Bradbury Mountain is a well known birding Hotspot in Maine where birders gather in spring to watch the raptor migration. I was not able to go earlier this year due to my dislocated shoulder, but by June I was well enough to venture out on my own. I followed the back roads down through Freeport and into Durham, where the park is located. After paying the entrance fee, I found a place to park and followed the sign to the trail.
There are two ways to get to the top of the mountain. One is a slow but gradual climb to the peak, while the other is a short but steep climb. Since it was already getting late and I tend to be impatient, I chose the short but steep route. I mean, how hard could it be?
I saw several vultures, but only photographed one.
I don’t often hear them sing in winter when they are at my feeders.
This time I was taking the scenic route. After all, it really didn’t take me long to get up here! Besides, I am like Alice in Wonderland, and my curiosity always gets the best of me! However, I was careful not to nibble on any mushrooms!
On the way down I did find a few woodpecker holes, but no woodpeckers!
Notes: I originally wrote about this trip back in June using only my cell phone photos. I have used a couple of those to fill in the gaps between my Nikon D90 photos which I have posted here now.