Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aug 312018

Not a Prothonotary Warbler

Recent sighting of a Prothonotary Warbler led me to Butler Head in Bath, hoping to see this rare bird (at least in the northeast), Arriving at sunrise, I saw a wide variety of warbler . . . and was thrilled to see the Prothonotary high in a pine tree. Unfortunately upon returning home and reviewing […]

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Aug 292018

Solitary Sandpiper

With temperatures hitting 90, Ingrid and I realized that we needed an air conditioner for the Condo Bedroom.   So I was up early to check Lowes, Home Depot and Walmat (all out of stock).  Naturally I had to do a little birding at Capisic Pond and got a first of the year Solitary Sandpiper.

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Aug 282018

Common Nighthawks Migrating

This evening when I was driving to our condo in Cape Elizabeth, I noticed a small flock of birds flying a few dozen feet above the road.    Instinctually I assumed they were pigeons or starling . . . but then I looked again and was thrilled to realize they were Common Nighthawks.  This is […]

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Aug 272018

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

At the break of dawn this morning went out to Butler Head to see it the Prothonotary Warbler was still around (it wasn’t) but its clear the warblers are beginning to move through. Saw Yellow-Rumps, Black-and-Whites, Yellow and a bunch of Common Yellowthroats. The highlight was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (which looked enormous after scanning warblers […]

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