16.33 | Nature Notes (Sep 14-20)

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Fox Grapes | Sanford, ME

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

Highlights from Maine Audubon's annual fall pelagic trip (leaving from Bar Harbor and venturing into Canadian waters):

  • 2 Northern Fulmars (Lifer!), 1 Cory's Shearwater, 300+ Great Shearwaters, 2+ Sooty Shearwaters, 80+ Wilson's Storm-Petrels, 80+ Leach's Storm-Petrels (Lifer!), 40+ Red Phalaropes (Lifer!), 7+ Great Skuas (Lifer!), 14 Pomarine Jaegers, and 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (except for a pair of Great Skuas, all of my Life Birds were observed in Canadian waters)
  • Marine mammals included Fin, Minke, and Humpback Whales (some people observed the blow of a Right Whale), and pods of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins and Harbor Porpoises

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