Maine Birds

4-24-17 Bluebird

This past Monday a bluebird was checking out a nest box I set out specifically to attract bluebirds. Now I’m hoping they actually use it to raise some young so I can get better photographs. They checked it out last year but chose not to utilize it. When a pair of chickadees started building a nest in the box, the bluebirds chased them off and the house remained empty.

6-17-15 Lone Puffin

Back in 2012 I went to Machias Seal Island to photograph puffins, I really enjoyed it so I decided to go back again this year, this actually made the seventh time I’ve been on the islad, the first time being back in the 80’s. The downeast area has a lot to offer in the way of photography so puffins are not the only attraction. The birds were still incubating the eggs so if I do this trip again I’ll go later in the season.  The puffins will be feeding the young and there’s a better chance of getting photos of the adults with fish in their bills.

6-17-15 Puffin Trio

6-17-15 Puffin Duo

6-17-15 Squawking Puffin

6-10-15 Tufted Titmouse

Every year I have birds nesting in the nest box I built. I’ve had tree swallows nesting in it but most of the time it’s chickadees. This year a pair of titmice took up residence. Right now they are actively feeding their young. I took this photo about an hour ago as the adult paused before going into the box to feed the little ones. I’m loving the 7D Mark II.

2014 Calendar Cover

 

I am now taking orders for my 2014 Maine Nature Calendar.  It features photos of various Maine wildlife and landscapes. The cost  this year will be 12 dollars, same as last year. If you’re interested send me an e-mail to reserve a copy. If it needs to be shipped, add $3.50 shipping fee.