birds

I had the opportunity this week, between bouts of studying Anatomy and Physiology, to take my camera to the backyard and points close by to photograph some birds and critters. The activity at our feeding stations is high, with adult male and female birds taking suet, grape jelly and seed back to their nests. I am […]

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Egg on my face! Thanks to Ed Hess for the correction on this species. This is an EASTERN KINGBIRD. I am not one who tries to get flight shots of such a tiny bird as the tree Swallow. They are fast and hard to get focused. All this said, I was in the backyard a […]

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Are you tired of the Osprey photos yet? I’m not! Yet another photo of Osprey catching alewives at Damariscotta Mills, Maine. In this photo, the Osprey is in the water, talons locked onto an alewife and ready to take flight. Shortly after this photo was taken, the Osprey took flight, paused in mid-air to shake […]

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The Baltimore Oriole earned its name by resembling the color scheme on the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore, a Baron from Ireland after which the Maryland city is named. Baltimore Orioles are a sight to behold. Their color and song make them a favorite of any birder. These birds tend to be tree top […]

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One of the birds that I look forward to seeing during spring migration is the Osprey. The Osprey is a master of hunting over water. Its diet consists of fish, which it finds by flying over the water, spotting its target, and then diving down with its talons outstretched. The successful Osprey will then emerge […]

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Are you ready for summer yet? There is no question that I am. Winter in Maine this year basically ended at the end of January. February had no measurable precipitation what-so-ever until the huge gale at the end of the month which gave us nearly 7″ of rain in two days. This storm brought winds […]

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It’s unbelievable how little time I have these days. Can you say cholecystectomy? I am studying for three exams this week but I still found the time to participate in the 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). With a steaming hot cup of coffee in one hand and binocular in the other, I began tallying […]

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