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While most of the birds that visit our backyards only defend a breeding territory, Hummingbirds are one of the few birds that will defend a food source. Just about anywhere that a Hummingbird finds food, it will fight to defend it even along its migration route to Central America. The long drawn-out territorial fights can [...]

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UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that this bird is not a fledgling but a first year male. Although I watched this bird begging and being fed by an adult male, I assumed it was a fledgling. My bad! You all know what assuming does. Many thanks to @_CabinGirl Tami Vogel for bringing this [...]

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Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula The Baltimore Oriole, with its flute-like song, is a bird we eagerly anticipate every Spring. We place orange halves and grape jelly feeders throughout the yard hoping to attract these beautiful birds. The Baltimore Oriole was late arriving in our part of Maine this year. Cold, wet weather with unfavorable [...]

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus Our first Rose-breasted Grosbeak of the year visited our bird feeders this morning. This beautiful female navigated in the dense fog and found a buffet of bird seed in our backyard. We usually see a few male and female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks stop by to visit our feeders in the Spring and [...]

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Bird photography on a rainy day is somewhat of a challenge. Light is diffused, any sort of movement from your subject causes blur due to shooting at such a slow shutter speed, and rain is not exactly beneficial to your camera and lens. Never-the-less, I was becoming stir crazy sitting in the house waiting for [...]

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While working in the backyard this afternoon, I heard Gray Catbirds singing in the sumacs that are at the edge of the cove. I grabbed my camera and slowly worked my way down to where the choir was performing. Taking cover behind a highbush blueberry, I captured several photos and video of this beautiful bird. The [...]

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Here’s a short HD video of the Osprey pair at Southern Maine Community College, for those who are following my posts on these birds. It appears that there are eggs in the nest because of the behavior of the pair. While watching the Osprey, I saw the adults taking turns in their nesting duties. The Osprey would slowly [...]

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