Field Trip Report: Green Point WMA 09/23/18

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Twelve birders led by Gordon Smith started the bird walk just as the sun burned off the thick morning fog at Green Point Farm WMA in Dresden, ME .  It became a beautiful crisp fall day with abundant numbers of birds and a good diversity of species (37 on the checklist).  Jack Collins led  us (astray?) in identifying the many butterflies, and we, like the butterflies, also enjoyed the fall wildflowers.  A walk at Green Point WMA is always a treat.  Join us on the other two field trips there later in October.

eBird checklist:

Philadelphia Vireo. (Photo J. Berry)

Philadelphia Vireo (left) and Red-eyed Vireo (right). (Photo J. Berry)

Red Squirrel. (Photo J. Berry)

Flock of adult and juvenile Cedar Waxwings. (Photo J. Berry)

Field Sparrow (Photo J. Stormer)

Red Squirrel enjoying an apple. (Photo J. Stormer)

Yellow-rumped Warbler in winter plumage. (Photo J. Stormer)

Red-eyed Vireo.  (Photo J. Stormer)

Fledgling Cedar Waxwing begging.  (Photo J. Stormer)

Spider web with fog droplets.  (Photo J. Stormer)

Bumper crop of apples in the orchard.  (Photo J. Stormer)

Cabbage White Butterfly.  (Photo J. Stormer)

Looking across the Kennebec marshes. (Photo J. Stormer)

Butter and Eggs flower. (Photo J. Stormer)