Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of September 21, 2017

HUMMINGBIRD OR MOTH?: Eric Austin, of China, snapped this sphinx moth, AKA hummingbird moth, in one of his mother’s flower beds.

 

GROWING UP: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this eaglet while on a walk on her favorite trail.

 

FIREBALL: Tawni Lively, of Winslow, captured this fireball sunset following the recent eclipse.

Area residents capture nature’s best on camera (Give Us Your Best Shot!)

A female, left, and male evening grosbeaks visit Pat Clark, in Palermo, on occasion.

 

Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped these two, a blue jay on the left, and cardinal on the right, competing for some grub.

 

Michelle Shores, of Waterville, photographed these lilies in her garden recently.

 

Tina Richard, of Clinton, snapped these two bald eagles in their nest earlier this year.

 

Eric Austin, of China, photographed this young porcupine stopping to take a break in his yard this past spring.

 

A tufted titmouse gathers Emily Poulin’s dog’s hair, probably as nesting material, in South China. She puts the hair out following the dog’s brushings.

Give Us Your Best Shot!, week of June 29, 2017

PINK SKY AT NIGHT…: Pat Clark, of Palermo, captured this sunset recently.

 

THREE’S A CROWD: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped these squirrels sharing a meal.

 

EAT UP!: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this bald eagle gathering food.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of June 15, 2017

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, has been busy with his camera lately.

A great blue heron wades through the water near his home.

 

As a red squirrel chomps away on some food, a bird in a nearby nest watches carefully.

 

Two gold finch perch at a feeder, almost looking like a mirror image.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of May 18, 2017

LOON WAGGLE: Emily Poulin, of China, captured this loon foot waggle last fall.

 

JAYS ARE BACK: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this bluejay at his feeders recently.

 

FIRST ORIOLE: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, snapped the first Baltimore Oriole she has seen this spring.

Give Us Your Best Shot!, Week of April 20, 2017

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Frank Dore, of Skowhegan, snapped this pair of cardinals last winter.

 

KEEPING VIGIL: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed these bald eagles from her favorite trail in Winslow.

 

IS IT SPRING?: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, caught this chipmunk peering out from a snowbank recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of April 13, 2017

SIGN OF SPRING: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped these pussy willows in March.

 

IN A FOG: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed the church shrouded in fog.

 

FREQUENT VISITOR: Gene Kinnaly, of South China, was finally able to snap a photo of this barred owl that frequents his home.

Give Us Your Best Shot! (compilation) Week of February 2, 2017

Catching up on Your Best Shots:
Local camera buffs submitted many good photos in 2016

Pat Clark, in Palermo, captured this raven in a tree behind her home.

 

Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, took this foliage photo last fall.

 

Susan Lohnes, of China, took this photo in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

 

Emily Poulin, of China, photographed these water droplets on a spider web.

 

Tina Richard, of Clinton, snapped this female hummingbird on a branch.

 

Eric Austin, of China, captured this beautiful sunset last fall.

 

David Bolduc, of Waterville, snapped this trestle of flowers last summer.

 

Susie True, of Chelsea, caught this chipmunk eating some jelly.

 

Bob Poulin, of Winslow, snapped this chipmunk playing hide-and-seek from a rain downspout.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of January 12, 2017

COLORFUL SUNSET: Tina Richard, of Clinton, captured this sunset recently.

 

BEAUTY AFTER THE BEAST: Tawni Lively, of Winslow, snapped this winter wonderland following the recent nor’easter.

 

ICY BLUE JAY: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, photographed this blue jay in a frozen tree.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of December 21, 2016

LAST WESTERN TRIP: During their last run out west in their camper, Pat Clark and husband, of Palermo, snapped these spectacular photographs. From top to bottom, a glacier, Mesa Verde, and Monument Valley.

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