Here are some nature notes from around York County, Maine:
- 1 Black-bellied Plover, 5 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 Red Knot, and 1 Purple Sandpiper along Ocean Ave., Biddeford Pool (see top photo)
- 9 Northern Shovelers in "the pool" near Bridge Rd., Biddeford
- 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Black-bellied Plover, 1 Marbled Godwit, and 4 Dunlin at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
- 1 Glaucous Gull (FOY) and 1 Yellow-breasted Chat at East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford Pool
- Sunday morning, I birded many spots in Wells with a fellow birder, tallying 60 species, including these seasonal rarities: 1 American Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat, and 1 Eastern Towhee (see eBird checklist)
- Common Yarrow, Wild Radish, and some Asters are still flowering along the coast
Highlights from travels elsewhere in Maine included:
- an immature male Bullock's Oriole (Lifer!) visiting a feeder at a private home in Camden
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