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

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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.

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.