After two cancellations due to bad weather, I was finally able to make it out to Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine. This year, I joined my friend, Harry Collins, for his puffin workshop. It’s a two hour car ride from Bar Harbor and an hour boat ride out to the island. The weather was great and the seas were calm. Machias is protected and only about 15 people are allowed on the island at once. Everyone is escorted to the blinds and you have about an hour to photograph the puffins. It’s always very special to see these incredible birds up close. Check out all of Harry’s workshops at this link. #savetheirhabitat

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Razorbills and a Puffin

 

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06/25/18 Visiting Raccoon

Posted: August 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

This raccoon visited our backyard daily for a few weeks. At first, he was shy and would take off as soon as we opened the door. Each day, he became more tolerant. The “Rock” as we called him, provided many hours of entertainment for us and the cats. After working out the arrangements concerning the feeders, we all got along just fine (lol). The handsome boy has since moved on, but the cats still look for him everyday.

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06/21/18 Eagles & Ospreys II

Posted: July 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Here is part two of the “Eagles & Ospreys” post. ¬†#savetheirhabitat

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06/20/18 Eagles & Ospreys I

Posted: July 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

The alewives fish run was in full swing in June. That brings the bald eagles and ospreys to town. I spent many hours at this little pond and the adjacent inlet. Some days there was non stop action and other days it was quiet. I have so many images that I want to share, I’m breaking the post into two parts. Watching bald eagles and ospreys fish is quite amazing, two completely different styles. The bald eagle kind of glides down and grabs the fish from above. The osprey does this flop right down into the water. Both are usually successful in their efforts. Here is part one …

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Here is the corrected link to Harry Collins website.

06/19/18 Acadia Stars

Posted: July 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

Just a few shots from a night under the stars in Acadia. I tagged along with my friend, Harry Collins and his Acadia workshop. It was a beautiful night. I started at Sand Beach and moved along the Loop Road. I definitely need to get out at night more often. Click on Harry’s name above and check out all the workshops he has to offer.

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Harry at Work

 

 

Surprise … four owlets this year. I found the first adult on May 17, but didn’t see the four owlets together until a month later. My friend and wildlife photographer, Harry Collins, heard the calls from the owlets and we found two and one adult. But on June 23rd, we caught all four together and an adult bringing back food. I had never seen four owlets in all the years I’ve been following this pair in Acadia National Park. Anyway, the adults will be very busy feeding all these hungry mouths. It should be fun watching them grow … if I can find them again.

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