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Seaside Sparrow,©David Sibley

23 Jul Fwd: URGENT ACTION: Change glass, save birds ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
23 Jul Peregrines in Waterville? [Mathias Deming ]
23 Jul Carolina Wren, Camden [Kristen Lindquist ]
22 Jul Peregrines fledged. []
22 Jul Re: 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach [rob speirs ]
22 Jul 2nd flagged peep at Popham Beach [Michael Fahay ]
22 Jul Frazer Point, Schoodic Peninsula [Joel and Sandy Wilcox-Fairbanks ]
22 Jul Cool opportunity to see a Juvenile White Ibis--Rye Harbor, NH [Cheryl Duford ]
21 Jul Re: essex woods/bog ["Sean Smith" ]
21 Jul RE: essex woods/bog [Sarah Caputo ]
21 Jul Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [tom A ]
21 Jul QUERY: Red-bellied Woodpeckers [Peter Vickery ]
21 Jul Non- breeding Foresters Tern Hills Beach []
21 Jul P.S. - re: Forster's Tern [Michael Fahay ]
21 Jul Shorebirds have returned to Flat Bay, Harrington (Washington County) [Merle and Anne Archie ]
21 Jul Forster's Terns at Popham Beach [Michael Fahay ]
21 Jul Re: Monarchs [Mike Fahay ]
20 Jul RE: essex woods/bog ["Glenn Jenks" ]
20 Jul Machias Seal Island vs Seal Island ["Bob Duchesne" ]
20 Jul No Tufted Puffin, but awesome afternoon, Machias Seal island, 7/20 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
20 Jul Re: Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [Bill Sheehan ]
21 Jul essex woods/bog [Sarah Caputo ]
20 Jul Biddeford Hills Beach: Black Skimmer [Josh Fecteau ]
20 Jul Fire Road 5, Ebeemee Twp [Susan Guare ]
20 Jul Peregrine in Calais [Raymond Brown ]
20 Jul Monarchs ["'Henry L.Donovan' via Maine birds" ]
20 Jul a few Weskeag birds [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
20 Jul Unity migrant landbirds [tom A ]
19 Jul Maine RBA - July 18, 2014 [Doug Hitchcox ]
19 Jul White-faced Ibis at Eastern Road [Joe Scott ]
19 Jul Re: Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
19 Jul Popham Beach this morning - Jul 19 [Michael Fahay ]
18 Jul Re: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs [Sean Rune ]
18 Jul More on Popham [Michael Fahay ]
18 Jul Popham in the evening [Michael Fahay ]
18 Jul Essex Woods, Bangor: shorebirds & others ["Sean Smith" ]
18 Jul Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
18 Jul Id help please [David Small ]
18 Jul BC Night-Heron [panteradeath666 ]
18 Jul Three-toe still around [tom A ]
17 Jul Re: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs [Chris Bartlett ]
17 Jul Popham shorebirds [Michael Fahay ]
17 Jul Alder Fly "complex" song [Raven Watcher ]
16 Jul Tropicbird Inquiry [James Purcell ]
16 Jul Re: ID an injured bird [brad woodward ]
16 Jul Cardinal [Bill Blauvelt ]
16 Jul Re: ID an injured bird [Christy Thibodeau ]
16 Jul RE: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs ["Smith, Michael" ]
14 Jul ID an injured bird [Christy Thibodeau ]
14 Jul shorebird ID help - Acadia National Park [kdlapp ]
15 Jul Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs [Aly McKnight ]
14 Jul Late post - Forster's Tern @ Hills Beach 7/11 ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
14 Jul Flagged shorebird - Popham [Michael Fahay ]
14 Jul Greater Yellow-legs - Englishman's River, Wash. Co. [Carol Muth ]
14 Jul No Royal Tern on incoming tide []
14 Jul Stratton Island I July 13 [Linda Woodard ]
14 Jul Yellow-crowned Night-heron - Pine Point ["Richard J. Duddy" ]
13 Jul Maine Audubon Stratton Island Trip II July 13 2014 ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
13 Jul Northern Maine Birds : Eurasian Wigeon, Redhead juvies, Common Eider [Bill Sheehan ]
13 Jul Yellow-Crowned Night Heron @ Pine Point ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
13 Jul Id. Help please. [David Small ]
12 Jul Highlights - Weskeag, Scarborough Marsh and Biddeford Pool [Mik Oyler ]
12 Jul TUPU seen on Machias Seal Island again [Fyn Kynd ]
12 Jul Re: A 3rd Royal Tern at Hills Beach! [rob speirs ]
12 Jul A 3rd Royal Tern at Hills Beach! ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
12 Jul Seal Island - Vinalhaven [Mik Oyler ]
12 Jul black-billed cuckoo [David Small ]
12 Jul hybrid wader at Scarborough [Michael Fahay ]
12 Jul Cardinal question ["'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" ]
11 Jul Eastern Trail and Pine Point [Michael Fahay ]
11 Jul Northern water thrush [Lin Ross ]
10 Jul Visiting near Acadia NP [Robert Bate ]
11 Jul Sandhill Crane-West Gardiner [Cory Stearns ]
11 Jul Scott Weidensaul program, Brunswick, 7/18 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
11 Jul Royal tern black skimmer [Linda Woodard ]
11 Jul RE: Re: Non-avian: GRAY FOX at Essex Woods, Bangor ["Allan Haury" ]

