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A bird ballet

Puffin Vogue

Puffin Vogue – Strike a Pose! In the glaring light of the sun the forms of these puffins are perfectly etched against the reflective water on the edge of Seal Island. Photo Courtesy of Alex Guyton Seal Island

Cruickshank’s Photography

An example of the photography of Allan Cruickshank, one of the first instructors at the Hog Island Audubon Camp. Photo Courtesy Of: The Friends of Hog Island’s Photostream on Flickr

Whoa! Bad Feather Day Anyone?

Preening and caring for feathers is a crucial part of keeping a bird warm. On a hot day fluffing can also serve as a way to release body heat. This small Sanderling shorebird is in the middle of a mighty shakedown that could be part of its ritual of feather maintenance. Photo Courtesy Of: fat-birds:

Red Tailed Tropic Bird

The red tailed tropic bird has continued to make an appearance on Seal Island, Maine. A vagrant, it’s dramatic colors and flamboyant tail let it stand out like a sore thumb from the flocks of terns that it terrorizes.

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