Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Coast of Maine
Schoodic Point in the eastern part of Acadia National Park was the most peaceful and beautiful section.
Always on the alert to new and strange wildlife we encountered our first Dragon of our journey. However, not to worry, St. George on horseback was already slaying the dragon. This large sculpture is by the town hall in St. George, Maine.
Driving through Popham Beach State Park. we noticed some egrets feeding in the salt marsh grass. Upon closer examination we discovered 2 Great Egrets but more importantly, a rare U.S. visitor from the "Old World" and a new life bird - a Little Egret. Also seeing some good shorebird movements along the coast: Black-bellied & Semipalmated Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Whimbrels, Sanderlings, plus lots of Common Eiders on the Ocean shores.
Now we are heading west then south through New Hampshire and Vermont avoiding all the big cities between here and Florida.
Blessings to all,
Ty & Ida Baumann