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

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "David Yarnold, Audubon" 
> Date: July 23, 2014 at 7:45:23 AKDT
> To: triton469 AT yahoo.com
> Subject: URGENT ACTION: Change glass, save birds 
> Reply-To: "David Yarnold, Audubon" 
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> URGENT ACTION: Change glass, save birds. · Trouble viewing this email? Try 
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> URGENT ACTION: CHANGE GLASS, SAVE BIRDS
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> Urge the Vikings and the MSFA to reverse course immediately and use safer 
glass. 

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> TAKE ACTION ›
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> Dear Carl,
> 
> The Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium could kill thousands of migratory birds 
unless the stadium’s builders take immediate action to incorporate bird safe 
measures. 

> 
> At issue is the type of glass being used in the largely-glass exterior of the 
massive new stadium. Current plans call for a type of glass that birds are less 
likely to see, thus inviting deadly collisions. 

> 
> Last week the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) 
rejected Audubon’s recommendation to use safer types of glass that could help 
save thousands of birds from fatally colliding with the stadium’s huge 
windows. 

> 
> Urge the Vikings and the MSFA to reverse course immediately and use safer 
glass. 

> 
> The cost of using bird friendly glass is less than one tenth of one percent 
of the overall cost of the new billion dollar stadium. The site of the stadium 
is less than a mile from the Mississippi River, along which tens of millions of 
birds fly between their breeding and wintering grounds every year. 

> 
> Unless the Vikings and the MSFA reverse course, the new stadium could become 
a serious threat to Minnesota’s birds. 

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> Please act today to urge the stadium’s builders to make the right choice 
— use safer glass! 

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

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

Cheers, 

Mathias


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

Kristen

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

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


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

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

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

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

Just a beautiful morning on the peninsula.

Joel Wilcox
Cherryfield

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!
Cheryl
Portsmouth, NH

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


Sean Smith 

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

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


Sarah 




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


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


Glenn



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

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



Walk around Essex bog road netted:

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





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


Sarah 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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


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


Thanks very much.

Best, Peter


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



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


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


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

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

Interestingly enough, no plover of any kind.

Merle and Anne Archie
Harrington

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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Glenn

 

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

 

Walk around Essex bog road netted:

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





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

 

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

 

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

 

Bob Duchesne

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

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


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


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


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


- Derek


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

I'm sure he meant Black Terns.

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

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

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

Good birding,

Bill Sheehan
Woodland, Aroostook Co.




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

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

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




 		 	   		  

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

--Josh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


-Derek

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Derek and Jeannette Lovitch 
Freeport Wild Bird Supply 
541 Route One, Suite 10 
Freeport, ME 04069 
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>________________________________
> From: 'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

Sean Rune

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


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Subject: Popham in the evening
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:33:09 -0400
I'm trying to hit Popham Beach every other morning, so I can spend some time 
other places. Today was my day off, and Bud Heure spotted 2 Blk Skimmers here 
this morning. So I ventured down to Popham this evening, just before closing 
time, High tide, beginning to ebb. Had some highlights: 


Hudsonian Godwit - Haven't seen one of these in breeding plumage for many 
years. This one foraging mostly on the Seawall Beach side of the Morse River 
mouth. Brick red bird with longish legs and over-all size approaching a Bonie. 
My last look was when it faced away from me, and took off for a brief flight. 
White rump. Bill was nearly straight, but had more of an upturn than a 
downturn. 


The peeps hit over a thousand this evening. I decided not to count, just enjoy 
the spectacle off these last-minute feeders preparing to loaf for the night 
above the wrack line. Incredible sight. 


A Long-billed Dowitcher was in a marsh pool before the entrance.

Photos of a SBDowitcher in extremely strong, harsh, setting sun light, provided 
comparisons for both the LBDow and the Hudwit. 


A solo Whimbrel was all alone here. Has been around for about a week, between 
Popham and Green Point on Atkins Bay. At times, it has been out on the 
mudflats, strolling around with the clammers. 


