Maine Birds

This year’s annual run of Alewives at Damariscotta Mills was awesome, but the Osprey and Bald Eagle action at this location was not. We had a back up location, as one always should, just in case the bird watching and bird photography opportunities are not as expected. A 20 mile ride east was all it took to [...]

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As you have probably noticed, I have been away from blogging for a while. The why and what for’s I will not get into right now. Never-the-less, I am still taking photographs of Maine birds, landscapes and architecture. I started a new website called Capture Maine which basically showcases my landscape and architecture photography. I’ve pretty [...]

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Bird photography on a rainy day is somewhat of a challenge. Light is diffused, any sort of movement from your subject causes blur due to shooting at such a slow shutter speed, and rain is not exactly beneficial to your camera and lens. Never-the-less, I was becoming stir crazy sitting in the house waiting for [...]

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While working in the backyard this afternoon, I heard Gray Catbirds singing in the sumacs that are at the edge of the cove. I grabbed my camera and slowly worked my way down to where the choir was performing. Taking cover behind a highbush blueberry, I captured several photos and video of this beautiful bird. The [...]

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The title of this post pretty much sums up how my bird watching activities have been during the last week or so. The semester is winding down and studying for finals is keeping me very busy. I get to the point where I have to step away from the books and relax. Occasionally, I’ll step into [...]

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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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