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Olive Tree-Pipit,©Jan Wilczur

3 May Green-winged Teals- large numbers late in the migration [Peter Vickery ]
3 May York County sightings (Apr 27 - May 3)... [Josh Fecteau ]
3 May Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 May 2016) 19 Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
3 May Veery and Catbird [Marianne Taylor ]
3 May Scarborough Marsh arrivals, 5/3 ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
3 May Peeps, Laughing Gulls, Thrasher - Eastern Promenade [Ian Carlsen ]
3 May Virginia Rail - Capisic Pond Park, Portland [rob speirs ]
3 May Brown Thrasher singing [Marianne Taylor ]
3 May Clay-colored Sparrow, Kennebunk Plains [David Doubleday ]
3 May arrivals-West Kennebunk [Sharon F. ]
3 May Hairy Woodpecker behavior question [Craig Kesselheim ]
3 May River Point Conservation Area arrivals. [David Thomson ]
3 May Weskeag arrivals [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
3 May Wild turkey query ["'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" ]
2 May Capisic Pond Meeting [Nathan Hall ]
2 May raven scavenging video [Noah Perlut ]
2 May Re: Ibis Saco [Noah Perlut ]
2 May Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 May 2016) Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
2 May Ibis Saco [Richard Harris Podolsky ]
2 May FOY Chimney Swifts - Gardiner [Jeff Wells ]
2 May MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
1 May Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (01 May 2016) 33 Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
1 May Swamp sparrow? [David Small ]
01 May RE: Red Breasted Grosbeak [Christine Roberts ]
01 May Red Breasted Grosbeak [Christine Roberts ]
1 May Great Crested Flycatcher in Portland [Bill Blauvelt ]
1 May Swallows at Fortunes Rocks, Etherington Pond [Patricia Moynahan ]
1 May B&W Warbler ["Nancy W. Dickinson" ]
1 May Black-and-White Warbler, Biddeford [Lena Moser ]
1 May Gray Jay, Sears Island [Seth Benz ]
1 May BTG Warbler, Camden, 5.1.16 [Kristen Lindquist ]
1 May Pine Warbler Scarborough [Ann Hancock ]
30 Apr Kennebunk Plains ["Richard J. Duddy" ]
30 Apr Re: Pine Warbler Scarborough [William Laverty ]
30 Apr Re: Pine Warbler Scarborough [Todd Devenish ]
30 Apr Pine Warbler Scarborough [Todd Devenish ]
30 Apr Northbound eiders ["Bob Duchesne" ]
30 Apr Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Apr 2016) 67 Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
30 Apr Biddeford: White-eyed Vireo... [Sean Hatch ]
30 Apr Hirundo wildlife refuge [Sarah Caputo ]
30 Apr Black Throated Blue - Range Pond [Cindy Elias ]
30 Apr Hermit thrush [David Small ]
30 Apr Fw: TRICOLORED HERON Fore River ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
30 Apr TRICOLORED HERON Fore River ["'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" ]
30 Apr Winter Wren/Cape Eliz. [Brenda at The Cornerstone B&B ]
30 Apr Biddeford: White-eyed Vireo... [Josh Fecteau ]
30 Apr Little Egret [Schligdog ]
30 Apr MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
30 Apr Barred Owl CN [Denise Johnson Email ]
29 Apr Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (29 Apr 2016) 35 Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
29 Apr Birdnote ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
29 Apr This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/23-29 ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
29 Apr Re: Little Egret - Falmouth, 4/29 [Doug Hitchcox ]
29 Apr Noon owl ["'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" ]
29 Apr Little Egret - Falmouth, 4/29 [Doug Hitchcox ]
29 Apr Spotted Sandpipers, Skowhegan [Marianne Taylor ]
28 Apr Owl pellets wanted []
28 Apr Aerialists over Suckfish Brook,etc. (FOYs) [Richard Garrigus ]
28 Apr Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (28 Apr 2016) 192 Raptors ["'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
28 Apr MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
28 Apr Fwd: (NYP) New York Post: This little guy had bird watchers freaking []
28 Apr Re: Little Egret off Mackworth Island Causeway [Seth Davis ]
28 Apr Little Blue Herons in the Bunk [gerrishlaw via Maine birds ]
28 Apr 4/25 Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Debbie Stahre ]
28 Apr Little Egret off Mackworth Island Causeway [Bill Bunn ]
28 Apr barn swallow west k. [Sharon F. ]
28 Apr MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
28 Apr Mars Hill this morning: N. Shovelers and Wood Ducks [Craig Kesselheim ]
28 Apr Black-throated green warbler [Jessica Costa ]
27 Apr Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (27 Apr 2016) 148 Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
27 Apr Laughing Gull on MDI [Craig Kesselheim ]
27 Apr More Spruce Grouse []
26 Apr red-breasteds, Mackworth Is, Falmouth [Richard Garrigus ]
26 Apr FOY Hermit Thrush CN [Denise Johnson Email ]
26 Apr Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (26 Apr 2016) Raptors ["'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
26 Apr Northern Parula [Bruce Cole ]

Subject: Green-winged Teals- large numbers late in the migration
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 21:14:37 -0400
I know this is the season of herons and migrant passerines, at last!

But.

In there past week I’ve seen 170+ Green-wings at the mouth of the Abby 
(Bowdoinham) and 220+ at Green Point (Dresden), these along the Eastern River. 


These numbers markedly exceed the peak numbers in late March and early to 
mid-April, the height of the Green-wing migration. 


These large concentrations have behaved differently from regular migrants in 
that they have been packed into tight bunches rather than being spaced out. 
Flocks have been so compact, both on the mudflats and at high tide, that it can 
be challenging to count them. During migration, Green-wings can be in small 
clusters but they’re not so tight and certainly not so numerous. 


I asked Bill Sheehan about this and he thinks these late clusters are probably 
reverse migrants. He only saw a handful of Green-wings this past weekend when 
there should have been dozens pretty much everywhere. The lakes up north remain 
largely frozen and Maine has experienced a cold snap in the past 10 days or so. 
I’m certainly not going to disagree will Bill on this since he knows a wicked 
more about ducks than I do. 


But I can saw with certainty that I’ve never seen this many teal this late in 
the season and additional eBird reports don’t contradict these observations. 
The BNA account doesn’t mention reverse migrations. 


Thought it was worth passing along.  Now back to the warblers.

Best,  Peter

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Subject: York County sightings (Apr 27 - May 3)...
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 19:33:16 -0400
Here are some bird happenings from around York (and Cumberland) County:

4/27 (Wednesday)
...7 *Canada Goose* goslings (with parents), 2 *Blue-winged Teal*, 3 *Lesser
Scaup*, 2 *Spotted Sandpipers*, 2 *Wilson's Snipe*, *Blue-headed
Vireo*, *Northern
Rough-winged Swallow* and 4 singing *Louisiana Waterthrush* at Sanford
Lagoons

4/28 (Thursday)
...2 *Willet* (FOY) near mouth of Mousam River, Kennebunk

4/30 (Saturday)
...12 *Black-bellied Plovers* (FOY) on mudflat viewed from Mile Stretch
Rd., Biddeford Pool
...continuing *White-eyed Vireo* (FOY) at Timber Point Trail, Biddeford
[see 30 Apr email for more details]
...continuing *Little Egret* (FOY) at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth [thanks to
Evan Glynn for spotting the bird in flight]

5/1 (Sunday)
...*Black-and-white Warbler* (FOY) and *Black-throated Green Warbler* (FOY)
at Batson River along Guinea Rd., Kennebunkport
...*Great Horned Owl*, 3 *Blue-gray Gnatcatchers* (FOY), and *Gray Catbird*
(FOS) at Emmons Preserve, K'port
...*American Bittern* (FOY) on West St. near Wild Acres Dr., Biddeford
[Thanks to Kevin Couture for finding this bird!]

