|All at the Dock, ready to board|
|Remains of an old Lighthouse|
|Petite Manan Island, part of the |
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
|Large flock of Red-necked Phalaropes in breeding plumage - YAY!|
|Best look I got of the Great Cormorant|
I was thrilled to manage a few shots of a Great Cormorant, which was a lifer for me a week or so ago. May not look like much to anyone else, but it was a head turning beaut to me.
|Searching an island for Peregrines and Baldies|
After the boat docked, I hit my hotel room briefly, then was off to the Festival Headquarters again for a prepaid festival luncheon.The food was great - again, it was prepared by local birder volunteers - and I enjoyed chatting with some birders from Texan and Michigan on what festivals they've attended that I might enjoy. When that was over, I decided to drive down to a spot in Acadia National Park where I was told I might be able to find some Purple Sandpipers if the birds hadn't decided to migrate int the past 24 hours - and rats, of course they had! Not a sandpiper in sight, but I did get some nice views of Black Scoters and a few other species.
|Had nice looks at Black Scoters, ducks, that were actually close enough for shot or two|