Even birds get lost now and then.

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Birding enthusiasts are currently going nuts in Maine because this glorious creature has taken up residence along our coast.

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I think his GPS needs a little tweaking because he’s clearly off course.

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An impressive fellow, I wonder if he realizes the fervor he’s causing.

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Local newspapers and media can’t seem to talk about anything else.

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And some fabulous photos are appearing.

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Boothbay Harbor is now birder heaven. Grab your binoculars!

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31 thoughts on “Even birds get lost now and then.”

  1. Your Stellar Sea Eagle came to you from Rusdia/Japan via Nova Scotia. I heard of him (or her?) a month or so back on CBC Radio-Canada. He had showed up without warning and Nova Scotians were all agog! Then suddenly he disappeared. I next heard about him flying around Maine just yesterday on the same radio station.
    He certainly is beautiful. Sitting in that tree is just a glorious shot.
    But don’t shoot him please! I know there are hunters in Ametica who like to kill birds like this and stuff them in their cabins. If this happens to this fellow I hope you all tear the shooter limb from limb, while alive!
    England presently has an albatross, I believe it is, living off their shores. A blogger from Yorkshire has mentioned him. He belongs in the Southern Hemisphere Pacific Ocean area..
    Two years ago we had a bird at our feeder that definitely did not belong anywhere in our area. The picture I got of him was nowhere as fine as the pictures you have. I sent it off to the Autobohn Society but they could not identify him. He was just a seed eater, but bigger than a chicken. He was here two days then gone. From his beak I put him as a giant Evening Grosbeak, but I am told there are no such giants in the world. We sure wish we knew what kind of bird he was, and what happened to him. We named him Chicken.
    Between climate change and stronger than usual jet streams I think we are going to see more strange birds. I’m not really a birder, but my partner is. Until Chicken came along she could tell me what species every bird that came to our feeder was. A few have not belonged, but at least they were North American. These birds from Asia or South of there have sure travelled a long way to get here.

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    1. If anyone tried to shoot this eagle I think they would be instantly dismembered by the plethora of birders who are lining the coast. Winter is a slow season due Boothbay Harbor. The local businesses are loving this bird!

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  2. He is amazing. My biggest question (well I have many) is how the hell did he end up there? Do they suspect that he was on a freighter boat? An airplane? Or did he make his way VIA wings from Russia to Nova Scotia then to Maine?
    Also, this boy needs a mate asap so the legacy can continue!

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  3. A glorious bird and some beautiful images that I would love to have in my collection but I am not a fan of crowds so I won’t be heading north But if it should land in my fenced in back yard where I can keep crowds away I will be its faithful servant providing essential meals to it

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      1. Not to me…anyone closer than a football field to me is too close! With Covid, make it a larger area! I go to ME at all times of the year…my ex’s family had a country store and farm in South Paris…we went there for decades My favorite areas are around Bailey Island…but my preference is everywhere in Maine during the off season because crowds are minimal

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  4. I’m sorry, but Mary and Kye Jenkins are nuts. If your test results come back too late to board your flight to the Caribbean, you WAIT AND GET ON THE NEXT FLIGHT, not drive off to the hinterlands in search of some bird! Some people shouldn’t be allowed to travel, I swear.

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      1. I know, I know. But surely the Caribbean has it’s share of rare and exotic birds. Not to mention pina coladas on warm, white sand beaches, something your neck of the woods (and mine) lacks this time of year (and maybe always?). I stand by my earlier comment – they’re travel rookies!

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