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My prayer for the ship lost at sea with one of my students

on Oct. 03, 2015, at 9:31 p.m.
“Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in Peril on the Sea.” -The Navy Hymn
GOOD BIRDING
Rufous Hummingbird

Migration should be called ‘organized chaos’

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on Sept. 25, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
Migration is a system of organized chaos. Sure, songbirds fly south for the winter. But they might fly north, west or east, or just fly around randomly before heading south …
GOOD BIRDING
A little gull in the water.

Birding on the ocean isn’t for weak stomachs

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on Sept. 17, 2015, at 3:08 p.m.
GOOD BIRDING
Merlin

And they’re off! Migration season is underway

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on Sept. 12, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
It’s normal for songbirds to begin leaving Maine as early as mid-August. Not this year. They bided their time until the weather changed.
GOOD BIRDING
Black-legged Kittiwake.

Gulls may bore birders, but their sheer numbers are impressive

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on Aug. 28, 2015, at 7:34 a.m.
Outdoors

Eagle Lake one of the jewels of the Allagash

By matthew laroche on Aug. 14, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
GOOD BIRDING
Common Terns. The bird with the white forehead and open mouth is a juvenile begging from a parent.

There’s humor in young birds growing up

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on Aug. 14, 2015, at 7:28 a.m.
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17 years ago, my father died. I still feel his spirit in the wild birds that won’t leave my side

on Aug. 10, 2015, at 5:42 p.m.
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Scott Jurek and Katahdin: Together at Last

on July 13, 2015, at 3:36 p.m.
GOOD BIRDING
Seen is a common murre.

Some birds just look funny

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on July 09, 2015, at 4:37 p.m.
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Scott Jurek’s speed attempt on the Appalachian Trail is a real Nail Biter

on July 09, 2015, at 10:54 a.m.
GOOD BIRDING
A baby Swainson's Thrush in Baxter State Park.

Birds, birds everywhere

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on June 26, 2015, at 7:23 a.m.
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The Herring Run, Maritime Canada’s Best Trail Race

on June 19, 2015, at 8:43 p.m.
GOOD BIRDING
The range of the prairie warbler stretches from the southern tip of Florida to the 45th Parallel, but the birds are seldom seen north of Orono.

Birding in southern, northern Maine can be vastly different

By Bob Duchesne on June 19, 2015, at 9 a.m.
GOOD BIRDING
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Even bird count failures can be fun

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on June 05, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
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Are we falling or flying?

on May 31, 2015, at 9:35 p.m.
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE

Woods Life Cravings

on May 31, 2015, at 1:43 p.m.
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Your brain is evolved to go birding, even when you are not

on May 08, 2015, at 7:57 a.m.
MAINE SKIES

How lights at the 1933 World’s Fair were turned on by a light from 1893

By Clair Wood on April 30, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
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To Galway, with love

on April 19, 2015, at 8:37 a.m.