One of my fondest memories of this past summer was the night we spent with campers on Monhegan Island. Monhegan sits far our in the Gulf of Maine and it a perfect land beacon for migranting birds as they travel south. We hiked up to a open hillside for sunrise and watched the migrant show at it's best. Flyover warblers, shorebirds, and raptors graced the skies above and a few even landed for closer inspection.
We watched raptors diving over the Monhegan forests and heard Bobolinks calling high in the sky. We were even given great views of a couple of Whimbrels that made repeated flyovers that morning.
|Whimbrel over Monhegan taken by Tom Johnson|
|Prairie Warbler on Monhegan taken by Tom Johnson|