Yearly Archives: 2018

May 252018

Pine Warbler on Bird Feeder Cam

Warblers are bug eaters . . . but at certain times of the year . . . they will turn to seeds to supplement their diet.  For the last week we have had a pair of warblers showing up on one of our platform feeders . . . probably with young in the nest. [ngg […]

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May 242018

Timber Trail

With Ingrid tied up with a class I spent the day birding . . . hitting Capisic Park in Portland and then traveling to Timber Trail in Biddeford Pool, Maine. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”335″ display=”pro_mosaic”]

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May 182018

Yellow Warbler

During a Maine summer . . . the Yellow Warbler is an omnipresent resident . . . starting to see them in full force. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”331″ display=”pro_mosaic”]   

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May 132018

Blackburnian Warblers

Ingrid went for a run and called me on her phone . . . she had heard a strange bird at the end of our long driveway.  I rushed out and was delighted to find two Blackburnian Warblers moving through the tree tops. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”330″ display=”pro_mosaic”]

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Apr 302018

The Great Greater Yellowlegs Influx

Each fall, we see lots of Greater (and Lesser) Yellowlegs migrating through. The first travel will appear in mid August and we’re still seeing them in October. But like a lot of shorebirds, they don’t seem to dawdle in during their north bound spring migration . . . we might see one or two most […]

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Apr 282018

The Cusp of Spring Migration

You can feel them coming . . . birds are moving north.  Our friends in High Island, Texas reported 23 different warblers yesterday.  Further north the mid-Atlantic hummingbird feeders are mobbed by Ruby-throated Hummers. But in Maine, we are just feeling the tip of the spear with early arrivers like Palm and Pine Warblers; a […]

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Apr 242018

Penny Lake in Boothbay

This evening after work, Ingrid and I rushed over to Penny Lake in nearby Boothbay Harbor . . . a place where we’ve had great success during spring migrations.  Its still only April 24 so its early to see a lot of warblers . . . a bit like putting up the Christmas Tree before […]

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Apr 232018

Swamp Sparrow – Bird #200 of the Year

With my replaced knee healing and the birds migrating through . . . I am anxious to get out in the field as much as possible.   In the unfortunate timing department, Ingrid’s daughter and her boyfriend visited this weekend and for some strange reason Ingrid didn’t think they’d enjoy plodding through cold wet marshes […]

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Apr 182018

Wilson’s Snipes

On the way back from a short afternoon meeting in a nearby town, Ingrid and I stopped at the Buffalo Ranch in Bath, Maine for a little birding. The Buffalo Ranch used to  . . .  you guessed it . . . have dozens of buffalo roaming through it’s meadows.   Several years ago, the […]

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