Monday, December 7, 2015

The following photos are a few selected to possibly go in the calendar I talk about below. These photos were all taken in Camden, Maine.

I used 2 different Cameras for these photos. One is my trusty old Canon SX30 IS, and the other is a waterproof Fujifilm XP.  The little compact Fujifilm also takes Panoramic shots, so often we take it along even if we are not on a wet adventure.

I have been playing around with a new editing program and each of these photos has an unedited file just in case.

A panorama taken from the top of Mt. Battie.  Rumor has it Mt. Battie got it's name from the wife of the first couple to settle in Camden, Elizabeth Hassan, who was married to James Richards.  This was in the 1700s.
Camden, Maine from the top of Mt. Battie.
Turkeys make their way off the road on Washington St. or Rt. 105 in Camden, Maine
I took this photo when out in my kayak.  The leaves on the trees had just begun to really show their fall colors.
This is Megunticook River in Camden, Maine
This turkey vulture was stalking a loon and some Canada geese. They are not attractive birds
but they fly like angels. Once in flight, all you see is a majestic bird riding the wind.
Icy Camden Harbor Maine.  The schooners are all covered up for the winter.
The Camden Public Library, Maine with Mt. Battie in the background.
Some low clouds make their way across the top of the mountain.

Every year after Thanksgiving, the town of Camden puts this lighted star on top of Mt. Battie.  It is secured to the castle and the lights run on a generator. You can see it for miles away!
Looking out towards Camden, Maine from the top of Mt. Battie.
Mt. Megunticook at sunrise from the auto road that goes up Mt. Battie from the State Park side.
Rowena and I trying to make it down the mountain by sundown.
What appears to be a female Cardinal partakes of a berry from a tree next door.

This red-tailed Hawk ignores the annoying crows that are harassing him.  He was perched near the
Amphitheater on Sea St. in Camden, Maine 
A beautiful view from the Lincolnville trail that comes up near Maidens Cliff in Camden.
This would be the Fernald's Neck area.
Took my kayak under the bridge on Megunticook River to see the stream on the other side.
A Waxwing checks out the view from next door.
I do not know this bird, but I saw it carrying grass up into the
tree as if he or she was making a nest. I have seen both birds and think they live here still.
A Rainbow formed at the end of a sporadic rain shower in front of the mountains on
Mountain St. or Rt. 52 in Camden, Maine.

2015, Megunticook River loons nested successfully and brought forth TWO baby chicks this year! Unfortunately this summer was so dry that the river dropped way down, and it appears the loons got out of town earlier than normal.  We all hope that all four are doing fine and perhaps we might see them next year.

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