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Sunday September 21, 2014
  • The mother loon, foreground, calls to her two babies, who were getting a little too adventurous at Kimball Lake on the Fryeburg line, where Kimberly Linnell-Infinger of Chatham, N.H., was enjoying a late summer day.
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    The mother loon, foreground, calls to her two babies, who were getting a little too adventurous at Kimball Lake on the Fryeburg line, where Kimberly Linnell-Infinger of Chatham, N.H., was enjoying a late summer day.

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  • As long as this stately dragonfly keeps preying on mosquitoes and ants, it’ll be most welcome in Kelly Mull’s Scarborough yard.
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    As long as this stately dragonfly keeps preying on mosquitoes and ants, it’ll be most welcome in Kelly Mull’s Scarborough yard.

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  • Ever the scavenger, this turkey vulture must have been surveying the Lyman landscape for carrion when Linda Davis approached it.
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    Ever the scavenger, this turkey vulture must have been surveying the Lyman landscape for carrion when Linda Davis approached it.

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  • Summertime and the living’s easy, even for this heron that finds the fishing productive on Long Pond in the Belgrade Lakes, where Judith Adams was boating.
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    Summertime and the living’s easy, even for this heron that finds the fishing productive on Long Pond in the Belgrade Lakes, where Judith Adams was boating.

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  • The punk plumage style is in for this immature cardinal found in Walter Harris' backyard in Orono.
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    The punk plumage style is in for this immature cardinal found in Walter Harris' backyard in Orono.

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  • It’s lonely at the top for an osprey at Messalonskee Lake where Scarborough’s David and Linda Kirstein were admiring.
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    It’s lonely at the top for an osprey at Messalonskee Lake where Scarborough’s David and Linda Kirstein were admiring.

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  • Standing watch over Casco Bay, a pair of bald eagles protect their two youngsters hidden in the nest, and peruse the area for anything small and edible while Nick Knight watched from below.
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    Standing watch over Casco Bay, a pair of bald eagles protect their two youngsters hidden in the nest, and peruse the area for anything small and edible while Nick Knight watched from below.

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  • The second mouse might get the cheese but the early bird – in this case a blue heron – gets at least something that resembles a worm at Robinhood Cove, where Georgetown’s Diann Longstreet observed from a kayak.
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    The second mouse might get the cheese but the early bird – in this case a blue heron – gets at least something that resembles a worm at Robinhood Cove, where Georgetown’s Diann Longstreet observed from a kayak.

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  • The wax beans in Bob Demkowicz’s Winthrop vegetable garden provide a convenient layover spot for a dragonfly in need of a short rest.
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    The wax beans in Bob Demkowicz’s Winthrop vegetable garden provide a convenient layover spot for a dragonfly in need of a short rest.

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  • Take a trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay and you never know what you will find. A few future princes, perhaps? Laurie McGilvery of Auburn captured this group sunning on the lily pads.
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    Take a trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay and you never know what you will find. A few future princes, perhaps? Laurie McGilvery of Auburn captured this group sunning on the lily pads.

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  • This lone Lesser yellowlegs that I saw in Wells this week is probably finding plenty to eat, since he's not competing with the 3 or 4  of his kind that he/she is usually with. I saw lots of them at the Scaroboro marsh Sunday.  A Red- tailed Hawk actually swooped down over them, and them, and they must have seen his shadow, and scurried into the tall grasses of the marsh. Score: Hawk 0  Yellowlegs 0. Joy Page, Scaroboro.
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    This lone Lesser yellowlegs that I saw in Wells this week is probably finding plenty to eat, since he's not competing with the 3 or 4 of his kind that he/she is usually with. I saw lots of them at the Scaroboro marsh Sunday. A Red- tailed Hawk actually swooped down over them, and them, and they must have seen his shadow, and scurried into the tall grasses of the marsh. Score: Hawk 0 Yellowlegs 0. Joy Page, Scaroboro.

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  • This guy was ensuring I wasn't going to sneak up behind his master and mistress as they sat eating their lunches on the park bench.  He kept a close eye on me as I adjusted the camera and took his picture. Richard Spinney, Brewer.
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    This guy was ensuring I wasn't going to sneak up behind his master and mistress as they sat eating their lunches on the park bench. He kept a close eye on me as I adjusted the camera and took his picture. Richard Spinney, Brewer.

