Penobscot River Valley

Went looking for moose and found an American Bittern, a small heron that can be quite hard to spot. (Top picture has color enhanced.)

House Wren

The folks on Maine Birds (a Facebook birding page) seem split between thinking this is a “Carolina Wren” and “House Wren.” Based on what I’m seeing in birding books, I’m going with house wren. Perhaps a molting juvenile, which explains why photos do not look quite like those shown in the birding books.

Common Sandpiper

I was able to spot this juvenile common sandpiper because it hops and flits quite a bit as it feeds.

Female Merganser

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