5/2 (Monday)
...*Eastern Phoebe* nest with 2 eggs at York County Community College, Wells

5/3 (Tuesday)
...5 *Ovenbirds* (FOY) on Guinea Rd., K'port
...35 *Glossy Ibis* at West Brook Skating Rink, 234 Pool St., Biddeford
...2 *American Oystercatchers* on Hills Beach, Biddeford
...15 *Black-bellied Plovers*, 9 *Ruddy Turnstones*, and 4 *Dunlin* in "the
pool" viewed from Hills Beach Rd., Biddeford
...continuing *White-eyed Vireo* at Timber Point Trail, Biddeford [with Bob
Crowley]

--Josh

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

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 May 2016) 19 Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 19:22:54 -0400
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: May 03, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	0	260
> Osprey	1	4	454
> Bald Eagle	0	0	59
> Northern Harrier	0	0	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	3	10	678
> Cooper's Hawk	0	1	65
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	0	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	14	31	1873
> Red-tailed Hawk	0	3	241
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	1	3	416
> Merlin	0	0	62
> Peregrine Falcon	0	0	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	0	6
> Unknown Buteo	0	0	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	0	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	0	21
> Total:	19	52	4351
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	16:00:00
> Total observation time:	8 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 15 people visited the hawkwatch, including students from a Presumpscot 
Elementary School field trip. 

> 
> Weather:
> It was overcast with excellent visibility and temperatures mostly in the high 
forties today. Winds were very light and mostly from the northeast. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> It was a slow day, especially during the afternoon. Unsettled weather to the 
south was probably holding up migrants. Local Broad-winged Hawks and Cooper's 
Hawks were displaying, and local Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles were cruising 
around. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The second Blue-gray Gnatcatcher of the season stopped by for a visit this 
morning. One Horned Lark flew over the summit. Hawkwatch Juncos One, Two, and 
Three were spunky as always and kept the hawk counter company. 45 bird species 
were observed. 


> Species deemed migrating:
> 15 American Robins
> 4 Tree Swallows
> 3 American Goldfinches
> 3 Double-crested Cormorants
> 3 Purple Finches
> 1 Canada Goose
> 1 Common Grackle
> 1 Common Loon
> 1 Great Blue Heron
> 1 Horned Lark
> 
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should start off partly cloudy, becoming overcast in the afternoon 
with a small chance of showers. Light easterly winds are predicted. Raptor 
migration may be slow due to unsettled weather to the south, but there should 
be some birds moving through. 

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


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Subject: Veery and Catbird
From: Marianne Taylor <andale62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 14:50:06 -0700 (PDT)
A short walk this afternoon to a willow area found catbird singing and a veery 
calling several times but did not show. 


Marianne Taylor
Skowhegan 

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Subject: Scarborough Marsh arrivals, 5/3
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 15:03:35 -0400
Hi all,
Jeannette and I spent the morning in Scarborough Marsh, accumulating numerous 
new arrivals and personal FOYs, including: 

41 Willets
3 Little Blue Herons
2 Least Sandpipers (Eastern Rd)
1 Marsh Wren (Pelreco marsh)
23 Common Terns (Pine Point)
2 ROSEATE TERNS (Pine Point Beach)
3 Lesser Yellowlegs (Dunstan Landing)
4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows (Prout's Pond)

Additionally, we had a tardy flock of 40-50 PURPLE SANDPIPERS at the Pine Point 
jetty, 142 Long-tailed Ducks offshore, and a single PIPING PLOVER on the beach. 


Other migrants noted included a total of 15 Black-bellied Plovers and 52 
Greater Yellowlegs, and increasing numbers of the other wading birds. 


-Derek

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Subject: Peeps, Laughing Gulls, Thrasher - Eastern Promenade
From: Ian Carlsen <i.a.carlsen AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 12:20:40 -0400
Spotted three Laughing Gulls on Pomroy Rock (that little nub of rock off of
the East End Beach) along with a flock of peeps that are looking like
blurry Purple Sandpipers in the photos.

Brown Thrasher was calling like crazy on the Mid-Slope Trail.

No warblers in sight though.

Checklist/photos here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29376895

Happy birding!

Ian Carlsen
Portland

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Subject: Virginia Rail - Capisic Pond Park, Portland
From: rob speirs <rspeirs1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 10:12:14 -0400
Two VIRA....possible third bird. Loop path on second bump going in from
Capisic St.

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Subject: Brown Thrasher singing
From: Marianne Taylor <andale62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 07:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
I could hear him from 1/4 mile away and followed the sound. High in a maple. 
FOY. Still si gong at least 15 minutes by now. 


Marianne Taylor
Skowhegan 

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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow, Kennebunk Plains
From: David Doubleday <davidd AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 06:40:53 -0700 (PDT)
 I heard (bird not seen) a Clay-colored Sparrow at the K'bunk Plains before 
dawn today - giving a harsh two note buzzy "pish --pish".  It was in the 
general area where found previous years.  On the north side of Route 99, - 
where the dirt road to the pond intersects the left dirt road to the loan 
dead tree.  Not far from the intersection.  Not heard or observed when I 
returned an hour later but my hearing is diminished and could easily miss 
it if it was any distance away. 

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Subject: arrivals-West Kennebunk
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 09:19:45 -0400
Rose breasted Grosbeak(1 male passing through) on Sunday along with singing 
Black throated green warbler; Catbird this morning singing at 7:15 and one 
B.Oriole at my neighbor's feeders at 7 Mon. night. Sharon in West K. 


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Subject: Hairy Woodpecker behavior question
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 08:33:54 -0400
Hi all -- I watched a female Hairy Woodpecker pecking into the grass in our
yard yesterday (like a Flicker), and wondered whether others have observed
this behavior. I'm sure I have a fallible memory, but I don't recall seeing
that before. Anting?

Thanks for your thoughts, on or off list.

Craig K
SW Harbor

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Subject: River Point Conservation Area arrivals.
From: David Thomson <dkrtmd AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 08:10:32 -0400
Hi all--

This morning, new arrivals at River Point include Blue-gray gnatcatcher,
Northern waterthrush, Rose-breasted grosbeak.

Dave Thomson

Falmouth

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Subject: Weskeag arrivals
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 12:07:06 +0000
This early morning from the paved parking area: 8 snowy egrets; 1 glossy ibis; 
2 g-yellowlegs; 2 l-yellowlegs; 12 green-winged teal. 

 Don  		 	   		  

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Subject: Wild turkey query
From: "'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 07:34:18 -0400
I can find very little info on wild turkey behavior. Often I have a lone one 
hanging around, and I can't tell if it is a female or an immature male. This 
has happened other years, too. I thought they always traveled in groups. Any 
explanations? 


