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    Yellow-headed Blackbird / Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

    : . Four records from the early 1980s, one mid May in Otter Creek and three late Aug-mid Sep from Mount Desert Rock, and Oct 13-16, 2014, an apparent adult, and Jun 25, 2020, a young male in Bar Harbor.

    Miscellany: The Mount Desert Rock occurrences are not surprising as stray birds from western North America often drift offshore (and perhaps keep going...) on northwesterly winds. Monhegan Island to our south has more than a third of all Maine's Yellow-headed Blackbird records.

    Last Updated: June 6th, 2022