18:57 -0700
From: davidd AT roadrunner.com
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Subject: [Maine-birds] 1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this 
year. 


1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year.




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Subject: While on the subject of Bats
From: Stella Walsh <stellawalsh AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:47:38 -0400
Bats on the Brink at Maine Audubon, Falmouth

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Gilsland Farm
Members: $5 Non-members: $8
Maine’s bats population is in peril. Biologists will present an overview of 
the impact of White Nose Syndrome on our native bats and some of the exciting 
research being conducted. We will also have a short venture outdoors with an 
audio detector to explore our own night sky. 


Featuring: Trevor Peterson, Senior WIldlife Biologist at Stantech and PhD 
Candidate, University of Maine 


 



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Subject: 1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year.
From: David Doubleday <davidd AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:18:57 -0700 (PDT)
1 bat Kennebunkport last evening 8/29...my first this year.

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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: "Boots." <bootsg AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:13:21 -0400
I saw one bat, just last night (8/30/2015). I was astounded! And excited. I
actually yelled to no one: BAT!

And I saw one bat on July 31 at 8:28 PM flying across the East Side Rd in
Hancock

I have had a small bachelor colony living in my bedroom wall for 16 years.
Until about 3 years ago. I have not seen a single bat. I used to get calls
from neighbors on a regular basis to come get a bat out of their house
or their wood stove. Now? Never.

I, too am horribly sad and deeply concerned about the loss of bats. Maine
doesn't seem to be big on bat research. I haven't even been able to find
anyone who knows where "our" bats go to hibernate.

Is anyone in Maine studying bats?

Boots.
Franklin

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Lynn Havsall  wrote:

> Haven't seen or heard a bat all summer in Eastbrook or Ellsworth.
> Mosquitoes are so bad that you can nearly be exsanguinated in the
> Hannaford parking lot in Ellsworth at night...several acres of nothing
> but concrete.
>
> I'm so sad and worried about the loss of our bats.
>
> Lynn Havsall
> Eastbrook
>
> On 8/31/15, welaverty AT gmail.com  wrote:
> > We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several
> years
> > but have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello Folks,
> >>
> >> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
> >> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of
> bats.
> >>
> >>
> >> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
> >> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
> >> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
> >> inside our camp.
> >>
> >> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
> >> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
> >> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most
> articulate,
> >> we would capture a bat.
> >>
> >> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
> >> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
> >> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
> >> fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
> >> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends
> >> came to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
> >>
> >> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
> >> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
> >> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
> >> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
> >> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
> >>
> >> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover.
> What
> >> has been your experience???
> >>
> >> Rob
>

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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Lynn Havsall <lhavsall AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:13:53 -0400
Haven't seen or heard a bat all summer in Eastbrook or Ellsworth.
Mosquitoes are so bad that you can nearly be exsanguinated in the
Hannaford parking lot in Ellsworth at night...several acres of nothing
but concrete.

I'm so sad and worried about the loss of our bats.

Lynn Havsall
Eastbrook

On 8/31/15, welaverty AT gmail.com  wrote:
> We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several years
> but have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
>>
>> Hello Folks,
>>
>> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
>> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.
>>
>>
>> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
>> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
>> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
>> inside our camp.
>>
>> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
>> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
>> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
>> we would capture a bat.
>>
>> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
>> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
>> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
>> fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
>> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends
>> came to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
>>
>> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
>> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
>> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
>> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
>> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
>>
>> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
>> has been your experience???
>>
>> Rob
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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: welaverty AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:34:35 -0400
We have had a resident bat at our home in Cape Elizabeth for several years but 
have not seen any at our camp near Moosehead for several years 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
> 
> Hello Folks,
> 
> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern 
horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats. 

> 
> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic flight, 
in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront. Sometimes we would, 
to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about inside our camp. 

> 
> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float with 
a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many bats to come 
close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate, we would capture a 
bat. 

> 
> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and leaves. 
The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the spring, the 
wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young fingers, or so it 
seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those days.The bats were released 
the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came to ooh and ahh over our 
treasures. 

> 
> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we had 
a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their droppings a 
nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were unhappy about the 
droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of bats. White nose fungus 
is, apparently, the culprit. 

> 
> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What has 
been your experience??? 

> 
> Rob 
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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Maggie Strickland <gallinasviejas AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:32:01 -0400
Our resident bat returned to its spot above our back porch only briefly in
June, but we have not had many mosquitoes this year either.

Maggie Strickland
Harmony ME

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 8:17 AM, Jim Bright  wrote:

> Very interesting, but on Islesford, Little Cranberry Island, which in the
> last few years has been absolutely so overrun by mosquitos that people took
> to walking around with two of those electric paddles there are virtually no
> mosquitoes.  There are still plenty in the marsh and in the tall grasses
> but there has definitely been a big die off and the bats are still missing.
> Cold icy spring seems to be the answer
>
> Sent from Jim's iPhone
>
> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
>
> Hello Folks,
>
> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.
>
> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
> inside our camp.
>
> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
> we would capture a bat.
>
> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
>  fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came
> to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
>
> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
>
> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
> has been your experience???
>
> Rob
>
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Subject: Re: Black NOT Juvenile turkey vulture
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:36:22 -0400
Thanks, Dave!

