October 2010

Winter is surely near when you see a Chipmunk, cheeks full of bird seed, scurrying across the yard and then disappearing into a hole in the ground. We have baffles on our feeding stations, but most birds throw enough seed to the ground to keep the Chipmunks happy.

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Last evening, just before the sun set, a strong cold front swept through the area. In its wake, a series of beautiful rainbows graced the landscape here on the mid coast of Maine. These rainbows had the most vivid colors that I have ever seen. And to make the natural phenomenon even more special was […]

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Fall migration continues here in Maine. Several mornings last week, we have seen “fallouts” of birds in our backyard. Friday morning brought nearly 100 Yellow-Rumped Warblers to the trees and shrubs of our yard and the adjoining property. Over the weekend, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers filled the trees and the ground.

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This beautiful Laughing Gull was photographed in August standing on a pier rail in New Harbor, Maine. The Laughing Gull’s habitat is coastal, including salt marshes, bays, and estuaries. They breed along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Texas and are rarely found inland. This gull nests in colonies. The nest consists of grasses and sedges placed […]

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