My observations of note over the past seven days included just the following, but it is mid-July:
- 4 continuing Black Scoters, Simpson’s Point, Brunswick, 7/17 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, private property in North Yarmouth, 7/19 (with Jeannette).
- 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and 1 Yellow-throated Vireo, River Road, Fryeburg Harbor, 7/20 (with Jeannette).
- 2+ Red Crossbills, flying over our yard in Pownal, 7/21.
My highlights over the past seven days included the following:
- 1 Great Cormorant, over the store with a flock of Double-crested Cormorants, 4/24 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk Group. Store Yard Bird #131).
- 1 Savannah Sparrow, our yard in Pownal, 4/24 (Home Yard Bird # 130).
- 19 Red Crossbills, Waterboro Barrens Preserve, 4/27.
- 9 Fish Crows (low, tight, southbound flock) and 1-2 EVENING GROSBEAKS, Bradbury-Pinelands Corridor Trail, Pownal, 4/29.
- 1 drake NORTHERN SHOVELER, 109 Yellow-rumped Warblers, numerous first of years, etc, Fort Foster, Kittery, 4/30.
- 17 Harlequin Ducks, The Nubble, Cape Neddick, 4/30.
And my personal first-of-years and new spring arrivals included:
- 3 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES (FOY), Morgan Meadow WMA, 4/25 (first time I have had more than 2 singing males here).
- 1 Brown Thrasher, feeders here at the store, 4/25.
- 1 Field Sparrow, Waterboro Barrens Preserve, 4/27.
- 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, our yard in Pownal, 4/29.
- 3 Black-and-white Warblers, Fort Foster, Kittery, 4/30.
- 3 House Wrens, Fort Foster, 4/30.
- 1 Gray Catbird (FOS), Fort Foster, 4/30.
- 3 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS, Fort Foster, 4/30.
- 5 Greater Yellowlegs, Fort Foster, 4/30.
- 3 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, The Nubble, Cape Neddick, 4/30.
- 1 Cliff Swallow, The Nubble, 4/30.