Winter in Maine is long, cold and dark and for a birder spring migration seems a long way away.
But along the coast there are a lot of winter sea birds to keep us company.
Yesterday I saw my first Harlequin Ducks of the season (dozens and dozens of them).
My first Long-tailed Duck.
And my first White-winged Scoter.
There are still a few late migrates hanging around, including a Spotted Sandpiper and a Magnolia Warbler.