Yearly Archives: 2019

Pectoral Sandpiper

Only a very ill person would set his alarm for 4:30 a.m. so he could drive an hour north (before work) to get a Pectoral Sandpiper. Imagine this image: The alarm goes off. Ingrid: Where are you going birding? Ethan: Weaskeag Mash Ingrid: That’s an hour away . . . you’re crazy. Anyway, the Marsh […]

Popham Beach

Each summer our house on the coast of Maine seemingly becomes a Bed and Breakfast as friends and relatives descend upon our waterfront home to “visit us”. It’s weird how nobody visits us in February. Playing tour director and couple that with a prolonged case of bronchitis . . . meant I haven’t really been […]

Whimbrels Migrating South

Yesterday evening, Ingrid and I were at Popham Beach watching some young Piping Plovers running back and forth along the shore line when we heard a a series of loud whistles coming across Morse River. We watched three Whimbrels land amid a group of Black-backed Gulls and begin breeding. The Photo above is at the […]

Piping Plover Chicks

It’s July 15, the middle of the summer but incredibly . . . the first birds of the fall migration have begun to move south. As always the tip of the spear is led by the shorebirds. So early this morning I headed to Popham Beach to see if the Whimbrels seen there yesterday were […]

Visit to Eastern Egg Rock

Last night Ingrid and I participated in Maine Audubon’s annual sunset cruise around Eastern Egg Rock. Eastern Egg is the world’s first first seabird restoration island and certainly one of the most successful. The Atlantic Puffin once nested on the island in great numbers but hunting in the 19th century ended all Puffin nesting on […]

Pine Siskin in July

In the winter of 2015 we had an influx of Pine Siskins on our feeders in Wiscasset, Maine.  In the previous 16 years in the house I don’t recall ever seeing a Pine Siskin (granted I didn’t know much about birds prior to 2013).   Anyway, during the winer of 2015, the Siskins were the […]

Nelson’s Sparrow

Ingrid had to head down to the Condo this evening due to work commitments tomorrow . . . I had big birding plans for the evening – I was going to drive up the coast and hit a few birding hotspots. Unfortunately, it started raining minutes after I left the house and except for a […]

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