April 2011

Our first of the year Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived at 4:30 p.m. today and visited our window nectar feeder and had itself a long drink. It then landed on a nearby branch and posed for a few pictures. Later, if flew to the crabapple tree near the edge of the cove. This is where a pair nested last […]

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The Maine Birding list serve and word of mouth is abuzz with reports of Wood Warblers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and Baltimore and Orchard Orioles. This morning, I saw a male Orchard Oriole, and a male and female Baltimore Oriole in the trees behind the Bath Police Department. Quite a few reports of Warblers are being reported as far […]

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Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina The “Chippers” have returned! Once the American Tree Sparrows leave, it’s not long until the Chipping Sparrow makes a comback here in Maine. Only one year did the Tree Sparrow and Chipping Sparrow share our yard at the same time.

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The Mill Pond on Parker Head is a great place to find Osprey fishing. This morning, I was just a tad too late to photograph the Osprey catching herring. A kind lady, who came out to greet me, said that I should have been there an hour or so earlier. Oh well, you win some, you […]

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American Mink – Neovison vison The American Mink spends most of its time in the water hunting for food. It is a good swimmer and can dive as deep as 16 feet. When a Mink feels threatened, it will spray the intruder with a foul-smelling liquid, just as a Skunk does. Unlike the skunk, the […]

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Osprey – Pandion haliaetus I took advantage of crystal clear blue skies Friday morning to photography the nesting activity of a pair of Osprey on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College. The nest is on a man-made platform, just off a pier at the terminus of Fort Road, in Casco Bay. I had […]

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American Robin – Turdus migratorius This American Robin was singing its heart out Sunday morning. It was also being territorial, chasing other Robins from the area and returning to its “singing perch.” I don’t mind at all that this Robin woke me up early Sunday morning. I’d much rather hear the song of this beautiful bird than the […]

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