My observations of note over the past seven days included the following:
- 19 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, Runaround Pond Road, Durham, 2/20.
- 1 pair BARROW’S GOLDENEYES, Winslow Park, Freeport, 2/21.
- 1 continuing Hermit Thrush, Maquoit Bay Conservation Land, Brunswick, 2/22.
- 68 scaup spp, Mere Point Boat Launch, Brunswick, 2/22.
- 1 continuing female RUDDY DUCK, ~450 total scaup, 1 Belted Kingfisher, etc, Simpson’s Point, Brunswick, 2/22.
- 1 Turkey Vulture, Cook’s Corner, Brunswick, 2/22.
- 1 Northern Shrike, Foothills Land Conservancy, Wilton, 2/23 (with Jeannette).
- 32 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, White Granite Park, Jay, 2/23 (with Jeannette).
- 1 continuing DICKCISSEL and 1 Northern Flicker, Capisic Pond Park, Portland, 2/24 (with Robby Lambert); Dickcissel still present on 2/26.
This Week in Finches:
- Red Crossbill: 4 (Capisic Pond Park, Portland, 2/24 with Robby Lambert and continuing on 2/26).
- PINE GROSBEAK: 13 (Downtown Brunswick, 2/15); 2 (Paul Street, Brunswick, 2/15).
This is a wonderful site! I usually get to Monhegan Island late April into May, to hike and bird with my nephew who is an excellent birder! So glad the Industrial Wind Project has not happened, as it would destroy bird populations, along with disturbance of the ocean species, & noise and other ecosystem pollution. Monhegan is my “heart place”!
Unfortunately, that project is anything but dead. In fact, it has regained momentum with another Federal bailout. Now, it’s “just” one turbine, but even larger. The lies and deceit continue. Unfortunately, it’s looking more and more likely that construction would begin next year. It’s very sad.