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  • Bluebird perched in a tree in South Berwick. Photo by Joy Page of South Berwick
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    Bluebird perched in a tree in South Berwick. Photo by Joy Page of South Berwick

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  • A bald eagle perches in a tree near China Lake. Photo by Chris Cobourn
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    A bald eagle perches in a tree near China Lake. Photo by Chris Cobourn

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  • The mares were happily eating while the yearlings nursed or exercised their new legs at the Norton Horse Farm in Falmouth. Photo by Linda Rogoff, Portland.
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    The mares were happily eating while the yearlings nursed or exercised their new legs at the Norton Horse Farm in Falmouth. Photo by Linda Rogoff, Portland.

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  • Spring sunset over Goosefair Brook. Photo by Laurie Blair Ernst of Saco
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    Spring sunset over Goosefair Brook. Photo by Laurie Blair Ernst of Saco

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  • The waves at Biddeford Pool. Photo by Chris MacKenzie of Biddeford.
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    The waves at Biddeford Pool. Photo by Chris MacKenzie of Biddeford.

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  • A deer napping next to our rear deck. Buzz Stultz Belmont.
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    A deer napping next to our rear deck. Buzz Stultz Belmont.

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  • Easter Sunrise service at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth on March 31, 2013. Photo by Marie Jordan, South Portland.
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    Easter Sunrise service at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth on March 31, 2013. Photo by Marie Jordan, South Portland.

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  • Male turkeys trying to attack a mate in Hollis Photo by Pat Garrett, of Hollis.
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    Male turkeys trying to attack a mate in Hollis Photo by Pat Garrett, of Hollis.

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  • ree young fox check out the activity outside their temporary home in the rocks on Parker Ridge Road in Biddeford.  They stayed only a week and Momma Fox took them to another location.  Photo by Richard Beaudoin, Biddeford.
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    ree young fox check out the activity outside their temporary home in the rocks on Parker Ridge Road in Biddeford. They stayed only a week and Momma Fox took them to another location. Photo by Richard Beaudoin, Biddeford.

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  • This hawk is a frequent visitor to a reader's backyard in Windham. Catherine Brown/Windham
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    This hawk is a frequent visitor to a reader's backyard in Windham. Catherine Brown/Windham

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  • One of pair of osprey that are making a home at Lake Estes in Alfred. Cathy Conley/Alfred.
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    One of pair of osprey that are making a home at Lake Estes in Alfred. Cathy Conley/Alfred.

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  • A little flying squirrel showed up on a driveway in Wells, so tame it allowed the neighborhood children to hold it. John and Jo Anne Gouveia/Wells
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    A little flying squirrel showed up on a driveway in Wells, so tame it allowed the neighborhood children to hold it. John and Jo Anne Gouveia/Wells

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  • Hornets will build a nest in nearly anyplace and the proof is this bunch who build a hive on the hatch of a gas tank on a pickup truck. Russ Burleigh/Scarborough.
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    Hornets will build a nest in nearly anyplace and the proof is this bunch who build a hive on the hatch of a gas tank on a pickup truck. Russ Burleigh/Scarborough.

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  • Haley Cox, 17, of Limerick, captured this moment between a robin and nestlings at her grandmother's home in Hollis. Haley Cox/Limerick
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    Haley Cox, 17, of Limerick, captured this moment between a robin and nestlings at her grandmother's home in Hollis. Haley Cox/Limerick

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  • An eagle flys over Little Sebago Lake in Gray. Jan Nowinski/Gray
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    An eagle flys over Little Sebago Lake in Gray. Jan Nowinski/Gray

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  • Two eagles perch on a tree overlooking  Little Sebago Lake in Gray. Jan Nowinski/Gray
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    Two eagles perch on a tree overlooking Little Sebago Lake in Gray. Jan Nowinski/Gray

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  • I followed this fox around an asphalt pile as the sun was setting waiting for him to find his spot! He finally stretched and settled. Dick Poitras, Gorham.
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    I followed this fox around an asphalt pile as the sun was setting waiting for him to find his spot! He finally stretched and settled. Dick Poitras, Gorham.

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  • Bald eagle perched at Riverside Park in Westbrook. Jeffrey Wilson, Westbrook.
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    Bald eagle perched at Riverside Park in Westbrook. Jeffrey Wilson, Westbrook.

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  • An owl perches on a bird feeder in the backyard of Mimi Hinkel of Cumberland.
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    An owl perches on a bird feeder in the backyard of Mimi Hinkel of Cumberland.

