Osprey

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 [...]

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This post will probably be the final update on the three juvenile Ospreys that I been watching all summer long. To refresh your memory, back in the spring, an adult pair of Osprey moved into the platform nest in the harbor just off Fort Road, on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College. Three eggs were laid and [...]

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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 [...]

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The Alewife run at Damariscotta Mills, Maine is an annual event that I look forward to every year. Like a child anticipating Christmas day, I get restless and giddy waiting for the peak inland run from the ocean to their fresh water spawning grounds in Damariscotta Lake. Peak run this year was delayed by cool rainy weather, but [...]

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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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The Mill Pond on Parker Head is a great place to find Osprey fishing. This morning, I was just a tad too late to photograph the Osprey catching herring. A kind lady, who came out to greet me, said that I should have been there an hour or so earlier. Oh well, you win some, you [...]

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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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