Yearly Archives: 2023

Feb 82023

Birders flock into Maine

Just as in his first visit to Maine, last winter, the Steller’s Sea-Eagle is attracting large crowds of Birders from all over the country. I’ve seen him (or her) three out of the four days at a distance and have enjoyed meeting folks from around the country.

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Feb 52023

The Steller’s Sea-Eagle is Back!!!!

For those of you that followed my 2021 Maine Big Year . . . you may remember the most improbable bird of the year (and my entire life) showed up on the last day of the adventure.  A Steller’s Sea-Eagle, a bird of the Russian ice was seen 10 miles from our house in Wiscasset, […]

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Feb 12023

Common Ringed Plover

The Common Ringed Plover primarily nests in Greenland and the high arctic of Canada before migrating toward its winter home in Africa. The nearly identical Semipalmated Plover migrates by the thousands through North America. Vagrant Common Ringed Plover individuals are probably missed in these autumn hordes that descend upon American beaches. Yesterday, January 31, 2023, this […]

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Jan 252023

Bird Field Guide for Kids

A Guide to 500 Common Birds in the United States and Canada, designed for kids and anyone who is a kid at heart, Bird Field Guide for Kids opens up the wonderful world of birding to children.  Using fun and easy to use spinners, push buttons, and scrolling tables, this app makes bird identification a […]

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Jan 2020231 comment

Harris’s Sparrow

Ingrid has been a 4th grade teacher for decades and thus has developed immunity to all disease.   Even during the worst of Omnicron when most of her students tested positive . . . Ingrid remained healthy.  And her super-human immune system extends to the flu, the common cold and probably cat-scratch fever. Of course […]

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Jan 162023

2022 Life Birds

With the pandemic and the Maine Big Year over . . . Ingrid and I were finally able to get out of the State of Maine . . . some sightseeing and some birding.  We got a few Life Birds in the process.  

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Jan 162023

Snow Buntings

While winter in Maine is long and usually stormy (not so much this winter), its a great place to be a birder.  Birds that nest in the high arctic push into the state for a little day light and better weather. One of the winter highlights each year is the return of Snow Buntings . […]

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Jan 320232 comments

The Year Lists Reset

Keeping a year list is one of the great pleasures of birding. Year lists are our New Year’s Resolution to keep birding. Lists reset to zero and you get to start counting Chickadees, Bluejays and Robins . . . one, two, three. The lunatic fringe begins their Big Year efforts on January 1, the sane […]

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