2/10 and 2/11/2023 Portland, ME : A Steller’s Sea Eagle was being reported in Maine and we had a few days to zip up to see it. (See below.) While the sea eagle was hanging out in the morning fog, we then had some great weather that afternoon and the next day when we birded the coast around Portland.
2/11/2023 Portland, ME : Common Eider study – male – eating , bathing , and showing off.
2/11/2023 Portland, ME : Common Eider study – female and juv. male.
2/11/2023 Portland, ME : Black Scoter study – male, female, and 1st winter.
2/11/2023 Portland, ME : More ocean birds: Long-tailed Duck , Razorbill , Surf Scoter , Red-breasted Merganser , Common Goldeneye , Harlequin Duck (Loved how the males seemed to eye a female, then gather to discuss, then approached her en masse.), Black Guillemot , Purple Sandpiper flock flyby , and some distant Brants in flight.
2/10/2023 Portland, ME : A Steller’s Sea Eagle was being reported in Maine and we had a few days to zip up to see it. While we did get to see it, that morning was quite foggy and the bird kept its distance as it has been doing. The pics don’t do this beautiful bird justice, so we have also included below two of our Steller’s Sea Eagle images we took in Japan. (Asia pics can be seen under “Asia and Australia” at www.moonbeampublishing.com as our Asia pages here at our “.org” site are still under construction. )
2/10/2023 Portland, ME : We were excited to see some of the sea ducks we don’t usually see in Florida. Surf Scoter , Harlequin Duck , and Red-breasted Merganser . The wind whipped up the surf which was fun!
2/10/2023 Portland, ME : We were excited to see some of the sea ducks we don’t usually see in Florida such as the Common Eider . Also: Black Scoter , Bufflehead , Common Loon , Herring Gull , and Canada Goose individuals. The waves themselves were fascinating to watch!