Reporting Period: February 25 – March 3, 2013
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
- King Eider
- Golden Eagle
- Black-headed Gull
- Common Murre
- Atlantic Puffin
- Northern Hawk Owl
- Red-headed Woodpecker
- Varied Thrush
- Bohemian Waxwing
Signs of spring continue this week with the first push of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS being reported around York and Cumberland Counties.
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were picked out of a flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS in Berwick on the 1st. A COMMON MURRE was photographed at the Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick on the 3rd. The Saco River, viewed from Water Street in Saco, continues to host a BARROW’S GOLDENEYE and a RING-NECKED DUCK.
A drake KING EIDER was seen again on the 1st, visible from the Yacht Club on Prout’s Neck in Scarborough. On the 1st, a COMMON MURRE was reported from Dyer Point in Cape Elizabeth. A CANVASBACK was spotted from Mill Creek in South Portland on the 27th. Six CANVASBACKS continue in the Presumpscot River, visible from the Route 9 bridge in Falmouth. These birds can also be seen at a distance from the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
After not being seen since February 5th, an immature GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from River Road in Benton on March 2nd.
On the 1st, an ATLANTIC PUFFIN and a BLACK-HEADED GULL were reported from Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg.
A VARIED THRUSH continues to visit private feeders near Coleman Pond in Lincolnville.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was reported over the Bangor Auditorium on the 27th.
An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen again on the 27th at private feeders in Bar Harbor.
17 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported from 666 Stow Road in Stow on the 28th.
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was reported again this week, on the 1st, in Houlton. The bird has been seen a short distance down Access Road near York’s car dealership