Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator One of my favorite spots for viewing the Red-breasted Merganser is at Reid State Park located on Arrowsic Island. This is time of the year that the males are making their moves toward the females, displaying, posturing, and racing across the water like their tails are on fire.
It was a cold and dreary Sunday afternoon so Sharon and I decided to stay home, make homemade lasagna and watch Patriots football. After the game, we watched Robin Hood (the version with Russell Crowe) on blu-ray which I must say is an awesome flick. During the football game, we noticed Pine Siskins coming to our feeding stations. […]
Fall migration continues here in Maine. Several mornings last week, we have seen “fallouts” of birds in our backyard. Friday morning brought nearly 100 Yellow-Rumped Warblers to the trees and shrubs of our yard and the adjoining property. Over the weekend, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers filled the trees and the ground.
While most of the fledged Chipping Sparrows are eating on their own now, their is one particular youngster who is still begging for food. The adult, under the duties vested in her, continues to feed the youngster even though it’s standing in the very food being fed to it.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are on the move here in Maine, beginning their long trek southward. This year was an odd year for Hummingbirds. After arriving very late, only two pair made our property their residence this year. Compared to past years when 10 – 15 hummers kept us on our toes filling feeders nearly everyday, this […]
In the previous post, I wrote about our trip to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. As promised, I present this photo series of a few of the shorebirds we encountered during the first week or so of fall shorebird migration in Maine. The action will intensify in the coming weeks, and we plan to make another trip during […]
Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus Since mid spring, I’ve been watching a successful Bald Eagle nest not much more than a stone’s throw from where we live here on the peninsula south of Bath. The nest is some 40 feet off the ground and it’s impossible to see inside. I knew there were chicks in the nest, because […]