Barred Owl at the Mark Twain Camp
An Adirondack Barred Owl looks on curiously with a hair in it's tallons.
While visiting friends in the along the Raquette River, we came across a common loon in the distance. We cut the engine of his runabout and watched the loon dive. After 30 - 45 seconds, the loon reappeared close enough to allow for several shots before diving again. I've tried to get these birds before, but they always proved to be too elusive or the lighting was wrong or they were too distant or....whatever. This was one of those opportunities which just adds to the magical nature of the "dacks". My father was born and raised in these mountains and I've always felt an almost spiritual relationship to these mountains. Moments like today's only emphasize these feelings all the more.
Join us for two fabulous weekends of birding, celebrating the incredible and allusive boreal birds of the Adirondacks.
June 6 - 8, 2014
Field trips, lectures, workshops, and the Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge!
For more information call 518-327-6241 or visit AdirondackLakes.com
June 13 - 15 2014
Explore the boreal forests around Long Lake, Inlet, Speculator, and Indian Lake as experts lead walks, canoe trips, hikes, and give presentations - all FREE! Advanced registration required.
For more information call 800-648-5239 or visit AdirondackExperience.com
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