Just in case there is some confusion out there, Dave’s vulture is a Black 
Vulture NOT and a juvenile Turkey Vulture. 


This might make a good time to review the ID marks, some of which we don’t 
employ unless close to these birds. The whitish (pale silvery gray) patch on 
Black Vulture is on the underside of the outermost primaries (outer 6). Let’s 
say we can’t be sure if there is or isn’t white there, as in Dave’s case. 
Then it is useful to note how Black Vulture has the pale area ONLY on those 
outer primaries, ABRUPTLY changing to solid black across the rest of the flight 
feathers. You can see that abrupt contrast on the underside of the left wing in 
Dave’s photo. Turkey Vulture is pale, silvery gray across the entire 
underside of the flight feathers (the wing linings are black and contrast with 
those flight feathers, unlike Black Vulture which is all black across the inner 
under wing). There are shape and flight style differences between the species, 
but for the sake of this situation, those don’t help. 


Okay, that’s how the underwing differs. What about the upperwing? Look at the 
uplifted right wing in Dave’s photo. The ivory white shaft in each outer 
primary is prominent; the rest of the flight feathers have black shafts, and 
again the shift is abrupt from outer to inner primaries. Compare that to Turkey 
Vulture of any age. TV’s have dark brown primary shafts, which sometimes 
reflect light and look pale, but never appear bright white like this bird. See 
for yourself: dorsal view of Black Vulture 
primaries--http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feather.php?Bird=BLVU_wing_adult; 
dorsal view of Turkey Vulture 
primaries--http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feather.php?Bird=TUVU_primary_adult 


Still not convinced? Let’s look at the head. Turkey Vultures, even juveniles, 
have LARGE NOSTRILS, all the better to smell carrion with. Black Vulture shows 
only narrow slits, like Dave’s bird. Turkey Vultures have acute olfactory 
senses and locate rotting flesh from great distances using those big nostrils. 
Lastly, the skin around the head on Dave’s bird is clearly coarse and 
wrinkled around the base. Young Turkey Vultures have a sort of gray fuzz and 
lack the “beautiful" corrugations of the Black Vulture’s neck. 


How has the status of these vultures changed in New England?
When I moved to Connecticut in the mid 1980s, there were still fewer than 30 
records of Black Vulture for that state. Most records then were from mid-summer 
to early winter (December). By comparison to Maine's north, I think there were 
only four records of Black Vulture in Nova Scotia up through the mid 1980s. 
Over the past 30 years, Black Vulture has become a regular, even common sight 
in Connecticut and southern New England. We are slowly seeing them occur with 
more frequency in Maine, but they are still rare. Turkey Vulture advanced its 
range similarly but starting 80 years earlier. Up through the 1920s, there were 
under 20 records for Connecticut; it first nested there in the late 1940s and 
continued to increase and spread northward into New England subsequently. The 
spread of Turkey Vulture north has continued in the past 15 years in Maine. By 
the turn of the century, it was a routine sight for me only from Augusta south; 
now Turkey Vulture is a prominent harbinger of spring over central Maine and 
the Mid-coast, with birds as far north as Aroostook County not unexpected. 
Here’s to global warming! 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield


> On Aug 31, 2015, at 6:37 AM, David Small  wrote:
> 
> ​Thanks everyone who commented. Here's some additional information:
> the photo was backlight, I did not see any white on the under wings and the 
bird seemed as large as the adult t.v. that flew off. 

> It was photographed on the old I.P. road in Eustis where it had been feeding 
on a moose carcass. 

> 
> Here's a link.
> 
> http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h557b4ce5#h557b4ce5
> 
> Cheers,
> Dave

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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Jim Bright <bright6775 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:17:46 -0400
Very interesting, but on Islesford, Little Cranberry Island, which in the last 
few years has been absolutely so overrun by mosquitos that people took to 
walking around with two of those electric paddles there are virtually no 
mosquitoes. There are still plenty in the marsh and in the tall grasses but 
there has definitely been a big die off and the bats are still missing. Cold 
icy spring seems to be the answer 


Sent from Jim's iPhone

> On Aug 30, 2015, at 10:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
> 
> Hello Folks,
> 
> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern 
horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats. 

> 
> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic flight, 
in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront. Sometimes we would, 
to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about inside our camp. 

> 
> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float with 
a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many bats to come 
close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate, we would capture a 
bat. 

> 
> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and leaves. 
The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the spring, the 
wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young fingers, or so it 
seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those days.The bats were released 
the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came to ooh and ahh over our 
treasures. 

