This year’s annual run of Alewives at Damariscotta Mills was awesome, but the Osprey and Bald Eagle action at this location was not. We had a back up location, as one always should, just in case the bird watching and bird photography opportunities are not as expected. A 20 mile ride east was all it took to [...]
As you have probably noticed, I have been away from blogging for a while. The why and what for’s I will not get into right now. Never-the-less, I am still taking photographs of Maine birds, landscapes and architecture. I started a new website called Capture Maine which basically showcases my landscape and architecture photography. I’ve pretty [...]
Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus Late Saturday afternoon, Sharon and I were driving along a decrepit logging road looking for wildlife. We saw two bull Moose on the other side of a large pond eating vegetation. I found it odd that these males were in such close proximity to each other because the annual “rut” begins [...]
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 [...]
The elegance of a hummingbird is amazing and wonderful to watch. These “flying jewels” are endlessly fascinating because of their iridescent beauty, gracefulness and unique physical qualities. I never tire from watching these gems. Occasionally, I get the opportunity to study our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds up close and personal.
The Osprey pair at the Southern Maine Community College has three beautiful, healthy looking chicks. Recently, the chicks have come up from the bottom of the nest and are now peering over the edge. Yesterday, the three chicks and one of the adults busied themselves with preening. I was pleased to see first one head, then two, and finally the [...]
I watched several Tree Swallows recently and noticed that when they stuck their head out of the hole in the nest box, it looked as if they were panting. After a little research, I found that an open mouth is one sign that a bird might be overheating and working to lower its body temperature.