Amorous chipmunks enjoying early spring weather

Posted March 27, 2012, at 9:45 a.m.
Chipmunks looking for a private moment.
Dave Small
Chipmunks looking for a private moment.
Courting chipmunks.
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Courting chipmunks.
A pair of amorous chipmunks.
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A pair of amorous chipmunks.
A chipmunk stands its ground.
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A chipmunk stands its ground.
An American robin.
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An American robin.
Wooly bear caterpillar on the move.
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Wooly bear caterpillar on the move.
A colorful Eastern comma.
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A colorful Eastern comma.
A mourning cloak.
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A mourning cloak.
A mourning dove.
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A mourning dove.
A striking red-winged blackbird.
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A striking red-winged blackbird.
A honey bee checks out a willow blossom.
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A honey bee checks out a willow blossom.

Truly, it seemed like the first day of spring. The Essex Street Marsh in Bangor gave up some nice photo opportunities with some chipmunks amorously pursuing the perpetuation of the species. Blossoming willows and working honey bees at the Lyle Littlefield Ornamental Garden in Orono.

Spring had also arrived along the County Road and Stud Mill Road bordering Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge with the appearance of a banded woolly bear caterpillar, mourning doves, mourning cloaks and an Eastern comma.

The more usual suspects were visible earlier, but still signify spring time. The red-winged blackbird and this American robin feigning injury … I’ve never seen a Robin perform this act before.

Have a great spring and keep your peepers open … they’ll be showing up soon!

 

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