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  • Hornets actually built this nest during the past several months underneath of a small birdhouse, which has been on our weeping willow tree for many years. Candy and Ron Cunningham, Bucksport.
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    Hornets actually built this nest during the past several months underneath of a small birdhouse, which has been on our weeping willow tree for many years. Candy and Ron Cunningham, Bucksport.

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  • A bobcat runs thought our backyard in October. Bill Pavlisko, Gray.
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    A bobcat runs thought our backyard in October. Bill Pavlisko, Gray.

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  • A heron stands at Cascade Falls in Saco. Jim Swain, Saco.
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    A heron stands at Cascade Falls in Saco. Jim Swain, Saco.

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  • This photo was taken from the Naples Causeway in Naples around the first of November. Very striking, and glad I had the camera with me when I spotted it. Erik Bartlett, Casco.
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    This photo was taken from the Naples Causeway in Naples around the first of November. Very striking, and glad I had the camera with me when I spotted it. Erik Bartlett, Casco.

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  • Taking my boots off and taking a moment to rest after a day hunting in Elliotsville Plantation. Dianne Corbin, Newfield.
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    Taking my boots off and taking a moment to rest after a day hunting in Elliotsville Plantation. Dianne Corbin, Newfield.

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  • A seagull soars across the surf in a snow storm in Portland. Ann Blanchard, Scarborough.
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    A seagull soars across the surf in a snow storm in Portland. Ann Blanchard, Scarborough.

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  • This young Racoon was looking for food way past the usual feeding time. Craig Robinson, Gorham.
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    This young Racoon was looking for food way past the usual feeding time. Craig Robinson, Gorham.

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  • A Canadian goose on a foggy pond in Lyman. Bev Raymond, Kennebunk.
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    A Canadian goose on a foggy pond in Lyman. Bev Raymond, Kennebunk.

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  • A lobsterman goes out as the sun comes up over Chebeague Island. Taken from the Chebeague Island Ferry dock on Cousins Island. Linda Rogoff, Portland.
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    A lobsterman goes out as the sun comes up over Chebeague Island. Taken from the Chebeague Island Ferry dock on Cousins Island. Linda Rogoff, Portland.

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  • A heron hides in the weeds at Parson's Beach in Kennebunk. Kristen Lee/Kennebunk.
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    A heron hides in the weeds at Parson's Beach in Kennebunk. Kristen Lee/Kennebunk.

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  • I spotted the heron in the woods while kayaking on Moose Pond. Jane Brown, Otisfield.
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    I spotted the heron in the woods while kayaking on Moose Pond. Jane Brown, Otisfield.

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  • Sunset on Highland Lake, Windham. Louanne Doody, Windham.
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    Sunset on Highland Lake, Windham. Louanne Doody, Windham.

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  • Picture of dog, Snowy, ready for Halloween. Bob Keithley, Saco.
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    Picture of dog, Snowy, ready for Halloween. Bob Keithley, Saco.

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  • Hummingbird at Sabbathday Lake. Diantha Grant, New Gloucester.
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    Hummingbird at Sabbathday Lake. Diantha Grant, New Gloucester.

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  • A pair of week-old lambs and their mama at Wild Meadow Farm in Saco. Photo by Julie Bernier, South Portland.
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    A pair of week-old lambs and their mama at Wild Meadow Farm in Saco. Photo by Julie Bernier, South Portland.

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  • An opossum hangs out on a bird feeder on Cousins Island. Photo by Alice Ingraham, Yarmouth.
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    An opossum hangs out on a bird feeder on Cousins Island. Photo by Alice Ingraham, Yarmouth.

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  • An opossum and fox dine together out on Cousins Island in Yarmouth. Photo by Alice Ingraham, Yarmouth.
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    An opossum and fox dine together out on Cousins Island in Yarmouth. Photo by Alice Ingraham, Yarmouth.

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  • I was able to stop the action of this hummingbird moth as it hovered at a flower to feed. Sue Bonzey, Dedham.
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    I was able to stop the action of this hummingbird moth as it hovered at a flower to feed. Sue Bonzey, Dedham.

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  • Birds resting in a tree on Presque Isle. Photo by Marla Longley of Presque Isle.
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    Birds resting in a tree on Presque Isle. Photo by Marla Longley of Presque Isle.

