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, July 15, 2021

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READY…SET…GO!: These photos were taken by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo, at Kinney’s compost, in Knox. The immature bald eagle sat perched, then launched into full flight.

Photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo

Photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo

Photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, July 1, 2021

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PASSING THE TIME: Emily Poulin, of South China, captured this male bluebird sitting and passing the time away.

FOGGY SUNRISE: Andy Pottle photographed this foggy sunrise over Branch Pond on old-fashioned film.

THREE HUNGRY SQUIRRELS: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped these three squirrels chowing down at a feeder.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, June 24, 2021

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SAY, WHAT? This blue jay seems to be listening as Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped this shot.

FOUND SOMETHING: One of the chipmunks seems to have found something while the other stands guard. Pat Clark, of Palermo, submitted this photo.

PRETTY SETTING: Erin Sullivan, of China, photographed this field of lupines in front of an old barn.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, June 17, 2021

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EATING WELL: Jayne Winters, of South China, captured this cardinal which seems to have eaten well recently.

STRETCHING: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed this squirrel stretching out in the sun.

SPRING BLOSSOMS: Andy Pottle, of Palermo, snapped these spring tree blossoms.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, June 10, 2021

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TABLE FOR TWO: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, photographed these two gold finches sharing some suet.

PEEK-A-BOO?: Emily Poulin, of South China, snapped this squirrel who appears to be shying away from the lens.

STILLNESS: This young deer stands still as Jayne Winters, of South China, focuses in on it.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, June 3, 2021

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SING ME A TUNE: Jayne Winters, of South China, snapped this squirrel who appears to be serenading her.

LUPINES ARE BACK: Greg Mazoti photographed these lupines last year. June is the time for their return.

RELAX: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, photographed this loon as it sits in the lake, relaxing.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, May 27, 2021

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DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed this early dawn sunrise.

WHICH WAY? Jayne Winters, of South China, caught this turkey maybe looking for directions.

SMILE: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this male cardinal posing for the camera.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, May 13, 2021

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FOG ON THE WATER: Barbara Lawe, of Fairfield, snapped this early morning fog over the Kennebec River one day recently.

PRETTY BIRD: This female cardinal was photographed by Jayne Winters, of South China, last winter.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, April 15, 2021

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HMMMM, GOOD: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed this Baltimore Oriole on one of her suet feeders.

NOT MUCH HERE: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped these mallards pecking in the snow last winter.

SIGN OF SPRING: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, photographed these pussy willows by the side of the road, recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, April 1, 2021

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THEY’RE BACK!: With the return of the loons to China Lake, we’re reminded how welcoming it is in this photo submitted by Sharon Coolahan, of Vassalboro, last summer.

REMINDER: Pat Clark, of Palermo, snapped this icy canopy protruding from the porch roof in a photograph from this past winter.

SPECTACULAR: Tina Richard, of Clinton, submitted this spectacular sunset.