A female common goldeneye with two chicks on Upper South Branch Pond in Maine’s Baxter State Park. A short portage trail from Lower South Branch Pond provides access to the Upper Pond when the water level is low.
A great blue heron in Great Meadow Stream, between North and Great Ponds in the Belgrade Lakes region. Photographing from a kayak offers some great opportunities to view wildlife that I’d not see otherwise, yet poses some special challenges when there’s a current or choppy water. Vibration reduction and fast shutter speeds make capturing images like these possible.
Three tree swallows wait for their momma to bring lunch.
I’ve observed three pairs of sandhill cranes in the Belgrade Lakes area. These two adults are trailed by a juvenile in a marsh on the northern shore of Great Pond.
A red-winged blackbird preparing to land on a cattail.
Lunch time for this newly-hatched loon chick in Great Pond.
I spent a lot of time at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta this season, where I had the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds.
A great blue heron wrestles with lunch in Great Meadow Stream between North and Great Ponds in Maine’s Belgrade Lakes region.
A great blue heron photographed from my kayak on Pushaw Stream.
Black guillemots hanging out on a ledge on Otter Cliff at Acadia National Park.