This year's specimen entertained us for a long time yesterday taking a bath in 
wood ashes. Was finally flushed by a dog and made a huge ash plume as it flew 
for the trees. 


Mary Lou in Sullivan

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Subject: Capisic Pond Meeting
From: Nathan Hall <hallnatec AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 22:27:00 -0400
Hello

Sorry for the not strictly bird-related email, but I know a few people are
concerned about the upcoming Capisic Pond improvement project.

There is a meeting tomorrow night at 6:00 at Deering High School to talk
about the upcoming work being done on Capisic Pond.

They will begin draining the pond on May 15th and subsequently will begin
they work throughout the summer ending sometime in November.

I have attached a letter from the city for those looking for more
information (sorry for the poor quality).

Thank you
Nathan Hall

(Also, don't forget the Global Big Day is coming May 14th. All you have to
do to participate is log your sightings into eBird.)

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Subject: raven scavenging video
From: Noah Perlut <nperlut AT une.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 13:25:23 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,

My students did a scavenging study in the University of New England's 363 
acre forest in Biddeford.  Our last experiment netted some interesting 
images of ravens, a bald eagle and a turkey vulture.  One of my students 
turned it into a video.

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7VcPfc4A8* 



noah

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Subject: Re: Ibis Saco
From: Noah Perlut <nperlut AT une.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 13:23:16 -0700 (PDT)
I have seen good sized flocks foraging in the spring in two tidal marshes 
in the Saco River about halfway between the estuary and dam.

noah

On Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2:51:44 PM UTC-4, Richard Harris Podolsky wrote:

> Tentative sighting of a flick of about 50 glossy ibis over the marshes in 
> Saco. I lost the flock behind some trees. Anyone else seeing that number of 
> ibis around the Saco?

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 May 2016) Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 16:21:04 -0400
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	0	260
> Osprey	0	3	453
> Bald Eagle	0	0	59
> Northern Harrier	0	0	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	0	7	675
> Cooper's Hawk	0	1	65
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	0	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	0	17	1859
> Red-tailed Hawk	0	3	241
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	0	2	415
> Merlin	0	0	62
> Peregrine Falcon	0	0	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	0	6
> Unknown Buteo	0	0	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	0	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	0	21
> Total:	0	33	4332
> 
> 
> (No count conducted today)
> 
> 
> Weather:
> Drizzle and fog in the morning turned into steady rain throughout the 
afternoon, so the count was not conducted. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> 
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 
> 
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is predicted to be overcast, with temperatures in the forties and 
fifties. Light winds should start out northerly in the morning, becoming more 
westerly and southwesterly in the afternoon. If winds stay light, there could 
be some nice afternoon movement especially after today's rain. 

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


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Subject: Ibis Saco
From: Richard Harris Podolsky <richardpodolsky AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 11:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
Tentative sighting of a flick of about 50 glossy ibis over the marshes in Saco. 
I lost the flock behind some trees. Anyone else seeing that number of ibis 
around the Saco? 


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Subject: FOY Chimney Swifts - Gardiner
From: Jeff Wells <jeffwells AT borealbirds.org>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 15:00:43 +0000
While playing basketball with my son and his buddy in the yard yesterday 
(5/1/16) early evening I looked up to see at least 5 Chimney Swifts overhead in 
Gardiner. Hope they make it through this cool, damp stretch. 


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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 03:16:54 -0700 (PDT)
The first lawn mowing is completed and I planted part of the garden 
yesterday.
Last night was a "Petrel Night", the first of the season. So I guess we're 
committed to Spring.

Some Petrels were likely already around but last night was the first night 
with heavy activity and I spent an hour or so outside in the wee hours as 
they flittered about and chuckled and chuckled about their return.
They were certainly all, or mostly all, LEACHES STORM PETRELS (which nest 
here), although we do get a small percentage of WILSON'S STORM PETRELS 
(which do not nest here).

Other species are more or less unchanged except that KESTRELS, plus an 
occasional SHARP SHINNED HAWK, are culling the sparrow population daily. I 
see a HARRIER or two daily, but after a sweep or two of the island, they 
tend to move on.

The sparrows, for their part, have increased dramatically over the past 
couple days. The increase has been almost entirely WHITE THROATED SPARROWS.
When combined with the SAVANNAH SPARROWS, they make quite a concentration 
on the lawns, around the buildings and especially on the patio.
At one point yesterday I counted 263 sparrows in easy view from one window.
At another time I counted 71 sparrows excavating on our patio, an area 18 
feet x 24 feet.
No new species among them: a couple CHIPPING SPARROWS; a couple SONG 
SPARROWS; one JUNCO and the continuing VESPER SPARROW.

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (01 May 2016) 33 Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:05:08 -0400
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: May 01, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	0	260
> Osprey	3	3	453
> Bald Eagle	0	0	59
> Northern Harrier	0	0	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	7	7	675
> Cooper's Hawk	1	1	65
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	0	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	17	17	1859
> Red-tailed Hawk	3	3	241
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	2	2	415
> Merlin	0	0	62
> Peregrine Falcon	0	0	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	0	6
> Unknown Buteo	0	0	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	0	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	0	21
> Total:	33	33	4332
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	14:15:00
> Total observation time:	6.25 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	Derek Lovitch, Zane Baker
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 51 people visited the hawkwatch, including 14 hawkwatch workshop participants 
and a Boy Scout troop from Falmouth. Thank you to all who attended the Feathers 
over Freeport programs! 

> 
> Weather:
> Today was overcast with moderate winds mostly from the south. Temperatures 
were in the mid forties to low fifties. Light sprinkling began at around 12:00 
pm EST, eventually becoming drizzle and steadier rain. The count ended at 2:15 
pm EST due to this rain. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> It was a nice morning of hawkwatching, with quite a few close birds. This 
allowed the hawkwatch workshop participants to work on their ID and enjoy some 
beautiful raptors. Migrant and local Broad-winged Hawks dominated the skies, 
and a few immature Red-tailed Hawks were moving through. Raptor movement slowed 
down when the drizzle started. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The first Ovenbird of the season was heard singing in the distance today. 
There was some nice non-raptor migrant diversity. 41 bird species were 
observed. 


> Species deemed migrating:
> 19 Blue Jays
> 13 American Robins
> 12 Common Grackles
> 12 Tree Swallows
> 6 warbler sp.
> 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers
> 4 passerine sp.
> 2 American Goldfinches
> 2 blackbird sp.
> 2 Canada Geese
> 1 Belted Kingfisher
> 1 Common Loon
> 1 Great Blue Heron
> 
> Predictions:
> It looks like tomorrow will be a rainy day, with scattered showers in the 
morning and steadier rain during the afternoon. East northeast winds are 
predicted. Hopefully a bit of counting will be possible in the morning, but 
raptor movement is likely to be slow due to the rain and the wind direction. 

