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Sunday January 22, 2017
  • While many of us were thankful for the warmer-than-usual weather this past week, this barred owl, spotted in Georgetown by Jill Ventry, also seemed to appreciate a sunny January day.
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    While many of us were thankful for the warmer-than-usual weather this past week, this barred owl, spotted in Georgetown by Jill Ventry, also seemed to appreciate a sunny January day.

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  • Ken and Penny Kacere submitted this photo overlooking the Scarborough River from the trails at the Scarborough River Wildlife Sanctuary.
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    Ken and Penny Kacere submitted this photo overlooking the Scarborough River from the trails at the Scarborough River Wildlife Sanctuary.

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  • Earlier today ( ), I watched this bluejay fluff up its feathers after alighting on the branch in order to force air underneath for some good dead air insulation.  Taken at my home in South Casco. 
 Erik Bartlett
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    A bluejay in South Casco fluffs up its feathers after alighting on the branch in order to force air underneath for some good dead air insulation. Photo by Erik Bartlett

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  • I took this picture of a pair of bluebirds at our recently installed heated birdbath that sits on our deck railing.  Although the temperature was 9F, it didn't concern this pair.  The birds really appreciate the water, either to drink or to splash the water on their feathers. 
 Barbara Dunn   Saco
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    A pair of bluebirds enjoy a recently installed heated birdbath on our deck railing in Saco. Although the temperature was 9 degrees, it didn't concern this pair. The birds really appreciate the water, either to drink or to splash the water on their feathers. Photo by Barbara Dunn

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  • Please consider one of these photos of a male Wood Duck in a pond in York.  He and his mate are the only Wood Ducks in duck pond of hundreds of Mallards and several geese. 
 Thanks, Bruce Small   Raymond, ME
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    A male wood duck in a pond in York. He and his mate are the only wood ducks among hundreds of mallards and several geese in the pond. Photo by Bruce Small of Raymond

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  • It was a last frolic in the snow for this "Gray" on a gray day before the coming rains in New Gloucester, Maine. 
 Brian Lovering  North Yarmouth, Maine
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    It was a last frolic in the snow for this gray squirrel on a gray day before the rains came in New Gloucester. Photo by Brian Lovering North Yarmouth

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  • Wolfe's Neck Farm. 
 Brad West   Freeport, Maine
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    Wolfe's Neck Farm. Photo by Brad West of Freeport

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  • A titmouse celebrates New Year's Day by eating a morsel of bird feed in Sharon Bearor's backyard in Portland.
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    A titmouse celebrates New Year's Day by eating a morsel of bird feed in Sharon Bearor's backyard in Portland.

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  • Colleen Bovaird-Liberty was tipped off about these bald eagles by her husband, who spotted them during a drive to Wells Harbor and rushed home to get his wife and her camera.
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    Colleen Bovaird-Liberty was tipped off about these bald eagles by her husband, who spotted them during a drive to Wells Harbor and rushed home to get his wife and her camera.

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  • Sheila Mayberry captured the beauty of the winter season while snowshoeing with her family at Sewell Woods.
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    Sheila Mayberry captured the beauty of the winter season while snowshoeing with her family at Sewell Woods.

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  • Fortune favored Jack MacDonald of Biddeford two weeks ago, when he caught sight of this barred owl on Sea Road in Kennebunk – and happened to have his camera at hand for this up-close-and-personal shot.
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    Fortune favored Jack MacDonald of Biddeford two weeks ago, when he caught sight of this barred owl on Sea Road in Kennebunk – and happened to have his camera at hand for this up-close-and-personal shot.

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  • Frequent Your Turn contributor Brian Lovering witnessed the first sunrise of winter over the Royal River in Yarmouth – a sight that included a Christmas tree atop a raft floating in the middle of the river.
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    Frequent Your Turn contributor Brian Lovering witnessed the first sunrise of winter over the Royal River in Yarmouth – a sight that included a Christmas tree atop a raft floating in the middle of the river.

