I've gotten some really fabulous bird photos sent my way by birders in Aroostook County this fall and I really should have been posting these images as they came in. Here's a selection of them in no particular order. Enjoy:
Patty Jennings got this wonderful portrait of a Hermit Thrush that was lingering at her yard in Stacyville in early November
Vickie Ketch watched a Bald Eagle chase a Herring Gull for almost 10 minutes at Madawaska Lake on the 13th of November...the gull ultimately got away.
Doug Hitchcox found this spectacular male Redhead in the last remaining liquid water on the impoundment in Mars Hill. Photographed on Dec 9th. The bird appeared banded.
Ted Roberts continues to be spoiled by a coveted feeder bird in these parts: a gorgeous male Northern Cardinal.
Up on the Cross Road in Caribou the Snow Buntings were in the road picking up grit in early December. How many do you see in Mary Collishaws nice shot?
Paul Cyr's feeders in Presque Isle were regularly visited by flocks of Blue Jays in late November. This one collected some snow on its beak.
I hope you enjoy the bird images posted here. Often you can click on the image in the blog and see a higher resolution version of the photo. The pictures are used with the permission of the talented photographers who willingly share their work. The images remain the property of the photographers and may not be used or reproduced without their permission.
I live and bird in Aroostook County in northernmost Maine. Wife, two kids, drive a Ford. Prefer to find my own rather than chase other's birds. My patches are Collins Pond in Caribou, Lake Josephine in Easton, Christina Reservoir in Fort Fairfield and the Nature Conservancy's Woodland Bog Preserve which is across the street from my house.