Coast of Maine Fallout

Last night we had a big storm with the wind kicking up to 40 miles an hour with heavy rain.  I got up early  hoping that the weather would create a fallout and have migrating birds dropping into ocean front tree groves. I did see lots of warblers  . . . but they all were…

Popham Beach at Dusk

With Ingrid hosting her annual 4th grade open house, I took a drive down to Popham Beach to do a little birding at dusk.  I watched a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers perform high speed maneuvers for about 5 minutes. Photographing it was pure luck. Lots of birds in the air . . . but…

Northern Waterthrush

After a morning meeting in Bath, Maine . . . I took a quick drive over to one of my favorite birding sports . . . Butler Head for a quick 15 minute stroll.  Birding in a business suit is a bit unorthodox but I soon heard a rhythmic chirp that I was unfamiliar with…

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.

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