Tag Archives: birding

Cormorant Taking Flight

Summer is slowly coming to a close, the nights are getting cooler and in a matter of weeks, some of my favorite wildlife will head for warmer climates.  So every chance I get to wildlife watch, whether by foot or … Continue reading

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The Heron on Little Wilson Pond

Feeling my relaxing summer days coming to an end, I ditched the housework and school prep in favor of a kayak paddle.  The sun was warm, the water calm.  I paddled slowly, taking in all the sights and sounds including … Continue reading

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Northern Flicker Sighting

Look who came to visit me yesterday, a Northern Flicker! Another of my favorite birds. I was surprised to see him spending a lot of time on the ground on the lawn, and at first I thought there was something … Continue reading

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Cormorant Sighting

A couple weeks ago, I noticed this Cormorant perched on a branch to dry its wings. Look at its webbed feet ~ perching like that can’t be easy! I always thought Cormorants were more or less identical to loons in … Continue reading

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June’s Wildlife Sightings

June has been a very exciting month for wildlife watching! I couldn’t resist showing you some of the sightings over the past few weeks. I’m so in love with our new location. There’s so much to see, so many animals … Continue reading

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This Spring’s Backyard Visitors

When I talk to students at school visits, I always show my wildlife photography on the big screen.  Loons, eagles with chicks, fox kits at their den with the adults, bears, snapping turtles battling.  I talk about how researching them … Continue reading

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Portland Headlight

The Portland Headlight, Maine’s oldest lighthouse, is open year round. And while I love to visit in the summer when the gardens are in full bloom, the grass is green, and the warm breezes are blowing, it’s quite beautiful in … Continue reading

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The Big Move

For those of you who follow my adventures on Facebook and Twitter, you probably realize why I haven’t posted on my blog for so long.   Having a book launch for Mystery of the Bear Cub last October, then selling our … Continue reading

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Breakfast For Little Kingbirds

While kayaking early one morning, I spied this Kingbird sitting at the top of a tree. I raised my camera to capture it’s profile against the dark blue sky, when suddenly, it took flight, swooping to a nearby nest.  Sitting … Continue reading

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Fox Family 2017

Over April Vacation, I spied a pair of cardinals hanging around my bird feeder. In the 26 years we’d owned the campground, I had NEVER had a pair of cardinals visit me! To say I was excited was an understatement!  … Continue reading

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