17.30 | Nature Notes (Jul 23-29)

Photo of Little Egret (left) and Snowy Egrets
Little Egret (left) and Snowy Egrets | Falmouth, ME | 25 Jul 2017

Highlights of the Week

After a few failed attempts to find the rare Little Egret (who has been sighted off-and-on in the Portland area since 11 July), I finally locked eyes on the bird roosting with 9 Snowy Egrets off the north meadow at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth.

I saw and heard juvenile Common and Roseate Terns begging their parents for fish and saw a migrant Caspian Tern, at Hills Beach in Biddeford.

I observed many boreal forest birds, including White-winged and Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided Flycatcher during a 2-day, 1-night trip to Piscataquis County.

Wild Edible of the Week

I snacked on various wild Blueberries in both southern and central Maine.

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

Locate 2 damselfly species at a freshwater wetland.

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