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14 Apr: @ 20:55:34 
Early Gnatcacher & More Spring Fun :) [Dan Gardoqui]
14 Apr: @ 18:37:05 
Summertime pelagics! ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
14 Apr: @ 16:14:28 
FOY Chipping sparrow [Denise Johnson]
14 Apr: @ 10:09:05 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (13 Apr 2021) 12 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
13 Apr: @ 15:16:35 
Merlins and Sandhill Cranes on Lake Wesserunsett, Madison. [dapak...@gmail.com]
12 Apr: @ 15:45:00 
Palm warbler, Bowdoinham [Janet Galle]
12 Apr: @ 14:00:04 
Re: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton [Linda Powell]
12 Apr: @ 13:23:59 
Re: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton [William Reid]
12 Apr: @ 10:57:43 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (11 Apr 2021) 29 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
11 Apr: @ 23:00:46 
Re: Osprey [Tammy Packie]
11 Apr: @ 21:38:44 
Re: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton ['BARBARA P HERRGESELL' via Maine birds]
11 Apr: @ 21:17:01 
Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton [tom A]
11 Apr: @ 20:03:30 
Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton [Steve Plumb]
11 Apr: @ 18:14:54 
Fwd: FOS Flicker in Gray ['BARBARA P HERRGESELL' via Maine birds]
11 Apr: @ 17:55:25 
Re: FOS Flicker in Gray ['BARBARA P HERRGESELL' via Maine birds]
11 Apr: @ 17:51:44 
FOS Flicker in Gray [Sue Farris]
11 Apr: @ 17:05:38 
Re: Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9 [Matthew Gilbert]
11 Apr: @ 16:58:50 
Re: Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9 [Matthew Gilbert]
11 Apr: @ 15:33:25 
Osprey [James Bright]
11 Apr: @ 15:26:48 
Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton ['jon edstrom' via Maine birds]
11 Apr: @ 15:20:09 
Observation - no robins????? Benton [AMF]
11 Apr: @ 15:10:35 
Re: scaup lesser vs greater [Liz]
11 Apr: @ 14:01:51 
Snowy Owl Brunswick [Margaret Page]
11 Apr: @ 12:01:33 
Re: scaup lesser vs greater [Cepphus]
11 Apr: @ 10:09:51 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (10 Apr 2021) 143 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
10 Apr: @ 16:16:37 
Re: scaup lesser vs greater [Jane McDonnell]
10 Apr: @ 14:54:47 
Benton - FOY - 2 kestrels returned [AMF]
10 Apr: @ 14:49:28 
New arrivals in Hiram [Sean S]
10 Apr: @ 00:34:54 
Razorbill, LIMERICK, 4/9! ['Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds]
10 Apr: @ 00:29:52 
scaup lesser vs greater [Sarah Caputo]
09 Apr: @ 23:34:41 
Benton - Great Blue Heron, Geese, peepers [znse37]
09 Apr: @ 23:00:57 
This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/3-9 ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
09 Apr: @ 18:51:05 
Pine warbler is back [Monica Grabin]
09 Apr: @ 14:38:34 
Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9 ['Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds]
09 Apr: @ 00:30:59 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (08 Apr 2021) 34 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
09 Apr: @ 00:09:12 
Re: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 4 topics ['Alan Darrah' via Maine birds]
08 Apr: @ 20:46:40 
Phoebes in Brooksville [Bob Knight]
08 Apr: @ 18:12:28 
Re: Tree Swallow in Benton on the Sebasticook FOY - Yea spring is here. [Julia Hanauer-Milne]
08 Apr: @ 16:28:54 
Phoebes [Julia Hanauer-Milne]
08 Apr: @ 12:51:47 
Re: Digest for maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 3 topics [Michael Little]
07 Apr: @ 20:11:41 
Tree Swallow in Benton on the Sebasticook FOY - Yea spring is here. [AMF]
07 Apr: @ 11:43:12 
Yellow-rumped Warbler singing! Brunswick [Delia Guzman]
05 Apr: @ 13:52:21 
Northern Shoveler [Robert Dixon]
05 Apr: @ 12:42:01 
ring-necked ducks [Sarah Caputo]
05 Apr: @ 11:37:34 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (04 Apr 2021) 28 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
04 Apr: @ 17:58:59 
Great Blue Heron, Basin Point Rd., Harpswell, ME 4/4/21 [Jay Pitocchelli]
04 Apr: @ 14:04:33 
Florida Lake 3/30, 3/31 [AAS]
04 Apr: @ 12:43:03 
Harpswell - American Woodcock and Wood Duck [Martha Healy]
04 Apr: @ 01:39:21 
Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 Apr 2021) 10 Raptors ['Derek and Jeannette Lovitch' via Maine birds]
04 Apr: @ 00:23:23 
Bluebird [Sarah Caputo]





Subject: Early Gnatcacher & More Spring Fun :)
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 20:55 pm
From: dangardoqui AT gmail.com
 
This morning at the Sanford Lagoons, I had to shake my head a few times b/c
I thought I was hearing a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. Turns out, I was! I got
to watch the little fella foraging (gleaning and a little hawking) on an
old oak just on the other side of the fence of the eastern tip of the NE
lagoon. What a treat!

