Georges River Osprey

by John Briggs on May 29, 2012

in Bird Photographs, Blog, 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 satisfy our obsession with the Osprey.

Warren sits on the Georges River on the Mid Coast of Maine. This small town has relied on alewives for its well-being since colonial times. Today, alewives are gathered as bait for Maine lobstermen. On any given day in May, Osprey and Bald Eagles are perched in trees along the river. Double-crested Cormorant and Great Blue Heron are also plentiful. Gulls squeal at a nearly deafening level as they fight over a lucky catch.

Sharon and I made several trips to Warren during the middle of May. The photos below are the result of these visits. Enjoy, and as always, comments are greatly appreciated.

P.S. I graduated with high honors on May 20th and received my degree. With more time on my hands, I hope to get out more and enjoy nature, and capture the beauty that she provides with my photography. I may go back to school in the Spring of 2013 to begin studies for my BSN degree.

The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click one of the thumbnails below for a full-sized view, and then use your arrow key to navigate through the rest of the photos. ©2012 John Briggs Photography | All Rights Reserved

Happy birding!



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