February 2011

Common Redpoll (male) – Acanthis flammea While a light snow fell across mid coast Maine this morning, we were greeted with 30+ Common Redpolls. After 11 years of submitting check lists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, we were finally able to add this beautiful bird. We have had the Common Redpoll visit our feeders many […]

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Mid-winter in Maine brings many birds to our feeding stations. The birds devour the offerings we serve up, gaining much needed energy to take them through our cold winter nights. Occasionally, we get a stray bird who should have long ago ventured to the warmer climate further to our south.

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This Red-breasted Nuthatch was busy feeding on our peanut feeder Saturday afternoon. When new window opens for the video, open window to full size to see the HD version. Dimension: 560×480 | Video bit rate: 1000Kbps | Length: 27 sec. Click photo to watch video | Broadband Connection Recommended Video: Red-breasted Nuthatch | ©2011 John […]

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Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata This Blue Jay was keeping watch as other members of its family raided the feeders early Thursday morning. Once everyone had their fill, the sentry flew down and picked through the left-over peanut halves. Once his beak was stuffed to the point of bursting, he flew off to an unseen quiet spot to enjoy […]

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