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Bird Watching Photos - MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE

     
Photo We almost always see a few Bald Eagles on the ferry ride from the mainland to Monhegan Island.
Photo by John Puschock
Gray Seals love to bask on this island at the north end of Monhegan.
Photo by Ron Simpson
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Photo The Island Inn, as seen when we approach the dock. It's a wonderful place to stay.
Photo by Les Eastman, tour participant
The spacious porch and yard of the Island Inn is a comfortable meeting spot, overlooking the harbor.
Photo by Bob Schutsky, tour leader
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Photo The lighthouse and former fog bell, a great vantage point for hawk watching.
Photo by Kim Schutsky, tour participant
The view from the lighthouse, with the Island Inn being the prominent building in front of Manana Island.
Photo by Bob Schutsky, tour leader
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Photo Almost our first bird one year was a Say's Phoebe, a vagrant from the western US. It is about to eat a cutworm.
Photo by Renee Perst, a cooperative bystander with a camera!
One of many warblers that we should see is a Tennessee Warbler.
Photo by Rick Greenspun
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Photo Red-headed Woodpecker is a showy, rare migrant. It is always a treat to find one.
Photo by Steve Dale
A common migrant is the Common Yellowthroat, one of the wood warblers. This is an adult male.
Photo by Tom Amico
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Photo We sometimes see several Dickcissels in a single day. They have a very unique call note as they fly overhead.
Photo by Tom Amico
Prothonotary Warbler is an excellent find, a reverse migrant from the south.
Photo by Tom Amico
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Photo Ring-necked Pheasants are easily seen and frequently heard.
Photo by Tom Amico
White-eyed Vireo is an unexpected migrant from the south . . .
Photo by Barry Ulman
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Photo . . . as is this Kentucky Warbler.
Photo by Dick Scribner
If a night-heron is found, it is invariably at the Ice Pond, the only fresh water pond on the island. This is an adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
Photo by Steve Dale
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Photo John Puschock's group found a true rarity in 2010, a Black Skimmer. It was pushed in by a large storm system.
Photo by John Puschock, tour leader
The view from Whitehead, looking over the open Atlantic. It's a great spot for seabirds and whales, and picking out distant landmarks on the horizon. Photo by Bob Schutsky, tour leader Photo
Photo Part of the group resting after the hike to the east side of the island. Monhegan is 0.5 miles wide and 1.5 miles long, with 17 miles of hiking trails. Best of all: no cars.
Photo by Keith McAllister
Monhegan is a fishing community. One of their specialties is lobstering.
Photo by Kim Schutsky, tour participant
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Photo A Monhegan-themed holiday wreath!
Photo by Les Eastman, tour participant
And, it is a well known artists' colony, with many sculptures on the island, such as this one in front of the Shining Sails.
Photo by Bob Schutsky, tour leader
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Photo Yard art abounds on the island. What could be more appropriate than a pink-lipped polka dot fish?
Photo by Les Eastman, tour participant
More yard art, with some very intricate carving.
Photo by Les Eastman, tour participant
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Photo Adirondack chairs on the front lawn of the Island Inn. What a way to end the day!
Photo by Kim Schutsky
Look up, a Whimbrel! One more southbound migrant as we finish our day. Well, not quite finished. We still have a luscious dinner to look forward to.
Photo by Steve Dale
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