> 
> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we had 
a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their droppings a 
nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were unhappy about the 
droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of bats. White nose fungus 
is, apparently, the culprit. 

> 
> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What has 
been your experience??? 

> 
> Rob 
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Subject: Buff breasted Sandpiper
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:06:44 -0700
The bird is present this morning at Biddeford Pool beach. When I arrived just 
before sundown last night and sunrise this morning, the bird has been just to 
the left of the 7th St trail head feeding in the wrack. Just had the bird 
within 10 feet! 



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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Margaret Viens <margaretviens AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:40:18 -0400
I
A few years ago we would see several flying around our camp in Rome at dusk. I 
do still have ONE resident bat that lives in the crack between the joints near 
our front door light. I can see him peeking out right now. 


Margaret Viens
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> On Aug 31, 2015, at 7:35 AM, Ralph Eldridge  wrote:
> 
> Ditto!
> Here on MSI there were never many but always a steady, resident population. 
Now they are none. 

> Until a couple years ago, I never saw a single mosquito on the island and 
over 16 summers, I only heard tell of one or two sightings.​ Now you 
absolutely must Deet-up if you go near long vegetation, mow the lawn or just 
spend much time outside. 

> Compounding things here, there are virtually no other mosquito eating 
critters on the island. 

>  
> It's pretty much the same story throughout my home range of South Western New 
Brunswick. (The whole Eastern Seaboard, I guess). 

> 
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 11:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:
>> Hello Folks,
>> 
>> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern 
horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats. 

>> 
>> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic flight, 
in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront. Sometimes we would, 
to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about inside our camp. 

>> 
>> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float 
with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many bats to 
come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate, we would 
capture a bat. 

>> 
>> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and 
leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the spring, 
the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young fingers, or so 
it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those days.The bats were released 
the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came to ooh and ahh over our 
treasures. 

>> 
>> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we had 
a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their droppings a 
nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were unhappy about the 
droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of bats. White nose fungus 
is, apparently, the culprit. 

>> 
>> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What 
has been your experience??? 

>> 
>> Rob 
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Subject: Re: Bats...or not!
From: Ralph Eldridge <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:35:40 -0300
Ditto!
Here on MSI there were never many but always a steady, resident population.
Now they are none.
Until a couple years ago, I never saw a single mosquito on the island and
over 16 summers, I only heard tell of one or two sightings.​ Now you
absolutely must Deet-up if you go near long vegetation, mow the lawn or
just spend much time outside.
Compounding things here, there are virtually no other mosquito eating
critters on the island.

It's pretty much the same story throughout my home range of South
Western New Brunswick. (The whole Eastern Seaboard, I guess).

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 11:05 PM, rob speirs  wrote:

> Hello Folks,
>
> Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
> horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.
>
> We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic
> flight, in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront.
> Sometimes we would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about
> inside our camp.
>
> When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
> with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
> bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
> we would capture a bat.
>
> They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
> leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
> spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
>  fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
> days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came
> to ooh and ahh over our treasures.
>
> Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
> had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
> droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
> unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
> bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.
>
> Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
> has been your experience???
>
> Rob
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Subject: Black or Juvenile turkey vulture
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:37:50 -0400
​Thanks everyone who commented. Here's some additional information:
the photo was backlight, I did not see any white on the under wings and the
bird seemed as large as the adult t.v. that flew off.
It was photographed on the old I.P. road in Eustis where it had been
feeding on a moose carcass.





Here's a link.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h557b4ce5#h557b4ce5


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Subject: Buff Breasted Sandpiper
From: "'Leon Mooney' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:33:41 -0400
Thanks to the gentleman from Canada who pointed out the Buff-breasted sandpiper 
at Biddeford pool beach. He said he saw it at about 11:00/11:30 and it had 
remained in the rack line all day. Taking the boardwalk that leads to the beach 
from the BP land trust go right off the boardwalk for about twenty five yards. 
The bird was going back and forth in the dry rack line. Leon 

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Subject: Bats...or not!
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:05:09 -0400
Hello Folks,

Sitting on the float tonight watching the full moon rise on the eastern
horizon I was struck by the total absence of the familiar squeaks of bats.

We've always had bats at camp. At dusk we would see them in erratic flight,
in front of the porch and over the float on the waterfront. Sometimes we
would, to the dismay of many, find them fluttering about inside our camp.

When we were young there were so many, we could sit quietly on the float
with a long handled fishing net, and wait patiently for one of the many
bats to come close. With a quick flip of the net, by the most articulate,
we would capture a bat.

They were put into a large glass jugs, with a long diagonal stick and
leaves. The jugs were of the kind which we used to carry water from the
spring, the wire handles on full jugs practically cutting off our young
 fingers, or so it seemed. I'm confident some of you remember those
days.The bats were released the next day, unharmed, after camp friends came
to ooh and ahh over our treasures.

