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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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Loon Watch: Lazy Fall Days

  Once school started, I didn’t get out on the lake as often.  But when I did, the fall foliage views were amazing!     I never knew where the loon family would be. Sometimes they were right off our … Continue reading

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The Loon Chick Grows: My Loon Watch

  In my last blog post, I’d visited the loon family on July 16th when the chick was only 5 days old. There wasn’t a morning after that, I didn’t think about kayaking out again. But the campground duties keep … Continue reading

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2017 Calendars

There are two different calendars this year. Each is filled with photos I took and edited personally in 2016 while kayaking and hiking in the Poland, Maine area. Calendars are Loon Family and Maine Wildlife, and either of them can … Continue reading

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Danger On The Lake: My Loon Watch

On the fifth day after the loon chicks hatched, I woke with the rising of the sun, grabbed my camera bag and walked to the lake. I unlocked my kayak and dragged it into the water. Climbing inside, I dipped … Continue reading

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The Week Before Hatching: My Loon Watch

In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the same spot. Staying in my kayak as I always … Continue reading

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Weeks Two and Three: My Loon Watch

During the second and third weeks of monitoring the loons nesting period, I got into a routine.  I’d paddle out at  6am to see them, coasting the last fifty yards or so. Beaching my kayak for stability, yet staying in … Continue reading

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My Adventure Begins – My Loon Watch

My story begins back in May. School was in session, the campground had opened and I was struggling to find time to write. But still, I managed to sneak out in the kayak a couple times to check on our … Continue reading

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Watch the Loons Switch Places On The Nest

To get this video, I used my 500mm lens, extended all the way.  The day was calm and the kayak steady.  I also had been out to visit the loons almost every morning, at 6am,  over a three week period, … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwing’s Prize

While kayaking last week, this Cedar Waxwing flew in over my head to land in a nearby tree.  I quickly realized, he had his sights on a prize.   He checked it out and checked it out . . . … Continue reading

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