But no skimmers.  

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Subject: Essex Woods, Bangor: shorebirds & others
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:46 -0400
Lots of birds at Essex Woods late this afternoon, the most unexpected being a 
small group of shorebirds in the little marsh (where Soras are frequently seen) 
across the trail from the main body of water, on the Watchmaker Street side. 
There were fall warblers already flocking together with Chickadees in the same 
area. 


Highlights:

6 Solitary Sandpipers 
2 Semipalmated Sandpipers
3 Soras (2 adults and one black cotton ball)
3 Green Herons
8 Blue-winged Teal (keeping by themselves way out in the middle of the main 
marsh, non-breeding so look closely) 

1 Pied-billed Grebe

Warblers: Northern Waterthrush, Chestnut-sided, Parula, Yellow, 
Black-and-White, Am. Redstart, C. Yellowthroat 

Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos

Veery (several)
Flicker (several)

Sean Smith




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Subject: Tufted Puffin chase, Sunday, 7/20: 1:30pm.
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:46:17 -0700
Hi all,

We're all set - and with a much better weather forecast - for a chase of 
Machias Seal Island Tufted Puffin this Sunday. Who wants in? 


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


The TUPU was seen THIS MORNING (7/18) on the island, but Andy's boat arrived 30 
minutes after it was last seen. In other words, there are no gaurantees, but 
Andy is game for a try. The trip will cost $65-$115 per person, depending on 
how many people we get (max 18; I need 18 to get it down to $65). This is not 
a tour (I will be paying the same rate as you), just a ride out to the island's 
waters and as many eyes searching as possible. 


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


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


So, that's all I have for now. So, who's up for a chase?

-Derek

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Subject: Id help please
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:26:10 -0400
​I photographed this juvenile warbler at Essex St Marsh this morning. I'm
guessing a female redstart, only because that's what I usually see in that
area...Help would be appreciated. Thanks.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h1d64a405#h1d64a405



Cheers,
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Subject: BC Night-Heron
From: panteradeath666 <seanari AT live.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:27:05 -0700 (PDT)
Saw my first Black-crowned Night-Heron at the fish ladder in Newcastle. First 
on the main land that is. Saw many when I was working on Damariscove Island for 
3 summers as a caretaker. The north end of the island, also called Wood End, 
hosts a large coloney of these beautiful birds. 


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Subject: Three-toe still around
From: tom A <tom.aversa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:25:00 -0700 (PDT)
Fought the bugs and spent some time on the Harvester Rd at the location 
previously described by several observers (~2.5 from Telos Rd, west of 
Baxter SP).  I was lucky to hear the American Three-toed Woodpecker 
drumming and then tracked it down in the mature black spruces about 100 
yards from the road.  It was keeping company with at least three 
Black-backed Woodpeckers.  Another enjoyable sighting was a group of 22 Red 
Crossbills feeding on larch cones on Frost Pond Rd where is crosses the 
major stream.
 
Good birding,
tom

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Subject: Re: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs
From: Chris Bartlett <christophabartlett AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:55:23 -0700 (PDT)
We saw two pairs of razorbill adults and chicks near White Horse Island, 
New Brunswick on Sunday, July 13th.  The birds likely came from South Wolf 
Island, NB. 

Chris Bartlett
Eastport, ME 

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> Hi, all --
>
> I've recently been involved in some coastal oceanographic surveys in the 
> Gulf of Maine (see http://gomces.wordpress.com/ for an informal account 
> of our work). We were surprised to find a Razorbill dad hanging out with 
> his young chick in Blue Hill Bay. Given that the chick must have left the 
> nest recently and was clearly not yet capable of flight, we suspect that 
> there may be a colony in the area, but one that is currently unknown to the 
> seabird research community (confirmed by Linda Welch of FWS).
>
> I'd be curious to hear of any other Razorbill chick sightings, in this 
> area or elsewhere. Most of the chicks are departing the colonies around 
> now, so this is the time to pin down locations of potentially unknown 
> colonies.
>
> Thanks for any sighting information anyone can provide!
>
> Aly McKnight
>
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Subject: Popham shorebirds
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:36:06 -0400
Definite up-tic in numbers of peeps this morning, dominated by 650 Semi Sands, 
one of which bore a yellow flag on its right leg. When I learn its origin, I'll 
let you know. 



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Subject: Alder Fly "complex" song
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:37:39 -0400
Hello All,

Birding a power line in Durham I spent an interesting 10 minutes or so
listening to an Alder Flycatcher that I at first thought was some kind of
vireo "singing under its breath".  It was within twenty yards of me but the
"song" was soft though rapid and varied and did have an occasional soft
"Good Deal!" thrown in to the mix.

