Reporting Period: July 17 – 23, 2013
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
- Red-billed Tropicbird+
- Brown Booby+
- Tricolored Heron
- White-faced Ibis+
- Black-necked Stilt
- Little Gull
- South Polar Skua+
Three LITTLE GULLS continued to be seen along the beach at Laudholm Farm in Wells this week.
Presumably one of the Laudholm birds, a LITTLE GULL was seen on the north end of Drakes Island on the 20th.
Two TRICOLORED HERONS were observed along with the presumed TRICOLORED HERON x SNOWY EGRET hybrid in the pannes off the Eastern Road on the 19th. At least one WHITE-FACED IBIS was also seen at this time.
The last report of the BLACK-NECKED STILT that had been frequenting the Scarborough Marsh came from July 17th, a full month after it was first located.
A late report was received of Maine’s second BROWN BOOBY photographed on Eastern Egg Rock on the 16th.
The RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD that has taken up residence on Seal Island this summer was reported again this week, on the 22nd.
An apparent SOUTH POLAR SKUA was photographed from a whale watch out of Bar Harbor on the 22nd.
Highlights from Lake Josephine and a few nearby ponds included: an AMERICAN COOT, a hen REDHEAD with six young, and three COMMON GALLINULES on the 21st.