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


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Subject: Swamp sparrow?
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 16:32:30 -0400
​Essex Street Marsh produced some nice opportunities this morning: a
nesting pair of northern flickers, hooded mergansers, yellow-rumped
warblers, mallards, grackles, rwb, and this swamp sparrow...I think? My
first.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h739a262b#h739a262b

Cheers,
Dave

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Subject: RE: Red Breasted Grosbeak
From: Christine Roberts <christine51 AT fairpoint.net>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 16:27:17 -0400
Rose breasted.  Sorry.  Got excited


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Back at feeder.  Belmont.

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Subject: Red Breasted Grosbeak
From: Christine Roberts <christine51 AT fairpoint.net>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 16:25:59 -0400
Back at feeder.  Belmont.

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Subject: Great Crested Flycatcher in Portland
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:42:07 -0400
Sally and Saw a Great Crested Flycatcher at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland
this morning. 5-1-16
https://flic.kr/p/GkRfX3
Bill Blauvelt
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Subject: Swallows at Fortunes Rocks, Etherington Pond
From: Patricia Moynahan <pmmoynahan AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 09:35:49 -0400
Mixed flocks of NoRW, BaSw, TrSw, ClSw
Pat


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Subject: B&W Warbler
From: "Nancy W. Dickinson" <nwd1 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 13:02:07 +0000
A Black-and-white Warbler is singing at the edge of our woods this morning. 
Also, the male Towhee who's been vocalizing nonstop for the past week has 
finally attracted a female, and the two are feeding together in the shrubbery. 



Nancy Dickinson

New Harbor/Pemaquid

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Subject: Black-and-White Warbler, Biddeford
From: Lena Moser <lenamoser3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 06:02:13 -0700 (PDT)
Watched a loudly singing B&W Warbler in the yard this morning.  Other 
highlights on Proctor Road have been the following:

Blue-headed Vireo (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (6)
Palm Warbler (5)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (4)
Pine Warbler (3)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (4, busy at nest holes)
Eastern Phoebe (3, one of which was busy constructing a nest)
Eastern Towhee (1)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
Chipping Sparrow (everywhere)
Hermit Thrush (2)
Ruffed Grouse (2)
Wild Turkey (4)
Broad-winged Hawk (1 circled quite low above my head... stellar looks!)
Belted Kingfisher (2, on territory at the ponds)
Eastern Whip-poor-will and American Woodcock singing almost every night

Also: a group of 4 loud and active Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at the base of 
Sawyer Mountain in Limerick yesterday.

Happy Spring birding to all,
Lena

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Subject: Gray Jay, Sears Island
From: Seth Benz <sbenz AT schoodicinstitute.org>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:42:55 -0400
A Gray Jay was frequenting the island edge at the causeway’s end this 
morning. 

Karl Gerstenberger took some excellent photographs.  This is most likely
the same bird reported a few days ago by John Wyatt (who was present again this 
morning). 

Certain vocalizations sounded exactly like Blue Jay, and at times
the bird would momentarily join with passing flocks of northbound Blue Jays,
only to turn around when the flock(s) continued to cross toward the mainland. 

A first Waldo County sighting for me.

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Subject: BTG Warbler, Camden, 5.1.16
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:28:25 -0400
Always a little thrill to hear that first Black-throated Green Warbler of
spring, which was singing this morning on Mt. Battie in Camden Hills SP.
Also nice to hear several Winter Wrens and Hermit Thrushes, among many
others, adding their voice to the morning chorus.

Kristen


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Subject: Pine Warbler Scarborough
From: Ann Hancock <annhancock9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 07:21:39 -0400
To add to the previous  reports, Jim and I had a Pine Warbler singing at
the Pleasant Hill Preserve  property In Scarborough on Thursday April 28.

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Subject: Kennebunk Plains
From: "Richard J. Duddy" <rjduddy AT rjduddy.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:49:53 -0400
I took an early morning, 4:14 am, ride out to the Plains to see what was
there when we're normally asleep. When I got out the car I heard a
woodcock then a Barred Owl starting calling followed by a Whip-poor-will
then an Upland Sandpiper.
I stayed there for a little over an hour listening to these birds &
Towhees , Sparrows, Meadowlarks & a Thrasher.

Full list at EBird

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29294901

Turk Duddy
Cape Porpoise

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Subject: Re: Pine Warbler Scarborough
From: William Laverty <welaverty AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:02:29 -0400
we had a Pine Warbler at our feeder today in Cape Elizabeth.. Paula saw an
Eastern Towhee seen earlier in the week.. We are about to set up for our
annual N Cardinal visit   last 2 years we had 2 males and 1 female   fun to
watch !!

Bill Laverty

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> Pine warbler along the Camp Ketcha access trail/road leading to the SLT's
> Fuller Farm in Scarborough.  Warbler was moving between the pines near the
> ropes course.
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Subject: Re: Pine Warbler Scarborough
From: Todd Devenish <todddevenish AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:14:09 -0700 (PDT)
Make that Libby River Farm.  Thanks, Joanne!

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:21:06 PM UTC-4, Todd Devenish wrote:
>
> Pine warbler along the Camp Ketcha access trail/road leading to the SLT's 
> Fuller Farm in Scarborough.  Warbler was moving between the pines near the 
> ropes course.
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Subject: Pine Warbler Scarborough
From: Todd Devenish <todddevenish AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:21:06 -0700 (PDT)
Pine warbler along the Camp Ketcha access trail/road leading to the SLT's 
Fuller Farm in Scarborough.  Warbler was moving between the pines near the 
ropes course.

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Subject: Northbound eiders
From: "Bob Duchesne" <duchesne AT midmaine.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:14:52 -0400
Winter's over. Eight common eiders are on the north end of Pushaw Lake
tonight, heading toward Hudson Bay.

 

Bob Duchesne

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Apr 2016) 67 Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:09:18 -0400
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 30, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	38	260
> Osprey	7	448	450
> Bald Eagle	0	13	59
> Northern Harrier	0	106	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	19	629	668
> Cooper's Hawk	0	20	64
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	25	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	34	1841	1842
> Red-tailed Hawk	1	55	238
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	4	378	413
> Merlin	0	58	62
> Peregrine Falcon	0	1	1
> Unknown Accipiter	1	3	6
> Unknown Buteo	0	7	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	4	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	1	15	21
> Total:	67	3641	4299
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	16:00:00
> Total observation time:	8 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	Tom Downing, Zane Baker
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 51 people visited the hawkwatch.
> 
> Weather:
> It was a mostly sunny day, with light winds throughout the morning varying 
between north and west. During the afternoon, winds picked up to a moderate 
speed and became more southeasterly in general. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> It was a decent day of hawkwatching, with nice numbers of Sharp-shinned Hawks 
and Broad-winged Hawks. Local Broad-winged Hawks and Cooper's Hawks continued 
to display and there were a few aerial battles. Birds started out quite high, 
but became lower and closer as the winds picked up. Visitors had the 
opportunity to see several close birds. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Black-throated Green Warblers were singing quite a bit at the beginning of 
the count period. 40 bird species were observed today. 


