Animals are appearing closer to home these days due to more people staying inside due to the pandemic. Martin Grassie of Brunswick, an occasional contributor to our newspapers and a 2020 Maine Photography Show prize winner, captured these photos on a recent Sunday afternoon at a salt marsh behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Route 24 in Harpswell. Making an appearance were a red fox, snowy egrets, a blue heron and lesser yellow legs. Grassie said the fox looked at but did not bother the birds. Keep your cameras handy as you may see scenes like these near your home.