Reporting Period: April 22 – 28, 2013
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
- ‘Eurasian’ Green-winged Teal
- Tricolored Heron
- White-faced Ibis
- Glossy x White-faced Ibis (hybrid)
- Purple Martin
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
- Bohemian Waxwing
- Orchard Oriole
- Hoary Redpoll
At least 35 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were photographed atop Mount Agamenticus on the 23rd.
A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen on the Eastern Trail through the Scarborough Marsh on the 22nd. With a pair first arriving on the 16th, at least three WHITE-FACED IBIS and one presumed GLOSSY X WHITE-FACED IBIS HYBRID are being seen around the Scarborough Marsh. An adult TRICOLORED HERON was also seen throughout the week, most often at Dunstan Landing. Two BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were seen at Capisic Park in Portland on the 25th and 26th. A male ORCHARD ORIOLE was photographed at the River Point Conservation Area in West Falmouth on the 26th. A well-described GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was reported from a yard in Gray on the 24th but was not seen again and went undocumented.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was photographed on the North Street Recreational Trail in Waterville on the 22nd.
A drake ‘EURASIAN’ GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued until the 22nd at the mouth of the Abbagadasset River, visible from Browns Point Road in Bowdoinham. On the 23rd, three BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were photographed on Hermit Island.
Three PURPLE MARTINS returned to the Field of Dreams box at Unity Pond on the 22nd.
A pair of REDHEADS returned to Lake Josephine in Easton on the 27th. In Woodland, a HOARY REDPOLL continued to visit feeders as of the 27th.