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Could spring be coming?

taken on the Lucy Knowles Road in Farmington early this morning. (Photo by Muriel Armstrong/Farmington)

On the Lucy Knowles Road in Farmington early this morning. (Photo by Muriel Armstrong/Farmington)

I was on the phone with my son Adam Ramos of Wilton Me. Yesterday when he said Mom I gotta go I have a flag! Being an ice fisher myself I completely understood. He returned my call with this picture. (Photo courtesy of Karen Shovelton)

"I was on the phone with my son Adam Ramos of Wilton yesterday when he said, 'Mom, I gotta go I have a flag!' Being an ice fisher myself I completely understood. He returned my call with this picture."  (Photo courtesy of Karen Shovelton)

this Purple Finch who seems to be standing his ground and has just arrived. He arrivee this morning and pushed out a Cardinal for his share of seeds and corn.  He breeds and lives in  the coniferous mixed forests of Northeastern America and Canada. The population is declining here in the East because the House Finch is pushing them out!  For now this fellow seems to standing his ground against the growing gang of birds ushered in by spring. Photos. Jane Knox

The purple finch, at right, who seems to be standing his ground. He arrived this morning and pushed out a cardinal for his share of seeds and corn. He breeds and lives in the coniferous mixed forests of northeastern America and Canada. The population is declining here in the east because the house finch is very pushy. (Photo by Jane Knox/Brunswick)

taken on the Lucy Knowles Road in Farmington early this morning. (Photo by Muriel Armstrong)

Wooded area along the  Lucy Knowles Road in Farmington early this morning. (Photo by Muriel Armstrong)

So the next time you think about how sick and tired you are of this snow and rain think about this. As  blue as a bluebird can get in the rain without his rain gear.....Wilton...Jim

So, the next time you think about how sick and tired you are of this snow and rain think about this: This is as blue as a bluebird can get in the rain without his rain gear. (Photo by Jim Knox/Wilton)

Curiosity got the best of this young deer as she peers through the branches at me beside the road. (Photo by Jane Knox/Brunswick)

Curiosity got the best of this young deer as she peers through the branches at me beside the road. (Photo by Jane Knox/Brunswick)

This eagle was photographed in Perkins Plantation on what is called the Height of Land just past Hills Pond coming from Wilton to Weld. (Photo by Evan McIntire/Weld)

This eagle was photographed in Perkins Plantation coming from Wilton to Weld. (Photo by Evan McIntire/Weld)

A line of freshly tapped maples along a snowy road. (Jane Knox)

A line of freshly-tapped maples along a snowy road. (Photo by Jane Knox/Brunswick)

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5 Responses »

  1. What did the fish weigh ? Nice catch...Hope you had a BIG hole drilled to get that puppy out. Great job........

  2. Actually, there are two deer in the picture.

  3. It weighed in 3.5 lbs.

  4. I love the bluebird. The picture of persistence and the desire for spring.

  5. Are Cardinals common this time of year in Maine? Where was this one photographed, near the coast? Curious in Vienna

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