Here are some nature notes from around York County, Maine:
- 8 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in the evening from Sky Harbor Dr., Biddeford; 5 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in the morning at Great Pond, 1st St., Biddeford Pool
- 1 Marbled Godwit, 14 Ruddy Turnstones, 40+ Red Knots, 310 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 1 Western Sandpiper at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
- conspicuous birds during the Maine Primitive Gathering included flocks of 50+ Cedar Waxwings and 50+ American Robins, 2 Common Ravens, 1 Turkey Vulture, and a few Gray Catbirds and Eastern Bluebirds
- I foraged fruits of Black Cherry, Choke Cherry, Autumn-olive, and Black Elderberry
- Large-leaved Wood-aster (Eurybia macrophylla) and
Greater Fringed-gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) flowering
Highlights from a pelagic trip organized by the Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon:
- Marine mammals included Fin, Minke, and Humpback Whales, Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, and Harbor Porpoises
- Fish included an Ocean Sunfish and breaching Bluefin Tunas
- Seabirds included 4 species of Shearwaters (Sooty, Manx, Great, and Cory's), Common and Black Terns, ~50 Red-necked Phalaropes, 1 Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Pomarine Jaegers (Lifer!), hundreds of Gulls (mostly Great Black-backed and Herring), a few Northern Gannets, and 1 Razorbill
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