Tonight, not a squeak, not a sighting.. nothing. Up until 2 years ago we
had a bat(s) roosting up under the roof of camp's back porch, their
droppings a nuisance to sweep away every morning. As much as we were
unhappy about the droppings, we were more unhappy about the absence of
bats. White nose fungus is, apparently, the culprit.

Let's hope this is cyclical and our mosquito eating friends recover. What
has been your experience???

Rob

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Subject: Western Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
Two juvenile Western Sandpipers were present today at Timber Point in 
Curtis cove from 3-4pm. At the eastern end of Biddeford Pool beach there 
was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper foraging along the wrack line, about 30-50 
feet to the right when leaving the path from 7th St.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24829557
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Subject: Re: Eustis-gray jay
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:03:04 -0400
Dave,

That is a BLACK VULTURE! It might be worth following up with a more precise 
locality. That's still a scarce species in Maine. 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield



> On Aug 30, 2015, at 4:26 PM, David Small  wrote:
> 
> ​After a fairly quiet Eustis adventure, we had some gray jays show up in 
the camp door yard this morning. As usual, they provided some special 
entertainment. 

> Also, yesterday I stumbled onto several turkey vultures feeding on a moose 
carcass. After photographing one that looked different, I discovered, think I 
imaged a juvenile...dark head. 

> 
> http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h557b3ca9#h557b3ca9
> 
> 
> Cheers,
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Subject: Eustis-gray jay
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:26:30 -0400
​After a fairly quiet Eustis adventure, we had some gray jays show up in
the camp door yard this morning. As usual, they provided some special
entertainment.
Also, yesterday I stumbled onto several turkey vultures feeding on a
moose carcass. After photographing one that looked different, I discovered,
think I imaged a juvenile...dark head.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h557b3ca9#h557b3ca9


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Subject: Kennebunk-Biddeford, 8/30 (3 WESA, BASA, BLSC, WWSC, RBME
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:29:11 -0400
Hi all,

Phil McCormack and I spent a productive morning birding from Kennebunk to 
Biddeford Pool, with the following highlights: 


- 3 White-winged Scoters and 1 Peregrine Falcon, Parson's Beach, Kennebunk.
- 2 juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPERS, Timber Point, Biddeford (photos).
- 1 juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER and 2 juv BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, Biddeford Pool 
Beach. 

- 4 Black Scoters, Biddeford Pool Beach.
- 1 female Red-breasted Merganser, Ocean Avenue, Biddeford Pool.
- fairly big Tree Swallow migration/staging throughout the day.

-Derek

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes in Plymouth
From: Caoimhin Mc Riada <whistlepig59 AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:30:39 -0700 (PDT)
Thee Sandhill cranes, two adults and one juvenile in hay filed at Loud And 
Flood roads in Plymouth. Spotted this morning around nine AM. 


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Subject: Western Sandpipers, Scarborough Marsh
From: Joe Scott <joescottbsn AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:19:35 -0400
Today on the receding tide at Pine Point, we had three western sandpipers, half 
a dozen white-rumps and the other usual suspects. What a great location to 
observe peeps at close range. 

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Subject: Western Sandpiper Pine Point Scarborough
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:54:30 -0700
Juvenile Western in Jones Creek near the Baileys pier.


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Subject: Re: Golden Swamp Warbler
From: "'wihakowi' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:22:28 -0700 (PDT)
Timber Point is a part of Rachel Carson NWR. Parking (very limited) is at 
the end of Granite Point Rd, Biddeford. Lost of differing habitats with a 
diversity of species on a relatively small parcel of land and shoreline. 
 Come on out and join us ...

Steve Norris  Sue Keefer
802-249-984

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Western Sandpiper at Seawall Beach in Phippsburg
From: Gordon Smith <mbsgrs AT gwi.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:05:04 -0700 (PDT)
Saturday morning near high tide, two very nice-looking juvenile birds, a 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper and a Western Sandpiper were located at Seawall 
Beach near the Morse River.  The Western Sandpiper was preening and resting 
with other sandpipers and plovers in the wrack line, while the 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper foraged nearby.  The Buff-breasted Sandpiper 
allowed approach as close as 30 feet.  Further down the beach closer to the 
Sprague River, a group of 16 Whimbrels (a high count for this location) 
foraged in the wrack line.

Earlier, an adult Caspian Tern was observed resting with several hundred 
gulls on a sandbar next to the Morse River at the back side of Popham 
Beach.  After 10 minutes, the bird took off across the river (while 
uttering harsh flight calls), and proceeded south along Seawall Beach.

