Posts Tagged ‘hermit thrush’

A doe stops for a peak at the University Forest in Orono.

Whitetail doe poses for a photo

By Dave Small on Nov. 06, 2012, at 9:37 a.m.
Three recent outings provided some nice photo opportunities. Right out my door, the University of Maine Forest gave up a hermit thrush scouring through the fallen leaf litter searching for food. A little later and farther down the trail a white-tailed doe deer peeked out of the woods for a shutter click. The Stud Mill …
A hooded merganser takes flight.

Photo `snipe hunt’ pays off

By Dave Small on May 08, 2012, at 10:45 a.m.
It wasn’t until I saw, many years ago, that the Maine hunting regulations listed the snipe as a migratory game bird, that I realized it was a real bird. Until then, the legendary stories about snipe hunting and the poor recipient of the joke, left holding the bag, while the pranksters laughed at their …
A white-tailed deer feeds in Old Town.

Deer, birds make recent trip a success

By Dave Small on May 01, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.
One of my favorite places to hike is Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It’s near my home and has several interesting and well groomed trails. It’s a great pace. Not too long ago, during some recent warm weather, I hiked the Oak Point Trail and got to see and photograph some great critters. The …
An American bald eagle soars over Birch Point Trail on Petit
Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

Soaring eagle, hermit thrush highlight recent hikes

By Dave Small on Nov. 01, 2011, at 10:21 a.m.
Where did October go? The months and seasons seem to be flying past. On Friday I was hiking at one of my favorite spots off the Stud Mill Road in Costigan. The road is usually gated. It has been open during the past two weeks, but the property owner has never, to my knowledge, …
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