16.12 | Nature Notes (Apr 20-26)

Photo of Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow | Sanford, ME | 22 Apr 2016

Here are some nature notes from around York County, Maine:

Highlights from travels elsewhere in Maine included:

  • continuing Western Grebe (Life Bird #310) from Simpson's Point Landing, Brunswick
  • Sandhill Crane (FOY) bugling at Messalonskee Lake marsh, Belgrade
  • 7+ Purple Martins (FOY) on Depot Rd., Belgrade
  • Ruffed Grouse, Blue-headed Vireo (FOY), and hundreds of emerging Trillium plants (Trillium sp.) along Rt. 113 in Batchelder’s Grant Township
  • 2 Sandhill Cranes in plowed field along Old River Rd., Fryeburg

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Snowy Owl Update: It turns out the Sanford Lagoons owl was Casco. From Sanford, she flew on to Canada. I wish her a successful summer up north.

What natural happenings have you noticed in the last week?

2 thoughts on “16.12 | Nature Notes (Apr 20-26)”

  1. Wow, thanks for that Savannah sparrow pic – your timing is impecable… I thought yellow lores always meant white-throated sparrow… which I thought I saw this morning. Should have looked more closely to check for a black eyestripe! Still learning….

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