A kind birder alerted me to the presence of a transitional plumage Ruddy
Duck in the big flotilla of ring-necked ducks (turns out there were 2 males
and 2 females).

My list is here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S8...

PS- there were 3 Barn Swallows mixed in the big Tree Swallow flock
today....here's one of each.

[image: PXL_20210414_141937995~2.jpg]

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Subject: Summertime pelagics!
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 18:37 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Hi all,
With so many folks making summer plans right now, and many of our events already sold out, I just wanted to take a moment to get the word out about our various pelagic birding opportunities this summer. We have three trips out of Boothbay and two Seal Island trips out of Stonington. 
https://www.freeportwildbirdsu...

Hope to see you aboard!
-Derek

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Subject: FOY Chipping sparrow
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 16:14 pm
From: dpj113 AT maine.rr.com
 
Cape Neddick, west; at the home feeders.
Preparing Hummer feeders now.

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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (13 Apr 2021) 12 Raptors
Date: Wed Apr 14 2021 10:09 am
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 4 | 90 | 599 |
| Osprey | 4 | 37 | 40 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 34 | 80 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 11 | 25 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 1 | 78 | 105 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 1 | 22 | 56 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 1 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 0 | 37 | 104 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 1 | 17 | 17 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 0 | 45 | 138 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 1 | 71 | 91 |
| Merlin | 0 | 4 | 12 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 2 | 5 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 4 | 8 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 5 | 8 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 10 | 17 |
| Total: | 12 | 469 | 1310 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | |




Visitors:
9 visitors today. FOS gender reveal (it's a girl).

Weather:
The first half of the day was overcast, the 2nd half was gorgeous, withblue skies and puffy white clouds. Temps were very comfortable, rangingfrom 48 to 62 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
Another slow day. Northeast winds are not our friend.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much else moving today. 1 Tree Swallow and 2 American Goldfinches seenheaded north. 23 species were detected from the summit.

Predictions:
Northeast winds in the morning, switching to southeast around lunch time.High temps in the mid-50's, mostly sunny.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/bradbury-mountain-hawkwatch
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Merlins and Sandhill Cranes on Lake Wesserunsett, Madison.
Date: Tue Apr 13 2021 15:16 pm
From: dapakulski AT gmail.com
 
This morning I saw a pair of Sandhill Cranes land in the big marsh on the
lake. We also have a pair of Merlins starting a nest in the pines around
my camp.

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Subject: Palm warbler, Bowdoinham
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 15:45 pm
From: Janetgalle AT gwi.net
 
FOY 2 palm warblers at edge of pond, near woods and field.

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Subject: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 14:00 pm
From: lindaleehunter AT hotmail.com
 
We've had flocks of robins in the fields around us. We have one Robin that has stuck around in our backyard and eats my mealworms. I think he must be the same one as last year because he came looking for them before I even put them out.

Linda Powell
Skowhegan

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Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton

Very few robins here in Skowhegan, too.

Will
Skowhegan

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 5:38 PM 'BARBARA P HERRGESELL' via Maine birds > wrote:
Fewer robins here on my street in outer Sanford too. I hear one singing away just about dusk, as they are wont to do, and one digging on the yard yesterday, but not coming up with anything. No more than 2, if ever that.
Only one goldfinch at a time lately too.
Had a first fall/winter White-crowned Sparrow, I believe, this morning. Matching the new Peterson picture.
Barb
Sanford



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On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:16 PM, tom A > wrote:

Hey Allan,

I have been noticing this all winter. My theory is that the severe drought in our area this past summer (probably even worse in Unity where I live) pretty much wiped out much of the food supply including small fruits and weed seeds. The wintering robins really depend on the small fruit crop. This year near me, we basically had almost no robins overwinter. By now, they usually seem to have switched to invertebrates, but perhaps some portion of their diet might still be small fruits from last year. We have a few nesting pairs around, but I think overall numbers are still down because migrant robins continue to move on to greener pastures.

How about the low goldfinch numbers? I think it is again drought related but different food sources.

Good birding and pray for rain,
tom

On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:20:08 AM UTC-4 Allan Fuller wrote:
Question.. and observation...

I usually have lots of robins around the farm. Some nest in the open
pole barn. They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street. No
morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
buildings. Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
missing? Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?

Are they just late coming back? They are usually back before the snow
has fully left the fields.

Allan


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Subject: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 13:23 pm
From: williamfreid AT gmail.com
 
Very few robins here in Skowhegan, too.

