Monthly Archives: June 2012

Puffin Stuffin’

Another new life bird from a recent trip to Maine.  This is an Atlantic Puffin.  They generally stay out to sea, but hang around shore to nest.  We took a Nature Cruise tour out of Bar Harbor.  The trip lasted … Continue reading

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Lookin’ for a Handout

This Herring Gull flew in and landed right next to our car just as we stopped for a “Kodak Moment” at a scenic overlook in Acadia National Park.  Sorry to disappoint the gull, but no handouts.  But it must have … Continue reading

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Black Guillemot

Here’s a new life bird for me.  Black Guillemots are mostly found along the shores of the Arctic.  They spend most of their lives in and next to the water.  They dive underwater for food.  About the closest thing to … Continue reading

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What did I do this time??

The adult Canada Goose gives junior dragging up the rear the evil eye as the whole family emerges from a short dip in the pond.  Wonder what junior did this time?  Maybe not paying attention, again?  Wandering off away from … Continue reading

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Galloping Gallinule

Is this the swamp bird version of the funky chicken?  I ran across this bird last weekend at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit near Bossier City, Louisiana.  As pointed out by my birding friends, what was once … Continue reading

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