Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 25 tanager on Grees's, May 27 Harlequin Duck at Brimstone, May 28, Matinicus Rk, RB grosebeak

May 25, Green's Island, a different male Scarlet tanager, in a Red Oak, I planted

May 27,
We swung by Brimstone on the way in from Seal Island,

one close and 4 more harlequin beyond.

other notable sightings this date were, a couple of Parasitic jaegar, (felonius skua), gannet, boanapartes gull, always puffins and razorbills, and black Guillemots, and usually murre this time of year at Seal Island, also Arctic & Common terns and Great Cormorants.

May 28 to Matinicus Rock,

 Common Terns off of Monroe Island,
 South end Rockland Harbor, Clouds made in Thomaston,
 Razorbills, a couple of murre and a puffin off Matinicus Rock
 Razorbills on the mooring, Matinicus Rock
 Gannets, Matinicus, Mt Magunticook
other notable sightings on this trip, Vinalhaven, Rockland, Matinicus Rock to Vinalhaven:
Surf Scoter, white-winged scoters,  Black guillemot, eider, osprey, white-winged Scoter, Puffin, common murre, razorbill, Arctic Tern, Common tern,  herring gulls and black-backed gulls as ever, Laughing gulls, bald eagle, great blue heron, great Cormorant, double-crested cormorant.

 Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Same Oak, as was that tanager
 not sure what this bird was getting,

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