Will
Skowhegan

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 5:38 PM 'BARBARA P HERRGESELL' via Maine birds <
maine-birds@googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Fewer robins here on my street in outer Sanford too. I hear one singing
> away just about dusk, as they are wont to do, and one digging on the yard
> yesterday, but not coming up with anything. No more than 2, if ever that.
> Only one goldfinch at a time lately too.
> Had a first fall/winter White-crowned Sparrow, I believe, this morning.
> Matching the new Peterson picture.
> Barb
> Sanford
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:16 PM, tom A wrote:
>
> Hey Allan,
>
> I have been noticing this all winter. My theory is that the severe
> drought in our area this past summer (probably even worse in Unity where I
> live) pretty much wiped out much of the food supply including small fruits
> and weed seeds. The wintering robins really depend on the small fruit
> crop. This year near me, we basically had almost no robins overwinter. By
> now, they usually seem to have switched to invertebrates, but perhaps some
> portion of their diet might still be small fruits from last year. We have
> a few nesting pairs around, but I think overall numbers are still down
> because migrant robins continue to move on to greener pastures.
>
> How about the low goldfinch numbers? I think it is again drought related
> but different food sources.
>
> Good birding and pray for rain,
> tom
>
> On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:20:08 AM UTC-4 Allan Fuller wrote:
>
>> Question.. and observation...
>>
>> I usually have lots of robins around the farm. Some nest in the open
>> pole barn. They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
>> large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street. No
>> morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
>> buildings. Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
>> missing? Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?
>>
>> Are they just late coming back? They are usually back before the snow
>> has fully left the fields.
>>
>> Allan
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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (11 Apr 2021) 29 Raptors
Date: Mon Apr 12 2021 10:57 am
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 6 | 77 | 586 |
| Osprey | 4 | 33 | 36 |
| Bald Eagle | 3 | 34 | 80 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 11 | 25 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 3 | 75 | 102 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 3 | 21 | 55 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 1 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 1 | 36 | 103 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 5 | 16 | 16 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 2 | 45 | 138 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 1 | 70 | 90 |
| Merlin | 0 | 4 | 12 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 2 | 5 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 4 | 8 |
| Unknown Buteo | 1 | 5 | 8 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 10 | 17 |
| Total: | 29 | 445 | 1286 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | Derek Lovitch, Jim Pinfold, Zane Baker |




Visitors:
23 visitors today. Special shoutout to our guests from the Falmouth YoungBirders Club, we really enjoyed talking to them about the project!

Weather:
Today was comfortable up at the summit. Temps peaked at around 57 degrees,skies were overcast for the first half of the day and partly sunny in the2nd half. Winds were moderate of the east.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow today, not much to report.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants from today are as follows: -American Black Duck: 4-Tree Swallow: 5-American Goldfinch:1-Belted Kingfisher: 1-Killdeer: 2-Great Blue Heron: 5-Duck Spp.: 11 A total of 25 species were detected from the summit today.

Predictions:
Temps in the high 40's tomorrow with northeast winds. Mostly cloudy.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
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Subject: Osprey
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 23:00 pm
From: tpackie AT gmail.com
 
Saw one Saturday morning in the trees behind the One Stop in Somesville,
Tammy

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Subject: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 21:38 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Fewer robins here on my street in outer Sanford too. I hear one singing away just about dusk, as they are wont to do, and one digging on the yard yesterday, but not coming up with anything. No more than 2, if ever that.
Only one goldfinch at a time lately too.
Had a first fall/winter White-crowned Sparrow, I believe, this morning. Matching the new Peterson picture.
Barb
Sanford



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> On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:16 PM, tom A wrote:
>
> Hey Allan,
>
> I have been noticing this all winter. My theory is that the severe drought in our area this past summer (probably even worse in Unity where I live) pretty much wiped out much of the food supply including small fruits and weed seeds. The wintering robins really depend on the small fruit crop. This year near me, we basically had almost no robins overwinter. By now, they usually seem to have switched to invertebrates, but perhaps some portion of their diet might still be small fruits from last year. We have a few nesting pairs around, but I think overall numbers are still down because migrant robins continue to move on to greener pastures.
>
> How about the low goldfinch numbers? I think it is again drought related but different food sources.
>
> Good birding and pray for rain,
> tom
>
>> On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:20:08 AM UTC-4 Allan Fuller wrote:
>> Question.. and observation...
>>
>> I usually have lots of robins around the farm. Some nest in the open
>> pole barn. They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
>> large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street. No
>> morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
>> buildings. Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
>> missing? Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?
>>
>> Are they just late coming back? They are usually back before the snow
>> has fully left the fields.
>>
>> Allan
>>
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Subject: Re: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 21:17 pm
From: tom.aversa AT gmail.com
 
Hey Allan,

I have been noticing this all winter. My theory is that the severe drought
in our area this past summer (probably even worse in Unity where I live)
pretty much wiped out much of the food supply including small fruits and
weed seeds. The wintering robins really depend on the small fruit crop.
This year near me, we basically had almost no robins overwinter. By now,
they usually seem to have switched to invertebrates, but perhaps some
portion of their diet might still be small fruits from last year. We have
a few nesting pairs around, but I think overall numbers are still down
because migrant robins continue to move on to greener pastures.

