Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jan 182018

Three Brants in Maine

The Brant is a long distance migrator. They breed north of the Arctic Circle and winter between Long Island Sound and South Carolina.  They are occasionally seen in Maine while moving through during migration . . . but don’t stay very long. This winter, three Brants have taken up residence in Cape Elizabeth, Maine . […]

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Jan 112018

Day of the Tree Sparrow

Ever have one of those days that everywhere you look you see the same bird?  Today it was the Tree Sparrow. At lunch time today I set off for Durham, Maine . . . a Lark Sparrow was being seen at a feeder.  While the Lark Sparrow is a common species in the west during […]

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Jan 102018

Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-throated Loon

During a conference call, I caught a motion out of the corner of my eye.  When I looked up I was surprised to see Sharp-shinned Hawk on the ground about 10 feet away (it had apparently missed a Juno under our feeders). The hawk immediately flew to a tree by the river, where it remained […]

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