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White-tailed Shrike,©Tony Disley

1 Oct Sabattus TV's [Raven Watcher ]
1 Oct Down East migration - Yellow-rumps, Baltimore Orioles [Merle and Anne Archie ]
1 Oct Re: Pectoral Sandpipers - Sebasticook Lake, Newport [tom A ]
01 Oct MDI hummer [Rich MacDonald ]
1 Oct RE: Bangor Pine Siskins 9/30 [Allison Wells ]
1 Oct Bangor Pine Siskins 9/30 ["Sean Smith" ]
1 Oct Weskeag roadside again [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
30 Sep Sanford woods Hermit Thrush and R-b Nuthatch ["'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds" ]
30 Sep Lincoln's Sparrow (Searsmont, 9/30/14) [Fyn Kynd ]
30 Sep Brunswick layabouts [Delia Guzman ]
30 Sep Northern Maine Birds: Peregrine Falcons, Great Egret, American Pipits [Bill Sheehan ]
30 Sep MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
30 Sep SE AZ in the spring ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]
30 Sep montville [diana Davis ]
30 Sep Roadside Weskeag [Don and Sherry Reimer ]
30 Sep Belfast Bay census on 9/26/14 [Ronald Harrell ]
30 Sep Hummingbirds []
30 Sep Re: Duck Identification Question [Rob O'Connell ]
30 Sep MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
29 Sep Feather Identification [William Hutcheson ]
29 Sep Re: Duck Identification Question [Don Lima ]
29 Sep Re: Digest for maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 14 updates in 11 topics [Ernie ]
29 Sep Two Bluebirds in backyard - South Portland ["Marie" ]
29 Sep Re: Duck Identification Question [Rob O'Connell ]
29 Sep Re: Duck Identification Question [Louis Bevier ]
29 Sep White-wing Scoters ["'Carl Small' via Maine birds" ]
29 Sep Duck Identification Question [Rob O'Connell ]
29 Sep Nice Barred Owl pics by David Small [Allison Wells ]
29 Sep Bangor PEFA [Jeff Normandin ]
29 Sep N Wheatear NOT Fieldfare! Obvioulsly I'm mentis incompetetus. ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]
29 Sep fieldfares in Rangeley [Kirk Betts ]
28 Sep Re: Help with bird ID [Don Lima ]
28 Sep Bluebirds back - CE Spurwink Marsh & H'birds gone [Nancy ]
28 Sep May's Scarboro Marsh Fieldfare ["'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" ]
28 Sep Birding on Deer Isle--Stonington area ["Marie" ]
28 Sep Monhegan, 9.28.14 [Kristen Lindquist ]
28 Sep Re: Help with bird ID [Dennis Shepler ]
28 Sep Re: Help with bird ID [Louis Bevier ]
28 Sep Help with bird ID [John Lazzaro ]
28 Sep Snow bunting in K'port []
28 Sep Rockland - North Haven on a lobster boat [Michael Fahay ]
27 Sep Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a few warblers (Searsmont, 9/27/14) [Fyn Kynd ]
27 Sep 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls continue at Seawall/Popham [Peter Vickery ]
27 Sep Yellow-throated vireo, Sanford Sewage Plant, Sep 27, 2014 ["Andrew Aldrich " ]
27 Sep Flycatching nuthatches and good birding in South Addison [Merle and Anne Archie ]
27 Sep River Point, W Falmouth [Stella Walsh ]
27 Sep White-winged Scoters and Greater Scaups - Great Pond, Rome, ME ["Margaret Viens" ]
27 Sep bluebirds [Julia Hanauer-Milne ]
27 Sep Tree Swallows on Great Pond [Chuck barnes ]
27 Sep MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND EPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
26 Sep Plover on Flat Bay [Merle and Anne Archie ]
26 Sep Pectoral Sandpipers - Sebasticook Lake, Newport [John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan ]
26 Sep Re: Feathers question ["Sean Smith" ]
26 Sep Re: Photo of feathers [Bill Bunn ]
26 Sep Raymond Sandhills are back [Sally P ]
25 Sep Photo of feathers ["Sean Smith" ]
25 Sep Feathers ID question ["Sean Smith" ]
25 Sep Aroostook Cty today [Craig Kesselheim ]
25 Sep MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT [RALPH ELDRIDGE ]
24 Sep Monhegan highlights (YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, etc.), 9.24.14 [Kristen Lindquist ]
24 Sep Hummingbirds and Cormorants []
24 Sep Saxl Park, Bangor: Bohemian Waxwings & others ["Sean Smith" ]
24 Sep New Sweden Crow Roost [Nancy Hudak ]
24 Sep Just hanging out around the bird bath [David Small ]
24 Sep Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/24. ["'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" ]
24 Sep Wild hummer & W-crowned sparrows [Norman Famous ]
24 Sep 'Ghost' Hummer @ Wharf Lane, OGT [Jerry Kelly ]
24 Sep YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Monhegan, 9.24.14 [Kristen Lindquist ]
24 Sep white crowned sparrows [Kirk Betts ]
24 Sep Broadies are moving [Stella Walsh ]
24 Sep Eastern Bluebirds [Chuck barnes ]
24 Sep Sandhill Cranes (Pittsfield) ["'Jill McElderry-Maxwell' via Maine birds" ]
24 Sep Monhegan-9.23.14 [Kristen Lindquist ]
24 Sep Sabattus Pond Northern Pintails [Raven Watcher ]
23 Sep No swans at Bath/Popham Bridge tonight [Delia Guzman ]
23 Sep 4 Nighthawks over Seapoint, Kittery Point [phillip ]

Subject: Sabattus TV's
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:15:12 -0400
Hello All,

For whatever reason downtown Sabattus is always a good place for Turkey
Vultures however the estimated 70 kettling over the town this afternoon was
a bit extreme.  Slowly circling for over 15 minutes before they began to
disperse at about 4:15.

No notable waterfowl on the Lake or Lake Auburn yet.

Dan Nickerson

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Subject: Down East migration - Yellow-rumps, Baltimore Orioles
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:37:41 -0400
The past two days we've witnessed large, widespread and pronounced
migration of Yellow-rumped Warblers on our property and in the general
area.  They are everywhere in large flocks - there are a few Parula and
Black-throated Green and Palm Warblers mixed in as well.  The "bird ladies"
of Harrington told me that they all had several Baltimore Orioles at their
feeders (hummingbird feeders especially) in the past two days and Ripley
Neck seemed especially attractive to abundant Baltimore Orioles!

Anne Archie
Harrington, ME

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Subject: Re: Pectoral Sandpipers - Sebasticook Lake, Newport
From: tom A <tom.aversa AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:29:24 -0700 (PDT)
There were plenty of birds in the same area today; mostly ducks with 
pintails, a wigeon, and a huge flock of Green-winged Teal among them.  I 
could only find about 8 Pecs along with some Killdeer on the flats but did 
have a flock of what looked like Pluvialis plovers flying high above the 
lake.  I heard what I thought was a Golden so keep your eyes peeled if you 
make it up there.
 
Good birding,
tom

On Friday, September 26, 2014 3:02:54 PM UTC-4, birdsnbeads wrote:

> The water level is being drawn down at Sebasticook and some decent sized 
> mudflats are now exposed.  North-west of the Durham Bridge at the northern 
> end of the lake there was a flock of 46 *Pectoral  Sandpipers* this 
> morning.  And, I counted 56 *Wood Ducks*, most south of the bridge.
>
> Good Birding,
> John
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Subject: MDI hummer
From: Rich MacDonald <rich AT thenaturalhistorycenter.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:39:34 -0400
Usually, I am the one to say that the advantage of my nature storeąs
location is being next to my favorite ice-cream shop, MDI Ice Cream. Today,
they were thankful to be next door to me. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was
trapped inside, so I captured it and set it free.

