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    Cardinal, a spot of color Yvonne Dickson, Buxton

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    Barry Allen of Norway spotted a barred owl, with snow on its head, hanging out during a snowstorm and diligently watching the activity at a bird feeder.

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    Dave Cowan of Cumberland also had a visit from a barred owl near the bird feeders. The owl quickly pounced and flew to a nearby post with a tasty midwinter morsel.

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    Craig Robinson of Gorham gets entertained daily with what he calls a turkey circus. He said they number about 40 each visit. Some strut, some fight, some sit in the tree and some ignore the rest.

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    Erik Bartlett of South Casco took this photo of a female cardinal with a sunflower seed hull hanging out of her beak.

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    Chessell McGee of Cumberland Foreside took a picture of a porcupine climbing a tree on Varnum Pond in Temple. No, those are not antennae, but branches from the tree with a glimmering orb in the sky.

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    Until this season, Erik Bartlett seldom saw a red-bellied woodpecker at his South Casco home, but this distinctive one has hung around quite a bit lately. No complaints from Bartlett.

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    A rose-breasted grosbeak enjoys the sun in a maple tree while his mate partakes at a nearby feeder at Glenn Parkinson's Freeport home.

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    Dave Ennis of Windham hadn't seen one of these fellows on his feeder for months. But right before the storm …

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    Richard Schilling of Portland saw a robin hanging out in a snowy fir tree. Maybe it's a sign of an early spring.

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    Tammy Davis of Appleton was in the right place at the right time to capture this shot of an amazing eagle in Warren, who didn't really mind the intrusion while enjoying his lunch.

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    Erik Bartlett surmises that this chubby-cheeked critter was gathering nesting material outside of Bartlett's home in South Casco. The chipmunk was kind enough to wait around for a portrait.

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    Jon Clark caught this deer making a late-night visit to his bird feeders in Cape Elizabeth, making for a fine way to end the day before heading off to bed.

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    Rich Chasse was favored with a visit from this wise-looking barred owl to his yard in Kennebunk.

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