POTD 6/30/20

June 30, 2020 - BEAVER POND ORCHID - A pair of Rose Pagonia blooms on the beaver pond. This and other wetland orchids suffer from degrad...
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POTD 6/29/20

June 29, 2020 - MEAL ON THE WING - Mother Tree Swallow feeds a dragonfly to one of her newly fledged chicks at the beaver pond yesterday...
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POTD 6/28/20

June 28, 2020 - Woodpeckers are primarily insectivores and Sapsuckers, like this female Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, use a unique foraging...
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POTD 6/27/20

June 27, 2020 - LOCAL COLOR - The little green bee belongs to the most common group of sweat bees in the Western Hemisphere - genus Agap...
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POTD 6/26/20

June 26, 2020 - Fledgling Hairy Woodpecker, on left, is fed by her somewhat smaller mother Hairy Woodpecker at the backyard suet. Woodpe...
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POTD 6/25/20

June 25, 2020 - CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK - Baby Common Eider ducklings with mother on the Maine Coast. They live in flocks near shoals - t...
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POTD 6/24/20

June 24, 2020 - DON'T BUG ME - A swarm of tiny bee-like bugs cluster over a blooming Hydrangea... perfect for any and all bug eating bir...
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POTD 6/23/20

June 23, 2020 - Red-Spotted Purple adding some new color to the patio garden as it forages on Pinks along the walk. We have had tons of...
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POTD 6/22/20

June 22, 2020 - EBLOW ROOM - Heron chicks are getting big for the nest - as one claims a little elbow room in the nest on the beaver pon...
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POTD 6/21/20

June 21, 2020 - Mother Eastern Kingbird feeds insects to her newly hatched chicks at the beaver pond. Chicks hatch nearly naked with eye...
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POTD 6/20/20

June 20, 2020 - THE EARLY BIRD...you know the saying. It has been calculated that a single Robin can eat 14 feet of earthworms a day. Th...
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POTD 6/19/20

June 19, 2020 - FOXY - Cute little Gray Fox stopped by the yard yesterday. Field guide says they are active day or night, but secretive.
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POTD 6/18/20

June 18, 2020 - WATCHING - Male Tree Swallow watches for his mate to return as the two of them tag-team food foraging and feeding. Tree...
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POTD 6/17/20

June 16, 2020 - FRAGRANT WATER-LILY - Lily pads with their delicate blooms cover parts of the beaver pond. Most of the water-Lilies are...
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POTD 6/16/20

June 16, 2020 - SKY BLUE WATER - Beaver on the beaver pond with cloudy evening sky reflected on the water.
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POTD 6/15/20

June 14, 2020 - HERON CHICK UPDATE - Some of the Heron chicks at the beaver pond are getting pretty big. They are in the nest alone most...
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POTD 6/14/20

June 14, 2020 - BEAVERS ON THE POND - The Beaver family showed up yesterday at the beaver pond - four of them of various sizes were work...
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POTD 6/13/20

June 12, 2020 - SILVER-BORDERED FRITILLARY - We are always excited to see the Fritillary Butterflies show up in early Summer - thinking...
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POTD 6/12/20

June 11, 2020 - Purple Finch - Is the New Hampshire state bird and is in the family Fringillidae - small to medium size birds with conic...
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POTD 6/11/20

June 10, 2020 - MAKE YOUR MARK - A Black Bear enjoying a good scratch on a marking tree near our yard. Black Bears mark trees by clawing...
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POTD 6/10/20

June 10, 2020 - BIG SNAPPER - A huge Snapping Turtle suns on the beaver pond. We had spotted it a couple of years ago and saw it again y...
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POTD 6/9/20

June 09, 2020 - FAMILY SCENE - Heron chicks watch as "dad" heads off in search of dinner. Adult Herons take turns watching the nest and...
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POTD 6/8/20

June 08, 2020 - FLASHY ENTRANCE - Male Northern Cardinal makes a flashy entrance at the feeder. Named for it's bright red color, like th...
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POTD 6/7/20

June 06, 2020 - TABLE'S TURNED - A large Snapping Turtle crosses our black cat's path as she keeps a close eye on the stranger on the dr...
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POTD 6/6/20

June 05, 2020 - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Phlox
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POTD 6/5/20

June 05, 2020 - GOOD CATCH - Robin snags a grub worm on his hunt in the yard. A hunting Robin moves in short bursts across the ground -...
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POTD 6/4/20

June 04, 2020 - BALTIMORE ORIOLE - Male Baltimore Oriole checks out the feeder situation. Most Oriole species are resident in the tropic...
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POTD 6/3/20

June 02, 2020 - KING OF THE ISLAND - Even thought they often bask in groups, this Painted Turtle has a spot all to himself on the beaver...
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6/2/20

June 01, 2020 - LET'S TRY THESE BABIES OUT - Recently feathered Heron chick does some practice wing flaps in the nest. Heron chicks are...
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POTD 6/1/20

June 01, 2020 - HOVER HUMMER - Hummingbirds can hover in place because their wings twist to generate lift on both forward and backward s...
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