A visit to Biddeford Pool

by John Briggs on June 1, 2008

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Weekend Birding

Sharon and I visited Biddeford Pool this morning. We met with Bob Malbon at Granite Point around 6:30 a.m. and had great views of a Great Egret feeding on fish. The marsh was alive with Willets and Snowy Egrets, Tree Swallows swooped low over the pannes and Northern Mockingbirds sang their many songs.

We left Granite Point and visited Goose Rocks Beach, where shorebird numbers are increasing. Male Least Terns were serenading females, offering a fish to win over a mate. Piping Plovers were also numerous, with one chick seen and videotaped from a safe distance. Semipalmated Plovers, Black-Bellied Plovers, White-Rumped Sandpipers, Dunlin, Double-Crested Cormorants, Willets and Canada Geese were also seen in great numbers.

A large group of male and female Common Eider were seen with many chicks at Goose Rocks Beach and Fortunes Rock Beach. At the “Gut” at Vines Landing in Biddeford Pool, two Green Herons flew in and perched on some rocks. Several Common and Least Terns were also fishing at this location.

Two new yard birds for us today: a pair of Roseate Terns flying over the yard and a Great Egret feeding with Greater Yellowlegs, Snowy Egrets and Great Blue Herons at low tide.

Enjoy the following bird photos from our trip to Biddeford Pool this morning. Simply click a thumbnail for a larger view. Comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated.

Eastern Kingbird - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Common Eider Family - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Great Egret - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Great Egret - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Great Egret - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Least Tern - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Least Tern - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Piping Plover - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine. Semipalmated Plover - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Shorebirds - Granite Point - Biddeford Pool, Maine.

 

Happy birding!

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