I had a nice photo session with the late-season shorebirds at Biddeford Pool Beach on the 22nd, including this Dunlin – one of 54 present that day.
With the colder weather, we’re starting to see “late/lingering” migrants concentrating at the coast, and a smattering of rarities around the state. My observations of note over the past seven days included the following:
- 1 Red Crossbill, Highland Road, Brunswick, 11/19 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 2 Rusty Blackbirds, our feeder in Durham, 11/19.
- 391 Ruddy Ducks, 1 White-winged Scoter, 150 distant scaup, etc, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, 11/21 (with Jeannette).
- 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 1 Field Sparrow, 2 Wood Ducks, etc, Saco Riverwalk, 11/22.
- 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, South Point Preserve, Biddeford Pool, 11/22.
- 1 Gray Catbird, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 2 Ruddy Turnstones, etc, etc, Biddeford Pool environs, 11/22.
- 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, here at the store, 11/23.
- 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Wolfe’s Neck Center, 11/25.