This truant Bobolink was at Wolfe’s Neck Center for our Saturday Morning Birdwalk, and was still present on the 13 th when I snapped this photo through my binoculars.
A few additional non-boat and non-Sandy Point observations of for me over the past seven days for me included:
1 Vesper Sparrow, 1 Bobolink, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, etc, Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport, 10/9 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk). Bobolink still present as of 10/13 (see photo above).
I counted exactly 59 Laughing Gulls at Wolfe’s Neck Center on both 10/9 and 10/13; a good count for this late in the fall.
1 Pine Siskin (first of fall), Green Point WMA, 10/12 (with Jeannette).
~70 American Pipits, Highland Road, Brunswick, 10/15.
This Savannah Sparrow contemplated walking across the channel instead of flying over the water during Morning Flight at Sandy Point.
A few observations of note away from the Morning Flight over the past seven days for me included:
1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport, 10/2 (with Saturday Morning Birdwalk).
Overall, it was a great week of sparrow migration, with a nice high count on 10/8 from Wolfe’s Neck Center of 125 Song, 100 Savannah, 75 Swamp, 25 White-throated, 2 White-crowned, and 1 Lincoln’s.
Sabattus Pond season is underway as well! On 10/8, I had early-season tallies of 76 Ruddy Ducks (first of fall), 33 Lesser Scaup, 18 Greater Scaup (first of fall), 2 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (first of fall), etc.
And I’ve finally posted my tour report from Monhegan, 9/24-9/28. The blog includes photos and daily checklists:
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