Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Noteworthy Species Mentioned:
- Greater White-fronted Goose
- Cackling Goose
- Eurasian Wigeon
- Little Gull
- Northern Hawk Owl
- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
- Chestnut-sided Warbler
- Prairie Warbler
- Wilson’s Warbler
- Yellow-breasted Chat
(+ Details requested by Maine Bird Records Committee: https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/)
A CACKLING GOOSE was reported with a flock of CANADA GEESE loafing in the ocean off Lord’s Point in Kennebunk on the 10th.
On the 11th, a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found at the South Point Preserve at Biddeford Pool.
An adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continued at the Willowdale Golf Course in Scarborough through the 10th.
A CACKLING GOOSE was seen flying over Bradley Street in Portland on the 13th.
On the 15th, a WILSON’S WARBLER was found along the Eastern Promenade path in Portland.
A late CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was photographed at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth on the 10th.
Also pretty late, a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was on McAlister Farm Road off Riverside Street in Portland on the 11th.
A late PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Seawall Beach in Phippsburg on the 10th.
Beginning on November 12th, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL was being seen near the intersection of Route 116 (Penobscot Valley Ave / Rte 95 Connector Road) and Route 2 (West Broadway). The owl was present until the 14th, not seen all day on the 15th, but reappeared on the afternoon of the 16th.
On the 10th, a first-winter LITTLE GULL was seen from the end of the Eastport Breakwater. At the time, several hundred BONAPARTE’S GULLS were flying in the channel between Eastport and Campobello.
A young drake EURASIAN WIGEON was photographed at Long Lake in Sinclair on the 9th.