It was agitated and moving from perch to perch in the tops of alders.  A
likely failed nest in an alder that was probably herbicided was nearby.

I went online and found a site that had a recording of what was called a
"complex" song which was very similar, recorded in Maine in July.

Maybe it was new to me because I do not often bird the Alder swamps at this
time of year.  Who knows what else I might learn.

Nice looks at blooming Arrowhead and lots of various sedges etc.

Dan NIckerson
Freeport

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Subject: Tropicbird Inquiry
From: James Purcell <jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:52:03 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all,

Alex Burdo and I are planning on undertaking the trip to Maine to see the 
famous Red-billed Tropicbird this Sunday and Monday, July 20 and 21, and we 
were wondering if anybody else had any interest in joining us. 


Basically, the bird is frequently seen around Seal Island, and the captain will 
take us out on Sunday afternoon, the time of day the bird is most often seen. 
His boat leaves from Vinalhaven Island, which you need to take a ferry from 
Rockland Maine to get to. We will be taking the 1:00 ferry from Rockland on 
Sunday and will be joining Captain John Drury at around 2:30 when we arrive. 
Unfortunately, the last ferry leaves the island before we would return from the 
boat on Sunday evening so an overnight on Vinalhaven Island is necessary. There 
are several places to stay in town, however. 


The price is $80 per person for the boat ride if we can fill it with 6 people. 
Please let me know off-list at my email jpurcell1616 AT gmail.com if you have 
interest in joining us. 


James Purcell
Fairfield, CT

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Subject: Re: ID an injured bird
From: brad woodward <brad5000 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
Chrissy:

Glad it was able to recover and fly away.  Looks very much to me like 
blue-headed vireo.  Wondered if this is what other responders said for ID?

Regards,
Brad Woodward

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> This little bird just flew into my sliding glass door.  Can you help me ID 
> it?  I have given it water but have no idea what it eats.  Want to make 
> sure it is comfortable and hopefully it will pull through.
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Subject: Cardinal
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:58:35 -0400
We saw our baby cardinal at the feeder for the first time yesterday.

Bill Blauvelt
Portland, ME

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Subject: Re: ID an injured bird
From: Christy Thibodeau <xochristyt3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:41:38 -0700 (PDT)
Good news!  After letting it rest on a cushion out of the sun with water 
and meal worms, this little bird flew away on its own. Thank you for your 
replys!

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> This little bird just flew into my sliding glass door.  Can you help me ID 
> it?  I have given it water but have no idea what it eats.  Want to make 
> sure it is comfortable and hopefully it will pull through.
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Subject: RE: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs
From: "Smith, Michael" <Michael.Smith AT maine.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:14:49 +0000
I have seen them (adult razorbills tending fledged young) from the bridge going 
to Great Wass Island, Jonesport. From that bridge looking back towards 
Jonesport, and in Alley Bay. 


Mike

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Subject: [Maine-birds] Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs

Hi, all --

I've recently been involved in some coastal oceanographic surveys in the Gulf 
of Maine (see http://gomces.wordpress.com/ for an informal account of our 
work). We were surprised to find a Razorbill dad hanging out with his young 
chick in Blue Hill Bay. Given that the chick must have left the nest recently 
and was clearly not yet capable of flight, we suspect that there may be a 
colony in the area, but one that is currently unknown to the seabird research 
community (confirmed by Linda Welch of FWS). 


I'd be curious to hear of any other Razorbill chick sightings, in this area or 
elsewhere. Most of the chicks are departing the colonies around now, so this is 
the time to pin down locations of potentially unknown colonies. 


Thanks for any sighting information anyone can provide!

Aly McKnight

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Subject: ID an injured bird
From: Christy Thibodeau <xochristyt3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:53:40 -0700 (PDT)
This little bird just flew into my sliding glass door.  Can you help me ID 
it?  I have given it water but have no idea what it eats.  Want to make 
sure it is comfortable and hopefully it will pull through.

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Subject: shorebird ID help - Acadia National Park
From: kdlapp <kdlapp AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:33 -0700 (PDT)
I live in Los Angeles, and just enjoyed a trip to Acadia. At the end of the 
Wonderland trail, I saw a single shorebird flying. It was headed almost due 
west at 8am, so the sun was behind it. 


Size estimate = rock pigeon size, but it was hard to determine how far away it 
was flying. 


The long bill should make the options pretty narrow - dowitcher? yellowlegs?
Looks like a white rump in one of the pictures. No apparent coloration to the 
wings (which led me to rule out willet), but I never saw it through my 
binoculars. 


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. You've got some great birding out 
there. 