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  • Erik Bartlett of South Casco captured an image of this visitor enjoying the desiccated crab apples in the yard of his sister's home in West Bowdoin.
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    Erik Bartlett of South Casco captured an image of this visitor enjoying the desiccated crab apples in the yard of his sister's home in West Bowdoin.

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  • A bluebird in Cumberland ME 
 Dick Maloon
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    A bluebird in Cumberland ME Dick Maloon

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  • Brian Lovering got a visit from this redhead last weekend. The big pileated woodpecker is a bit of a regular, enjoying the suet in Lovering's yard in North Yarmouth.
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    Brian Lovering got a visit from this redhead last weekend. The big pileated woodpecker is a bit of a regular, enjoying the suet in Lovering's yard in North Yarmouth.

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  • This eagle weathered a snowstorm in Harpswell for more than three hours, keeping its eyes peeled in hopes of spotting a meal along Ewing Narrows, where local Carol Fetters was able to get a photograph of the bird's striking visage.
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    This eagle weathered a snowstorm in Harpswell for more than three hours, keeping its eyes peeled in hopes of spotting a meal along Ewing Narrows, where local Carol Fetters was able to get a photograph of the bird's striking visage.

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  • The snow cover adds a certain majesty to Katahdin, captured from Lake Millinocket by Hope MacDonald of Millinocket.
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    The snow cover adds a certain majesty to Katahdin, captured from Lake Millinocket by Hope MacDonald of Millinocket.

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  • A bird in the hand is worth ... well, an interesting photo op, as Jan Bartlett of South Casco feeds some seeds to a chickadee. Photo by Erik Bartlett.
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    A bird in the hand is worth ... well, an interesting photo op, as Jan Bartlett of South Casco feeds some seeds to a chickadee. Photo by Erik Bartlett.

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  • A young deer finds a comfortable resting spot in Weld, and doesn't seem too disturbed by Jim Knox's camera.
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    A young deer finds a comfortable resting spot in Weld, and doesn't seem too disturbed by Jim Knox's camera.

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  • It was a beautiful dawn on Thanksgiving morning atop Gloucester Hill in New Gloucester, as captured by Brian K. Lovering of North Yarmouth.
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    It was a beautiful dawn on Thanksgiving morning atop Gloucester Hill in New Gloucester, as captured by Brian K. Lovering of North Yarmouth.

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  • Colleen Bovaird of Wells found something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving morning – the arrival of three evening grosbeaks at her bird feeder.
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    Colleen Bovaird of Wells found something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving morning – the arrival of three evening grosbeaks at her bird feeder.

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  • The supermoon that was visible earlier this week was a sight to behold for photographers, including Brian K. Lovering of New Gloucester, who took this photo of the moon over Peaks Island, with Spring Point in South Portland in the foreground.
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    The supermoon that was visible earlier this week was a sight to behold for photographers, including Brian K. Lovering of New Gloucester, who took this photo of the moon over Peaks Island, with Spring Point in South Portland in the foreground.

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  • This turkey must know Thanksgiving is near, but he couldn't hide from Carol Fetters of Harpswell, who spotted the turkey in a tree on Ewing Narrows in Harpswell.
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    This turkey must know Thanksgiving is near, but he couldn't hide from Carol Fetters of Harpswell, who spotted the turkey in a tree on Ewing Narrows in Harpswell.

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  • According to Joy Page of Sanford, this red squirrel is one of two that has made itself at home outside Page's house, enjoying the sunflower seeds that fall from the bird feeders.
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    According to Joy Page of Sanford, this red squirrel is one of two that has made itself at home outside Page's house, enjoying the sunflower seeds that fall from the bird feeders.

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  • If this bald eagle looks like he's enjoying warm weather, that's because Sue Mottice of Gray took this photo in August during an evening boat ride on Crystal Lake.
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    If this bald eagle looks like he's enjoying warm weather, that's because Sue Mottice of Gray took this photo in August during an evening boat ride on Crystal Lake.

