NORTHERN LAPWING – Berwick, 11/3

On November 3rd, Andy Aldrich and Ken Janes found a Northern Lapwing at the Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick. The bird was observed first around 10:50am and was last seen as it flew of towards the southwest at 12:30pm.

I believe this is only the second record for Maine; one was collected in December 1927 in Aroostook County.

Lapwing_Berwick_Maine, 2nd documented state record, 1st was 1927

Here are a few notes from Andy on birding Tuckahoe Turf Farm:


Birders and walkers are welcomed to come and walk any where you wish to.
You may drive on all the roads, if you come during the week PLEASE do not get in their way.  As you go into the place there are parking places on the left by the woods. They do load BIG trucks on the weekend, so do not park to block any of the dirt roads.
I was told that they do not want lots of people there at the same time during the week, so if you come in a group check with them first, A group on weekend is okay.

The manager also wanted it to be very clear that people often hunt in the woods around the turf farm and did not want birders disturbing them.

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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