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Location
Weskeag Marsh, Knox County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:29 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
2
Duration:
24 minute(s)
Observers:
Josh Fecteau , Louis Bevier List
Comments:
Scanned from side of the road looking at pannes. Dense fog with visibility restricted to <1/4 mile; 68° F; calm. Josh Fecteau joined me the last 25 minutes.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.148
Species
13 species total
10
Mallard

two flew out and later a tight group of 8 was seen foraging in one of the pannes.

1
Black-necked Stilt

This bird was reported found by Dennis McKenna this morning. It was seen standing for a long period of time and then began to forage in the shallow panne. The bird picked at what appeared to be flies and other insects on the surface of the mud and open shallow water. When standing, the bird nervously bobbed its head and neck. When foraging, it was graceful but moved in rapid motions and seemed to lean forward as it reached down to the surface with its bill. A few times I heard the bird give a shape 'kik' or 'keek' call note as it rapidly bobbed its head.

A tall medium large shorebird with exceptionally long legs, The upper parts were dark, with the wings black and the back and scapulars seemingly tinged brown (tough to tell in the light). I noted that the tips of the primaries (outermost) were frayed and worn. The hindneck and head were black, with a prominent, large white spot over the eye and white crossing the forehead. The lower cheeks were white, and this white seemed to wrap toward the hindneck. Underparts were bright, unmarked white. The eye color was not noted (darkish though) and the legs were bright bubble-gum pink to reddish-pink. The bill was black and long and slender and perfectly straight.

A very rare but regular visitor to Maine's coastal marshes. I have seen the species twice before in Maine at Scarborough Marsh. Given the brownish cast to the back and scapulars, I assume this is a 1-yr-old female.

© Louis Bevier

© Louis Bevier

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Female

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Female

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Female
1
Semipalmated Plover

heard calls

2
Killdeer
1
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

A juvenile flew into the panne late.

1
Alder Flycatcher

Songs heard from north side of road

1
American Robin

Singing

2
American Goldfinch

calls

4
Nelson's Sparrow (Atlantic Coast)

Songs, if one can call them that, heard from four different locations

1
Song Sparrow

Singing

1
Common Yellowthroat

female in the weedy roadside growth

Additional species seen by Louis Bevier:
1
Mourning Dove
1
Willow Flycatcher
1
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Yellow Warbler
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes