Marbled Godwit in Maine

Today Ingrid and I drove down to Hills Beach and Causeway in Biddeford Pool, Maine . . . one of the states premier places to see migrating shorebirds.

We found a Marbled Godwit, one of the larger and more interesting of the migrating birds.  It has an enormous bi-colored bill that it uses to probe for food.  It summers, in Nebraska, Montana and the adjacent Canadian provinces . . . please don’t ask me to name them (I can find Quebec).

This particular bird was probably heading for his winter home along the US southern Atlantic coastline . . . and undershot.

A real thrill to see this Maine rarity.

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