> Species deemed migrating:
> 19 Common Grackles
> 16 Tree Swallows
> 3 Barn Swallows
> 3 blackbird sp.
> 2 Double-crested Cormorants
> 1 American Goldfinch
> 1 Belted Kingfisher
> 1 Common Loon
> 1 Pine Siskin
> 
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow is expected to be overcast with light southeast winds and 
temperatures in the fifties. There is a small chance of showers during the late 
afternoon, but these might not hit until after the count period. As long as 
clouds stay high and precipitation holds off, it should be a decent day of 
hawkwatching. Feathers over Freeport will be happening at Bradbury Mountain 
State Park tomorrow, and we hope to see you there! Programs will include bird 
walks, a hawkwatch workshop, and a live raptor presentation. Don't forget your 
binoculars! Please see the following website for the full schedule of events: 
http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/activities/feathers_over_freeport.shtml 

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


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Subject: Biddeford: White-eyed Vireo...
From: Sean Hatch <seanarih AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:38:46 -0700 (PDT)
We just had the bird with others just down Timber Pt. Rd. Lifer for me. Also 
almost stepped on the Little Egret this morning as I got to N. Meadow. Was 
forging extremely close. 2 plumes visible witbout binoculars. Wow!!! Good day. 


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Subject: Hirundo wildlife refuge
From: Sarah Caputo <catbird338 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:25:50 +0000
Profitable morning due to warbler fallout and massive hatch of some flying 
insect along the Pushaw 

making the waterfront trail very popular.


E. Phoebe
Palm Warbler
Black throated green w.
Black throated bluew.
yellow rump w.
Bay breasted w.
Golden crowned kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's thrush
Am. Robin
white throated sparrows in abundance
Osprey
Tree Swallows
Winter wren
Belted Kingfisher
Catbird (singing a RW blackbird combo song)


 		 	   		  

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Subject: Black Throated Blue - Range Pond
From: Cindy Elias <binkcind AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:38:46 -0700 (PDT)
I biked around Range Pond State Park today and was rewarded with one of the 
most leisurely looks at a male black-throated blue warbler I've ever had.   
I left before the bird did.  

Also:  pine, palm and yellow rumped warblers, swamp sparrow, red breasted 
nuthatch, yellow bellied sapsucker, brown creeper, ruby crowned kinglet, 
black capped chickadees, hermit thrush, Amer robins.

And of course the resident pair of bald eagles.   In the past week I've 
also seen a pair of loons on the lake but did not lay eyes on them today. 

Cindy


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Subject: Hermit thrush
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:00:54 -0400
​Hermit thrush at Great Pond Mountain Land Conservation Trust, saw 12 at
different times, also a few northern parula.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h778ca8c4#h778ca8c4

Cheers,
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Subject: Fw: TRICOLORED HERON Fore River
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:16:04 +0000 (UTC)
The bird flew to the right side of the river where a Great Egret just flew In 
right next to it. Nice open views right now in good light. 

NoahSent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
 
 On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Noah Gibb wrote: 
There is currently a Tricolored Heron at the Fore River in Portland viewed from 
the parking lot by the white church on Congress St. Currently on the left 
banking looking up the river. Tide is closing in fast. 

Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Portland

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Subject: TRICOLORED HERON Fore River
From: "'Noah Gibb' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:00:37 +0000 (UTC)
There is currently a Tricolored Heron at the Fore River in Portland viewed from 
the parking lot by the white church on Congress St. Currently on the left 
banking looking up the river. Tide is closing in fast. 

Bird haahd,Noah Gibb-Portland

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Subject: Winter Wren/Cape Eliz.
From: Brenda at The Cornerstone B&B <bfraney1 AT frontier.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:20:26 +0000 (UTC)
Got great looks of a Winter Wren from the "swampy" trail at Gull Crest just off 
Spurwink Rd in Cape Elizabeth.Was hopping from branch to branch along the 
boardwalk section that has lots of deadfall and stumps. Kept me entertained for 
about 5 minutes.  THis is the same location that I heard a Winter Wren sing 
last summer while on territory - hopefully this little guy is here to stay for 
awhile.  


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Subject: Biddeford: White-eyed Vireo...
From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:18:51 -0400
From 9:30-9:50am, Turk Duddy and I observed the continuing *White-eyed
Vireo* along Timber Point Trail in Biddeford. Sue Keefer had relocated the
bird earlier in the morning. This bird was first reported by Sue on 26 Apr.
I did not hear the bird vocalize.

Parking is available at the end of Granite Point Rd., the bird was seen
about .2 miles south of the parking area, in the wide branching Red Maple
to the right of the wooden gate. (GPS coordinates: 43.404996, -70.396478).
Photos on my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29299172

--Josh

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

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Subject: Little Egret
From: Schligdog <schligdog AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:08:04 -0400
11am 4/30 Bay Shore Rd Falmouth near Mackworth causeway. 

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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:32:20 -0700 (PDT)
There seems to have been a push of WHITE THROATED SPARROWS overnight. 
There are over twenty excavating on the patio and nearly as many visible 
around the boardwalk. 
Along with the WTs we also got a pulse of FLICKERS.
No other obvious species but I haven't been around the island, either.

Flickers have been displaying and it's a great chance to see where they get 
their name. 
When two of them square off they spread their tails wide, clearly showing 
the yellow shafts of each tail feather. 
They also mostly hold their tail steady but occasionally give their tail a 
strong "flick".
I watched two of the Flickers as they engaged and noted the reaction of 
other Flickers in the area.
The two "combatants" weren't moving around much, just displaying, face to 
beak, in one spot.
However, during that couple of minutes I saw 5 other Flickers arrive from 
as much as 50 yards away.
The non-combatants zipped in to land in the adjacent tall vegetation, some 
30-40 feet from the displaying pair.
Their behaviour looked exactly like the response to a predator threat but 
no other birds offered the slightest concern.
After a brief stop in the tall vegetation, the "observers" trickled away 
and the displaying soon ended.

There was a trickle of HARRIERS & KESTRELS hunting and moving throughout 
yesterday. 
The local EAGLE spent most of the day on the island. 
By appearance, a 4th year female, she is unwelcomed by the Raven pair but 
their occasional spats end quickly and she doesn't seem dissuaded from her 
scavenging or hunting.
She certainly can make the Alcids disappear with a low pass over the island.

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Subject: Barred Owl CN
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:05:38 -0400
1:50am Barred Owl in (west)Cape Neddick. I recorded it on my IPhone :-).  

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (29 Apr 2016) 35 Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:24:22 -0400
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	38	260
> Osprey	10	441	443
> Bald Eagle	0	13	59
> Northern Harrier	0	106	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	5	610	649
> Cooper's Hawk	1	20	64
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	25	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	18	1807	1808
> Red-tailed Hawk	0	54	237
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	0	374	409
> Merlin	1	58	62
> Peregrine Falcon	0	1	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	2	5
> Unknown Buteo	0	7	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	4	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	14	20
> Total:	35	3574	4232
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	16:00:00
> Total observation time:	8 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	Derek Lovitch
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 16 people visited the hawkwatch.
> 
> Weather:
> The morning started off with light winds, which picked up and became moderate 
and gusty after the first few hours of counting. Wind direction was variable, 
becoming southerly and southeasterly during the afternoon. Winds calmed 
slightly towards the end of the count. Temperatures were mainly in the forties, 
with mostly cloudy skies. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptor migration came through at a slow and steady pace today, and there was 
interesting activity from some local birds. At least four Broad-winged Hawks 
were displaying over Hedgehog Mountain, with several more over the horizon 
towards Portland. The Hedgehog Mountain locals got into a mid-air scuffle, 
tumbling and chasing one another. Cooper's Hawks were also busy displaying, 
with one flying close over the summit. Osprey numbers picked up during the 
afternoon, with a few close fly-bys. Migrant Broad-winged Hawk numbers peaked 
towards the middle of the count. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> A Pine Warbler was gathering nesting material again today. 33 bird species 
were observed. 