2 poor, distant pictures can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022 AT N07/14465480497/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34061022 AT N07/14465219810/in/photostream/

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Subject: Interested in reports of Razorbill chick/parent pairs
From: Aly McKnight <aly.mcknight AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:08:40 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, all --

I've recently been involved in some coastal oceanographic surveys in the Gulf 
of Maine (see http://gomces.wordpress.com/ for an informal account of our 
work). We were surprised to find a Razorbill dad hanging out with his young 
chick in Blue Hill Bay. Given that the chick must have left the nest recently 
and was clearly not yet capable of flight, we suspect that there may be a 
colony in the area, but one that is currently unknown to the seabird research 
community (confirmed by Linda Welch of FWS). 


I'd be curious to hear of any other Razorbill chick sightings, in this area or 
elsewhere. Most of the chicks are departing the colonies around now, so this is 
the time to pin down locations of potentially unknown colonies. 


Thanks for any sighting information anyone can provide!

Aly McKnight

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Subject: Late post - Forster's Tern @ Hills Beach 7/11
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:40:30 -0700
Sorry for the late post, but I was going through some photos last night and 
noticed that behind one of the Royal Terns seen on 7/11 was a Forster's Tern. I 
don't know how I could have missed this in the field. Maybe it was the fact 
that I was looking at my first ever Royal Terns! The bird seems more obvious 
the more I look at the photos and it is funny sorting through them 
chronologicallybecause the FOTE appearsfrom the tailend of one of the ROYT's 
and eventually "hides" directly behind it, with only legs showing, but then 
pops out from the direction the ROYT is facing. It almost seemed like it was 
daring me to notice it! 


I have only seen this species in nonbreeding plumage previously and later in 
fall (Sept-Oct) when other terns are gone and this species is more expected. Be 
on the lookout! 


Bird haahd,
Noah Gibb-Portland

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Subject: Flagged shorebird - Popham
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:11:57 -0400
The yellow-flagged Semi-Sand seen at Popham Beach a couple days ago, was banded 
as a FY bird in Suriname, February 2011. 


It seems Maine still welcomes immigrants.  

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Subject: Greater Yellow-legs - Englishman's River, Wash. Co.
From: Carol Muth <suzmuth AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:33:51 -0400
Wally spotted a single Greater Yellow-legs on the tip of a rocky spit on
the landward side of the bridge over the Englishman's River this afternoon
at (very) high tide.

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Subject: No Royal Tern on incoming tide
From: pmmoynahan AT maine.rr.com
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:37:20 -0400
Joanne Stevens, Gordon Smith and I walked out to the sandbar and waited but No 
Royal Terns this am. Pat 


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Subject: Stratton Island I July 13
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard AT maineaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:10:04 -0400
Maine Audubon had a great trip out to Stratton Island yesterday morning. We saw 
about 60 Bonaparte gulls as we motored out to the island. We passed a few 
feeding frenzies of terns - Common, Roseate and Least and cormorants just 
outside the mouth of the river. 


Once on the Island we had some excellent views of terns from the blinds. 
Several new nests of Common Terns were hatching while we were there. These 
birds were re-nesters since their nests were destroyed due to high tides 
earlier in the month. Some tern chicks, a few weeks old, were testing out their 
wings and a few were actually flying. We had a special treat when we were able 
to view several Arctic Terns on nest. 


On the back side of the Island, Roseate Terns and chicks were spotted along 
with many Common Terns. We had some good looks at Short-billed Dowitchers and 
Least Sandpipers. Black Guillemots were right off shore for all to see. 


At the fresh water pond in the middle of the island, we had a treat with 2 
Pectoral Sandpipers along with Least, Semipalmated and Spotted Sandpipers. 
Mallard, Gadwall, a Mallard X Black Duck and Common Eider were seen on the 
pond. A Sora was heard and quick looks of the bird were seen as it ran through 
the cat tails. Young Glossy Ibis, Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets were 
along the edge of the pond and in the trees. 


For a complete list go to 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19087349. If you would like to 
have this list shared with you, please respond to me offline. 


A recap and link to the second trips was posted by Noah Gibb earlier. Check out 
his great pictures of the birds. 


As always we thank the Puffin Project for allowing us to visit such a special 
spot. 


Linda

Linda Woodard, Director 
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Cell:  207-415-8331
Work: 207-781-2330 ext 213
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Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-heron - Pine Point
From: "Richard J. Duddy" <rjduddy AT rjduddy.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:04:29 -0400
I stopped by Pine Point in Scarborough this morning on the way to work
to see if the YCNH Noah found yesterday was there. I found it on the
sand bar in front of Ferry Beach. There were also numerous Egrets & Herons.
See ebird list
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19095194

Turk Duddy
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Subject: Maine Audubon Stratton Island Trip II July 13 2014
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:33:49 -0700
 I had the privilege of co-leading the second trip of the day out to 
Stratton Island today. Once we made it through the choppy waters, we were 
treated to an incredible show that can only be made possible by an island chock 
full of nesting terns. Fledgling Least and Common Terns were 
ridiculouslyadorable as always. Freshly fledged Glossy Ibis were pretty cool 
to see as well. 