Other interesting birds today: On a morning bird walk around the Mount
Desert Island High School ponds, included: Wood Duck, Green-winged Teal, a
lone Solitary Sandpiper, and a Sanderling.


Richard MacDonald
The Natural History Center
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Subject: RE: Bangor Pine Siskins 9/30
From: Allison Wells <awells AT nrcm.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:38:11 +0000
Thanks for the reminder, Sean - Jeff and I had a handful fly over the Rummels 
Field in Waterville on Sunday 


Allison Wells
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Augusta, ME 04330
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Behalf Of Sean Smith 

Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:25 AM
To: Maine Birding List
Subject: [Maine-birds] Bangor Pine Siskins 9/30

5 or 6 of them in a spruce tree on Fountain Street yesterday morning.

Sean Smith
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Subject: Bangor Pine Siskins 9/30
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:25:10 -0400
5 or 6 of them in a spruce tree on Fountain Street yesterday morning.

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Subject: Weskeag roadside again
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:55:04 +0000
This morning two peregrines (1a; 1imm) were actively hunting the marsh. 13 
great egrets; 15 snowies; a close look at the continuing (Glossy) Ibis as it 
flew directly overhead at 30 feet. 100+ peeps; 20 hooded merganser. 4 hunters 
in the marsh for opening duck season. 


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Subject: Sanford woods Hermit Thrush and R-b Nuthatch
From: "'Barbara Herrgesell' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:59:48 -0400
Hermit Thrush poking in leaf litter, and Red-breasted Nuthatch poking under 
bark on small maples. (I have no feeders.) 



Barbara Partridge Herrgesell
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Sent: Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:38 pm
Subject: [Maine-birds] Brunswick layabouts


I had a Gray Catbird and a Hermit Thrush still hanging out in my yard this 
evening. Also had a Downy Woodpecker female on Sunday--first one I'd seen in at 

least a month. Have heard lots and lots of chip notes of late but I'm no good 
at 

IDing those, and the birds all stay hidden in the thick young hemlocks! 

Have been looking for White-throated Sparrows or Dark-eyed Juncos but have seen 

neither yet. Guess I'll just keep filling the feeders and fighting the 
squirrels. 

Delia in Brunswick 

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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow (Searsmont, 9/30/14)
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:52:55 -0700 (PDT)
First of fall Lincoln's Sparrow with some Songs and a Savannah this morning.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19995025

Good birding,
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Subject: Brunswick layabouts
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:38:33 -0400
I had a Gray Catbird and a Hermit Thrush still hanging out in my yard this 
evening. Also had a Downy Woodpecker female on Sunday--first one I'd seen in at 
least a month. Have heard lots and lots of chip notes of late but I'm no good 
at IDing those, and the birds all stay hidden in the thick young hemlocks! 


Have been looking for White-throated Sparrows or Dark-eyed Juncos but have seen 
neither yet. Guess I'll just keep filling the feeders and fighting the 
squirrels. 


Delia in Brunswick 

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Subject: Northern Maine Birds: Peregrine Falcons, Great Egret, American Pipits
From: Bill Sheehan <bill.j.sheehan AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:37:11 -0400
Much of the passerine migration is winding down here in northern Maine.
There are still plenty of thrushes and sparrows about, but the warblers,
flycatchers and vireos have mostly departed.

In exchange, we are seeing the expected large influx in waterbirds.  Canada
Goose numbers have been stable for the past few days following a big pulse
of migrants mid-month. 6 to 8 thousand are now being seen in the central
Aroostook area.  Numbers of Snow Geese have been reported, with several
adults and a juvenile seen regularly at the pond in Limestone.

Collins Pond in Caribou has hosted a good assortment of waterfowl including
a Greater Scaup, Northern Pintail, Wood Ducks and up to 20 molting Northern
Shovelers.  Both species of teal, Mallards, Black Ducks and Hooded
Mergansers are also numerous here most days  The extra long-staying Great
Egret continues at the mill pond in downtown Mars Hill.

Other good stuff seen in the area lately:

An apparent Short-billed Dowitcher was seen Monday the 29th at Christina
Reservoir in Fort Farifield.  The bird was flying with 10+ Pectoral
Sandpipers that were being harried by a a pair of adult Peregrine Falcons.

Young Northern Harriers and American Kestrels are being seen regularly in
grassy locales across the area.

My last Ruby-throated Hummingbird was a short staying juvie/female on the
21st of September.

A Winter Wren continues to sing at sunrise in the Woodland Bog in Woodland
and was still present on the 26th.

American Pipits are now abundant in the freshly harvested potato fields.  A
flock of 60+ were seen at Christina Reservoir on the 29th

White-crowned Sparrows were first reported locally on the 18th.

Good Birding.

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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Last night's migration and drop-out proved to be moderate but still 
significant, comprised of a good mix of warblers and other passerines. I 
spent some time examining them during the night, knowing that today's 
weather wouldn't be very pleasent.

As I mentioned earlier, COMMON YELLOW THROATS dominated the flight, 
followed by immature WHITE THROATED SPARROWS.  
OVERBIRDS, RED EYED VIREOS & YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS were also very evident.

Among the other species were:
GRAY CATBIRD;
BALTIMORE ORIOLE;
EASTERN PHOEBE;
FLICKER;
SWAINSON'S THRUSH;
BICKNELL'S THRUSH;
REDSTART;
NORTHERN PARULA;
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH;
PALM WARBLER;
YELLOW THROATED WARBLER;
BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER;
WILSON'S WARBLER;
BLACK & WHITE WARBLER;
CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLER;
YELLOW WARBLER;
LEACH'S STORM PETREL;
WILSON'S STORM PETREL;
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.

Throughout today the HARRIERS continued to hunt the island. From time to 
time a PEREGRINE or MERLIN passed through, staying just long enough to stir 
the pot. 
Also today, a handful of KESTRELS, including one that posed two feet away, 
sitting just outside my window. That Kestrel, or another, was settled down 
and looking to spend the night.

Also around today were continuing groups of PINE SISKINS & GOLDFINCHES, 
FLICKERS and the ubiquitous SAVANNAH SPARROWS augmented by a few SONG 
SPARROWS. Still a couple SPOTTED SANDPIPERS hanging around, too.

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Subject: SE AZ in the spring
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:45:44 -0700
Does anyone have a good itinerary he'd be willing to share for a birding 
mission next spring? 

Thx for the help.
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Subject: montville
From: diana Davis <dedmaine AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:23:09 -0400
saw 2 blue herons on 220 this morning near fry mountain, one fishing one flying 
diana in south unity 


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Subject: Roadside Weskeag
From: Don and Sherry Reimer <sherreal AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:53 +0000
A 5-minute stop this morning yielded 3 great egrets; 6 snowies; 3 GBH; 3 
killdeer, 1 pectoral; 1 distant ibis entering the outer marsh area. 

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Subject: Belfast Bay census on 9/26/14
From: Ronald Harrell <rharrell9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:59:38 -0400
Gary Gulezian and myself censused Belfat Bay last Friday morning, so that
this report is a little late (my apologies).  The complete ebird report can
be found at

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19988622

Ron Harrell

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Subject: Hummingbirds
From: <wtownsend AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 9:38:24 -0400
Tuesday 9/30/14
 There are three Ruby-throated Hummingbirds working over late flowers at Thuya 
Garden in Northeast Harbor this morning. There are also several Monarch 
butterflies. 

