Five years ago today, on July 3rd, 2006, my first blog entry was posted on the Birding in Maine web site. At the time, I had a point and shoot camera and little knowledge of where to bird in Maine. Blogging was new to me and I was not even sure that any one would visit. The […]
The right time, right place, right angle, right exposure and a lot of patience are all required to capture the full brilliance of a Hummingbird’s gorget. The gorget is the brilliantly colored area on the throat of a male Hummingbird and is a result of iridescence and not color pigments. *The throat feathers on a […]
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 […]
American Mink – Neovison vison The American Mink spends most of its time in the water hunting for food. It is a good swimmer and can dive as deep as 16 feet. When a Mink feels threatened, it will spray the intruder with a foul-smelling liquid, just as a Skunk does. Unlike the skunk, the […]
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Last Friday, we were finishing up diner as a thundershower passed over the area. I walked into the living room and saw a beautiful rainbow from the picture window. I immediately grabbed my camera and went outside to take photos of this natural wonder. I thought to myself, “This would be a great capture for […]
View from the mainland, looking east toward Plum Island, Massachusetts just before sunrise on the morning of March 15th, 2009.