Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 302019

Don’t Forget The Shorebirds

For birders, warbler migration is so exciting . . . so satisfying . . . one tends to forget there are other birds moving north.    This evening for a change of pace I travelled to Popham Beach, in nearby Phippsburg to see how many Piping Plovers were nesting there this year. I saw three […]

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May 262019

Saddleback Mountain Birding

Last Christmas, Ingrid gave me Condo Reservations for Memorial Day Weekend at the Saddleback Mountain Ski Area. Saddleback is an enormous and beautiful resort, with spectacular views and après-ski support. Unfortunately, it has had a checkered financial past, closing for years at a time . . . the most current shutdown beginning in 2015. Its […]

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May 232019

Five Days Without a Post

Our last post was 5 days ago . . . and for those of you that follow this blog know that that is a long time.   It’s not that we have been birding . . . Ingrid and I have probably been out a half dozen time but they have been short expeditions followed […]

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May 172019

The Magic Warbler Tree

I just had one of those magical experiences that only a birder can appreciate. This evening I went for a 5 mile jog around a Westport Island loop that I really enjoy (non-birding). Magic Tree About a mile from the car I notice a splash of orange at the top of tree which immediately made […]

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May 142019

Birding in New Orleans

Last Thursday evening, Ingrid and I headed to Louisiana to watch our son Bradley receive his MBA at LSU.  We stayed in New Orleans and saw all the sights. We had brunch at Brennans; saw a dixie land band doing a wedding march on Bourbon Street; drank Hurricane’s a Pat O’Briens; and took a double-decker […]

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May 102019

Migration in Full Swing

After recent trips to Arizona and Chicago . . . it’s great to be home in Maine as spring migration is in full swing.  I’m up at first light (about 4:15 am) and birding until I should be at my desk (8:00). One of my favorite birds, the Warbling Vireo, are quite loud early in […]

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May 72019

Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Our son Bradley lives in California which seems a long way off sometimes.  Next weekend he gets his MBA and to celebrate I decided to treat him to a weekend in Chicago and a Red Sox Game.   So Friday night I flew west from Portland, Maine and Bradley flew east from San Francisco . […]

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May 22019

Little Egret

I work with a fellow birder who happens to live outside of London, England.  Many a conference calls begin or end with Ethan and Steve exchanging bird stories. Today I was bragging to my British associate about the Little Egret I had seen early this morning. Steve related that they are bring seen in greater […]

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May 12019

Grassland and Pine Barrens

The Captain William Fitzgerald Preserve in Maine is a Grassland and Pine Barren that used to be runway extension for the old Brunswick Naval Air-station.  I guess the idea was a plan undershooting (or over shooting the runway would land in this large empty field. When the base closed 10 years ago, the 66-acre parcel […]

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