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Subject: Sabine's gull continues near Eastport
From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:49:29 -0700 (PDT)
I was mackerel fishing with visiting family today when a Sabine's gull flew 
by us and landed near our boat.  How lucky is that?! It looked like the 
same bird that I observed with others on August 27th based on the gull's 
appearance.  Here's a photo:

https://flic.kr/p/xX9p9y

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Subject: World Shorebird Day/ Global Counting is just a week away
From: Charles Duncan <charles.d.duncan AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:02:45 -0700 (PDT)
If you have a favorite shorebird spot--large or small--won't you register 
it and count shorebirds there next weekend?   *The Global Shorebird 
Counting is one of the key events of the World Shorebirds Day (September 
6). This is not particularly a citizen science program, but rather an 
effort to rise awareness for the importance of regular bird monitoring as 
the core element of bird protection and habitat conservation. 
 FMI: https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/global-shorebird-counting/ 
 Bring a newbie, a local official, a journalist, and HAVE FUN!*

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Subject: Western Sandpiper at Timber Point in Biddeford
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:01:39 +0000 (UTC)
The juvenile Western Sandpiper that Pat Moynahan found yesterday at Timber 
Point beach (located at the end of Granite Point Rd near Biddeford Pool) was 
present this morning when I was there ~ 8:30-9:10. The bird was with a flock of 
a couple hundred Semi-sands interspersed with Least, White-Rumped, 
Semi-plovers, and Sanderlings. Look for the bird with the long drooping, 
fine-tipped bill and very bright rusty stains on the scapulars. Also the 
Semi-sands tend to be an aggressive species, the Western often appears to shy 
away from confrontations, just seems to lift it's wings when agitated.  

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Subject: Little green heron
From: "'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:24:46 -0400
A little green is hanging out in our drying out beaver pond.
Also, a pair of sharp shined Hawks.
HLD

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Subject: Re: Golden Swamp Warbler
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:30:44 -0400
Where is Timber Point?
Thanks,
Bill

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Subject: Re: Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28
From: "'Pete Darling' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:30:29 -0400
Speaking of oddities, this morning as I was driving to work on a narrow 25 mph 
lane I had a sandpiper fly towards me in the other lane. It flew like a 
spotted. Seconds after it passed it must have turned around because it came 
from behind and passed me and a short way ahead it turned right up another 
street and was gone. Now I can't be sure because I didn't get anything but a 
couple quick looks but it flew just like a Spotted Sandpiper does along the 
shore of a lake. 


Hope everyone else get an amazing look at a bird this year too!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 28, 2015, at 7:43 PM, 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi all,
> Sorry, there was a typo in my post...that was a WHIMBREL and not a Willet 
atop Sugarloaf. 

> -Derek
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Aug 28, 2015, at 6:43 PM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> Hi all,
>> Some more observations of note for me in the past seven days included:
>> 
>> - 1 Wilson's Warbler and 14+ Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Old Town House 
Park, North Yarmouth, 8/22 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk Group). 

>> - 1 Cape May Warbler, Poplar Hut of Maine Huts & Trails, Carrabassett 
Valley, 8/23 (with tour group). 

>> - 1 Willet, foraging at summit of (mossberry?) of SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, 8/23 
(with Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist). 

>> - 1 presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET HYBRID ("Splotchy"), Rte 1/9 
salt pannes, Scarborough Marsh, 8/24 (with Jeannette). 

>> - 1 drake White-winged Scoter, Biddeford Pool Beach, Biddeford, 8/25 (with 
Jeannette). 

>> 
>> And my shorebirds high counts over the past week were as follows (no Eastern 
Road Trail visit): 

>> AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER: 1 ad, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

>> Black-bellied Plover: 160, Pine Point, Scarborough, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> Semipalmated Plover: 350, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> Killdeer: 3, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: 5, Pine Point, 8/11 (with Jeannette).
>> Greater Yellowlegs: 12, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
>> Lesser Yellowlegs: 38, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> "Eastern" Willet: 8 juvs, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> "WESTERN" WILLET: 1 juv. (FOY), Pine Point, 8/24 (with Fyn Kind, Gary 
Roberts, and Jeannette). 

>> Solitary Sandpiper: 4, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with 
Poplar Hut Tour group). 

>> Spotted Sandpiper: 5, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with 
Poplar Hut Tour group). 

>> Whimbrel: 8, Wells Harbor, 8/27.
>> Ruddy Turnstone: 8, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> Sanderling: 40, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
>> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 1000, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette)..
>> Least Sandpiper: 75 mostly juv, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> White-rumped Sandpiper: 80-100 adults, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

>> BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 2 juveniles, Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, 8/28 
(with Serena Doose. Photos at link below). 

>> Pectoral Sandpiper: 6, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> STILT SANDPIPER: 4 ads, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> Short-billed Dowitcher: 19 juveniles, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
>> Wilson's Snipe: 1, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar 
Hut Tour group). 

>> 
>> I expanded upon this shorebird list a little and included some of 
Jeannette's photos from the week on my blog, here: 

>> 
https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/this-week-in-shorebirds-822-292015/ 

>> 
>> -Derek
>>  
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Subject: 8 whimbrels in Phippsburg
From: Kimberly Ridley <ridleyk09 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:03:55 -0400
On western end of Sewall Beach this afternoon.

