Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus Late Saturday afternoon, Sharon and I were driving along a decrepit logging road looking for wildlife. We saw two bull Moose on the other side of a large pond eating vegetation. I found it odd that these males were in such close proximity to each other because the annual “rut” begins [...]
This post will probably be the final update on the three juvenile Ospreys that I been watching all summer long. To refresh your memory, back in the spring, an adult pair of Osprey moved into the platform nest in the harbor just off Fort Road, on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College. Three eggs were laid and [...]
The elegance of a hummingbird is amazing and wonderful to watch. These “flying jewels” are endlessly fascinating because of their iridescent beauty, gracefulness and unique physical qualities. I never tire from watching these gems. Occasionally, I get the opportunity to study our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds up close and personal.
Winged Jewel With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold, These tiny creatures our hearts behold. With angelic features and colors so bright, Make even the heaviest heart seem light. The magical way they flit through the sky, They appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye. They’re sending a message for us [...]
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum This is the first Brown Thrasher to visit our yard in four years. I first noticed it Saturday afternoon on one of our suet feeders. I’ve never seen a Brown Thrasher at a feeder, let alone a suet feeder. Has anyone else ever seen this bird at a bird feeder? What surprised [...]
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 [...]
Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator One of my favorite spots for viewing the Red-breasted Merganser is at Reid State Park located on Arrowsic Island. This is time of the year that the males are making their moves toward the females, displaying, posturing, and racing across the water like their tails are on fire.