June 2009

I bid a farewell to June. The fog, rain and cloudy skies have grown old. The persistent east and southeast winds coupled with the damp and dreary weather has kept temperatures below normal. There were only four days of sunshine this month, but those sunny days either started out cloudy, or ended cloudy before the […]

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Several months ago, Dawn Fine from Dawn’s Bloggy Blog started a group on Facebook called Birders Who Blog, Tweet and Chirp. It’s like one stop shopping to find birders who own a blog, use Twitter and or ChirpTracker. This past Saturday, thanks to the efforts of Dawn and Christopher from Picus Blog, New England Birders […]

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  Solitude I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~Henry David Thoreau, 1854

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Enjoying a beautiful Monday morning on the Merriconeag Neck, I spotted four female Common Eider adults on Card Cove. A single Eider duckling was with them, feeding along a lobster dock. Normally, one would see 10 to 20 ducklings when there are 4 females but Black-backed Gulls and Bald Eagles snatch up the chicks for a quick meal. When […]

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