May 2009

  Perfect blue skies and the action of Osprey catching Alewives at Damariscotta Mills last week. Can it get any better than this?

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While awaiting for the Osprey action to begin when I was at Damariscotta Mills one day last week, hundreds of Back-backed and Herring Gulls were taking advantage of the low-tide easy pickings of Alewives. Fighting, squawking and general unruliness was nearly deafening at times as the birds tried to steal fish from each other. When […]

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  Photo taken Memorial Day – Monday May 25th, 2009 at Capisic Park in Portland, Maine. Before you view this photos: Press the f11 key to open your browser window to its fullest size. This photo was cropped long and will not show full size if you do not do this. If using IE 8, […]

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  Early to rise on a frosty Tuesday morning, heading to Damariscotta Mills, Maine for an Osprey photo shoot. This was the view upon arriving at my destination. Sea smoke and fog rolling off of the Great Salt Bay. The day turned out to be beautiful and the Osprey were very cooperative. For those interested, […]

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If having a wayward first spring Summer Tanager  was not exciting enough, how about a male and female Scarlet Tanager visiting the same feeder as the previous bird did? This morning as I was watching the feeders and having my morning coffee, a beautiful male and female Scarlet Tanager landed and had a breakfast of […]

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Saturday dawned with mostly cloudy skies and threatened to ruin our plans to go to Damariscotta Mills, Maine for the annual Alewife run and the opportunity to photograph Osprey catching the fish. I called fellow birding friend Bob Malbon at 5:15 a.m. and told him the skies did not look good for photography. As I […]

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