Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: November 15 - 21, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
On the 15th, a SNOWY OWL was reported from the top of Mount
Agamenticus in York.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Strawberry Island Preserve off
Great Hill Road in Kennebunk on the 20th.
A PACIFIC LOON was found off East Point Sanctuary in
Biddeford on the 16th and was still being reported there as
of the 21st.
A late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was photographed at the Saco
River Walk off Front Street in Saco on the 20th. An AMERICAN
REDSTART was seen here throughout the week.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, rare this season, was seen at the
feeders of the Freeport Wild Bird Supply on Route 1 in
Freeport on the 15th. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was also reported
there that day.
The fields off Stroudwater Street in Westbrook held a SNOW
GOOSE and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE sporadically
throughout the week.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was also being seen throughout
the week in the fields at Thornhurst Farm, located off
Walnut Hill Road in North Yarmouth.
A SNOWY OWL was seen along Interstate 295, just south of
Topsham, on the 19th.
At least two REDHEADS continued at Sabattus Pond on the
A CATTLE EGRET was reported from Johnson Hill Road in West
Poland on the 16th.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
On the morning of the 17th, a CATTLE EGRET was photographed
on Garland Road in Winslow.
Two late TREE SWALLOWS were photographed at Head Beach in
Phippsburg on the 16th.
On the 15th, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was photographed at
Popham Beach State Park.
A LARK SPARROW was found at the King�s Point bend of Manset
Shore Road in Southwest Harbor on the 15th and continued
there through the 17th.
On the 16th, a WESTERN KINGBIRD was photographed at the
Stanley Brook parking area in Seal Harbor. A CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW was seen here on the 17th.
A VARIED THRUSH was photographed while briefly visiting a
Whitneyville yard on the 19th.
An adult LITTLE GULL was spotted feeding with gulls in the
upwellings of the Old Sow whirlpool off Eastport on the
18th. A first-winter BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen here on the
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