I was asked to share the gallery space at the Coastal Maine Islands National Wildlife Refuge Office in Rockland this fall with my friend Jordan Chalfant's great paintings,
I chose some of the many I have taken during these last ten years since I got a digital camera.
The following is an introduction I wrote for the collection of photos displayed.
This was biographical information justifying the collection.
I included the last version of the labels as well.
Crockett’s Point, Vinalhaven, June 30, 2013
Ravens like both wooded and barren Islands. Coastal Ravens do love seabird eggs.
Cranes have recently expanded their range back into New England
Aka. Lords and Ladies, or Squeakers
There is a concentration of these that winter between Vinalhaven and Swan’s Island.
Common Tern Nest on the Eastern Cow Pen, June 18. 2009
I had seen her work before, this was at least the third version, a piece of blue poly pennant was ashore there. She was seeking beauty despite cryptic tradition.
Great Cormorant and Pair of Herring Gulls
Seal Island, May 10 2009.
Spring plumage breeding Great Cormorant, elegant and capable.
Ancient Murrelet off Matinicus Rock
A pacific species. This bird has been seen at most large alcid colonies in the gulf of Maine, Seal Is. Machias Seal, Petit Manan adventurous fowl.
Penobscot Bay, August 17, 2009 Aka: Labbe Parasite, Pågalo Paråsito
Penobscot Bay, August 17, 2009
Aka: Stercorarius parasiticus
These are elegant thieves. A multiple bankrupt millionaire tax cheat, that is a parasite.
Penobscot Bay, August 3, 2016
This species also breeds in the southern hemisphere, Leach’s Petrels breed here but you rarely see them.
White-Sided Dolphins from above
They slide through the water with such ease, they have a variety of paces at which they travel, these were lobbing along fairly slowly
White-sided Dolphin Aloft
This species range is the North Atlantic, Cape Cod to the North
Sea, passing offshore late summer and early fall.
South of Matinicus Rock, September 5 2018
A murky way before them even in daylight and clear water.