16.08 | Nature Notes (Mar 23-29)

Photo of Seals
Seals | Kennebunkport, ME | 27 Mar 2016

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

  • Northern Shoveler (first of year=FOY), 2 Wilson's Snipes, Eastern Phoebe, 3 Tree Swallows, 40 Song Sparrows, Swamp Sparrow, and flowering Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) at the Sanford Lagoons
  • Great Blue Heron (first of spring=FOS) and Northern Pintail (drake) at Mousam River marsh near Rt. 9, Kennebunk
  • Eastern Screech-Owl (my 300th Maine Bird!) heard giving monotone trill on private property in York (thanks Evan!)
  • 2 Gadwall (FOY), Double-crested Cormorant (FOS), Great Blue Heron, and Eastern Phoebe at Scarborough Marsh
  • 20 Bohemian Waxwings and 80 Cedar Waxwings eating up remaining Crab Apples at Key Bank on Temple St., Saco (thanks Pat!)
  • 3 Northern Flickers (FOY) and 100 American Robins in fields near the Smith Preserve on Guinea Rd., Kennebunkport
  • Great Egret (FOY) and 3 Great Blue Herons at marsh along Dyke Rd., K'port
  • loafing seals (most or all Harbor Seals, from what I could tell) on rocks off Goose Rocks Beach, K'port
  • 2 Turkey Vultures feeding on a Striped Skunk carcass along Chapel Rd., Wells

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