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, 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.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, March 25, 2021

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LOOKING PRETTY: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, captured this male cardinal perched in a tree.

COOLING HIS FEET: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped this great blue heron soaking its feet in China Lake.

NOT A FLOWER: Joan Ferrone, of China, photographed this flower wannabe. It’s actually a mushroom.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, February 18, 2021

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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, captured this tufted titmouse which seems preoccupied with its visitor.

EXPECTING SOMETHING?: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed this blue jay looking skyward.

LOOKING FOR SNACK: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this pileated woodpecker as he drills into a tree looking for something to eat.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, February 11, 2021

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SHARING: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed this indigo bunting and rose-breasted grosbeak at a feeder.

CLEANING UP: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, sent this photo of a red winged blackbird finishing up on an orange.

TRIO OF TROUBLE: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, captured these three chipmunks in his garage.