16.41 | Nature Notes (Nov 9-15)

Photo of Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher | Brunswick, ME | 10 Nov 2016

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

  • 2 Greater Scaup, 1 Barrow's Goldeneye, 85 Black-bellied Plover, 1 Marbled Godwit, 12 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 Red Knot, 1 Sanderling, and 170+ Dunlin at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford (see complete list)
  • an estimated 700+ assorted Gulls, including 4 Iceland Gulls, at the south end of Fortunes Rocks Beach, Biddeford
  • 3 Gadwall, 4 American Wigeon, 1 Northern Shoveler, 1 Northern Pintail, 1 Lesser Scaup, 12 Ruddy Ducks, and larger numbers of more common waterfowl at Sanford Lagoons (see complete list)
  • lingering migrants included 1 Spotted Sandpiper along Ocean Ave., Biddeford Pool and 1 Baltimore Oriole along Sky Harbor Dr., Biddeford
  • New York American-aster flowering along Mile Stretch Rd., Biddeford Pool

Highlights from travels elsewhere in Maine included:

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