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  • Through wind, rain and frost, this birch tree in the Scarborough backyard of Kelly Mull retained its vibrant color.
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    Through wind, rain and frost, this birch tree in the Scarborough backyard of Kelly Mull retained its vibrant color.

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  • Kick off your boots and enjoy the view! That's just what Dianne Corbin of Newfield did, capturing this look at Barren Mountain from a remote camp in Elliotsville Plantation following a long day of hiking.
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    Kick off your boots and enjoy the view! That's just what Dianne Corbin of Newfield did, capturing this look at Barren Mountain from a remote camp in Elliotsville Plantation following a long day of hiking.

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  • A pair of red-tailed hawks hover around the pines at Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, where Kennebunk resident Kristen Holmberg caught sight of them.
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    A pair of red-tailed hawks hover around the pines at Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, where Kennebunk resident Kristen Holmberg caught sight of them.

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  • Parsons Beach in Kennebunk was just the place for this heron to spread its wings, to the delight of local Kristen Holmberg, who says the handsome bird is there to stay.
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    Parson's Beach in Kennebunk was just the place for this heron to spread its wings to the delight of local Kristen Holmberg, who says the handsome bird is there to stay.

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  • With Thanksgiving just weeks away, this turkey would be well advised to fly, not walk away, from anyone who might want it on a platter. Lucky for it, Erik Bartlett was only armed with a camera as it crossed Quaker Ridge Road in Casco.
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    With Thanksgiving just weeks away, this turkey would be well advised to fly, not walk away, from anyone who might want it on a platter. Lucky for it, Erik Bartlett was only armed with a camera as it crossed Quaker Ridge Road in Casco.

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  • Pine logs in Rhonda Bibeau's yard in Raymond have been the source of a buggy feast for a couple pileated woodpeckers.
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    Pine logs in Rhonda Bibeau's yard in Raymond have been the source of a buggy feast for a couple pileated woodpeckers.

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  • It's too late for these bluebirds to nest, so maybe they're scouting the red house in the Alfred yard of Cathy Wilkie Conley as a possible roost for next spring.
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    It's too late for these bluebirds to nest, so maybe they're scouting the red house in the Alfred yard of Cathy Wilkie Conley as a possible roost for next spring.

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  • If snow geese really bring in the snow, would this pretty specimen kindly depart Maquoit Bay so the rest of us can continue to enjoy a golden autumn? By Chris Fleuriel of Brunswick.
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    If snow geese really bring in the snow, would this pretty specimen kindly depart Maquoit Bay so the rest of us can continue to enjoy a golden autumn? By Chris Fleuriel of Brunswick.

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  • Kathy Brown, visiting from Fenton, Michigan, caught sight of one of our resident blue herons wading the shore of Mill Cove in Spruce Head.
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    Kathy Brown, visiting from Fenton, Michigan, caught sight of one of our resident blue herons wading the shore of Mill Cove in Spruce Head.

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  • Streaked Mountain, near South Paris, offered fine foliage earlier this month, and Amy Burgess of Bridgton was there to capture it.
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    Streaked Mountain, near South Paris, offered fine foliage earlier this month, and Amy Burgess of Bridgton was there to capture it.

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  • A black bear enjoys licking clean a grill grate behind the Sunrise Shack restaurant in Glen, N.H., just as Scarborough's George Schroth happened to be walking his dog while waiting for a table.
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    A black bear enjoys licking clean a grill grate behind the Sunrise Shack restaurant in Glen, N.H., just as Scarborough's George Schroth happened to be walking his dog while waiting for a table.

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  • A recent foggy morning at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport provided an almost mythical scene, one Francis J. Kleeman of Kennebunk was eager to share.
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    A recent foggy morning at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport provided an almost mythical scene, one Francis J. Kleeman of Kennebunk was eager to share.

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  • Pat Corea of Scarborough discovered this handsome stowaway while bringing the houseplants back inside for the winter.
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    Pat Corea of Scarborough discovered this handsome stowaway while bringing the houseplants back inside for the winter.