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Subject: Re: Duck Identification Question
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:13:27 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks Don. Good to know about that color being a good indicator. 
As for the shot. I took it with my "point and shoot and pray and develop 
and hope and sigh with relief when one actually comes out OK"  camera. :-)
I was happy with it though as it was clearly a different bird than any of 
the rest I had seen that day and it was cruising by so fast I was lucky to 
have gotten 3 shots off, 2 of which were completely out of focus. The third 
and final one was this one. 

On Monday, September 29, 2014 6:02:31 PM UTC-4, winkumpaughwoodworks wrote:
>
> Rob,
>
> Yeah, definitely a blue wing.  That dark at the "wrist", along with the 
> other traits, is a way we usually help narrow the bird down to "teal" sp. 
>  The bird in your photo shows a healthy band of dark.  Nice shot. 
>
> Don
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Sep 29, 2014, at 4:34 PM, Rob O'Connell  > wrote:
>
> Thank you Louis. I had kind of narrowed it down to 3 of which that was the 
> leading contender although most of the underwing shots of the BWTE I have 
> seen do not show as dark of a stripe on the leading edge of the wing so I 
> was not sure if that was it or not. 
>
> It must have been more shadow that actual color on there. 
>
> Thanks again!
>
> On Monday, September 29, 2014 3:50:55 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>>
>> A relatively small list of ducks in the world have blue or blue-gray 
>> forewings. There are Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals, Garganey, and four 
>> species of shovelers. Given only two species of those are likely on Lake 
>> Josephine, I think we’ve got a good chance at identifying this bird. You 
>> were at the right web site for help—Sam Carney’s duck identification by 
>> wing plumage is a classic. Take a look at this page showing the upper wings 
>> of the Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals: 
>> http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/duckplum/bwciteal.htm 
>> Taking into account the small bill and gray face pattern, your bird fits 
>> Blue-winged Teal. Even when they are not at their fanciest, males of both 
>> Cinnamon and Blue-winged can be told by a prominent white bar behind the 
>> bluish forewing. So your bird is a female. The pattern of the body feathers 
>> with neat and entire fringes around all dark feathers (look at those bigger 
>> oval feathers to the rear of the wing on the hind flank) together with the 
>> wing pattern suggest it is an immature. So that’s my guess, immature 
female 

>> Blue-winged Teal. 
>>
>> Louis Bevier 
>> Fairfield
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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:46:41 -0700 (PDT)
There seems to be a significant migratory movement underway this night.
I'm seeing notable dropout since about 02:00 AST.
Flight composition here appears to be weighted heavily towards COMMON 
YELLOWTHROATS & WHITE THROATED SPARROWS.

Sunday and Monday produced lots of FLICKERS & PINE SISKINS, harassed by 
almost constant HARRIER activity.
MERLINS & PEREGRINES were also frequently seen.
Monday's strong wind (25-30 knots) made for interesting aerobatics by prey 
and predator, alike, including several raptors hovering, nearly motionless, 
at eye level and less than 10 metres away.

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Subject: Feather Identification
From: William Hutcheson <whutcheson AT mxschool.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:49:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hello,
Forgive me if it has already been mentioned without my noticing, but a good and 
visually arresting online resource for feather ID is the FWS Feather Atlas, a 
collection of scanned feather series from a growing sample of N. Am. species. 
Link here: 

http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/idfeather.php
Good birding!
Willy Hutcheson
Concord, MA and Beals, ME

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Subject: Re: Duck Identification Question
From: Don Lima <winkumpaughwoodworks AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:08:10 -0400
Rob,

Yeah, definitely a blue wing. That dark at the "wrist", along with the other 
traits, is a way we usually help narrow the bird down to "teal" sp. The bird in 
your photo shows a healthy band of dark. Nice shot. 


Don

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 29, 2014, at 4:34 PM, Rob O'Connell  wrote:

> Thank you Louis. I had kind of narrowed it down to 3 of which that was the 
leading contender although most of the underwing shots of the BWTE I have seen 
do not show as dark of a stripe on the leading edge of the wing so I was not 
sure if that was it or not. 

> 
> It must have been more shadow that actual color on there. 
> 
> Thanks again!
> 
> On Monday, September 29, 2014 3:50:55 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
> A relatively small list of ducks in the world have blue or blue-gray 
forewings. There are Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals, Garganey, and four species 
of shovelers. Given only two species of those are likely on Lake Josephine, I 
think we’ve got a good chance at identifying this bird. You were at the right 
web site for help—Sam Carney’s duck identification by wing plumage is a 
classic. Take a look at this page showing the upper wings of the Blue-winged 
and Cinnamon Teals: 
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/duckplum/bwciteal.htm 

> Taking into account the small bill and gray face pattern, your bird fits 
Blue-winged Teal. Even when they are not at their fanciest, males of both 
Cinnamon and Blue-winged can be told by a prominent white bar behind the bluish 
forewing. So your bird is a female. The pattern of the body feathers with neat 
and entire fringes around all dark feathers (look at those bigger oval feathers 
to the rear of the wing on the hind flank) together with the wing pattern 
suggest it is an immature. So that’s my guess, immature female Blue-winged 
Teal. 

> 
> Louis Bevier 
> Fairfield
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Subject: Re: Digest for maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 14 updates in 11 topics
From: Ernie <photoblazer.hall404 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:38:56 -0400
Hi Andrew, 
     Fieldfares in Rangely briefly,
Ernie

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> On Sep 29, 2014, at 4:38 PM, maine-birds AT googlegroups.com wrote:
> 
> 
> maine-birds AT googlegroups.com	Google Groups	           
> Topic digest 
> View all topics
> Duck Identification Question - 3 Updates
> White-wing Scoters - 1 Update
> Nice Barred Owl pics by David Small - 1 Update
> Bangor PEFA - 1 Update
> N Wheatear NOT Fieldfare! Obvioulsly I'm mentis incompetetus. - 1 Update
> fieldfares in Rangeley - 1 Update
> Help with bird ID - 2 Updates
> Bluebirds back - CE Spurwink Marsh & H'birds gone - 1 Update
> May's Scarboro Marsh Fieldfare - 1 Update
> Birding on Deer Isle--Stonington area - 1 Update
> Monhegan, 9.28.14 - 1 Update
> Duck Identification Question           
> Rob O'Connell : Sep 29 11:19AM -0700 
> 
> Sorry for the multitude of posts that I attempted to post. Apparently it 
> did not like me pasting graphics in the file. It kept telling me that it 
> was not submitted and to try again later. So I did a few minutes apart and 
> it kept saying it wasn't posting. Imagine my horror when I saw a slew of 
> jibberish... Trying again, this time trimming it down and trying it from a 
> different browser. 
>  
> Anyway. I have a duck that I would like assistance identifying. 
> I spotted it at Lake Josephine around August 30th or so. I had not had as 
> much chance to dig through the photos so I am sorry I am getting to it so 
> late. 
>  
> Unidentified Flying (Duck) Object 
> 
>  
> I have checked all my guides and nothing seems to completely fit. I am not 
> very good with the age differences in duck plumages and also the seasonal 
> changes. 
> I also checked Duck Plumage Site 
>  as well as googled all 
> the usual cast of characters to see if I could spot a similar bird. I did 
> not. 
>  
> Any help would be appreciated. 
>  
> Thanks, and again, sorry for the mishap.
> Louis Bevier : Sep 29 03:50PM -0400 
> 
> A relatively small list of ducks in the world have blue or blue-gray 
forewings. There are Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals, Garganey, and four species 
of shovelers. Given only two species of those are likely on Lake Josephine, I 
think we’ve got a good chance at identifying this bird. You were at the right 
web site for help—Sam Carney’s duck identification by wing plumage is a 
classic. Take a look at this page showing the upper wings of the Blue-winged 
and Cinnamon Teals: 
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/duckplum/bwciteal.htm 

> Taking into account the small bill and gray face pattern, your bird fits 
Blue-winged Teal. Even when they are not at their fanciest, males of both 
Cinnamon and Blue-winged can be told by a prominent white bar behind the bluish 
forewing. So your bird is a female. The pattern of the body feathers with neat 
and entire fringes around all dark feathers (look at those bigger oval feathers 
to the rear of the wing on the hind flank) together with the wing pattern 
suggest it is an immature. So that’s my guess, immature female Blue-winged 
Teal. 

