Hummingbirds, Orioles and Warblers Invade Maine

by John Briggs on April 28, 2011

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds

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 north as Aroostook County. One hummingbird sighting was reported near Westbrook, with others in York County and Portsmouth, NH.

This morning, we placed oranges and grape jelly out for the Orioles and nectar feeders for the Hummingbirds. It’s hard not to look out the window every five minutes to see if any of the migrating birds are taking advantage of our offerings. As of the time of this post, we have seen only the Pine Warbler eating suet, as it has been for two weeks, plus the regular yard birds.

Get those feeders out Mainers! I leave you with a few photos from last year.

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

Happy birding!



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