16.15 | Nature Notes (May 11-17)

Photo of White-rumped Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper | Biddeford, ME | 14 May 2016

Here are some nature notes from around southern Maine:

  • 4 juvenile Killdeer, 2 Solitary Sandpipers (FOY), 4 American Pipits (FOY), 12 Bobolink (FOY) and 6+ nest-building Cliff Swallows at Iris Meadow Farm, Downing Rd., Arundel
  • 2 Cape May Warblers (Lifer!), 2 Northern Parulas (FOY), 6 Prairie Warblers (FOY), 5 Solitary Sandpipers, and a Veery (FOY) at the Kennebunk Plains
  • Swainson's Thrush (FOY) at York County Community College, Wells
  • 23 Glossy Ibis (flyover flock), American Oystercatcher (on East Goose Rocks), Least Flycatcher (FOY), continuing White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo (FOY), Swainson's Thrush, and Blackpoll Warbler (FOY) at Timber Point Trail, at the end of Granite Point Rd., Biddeford
  • Sora (FOY), 100+ Least Sandpipers, Warbling Vireos (FOY), Red-eyed Vireos (FOY), American Redstarts (FOY), Scarlet Tanager (FOY), Indigo Bunting (FOY) and an American Lady butterfly at the Sanford Lagoons
  • Common Strawberry, Hairy-stemmed Gooseberry, Fringed Milkwort (Polygala paucifolia), Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolius) and Pin Cherry flowering
  • edible leaves of American Linden expanding

Other FOY's this week: Great Crested Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Least Tern, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Blackburnian Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tennessee Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, White-rumped Sandpiper, Bay-breasted Warbler, Orchard Oriole, and Canada Warbler

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