> Species deemed migrating:
> 31 Double-crested Cormorants
> 4 warbler sp.
> 2 Barn Swallows
> 2 blackbird sp.
> 1 American Goldfinch
> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, with some periods of cloudiness and light 
winds starting from the northeast. Wind speed should increase during the 
afternoon and become southeasterly, with temperatures in the forties and low 
fifties. The morning may be slow given the wind direction, but hopefully things 
will pick up as winds shift during the afternoon. 

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


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Subject: Birdnote
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:13:29 -0600
While hiking for the Colima-which I got- meet a group of birders who produce 
the bird podcast-BirdNote a daily 2 min program on facts and general interest 
of birds- Great people and think it would be of interest to the Maine birders- 
just search BirdNote on your podcast app- 

Skip Small
Rockport

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Subject: This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/23-29
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:43:30 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,Some of my observations of note over the past seven days included:- 3 
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, here at the store, 4/23 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk 
group).- 45 Palm and 20 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 16 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 
Blue-headed Vireos, etc, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/23 (with Saturday 
Morning Birdwalk group).- 10 Black-bellied Plovers (FOY) with 4 Ruddy 
Turnstones and 6 Dunlin, The Pool, Biddeford Pool, 4/24 (with Lena Moser and 
Pat Moynahan). 

- 4 Fish Crows, outside the Palace Diner, downtown Biddeford, 4/24 (with Pat 
Moynahan). - 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (FOY), Fort Foster, Kittery, 4/25 (with 
Jeannette). 

- 28 Purple Sandpipers, Long Sands Beach, York, 4/25 (with Jeannette).- 3 Fish 
Crows, The Nubble, Cape Neddick, 4/25 (with Jeannette).- 2 Purple Sandpipers, 
Short Sands Beach, York, 4/25 (with Jeannette).- 4 Fish Crows, Wells Harbor, 
4/25 (with Jeannette).- 7 Rusty Blackbirds, Florida Lake Park, 4/28.- 600+ 
Black Scoters, etc, Simpson's Point, Brunswick, 4/28. 

And other personal FOYs for me this week included:- 1 Eastern Towhee, East 
Point, Biddeford Pool, 4/24 (with Lena Moser and Pat Moynahan).- 2 
Black-crowned Night-Herons, Great Pond, Biddeford Pool, 4/24 (with Lena Moser 
and Pat Moynahan).- 1 House Wren, Fort Foster, 4/25 (with Jeannette).- 2 
Blue-winged Teal, Moody Marsh, Wells, 4/25 (with Jeannette). 

And finally, don't forget about a weekend of FREE events (with park entry) this 
Saturday and Sunday the the 5th Annual Feathers Over Freeport. See: 
www.maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport 

-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: Little Egret - Falmouth, 4/29
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:48:03 -0400
The Little Egret is visible from the southern blind in the West Meadow at 
Gilsland Farm right now, 12:45. 


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> On Apr 29, 2016, at 7:27 AM, Doug Hitchcox  wrote:
> 
> Just got off the phone with David Ladd who is currently viewing the Little 
Egret in the flats off the Mackworth Island causeway in Falmouth. 

> 
> Good birding!
> 
> 
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Subject: Noon owl
From: "'Alex Barker' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:14:10 -0400
It is 12:11 p.m. on a cloudless day, and a barred owl is hooting in my 
neighbor's woods. WT--?? 


Mary Lou in Sullivan

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Subject: Little Egret - Falmouth, 4/29
From: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox AT mac.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:27:37 -0400
Just got off the phone with David Ladd who is currently viewing the Little 
Egret in the flats off the Mackworth Island causeway in Falmouth. 


Good birding!


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Subject: Spotted Sandpipers, Skowhegan
From: Marianne Taylor <andale62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:38:41 -0700 (PDT)
While looking out at a pair of Wood Ducks I watched 2 Spotted Sandpipers fly in 
to our shore on the Kennebec. Very noticeable spots and bobbing. 


Marianne Taylor 

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Subject: Owl pellets wanted
From: dlevitis AT bates.edu
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:03:27 -0700 (PDT)
I'm supervising a Bates student's research project for which she needs to 
collect owl pellets from several locations around southern Maine. The goal is 
to identify characteristics of the location that predict the diversity of 
mammals represented in the pellets. We understand the sensitivity of owl nests 
and roosts, and do everything we can to avoid disturbances while collecting 
pellets. If anyone knows specific locations we should visit, please email me at 
dlevitis AT bates.edu. Thank you. 


Dan Levitis
Bates College
Department of Biology

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Subject: Aerialists over Suckfish Brook,etc. (FOYs)
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus AT meca.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:23:00 -0400
Suckfish Brook Trails are off Mast Rd. to the right if headed east, just
beyond Highland Lake public boat access road which is on the left. Look for
Upland Way. A small parking area at the end of the drive puts you in front
of a beaver pond that because of a breach in the beaver dam has lost much
area. Visited the place today for the first time since last August.
I was treated to a small flurry of activity on stepping out of the car.
Many ruby-crowned, chickadees, yellow-rumped, brown creepers, downies, an
eastern phoebe, and then one black-throated green warbler(foy).
Standing by the water surveying the scene, an aerial display of northern
rough-winged, one tree swallow, and eventually a barn swallow turned up.
One yellow-rumped added to it by hawking for insects from snags at the edge.

Recent personal firsts of year:
Field Sparrow:  4/21  Kennebunk Plains
Vesper Sparrow: 4/21  " "
Little Egret: 4/23  Gilsland Farm Falmouth
White-faced Ibis: 4/23  ""
Eastern Screech Owl: 4/23  York Village  (life bird)
Blue-headed Vireo: 4/24  Cascade Falls Saco
Louisiana Waterthrush: 4/27 Sanford Lagoons  (life bird)
Spotted Sandpiper: 4/27      " "
CANG goslings: 4/27            " "
White-eyed Vireo: 4/27 Timber Point Arundel

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (28 Apr 2016) 192 Raptors
From: "'Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:35:26 -0400
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	38	260
> Osprey	7	431	433
> Bald Eagle	0	13	59
> Northern Harrier	0	106	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	13	605	644
> Cooper's Hawk	1	19	63
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	25	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	160	1789	1790
> Red-tailed Hawk	0	54	237
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	4	374	409
> Merlin	7	57	61
> Peregrine Falcon	0	1	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	2	5
> Unknown Buteo	0	7	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	4	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	14	20
> Total:	192	3539	4197
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	16:00:00
> Total observation time:	8 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	Jeannette Lovitch
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 24 people visited the hawkwatch.
> 
> Weather:
> Winds started off at moderate speeds and were generally from the northwest, 
eventually shifting to south and strengthening towards the end of the count. 
Skies were mostly clear, with some heat haze along the horizon especially 
towards the middle of the count. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> The day started off with a burst of activity during the first two hours of 
the count. Broad-winged Hawks were circling up in many directions- far in the 
distance, close, and directly overhead. This seemed a little puzzling 
considering the weather conditions, but the birds put on a good show! After 
this period of activity, migration slowed and most birds were distant. There 
was a nice little flurry of fast, close Merlins late in the afternoon. Few 
birds came through when the wind shifted to southerly, which may have been 
because of the increase in gusting. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The first Chimney Swift of the season zipped by! A Pine Warbler was gathering 
nesting material (some sprigs of lichen) at the summit. 


