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Collins FDC Catalog


96-21 / ME13

Maine 1996

Blue-winged Teal by Paul Fillion

Fred's Anecdotal Note

1996 Maine

A Pine Marten peers down from its perch in a young pine tree as a Blue-Winged Teal flaps its wings and causes a commotion. The aggressive behavior by the duck indicates that it is protecting either a nest or a brood of unseen young. Both creatures seem mutually startled by the confrontation.

An expansive lake provides a scenic setting and a bush of abundant Maine blueberries is seen at lower right.

A nice magenta postmark from Augusta ties the $2.50 stamp to the cover. Orly 140 of this handpainted MILFORD were produced.

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