March 2007

My wife and I took a trip to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in [tag]Massachusetts[/tag] Saturday. Anticipation of the trip led to a restless Friday evening and night. We rose from our slumber at 4:00 a.m., secured our home and headed south on I-95, discussing what [tag]birds[/tag] we may see. Driving into the […]

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Late this afternoon, we spotted a female Ring-Necked Duck behind the Pelreco building in Scarborough. Enjoy! Happy birding!

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Winter or Spring

by John Briggs on March 18, 2007

in Weekend Birding

In the last ten days, the area has experienced below zero lows, temps in the 60’s and a major snow storm, all in that order. [tag]Birds[/tag] that are absent in the winter are heading back to the area. Reports are received everyday from the [tag]Maine[/tag]-[tag]Bird[/tag] List that Robins, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Cowbirds and others are returning […]

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Attacked

by John Briggs on March 12, 2007

in Blog

Today, Birding In Maine was attacked by comment spammers. 350 comments were submitted and every one was spam. But did they succeed? No way no how! You see, what these idiots fail to realize is that I have to approve every and any comment that will appear on this site. With their pill popping, sex […]

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Hoodies Galore

by John Briggs on March 11, 2007

in Weekend Birding

Today was a much better [tag]bird watching[/tag] day than yesterday, but clouds put a damper on the photography. Our journey took us to Camp Ellis, where Mallards and Common Loons were plentiful. And of all things, there were people in the parking lot feeding the seagulls fudge! I think gulls leave enough of a mess […]

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Quiet Day

by John Briggs on March 10, 2007

in Weekend Birding

[tag]Bird watching[/tag] this morning along our usual route, was pretty much uneventful for such a beautiful day. Maybe with the bitter cold temperatures this week, the local [tag]bird[/tag] population went to warmer climes. A single male Common Goldeneye was seen in the Saco River just after sunrise. Granite Point was disappointing, as we failed to […]

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[tag]Bird watching[/tag] was better today than yesterday, mostly due to the fog bank that lowered visibility to mere feet Saturday morning. My wife and I departed just before sunrise Saturday morning and headed to Granite Point under crystal clear skies and calm winds. We no longer arrived to our destination when clouds and fog came rolling […]

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