How about the low goldfinch numbers? I think it is again drought related
but different food sources.

Good birding and pray for rain,
tom

On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:20:08 AM UTC-4 Allan Fuller wrote:

> Question.. and observation...
>
> I usually have lots of robins around the farm. Some nest in the open
> pole barn. They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
> large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street. No
> morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
> buildings. Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
> missing? Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?
>
> Are they just late coming back? They are usually back before the snow
> has fully left the fields.
>
> Allan
>
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Subject: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 20:03 pm
From: voiceofthefair AT gmail.com
 
Here in Nobleboro we've been light on robins as well. I've yet to see more than 2 at a time. A typical year has a gang of the males showing up on the hillside in late March. We often have the earliest open ground in the neighborhood but this year perhaps they found plenty of snow free fields and are more spread out?

Steve

> On Apr 11, 2021, at 11:20 AM, AMF wrote:
>
> Question.. and observation...
>
> I usually have lots of robins around the farm. Some nest in the open pole barn. They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street. No morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the buildings. Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are missing? Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?
>
> Are they just late coming back? They are usually back before the snow has fully left the fields.
>
> Allan
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Subject: FOS Flicker in Gray
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 18:14 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Sorry. My flicker was in Sanford, which everyone probably knows. I post too much
common stuff. Like a White-throated Sparrow just now. Bright. Yellow lores.

Barbara. Sanford.



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> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] FOS Flicker in Gray
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> I was excited to have one yesterday too. In the yard.
>
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>> Saw my first Northern Flicker today, feeding on the ground with a flock of Robins.
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Subject: FOS Flicker in Gray
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 17:55 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
I was excited to have one yesterday too. In the yard.



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Subject: FOS Flicker in Gray
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 17:51 pm
From: suef.cyclist AT gmail.com
 
Saw my first Northern Flicker today, feeding on the ground with a flock of
Robins.

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Subject: Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 17:05 pm
From: matthewgfrommaine AT gmail.com
 
Edit: Across the street from the Audubon Center

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 12:58 PM Matthew Gilbert <
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> Chris Sayers let me know that he had the WFIB at 12:03 at the Audubon
> center - I didn’t get the email until now so I’m not sure of the current
> status.
>
> -Matthew Gilbert
>
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>> Hi all,
>>
>> Since I have seen so many birders in Scarborough Marsh this am, I figure
>> I would get the word out...
>>
>> What I believe is a/the WHITE-FACED IBIS is in the salt panne at the
>> bottom of the hill on the south end of the marsh along Rte1/9 with 42
>> Glossy Ibis.
>>
>> It does not have particular bright bare parts or “face,” so it is either
>> not yet in high breeding, or it could be a hybrid. My views were just a
>> little to insufficient to be 100% sure.
>>
>> As I type this, the birds flew around the corner, heading back towards
>> Pine Point Rd.
>>
>> -Derek
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Subject: Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 16:58 pm
From: matthewgfrommaine AT gmail.com
 
Chris Sayers let me know that he had the WFIB at 12:03 at the Audubon
center - I didn’t get the email until now so I’m not sure of the current
status.

-Matthew Gilbert

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>
> Since I have seen so many birders in Scarborough Marsh this am, I figure I
> would get the word out...
>
> What I believe is a/the WHITE-FACED IBIS is in the salt panne at the
> bottom of the hill on the south end of the marsh along Rte1/9 with 42
> Glossy Ibis.
>
> It does not have particular bright bare parts or “face,” so it is either
> not yet in high breeding, or it could be a hybrid. My views were just a
> little to insufficient to be 100% sure.
>
> As I type this, the birds flew around the corner, heading back towards
> Pine Point Rd.
>
> -Derek
>
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Subject: Osprey
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 15:33 pm
From: bright6775 AT gmail.com
 
Osprey back at Upper Hadlock on MDI

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Subject: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 15:26 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Many robins in Biddeford. In winter and presently.
Jon Edstrom
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:20:08 AM EDT, AMF wrote:

Question.. and observation...

I usually have lots of robins around the farm.  Some nest in the open
pole barn.  They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street.  No
morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
buildings.  Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
missing?  Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?

Are they just late coming back?  They are usually back before the snow
has fully left the fields.

Allan

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Subject: Observation - no robins????? Benton
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 15:20 pm
From: ZnSe37 AT gmail.com
 
Question.. and observation...

I usually have lots of robins around the farm.  Some nest in the open
pole barn.  They usually are out getting worms in the morning on the
large mowed grass lawn in the back or the lawns across the street.  No
morning and evening songs from the robins sitting on the peaks of the
buildings.  Not one robin.... Anyone else observe that the robins are
missing?  Did my robins just not make it back from their winter vacation?

