New York-to-Maine Trip 2009

While in northern New York State in July of 2009 for my 30th high school reunion (Watertown High School Class of 1979), Abbie & I drove across Vermont and New Hampshire to the coast of Maine to take the famous boat ride from Jonesport to Machias Seal Island. We got to sit in a blind while Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, and a few Common Murres waddled around and flew in and out of the rocks where their nests were tucked away. We also visited the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands of northern New York, stomping grounds of my youth.

Image # 1. Our blind on Machias Seal Island

Our blind on Machias Seal Island, Maine

Image # 2. Atlantic Puffins, Machias Seal Island, ME

Atlantic Puffins, Machias Seal Island

Image # 3. Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin, Machias Seal Island

Image # 4. Razorbills telling jokes

Razorbills telling jokes, Machias Seal Island

Image # 5. Razorbill & Common Murre, Machias Seal Is.

Razorbill & Common Murre, Machias Seal Is.

Image # 6. Island Life, Machias Seal Island, Maine

Island Life, Machias Seal Island, Maine

Image # 7. "It's time for your close-up, Mr. P"

“It’s time for your close-up, Mr. P”

Image # 8. Spruce Grouse (finally!), northeast Maine

Spruce Grouse (finally!), northeast Maine

Image # 9. Snowy Owl (in summer!), northern New York

Snowy Owl (in summer!), northern New York

Image # 10. Adirondack boat houses, Old Forge, New York

Adirondack boat houses, Old Forge, New York

Image # 11. Ferd's Bog, Adirondack Mts., New York

Ferd’s Bog, Adirondack Mts., New York

Image # 12. Lincoln's Sparrow at Ferd's Bog

Lincoln’s Sparrow at Ferd’s Bog

Image # 13. Black-backed Woodpecker, Ferd's Bog

Black-backed Woodpecker, Ferd’s Bog

Image # 14. Golden Eagle, Cornell University Hawk Barn

Golden Eagle, Cornell University Hawk Barn

Image # 15. Eagle Owl, Cornell University Hawk Barn

Eagle Owl, Cornell University Hawk Barn

Image # 16. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Vermont

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Vermont

Image # 17. Smallest "Thousand Island", St. Lawrence R.

Smallest “Thousand Island”, St. Lawrence River