16.47 | Nature Notes (Dec 21-27)

Photo of Black Scoter (male)
Black Scoter (male)

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

  • 1 Orange-crowned Warbler and 1 "Western" Palm Warbler in the wrack line on the north end of Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth
  • 2 Iceland Gulls at Mill Creek Park, South Portland
  • 1 King Eider (1st-winter male) and 1 Iceland Gull on the Fore River, viewed from the Portland Fish Pier
  • Highlights from birding parts of York and Ogunquit for the York County Christmas Bird Count included 30+ Northern Gannets, 1 Great Blue Heron, 200+ Purple Sandpipers, 10+ Razorbills, 1 Eastern Screech-Owl, 1 Great Horned Owl, and 1 Snow Bunting

Highlights from travels elsewhere in Maine included:

  • 1 Black Vulture (FOY) in Farmingdale
  • 1 Lark Sparrow visiting feeders on Maple Ridge Road in Winslow
  • 1 presumed Red-shouldered x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid in Benton

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