17.06 | Nature Notes (Feb 5-11)

Photo of Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull | Portland, ME | 8 Feb 2017

Highlights of the Week

Early in the week, I noticed a few hundred ice pancakes collecting below one of the Saco River dams in Saco.

The local flocks of Wild Turkeys joined forces (at least for a short while) and foraged together on both sides of a Biddeford backroad. I tallied a personal high count of 60 birds!

Midweek, I saw 4+ immature Iceland Gulls near the Portland Fish Pier and the continuing overwintering Orange-crowned Warbler in Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth.

Wild Edible of the Week

I went winkling this week, twice gathering 15 Atlantic Dogwinkles who I brought home to cook up and eat.

Moon Challenge Report

My Tree Twig Moon continues. I've photographed and sketched 11 species.

Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)

Locate tracks of at least one bird and one mammal in the snow.


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