We drove over to Brunswick hoping to see the Snow Goose that has been reported recently. While scanning a flock of Canada Geese looking for a “white” one . . . Ingrid noticed three relatively tiny Pectoral Sandpipers in the midst of the Geese. Birding is like a box of chocolate!!! Also saw a bunch…
Got up early to bird at Crescent Beach but changed my mind when I saw how hard it was raining. I was at my desk by 5:30 am writing software wishing I could be out birding. Finally about 2:00, the rain slowed down and I jumped in the car and headed to Crescent Beach. I…
The Prothonotary Warbler is a bright yellow, large, heavy-bodied warbler with a big head and bill. It has shorter legs and a shorter tail than other warblers . . . and is rarely seen in Maine. A few days ago one was seen in Kennebunkport. Up early I found the spot at sunrise and was…
An early morning trip to Butler Head presented yet another migrating sparrow . . . this time my favorite . . . the Lincoln Sparrow, Kinglets, Swamp Sparrows, Eagles and Yellow-rumps made for a nice morning.
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.
Today Ingrid and I began to see the first Ruby-crowned Kinglets migrating through and the Golden-crowned Kinglets are starting to congregate with the Chickadees . . . a sure sign of winter approaching,
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.
Butler Head in Bath was filled with migrating Sparrows this morning: Song, White-throated and Swamps. Warbler migration seems to have passed.
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:
A lunch time trip to to the Pelecro Building produced a number of Herons; a huge of Tree Sparrow and a very pretty cardinal.