Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Scenes from Maine

1. DSC_0001 Luna Moth Luna Moth on garage in Norridgewock, ME 5-26-12

 

2. DSC_0004 2nd Luna Moth on garage

 

3. DSC_0007 A wild turkey darts across the road with her brood along the Sandy River

 

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5. WITU-kab Wild Turkey hen with chicks along the Sandy River in Norridgewock, ME

 

6. Indigo bunting-kab Indigo Bunting along the Sandy River in Norridgewock

 

7. spotted sandpiper-kab Spotted Sandpiper on rock in the middle of the Sandy River 5-26-12

As you can see, Fancy Pants roosters were not the only birds we saw on our drive along the Sandy River in Norridgewock. The Luna Moths were hanging out in the shade on my in-law’s garage, but once the sun came around they flew off. I am currently down in Connecticut for the week spending time with my mom. She is nearing the end of her radiation treatments for breast cancer and she is doing very well. I am going to help her get a few things done around the house and drive her to her treatments. I haven’t even finished my New York City Posts and I am sure I will return with more photos and stories from my days down here! Happy Birding everyone! Perhaps I will stay home and get caught up one of these days…but what would be the fun in that! Carpe Diem!

17 comments:

  1. Very pretty images of the Luna Moths!Also love the turkey family:)

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  2. It sounds like you're super busy Kathie. Hopefully everything goes well this weekend. We have been praying for your mother here in Phoenix and are glad to hear she is doing well.

    I love the Turkey crossing there, and of course there are few things quite as ethereal-seeing as a Luna moth.

    Thanks for taking the time to post.

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    1. Laurence, I set these up before I left because I knew I would not have time while I was down in CT. I'm so glad that you enjoyed them. The Luna moths were a real treat, but so were the turkeys and the bunting and the sandpiper...well, you get the idea!

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  3. The Luna Moth is quite amazing Kathie, not easy to miss.{:)

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    1. Roy, we came out of the house to get in the car and saw them on the front of the garage! amazing! i was so happy to see them. There were other moths there as well. I now wish I had photographed them as well! One looked like fuzzy strawberry and vanilla ice cream drops!

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  4. Amazing moths. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Those Luna moths are sooo cool and you saw two!! Fun turkey family :)

    Wishing the best recovery for your Mom..we are leaving CT and head to Lexington, Ma on Friday. Hope to see you there.

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    1. Dawn, Mom is doing great. Her last radiation treatment is tomorrow. I hope to see you soon also! We need this rain to end first!

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  6. Oh my, those baby turkeys are so tiny! Makes me smile!

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  7. HI Katie...I would just love to see and Indigo Bunting!!
    Mrs T, and the babies are just an adorable sight!!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, I saw my first ever Indigo Bunting along route 2 in Skowhegan years ago. They are all over Maine but I think you need to get lucky to see one!

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  8. Hi Kathie

    A great post, I have always wanted to see a Luna Moth. The Turkey with chicks was amazing. And the Bunting.
    Wow

    Guy

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  9. Baby turkeys! How wonderful!!!! And that moth looks like a kite or a toy! It took me a minute to realize he was real! Lovely Indigo Bunting too! Great photos!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.