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brant sighting

Postby papageno » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:25 am

I don't know how unusual it is to see brant around these parts, but there is a group of seven in the cove.
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Re: brant sighting

Postby AvianAddict » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:51 am

I had never seen a brant before until 2 weeks ago while in San Diego. Image


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Re: brant sighting

Postby Mike the Fox » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:49 pm

papageno wrote:I don't know how unusual it is to see brant around these parts, but there is a group of seven in the cove.


What cove do you speak of?


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Re: brant sighting

Postby papageno » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:30 pm

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Re: brant sighting

Postby Bunker » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:04 am

Mike the Fox wrote:
papageno wrote:I don't know how unusual it is to see brant around these parts, but there is a group of seven in the cove.


What cove do you speak of?


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The one between the 2 points!


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Re: brant sighting

Postby Bunker » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:08 am

I've only ever seen 2. It was during spring striper-ing a few years back. Still have yet to see any during the season.


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Re: brant sighting

Postby Mike the Fox » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:43 am

Bunker wrote:
Mike the Fox wrote:
papageno wrote:I don't know how unusual it is to see brant around these parts, but there is a group of seven in the cove.


What cove do you speak of?


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The one between the 2 points!


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Re: brant sighting

Postby papageno » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:31 am

lol…. I doubt that my revealing the spot will create a brant hunting mob next year. I haven't looked lately, but there are sometimes a few harlequins off the ledge at the lobster shack at the end of Two Lights Rd.
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Re: brant sighting

Postby tgs » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:14 am

Have seen some there too, although it was a few years back. Only ever had one killed by the boat, back in 2012. Pretty cool to see in hand though.
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Re: brant sighting

Postby papageno » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:22 pm

A flock of about 3 dozen has been using Kettle Cove for at least a few days now - they came into it at about 6 this evening.
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Re: brant sighting

Postby Thetoe » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:26 pm

I saw a pair of brant on salt bay in damariscotta today. Couldn't stop and take a picture.
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Re: brant sighting

Postby 682x » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:57 pm

I too had seen them in southern Maine.
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