Posts Tagged ‘mallard’

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 …
An adult mallard and chicks explore Essex Street Marsh.

Wildlife abounds at Essex Street Marsh

By Dave Small on July 05, 2012, at 10:09 a.m.
The Essex Street Marsh is a great place to observe nature. For me, it’s great location to just drop in on while between errands and obligations. Responsibilities and rain seemed to time themselves perfectly to limit my outside adventures to just a few and local. This past week was such a time. All my images …
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 …
A painted turtle climbs on a rock to sun with his neighbor, yawning as if to say, "Man, I'm tired!"

Turtles catching a tan at Essex Street Marsh

on Sept. 21, 2011, at 9:49 a.m.
My expectations were minimal while heading down the path that circles Essex Street Marsh, after all it was sunny, bright,warm and late in the day — usually not a good time for critters to be out and about. It wasn’t long, however, until I started seeing painted turtles sunning themselves …