Eagle from the Car

Ingrid and I were joined by Ingrid’s daughter and her boyfriend for an outdoor beer festival a small local brewery.  On the way home we spotted a Bald Eagle from the car.   As common as they have become . . . they still take my breather away.

No Stilt Sandpiper

A Stilt Sandpiper is being seen in nearby Bath.   I spent an hour on a busy bridge scoping an enormous mud flat . . . but didn’t find it. Did see a nice flock of Blue-winged Teal and a Belted Kingfisher posed on a nearby power-line.

Sandhill Crane

If you live along the gulf coast or the great plains, you may have see thousands of Sand Hill Cranes . . . but in Maine they are a rarity.  A Saturday morning excursion to the cornfields of neighboring Brunswick to see the juvenile SHC was successful. Other sightings:  

#300 ABA Bird of 2018

Ingrid and I got our 300th North American bird of the year today . . . a Bay-breasted Warbler in winter plumage. At sunrise, I drove to Biddeford Pool because a Connecticut Warbler had been seen earlier in the week. No Connecticut but go a Black-throated Blue, a Bay-breasted and a Yellow-rumped Warbler . .…

Dunlin

Today I took a late afternoon trip to Popham Beach in an effort to get one bird . . . the Dunlin.   Its a bird that migrates through Maine in mid-September and then poof its gone. Of course I had no luck at Popham . . . saw every common shorebird but no Dunlins. On…

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