Wildlife Sightings

A juvenile Black Guillemot off of the Seasons dock in Stonington 9/1/10 at high tide in the afternoon. The bird was very obliging, diving only 15 feet from the dock.
Chris Gangemi : Sep 2, 2010
A Shorebird walk and talk was conducted today at Southwest Harbor, Sunset. The extensive wrack line was alive with food stuffs for the birds. We had 2 immature Great Blue Herons, 10 Black-bellied Plover, 16 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 9 Lesser Yellowlegs, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers, appropriately 60 Least Sandpipers, 2 White-rumped Sandpipers on this gorgeous morning.
Chip Moseley : Aug 13, 2010
Location: Southwest Harbor, Sunset, ME
Observation date: 8/10/10

Common Eider X
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1
Semipalmated Plover 20
Killdeer 2
Least Sandpiper 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper 15
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Lesser Yellowlegs
Chip Moseley : Aug 10, 2010
Location: Wainwright Marsh & Reach Beach
Observation date: 8/10/10

American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 8
Osprey 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 10
Bonaparte's Gull X
Herring Gull X
Chip Moseley : Aug 10, 2010
Location: Wainwright Marsh & Reach Beach - Island Heritage Trust
Observation date: 8/9/10 in a 15 min. time period

Ruddy Turnstone 12


Location: Southwest Harbor, Sunset, ME
Observation date: 8/9/10 in a 15 min. time period

Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Least Sandpiper 4
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Chip Moseley : Aug 9, 2010
Nesting Ospreys on top of the Cel-tower in Stonington....lots of happy chirping and activity
haven't seen any daredevil fledglings yet...I wish them good luck as it's a long way down !
Geoffrey Warner : Aug 5, 2010
Arctic Tern and Osprey over the Mill Pond in Deer Isle village this morning
Mike Little : Jul 27, 2010
7 Great Blue Herons, Pickering Cove, on the morning of July 27, 2010
Elke Dorr : Jul 27, 2010
Observation date: daily, since June 8 or 9, 2010.
Pair of ospreys nesting on Little Thrumcap Is., Pickering Cove.
Elke Dorr : Jun 21, 2010
Observation Date: June 10, 2010
Blackburnian Warbler
Great Brook, near Tennis Preserve.
Joe Dorr : Jun 21, 2010
Over the weekend at our Wings, Waves & Woods festival there was plenty of excitement. For me the three most exciting things were hearing a barking red fox and hearing a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher on Saturday at the Settlement Quarry and on Sunday 3 of us heard another Yellow-bellied Flycatcher while at Scott's Landing. These occurrence made my weekend! We need to do it again.
Chip Moseley : May 24, 2010
Settlement Quarry 9:10-10:30 AM Turkey Vulture 2, Osprey 3, Herring Gull 9, Blue Jay 1, American Crow 3, Common Raven 2, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, Winter Wren 1,Golden-crowned Kinglet 1, American Robin 2,
Northern Parula 2, Chestnut-sided Warbler 1, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1, Black-throated Green Warbler 5, Song Sparrow 1, Dark-eyed Junco 3, Purple Finch 1, American Goldfinch 3
Chip Moseley : May 20, 2010
Just spend an hour looking out the window at warblers in a birch tree -- chestnut-sided, black-and-white, magnolia, black-throated green, AND blackburnian with flaming throat. Several of each and all males. Nice prelude to Wings weekend.
Lee Fay reports eagle chicks in Carney and Second I. nests.
Ken Crowell : May 15, 2010
The solitary/blue headed vireo is back singing near the Barred Island parking lot along with black-throated green warblers, hermit thrushes and winter wrens in the area.
Lee Fay reports yellow-bellied sapsucker and parula warbler on Whitman Road.
Ken Crowell : May 5, 2010
4 lesser yellowlegs at Ames Pond April 28
Anne Jarvis : Apr 28, 2010
A tattered over-wintering Mourning Cloak butterfly, as well and yellow sulpur and white cabbage, at Scott's Landing on April 25.
On Barred Island conservation easement: yellow-rumped warbler, winter wren, hermit thrush.
Marnie and Ken : Apr 28, 2010
Greater Yellowlegs on the flats at Northeast Harbor this morning (next to outflow from the Mill Pond)
Mike Little : Apr 19, 2010
They are finally back! Pine Warblers at Scotts Landing this morning. Also of note - tree swallows and redneck grebes.
Mike Little : Apr 14, 2010
Downy woodpecker at bird feeder on deck of Red House B & B
Sally & Lou Coo : Apr 2, 2010
March 27, 2010. Early this chilling morning a beaver visited Conary Cove. It was swimming back and forth under the ice and coming to shore to eat. It stayed around for about 1 hour. I was able to take several pictures. What a blessing!
Bob Wilson : Mar 27, 2010
The Eagles on Carney Island are sitting on their nest! We can expect a hatching around April 17th. This is early for them according to Lee Fay, the island eagle expert.
Mike Little : Mar 16, 2010
Wednesday March 10 - Scott's Landing Preserve, Northern Shrike
Mike Little : Mar 10, 2010
On February 20th, near the middle of Crockett Cove preserve I saw a Boreal Chickadee. It is the first one I have ever seen, but quite unmistakeable since it alighted on a branch about two feet away from my face and proceeded to examine me with its beady little eyes for several minutes.
Mary Murphy : Mar 4, 2010
Sunshine: Plumb Point, NW corner-
Saw a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers about 20 feet from the South side of the house on Feb. 9th. They hung around quite a while, mostly pecking at a large stump.

Then two days ago we saw a Deer swimming from somewhere west of us out of Greenlaw Cove towards Bear Island. He/She swam past the closest possible landing on Little Bear/Black Is. and on to Bear Is. a bit beyond. It seemed unfazed by the rather long swim and not at all tired out. Amazing... brrrr.
Ellen Rowan : Mar 4, 2010
Thursday Feb. 18 at the head of Conary Cove a Barred owl flew down below our deck and back up landing in a tree near our house. It was carrying a small rodent. After a few minutes it devoured it's prey.
Bob Wilson : Feb 21, 2010
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