 It was nice to see building numbers and diversity of mostly migrant 
shorebirds as we had 7 species of shorebirds on the island and added Willets in 
the flats at Jones Creek to the trip list upon docking back at Pine Point. 
Bonaparte's Gulls were also abundant on the way back through the Scarborough 
River. 


Great looks at Arctic and Roseate Tern's were certainly highlights of all on 
this trip, myself included, but I have to say that my personal highlight was an 
adult Common Tern landing on one of the support ropes to the visitor's blind 
just a few feet away from me. This bird perched on the rope for about two 
minutes and I was shocked that my lens could even focus on it, meaning it was 
4.9 feet or better away from me. It seemed like 2 feet and I felt like I was 
holding it in my hand! 


 Below is the complete Ebird checklist so if anyone would like me to share 
the list, please reply offline. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19092748


Bird haahd,
Noah Gibb-Portland, ME

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Subject: Northern Maine Birds : Eurasian Wigeon, Redhead juvies, Common Eider
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:02:48 -0400
Hi All,

Its been a long time since I've been out birding locally... I went around
Caribou, Limestone and Fort Fairfield and finally made it out to Lake
Josephine in Easton after more than a months absence.  Things were hopping.


I saw more than a dozen broods of waterfowl, including a hen Ring-necked
Duck that was caring for 3 Redhead juvies in her brood.  I also saw 4 +
broods of Gadwall and a couple of broods of American Wigeon.  Four adult
Ruddy Duckss (3 drakes and a hen) and high count of 6 adult Redheads (no
broods seen)

Best find was a drake Eurasian Wigeon in full eclipse plumage.  The bird
was clearly a wigeon with a short, blue/gray bill, mahogany head, neck and
breast and dark brown body plumage with a white forewing evident.   It was
hanging out with a large (70+) flock of molting ducks including Mallards
(mostly), Gadwall, Blacks, Ring-neckeds, Redheads and at least one apparent
female American Wigeon with a brood.

Heres a link to the eBird list with embedded photos of the wigeon and some
of the other birds:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19088159

Other good stuff today was a brood of Spotted Sandpipers with a nervous
parent attending  and a very out-of-place drake Common Eider steaming down
the Aroostook River in Fort Fairfield.  I also was surprised to find a
late-ish singing male Tennessee Warbler in a spot in Limestone where I'd
never seen them before

Good Birding,

Bill
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Subject: Yellow-Crowned Night Heron @ Pine Point
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:04:40 -0700
I found a juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron in Jones Creek after getting off 
the boat from Stratton. Could still be around somewhere in the Scarborough 
Marsh area. 


Bird haahd,
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Subject: Id. Help please.
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:36:25 -0400
​I don't like to ask for help without taking a stab at it myself.

I'm thinking a immature eastern phoebe, but the color and seemingly absent
wing bars have me baffled!


http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h10e9cc30#h10e9cc30

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Subject: Highlights - Weskeag, Scarborough Marsh and Biddeford Pool
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:22:18 -0400
​Weskeag Marsh:

2 Little Blue Heron
8 Nelson's Sparrows
1 Merlin​

Scarborough Marsh-Eastern Trail:

3 Little Blue Heron
1 Tri-colored Heron (Flyover - looked like a Tri-colored in flight although
I haven't see what the "hybrid" looks like in comparison)
3 Green-winged Teal
2 Least Terns
10 Nelson's Sparrows

Pelreco:

1 Saltmarsh Sparrow
2 Marsh Wren
2 Cliff Swallow

Behind the Clambake:

4 Nelson's Sparrows
2 Saltmarsh Sparrows

Biddeford Pool:

1 Black-crowned Night Heron
3 Whimbrel
2 Black-bellied Plover
1 American Oystercatcher
Big groups of peeps and dowitchers

Ocean Ave:

2 Red-necked Grebe

Mik Oyler
North Conway, NH

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Subject: TUPU seen on Machias Seal Island again
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:52:45 -0700 (PDT)
The Tufted Puffin that has been seen off and on for the past 3 weeks was 
seen again yesterday (July 11th) - 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19074586
Thought I should let you all know!

