Longing For Spring

by John Briggs on February 16, 2009

in Bird Photographs, Bird Photography Weekly, Blog

Doubling Point Lighthouse | Click for larger view

Doubling Point Lighthouse | Click for larger view

It has been a long, cold and snowy winter so far here in Maine. I love the snow, but I am ready for the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

I long for the view seen on the left, the Doubling Point Lighthouse as seen from our back yard in the spring. At the present time, our cove is choked with ice, and Arrowsic Island looks like a wintry landscape postcard scene.

After a while, I tire of the cold and gray days, the incessant howl of the wind and the layers upon layers of snow. When will I be able to open the windows and bring in some fresh air and hear the birds singing? Possibly when May comes around, or maybe a day or two in April when the winds are not blowing in from the sea.

I leave you with the reasons why I am so excited for Spring to come to Maine. The beautiful birds that grace our spring landscape.

Eastern Phoebe | Click for larger view

Eastern Phoebe | Click for larger view

 

Nashville Warbler | Click for larger view

Nashville Warbler | Click for larger view

 

Northern Flicker | Click for larger view

Northern Flicker | Click for larger view

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird | Click for larger view

Ruby-throated Hummingbird | Click for larger view

 

Snowy Egret | Click for larger view

Snowy Egret | Click for larger view

 

White-throated Sparrow | Click for larger view

White-throated Sparrow | Click for larger view

Happy birding!

I and The Bird

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