>  
> Louis Bevier
> Fairfield
> Rob O'Connell : Sep 29 01:34PM -0700 
> 
> Thank you Louis. I had kind of narrowed it down to 3 of which that was the 
> leading contender although most of the underwing shots of the BWTE I have 
> seen do not show as dark of a stripe on the leading edge of the wing so I 
> was not sure if that was it or not. 
>  
> It must have been more shadow that actual color on there. 
>  
> Thanks again!
>  
> On Monday, September 29, 2014 3:50:55 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
> Back to top
> White-wing Scoters           
> Carl Small : Sep 29 02:56PM -0400 
> 
> Off Butter and Eagle Island-Mid-Coast, Me. 
> 150+ Common Eiders
> 30 White-wing Scoters
> 40 Surf Scoters
> 1 Common Tern
> Skip Small
> Rockport
>  
> Sent from my iPhone
> Back to top
> Nice Barred Owl pics by David Small           
> Allison Wells : Sep 29 05:12PM 
> 
> Thought I'd invite fellow birders to view some nice Barred Owl photos by 
Mainebirds' David Small, currently featured as NRCM's "My Maine This Week" 
feature: 

>  
> http://www.nrcm.org/my-maine-this-week/my-maine-this-week-dave-small/
>  
> Jeff and I saw a Red-shouldered Hawk soar over Rummels Field in Waterville 
yesterday during Evan's soccer match. Also, we've noticed singing Pine Warblers 
in various places lately (one at said field, one in Winthrop, and a few other 
places). Interesting. 

>  
>  
> Allison Wells
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> Back to top
> Bangor PEFA           
> Jeff Normandin : Sep 29 10:07AM -0700 
> 
> I was up in Bangor this past Thursday and saw a Peregrine Falcon circling 
> above the public library. I am not up that way often, so maybe it is a 
> resident or common visitor there, but I thought I'd share.
>  
> Jeff
> Back to top
> N Wheatear NOT Fieldfare! Obvioulsly I'm mentis incompetetus.     
> Judith & Reid Scher : Sep 29 10:02AM -0700 
> 
> sorry for the confusion and kudso to the couple of people who were
> able to translate my nonsense & get me the info!
> Judy Scher
> Back to top
> fieldfares in Rangeley           
> Kirk Betts : Sep 29 12:09PM -0400 
> 
> I spotted a couple of fieldfares with a flock o robins in Rangeley 
> during my lunch break. They were foraging in a field next to my house 
> but the flock seems to have have moved westward. I saw two, but there 
> might be more .
> Hopefully someone else will spot them .
>  
> Kirk Betts
> Rangeley,ME
> Back to top
> Help with bird ID           
> Dennis Shepler : Sep 28 03:31PM -0700 
> 
> Thanks, Louis. Excellent description with pertinent photos.
>  
> On Sunday, September 28, 2014 3:50:57 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
> Don Lima : Sep 28 06:01PM -0400 
> 
> Green wing teal. 
>  
> Sent from my iPad
>  
> Back to top
> Bluebirds back - CE Spurwink Marsh & H'birds gone           
> Nancy : Sep 28 05:44PM -0700 
> 
> The bluebirds that were here all winter and played at nesting in one of our 
> boxes thru spring have returned. We are watching them build up a nest 
> again and defend the box against any other birds.
>  
> Also, no hummers in over a week, so the feeder came down this weekend. :-(
> Back to top
> May's Scarboro Marsh Fieldfare           
> Judith & Reid Scher : Sep 28 05:38PM -0700 
> 
> Does anyone have the dates that this bird was sighted last May?
> Thanks for the help.
> Judy Scher
> Back to top
> Birding on Deer Isle--Stonington area           
> "Marie" : Sep 28 07:49PM -0400 
> 
> I am going to be in that area next Saturday afternoon and
> Sunday morning - I should have time to check out a couple birding spots
> while I am there. I would like to get a couple suggestions on where I might
> bird from someone familiar with birding the islands at this time of the
> year.
>  
> Please respond off line. Thanks.
>  
> Marie Jordan
>  
> South Portland
> Back to top
> Monhegan, 9.28.14           
> Kristen Lindquist : Sep 28 06:55PM -0400 
> 
> YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continues on the island, seen most frequently in
> the morning in the vicinity of the Meadow.
>  
> New birds today include BLUE GROSBEAK and Pine Warbler, both found with
> Derek's group.
>  
> Continuing daily: 1 immature male Dickcissel and 1 Lark Sparrow.
> White-crowned Sparrows showed up on Friday.
>  
> Other reported birds include: Connecticut Warbler and Clay-colored Sparrow.
>  
> Other highlights we enjoyed today were the continuing Eastern Wood-Pewee at
> Monhegan Brewing Co. (as were we...), falcon show with several Peregrines
> and Merlins, and a (modern day) plethora of Monarchs. 16 species of
> warblers for the day also included Cape May and Tennessee.
>  
> We'll see what tomorrow brings us, for my last day here...
>  
> Kristen
>  
>  
> -- 
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Subject: Two Bluebirds in backyard - South Portland
From: "Marie" <mijord AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:37:47 -0400
I wonder if they are the pair that nested here this summer?  A welcome sight
as I have not seen them  for over a month .   

Leaves are turning here along the coast - Maine's fall beauty for us to
enjoy.

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Subject: Re: Duck Identification Question
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:34:23 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you Louis. I had kind of narrowed it down to 3 of which that was the 
leading contender although most of the underwing shots of the BWTE I have 
seen do not show as dark of a stripe on the leading edge of the wing so I 
was not sure if that was it or not. 

It must have been more shadow that actual color on there. 

Thanks again!

