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On December 22nd, :iconkazanlak10: and I were doing a little birding on the Belvedere road in Nobleboro/Damariscotta, Maine, when we spotted something very noteworthy: a Pink-Footed Goose.

Pink-Footed Goose II by SlateGray

Pink-Footed Goose by SlateGray

This bird is a rare vagrant from Europe, which winters in the northwest region of that continent, and breeds in Greenland, Iceland, and the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. I sent a bird alert to my local Audubon chapter, and learned that our sighting represents only the 8th on record for the state of Maine. Pretty cool! I am going to submit a report to the Maine Bird Records Committee.

I don't think I have many deviants from Maine (other than Kaz) who watch me, but if you know any birders who live in this area and might like to check this species off their lifelist, please pass it on! It's a rare opportunity. :)
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Nicole Graffam
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Lovely midcoast Maine
Favourite genre of music: Progressive rock, post-rock, dream-pop
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"Seriously, if someone says evolution is wrong because there aren't fossils between monkeys and men, find a monkey and hit him with it." -Keith Law

An introverted amateur photographer, aesthetic, naturalist, realist, and artist (mainly drawing and sculpture). I've been crafting images of nature, animals and creatures since as far back as I can remember. I am fascinated by birds, and have a particular affinity for waterfowl.

Born and raised in southern Maine, USA. Member of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

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LLukeBE Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thanks for all the favorites!
Feel free to check out my gallery for simillar pictures :huggle:
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Thanks for the fav.
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Welcome to dragon studies! ^-^ It's great to have you!
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Eddyfying Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fave!!:) (Smile) 
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Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Thanks for the favourites.
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Thank you for the fave!  Yay!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just in case you didn't solve the crossword clue introducing the Hawaiian Goose it's also the Nene (pronounced Nay-nay for the bird and rhyming with either 'hen' or 'seen' depending where you live for the river part of the clue) 
Thanks for faving the goose - really appreciated Nicole!                   Give Gift Emote        
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