Are they just late coming back?  They are usually back before the snow
has fully left the fields.

Allan

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Subject: scaup lesser vs greater
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 15:10 pm
From: eholencik AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,

This looks to be a Lesser Scaup - but pictures can be deceiving. However, when it comes to Scaup weight matters. Greater Scaup are about 1/2 pound heavier than Lesser - If it’s built like a tank it’s a greater. This Scaup is a little bigger than the Ring-necks but not much.

The tell tail sign is the dark spot at the tip of the bill. If it’s narrow then its a Lesser. I took this photo yesterday of a female Greater Scaup in Newport, Oregon. She has a very wide nail at the tip of her bill.

Elizabeth Laver-Holencik
Oregon birder

Also, I’m on this website because my sister lives in Maine and she is just starting to bird. I’m trying to help her, but you all have different birds out there! Happy birding, Liz

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>
> ?Always a tough one. I was leaning more towards lesser because of head shape, bill and slight purple sheen. The flanks fit more to greater.
>
> Here is a good link that compares the two....https://www.audubon.org/news/g...
>
>
>> On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 12:16:36 PM UTC-4 jane...@gmail.com wrote:
>> Following this, Sarah -- we have a raft of continuing Scaups in our river, and even though I came down on Greater because of head and bill shape, I'm still not sure. Happy to have any guidance.
>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM Sarah Caputo wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Finally got a chance to stop and look at the little group of Ring-necked ducks in Searsmont this evening and discovered there is a single male Scaup in with them. Is there a good way to differentiate lesser from Greaters?
>>>
>>> Pics attached, bit of a distance unfortunately. If they are still there next week will drag out the big lens.
>>>
>>> Sarah
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Subject: Snowy Owl Brunswick
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 14:01 pm
From: mpage815 AT gmail.com
 
A continuing Snowy Owl is currently roosting on the bright blue house on Pennell Way in Brunswick.

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Subject: scaup lesser vs greater
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 12:01 pm
From: kelsey.m.sullivan AT maine.gov
 
Always a tough one.  I was leaning more towards lesser because of head
shape, bill and slight purple sheen. The flanks fit more to greater.

Here is a good link that compares the
two....https://www.audubon.org/news/g...


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> Following this, Sarah -- we have a raft of continuing Scaups in our river,
> and even though I came down on Greater because of head and bill shape, I'm
> still not sure. Happy to have any guidance.
>
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM Sarah Caputo wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Finally got a chance to stop and look at the little group of Ring-necked
>> ducks in Searsmont this evening and discovered there is a single male Scaup
>> in with them. Is there a good way to differentiate lesser from Greaters?
>>
>> Pics attached, bit of a distance unfortunately. If they are still there
>> next week will drag out the big lens.
>>
>> Sarah
>>
>>
>>
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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (10 Apr 2021) 143 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 11 2021 10:09 am
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 9 | 71 | 580 |
| Osprey | 13 | 29 | 32 |
| Bald Eagle | 4 | 31 | 77 |
| Northern Harrier | 2 | 11 | 25 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 40 | 72 | 99 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 6 | 18 | 52 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 1 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 16 | 35 | 102 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 10 | 11 | 11 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 10 | 43 | 136 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 28 | 69 | 89 |
| Merlin | 1 | 4 | 12 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 2 | 2 | 5 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 4 | 8 |
| Unknown Buteo | 1 | 4 | 7 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 1 | 1 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 1 | 10 | 17 |
| Total: | 143 | 416 | 1257 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | Biz Houghton, Chris Sayers , Dave Gulick, Jim Pinfold, Joan Campbell, Tom Foley, Zane Baker |




Visitors:
Oh boy it was busy up there today. 40 visitors today! Thank you to all thevolunteers up there helping us spot birds, my apologies if I left anyoneoff the observer's list.

Weather:
Today was HOT! The air was still and the sun was beating down on us formuch of the day. Temps maxed out at 71 degrees. Winds were very weak outthe west for the first half of the day and out of the south in the secondhalf of the day. Winds only strengthened in the last few hours.

Raptor Observations:
Today was a very good day! Broad-wing numbers are building already.Sharpies continue to increase in number. Another great Kestrel flighttoday. Highlight of the day was an amazing look at an adult PeregrineFalcon that soared right in front of the summit.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not a very impressive flight of non-raptors today. Non-raptor migrantsinclude: -Northern Flicker: 2-Common Grackle: 80-Blackbird Spp.: 125-Belted Kingfisher: 3-Tree Swallow: 10-Double-crested Cormorant:7A total of 25 species were detected from the summit.

Predictions:
Much cooler tomorrow (high 40's)! Winds out of the east.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/bradbury-mountain-hawkwatch
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Subject: scaup lesser vs greater
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 16:16 pm
From: janemcd27 AT gmail.com
 
Following this, Sarah -- we have a raft of continuing Scaups in our river,
and even though I came down on Greater because of head and bill shape, I'm
still not sure. Happy to have any guidance.