> 36 bird species were observed. Species deemed migrating:
> 60 Double-crested Cormorants
> 7 Tree Swallows
> 1 Chimney Swift
> 1 warbler sp.
> 
> Predictions:
> Light southeast winds, partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the forties 
are predicted for tomorrow, which should make for a great day. Winds may be 
more easterly in the morning, but activity should pick up as they switch over 
to southeast in the late morning and afternoon (unless birds pleasantly 
surprise us with a morning rush despite the wind direction, like they did 
today). 

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


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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:21:59 -0700 (PDT)
It's been a fair but chilly day with a mid-afternoon high of 7 degrees. 
Fortunately the wind was very light.
Birds were active but no great numbers.

SAVANNAH SPARROWS easily dominate, followed by WHITE THROATED SPARROWS.
Other sparrows were mostly in ones and twos: VESPER, CHIPPING, SONG & SWAMP 
& JUNCO.

Only one FLICKER was seen today but there were at least 4 YELLOW RUMPED 
WARBLERS.
Other that the Butter Butts, the only warblers were 2 PALM WARBLERS.

The only raptor was a single EAGLE, by its appearance, it would seem to be 
one of our regular visitors.

The two local RAVENS continue along with the single CROW.
There are hints that it could be a FISH CROW but it simply will not speak 
in my presence.

The bird of the day is a single WILLET, the first this season.

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Subject: Fwd: (NYP) New York Post: This little guy had bird watchers freaking
From: welaverty AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:59:03 -0400
If you haven't heard of this....see link far bellow. Swainsons Warbler in 
Central Park 



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> (NYP) New York Post: This little guy had bird watchers freaking 
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> New York Post: This little guy had bird watchers freaking out in Central Park
> 2016-04-28 19:29:37.538 GMT
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> 
http://nypost.com/2016/04/28/this-little-guy-had-bird-watchers-freaking-out-in-central-park/ 

> 
> PageExcerpt:
> An elusive, rare bird spotted in Central Park on Thursday morning already has 
a flock of followers. The “skulky” Swainson’s warbler touched down in the 
shrubbery near Strawberry Fields around 8 a.m. — the first time one has been 
spotted in ... 


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Subject: Re: Little Egret off Mackworth Island Causeway
From: Seth Davis <kd7gxf AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:47:35 -0700 (PDT)
Bummer, I just missed it!

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:38:17 AM UTC-4, Bill Bunn wrote:
>
> At 8'oclock this morning the egret was off the causeway and flew off 
> towards the other side of the bridge, probably headed around the back side 
> towards Gisland Farm
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Subject: Little Blue Herons in the Bunk
From: gerrishlaw via Maine birds <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:10:32 -0700 (PDT)
Adult and Juvenile Little Blue Herons in tidal flats along Mousam River 
bridle path off Route 9 in Kennebunk, at 8:30 a.m., today, 4/28.

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Subject: 4/25 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: Debbie Stahre <photostahre AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:59:11 -0700 (PDT)
About 9 am on 4/25 I  had a male RT Hummingbird in Franklin. Photos

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Subject: Little Egret off Mackworth Island Causeway
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:38:17 -0700 (PDT)
At 8'oclock this morning the egret was off the causeway and flew off 
towards the other side of the bridge, probably headed around the back side 
towards Gisland Farm

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Subject: barn swallow west k.
From: Sharon F. <sfinley111 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:25:16 -0400
Sitting on birdhouse with pair of tree swallows  AT  7 AM today in West Kennebunk; 
wish it would stay-they have not nested here for 5 or 6 years. 


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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:22:17 -0700 (PDT)
Someone cancelled the migration!
The ground was alive prior to the weather shift on Tuesday. Then we 
received about 2 hours of snow (no accumulation) late in the afternoon. 
Since then it's been dead. Almost everything other than presumed resident 
SAVANNAH SPARROWS .... gone.
In a walk about yesterday (except for the Savannahs) I saw only 3 SWAMP 
SPARROWS, 2 SONG SPARROWS, 4 WHITE THROATED SPARROWS, 1 YELLOW RUMPED 
WARBLER, 3 FLICKERS, 1 BROWN CREEPER, 2 HERMIT THRUSHES and 1 LITTLE BROWN 
BIRD.

The same Little Brown Bird was first observed on Tuesday, along with a 
VEERY and a probable SWAINSON'S THRUSH.
First glance hinted at Lark Sparrow but it was "off". However, it's been a 
well behaved bird and content to sit and feed when it's not being harassed 
by Savannahs. So, FINALLY, I got a nice flash of Rufous on its shoulder 
(lesser coverts) that I wanted to lock it down as a VESPER SPARROW.

Contrasting with the land birds, the ALCIDS returned in force on Wednesday, 
with a lot on the island all day and a lot of coming and going. 
The island was loaded last night.

COMMON EIDERS are settling down for their summer stay while HARLEQUINS seem 
somewhat down in number. 
Presumably the LORDS & LADIES are departing for their nesting areas.

I haven't noticed a PURPLE SANDPIPER for perhaps a week. It's unnusual for 
them to all leave so soon but perhaps it's just that there were so few this 
winter. SPOTTIES should be arriving soon.

DOUBLE CREASTED CORMORANTS have been moving, mostly in flocks of less than 
20. 
They are presumed to be migrating but around here they can make a body 
dizzy.
They have a tendency to approach the island, perhaps fly a kilometer or two 
past and them reverse direction, more or less circle the island once or 
twice, and eventually resume their original course.
They remind me of highway travellers checking out motels for a stop-over.

Yesterday did bring the return of GANNETS.
Many of you may remember that Gannets have been coming ashore here for the 
past few years and there was an unsuccessful nest a couple years back.
Last year, 2 and sometimes 3 Gannets spent a lot of time exploring the 
rocks at the SW corner of the island, not too far from one boardwalk and 
blind. 
They seemed to favour one area and one bird was seen with nesting material.
However, it was rather late in the season and nothing developed. A lot of 
tourists did get good Gannet views.
Yesterday afternoon, on the fresh winds where Gannets excel, several adults 
and at least one sub-adult began over-flying the island, leaving and 
returning repeatedly.
Eventually, one sat down on their favoured rock and another did a 
"touch-and-go". This continued for over an hour.

This morning I see Gannets on the water just off their favoured spot.
Sooooooo ....... a Gannet summer??????

GRAY SEALS, easily numbering a couple hundred, are hauling out on Gull Rock 
each day, with a few (mainly young) seen here on MSI.
HARBOUR SEALS are more apparent now and their pups will soon be appearing.