On Monday, September 29, 2014 3:50:55 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>
> A relatively small list of ducks in the world have blue or blue-gray 
> forewings. There are Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals, Garganey, and four 
> species of shovelers. Given only two species of those are likely on Lake 
> Josephine, I think we’ve got a good chance at identifying this bird. You 
> were at the right web site for help—Sam Carney’s duck identification by 
> wing plumage is a classic. Take a look at this page showing the upper wings 
> of the Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals: 
> http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/duckplum/bwciteal.htm 
> Taking into account the small bill and gray face pattern, your bird fits 
> Blue-winged Teal. Even when they are not at their fanciest, males of both 
> Cinnamon and Blue-winged can be told by a prominent white bar behind the 
> bluish forewing. So your bird is a female. The pattern of the body feathers 
> with neat and entire fringes around all dark feathers (look at those bigger 
> oval feathers to the rear of the wing on the hind flank) together with the 
> wing pattern suggest it is an immature. So that’s my guess, immature female 

> Blue-winged Teal. 
>
> Louis Bevier 
> Fairfield

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Subject: Re: Duck Identification Question
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:50:51 -0400
A relatively small list of ducks in the world have blue or blue-gray forewings. 
There are Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teals, Garganey, and four species of 
shovelers. Given only two species of those are likely on Lake Josephine, I 
think we've got a good chance at identifying this bird. You were at the right 
web site for help--Sam Carney's duck identification by wing plumage is a 
classic. Take a look at this page showing the upper wings of the Blue-winged 
and Cinnamon Teals: 
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/duckplum/bwciteal.htm 

Taking into account the small bill and gray face pattern, your bird fits 
Blue-winged Teal. Even when they are not at their fanciest, males of both 
Cinnamon and Blue-winged can be told by a prominent white bar behind the bluish 
forewing. So your bird is a female. The pattern of the body feathers with neat 
and entire fringes around all dark feathers (look at those bigger oval feathers 
to the rear of the wing on the hind flank) together with the wing pattern 
suggest it is an immature. So that's my guess, immature female Blue-winged 
Teal. 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: White-wing Scoters
From: "'Carl Small' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:56:52 -0400
Off Butter and Eagle Island-Mid-Coast, Me. 
150+ Common Eiders
30 White-wing Scoters
40 Surf Scoters
1 Common Tern
Skip Small
Rockport

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Subject: Duck Identification Question
From: Rob O'Connell <flashart123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:19:12 -0700 (PDT)
Sorry for the multitude of posts that I attempted to post. Apparently it 
did not like me pasting graphics in the file. It kept telling me that it 
was not submitted and to try again later. So I did a few minutes apart and 
it kept saying it wasn't posting. Imagine my horror when I saw a slew of 
jibberish... Trying again, this time trimming it down and trying it from a 
different browser. 

Anyway. I have a duck that I would like assistance identifying. 
I spotted it at Lake Josephine around August 30th or so. I had not had as 
much chance to dig through the photos so I am sorry I am getting to it so 
late. 

Unidentified Flying (Duck) Object 


I have checked all my guides and nothing seems to completely fit. I am not 
very good with the age differences in duck plumages and also the seasonal 
changes. 
I also checked Duck Plumage Site 
 as well as googled all 
the usual cast of characters to see if I could spot a similar bird. I did 
not. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks, and again, sorry for the mishap. 

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Subject: Nice Barred Owl pics by David Small
From: Allison Wells <awells AT nrcm.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:12:34 +0000
Thought I'd invite fellow birders to view some nice Barred Owl photos by 
Mainebirds' David Small, currently featured as NRCM's "My Maine This Week" 
feature: 


http://www.nrcm.org/my-maine-this-week/my-maine-this-week-dave-small/

Jeff and I saw a Red-shouldered Hawk soar over Rummels Field in Waterville 
yesterday during Evan's soccer match. Also, we've noticed singing Pine Warblers 
in various places lately (one at said field, one in Winthrop, and a few other 
places). Interesting. 



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Subject: Bangor PEFA
From: Jeff Normandin <jeff.normandin AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:07:54 -0700 (PDT)
I was up in Bangor this past Thursday and saw a Peregrine Falcon circling 
above the public library.  I am not up that way often, so maybe it is a 
resident or common visitor there, but I thought I'd share.

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Subject: N Wheatear NOT Fieldfare! Obvioulsly I'm mentis incompetetus.
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:02:46 -0700
sorry for the confusion and kudso to the couple of people who were
able to translate my nonsense & get me the info!
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Subject: fieldfares in Rangeley
From: Kirk Betts <ketteadene AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:09:24 -0400
I spotted a couple of fieldfares with a flock o robins in Rangeley 
during my lunch break. They were foraging in a field next to my house 
but the flock seems to have have moved westward. I saw two, but there 
might be more .
Hopefully someone else will spot them .

Kirk Betts
Rangeley,ME

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Subject: Re: Help with bird ID
From: Don Lima <winkumpaughwoodworks AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:01:24 -0400
Green wing teal.  

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 28, 2014, at 9:40 AM, John Lazzaro  
wrote: 


> Hi folks,
> 
> I saw this duck on Friday at the Essex Bog in Bangor. Could this be one of 
the teal species? 

> 
> thanks!
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Subject: Bluebirds back - CE Spurwink Marsh & H'birds gone
From: Nancy <nkathleena AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:44:54 -0700 (PDT)
The bluebirds that were here all winter and played at nesting in one of our 
boxes thru spring have returned.  We are watching them build up a nest 
again and defend the box against any other birds.

Also, no hummers in over a week, so the feeder came down this weekend.  :-(

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Subject: May's Scarboro Marsh Fieldfare
From: "'Judith & Reid Scher' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:38:29 -0700
Does anyone have the dates that this bird was sighted last May?
Thanks for the help.
Judy Scher

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Subject: Birding on Deer Isle--Stonington area
From: "Marie" <mijord AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:49:30 -0400
                I am going to be in that area next Saturday afternoon and
Sunday morning - I should have time to check out a couple birding spots
while I am there.  I would like to get a couple suggestions on where I might
bird from someone familiar with birding the islands at this time of the
year.

                Please respond off line.  Thanks.

Marie Jordan

South Portland

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Subject: Monhegan, 9.28.14
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:55:06 -0400
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continues on the island, seen most frequently in
the morning in the vicinity of the Meadow.

New birds today include BLUE GROSBEAK and Pine Warbler, both found with
Derek's group.

Continuing daily: 1 immature male Dickcissel and 1 Lark Sparrow.
White-crowned Sparrows showed up on Friday.

Other reported birds include: Connecticut Warbler and Clay-colored Sparrow.

Other highlights we enjoyed today were the continuing Eastern Wood-Pewee at
Monhegan Brewing Co. (as were we...), falcon show with several Peregrines
and Merlins, and a (modern day) plethora of Monarchs. 16 species of
warblers for the day also included Cape May and Tennessee.

We'll see what tomorrow brings us, for my last day here...

Kristen


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Subject: Re: Help with bird ID
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:31:45 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks, Louis.  Excellent description with pertinent photos.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 3:50:57 PM UTC-4, Louis Bevier wrote:
>
> The attached photos look like Green-winged Teal. Yes, the speculum appears 
> bluish or purplish, but that can depend on light angle (and the 
> photo/camera settings). There should be a pale border at the leading edge, 
> but that could be obscured by feathers. The outer part of the speculum is 
> black on these birds, and the beginning of that is seen. 
>
> One of the key things to look for on hen-plumaged Green-winged Teal is the 
> little slash of white (or buff white) at the base of the tail on the under 
> tail coverts. This bird shows that well. The dull grayish-yellow legs, 
> petite bill, and underparts pattern are all features typical of 
> Green-winged Teal too. 
>
> If one wants to see bluish in the speculum of a Green-winged Teal (and 
> their Eurasian counterpart), look at these photos: 
> http://vancouverislandbirds.com/mar24gwteal1.jpg 
>
> 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bPPCkBCsXwA/UTYXEpN8MvI/AAAAAAAAFPQ/pqOJPpRF0NY/s1600/teal+2.jpg 

>
> Louis Bevier 
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Subject: Re: Help with bird ID
From: Louis Bevier <lrbevier AT colby.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:50:52 -0400
The attached photos look like Green-winged Teal. Yes, the speculum appears 
bluish or purplish, but that can depend on light angle (and the photo/camera 
settings). There should be a pale border at the leading edge, but that could be 
obscured by feathers. The outer part of the speculum is black on these birds, 
and the beginning of that is seen. 