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM Sarah Caputo wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Finally got a chance to stop and look at the little group of Ring-necked
> ducks in Searsmont this evening and discovered there is a single male Scaup
> in with them. Is there a good way to differentiate lesser from Greaters?
>
> Pics attached, bit of a distance unfortunately. If they are still there
> next week will drag out the big lens.
>
> Sarah
>
>
>
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Subject: Benton - FOY - 2 kestrels returned
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 14:54 pm
From: ZnSe37 AT gmail.com
 
Two kestrels are back.  One at peak ridge of the big barn and the other 
in the barn trapped by the light coming through the window. I opened the
two big 12' double doors for the kestrel to get out.

Barn swallow observation.

Most birds get trap in dark garages or barns focused on the light coming
through the windows rather than how they got in.  In contrast, barn
swallows have the ability to fly in and out of dark places with little
difficulty.  They usually do not get confused by the light from other
windows.  They can come in and out of open entrances and even exit by
different opening with ease.  Barn swallows seem to have no problem with
the high dynamic range in light intensity of going from light and dark
and the other way of going from dark to light.  A barn swallow can fly
in a window, fly around without hitting any obstructions such as hanging
ropes, dodging me, shelving, supporting beams, etc., find an opening,
and fly out with great easy and speed.  They can easily dodge these
objects even if they were placed there recently.

Enjoy the good weather.  /Allan

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Subject: New arrivals in Hiram
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 14:49 pm
From: therefromhere168 AT gmail.com
 
Nothing close to a Razorbill, but yesterday saw the first Chipping Sparrow,
which also sang briefly and was seen again this morning. The first
Yellow-rumped Warbler arrived very early on Sunday the 4th, and another was
seen & photographed this morning. We've had Pine Warblers singing since
the 7th, with 10-12 heard around the neighborhood this morning.

Other new arrivals this morning were Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Northern
Flicker. A bright male Goldfinch showed up at the feeder; that species has
been mostly absent for months, along with Purple Finches which have still
not been seen this year. 2 House Finches, which are locally scarce, showed
up at the feeder this week as well. So far I've only managed to see that
species in spring and fall, and I've only ever heard one sing in the yard.

Sean Smith

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Subject: Razorbill, LIMERICK, 4/9!
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 0:34 am
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Hi all,

I just received photos via Will Broussard of a RAZORBILL photographed today on Sokokis Lake in Limerick (western York County) by Johanna Vienneau from a kayak.

Sokokis Lake has virtually no public access away from the south end, and Johanna thinks a canoe or kayak will be best for refinding it.

This is an exceptionally rare, albeit not unprecedented, inland record. For example, Palmer lists a record from a pond in Winthrop on 5/31/1910.

-Derek

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Subject: scaup lesser vs greater
Date: Sat Apr 10 2021 0:29 am
From: catbird338 AT hotmail.com
 
Hi,
Finally got a chance to stop and look at the little group of Ring-necked ducks in Searsmont this evening and discovered there is a single male Scaup in with them. Is there a good way to differentiate lesser from Greaters?
Pics attached, bit of a distance unfortunately. If they are still there next week will drag out the big lens.
Sarah

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Subject: Benton - Great Blue Heron, Geese, peepers
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 23:34 pm
From: znse37 AT gmail.com
 
Beautiful day - Two great blue heron going down the Sebasticook, two geese heading upstream.... peepers singing away.  Spring is certainly here.  Heron sightings the last few years has been rare.  It is great to see them.  There was an active rookery near here a few years ago.  Maybe it is coming back.  @2 miles upstream of the Benton Falls dam.  Not many eagle sightings so far this year.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Subject: This Week's Highlights and New Arrivals, 4/3-9
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 23:00 pm
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Hi all,

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-Derek


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Subject: Pine warbler is back
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 18:51 pm
From: grabinmonica AT gmail.com
 
For the third year in a row, a male Pine Warbler is knocking at our 
windows. It’s gotta be the same bird. I heard the very familiar tapping
sound, and there he was. I feel sorry for the the little guy, but he seems
none the worse for tapping on almost every window in the house, three years
running.

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Subject: Probable White-faced Ibis (or hybrid), Scarborough Marsh, 4/9
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 14:38 pm
From: maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
 
Hi all,

Since I have seen so many birders in Scarborough Marsh this am, I figure I would get the word out...

What I believe is a/the WHITE-FACED IBIS is in the salt panne at the bottom of the hill on the south end of the marsh along Rte1/9 with 42 Glossy Ibis.

It does not have particular bright bare parts or “face,” so it is either not yet in high breeding, or it could be a hybrid. My views were just a little to insufficient to be 100% sure.

As I type this, the birds flew around the corner, heading back towards Pine Point Rd.

