Kennebec Lake nature sightings

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2020 Sightings

On June 20, 2020, Gloria and Peter Smiley spotted a young buck near the Kennebec Lake shores lots (hwy 7)

In early June 2020, Krista Klesch reported that she and her family have Eastern Phoebes nesting at their cottage.

In May, her family saw a wood duck, a great blue heron, an unidentifiable shore bird, an otter, 3 swans flying across the lake, a pair of hooded mergansers and a loon! They also heard a Great Horned Owl.

2019 notable sightings

On Sunday, May 5th three adult loons were spotted swimming in the narrow section of the lake, East of the bridge.
At first things seemed peaceful but evolved into a fight between two female loons fighting over a male loon and the
territory. The event was captured on video and can be viewed at

Some of the wild spring flowers, such as Trumpet Lilies, Liverwort, Violets, Trilliums and more are now flowering.

In the summer of 2019, a large American Eel was spotted in Kennebec Lake by Jill Mark. She said" you may also want to report that there is a very large American eel in this lake. I saw it around 7:30 this am along the south bank feeding. I am located where the trailers are close to the west end of Kennebec. This eel was a good 5 feet with a large head." Gray Merriam provided an article about the eel in Kennebec Lake.

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