Checklist S66111096

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Owner Doug Hitchcox

Traveling
  • 12
  • 0.84 mi
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35°F, sunny, cold wind. Falling tide already fairly low at time of arrival. No snow/ice remaining.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: **RARE | reported earlier this day by Rhonda Hamlin (after being spotted by her sister who lives locally) to MAINE Birds Facebook group, where it was identified by Kevin Couture and shared to Maine-birds listserv. Maine has 11 previously accepted (by ME-BRC) records with two pending, making this about the 14th record for Maine and the third for Lincoln County.

    The bird spent the majority of the time during my visit in the marshy area on the west side of the railroad, south of the water treatment plant. It moved from the mud to the grassy area and foraged fairly undisturbed for the majority of the time. Eventually it flew north to the berm across from the water treatment, and after ~20 minutes flew north again into the rivulet connecting to the main river. It preened here for a long time before taking off north (shortly after two CANGs had flown by, perhaps triggering its departure) but flew by shortly after heading east. We lost it behind the building and could not relocate it after that but it apparently didn't continue east/south. For those looking tomorrow, I'd try this marshy area when the tide isn't covering all the vegetation it was so intently eating. No need to look for goose flocks (based on today's experience) as the bird was completely alone.

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