One of the key things to look for on hen-plumaged Green-winged Teal is the 
little slash of white (or buff white) at the base of the tail on the under tail 
coverts. This bird shows that well. The dull grayish-yellow legs, petite bill, 
and underparts pattern are all features typical of Green-winged Teal too. 


If one wants to see bluish in the speculum of a Green-winged Teal (and their 
Eurasian counterpart), look at these photos: 

http://vancouverislandbirds.com/mar24gwteal1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bPPCkBCsXwA/UTYXEpN8MvI/AAAAAAAAFPQ/pqOJPpRF0NY/s1600/teal+2.jpg 


Louis Bevier
Fairfield

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Subject: Help with bird ID
From: John Lazzaro <ultimatespinachfilms AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:40:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hi folks,

I saw this duck on Friday at the Essex Bog in Bangor. Could this be one of 
the teal species?

thanks!

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Subject: Snow bunting in K'port
From: pilipono AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:12:45 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, it's true, although I wasn't quick enuf for a photo. Pure white head; 
black and white tail. It stopped at the black oil sunflower feeder, twice. No 
other birds around at the time. 


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Subject: Rockland - North Haven on a lobster boat
From: Michael Fahay <mfahay AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:41:51 -0400
4 P.M.  An adult Gannet halfway across.  Unusual sight there.
1 Red Necked Grebe closer to North Haven.  Early?


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Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a few warblers (Searsmont, 9/27/14)
From: Fyn Kynd <fynkynd AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
Birding around the farm this afternoon yielded a few goodies - 6 warbler 
species, tons of sparrows, and my first of fall RCKI. 

The full checklist can be viewed here 
.


Good birding,
Fyn 
Searsmont, ME
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Subject: 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls continue at Seawall/Popham
From: Peter Vickery <crescentchest AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:13:04 -0400
Barbara and I spent the latter part of the afternoon at Seawall with exquisite 
light conditions. 


We saw 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the mouth of the Morse River, 2 adults 
and 2 juvs. They were among 400+ Greater Black-backs and 100+ Herring gulls, 
and a few Ringers. 


Fall arrivals here include: single Red-throated Loon, Horned and Red-necked 
grebes. 


Shorebirds, an Am Golden-Plover and expected calidrids.

Splendid afternoon.

Best, Peter

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Subject: Yellow-throated vireo, Sanford Sewage Plant, Sep 27, 2014
From: "Andrew Aldrich " <aaldrich1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:40:29 -0400
    This morning at the sewer ponds it was nice to see and hear a 
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO.  And one single RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD is a rare bird 
for this place in Sept.



View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19955317

Happy birding
Andy Aldrich
North Berwick

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

Hours as posted: 6-4:30 MON-FRI, WEEKENDS: 7-8:30 SAT+SUN Holidays are
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Subject: Flycatching nuthatches and good birding in South Addison
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:36:57 -0400
A flying ant swarm in our area brought the gulls soaring over our house
snapping up the ants.  A big surprise for us were at least
three Red-breasted Nuthatches joining in - they would sit at the top of a
tall spruce tree and then sally up and out to catch the flying ants!

At Ingersoll Preserve in South Addison we enjoyed a nice morning hike and
encountered 37 species of birds including 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, an
Alder Flycatcher, 5 warbler species (including 2 Northern Parulas), both
species of kinglet, 4 species of sparrows including an immature Chipping
Sparrow and an immature White-crowned Sparrow.

Merle and Anne Archie
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Subject: River Point, W Falmouth
From: Stella Walsh <stellawalsh AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:31:40 -0400
90+ birds handled Wednesday and 82 today. Numerous Swainson's Thrushes and 
White-throated Sparrows continued today. Several Lincoln's Sparrows and a 
Gray-cheeked Thrush both days. 


Very few warblers banded and none of particular note. 

A Yellow-breasted Chat was seen Wednesday but not relocated. 

Stella

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Subject: White-winged Scoters and Greater Scaups - Great Pond, Rome, ME
From: "Margaret Viens" <margaretviens AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:04:45 -0400
In addition to the usual Loons, DC Cormorants, and Ring-billed Gulls on the 
lake, we were surprised to find a flock of 17 Greater Scaup and 2 White-winged 
Scoters in the middle of Great Pond about noon today while out on our last boat 
ride of the season on this great Indian summer day. 


Upon returning to land, we also had a mixed flock of migrants, mostly 
yellow-rumps, 2 pine warbler and a few White-throated sparrows in addition to 
my usual feeder birds. 


A complete list and photos of the Scoters and Scaup can be found at: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19957416 


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Subject: bluebirds
From: Julia Hanauer-Milne <windyridgemaine AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:37:13 -0400
A group of six has stopped by this a.m., the first we've had in a couple of
months. Not sure if they're "our" bluebirds who nested here or others
passing through. They are hanging out in my garden chattering away.

Julia
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Subject: Tree Swallows on Great Pond
From: Chuck barnes <cbarnes1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:19:39 -0700 (PDT)
This week I counted 35 Tree Swallows on Great pond Cape Elizabeth, first 
Juncos of the year at Cresent Beach along with Ovenbird, Northern Parula, 
many Yellow-rumped warbs and on the beach Semi Plovers, Semi sandpipers, 
Sanderling, Dunlin, and American golden-plover juvenile. Grondin pond 80 
Canada geese were it is safe from hunters.

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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND EPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:05:41 -0700 (PDT)
Another warm, nearly calm day on Friday with little bird activity other 
than raptors.
At least 12 PEREGRINES through here today. Had 7 in sight at one time​, 
including two sitting over my head on the lighthouse.
Also, 2 EAGLES (likely local regulars), 4 MERLINS, 5 HARRIERS, 2 BROAD 
WINGED HAWKS and 4 OSPREY.

As you may well assume, with almost continuos predator activity, other 
species largely kept to cover.I did manage to find 6 to 8 RED BREASTED 
NUTHATCHES and a couple suspected LEAST FLYCATCHERS.

I also found a cooperative GOLDEN PLOVER which I suspected to be the same 
one seen over several days. However, that was put somewhat into doubt 
through the evening and night.
I heard, 3 or 4 times, after dark, a call like screeching metal, seeming to 
originate overhead. About 4 AM I located a Golden Plover on the lawn, near 
the house. A short time later I flushed two GPs from the lawn and they made 
the same call. Mystery solved!

Aquatic birds, other than gulls, has been generally light: some local 
movement of DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANTS; a few apparently resident EIDERS; an 
occasional COMMON LOON; scattered GANNETS.

*Top birds of the day*: a single, early PURPLE SANDPIPER and two equally 
early HARLEQUINS.

A few Monarch butterflies are still around, as well as some Red Admirals, 
Cabbage Whites, American Ladys. Also seen: a couple of probable Pink Edged 
Sulphurs, 3 Question Marks and 2 Commas.
The island hosts perhaps 8 acres of PURPLE ASTER that is the main food 
source for migrating butterflies and hummingbirds.
Of course it blooms over a period of several weeks but although it started 
blooming towards the end of August and peaked last week, there are still 
good fresh patches scattered over the island.

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Subject: Plover on Flat Bay
From: Merle and Anne Archie <ravensreachme AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:43:44 -0400
There has been only a trickle of shorebirds passing through our viewing
area of Flat Bay - until today.  We saw a flock of 250+ Semi-palmated
Plover across the bay from our house.  That was the number we could see and
it appeared that more birds were further up the bay beyond our view point.