Kim Ridley

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Subject: Re: Golden Swamp Warbler
From: "'wihakowi' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:38:21 -0700 (PDT)
No Prothonotarys out here since the flurry several weeks ago. We'll be out 
tomorrow by 7:00 a.m. looking for what's around. Regular Saturday Bird Walk 
starts at 8.

On Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:12:09 PM UTC-4, panteradeath666 wrote:
>
> Any positive reports from Timber Point? Wanted to try for him tomorrow AM.
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Subject: Re: Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:43:46 -0400
Hi all,
Sorry, there was a typo in my post...that was a WHIMBREL and not a Willet atop 
Sugarloaf. 

-Derek

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 28, 2015, at 6:43 PM, 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi all,
> Some more observations of note for me in the past seven days included:
> 
> - 1 Wilson's Warbler and 14+ Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Old Town House Park, 
North Yarmouth, 8/22 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk Group). 

> - 1 Cape May Warbler, Poplar Hut of Maine Huts & Trails, Carrabassett Valley, 
8/23 (with tour group). 

> - 1 Willet, foraging at summit of (mossberry?) of SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, 8/23 
(with Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist). 

> - 1 presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET HYBRID ("Splotchy"), Rte 1/9 salt 
pannes, Scarborough Marsh, 8/24 (with Jeannette). 

> - 1 drake White-winged Scoter, Biddeford Pool Beach, Biddeford, 8/25 (with 
Jeannette). 

> 
> And my shorebirds high counts over the past week were as follows (no Eastern 
Road Trail visit): 

> AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER: 1 ad, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

> Black-bellied Plover: 160, Pine Point, Scarborough, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Plover: 350, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> Killdeer: 3, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: 5, Pine Point, 8/11 (with Jeannette).
> Greater Yellowlegs: 12, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
> Lesser Yellowlegs: 38, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> "Eastern" Willet: 8 juvs, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> "WESTERN" WILLET: 1 juv. (FOY), Pine Point, 8/24 (with Fyn Kind, Gary 
Roberts, and Jeannette). 

> Solitary Sandpiper: 4, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with 
Poplar Hut Tour group). 

> Spotted Sandpiper: 5, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar 
Hut Tour group). 

> Whimbrel: 8, Wells Harbor, 8/27.
> Ruddy Turnstone: 8, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> Sanderling: 40, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
> Semipalmated Sandpiper: 1000, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette)..
> Least Sandpiper: 75 mostly juv, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> White-rumped Sandpiper: 80-100 adults, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

> BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 2 juveniles, Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, 8/28 
(with Serena Doose. Photos at link below). 

> Pectoral Sandpiper: 6, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> STILT SANDPIPER: 4 ads, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> Short-billed Dowitcher: 19 juveniles, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
> Wilson's Snipe: 1, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar 
Hut Tour group). 

> 
> I expanded upon this shorebird list a little and included some of Jeannette's 
photos from the week on my blog, here: 

> 
https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/this-week-in-shorebirds-822-292015/ 

> 
> -Derek
>  
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Subject: Long Island Casco bay
From: "'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:25:12 -0400
Beaver pond is very dry but enough water for a little green heron and two 
sharp-shinned hawk to do some active hunting. 

HLD  Long Island

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Subject: Additional Highlights and Shorebird High Counts This Week, 8/22-28
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:43:56 -0400
Hi all,
Some more observations of note for me in the past seven days included:

- 1 Wilson's Warbler and 14+ Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Old Town House Park, 
North Yarmouth, 8/22 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk Group). 

- 1 Cape May Warbler, Poplar Hut of Maine Huts & Trails, Carrabassett Valley, 
8/23 (with tour group). 

- 1 Willet, foraging at summit of (mossberry?) of SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, 8/23 
(with Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist). 

- 1 presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET HYBRID ("Splotchy"), Rte 1/9 salt 
pannes, Scarborough Marsh, 8/24 (with Jeannette). 

- 1 drake White-winged Scoter, Biddeford Pool Beach, Biddeford, 8/25 (with 
Jeannette). 


And my shorebirds high counts over the past week were as follows (no Eastern 
Road Trail visit): 

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER: 1 ad, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

Black-bellied Plover: 160, Pine Point, Scarborough, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
Semipalmated Plover: 350, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
Killdeer: 3, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: 5, Pine Point, 8/11 (with Jeannette).
Greater Yellowlegs: 12, Wharton Point, Brunswick, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
Lesser Yellowlegs: 38, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
"Eastern" Willet: 8 juvs, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
"WESTERN" WILLET: 1 juv. (FOY), Pine Point, 8/24 (with Fyn Kind, Gary Roberts, 
and Jeannette). 

Solitary Sandpiper: 4, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar 
Hut Tour group). 

Spotted Sandpiper: 5, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar 
Hut Tour group). 

