St. Petersburg, Florida

I’m down in St. Petersburg, Florida on business and had a little time free in the late afternoon. Braving the 92 degree sun I walked five minutes from the hotel to nearby Mirror Lake.  In  45 minutes I got seven first of year birds including two lifers (Wood Stork and Nanday Parakeet). The Nanday was…

Gulf of Maine Pelagic Trip

We took Maine Audubon’s pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor this morning. An amazing 8+ hours on a high speed Cat (33+kt/p/h) took us into Canadian waters. We saw numerous seabirds . . . many of which spend 10 months a year in the ocean and only return to land to nest. The highlight was…

Heron Convention

Ingrid recommended a new birding spot this morning, Ferry Beach in Scarborough, Maine. In the distance I saw the biggest congregation of Herons I have ever seen . . . dozens of Snowy Egrets; a bunch of Great Egrets; a handful of Great Blue Herons; and even a Little Blue Heron. Unfortunately the convention was a…

Birding while Ingrid runs

Daily runs have been a part of my life since middle school . . . and Ingrid and I ran together most days since we met. ¬†Unfortunately I had to get my left knee replaced last March and my right knee goes under the knife in January . . . so Ingrid is running alone…

Crystal Beach

Ingrid recommended a new birding spot . . . Crystal Beach in Cape Elizabeth . . . and boy was she right. House Wren, Brown Thrasher, flycatchers and shorebirds galore . . . what a morning.

Fish Crow

I had read some posts about a colony of Fish Crows at the Windham Mall . . . a town thirty miles inland from Portland. On Labor Day afternoon I braved 90 degree weather and tourist traffic to add this unusual bird to our life list. Drove in behind the Bank of America branch (as…

Warblers are Moving South

Ingrid and I were up at the crack of dawn for to look for migrating warblers.  Within a few minutes of arriving we were thrilled to see the trees filled with Cape May, Black-throated Green and Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats and American Redstarts. On the way home we saw a beautiful American Bald Eagle.

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