-Derek

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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (08 Apr 2021) 34 Raptors
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 0:30 am
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Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 1 | 60 | 569 |
| Osprey | 1 | 4 | 7 |
| Bald Eagle | 5 | 23 | 69 |
| Northern Harrier | 2 | 3 | 17 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 10 | 25 | 52 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 2 | 5 | 39 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 1 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 5 | 11 | 78 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 2 | 24 | 117 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 6 | 16 | 36 |
| Merlin | 0 | 1 | 9 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 0 | 3 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 1 | 5 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 1 | 4 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 7 | 14 |
| Total: | 34 | 182 | 1023 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | Derek Lovitch |




Visitors:
17 visitors today.

Weather:
Today was quite warm and sunny up at the summit. Winds were out of the eastmost of the day.

Raptor Observations:
We counted our 1,000th raptor of the season today! Today was pretty decentconsidering the unfavorable winds. Sharpies are starting to build innumber.

Non-raptor Observations:
Today's non-raptor migrants are as follows: -American Goldfinch: 4-Tree Swallow: 16-Duck Spp.: 1-Common Merganser: 2-Shorebird Spp.: 1-Red Crossbill: 3 A total of 26 species were detected from the summit.

Predictions:
Tomorrow could be pretty good for migrating raptors! Winds will start outof the west but will quickly shift to the south. Temps will peak at nearly70 degrees! Sunny skies tomorrow.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
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Subject: Abridged summary of maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 4 topics
Date: Fri Apr 9 2021 0:09 am
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Flickers, tree swallows, and blue heron in Hermon!
Kestrel at Bangor airport. All today.

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Subject: Phoebes in Brooksville
Date: Thu Apr 8 2021 20:46 pm
From: bob AT knightarchitect.com
 
Our Phoebes are back at our house on Bagaduce river in Brooksville. Also
flocks of Robins and a big gang of Red-Winged Blackbirds which for me are
the sounds of summer!

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Subject: Tree Swallow in Benton on the Sebasticook FOY - Yea spring is here.
Date: Thu Apr 8 2021 18:12 pm
From: windyridgemaine AT gmail.com
 
I saw tree swallows at Hammond Lumber in Belgrade today too.

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:11 PM AMF wrote:

> FOY 4 tree swallows flying around checking out the nest boxes today.
> This is the earliest since I have kept records by 2 days (2012 and 2014)
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Subject: Phoebes
Date: Thu Apr 8 2021 16:28 pm
From: windyridgemaine AT gmail.com
 
My school phoebes are back in two of the three buildings where I work
(Sidney and Belgrade). The third building in Oakland doesn't usually have a
phoebe. My home phoebe in Sidney is also calling in its usual emphatic way.

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Subject: Digest for maine-birds@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 3 topics
Date: Thu Apr 8 2021 12:51 pm
From: mjlittle2318 AT hotmail.com
 
There was an Osprey over the Narramissic River in Orland on Wednesday (April 7).

And a Flicker in my yard on Route 46 in Bucksport this morning (April 8)
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Tree Swallow in Benton on the Sebasticook FOY - Yea spring is here.
AMF : Apr 07 04:11PM -0400

FOY 4 tree swallows flying around checking out the nest boxes today.
This is the earliest since I have kept records by 2 days (2012 and 2014)
and 11 days earlier than 2020.
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Delia Guzman : Apr 07 07:42AM -0400

Just walked outside and heard a YRWA singing in my yard in Brunswick!
Spring is here (even if it is only 42 degrees)!
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Subject: Tree Swallow in Benton on the Sebasticook FOY - Yea spring is here.
Date: Wed Apr 7 2021 20:11 pm
From: ZnSe37 AT gmail.com
 
FOY 4 tree swallows flying around checking out the nest boxes today.  
This is the earliest since I have kept records by 2 days (2012 and 2014)
and 11 days earlier than 2020.

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Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler singing! Brunswick
Date: Wed Apr 7 2021 11:43 am
From: dguzman1964 AT gmail.com
 
Just walked outside and heard a YRWA singing in my yard in Brunswick!
Spring is here (even if it is only 42 degrees)!
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Subject: Northern Shoveler
Date: Mon Apr 5 2021 13:52 pm
From: robertdixon1962 AT gmail.com
 
From Robert Dixon
4/5/21 - Legion Pond, Kittery- Drake Northern Shoveler.

