16.09 | Nature Notes (Mar 30 – Apr 5)

Photo of Canada Goose
Canada Goose | Kennebunkport, ME | 5 Apr 2016

Here are some nature notes from southern Maine:

  • Eastern Meadowlark (FOY) and flowering American Hazelnut at Kennebunk Plains
  • 2 American Wigeon, 50 Tree Swallows, Pine Warbler (FOS), and Yellow-rumped Warbler at Sanford Lagoons
  • Spring Whitlow-mustard (Draba verna) and Hairy Bitter-cress (Cardamine hirsuta) flowering and fruiting
  • Trailing-arbutus (Epigaea repens) flowering
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron (FOY) and Great Egret roosting in trees by Great Pond in Biddeford Pool
  • Blue-winged Teal (FOY) and 2 Glossy Ibis (FOY) behind the Pelreco Building, Scarborough
  • Canada Goose on nest atop old beaver lodge at Batson River on Guinea Rd., Kennebunkport [Did you spot her in the top photo?]
  • 2 Palm Warblers (FOY) at York County Community College, Wells

And, highlights from a birding trip along Rt. 16 from the NH border to King's Spring in Rangeley included:

  • Black-backed Woodpecker (Life Bird #309; Maine Bird #301), Gray Jay, Winter Wren (FOY), 10-15 Red Crossbills, 4 White-winged Crossbills, 120-150 Pine Siskins, and 30 Evening Grosbeaks

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