Franklin Countys First News

Delights of spring

Two Indigo Buntings in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)

Female Canada Warbler catching blackflies in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)

Male Eastern Bluebird in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)

Osprey with fish at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)

American Redstart(a species of warbler) at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver)

Daisy viewer. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Up close and personal with Mrs. Raccoon. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Lilacs (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Roxy Raccoon up in her room.... (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Bluets (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

When life gives you raindrops, make photos. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Daisy in recent rain. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Raindrop viewers. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Hummingbird bird flying in to drink from feeder. (Jim Dwinal)

This Hummingbird is enjoying my feeder. (Jim Dwinal)

Blue Jay came to eat blooms from a crab apple tree. (Jim Dwinal)

Hummingbird in flight. (Jim Dwinal)

The flowering trees blossoms seem to be in abundance this year. This tree is across from the court building in Farmington. (Don Waterhouse)

A Groundhog on Memorial Day. (Dennis York)

A house wren sings it song! Livermore. (Jim Knox)

Two immature rose-breasted grosbeaks doing a dance or having a disagreement. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

This deer stood for the longest time, not moving and watching me all the while. Makes you wonder if she had a young one near by. N Jay. (Jim Knox)

A young fox kit enjoying watching me almost as much as I enjoyed her or him. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)

The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)

The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)

The tulip: regal royalty. (Jane Knox)

Plenty of goodies for all now. (Jane Knox)

Such royalty! (Jane Knox)

M​ade it through this unusually cold winter! Some of my rose bushes, however, did not and this is the Southern Coast of Maine. (Jane Knox)

Siblings CAN share. (Jane Knox)

Queen of the night. (Jane Knox)

Pond life with a painted turtle, and turtle and frog. Mosher Hill, Farmington. (Jill Gray)

Pond life with a painted turtle, and turtle and frog. Mosher Hill, Farmington. (Jill Gray)

Don't talk with your mouth full! (Joe Hall)

Northern flicker. (Joe Hall)

That look of pure determination! (Joe Hall)

American Goldfinch (female) (Joe Hall)

Evil nemesis & unstoppable bird feeder thief. (Joe Hall)

White breasted nuthatch - always busy! (Joe Hall)

Gray catbird. (Joe Hall)

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14 Responses »

  1. Gorgeous pics this week. Makes even the rain look beautiful!

  2. I always enjoy the selection of pictures on here. You all have fabulous pictures!! Keep them coming!!

  3. Thank you all for sharing your beautiful photography.

  4. Wonderful, love the birds. Thank you all for sharing with us your beautiful photos.

  5. Thank you all so much. You really do beautiful pictures & we all enjoy and are very thankful to everyone.

  6. Wonderful photos this week. The Canadian Warbler and black flies shot is **amazing**!

  7. Beautiful pictures

  8. Thank you all!!

  9. What a treat! Just love the pictures!!!
    thanks to all of you for sharing with us.

  10. As well as enjoying the photography, I love being told the names of all the different birds and creatures. There is often a name that is new to me. Thanks!

  11. Nice work, Joe Hall!

  12. I am such a fan of the little animals and this week has left me in awe of the raccoon (especially lounging in the tree) and the adorable kit! We have our very own version of National Geographic!! Thank you all!

  13. Awesome pictures this week, thank you for sharing. Hard to pick a favorite but the fox kit is hard to beat. Keep up the great work.

  14. This week's pictures are just gorgeous. Thanks.

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