Whimbrel: 8, Wells Harbor, 8/27.
Ruddy Turnstone: 8, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
Sanderling: 40, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette).
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 1000, Biddeford Pool Beach, 8/25 (with Jeannette)..
Least Sandpiper: 75 mostly juv, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
White-rumped Sandpiper: 80-100 adults, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with 
Jeannette). 

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 2 juveniles, Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, 8/28 (with 
Serena Doose. Photos at link below). 

Pectoral Sandpiper: 6, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
STILT SANDPIPER: 4 ads, Eastern Road Trail, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
Short-billed Dowitcher: 19 juveniles, Pine Point, 8/24 (with Jeannette).
Wilson's Snipe: 1, Carrabassett Valley Snowfluent Ponds, 8/23 (with Poplar Hut 
Tour group). 


I expanded upon this shorebird list a little and included some of Jeannette's 
photos from the week on my blog, here: 


https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/this-week-in-shorebirds-822-292015/ 


-Derek
 
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Subject: J Stilt Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper and Wilson's Phalarope at Popham Beach
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:59:03 -0400
Jan and Liz Pierson and I birded Popham S. P. at midday. Highlights of the day 
were a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper, j Baird’s Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, 
two Least Terns, and two Peregrines. Stilt Sandpipers are quite rare at this 
locality. However, Liz was the rarest bird of the day. 


Best,

Peter

Pic of the Stilt Sandpiper here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103802626 AT N05/20337134053/in/dateposted-public/

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Subject: Golden Swamp Warbler
From: panteradeath666 <seanari AT live.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:12:09 -0700 (PDT)
Any positive reports from Timber Point? Wanted to try for him tomorrow AM.

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Subject: Brant continues at Phillips Cove, Cape Neddick
From: Tom Olson <sidneyblack AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:44:15 -0700 (PDT)
Brant continues today (10AM) at Phillips Cove on Shore Road in Cape Neddick.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38914813 AT N05/20765428248/in/album-72157657877127291/ 


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Subject: Interesting tern
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:38:33 -0400
While seawatching at Timber Point , Delorme Map 3, at the end of Granite Point 
Rd off of Rt 9 this morning. Sue Keefer and I had a brief encounter with a very 
interesting tern. I first identified the bird as a ? Parasitic Jaeger because 
of shape- approximately a mile away- and dark, blackish, back and head with 
white belly to chin , white centered underwing with a trailing edge of dark on 
it's primaries. Streamers from the tail were not seen. The bird flared , wings 
held out from body displaying sterna tern shape. Bird picked at surface, ? 
Obtained food and moved off. Flight direct. Impression of Bridled/Sooty Tern. 
Pat 


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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:28:30 -0700 (PDT)
A crystal clear day with light wind is providing ideal conditions for 
insect hawking. 

And that point isn't missed by the 40 to 50 BANK, TREE & BARN SWALLOWS 
which appeared this morning.

The only other notable birds so far today are 3 EASTERN KINGBIRDS and 
several OVENBIRDS.

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Subject: Least Sandpiper
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:50:36 -0400
Clam Cove, Rockport had a small flock of Least Sandpipers- 

Skip Small 
Rockport

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Subject: Sabine's gull, etc, Deer Island Point, NB
From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:13:12 -0700 (PDT)
I enjoyed guiding for a Road Scholar birding trip today out of Eastport 
aboard Butch Harris's "Miss Patricia".  We headed straight to the Old sow 
whirlpool and caught sight of a Sabine's gull feeding with Bonaparte's 
gulls over by Deer Island Point, New Brunswick.  Everyone got to see this 
bird, which was lifer for many. Other highlights of the cruise included a 
little gull, two razorbills, one common murre, a few great cormorants, ~300 
red-necked phalaropes, plenty of Bonaparte's gulls and black-legged 
kittiwakes, and two minke whales. It was a very memorable trip. Here are 
two distant photos of the Sabine's gull.

https://flic.kr/p/xBGAcC

https://flic.kr/p/xUXMFk

Cheers,

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Subject: Empty and lonely Flat Bay mudflats!!
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:02:53 -0400
Today's low tide (in full sunlight - no dense fog!!) revealed mudflats that
were nearly empty of peeps, plover, dowitchers and yellowlegs.  A very
dramatic change from yesterday when during a  short viewing time between
fog and rain events we saw many hundreds of shorebirds feeding on mudflats
across the bay as well as almost an equal number on mudflats on our side of
the bay.

Perhaps they are heading now to those lovely Caribbean islands and the
north coast of South America - farewell and good luck!

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington, ME

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Subject: Weskeag Marsh today -- S-b Dowitchers and a Peregrine
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:26:18 -0400
Hi all -- long time no post. Sorry.

Stopped by the parking pad at Weskeag Marsh in Thomaston today for a brief
scan with the scope. Located 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 1 Great Egret, and a Peregrine Falcon.