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Subject: Mars Hill this morning: N. Shovelers and Wood Ducks
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:17:44 -0400
Good morning all -- a quick stop in Mars Hill this morning, at the in-town
pond, yielded a pair of N. Shovelers and two drake Wood Ducks. A Tree
Swallow in Monticello as well.

Forgot to mention in yesterday's post: a singing Winter Wren in SW Harbor,
MDI. FOY.

Craig K

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Subject: Black-throated green warbler
From: Jessica Costa <jesslynncosta AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:11 -0400
Heard call twice in West Falmouth this morning.

Jess

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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (27 Apr 2016) 148 Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:56:06 -0400
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 27, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	38	260
> Osprey	9	424	426
> Bald Eagle	0	13	59
> Northern Harrier	2	106	123
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	26	592	631
> Cooper's Hawk	0	18	62
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	25	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	98	1629	1630
> Red-tailed Hawk	1	54	237
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	5	370	405
> Merlin	5	50	54
> Peregrine Falcon	0	1	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	2	5
> Unknown Buteo	0	7	12
> Unknown Falcon	1	4	4
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	1	14	20
> Total:	148	3347	4005
> 
> 
> Observation start time:	08:00:00
> Observation end time:	16:15:00
> Total observation time:	8.25 hours
> Official Counter	Anna Stunkel
> Observers:	Dave Gulick
> 
> 
> 
> Visitors:
> 16 people visited the hawkwatch, including a Daisy troop from 
Cumberland/North Yarmouth. 

> 
> Weather:
> It was a beautiful morning, with clear skies and a very light wind mainly 
from the west. The layer of snow that accumulated yesterday melted in the 
sunlight. Temperatures started out just above freezing, but warmed gradually 
and reached 10 degrees Celsius by the end of the afternoon. Skies remained 
mostly clear throughout the day, but the westerly wind picked up quite a bit 
during the afternoon. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptor movement started off strong from the beginning of the count. There was 
a lull during early afternoon when the winds started to pick up, but bird 
movement increased again after about an hour of moderate winds. Many raptors 
were quite high, especially during the afternoon. The first confirmed immature 
Broad-winged Hawk of the season flew low over the summit today. 

> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The first Black-throated Green Warbler of the season was heard singing today. 
Just before the counted ended, a Barred Owl called several times. 43 bird 
species were observed. 


> Species deemed migrating:
> 81 Double-crested Cormorants
> 6 Tree Swallows
> 5 American Robins
> 2 Brown-headed Cowbirds
> 2 Pine Siskins
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 1 Common Grackle
> 1 warbler sp.
> 
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow's forecast looks great, with light westerly winds in the morning and 
clear skies. Winds should shift to become more southwesterly during 
mid-afternoon, which could cause a nice push of migration. 

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


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Subject: Laughing Gull on MDI
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:02:35 -0400
Fellow birder Billy Helprin reported a Laughing Gull in Somes Harbor on
Monday, fyi, and a colleague of his has seen them arrive on nesting islands
off Milbridge.

This evening, a pair of Osprey on station at Sherman, I-95

Best,
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Subject: More Spruce Grouse
From: duchesne AT midmaine.com
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:54:39 -0400 (EDT)
Today was another scouting day, trying to find pockets of Spruce Grouse
closer to MDI for the Acadia Birding Festival. Tried out a couple more
Frenchman's Bay Conservancy trails, including Schoodic Bog trail. Wouldn't
you know it? I had a male in the path only a hundred yards from where I
parked. In the woods, I heard a female calling seductively to him. It
turned out that two females were teasing him. I sat down and watched for a
while, since they were much more interested in each other than in me.

Also nabbed 9 White-winged Crossbills and 3 Reds. For photos:
https://www.facebook.com/MaineBirdingTrail/.

Coming back down the hill, there was an American Woodcock doing the Hokey
Pokey across the road. That comical video is on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5ejnov8950.

Bob Duchesne
Grouse Whisperer

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Subject: red-breasteds, Mackworth Is, Falmouth
From: Richard Garrigus <rgarrigus AT meca.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:44:44 -0400
Evening stroll around Mackworth produced, not surprisingly, a wintry mix of
birds with only traces of spring arrivals.
Highlight for me was 2 red-breasted nuthatches, FOY.
Also, red-breasted mergansers.
Surf scoters
Common eiders
Red-necked grebe in what appeared to be full breeding plumage.
Double-crested cormorants in the typical elongated raft
For passerines, one yellow-rumped warbler, one pine warbler(heard only),
chickadees, song sparrows.

The most welcome sight was the break in the clouds on the western horizon
as I completed the loop.

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Subject: FOY Hermit Thrush CN
From: Denise Johnson Email <dpj113 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:10:29 -0400
Cape Neddick, west of turnpike (mile 13).
Heard the call first, then three short songs before dark. Sweet. Used Cornell 
"Merlin App" to confirm song was Hermit. 


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Subject: Fwd: Bradbury Mountain State Park (26 Apr 2016) Raptors
From: "'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:36:45 -0400
Resending with forecast completed.

Sent from my iPhone

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> From: reports AT hawkcount.org
> Date: April 26, 2016 at 8:30:42 PM EDT
> To: freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com
> Subject: Bradbury Mountain State Park (26 Apr 2016)  Raptors
> Reply-To: reports AT hawkcount.org
> 
> Bradbury Mountain State Park
> Pownal, Maine, USA
> 
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 26, 2016
> Species	Day's Count	Month Total	Season Total
> Black Vulture	0	0	0
> Turkey Vulture	0	38	260
> Osprey	0	415	417
> Bald Eagle	0	13	59
> Northern Harrier	0	104	121
> Sharp-shinned Hawk	0	566	605
> Cooper's Hawk	0	18	62
> Northern Goshawk	0	0	2
> Red-shouldered Hawk	0	25	74
> Broad-winged Hawk	0	1531	1532
> Red-tailed Hawk	0	53	236
> Rough-legged Hawk	0	0	0
> Golden Eagle	0	0	0
> American Kestrel	0	365	400
> Merlin	0	45	49
> Peregrine Falcon	0	1	1
> Unknown Accipiter	0	2	5
> Unknown Buteo	0	7	12
> Unknown Falcon	0	3	3
> Unknown Eagle	0	0	0
> Unknown Raptor	0	13	19
> Total:	0	3199	3857
> 
> 
> (No count conducted today)
> 
> 
> Weather:
> Snow throughout the day kept any counting from being conducted today. A total 
of 3.5" accumulated before slowly melting from below. 

> 
> Raptor Observations:
> 
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 
> 
> Predictions:
> Westerly winds follow the departing low pressure system, and abundant 
sunshine is forecasted. If the winds stay on the lighter end of the predicted 
10-15, it could make for a very good day. Regardless, we would expect a decent 
flight considering the date and the missed day of migration today. 

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


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Subject: Northern Parula
From: Bruce Cole <rx7fbbc AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:34:29 -0700 (PDT)
Apologies for the late post, distractions of life... A singing Northern Parula 
was near the X-C ski trails (at the intersection with the Caribou Bog Trail 
sign) on the TaylorBait Farm, Orono this previous Sat. Teeny bit early,eh? 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29148466

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