17.47 | Nature Notes (Nov 19-25)

Photo of Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur | Biddeford Pool, ME | 24 Nov 2017

Highlights of the Week

On Tuesday, an unexpected flock of 10 Red Crossbills flew over me at a horse farm in Kennebunkport. Other farm observations this week: Peregrine Falcon, Northern Harrier, Wilson's Snipe, a late Killdeer, and 3 American Pipits.

On Friday, a surprisingly late Orange Sulphur butterfly fluttered along Ocean Avenue in Biddeford Pool, periodically stopping to feed on Common Dandelion blossoms.

Saturday morning, I twitched a rare Yellow-throated Warbler (FOY) at the Sanford Lagoons.

Wild Edible of the Week

I ate some Soft-shell Clams (Mya arenaria) purchased from a local seafood counter.

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

Locate 3 abandoned bird nests in deciduous trees/shrubs.

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