Maine 2014 – Odds and Ends

Common Eider at Bar Harbor, Maine, 7/27/14.
A very relaxed looking male Common Eider at Bar Harbor, Maine, 7/27/14.

I finally got through the last of my photos from our trip to Maine. There is no common thread, these are simply photos from the trip that did not fit into any previous posts, but that I wanted to share.

A female Common Eider rests on a rock on the shore. Bar Harbor, Maine 7/27/14.
A female Common Eider rests on a rock on the shore. Bar Harbor, Maine 7/27/14.
We saw this Common Eider from the Shore Path at Bar Harbor, Maine 726/14.
We saw this Common Eider from the Shore Path at Bar Harbor, Maine 726/14.
I was happy to discover this Black Guillemot so close to the shore while we where having a delicious meal at Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine 7/31/14.
I was happy to discover this Black Guillemot so close to the shore while we where having a delicious meal at Thurston’s Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine 7/31/14.
Also seen from Thurston's Lobster Pound, I love this shot of a Common Tern - it is SOOC (straight out of camera).
Also seen from Thurston’s Lobster Pound, I love this shot of a Common Tern – it is SOOC (straight out of camera).
One more Common Tern shot. This seems to be a tough bird to get a good photo of, I took a LOT of tern photos in Maine and only a very few were any good. This was also at Thurston's Lobster Pound in
One more Common Tern shot. This seems to be a tough bird to get a good photo of, I took a LOT of tern photos in Maine and only a very few were any good. This was also at Thurston’s Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine 7/31/14.
I finally got a puffed up egret shot. Snowy Egret at Ogunquit Beach, Maine 7/26/14.
I finally got a puffed up egret shot. Snowy Egret at Ogunquit Beach, Maine 7/26/14.
One of six life birds I got during the trip - Piping Plover at Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
One of six life birds I got during the trip – Piping Plover at Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
Very cute bird - Piping Plover at Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
Cute bird – Piping Plover at Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
Piping Plover at Ogunquit Beach, 7/26/14.
Piping Plover at Ogunquit Beach, 7/26/14.
One of my favorites, I happy to finally get close enough for a decent shot. Bonaparte's Gull at Ogunquit Beach, 7/26/14.
One of my favorites, I happy to finally get close enough for a decent shot. Bonaparte’s Gull at Ogunquit Beach, 7/26/14.
Sweet bird. Bonaparte's Gull in Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
Sweet bird. Bonaparte’s Gull in Ogunquit, Maine 7/26/14.
On our last day in Bar Harbor we walked a trail near Indian Point, Maine and found a pair of Spotted Sandpipers on the rocky beach. 8/2/14.
On our last day in Bar Harbor we walked a trail near Indian Point, Maine and found a pair of Spotted Sandpipers on the rocky beach. 8/2/14.

4 thoughts on “Maine 2014 – Odds and Ends”

  1. Matt
    Great shots. My favorite is the Guillemot.
    On the way home from church today the Egret, Green Herons and the Little Blue Heron were still present at 17K pond. There were some other shorebirds that were just a little too far for my inexperienced eyes to ID, but I did see a Killdeer.

    I will get them posted this week. Maybe tonight if I don’t get called to work.

    Did you pass the bird bug to Tricia yet?

    Wilma

    1. Wilma,

      I love the Guillemot. We saw so many while we were there but this was the only one I saw up close. I saw your pics from the 17K pond – very nice. Tricia likes to bird, but she prefers to do pottery, so that usually wins out. Matt

  2. Love these shots! Haven’t made it back to Maine in over 3 years & am missing it. Ogunquit & Wells Harbor were always regular stops for birding, swimming, & fishing, so it was nice to see shots from when you went there. Another trip to Acadia is long overdue. The 1st eider was great, but then you topped it with the piping plover shots. Love the 1st one’s unusual pose. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Marianne, glad you liked them. Maine is such a great place – all that coastline, you could never see it all! Take Care, Matt

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