There are many bird species found year-round in Maine, but the changing seasons also bring many new species. Some are passing through, migrating from one place in the world to another, staying for just hours or a few days to rest and refuel for the next leg of the journey. Others stay longer, sometimes for a whole season, or maybe just longer vacation than a few days. In any case, if you’ve got a feeder with a variety of seeds, it’s likely you’ll catch some unusual species mixed in with the regular and more common birds like the Maine state bird, the black-capped chickadee.
This small gallery represents about two hours of watching for birds to photograph at home in Lincolnville on May 23. As more birds visit the feeders and I’m lucky enough to be around, with my camera at the ready, more photos will be added and the photo gallery will be brought back around.
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