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Black-capped Chickadee

Fun Facts About This Adorable Little Bird Black-capped Chickadees are the state bird for Maine and Massachusetts, but they can be found all over the United States. They get their name from their black cap, and their call. Chickadee-dee-dee-dee! Chickadees … Continue reading

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Backyard Bird Watching

Setting up a backyard bird watching station can be a lot of fun and very rewarding! It’s easy to do, too! Now is a very good time to start, as birds who flew south for the winter, are about to … Continue reading

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Barred Owls

There are 11 species of owls in Maine. Some make Maine their year round, some stay only for a season. I’ve seen three species while wandering lakes and trails, and even in my own backyard. They are the Barred Owl, … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Tracking

The hummingbirds are coming, the hummingbirds are coming! Have you ever seen a Ruby-throated hummingbird? I’m fascinated by them, and I’ve spent hours in my Maine garden photographing them. Hovering silently, they glide up and down, left to right, like … Continue reading

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Juvenile Bald Eagles

Every now and then, I think back to our 27 year stay on Lower Range Pond in Poland, and of the eagles that were so easy for me to photograph due to their nesting right off our point. Alas, they … Continue reading

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Trail Cam Visitors

  In the last year, my trail cam has picked up many, many visitors passing through our little patch of woods at night, behind the house.  I thought you might like to see some of them!         … Continue reading

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Writing Distraction – Barred Owl

This Barred Owl hung around my backyard most of yesterday during the snowstorm-ice storm. I was on a deadline to finish revising a third chapter for the week, hoping to turn them in to a writing partner by 5pm. Whenever … Continue reading

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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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