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  • A temporary renter. Jonathan Gwalthney, Ocean Park.
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    A temporary renter. Jonathan Gwalthney, Ocean Park.

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  • Found this great spider web next to a small unnamed pool of water in Sanford. Joy Page, Sanford.
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    Found this great spider web next to a small unnamed pool of water in Sanford. Joy Page, Sanford.

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  • This is the only creature that has ever been able to get into my Squirrel Busters Plus feeder. There have been hundreds of attempts; literally; by squirrels and every other chipmunk. This one figured out how to grab onto the feeding port with front paws, lift weight off the spring-loaded feeding ring, and stick its snout into the now-open port. I hope its kids don't figure this out. Erik Bartlett, Casco.
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    This is the only creature that has ever been able to get into my Squirrel Busters Plus feeder. There have been hundreds of attempts; literally; by squirrels and every other chipmunk. This one figured out how to grab onto the feeding port with front paws, lift weight off the spring-loaded feeding ring, and stick its snout into the now-open port. I hope its kids don't figure this out. Erik Bartlett, Casco.

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  • Red squirrel bracing itself against the cold and snow. Photo by Erik Bartlett, Casco.
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    Red squirrel bracing itself against the cold and snow. Photo by Erik Bartlett, Casco.

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  • This is a October sunrise on little Sebago with a light fog off the lake. Glenn Lynds
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    This is a October sunrise on little Sebago with a light fog off the lake. Glenn Lynds

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  • American White Pelican in flight on a foggy morn at Spruce Head. Photo by Judy Barstow, Sanford.
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    American White Pelican in flight on a foggy morn at Spruce Head. Photo by Judy Barstow, Sanford.

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  • These guys were always together. Buzz Stultz, Belmont
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    These guys were always together. Buzz Stultz, Belmont

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  • A snowbound barn in Brunswick. Photo by Heidi Nelson, of Brunswick.
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    A snowbound barn in Brunswick. Photo by Heidi Nelson, of Brunswick.

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  • Snowy owl rests on a rock at Pine Point. Photo by Chris MacKenzie, Pine Point.
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    Snowy owl rests on a rock at Pine Point. Photo by Chris MacKenzie, Pine Point.

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  • At Popham, I watched the seal catch the fish and then in swoops the gull to snatch it away. Abby Burbank, Wiscasset.
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    At Popham, I watched the seal catch the fish and then in swoops the gull to snatch it away. Abby Burbank, Wiscasset.

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  • This seal was enjoying the beautiful day in the sun in the Scarborough Marsh on a 60-degree day in November. Jeff Wilson, Westbrook.
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    This seal was enjoying the beautiful day in the sun in the Scarborough Marsh on a 60-degree day in November. Jeff Wilson, Westbrook.

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  • This seal was doing the backstroke on the Union River this Summer. Richard Spinney, Brewer.
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    This seal was doing the backstroke on the Union River this Summer. Richard Spinney, Brewer.

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  • Dock spider at Highland Lake in Falmouth. Marianne Young, Windham.
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    Dock spider at Highland Lake in Falmouth. Marianne Young, Windham.

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  • Two young squirrels who were groom each other and keep and eye on the birdfeeder from a favorite and interesting perch. Kevin Duffy, Bridgton.
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    Two young squirrels who were groom each other and keep and eye on the birdfeeder from a favorite and interesting perch. Kevin Duffy, Bridgton.

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  • A squirrel perches in the top of a cedar tree, 25 feet above the ground. Erik Bartlett, Casco.
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    A squirrel perches in the top of a cedar tree, 25 feet above the ground. Erik Bartlett, Casco.

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  • Turkeys on the alert. Kristen Holmberg, Kennebunk.
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    Turkeys on the alert. Kristen Holmberg, Kennebunk.

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  • Recently while walking, I saw an animal but couldn't see exactly what it was.... so took a couple photos and was told by someone that it was a coyote.  I'd never seen one here before, so it was pretty exciting. Laurie de Paolo, Cape Elizabeth.
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    Recently while walking, I saw an animal but couldn't see exactly what it was.... so took a couple photos and was told by someone that it was a coyote. I'd never seen one here before, so it was pretty exciting. Laurie de Paolo, Cape Elizabeth.

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  • A woodpecker waits for a chance at the feeder. Carol Fetters, Harpswell.
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    A woodpecker waits for a chance at the feeder. Carol Fetters, Harpswell.

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