Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alcid Invasion

Dovekies, Razorbills and Thick-billed Murres are being seen in record numbers along Maine's southern coast.  I decided to check the Cliff trail ringing Prout's Neck in Scarborough and try my luck.  A gorgeous, brilliant pre-spring day, 47F.  It wasn't long before I spotted the first of four  Dovekies I ended up finding.

Dovekie

They seem to use their wings like outriggers

crystal clear waters of Maine winter

This Razorbill popped up for 3 seconds, then disappeared

GBBG chasing a Snowy Owl I literally stumbled upon

Snowy Owl

White-winged Scoters the day before

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