This Week’s Highlights, 11/20-26, 2021

The Short-eared Owls were a little far for photographs under fading light,
but the sunset made for a nice backdrop to the evening’s observations.

My observations of note over the past seven days were as follows as birdlife become decidedly wintery very quickly!

  • 2 “Ispwich” Savannah Sparrows, Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, 11/21
  • 1 Brown-headed Cowbird, Private property in Cape Elizabeth, 11/21.
  • 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS, Brunswick Landing from Bowdoin Sand Plain, Brunswick, 11/21 (with Jeannette).
  • 3 Red Crossbills, Runaround Pond, Durham, 11/25.
  • 1 Rusty Blackbird, Route 9, Pownal, 11/25.
  • Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, 11/26 – 14 species of waterfowl:

344 Ruddy Ducks

279 Mallards

159 Common Mergansers

156 Canada Geese

127 Lesser Scaup

63 American Black Ducks

17 Green-winged Teal

63 Greater Scaup

11 Buffleheads

9 American Wigeon

4+ Mallard x American Black Duck hybrid

4 Hooded Mergansers

4 Northern Pintails

1 Common Goldeneye

1 continuing hen White-winged Scoter

  • 1 hen Wood Duck, Thornhurst Farm, 11/26.

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Highlights, 11/20-26, 2021

  1. Dr. Robert S. Ridgely

    Thank you for this summary. I hope I can get it on a regular basis.
    Best wishes,
    Robert S. Ridgely
    President Emeritus, Rainforest Trust (living part-time at Piper Shores in Scarborough now, and hoping to meet you eventually)

    Reply
    1. Derek Post author

      I am honored that you are interested in my blog as I am familiar with your much more esteemed and important work.

      Unfortunately, you need a WordPress account to “subscribe” to the blog, and thereby receive emails when the blog is updated. Otherwise, it’s just checking in with the blog site on a regular basis, or looking for links to posts via our store’s Facebook page.

      I hope to meet you soon,
      Sincerely,
      Derek

      Reply

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