A weekly display of the best pictures taken locally by our readers in Central Maine!

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Mud season arrived on time; with a glimpse of summer

Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this sail boat on China Lake on one of the summer-like days the area experienced over the last week.

 

Eli Cates, sitting, with his younger brother Isaac, demonstrate what happens when you don’t buy your kids electronic devices. (Photo courtesy of Emily Cates)

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of April 25, 2019

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THREE’S COMPANY: Tina Richard, of Clinton, snapped these deer feeding in her backyard.

 

STORMY SKIES: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this eery-looking sky above China Lake.

 

THE BIRDS!: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, caught these crows, flying over Waterville, looking to roost for the night.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of April 18, 2019

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FROZEN SUNSET: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, captured this sunset over a frozen China Lake.

 

COUNT THEM: Pat Clark, of Palermo, snapped these two dozen grackles in her back yard.

 

LONER: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, photographed this bluebird on her deck.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of March 28, 2019

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MOM AND YOUNG: A doe with her little one in a bog, in Clinton, snapped by Tina Richard, of Clinton.

 

LOOKING FOR DIRECTIONS: Willian van Wickler, of China, caught this owl sitting on a street sign at the entrance to his road.

 

SPRING CARDINAL: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this male cardinal perched in a tree.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of February 21, 2019

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BUSY CAMERA1: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, was busy with his camera recently, photographing a cardinal seeking food in the snow.

 

BUSY CAMERA2: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, was busy with his camera recently, photographing two mallard ducks trying to keep warm. They almost look like decoys.

 

WARM RAYS: Pat Clark, of Palermo, snapped this hawk soaking in some warming sun rays while perched in a tree.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of January 31, 2019

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AHHHHH!: Rainie Bunn, of Windsor, photographed her brother’s cat, Rusty, enjoying a good rub outdoors.

 

HARD FORAGING: This female cardinal found some seed in the snow, as captured by Pat Clark, of Palermo.

 

FROZEN FUNGI: Emily Poulin, of South China, snapped these fungi frozen in ice on the underside of a log, recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of January 24, 2019

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SKY ON FIRE: Bill Ruggiero, of Fairfield, photographed this spectacular sunrise one early morning.

 

MOVE OVER: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, recently snapped these evening grosbeaks at his feeder.

 

LOOK BOTH WAYS: Keith Richardson, of South China, captured these deer from a trail cam waiting to cross the road.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of January 10, 2019

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ODD COUPLE: Pat Clark, of Palermo, captured this photo of a blue jay and downy woodpecker at a feeding station.

 

LOOKS GOOD: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this red-bellied woodpecker at a feeder.

 

WORKING ON A TAN?: Rick and Cindy Denico, of Vassalboro, snapped these ducks sunning themselves last summer.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of December 20, 2018

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LAST FILL UP: Emily Poulin, of South China, captured this hummingbird apparently filling up before its southern journey.

 

GETTING UP CLOSE: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this Coopers Hawk sitting in a lilac bush in November.

 

GETTING UP CLOSE: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this Coopers Hawk sitting in a lilac bush in November.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of December 13, 2018

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NICE LOOKING FELLA: Logan Parker, of North Palermo, snapped this black-capped chickadee looking at its reflection in a puddle of water.

 

COOLING HOT FEET: These two bald eagles seem to be cooling their feet in China Lake, as captured by Michael Bilinsky, of China Village.

 

LATE SEASON FRUIT: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, photographed this robin taking advantage of some late season fruit.