Posts Tagged ‘American bald eagle’

A bald eagle at Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

Bald eagle, plover, highlight Petit Manan trip

By Dave Small on Oct. 30, 2012, at 9:26 a.m.
Outdoor adventures abound. A recent outing to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge provided a wonderful opportunity to capture photos of a mixed flock of semiplalmated plovers and semipalmated sandpipers feeding on the flats. Often you’ll not see these tiny critters until you walk up to within a few feet of them. Then they break …
A bald eagle perches on a ledge and enjoys a snack.

Nature photos amuse the photographer

By Dave Small on July 17, 2012, at 10:41 a.m.
Someone once commented on one of my NatureShots gallery narratives that “it doesn’t take much to amuse you.”  That person was correct, if the spectacular displays of nature add up to “not much.” I embrace it. Small critters and wild plants fascinate me and I allow their antics and beauty to awe, entertain and amuse …
A mallard takes flight.

Mallard on the wing, boreal chickadee spice up recent outings

By Dave Small on April 17, 2012, at 11:26 a.m.
I’ve looked in this spot a hundred times and never seen much wildlife hanging out, but a couple of weeks ago a juvenile American bald eagle was perched on a branch overhanging a cove on the Stillwater River in Old Town. I was returning from an outing at the Essex Street Marsh with a couple …
An American bald eagle seems to check out the air show as a pair of mallards fly by.

Nature photographers can find treasures without leaving town

By Dave Small on April 10, 2012, at 9:59 a.m.
There seems to be so much wildlife so close to civilization in Maine. I was photographing an American bald eagle in Hampden that seemed to be surrounded by crows. After I downloaded the image I noticed a pair of mallard ducks flying past in the background. While waiting for Deb to return some items at Kohls, …
A cardinal at UMaine.

Birds plentiful at UMaine

By Dave Small on Feb. 28, 2012, at 10:46 a.m.
While walking in the University Forest last week I came across an actively feeding flock of mixed birds. Chickadees, red-breasted nuthatches, golden-crowned kinglets (the kinglet pictured here was from MDI) and several pine siskins. This morning, the siskins were most cooperative in posing. The sunlight filtering through the spruce boughs was just enough to capture a few …
An American bald eagle soars over Hermon Pond

The bald eagles are flying in Hermon

By Dave Small on Feb. 14, 2012, at 9:56 a.m.
While ice fishing at Hermon Pond, I observed several bald eagles, there seems to be a good population of them hanging out around the pond. Immature eagles keep their molted looking coloration for about five years. What a difference in appearance between a juvenile and an adult. It was really fun watching them in between …