Friday, March 23, 2012

Rare Sightings

In the evening we took a walk along the
Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine.

Saw these ducks in the distance
and after referring to a Bird Identification book
realized they were Harlequin ducks.

Also, way in the distance a movement in the rocks
caught my eye and it turned out to be a Snowy Bunting.
Was fascinated and delighted to watch them!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Feels Like Summer but It's Spring

Spring and summer seem to have arrived together
and exceptionally early this year!

The chipmunks woke up and are scurrying around
and filling up on sunflower seeds...

birds are singing and we have heard the peepers
peeping from nearby ponds as night falls...

Brody loves sitting out on the porch
keeping an eye on the wildlife activity
in the yard.
He's seen the flying squirrels at night!

And to my surprise I saw this wonderful porcupine
way up in a willow tree.

Monday, March 12, 2012


This morning honeybees appeared for the first time
this year and of all the places they were checking
out it was strange to see them at the bird feeder!

Just last night the flying squirrels were there!

Over here the first crocus of the year appeared in
our yard.
These occurrences seem too early for Maine!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Night Time Surprise

D went out to get something out of the car tonight
and thought he heard the bird feeders moving.
In the darkness he caught a glimpse of these
flying squirrels and hurriedly called me out.
We have never ever seen them in our yard before.

Happy to be able to capture them with my camera...

Earlier I noticed something the gray squirrel
was enjoying, wonder if he can do commercials
for breakfast cereal.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Critters

One of our many resident squirrels was enjoying
the delectable crabapples yesterday morning...

along with the finch

while the little adorable red squirrel
waited for an opening at the bird feeder...

as the more finches and chickadees dined in a circle.