Our first of the year Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived at 4:30 p.m. today and visited our window nectar feeder and had itself a long drink. It then landed on a nearby branch and posed for a few pictures. Later, if flew to the crabapple tree near the edge of the cove. This is where a pair nested last […]
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 […]
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This little jewel loves to perch on the very tip of one of our feeder branches and sits there looking pretty. She is only 6″ from a fresh supply of nectar. With the Hummingbird activity around our feeders this past week, she gets harassed on occasion. I was able to capture this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird […]
Hummingbird migration is underway here along the midcoastof Maine. Since the beginning of the week, Ruby-throated Hummingbird activity has increased 3 fold. My estimates put the yard population of these jewels at 20 individuals which include the 3 nesting pairs who have been around all summer, their young and others coming through to fatten up […]
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New England survived the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna last night. Here at home, we received 5.80″ of rain in under ten hours and had a high wind gust of 31 m.p.h. The highest rainfall amount locally that I heard about was 6.92″ in Gray, Maine. At times last night, the torrential downpours woke me […]