Best,
Craig

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Subject: Biddeford: Caspian Tern...
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:39:41 -0400
An adult CASPIAN TERN made an appearance on the Basket Island Causeway
today just before 6pm.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24781699

--Josh

Josh's Journal: New England Natural History and Foraging [joshfecteau.com]

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Subject: Common Nighthawks - Portland
From: Brendan McKay <thank.darwin AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:37:24 -0700 (PDT)
Just witnessed 60-80 nighthawks pass over my neighborhood between 5:30 and 
6pm tonight. A fun species to watch in flight!

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Subject: Sandy Point Morning Flight, 8/27 (17 spp warblers, DICK, BGGN).
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:57:18 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,
Finally, a morning with a northwesterly breeze!  And after a moderate-strong 
flight last night, a very good flight passed over and through Sandy Point 
Beach, Cousin's Island, Yarmouth this morning. 

5:55-8:05am.62F, mostly clear, NW 6.3 increasing to 8.9mph.
214 American Redstarts108 Unidentified24 Black-throated Green Warblers12 Cedar 
Waxwings11 Magnolia Warblers10 Northern Parulas6 Yellow Warblers5 Prairie 
Warblers (2nd highest count)4 Chimney Swifts4 Black-and-white Warblers3 
Bay-breasted Warblers3 Bobolinks2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds2 Tree Swallows2 
Cape May Warblers2 Blackpoll/Bay-breasted Warblers2 Chipping Sparrows2 
Red-winged Blackbirds2 House Finches2 Purple Finches1 Mourning Dove1 Merlin1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee1 Least Flycatcher1 "Traill's" Flycatcher1 Eastern Phoebe1 
Unidentified flycatcher1 Unidentified vireo1 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (my 3rd ever 
here)1 Nashville Warbler1 Common Yellowthroat1 Chestnut-sided Warbler1 
Black-throated Blue Warbler1 Pine Warbler1 Yellow-rumped Warbler1 Canada 
Warbler1 Wilson's Warbler1 Scarlet Tanager1 DICKCISSEL (FOY; one of a few Aug 
records here). Total = 438 

-Derek
***************************************** Derek and Jeannette 
Lovitch Freeport Wild Bird Supply 541 Route One, Suite 10 Freeport, ME 
04032 207-865-6000 www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com   
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes at Carlton Pond
From: tom A <tom.aversa AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:50:56 -0700 (PDT)
Sandhill Cranes have been seen on and off throughout the summer at Carlton 
Pond in Troy.  Today, they were calling soon after sunrise, and then 
they flew into the south end to feed in shallows. If they didn't attempt 
nesting this year, perhaps they will next year.  This would represent a 
significant eastern extension of their known Maine breeding range and would 
represent the furthest eastern nesting pair in the U.S.

There were also four Great Egrets at the site.

Good birding,
tom






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Subject: Brant! Phillips Cove, Shore Road, Cape Neddick
From: Tom Olson <sidneyblack AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:20:54 -0700 (PDT)
Solitary BRANT alongside group of Common Eiders 1030AM off private beach in 
Cape Neddick on Shore Road.  

Also, this morning on Mt. Agamenticus: 

12 Common Nighthawks flying over, 
1 Broad-winged Hawk, 
2 immature Bluebirds
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Eastern Phoebes
1 Immature or Female Baltimore Oriole
X Goldfinches
X Chipping Sparrows

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Subject: Broad-winged pair Cape Neddick
From: Denise Johnson <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:25:31 -0700 (PDT)
10:15am 8/27 - pair of Broadwings circling and calling over my house (and above 
my chickens and ducks who quickly ran for cover), for about five minutes or so 
until a third, possibly Redtail, entered my sight field causing change in calls 
and group move to past my clearing. Didn't get a good look at the third one, 
but definitely two Broadwingeds. My house is just east of Third Hill, five 
miles from Mt A summit; west of Tpike. 


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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:57:35 -0700 (PDT)
I returned to the island yesterday, August 26th, amid the ongoing fog and 
rain.
 
As expected, the seabird colony is mostly quiet although there are some 
late-season PUFFINS in evidence. There would seem to be several dozen still 
in residence.
 
Today, with everything dripping and dense fog, the birding is mainly from 
the livingroom.
 
There have been 2 OSPREYS pass through with at least one of them having 
spent the night atop the adjacent dwelling.
 
A dozen or so BARN & TREE SWALLOWS are trying to scrounge breakfast with 
questionable success.
 
There are a few other migrants about, common species, like BLACK & WHITE 
WARBLER, BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER, REDSTART, YELLOW WARBLER & COMMON 
YELLOWTHROAT.
 
Shorebirds are represented by numerous small groups which frequently check 
out the menu around the lawns. SEMIPALMATED & LEAST SANDPIPERS dominate but 
RED NECKED PHALAROPES and other, unidentified peeps have been seen this 
morning.
 

Our SAVANNAH SPARROWS have enjoyed a productive summer. It's impossible to 
glance anywhere without having several in view. There were over 30 on our 
patio a moment ago.

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