Sparrow 17 April Bar Harbor

April 17, 2016

Sparrow17AprBH

Sparrow skulking under a feeder near the rhododendrons, 17 April, Bar Harbor. ┬áThere has been a Song Sparrow in the yard for several weeks, and when I look at the photo, the tail and the stripes on the upper breast between neck and wing make me think this is it, although I haven’t heard it singing recently. On the other hand, the cap looks a little more red and uniform than I expect, and the bill thinner. Can anyone help me with the ID based on the scanty evidence in this photo? ┬áThank you for any helpful comments.

April Birds 2016

April 17, 2016
Yellow-bellied sapsucker April 4, Bar Harbor

Yellow-bellied sapsucker April 4, Bar Harbor

Herring Gull- Acadia Nat. Park, 08 April

Herring Gull- Acadia Nat. Park, 08 April

Pileated Woodpecker- Bar Harbor 16 April

Pileated Woodpecker- Bar Harbor 16 April

Pine Siskin- Bar Harbor 17 April

Pine Siskin- Bar Harbor 17 April

Red-breasted Nuthatch March 2016 Bar Harbor

April 17, 2016
Red-breasted nuthatch

Red-breasted nuthatch

PGM Sept. 2015 Fun!

September 27, 2015
Grace and Scotia

Grace and Scotia

Grace and Scotia

Grace and Scotia

puppet show

puppet show

Goblin

 

Mo or Jo

Mo or Jo

Corn Maze

Corn Maze

Scary!

Scary!

Grammy found this at least 4 times.

Grammy found this at least 4 times.

Bloodbath- yuck!

Bloodbath- yuck!

An old goat and a kid.

An old goat and a kid.

Beware of Troll!

Beware of Troll!

Scary owl totem.

Scary owl totem.

Picking the perfect pumpkin.

Picking the perfect pumpkin.

black cat

black cat

white cat

white cat

werewolf

werewolf

goblin

goblin

ghost

leaf

ghost

ghost

ScaryPumpkin

the end

the end

 

Seward Neck, Lubec- Pike lands

August 17, 2015

PikeBeach#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PikeBeach#1b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PikeBeach#2TrailMarker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PikeSecretBeach#2

 

Hawk in storm Nov 2, 2014 Bar Harbor

November 2, 2014
Is this a Merlin (flattish head) or a Sharp-shinned (big yellow iris)? All help with ID will be appreciated.

Is this a Merlin (flattish head) or a Sharp-shinned (big yellow iris)? All help with ID will be appreciated.

Something growing on fallen conifer twig

October 21, 2014
Needles have stripes, look flat rather than round.

Needles have stripes, look flat rather than round.

Wet woods near vernal pool. Those look like bryophytes growing under the twig?

Amer. Robin Roque Bluffs Oct. 21, 2014

October 21, 2014
Cheery sight on an October morning at Cow Point.

Cheery sight on an October morning at Cow Point.

Brier Island Lodge

September 26, 2014

Brier Island Lodge is a family-run place. It is a little expensive, and it lacks a few of the usual motel-chain extras. There is no phone in the room and no wi-fi (there is wifi in the lounge). But there are a few extras that make up for everything else. The view from the dining room is great and includes most of the bay and the small island with lighthouse plus beautiful sunsets, if you eat at the proper time for that event. You can walk from your room straight across the island on a shrubby trail that ends on a rocky cove. Instead of noisy lawnmowers there is a small free-range flock of sheep and a goat. Staff is friendly and helpful. Here are some photos of things I liked.

LodgeFarmThe small farm is located right next to the Lodge office and the Restaurant.

The sheep, and the goat, are not penned, although there is a fenced field area next to the motel units.

The sheep, and the goat, are not penned, although there is a fenced field area next to the motel units.

Here are the sheep seen through the window of our room in the morning after our arrival.

Here are the sheep seen through the window of our room in the morning after our arrival.

Here are the sheep seen from the lounge, which has two walls of windows. I used the wi-fi in the lounge. It was a large sunny place with table and games and books, as well as the registration area.

Here are the sheep seen from the lounge, which has two walls of windows. I used the wi-fi in the lounge. It was a large sunny place with tables and games and books, and the registration area.

Lodge dining room included a small sitting area with a bright orange painted brick fireplace.

Lodge dining room included a small sitting area with a bright orange painted brick fireplace.

Teapots and Coffee pots in the dining room.  Breakfast and dinner are served here, there is a great view of the harbor and lighthouse (not to mention the sheep).

Teapots and Coffee pots in the dining room. Breakfast and dinner are served here, there is a great view of the harbor and lighthouse (not to mention the sheep).

You can dine in the restaurant even if you are not staying in the motel rooms.

The outdoor public phone. No phones in the rooms.

The outdoor public phone. No phones in the rooms.

I tried to get the spiders and webs on the phone and booth in a photo but was not very successful. I thought it was "quaint" but when I got home I saw as many cobwebs in my house.

I tried to get the spiders and webs on the phone and booth in a photo but was not very successful. I thought it was “quaint” but when I got home I saw as many cobwebs in my house.

We would stay here again; it was fun and convenient, and we liked the staff.

Hotel Lighting May, 2013

September 4, 2014

Oriental Hotel, Venice

Oriental Hotel, Venice

Prague

This (above) is Bohemian Glass, in the Prague hotel room.

Plitvice 2

Plitvice 2

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

Croatia3


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