Good birding,
Fyn
Searsmont, Maine

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Subject: Re: A 3rd Royal Tern at Hills Beach!
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:51:53 -0400
Mike Resch who was at Hills Beach Friday night, thought there might be four
Royal Terns. If there are three, there could be a fourth.

Here is what Mike wrote:
"I arrived at Hills Beach at about 5:20 and went to the beach near
Buffleheads - thanks for your suggestion.  Within about 10 minutes I found
2 Royal Terns loafing among a flock of Commons.  I stayed until about 7:30 and
had at least 2 Royals in view most of the time.  I say "at least" because
at about 7 I left the Buffleheads beach area W of Basket Island and had 2
Royals in view.  I then drove to the Sky Island Rd. spot and 5 minutes
later had 2 Royals in view just E of Basket Island.  Could have been the
same birds but maybe there were actually 4 of them."

Sooo, everyone, keep your eyes peeled and take photos. I'd bet Mike had
four birds.

Rob Speirs  Cumberland


On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:32 PM, 'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds <
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Turk Duddy called me while I was walking out on the Basket Island causeway
> late this afternoon to tell me that he was on a large tern with a full
> black cap visible from the road. As I got closer to the bird I could see
> that it was a ROYAL TERN with a nice full cap. The two birds seen the last
> two afternoons each had "balding" on the forehead. One bird had a very
> white forehead and the other a white forehead with heavy black speckling.
> Clearly the bird tonight is a different bird and at the very least, the 3rd
> ROYT seen at this location this week!
>
> Bird haahd,
> Noah Gibb-Portland
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Subject: A 3rd Royal Tern at Hills Beach!
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:32:31 -0700
Turk Duddy called me while I was walking out on the Basket Island causeway late 
this afternoon to tell me that he was on a large tern with a full black cap 
visible from the road. As I got closer to the bird I could see that it wasa 
ROYAL TERN with a nice full cap. The two birds seen the last two afternoons 
each had "balding" on the forehead. One bird had a very white forehead and the 
other a white forehead with heavy black speckling. Clearly the bird tonight is 
a different bird and at the very least, the 3rd ROYT seen at this location this 
week! 


Bird haahd,
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Subject: Seal Island - Vinalhaven
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:11:51 -0400
Friday was a good day. 4 of us were fortunate enough to pick the right day
for a boat ride with the famous John Drury. The conditions were perfect and
the birds cooperated.

The Red-billed Tropicbird was fantastic. I have found most rarity chases to
be let downs. This one was different as the bird put on a show that had us
all smiles and my uncle comparing the bird to a streaker.

We had an excellent study in tern identification, with great looks at
Common, Arctic and Roseate.

Plentiful Atlantic Puffin and Razorbill were great.

We had close-up looks at 3 Common Murre as well as 3 Manx Shearwater.

Multiple nesting Great Cormorants were a surprise to me.

A big thanks to John who does it right,

Mik Oyler
North Conway, NH

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Subject: black-billed cuckoo
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:37:58 -0400
​I've tried for two years to spot and photograph a black-billed cuckoo.
Didn't happen.

Yesterday while hiking Great Wass Island Preserve with Deb, I photographed
what I thought was a northern mockingbird and believed that until just a
few moments ago when I was corrected.

Perhaps, I should have known that when I got my black-billed cuckoo
sighting and photograph it would be by accident...photosbychance and all!

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h3bee7183#h3bee7183


Cheers,
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Subject: hybrid wader at Scarborough
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:51:55 -0400
I think this bird needs more study. Caught him loafing in the panes off Eastern 
Trail yesterday and got some photos in strong side-lighting unfortunately. 


I wonder two things: 1. why isn't Little Blue Heron one of the potential 
adults; and, 2. this bird has 2 strong, stiff head plumes, black legs and 
yellow feet. Little Egret should also be considered in the heritage. (Lores are 
quite yellow, however. ) 


Whatever the case, this is a striking bird in the right light.  

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Subject: Cardinal question
From: "'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:44:22 -0400
We have had a pair of cardinals at our feeder all spring and summer (a first 
here), very obvious and singing all the time. I have not found their nest. My 
puzzlement: they are almost always together at the feeder and unaccompanied by 
young. Where are the babies? 


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Subject: Eastern Trail and Pine Point
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:26:47 -0400
The pannes off Eastern Trail provided lots of SBDowitchers, and at least one 
Stilt Sandpiper today. Also good looks at that weird hybrid egret/heron, and a 
juve LBHeron with a wild stripe pattern thru its otherwise white wings 
(photos). Many Nelson's Sparrows, but could not find a Saltmarsh or a Seaside 
Sparrow. 


2 Whimbrels were at Pine Point. This is a species that side-stepped the 
mid-coast this spring, and also hasn't yet shown up at places like Popham 
Beach, etc. 


