Here are some nature notes from around York County, Maine:
- 1 Northern Harrier and 1
Red-tailed Hawk (both hunting on/over Wood Island), viewed from East Point Sanctuary in Biddeford Pool
- 700+ Gulls (1 flyby Black-legged Kittiwake, ~150 Bonaparte's, ~150 Ring-billed, ~300 Herring, 2 Iceland, ~100 Great Black-backed) at the south end of Fortunes Rocks Beach, Biddeford
- 19 Black-bellied Plover, 1 continuing (very late) Marbled Godwit, 7 Ruddy Turnstone, 14 Sanderling, 60 Dunlin, and 1 Peregrine Falcon at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
- lingering migrants included an Indigo Bunting at Emmons Preserve in Kennebunkport and a continuing Spotted Sandpiper along Ocean Ave., Biddeford Pool
- American Beaver and Common Muskrat active at dusk at a local wetland
- many Autumn Meadowhawks flying about (at least through Saturday)
- 1 Cabbage White butterfly flying along Ocean Ave., Biddeford Pool
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