Rare Bird Alert – February 1-7, 2014

Reporting Period: February 1 – 7, 2014
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

Noteworthy Species Mentioned:

  • Northern Pintail
  • Pacific Loon
  • Golden Eagle
  • Snowy Owl
  • Red-headed Woodpecker

York County
On the 1st, a SNOWY OWL was found at the Wells Beach ‘north’ parking area, perched on a chimney and best seen from the path leading toward the beach.

At least 4 SNOWY OWLS are still being seen regularly around Biddeford Pool this week.

A PACIFIC LOON was reported from the Cliff House in York on the 1st and again on the 2nd.

At least one SNOWY OWL was present at the Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick on the 2nd.

Exact dates are unclear though a GOLDEN EAGLE was photographed in York, near the Scotland Bridge, and apparently was being seen fairly regularly.

Greater Portland
A SNOWY OWL continued to be seen at the Hook on Chebeague Island as of the 1st.

In Minot, a SNOWY OWL was found along Pottle Hill Road on January 23rd was last reported on February 4th.

Continuing from January 2nd, an immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is still being seen along Whiskeag Road in Bath. Most observations are near the Whiskeag Creek, near the address: 166 Whiskeag Road, Bath.

A GOLDEN EAGLE is still being seen at the Bath Landfill, located at the end of Detritus Drive through this week.

On the 2nd, two SNOWY OWLS were seen at Popham Beach State Park.

Penobscot Bay
On the 2nd, there was a report of 1-2 SNOWY OWLS at Clarry Hill in Union, one at the Samoset Resort Golf Course in Rockport, and one at the Owls Head Airport.

Northern Maine
The NORTHERN PINTAIL that was found in a small pond behind the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle on January 24th continued to be seen there as of February 3rd.

SNOWY OWLS are still being seen regularly on the PT Barn in Presque Isle and at the intersection of the Connector and Route 1.