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Photo of Spruce Grouse
Spruce Grouse | Sandy River Plantation, ME | 17 Jun 2016

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

Highlights from travels elsewhere in Maine and New Hampshire included:

  • 1 Spruce Grouse (Lifer!), 1 Black-backed Woodpecker, 4 Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, 2 Boreal Chickadees, 4 Bicknell's Thrushes (Lifer!), 9+ Swainson's Thrushes, 16+ Blackpoll Warblers, 1 Fox Sparrow, and more along Saddleback Mountain Trail, Sandy River Plantation, ME [details/photos on my eBird checklist]
  • Cushion-plant (Diapensia lapponica) and Alpine Blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) flowering at summit of Saddleback Mountain
  • Mourning Warbler (Lifer!) just below the summit of Quill Hill, Dallas Plantation, ME
  • 2 Mississippi Kites flying over Piscassic St. boat launch, Newmarket, NH

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