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

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Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, September 12, 2019

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MOTHER & CHILD: A mother loon feeding her young, as captured by the camera of Michael Bilinsky, of China Village.

CHINA LAKE SUNSET: Michael Bilinsky, of China, captured this beautiful sunset over China Lake recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of August 22, 2019

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SLURP – AHHH!: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, photographed this ruby throated hummingbird enjoying some summer nectar.

COZY: Emily T. Poulin, of South China, snapped this woodcock staying warm last winter.

YUMMY!: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, caught this downy woodpecker enjoying a snack at a suet feeder.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of August 8, 2019

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MOVING OUT: Tina Richard, of Clinton, caught this fledged eaglet on the ground near her favorite walking trail, in Winslow.

NIGHT OWL: Jean and Bill Roseman snapped this owl near a camp on Sheepscot Lake.

SIGHTSEEING: This blue heron was photographed by Michael Bilinsky, in China Village.

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

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GOT AN ITCH?: While walking her favorite trail in Winslow, Tina Richard, of Clinton, captured this eagle taking care of an itch.

FREQUENT VISITORS: Rachel and Will Kahn, of the Neck Rd., in China, have had these two porcupines visiting them for the past few weeks.

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

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PLENTY OF ACTION (part 1): Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed a woodchuck crossing her backyard.

PLENTY OF ACTION (part 2): Pat Clark, of Palermo, also photographed this family of geese near a pond.

RETURNS: Janet Soucy snapped this one-footed duck at Pellerin’s Campground, on China Lake. She says it has returned the last four years, and they have named her Peggy Sue.

Give Us Your Best Shot! (Week of July 11, 2019)

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FAMILY TIME: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed these young foxes behind her home.

 

FULL BLOOM: The peonies are in full bloom in Ann Austin’s gardens, in China.

 

HEAD ABOVE: This male mallard duck was snapped by Michael Bilinski, in China Village, recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of May 30, 2019

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ALL FOR ME?: Val Baker, of Weeks Mills, snapped this yellow-rumped warbler on a suet feeder.

 

BREATHTAKING SUNRISE: Janet Soucy captured this spectacular sunrise over China Lake, at Pellerin’s Campground.

 

CUTE GROUNDHOG: Britt Holmstrom-Salisbury photographed this groundhog in Benton Falls.

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.