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  • Like bookends, two woodpeckers feast on suet while the goldfinches opt for seeds at the feeder in the Scarborough yard of Russ Burleigh and Joan Steinberg.
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    Like bookends, two woodpeckers feast on suet while the goldfinches opt for seeds at the feeder in the Scarborough yard of Russ Burleigh and Joan Steinberg.

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  • It's autumn in all its golden array under a cloudless sky on a lakefront along Route 17 near Byron. Life really can't get much better than this scene captured by Kelsie West-Ezzo of Brunswick.
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    It's autumn in all its golden array under a cloudless sky on a lakefront along Route 17 near Byron. Life really can't get much better than this scene captured by Kelsie West-Ezzo of Brunswick.

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  • There's just room enough on the tip of the log for one turtle – and a small one at that – to catch some rays on a bright October day at one of the smaller ponds in Evergreen Cemetery, where Nancy Posey of Portland was enjoying a stroll.
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    There's just room enough on the tip of the log for one turtle – and a small one at that – to catch some rays on a bright October day at one of the smaller ponds in Evergreen Cemetery, where Nancy Posey of Portland was enjoying a stroll.

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  • Looking like a decoy, a drake wades in a Wayne lake before departing for places unknown – possibly because he couldn't attract a companion, at least not while Fred Degnan of Fayette was watching.
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    Looking like a decoy, a drake wades in a Wayne lake before departing for places unknown – possibly because he couldn't attract a companion, at least not while Fred Degnan of Fayette was watching.

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  • Cathy Wilkie Conley doesn't usually need a reminder to feed the birds in her Alfred yard, but this critter served as something of a wakeup call before she could even consume her first cup of coffee on a recent morning. And the feed isn't even meant for him!
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    Cathy Wilkie Conley doesn't usually need a reminder to feed the birds in her Alfred yard, but this critter served as something of a wakeup call before she could even consume her first cup of coffee on a recent morning. And the feed isn't even meant for him!

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  • The anteater of the woodpecker family – the northern flicker– scouts the Jackman grass for whatever insects may still be crawling around, along with any fruits and berries made available during the harvest season.
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    The anteater of the woodpecker family – the northern flicker– scouts the Jackman grass for whatever insects may still be crawling around, along with any fruits and berries made available during the harvest season.

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  • A common merganser hen swims parallel with Wendy Mae Chambers’ kayak as she hunts small fish in the Moose River.
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    A common merganser hen swims parallel with Wendy Mae Chambers’ kayak as she hunts small fish in the Moose River.

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  • There's still enough pollen in Roger Marchand's Gorham yard to attract honeybees, and they had better be worker bees as dropping temps will soon send them back to the hive where they'll consume their stored honey to produce enough heat to sustain the population until flowers are again blooming.
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    There's still enough pollen in Roger Marchand's Gorham yard to attract honeybees, and they had better be worker bees as dropping temps will soon send them back to the hive where they'll consume their stored honey to produce enough heat to sustain the population until flowers are again blooming.

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  • It may not look too appetizing, but Hericium – also known as comb tooth fungus – is among the edible mushrooms, which means that Bill Preis, of Bridgton, may have a nice feast on his hands if he chooses to remove it from the bark.
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    It may not look too appetizing, but Hericium – also known as comb tooth fungus – is among the edible mushrooms, which means that Bill Preis, of Bridgton, may have a nice feast on his hands if he chooses to remove it from the bark.

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  • Pecking away at fresh suet at Chris Fleuriel's feeder in Brunswick was easier than banging its beak on wood.
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    Pecking away at fresh suet at Chris Fleuriel's feeder in Brunswick was easier than banging its beak on wood.

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  • Reminder to anglers: Don't use lead sinkers on Big Wood Pond in Jackman – or anywhere else. They can be lethal to loons such as this one swimming by Wendy Mae Chambers.
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    Reminder to anglers: Don't use lead sinkers on Big Wood Pond in Jackman – or anywhere else. They can be lethal to loons such as this one swimming by Wendy Mae Chambers.

