Here are some nature notes from around York County, Maine:
- 2 Blue-winged Teal, 6 Wilson's Snipe, 2 Fish Crows, Brown Thrasher (FOY), 5 Louisiana Waterthrush, and Vesper Sparrow at Sanford Lagoons
- 10 Glossy Ibis flying north over Granite Point Rd., Biddeford
- Japanese Knotweed sending up shoots and American Trout-lily flowering at a coastal spot in Kennebunkport
- Eastern Whip-poor-will (FOY) singing in K'port
- 4+ Purple Martins at the Great Hill Rd. martin hotel, Kennebunk
- Mourning Cloak butterfly, trilling American Toads (FOY), and Norway Maple, Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum) and Blue Forget-me-not (Myosotis stricta) flowering at York County Community College, Wells
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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What natural happenings have you noticed in the last week?