Posts Tagged ‘ducks’

A turkey takes off.

Turkeys not sticking around for Thanksgiving

By Dave Small on Nov. 22, 2011, at 9:48 a.m.
Happy Thanksgiving. These turkeys are bringing you a happy Thanksgiving greeting, but not sticking around to see what’s on the menu! A pollock fishing outing to Lincolnville produced an over abundance of catch-and-release harbor pollock and a nice six-fish creel limit. The black guillemot and horned grebe swam around to check out the action and were …

Waterfowl hunters warned of high mercury levels

on Sept. 26, 2011, at 11:20 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is warning waterfowl hunters in and around the Mendall Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Frankfort that high levels of toxic mercury have been found in the breast meat of black ducks taken from the area. Waterfowl taken from the …
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 …