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  • Its southbound migration imminent, a monarch butterly nourishes itself on flowers planted by volunteer caretakers on Biddeford's 110-acre Timber Point Trail where Brad Woodward of Old Orchard Beach was enjoying an early autumn walk.
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    Its southbound migration imminent, a monarch butterly nourishes itself on flowers planted by volunteer caretakers on Biddeford's 110-acre Timber Point Trail where Brad Woodward of Old Orchard Beach was enjoying an early autumn walk.

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  • A bald eagle overlooks Lovejoy Pond where Fayette resident Fred Degnan was there to admire the handsome raptor.
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    A bald eagle overlooks Lovejoy Pond where Fayette resident Fred Degnan was there to admire the handsome raptor.

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  • It's the dawning of another day at York's Long Sands Beach, where the water is still OK for swimming for the hardier types. By Yvonne Migneault of Acton.
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    It's the dawning of another day at York's Long Sands Beach, where the water is still OK for swimming for the hardier types. By Yvonne Migneault of Acton.

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  • Jack McDonald of Biddeford sighted this hawk soaring above Pool Street and Bridge Road on his way to work.
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    Jack McDonald of Biddeford sighted this hawk soaring above Pool Street and Bridge Road on his way to work.

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  • It was a first-time meeting recently between this little bird and 80-year-old Jean Wallace-Fearon of Ogunquit, who found the creature perching unafraid on a limb by the Marginal Way.
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    It was a first-time meeting recently between this little bird and 80-year-old Jean Wallace-Fearon of Ogunquit, who found the creature perching unafraid on a limb by the Marginal Way.

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  • Frequent contributor Brian Lovering of North Yarmouth enjoyed the sunset from Scarborough on the final day of summer. A fitting way to end the season.
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    Frequent contributor Brian Lovering of North Yarmouth enjoyed the sunset from Scarborough on the final day of summer. A fitting way to end the season.

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  • Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth is all aglow on Sept. 16, silhoutted by the rising full moon, as captured by Craig C. Shaknis of Naples.
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    Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth is all aglow on Sept. 16, silhoutted by the rising full moon, as captured by Craig C. Shaknis of Naples.

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  • This large moth, likely a cecropia, alighted on Patrick Flynn's window in Skowhegan in June. The insect had about a 4-inch wingspan.
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    This large moth, likely a cecropia, alighted on Patrick Flynn's window in Skowhegan in June. The insect had about a 4-inch wingspan.

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  • Residential Kennebunkport may be a safe place for this big critter to hang his hatrack once moose hunting season begins. Might as well homestead now near Martha Huestis' house. The birds won't mind, as long as he leaves the feeder alone.
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    Residential Kennebunkport may be a safe place for this big critter to hang his hatrack once moose hunting season begins. Might as well homestead now near Martha Huestis' house. The birds won't mind, as long as he leaves the feeder alone.

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  • Feasting on Gorham's plants will turn this eastern black swallowtail caterpillar into a butterfly that will make an even nicer photo subject for Renee Dugas.
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    Feasting on Gorham's plants will turn this eastern black swallowtail caterpillar into a butterfly that will make an even nicer photo subject for Renee Dugas.

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  • There wasn't any smoke on the water but there sure seemed to be fire in the sky when Jeannine Sullivan took this stirring photo of a late summer sunset from Portland's Munjoy Hill.
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    There wasn't any smoke on the water but there sure seemed to be fire in the sky when Jeannine Sullivan took this stirring photo of a late summer sunset from Portland's Munjoy Hill.

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  • Soon this young seal will be on its own, but for now it can wait patiently for mother to return from the chilly waters off Acadia National Park with some free-range fish. By Ignacio Pessoa of Mount Desert Island.
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    Soon this young seal will be on its own, but for now it can wait patiently for mother to return from the chilly waters off Acadia National Park with some free-range fish. By Ignacio Pessoa of Mount Desert Island.

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  • Usually we're told to remove the bird feeders come springtime when the black bears are extra hungry after their long hibernation. But this one must be snacking up before the big nap, to the chagrin of the usual diners on Yvonne Dickson's porch in Buxton.
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    Usually we're told to remove the bird feeders come springtime when the black bears are extra hungry after their long hibernation. But this one must be snacking up before the big nap, to the chagrin of the usual diners on Yvonne Dickson's porch in Buxton.

