Unlike last week, my birding was more limited this week, and coupled with less-than-conducive weather for migrants on most days, my observations of note were few.
- ~50 Palm Warblers, ~25 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and 2 Pine Warblers, Florida Lake, Freeport, 4/16 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk group).
- 2 female BARROW’S GOLDENEYES, Eastern Road Trail, Scarborough Marsh, 4/17 (with Jeannette).
- 7 Gadwall, Pelreco Marsh, Scarborough Marsh, 4/17 (with Jeannette).
- 1 Fish Crow, Florida Lake Park, Freeport, 4/20 (my 168th species here!)
And my list of personal “first of years” and other new arrivals also showed the reduced time in the field and only one good night of migration this week:
- 78 Glossy Ibis, Scarborough Marsh, 4/17 (with Jeannette)
- 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, Scarborough Marsh, 4/17 (with Jeannette).
- 1 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, Morgan Meadow WMA, 4/21.
I hope to see you all on Monday when Jeannette and I will be presenting a program on Birding in Cuba for Merrymeeting Audubon at the Curtis Library in Brunswick at 7:00pm.
And don’t forget, next weekend is Feathers Over Freeport!
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.