Merle and Anne Archie
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Subject: Pectoral Sandpipers - Sebasticook Lake, Newport
From: John Wyatt & Debbie Ryan <birdsnbeads AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:02:49 -0400
The water level is being drawn down at Sebasticook and some decent sized 
mudflats are now exposed. North-west of the Durham Bridge at the northern end 
of the lake there was a flock of 46 Pectoral Sandpipers this morning. And, I 
counted 56 Wood Ducks, most south of the bridge. 


Good Birding,
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Subject: Re: Feathers question
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:14:33 -0400
Thanks to everyone for help guessing the ID of the feathers I found. The guess 
I'm going with at the moment is female Cardinal. The pinkish-red flight 
feathers with white rachis don't fit anything else I can think of, although 
these feathers had white tips which I don't normally associate with Cardinal. 
The gray, buffy-yellow tipped downy breast(?) feathers don't strike me as 
Cardinal-like either, though the solid gray ones, which were in the majority, 
do. Thanks for the guesses, and if anyone has any others I'd like to hear them. 


Sean 

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Subject: Re: Photo of feathers
From: Bill Bunn <moosetrunks51 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:50:15 -0700 (PDT)
Could be a catbird?

On Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:44:28 PM UTC-4, Sean wrote:
>
>   Sorry everyone, didn’t include this the first time.
>  
> Sean Smith
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Subject: Raymond Sandhills are back
From: Sally P <pachulski AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:49:18 -0700 (PDT)
Over the past few days we've spotted the Sandhill Cranes back in the farm 
field on North Raymond Road across from Mailman Road.  There's a lot of 
construction going on up by the barn, the beautiful old house has been torn 
down and are building a new one so that may be what had scared the cranes 
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Subject: Photo of feathers
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:44:16 -0400
Sorry everyone, didn't include this the first time.

Sean Smith

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Subject: Feathers ID question
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:18:35 -0400
I found these feathers on the walking/running trail at Saxl Park in Bangor this 
afternoon, not far from where I saw several Bohemian Waxwings yesterday. Looks 
like the remnants of a hawk kill. There were no Bohemians when I went today 
(only one Cedar was seen in the fruiting trees) but I'm wondering what these 
might belong to? There were a couple of Flickers around but to me these didn't 
look like Flicker feathers, though I could be wrong. A couple of longer 
feathers are reddish & white, the smaller ones are either gray or half-gray 
with buffy yellow on the outer parts. Anyone? 



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Subject: Aroostook Cty today
From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:16:36 -0400
Hi all - met Bill Sheehan at sunrise at Collins Pond in Caribou early today. 
Highlights included 800 Canada Geese, N Pintail, N Shoveler, both teal spp, 9 
Pectorals, 2 Least pipers, both yellowlegs and more. 


Other end of the day at Limestone was one of Bill's 2 Snow Geese in with ~300 
Canada's. 


Spud trucks are everywhere. 

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Subject: MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND REPORT
From: RALPH ELDRIDGE <lightrae1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:57:56 -0700 (PDT)
I got back on the island late yesterday morning, September 24th, so haven't 
had much time to wander around. Nonetheless, a few things are notable.

There were at least 8 BROAD WINGED HAWKS hunting and passing through in the 
very late afternoon. We see occasional Broad Winged most years but they are 
usually our least numerous. Thus Wednesday was a near record day.

Other raptors included 2 EAGLES, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 HARRIER & 1 MERLIN.

I found 1 GOLDEN PLOVER, likely one of the several which have been seen for 
several days.

Other species of birds are fairly unremarkable: a few Kinglets; scattered 
Vireos; lots of Savannah Sparrows; a sprinkle of SONG, SWAMP and WHITE 
THROATED SPARROWS; a couple of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS; 1 LEAST SANDPIPER.
Of course, there were a few unidentified but intriguing sulkers.

Also of special note were at least 10 MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, the latest 
arriving after 6pm.

This morning, just after sunrise, there was a Peregrine Falcon screaming 
like crazy and racing around for no apparent reason.

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Subject: Monhegan highlights (YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, etc.), 9.24.14
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:10:48 -0400
The YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continued to be seen flying over town
throughout the day, including an amazing view from the lawn of the Trailing
Yew (where I'm staying) when it perched atop a nearby spruce for
awhile late this afternoon, affording much better looks than this morning's
fly-over.

Bryan Pfeiffer reported a CONNECTICUT WARBLER on Burnt Head Trail this
morning.

Other highlights not previously mentioned, most of these reported by others:
Dickcissel - 1 behind the school. (Birders should remember that school IS
in session during normal school hours, so please be quiet and discreet when
birding around the school.)
Clay-colored Sparrow - 1 bird apparently continuing near pumpkin patch
Sora - 1 in Meadow
Wood Duck - up to 4 reported throughout day; I saw 1 by the pump house
early on
Scarlet Tanager - at least 1
Warblers included Cape May, Blackburnian, Wilson's, Tennessee.
Red-headed Woodpecker continues. First sapsuckers showing up too.
And didn't someone say something about seeing or hearing White-crowned
Sparrows today?

I also heard several rumors of possible Myiarchus-like flycatchers today,
so if you're out here, keep your eyes open!

The perfect weather and excellent camaraderie of the island's birding
visitors continues.

Kristen


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Subject: Hummingbirds and Cormorants
From: <wtownsend AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:07:44 -0400
Wed. 9/24/14
 Four immature or female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds working flowers at Thuya 
Gardens in Northeast Harbor (Mt. Desert I.) today. 

 Several vees of Double-crested Cormorants passing south between Schoodic Pt. 
and MDI this morning. 

 Fourteen Canada Geese that were totally hidden in the grass were stirred up by 
a Coast Guard maintenance crew that landed at the Egg Rock lighthouse in 
Frenchman Bay this morning. 

 A couple of Gannets passed by the mouth of Frenchman Bay this afternoon. The 
first seen since early July. In spite of regular schools of herring that have 
been attracting flocks of gulls and up to 20 Harbor Porpoise off and on in Sep. 
the Gannets have ignored the bay area. 

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Subject: Saxl Park, Bangor: Bohemian Waxwings & others
From: "Sean Smith" <therefromhere168 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:48:53 -0400
Seems ridiculously early but there were at least 8 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Saxl 
Park this afternoon, in viburnum & crabapple trees in the corridor of shrubs 
and trees past the field across from the Dorothea Dix Center. I saw them 
closely before they flew up together and joined a flock of 50 or so more 
Waxwings , which appeared overhead & sounded mostly like Cedars... the whole 
ball of them then drifted off into some trees further away. 


Other birds there today: 

House Wren (2)
Palm Warbler (1 foy), Yellow-Rumped, C. Yellowthroat
Hermit Thrush (1)
Savannah Sparrow


Sean Smith


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Subject: New Sweden Crow Roost
From: Nancy Hudak <nehudak AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:50:19 -0400
Over the past 2 weeks our woods have become a roosting spot for about 100
crows every evening.  This is new for us and, boy, are they noisy as they
fly in!  They aren't always in the exactly the same trees as the night
before, but they do congregate in the same general area of about 5 or 6
acres.

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Subject: Just hanging out around the bird bath
From: David Small <docfinsdave AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:01:14 -0400
​After a while the birds resumed their feeding and drinking and bathing.
Quite relaxing just watching them go about their business.

http://photosbychance.zenfolio.com/p432832521/h37027b55#h37027b55

Cheers,
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Subject: Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/24.
From: "'Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:57:12 -0700
Hi all,
 
A moderate flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin's Island, 
Yarmouth this morning, but featured excellent diversity. 


