This is our first view of Moosehead Lake as it came into view. It is the largest fresh water lake east of the Mississippi contained in one state. We birded around that whole lake. We passed the area where the B52 bomber crashed in the early 60's. We took in the view of Big Spencer Mountain where the Bicknell's Thrush can be found.
Now on to the BIRDS. How about a Gray Jay? It took Bob awhile to dig this one out. A family of three.
It happend on our last day!!
Or maybe a Boreal Chickadee. This was the first real good look I have had at this one. We also had a Common Goldeneye with 8 little ones...no picture. The first day out while we were driving to the farm, we had accumulated 69 species, including my first and only "lifer" of the trip. Drum Roll Please.
You guessed it...a Black-backed Woodpecker. Look for the flaked off outer bark scales to find this bird. Large patches of flaked bark on trees may indicate its presence. I love how they use their tails as props while they cling to the tree. We were able to approach this bird fairly closely. The second day out, we added another 26 and the 3rd day out (our last day), we got another 10 for a grand total of 105 species. We got 19 warblers, then 2 Evening Grosbeaks at the farm. Tired and weary by the end of each day, we slept like babies. This was our first paid birding guide tour we have ever participated in.
GOOD FOOD, GOOD COMPANY, & GOOD BIRDS!!!