Field Trip Report – Green Point Farm WMA Sept 24, 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

It was a very pleasant, clear and unseasonably warm day as Gordon Smith led a group of 14 birders on a trip to Green Point Farm WMA in Dresden, ME. This area has a wide variety of habitats: weedy fields, abandoned apple orchards, freshwater wetlands, deciduous and coniferous forest, and extensive reed beds along the Kennebec River. A variety of passerine migrants and residents were seen including Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Nashville, and Blackpoll Warblers, Common Swamp Sparrow at Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden, MEYellowthroat, Indigo Bunting and Marsh Wren.

The complete eBird checklist can be seen at http://ebird.org/ebird/me/view/checklist/S39369609

Swamp Sparrow at Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden, ME

Merrymeeeting birders at Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden, ME

Blackpoll Warbler at Green Point WMA. Photo by John Berry

 

Unusual caterpillar at Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden, ME

View through the pines to the Kennebeck at Green Point, Dresden, ME

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden, ME

Reeds and wild rice on the Kennebec at Green Point, Dresden, ME

Pileated Woodpecker at Green Point WMA. Photo by John Berry.