6:30-9:15am.
46F, clear, NNW 2.8 to NNE 6.3mph.

230 Unidentified
86 Black-throated Warblers
71 Northern Parulas
65 Yellow-rumped Warblers
26 Red-eyed Vireos
21 Blue Jays
14 Magnolia Warblers
13+ Swainson's Thrushes (few crossed; lots of swirling at the point made it 
tough to count). 

12 Chipping Sparrows 
11 Blackpoll Warblers
11 Palm Warblers
9 Common Yellowthroats
9 American Redstarts
8 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
8 Cedar Waxwings
7 Eastern Phoebes 
7 Black-throated Blue Warblers
6 Blue-headed Vireos
5 Nashville Warblers 
5 American Goldfinches 
4 Red-breasted Nuthatches
4 American Robins
4 White-throated Sparrows
3 Common Loons
3 Northern Flickers 
3 Unidentified vireos
3 Indigo Buntings 
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
3 Lincoln's Sparrows
3 Swamp Sparrows 
3 Pine Siskins
3 Black-and-white Warblers
2 Black-capped Chickadees
2 Scarlet Tanagers
2 Savannah Sparrows
2 Dark-eyed Juncos
2 Baltimore Orioles
1 Osprey
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
1 Hairy Woodpecker (8 "false starts")
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Philadelphia Vireo
1 Brown Creeper
1 Eastern Bluebird 
1 Northern Waterthrush 
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Ovenbird
1 Bobolink
1 Rusty Blackbird 

Total= 686

-Derek

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Subject: Wild hummer & W-crowned sparrows
From: Norman Famous <nfamous AT maine.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:51:02 -0500
Hi all,

I walked along Piggery road next to Viles Arboretum in Augusta late this
morning and had my first of the season white-crowned sparrows mixed in with
swamp sparrows and song sparrows.  I also had a hummingbird flyby.

The birds were fairly quiet with the exceptions of brief flurries of call
notes (not the best time of day).

There were over a hundred and fifty bumblebees working asters along the
road.  Take a moment to view the asters close-up through your bins or
scope.  New York aster and Aster simplex (mostly white with a few pale blue
morphs) are in full bloom and very beautiful in the sun.


The more interesting species

Gray catbird        6-7
Song sparrows   6
Swamp sparrow 4
White-crown sparrow  2
Unidentified sparrows  10+




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Subject: 'Ghost' Hummer @ Wharf Lane, OGT
From: Jerry Kelly <jerrykelly20 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:50:26 -0400
Today at noon, an albino hummingbird (Ruby-thr profile with orange bill)
was feeding along Wharf Lane in Ogunquit - between The Terrace & #9 - last
seen  AT   #9 by ground level flowers, ). My wife and I watched it along with
others for about 10 minutes. Maybe not a life bird, but certainly a
lifetime bird! Sorry, no pics.
Jerry Kelly
Portsmouth

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Subject: YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, Monhegan, 9.24.14
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:18:53 -0400
Jane Mirick spotted a female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in the Meadow this
morning. She and Steve alerted Phil Brown's group down by the pumpkin
patch/Pierce Cottage, who saw it fly over. Phil's shout alerted a bunch of
us across the Meadow, so we all saw it too. It was last seen flying toward
the Ice Pond, but the fire truck is draining its hoses there today so a lot
of commotion there. It has not been relocated yet, but odds are good it
will return to the Meadow at some point, where several Rustys have also
been seen today.

Good assortment of vireos--including Yellow-throated--and more warbler
variety today. Big clusters of kinglets, in particular, and Steve Mirick
and I both noted a flock of 15 siskins earlier this morning. Raptor action
has been good too. And it's a gorgeous day!

Kristen


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Subject: white crowned sparrows
From: Kirk Betts <ketteadene AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:56:55 -0400
The first of the fall's white crowned sparrows came in this morning here 
in Rangeley.

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Subject: Broadies are moving
From: Stella Walsh <stellawalsh AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:46:56 -0400
Andrew Gilbert spotted 50+ in a kettle from River Point in West Falmouth. 
Meanwhile, the nets are full of Swainson's Thrushes and White-throated 
Sparrows. 


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Subject: Eastern Bluebirds
From: Chuck barnes <cbarnes1 AT maine.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
Heard them first in my back yard, trying to figure out what they were. 
Around  ten Bluebirds high up on my Oak trees, one gave me a great view. 
Great to see beautiful male landing on the garage roof. Still have Chipping 
sparrows, Red Bellied Woodpecker at feeders. Nice sunny day!

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes (Pittsfield)
From: "'Jill McElderry-Maxwell' via Maine birds" <maine-birds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:09:14 -0700
A trio of Sandhill Cranes is again present in our fields adjacent to I95 here 
in Pittsfield. 

 
Jill McElderry-Maxwell
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Subject: Monhegan-9.23.14
From: Kristen Lindquist <kelindquist AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:54:24 -0400
More birds arrived on the island this morning, livening things up out here.
Highlights for me today included:

Wood Duck - 2 seen by others at the Ice Pond, 1 later seen flying over the
Trailing Yew
Greater Yellowlegs - 2 at Swim Beach this morning
Nice raptor movement, including many Merlins, at least 6 Osprey, and
several Sharpies and  Peregrines (including one big presumed female perched
across from the Yew preening for a very long time)
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 continuing juv. bird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1 fly by, first of trip
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - several still linger
Warbler numbers low, mostly Yellow-rumps and Blackpolls, it seems; I'm up
to 14 for this trip (though at least 5 other species have been reported on
past week), including Tennessee, Cape May, Prairie, Wilson's, Nashville,
etc.
Lark Sparrow - at least 1 continuing bird, across from Tribler Cottage
Clay-colored Sparrow - 1 very obliging, strongly marked bird in the pumpkin
patch on the Meadow
Bobolink - 1 + in the Meadow
Baltimore Oriole - high count of 8

Also reported:
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 still being seen intermittently on the way to
Lobster Cove
Philly and Warbling Vireos (still being seen though I saw neither today)
Pine Siskin - 1+ near Lobster Cove (Don Reimer et al)
Blackburnian Warbler - 1 (Steve and Jane Mirick, on Horn Hill, if I'm
remembering right)

Trip highlight for me has been how many Monarchs are flying around out
here, with good numbers also of Red Admiral, American Lady, and Painted
Lady butterflies.

Heard flight calls tonight while up at the lighthouse, hope more new birds
drop in tomorrow morning...

Kristen


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Subject: Sabattus Pond Northern Pintails
From: Raven Watcher <ravenwatcher AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:25:14 -0400
Hello All,

Two hen Northern Pintails were in the small, nearly enclosed cove at the
end of the south end beach at Sabattus Pond yesterday, feeding among the
lily pads in the company of Mallards.

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Subject: No swans at Bath/Popham Bridge tonight
From: Delia Guzman <dguzman1964 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:50:56 -0400
No luck on finding the swans this afternoon.
Delia in Brunswick

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Subject: 4 Nighthawks over Seapoint, Kittery Point
From: phillip <phillip AT fetchingbirds.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:43:12 -0700 (PDT)
They came out of nowhere, hawking back and forth, cleaning out all the 
dragonflies over the beaches of Seapoint in just about 15 minutes. I sat on 
the rocks with a handheld 50x telephoto and took about 50 shots of which 
exactly 4 had tiny little specks of bird in them, and one of which was just 
clear enough to show the windows in the wings. 

http://www.fetchingbirds.com/2014/uploads/commonnighthawk.jpg

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