February 2007

Horned Grebe

by John Briggs on February 28, 2007

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Morning clouds gave way to crystal clear skies and bright sunshine, allowing for some fine [tag]birding[/tag]. I ventured to Pine Point and walked out on the pier, greeted by rafts of Common Eider, Old Squaw (Long-Tailed Duck), Common Loons and Mallards riding the receding tide. The Horned Grebe did not seem to mind my close […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal

by John Briggs on February 27, 2007

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Northern Cardinals stop over in our Biddeford, Maine yard for a snack.   Happy birding!

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This weekend, we took out our new Canon 100-400mm F4-5.6 L IS USM lens mounted on our [tag]Canon Rebel XTI[/tag] DSLR for some [tag]birding[/tag]. Our main objective was the Barrows Goldeneye that has been frequenting the Saco River, but it was uncooperative. So instead, we traveled our regular loop, first starting at [tag]Cape Porpoise[/tag] and finishing […]

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GBBC Maine Results

by John Briggs on February 23, 2007

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  The 10th Annual Great BackYard [tag]Bird[/tag] Count was a success nationwide as well as here in [tag]Maine[/tag]. Nationwide, a new record of 71,605 checklists have been submitted. 611 species were observed with a total bird count of 9,886,559 individuals to date. More checklist are being submitted and a final tally can be seen at […]

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My wife and I participated in the Great BackYard [tag]Bird[/tag] Count this weekend, and I must say, we saw quite a few [tag]birds[/tag] and had a lot of fun to boot!  We did our counts at [tag]Biddeford Pool[/tag] and [tag]Cape Porpoise[/tag], [tag]Maine[/tag]. The following is our tallies: Biddeford Pool: Number of Species: 29 All Reported: […]

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

by John Briggs on February 6, 2007

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Press release Get Ready to “Count Birds for the Record!” Great Backyard Bird Count combines the fun of bird watching with conservation New York, NY & Ithaca, NY, November 2006—What mid-winter activity is fun, easy, free, and helps bird conservation? What can parents and teachers do with children that connects them to a whole new […]

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Birding the coast

by John Briggs on February 4, 2007

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From Cape Porpoise to the Scarborough Marsh, [tag]birding[/tag] was sensational this first weekend of February. A fresh snowfall of 5″ with cold and windy conditions did not keep us from our rounds. The harbor at [tag]Cape Porpoise[/tag] held many Common Loons and Golden Eyes. In the [tag]Biddeford Pool[/tag] area, Old Squaw (Long-tailed Ducks), Canada Geese, Brants […]

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