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Subject: ring-necked ducks
Date: Mon Apr 5 2021 12:42 pm
From: catbird338 AT hotmail.com
 
There were several Ring-necked ducks in the little pond across from the intersection with Thompson ridge rd and Rte 3 in Searsmont this morning (not the one with the geese)

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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (04 Apr 2021) 28 Raptors
Date: Mon Apr 5 2021 11:37 am
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Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 7 | 30 | 539 |
| Osprey | 0 | 0 | 3 |
| Bald Eagle | 3 | 6 | 52 |
| Northern Harrier | 1 | 1 | 15 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 5 | 10 | 37 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 0 | 1 | 35 |
| Northern Goshawk | 1 | 1 | 2 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 2 | 5 | 72 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 4 | 5 | 98 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 4 | 8 | 28 |
| Merlin | 1 | 1 | 9 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 0 | 3 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 0 | 4 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 1 | 4 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 0 | 5 | 12 |
| Total: | 28 | 74 | 915 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 16:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | Derek Lovitch, Jeannette Lovitch, Zane Baker |




Visitors:
8 visitors today.

Weather:
Blue skies today, temps rose to 57 degrees in the afternoon. Winds weremostly out of the north, with a western component at times.

Raptor Observations:
Today was slow but less slow than yesterday, thank goodness. Nothing tooexciting to report, with the exception of an immature Northern Goshawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptors deemed migratory include: -Common Merganser (2)-Great Blue Heron (2)-Duck Spp. (8)-Easter Bunny (1)-Tree Swallow (19)A total of 19 species were observed from the summit, including a BeltedKingfisher

Predictions:
Chance of rain tomorrow, with moderate-to-strong NNW winds.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
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Subject: Great Blue Heron, Basin Point Rd., Harpswell, ME 4/4/21
Date: Sun Apr 4 2021 17:58 pm
From: jpitocch AT gmail.com
 
Lone Great Blue Heron flying over the cove, Basin Point Rd., Harpswell, ME 
4/4/21

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Subject: Florida Lake 3/30, 3/31
Date: Sun Apr 4 2021 14:04 pm
From: aasagan60 AT gmail.com
 
Bluebird
Redwings
Hairy woodpecker
Phoebes
Song sparrows
Tree swallows
Ring-necked ducks
Bufflehead
Wood ducks
Mallards
Hooded merganser
Common merganser
Immature bald eagle

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Subject: Harpswell - American Woodcock and Wood Duck
Date: Sun Apr 4 2021 12:43 pm
From: marthajhealy AT gmail.com
 
Hello Maine Birders,

Woodcock at Curtis Field. Show starts around 7:3opm. At least two
woodcock in the three nights I’ve gone this week. Also, had one at
Mitchell field. Flew right over my head at dusk heading out of the woods.

Wood Duck on Basin Cove road hanging out with the Mallards and Painted
turtles in small pond. Lone snow bunting on Stover’s Beach. Might have
been more in the marsh.

Two Carolina wrens at my feeders this morning.

Martha Healy
Harpswell

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Subject: Fw: Bradbury Mountain State Park (03 Apr 2021) 10 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 4 2021 1:39 am
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Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA


| Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2021 |
| Species | Day's Count | Month Total | Season Total |
| Black Vulture | 0 | 0 | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 8 | 23 | 532 |
| Osprey | 0 | 0 | 3 |
| Bald Eagle | 0 | 3 | 49 |
| Northern Harrier | 0 | 0 | 14 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 0 | 5 | 32 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 0 | 1 | 35 |
| Northern Goshawk | 0 | 0 | 1 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 0 | 3 | 70 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 0 | 1 | 94 |
| Rough-legged Hawk | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Golden Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| American Kestrel | 1 | 4 | 24 |
| Merlin | 0 | 0 | 8 |
| Peregrine Falcon | 0 | 0 | 3 |
| Unknown Accipiter | 0 | 0 | 4 |
| Unknown Buteo | 0 | 1 | 4 |
| Unknown Falcon | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Eagle | 0 | 0 | 0 |
| Unknown Raptor | 1 | 5 | 12 |
| Total: | 10 | 46 | 887 |




| Observation start time: | 08:00:00 |
| Observation end time: | 17:00:00 |
| Total observation time: | 8 hours |
| Official Counter | Andrew Sharp |
| Observers: | Jim Pinfold, Zane Baker |




Visitors:
11 visitors today.

Weather:
Mild north winds all day, at times with a slight western aspect. Startedchilly but warmed up significantly by late afternoon. A cloudless sky madespotting raptors difficult.

Raptor Observations:
Holy cow it was slow today! Not much to report at all.

Non-raptor Observations:
13 Canada Geese and a single American Robin were observed headed north thismorning. A total of 20 species were observed from the summit today,including a calling Eastern Phoebe.

Predictions:
Tomorrow is looking to be very similar to how today was. Cold in themorning but warm in the afternoon, cloudless sky, and northwest winds.

Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird@yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at: www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/bradbury-mountain-hawkwatch
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Bluebird
Date: Sun Apr 4 2021 0:23 am
From: catbird338 AT hotmail.com
 
Male Bluebird made his entrance into the yard this morning with much singing.

Also, Wood duck male in the pond on Thurs in the rainstorm, and a pair of Hooded Mergansers in the tiny wetland across from Montville town office yesterday Eve on my way home.

Sarah

Montville

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