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Tuesday Tune: A Month Of Migration

photographs by Brian Willson Alder Flycatcher Black-and-White Warbler Ovenbird Yellow Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Common Yellowthroat Field Sparrow Scarlet Tanager Ovenbird Chestnut-sided Warbler Eastern Kingbird Gray Catbird Scarlet Tanager Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Tea Time

photographs, video, and text by Brian Willson The towhees were singing this morning at Beech Hill. “Drink your tea!” all over the place. I put together a little video. I also got a look (or listen) at three first-of-year species—including a Black-throated Green warbler, which was wholly unexpected and seemed kind of early, actually. Third […]

Bird Song

haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist I heard the song of the Black-and-white Warbler, which sounds like a squeaky wheel turning, on my walk to work this morning. One of the earliest warblers to arrive each spring, this was the first one I’d heard this year. Warbler song– the warmest weather rolls in on its […]

Tuesday Tune: Yellow Rumped Warbler

photographs by Brian Willson Pussy willow blooms, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2015.

Advent, Day 11: Adventures of a New Maine Birder

Dear readers, Join The Maine for an adventure a day, each day of this advent season — big or small, by land or sea, with friends or solo, in image or word, exuberant or contemplative, real or conceptual. We live in a state of wonder, its wide open spaces anticipating our hope and joy. Brian Willson has been […]

Tuesday Tunes

photograph and text by Brian Willson What does a Black-Throated Green Warbler sound like? Zee, zee, ZOO, zee! Assuming you can endure the deerfly swarms long enough to stand for a moment in the woods these days, you might well hear—amid the voices of the red-eyed vireo and the hermit thrush and the occasional eastern […]

The Daily Change

photographs and text by Brian Willson All our days are different. Never mind “stuck in a rut,” or “another day, another dollar.” Every day is unique and special somehow—whether only a combination of the time of year and our chronological age, the people we happen to see, what we happen to laugh at, why we […]

Tuesday Tunes

photograph by Brian Willson What does an American Redstart sound like? Tsee, tsee, tsee, tsee, tsway! There’s a small bird singing just now in our woods and thickets. It’s one of our many resident wood-warbler species. It tends to be shy and secretive, and it’s song is fairly nondescript — but if you happen to […]

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