Category Archives: Nature Notes

16.03 | Nature Notes (Feb 17-23)

Photo of Little River, Kennebunkport/Biddeford

Here are some nature highlights from around York County, Maine:

  • 32 Cedar Waxwings in Crab Apple trees at York County Community College, Wells
  • male Belted Kingfisher at Mast Cove (Maine St.), Kennebunkport
  • continuing Yellow-rumped Warbler at Wells Harbor Community Park, Harbor Rd., Wells
  • Rough-legged Hawk (light morph) and Snowy Owl (on Wood Island) seen from East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford Pool
Photo of Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk | Biddeford Pool, ME | 19 Feb 2016
  • a distant mustelid (either a North American River Otter or an American Mink) on an ice-covered section of the Saco River in Biddeford/Saco
  • a Striped Skunk taking a pre-dawn walk near my home
  • Carolina Wren singing near the entrance to East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford Pool

16.02 | Nature Notes (Feb 10-16)

Photo of Heath

Here are some nature highlights from around York County, Maine:

  • 40 Cedar Waxwings and 100 American Robins feeding on persisting Apples and Crab Apples on Lombard Rd., Arundel
  • 2 Belted Kingfishers continuing to patrol the Mousam River and American Mink and Eastern Coyote trails at the Sanford Lagoons
  • continuing King Eider off Ocean Avenue, Biddeford Pool
  • 50+ Purple Sandpipers, 14 Great Cormorants and a Bald Eagle on Beach Island (off Ocean Ave.), Biddeford Pool
  • 5 Harlequin Ducks, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 20 American Robins and 40 Cedar Waxwings along Parsons Way (Ocean Ave.), Kennebunkport
  • continuing Barrow's Goldeneye on Saco River near Front St., Saco

Additionally, on Friday I birded some spots in Oxford County, Maine and Coos County, New Hampshire. Here are some highlights:

Photo of White-winged Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill | Gilead, ME | 12 Feb 2016
  • 1 Red Crossbill on Power House Rd., Gorham, NH
  • 12 Evening Grosbeaks, 10 Pine Siskins, 2 Purple Finches along Chickwolnepy Rd., Milan, NH
Photo of Evening Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak | Milan, NH | 12 Feb 2016
Photo of Snow Buntings
Snow Buntings | Dummer, NH | 12 Feb 2016

16.01 | Nature Notes (Feb 3-9)

Photo of Kennebunkport, ME -- 06 Feb 2016

Here are some nature highlights from around York County, Maine:

Photo of Small Bayberry
Small Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis) | Wells, ME | 9 Feb 2016
  • King Eider (immature male resting on a rock off Ocean Avenue), Purple Sandpipers (40), Great Cormorants (13) and Bald Eagles (2) in Biddeford Pool
Photo of King Eider
King Eider | Biddeford Pool, ME | 7 Feb 2016
  • Savannah Sparrows (2) at the end of Granite Point Rd., Biddeford
  • continuing Barrow's Goldeneye (adult male) with Common Goldeneyes (4) on Saco River, viewed from Diamond Riverside Park, Irving St., Saco
  • Razorbills (7), Yellow-rumped Warblers (2), Harlequin Ducks (5), Eastern Bluebirds (7) and American Robins (4) along Parsons Way (Ocean Ave.) in K'port
Photo of Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird | Biddeford, ME | 7 Feb 2016