122 mostly juv Bonaparte's Gulls were conspicuous E of the dock area.  

But no big terns or skimmers.

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Subject: Northern water thrush
From: Lin Ross <lingreg.ross AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:17:41 -0400
We have been enjoying the northern water thrush for the past few days. We
have a very small artificial pond outside of the kitchen window. It seems
to be liking that spot.

Linda and Greg Ross in New Sweden

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Subject: Visiting near Acadia NP
From: Robert Bate <robsbate AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:05:47 -0400
My wife and I are going to be in Maine near Acadia and Blue Hill at the end of 
the month and could use some suggestions for great birding hotspots in the area 
or "don't miss" spots in Maine. We are going to try for a pelagic trip to 
Machias Seal Island. Any suggestions are welcome, off list replies please. 


Rob Bate
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Sandhill Crane-West Gardiner
From: Cory Stearns <corystearns133 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:20:03 -0700 (PDT)
At 7:15 this morning there was a sandhill crane in a field on the southern side 
of Route 9/126 in West Gardiner, just east of the Spears Corner road. 


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Subject: Scott Weidensaul program, Brunswick, 7/18
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:07:21 -0700
 Hi all,

Jeannette and I are pleased to be co-hosting an evening with Scott Weidensaul 
at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick NEXT Friday, July 18th from 
6:30-8:00pm. His talk is entitled “Living in the Wind: Exploring Bird 
Migration and Simple Ways to Save Birds.” This is free and open to the 
public, and is co-sponsored by Birds & Beans Coffee and Wicked Joe's. 


More information can be found here:
http://www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/birdingtoursinMaine.asp
  
I hope to see you there!

-Derek


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Subject: Royal tern black skimmer
From: Linda Woodard <lwoodard AT maineaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:48:57 -0400
There is a Royal Tern and a Black Skimmer on the beach at Basket Island at 
Biddeford Pool according to Turk who just phoned me. 


Linda Woodard
Director, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
207-883-5100
Cell 207-415-8331
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Subject: RE: Re: Non-avian: GRAY FOX at Essex Woods, Bangor
From: "Allan Haury" <ahaury AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:48:45 -0400
We have had a Gray Fox with 3 young hanging around our
condo complex here in Waterville for several weeks now,
seen by ourselves and 2 other unit owners. One day the
adult Fox had a squirrel in its mouth. And there are
very few squirrels around picking under my bird
feeders. Two winters ago we had a Red Fox climbing
around on a snow bank across from our condo.

 

Al Haury

Waterville

Augusta Bird Club

 

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[mailto:maine-birds AT googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
Fahay
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 7:37 AM
To: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Non-avian: GRAY FOX at Essex
Woods, Bangor

 

Sean et al.;

Just to accumulate the records...I've seen 3 Gray Foxes
in Maine.  Two of these were in our yard, the most
recent a few days ago.  The third was down the street!
We live in West Bath, between Dam Cove and the New
Meadows River.  I have not seen a Red Fox in the
immediate area, although they are not that unusual
farther down the Phippsburg Peninsula.  Apparently Gray
Foxes climb trees.  Now THAT would be a photo op.

mike



On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:17:05 PM UTC-4, Sean
wrote:

About 7:20 Jeff Webb and I got very good looks at a
GRAY FOX on the Watchmaker Street side of the Essex
Street woods trails.     We had stopped to look at 2
Eastern Cottontail rabbits that were grazing on the
side of the path, passed a runner who disturbed them
into bolting, gone a little further toward the "Do Not
Enter" field, and turned around.   Walking back along
the path we saw the fox standing, then sitting in the
path right near where the rabbits had fled into the
surrounding swamp.   It was very silver -gray on the
sides with a lighter face, and traces of red
surrounding and accenting the predominant gray color,
and a distinctly darker tail.     Not marked anything
like a Red Fox (which I've seen many times but not at
Essex).  It was smaller and its head/face were
differently shaped... my first thought on seeing the
face was that it was Bobcat-like.   At one point while
we were watching it with binoculars and it was watching
us, it sat down in the middle of the path just like a
dog and calmly looked at us until we got within maybe
60 feet, when it trotted into the woods.   Apparently
they are uncommon in Maine (?)   I'm not a mammal
expert, though I've lived in Maine a long time and seen
every larger mammal species other than Lynx.    I
thought it might be worth reporting.

 

We went to find Green Herons (I saw 4 individuals there
about a week ago, same time of day) but were
unsuccessful.    For birds today the place was overrun
with Mallards, there were some Cedar Waxwings, Warbling
Vireos and Chimney Swifts... nothing really noteworthy.


 

Sean Smith

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