I have the greatest time in Maine. Just got back from 7 days there. Can’t wait to go back. I saw scads of birds. In the spring it’s warblers – small, fleeting little birds, mostly 60 feet up in the tree tops. Some came down low once in a while.
black-throated blue warbler.
Pileated woodpecker holes – just to tease me. These large birds always elude me. I only get fleeting glimpses.
yell0w-rumped warbler, female.
black & white warbler, not quite still enough.
flyover Great Blue Heron.
Most common bird in the Maine woods this past week was the ovenbird. I saw many, but they. like most warblers, are never still. barely got this one.
Common yellowthroat. They love the water.
Chestnut-sided warbler. many of these around.
got him even better.
More pileated ativity, recent too.
Then they screamed in = lousy grey day. but I had to shoot ’em. Didn’t try to get closer, they only stayed a couple minutes.
I also had a great bunch of students at Lie-Nielsen, carving spoons. I didn’t shoot much, too busy watching 13 people w axes & knives. maybe 3 band-aids, and some of those were an employee! Next spoon class there is first weekend in October. This one was full, I expect the October one will be also. http://www.lie-nielsen.com/weekend-workshop/1-ww-pf-sc14
It looks like nothing is happening, but look at the floor. these people wouldn’t even stop for lunch. we had a day with glorious weather & I took off to look for birds. Only 2 students came outside. the others kept carving.
6 thoughts on “Maine trip report”
Peter, thank you for a wonderful, illuminating class! You made spoon carving feed our spirits! Sue in Chapel Hill
Now you’ve got me watching birds. Whenever I shut the sawmill down for a break, I am amazed at how many birds there are flitting about doing there thing. When I was a kid there was some sort of woodpecker that tried to eat the side of our house. I got used to it after a while.
“their”, not “there”.
nice birds, and many spoons and two Pileateds, wow; fresh holes cool.
Always enjoy your photos, thanks! Really like the spoon I bought from you. It’s the first tool out of the drawer when our young engineer in residence cooks. Very handy!
Reblogged this on b19y and commented:
Hey that’s me!