Osprey

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 annual alewife run at Damariscotta Mills, Maine is picking up in intensity. This morning, I made the 20 minute drive and arrived on location just before sunrise. Double-crested Cormorants by the hundreds were in the air and in the Great Salt Bay. Great Blue Herons were everywhere. Several Bald Eagles soared overhead looking for a fish to […]

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I have been waiting for this time of the year all winter long. The alewife run at Damariscotta Mills, Maine is in full swing. It seems fitting that the day after classes ended for the spring semester, the alewives are running and the Osprey are many. Instead of books in hand, I am back with […]

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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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You can feel, hear and see it as soon as you walk out the door. The warm air, the singing of the birds, the crocus and daffodils pushing through the ground; you have walked right into Spring, bursting forth with life and you are happy to be alive! On Wednesday, the mercury topped out at 70° […]

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  Perfect blue skies and the action of Osprey catching Alewives at Damariscotta Mills last week. Can it get any better than this?

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