Here are some nature notes from around southern Maine:
- First-of-season (FOS) bird sightings included American Wigeon, Wilson's Snipe, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Pine Siskin
- I witnessed an overwhelming morning flight of hundreds of migrating warblers and other songbirds at Sandy Point, Cousins Island, Yarmouth [see my eBird checklist]
- 4 American Oystercatchers, 1 American Golden-Plover, 1 Marbled Godwit, ~175 Sanderlings, ~60 Dunlin, 3 Caspian Terns, and 1000+ Tree Swallows at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
- 5 Caspian Terns migrating together over South Point, Biddeford Pool
- 1 continuing Little Egret and 1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Great Pond, 1st St., Biddeford Pool [see my eBird checklist]
- Great Horned Owl hooting in late afternoon at Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport
- Butterflies spotted this week included Question Mark, Eastern Tailed-blue, and a few dozen migrating Monarchs
- Tuberous Sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) flowering
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