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On December 22nd, :iconkazanlak10: and I were doing a little birding on the Belvedere road in Nobleboro/Damariscotta, Maine, when we spotted something very noteworthy: a Pink-Footed Goose.

Pink-Footed Goose II by SlateGray

Pink-Footed Goose by SlateGray

This bird is a rare vagrant from Europe, which winters in the northwest region of that continent, and breeds in Greenland, Iceland, and the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. I sent a bird alert to my local Audubon chapter, and learned that our sighting represents only the 8th on record for the state of Maine. Pretty cool! I am going to submit a report to the Maine Bird Records Committee.

I don't think I have many deviants from Maine (other than Kaz) who watch me, but if you know any birders who live in this area and might like to check this species off their lifelist, please pass it on! It's a rare opportunity. :)
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Nicole Graffam
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Current Residence: Maine's Haughtiest Village
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Favourite Quotes: "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw

"Seriously, if someone says evolution is wrong because there aren't fossils between monkeys and men, find a monkey and hit him with it." -Keith Law

An introverted amateur photographer, aesthetic, naturalist, realist, and artist (mainly watercolor paints, drawing, and sculpture). I've been crafting images of nature, animals and creatures since as far back as I can remember. I am fascinated by birds, and have a particular affinity for waterfowl.

Born and raised in southern Maine, USA. Member of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

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