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  • This little sparrow seems to be dancing for Flick Coleman at Ogunquit Beach – or maybe auditioning to replace the penguin logo on golf shirts.
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    This little sparrow seems to be dancing for Flick Coleman at Ogunquit Beach – or maybe auditioning to replace the penguin logo on golf shirts.

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  • A common tern on a mooring buoy in Falmouth says hello to Greely High teacher and coach Doug Pride.
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    A common tern on a mooring buoy in Falmouth says hello to Greely High teacher and coach Doug Pride.

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  • Pam Nolan of East Boothbay encountered this praying mantis in Trevett on a beautiful August evening.
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    Pam Nolan of East Boothbay encountered this praying mantis in Trevett on a beautiful August evening.

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  • George Kostovick of Harrison spotted this toad hunting in the moss.
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    George Kostovick of Harrison spotted this toad hunting in the moss.

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  • Bill Preis of Bridgton found a cecropia moth larva in his yard at Merryfield Cove in Bridgton. The caterpillar will eventually become a moth with a wingspan of 4 to 6.3 inches.
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    Bill Preis of Bridgton found a cecropia moth larva in his yard at Merryfield Cove in Bridgton. The caterpillar will eventually become a moth with a wingspan of 4 to 6.3 inches.

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  • This blue heron was fishing in the waters of Panther Run, right next to Veterans Memorial Park in Raymond, said Erik Bartlett of South Casco.
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    This blue heron was fishing in the waters of Panther Run, right next to Veterans Memorial Park in Raymond, said Erik Bartlett of South Casco.

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  • Madeleine Love of New Gloucester said this chipmunk got into the bird feeder through a broken plastic panel that bent inward, but not out. Fortunately, she saw the chipmunk's predicament and let it loose.
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    Madeleine Love of New Gloucester said this chipmunk got into the bird feeder through a broken plastic panel that bent inward, but not out. Fortunately, she saw the chipmunk's predicament and let it loose.

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  • A juvenile red-tailed hawk seems to be peeking at Jennifer Steele of the Fort Williams Park Foundation
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    A juvenile red-tailed hawk seems to be peeking at Jennifer Steele of the Fort Williams Park Foundation as she snaps this photo near the park's new children's garden.

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  • These painted turtles had plenty of company at Pettingill Pond in Windham, according to photographer Dave Ennis, who counted 12 turtles sunning themselves on three logs.
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    These painted turtles had plenty of company at Pettingill Pond in Windham, according to photographer Dave Ennis, who counted 12 turtles sunning themselves on three logs.

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  • We're not sure which dance step the snowy egret in the middle was doing recently at Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston, but it makes for an interesting photo, submitted by Hope Creighton of Thomaston.
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    We're not sure which dance step the snowy egret in the middle was doing recently at Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston, but it makes for an interesting photo, submitted by Hope Creighton of Thomaston.

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  • Patrick Morin of Brunswick says this woodchuck has made himself at home under his family's porch, and he sometimes peeks through the front windows. He also eagerly poses for photos when offered a treat.
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    Patrick Morin of Brunswick says this woodchuck has made himself at home under his family's porch, and he sometimes peeks through the front windows. He also eagerly poses for photos when offered a treat.

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  • It's lunch time for this great blue heron at Wandby Beach in Kennebunkport, as Kristen Holmberg of Kennebunk snapped this well-timed photo.
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    It's lunch time for this great blue heron at Wandby Beach in Kennebunkport, as Kristen Holmberg of Kennebunk snapped this well-timed photo.

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  • Tina Richard of Clinton was walking on her favorite trail recently when she saw this juvenile green heron. Unfortunately, she hasn't seen the heron since.
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    Tina Richard of Clinton was walking on her favorite trail recently when she saw this juvenile green heron. Unfortunately, she hasn't seen the heron since.

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