More Birds

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I’m finally making my way through all the shots from the last trip to Machias Seal Island. Unfortunately this provides a great opportunity for Fergus to get some of the attention he and his brother are lacking these days.

It’s bad enough that he thinks I should work one handed, but when he starts swatting the keyboard and changing the photo settings the two of us have a discussion. He’s currently sulking on the floor.

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A very large, long necked, diving bird hung around for a few days. We went through every page of the bird book trying to identify it. We failed.

Photos wouldn’t help anybody – he stayed far enough offshore that the long lens would be necessary to capture his obvious charms. I’ll try again if he returns.

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There is another new resident in the cove as well. A very very very large bald eagle has decided this is his territory. He sits on top of a rock and anytime one of the eagles who nest around here think they’re going to get something to eat he charges.

I’ve named him Baracus – although he is magnificent, he has a seriously bad attitude.

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My posts may be more erratic this week – I have at least two trips planned to Saint John in the next 7 days. This will seriously eat in to my nap time.

Fergus and Duff will tell you my priorities are messed up. I tell them winter is coming and they’ll get quite tired of me very soon. 🙂

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