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 my backyard and see what is going on with our birds, while other times I’ll take a short drive to a favorite birding spot.
I managed to take time Saturday morning to go to Damariscotta Mills to see how the Alewife run is progressing. According to one of the fish ladder tenders, the run is just beginning, albeit slow going. He suggested that with some warmer weather, another week or so should see higher numbers of Alewife going into the ladders. I was glad to hear this, as spring semester ends this Friday and I will have two full weeks to watch and photograph Osprey catching these fish.
This photo series represents the Maine birds that I have been seeing here and there as I take “birding breaks” from my studies. Everything from a nesting Great Blue Herons to a soggy Purple Finch on our backyard feeder. Enjoy!
The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography