Random iPhone photo from the woods

Like many New Englanders, I’ve been out of power since Tuesday afternoon. Based on the condition of my neighborhood, it may be a while until I’m back online. What a mess. So, with limited resources, here’s an extra photo from my recent trip up north. It was taken with my iPhone and I’m posting this with my iPhone.

A few more from the Great North Woods

Photo by Chris Bosak A fritillary feeds on a thistle bloom in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

I always get lots of mileage out of my trips to northern New England. Here are a few more shots from my recent trip up north.

Photo by Chris Bosak An American toad blends in with the environment in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak A great blue heron flies over a lake in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak An American toad blends in with the environment in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Yet even more from northern New Hampshire

Photo by Chris Bosak An ebony jewelwing perches on a pine bough in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Here are a few more photos of my trip to northern New Hampshire (Pittsburg and Lake Umbagog). Yes, there will probably be yet another post or two coming up …

Photo by Chris Bosak A female common yellowthroat perches on a branch in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

As I had mentioned in previous posts, I have been going up to visit the Great North Woods for nearly 30 years now and I’ve never seen so many turkeys as I did on this trip. They were by far my most frequent sighting.

Photo by Chris Bosak A turkey leads her brood across a road in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Not a great photo below, but it was interesting to see red-breasted nuthatches in their breeding territory. In southern New England, these birds are rare winter treats.

Photo by Chris Bosak A red-breasted nuthatch sings from a perch in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak A swamp sparrow perches in a branch in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

More from northern New England

Photo by Chris Bosak An American black duck hides in the grasses near a pond in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Here are a few more shots from northern New England, admittedly not as cool as yesterday’s moose post.

Photo by Chris Bosak A common loon swims in a lake in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak A broad-winged hawk perches in a tree in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

Catbirds of summer

Photo by Chris Bosak A gray catbird perches on a branch in New England, July 2020. Merganser Lake.

A Day on Merganser Lake

What would summer be without catbirds? A lot less interesting, that’s for sure.

The bird above is doing its cat-like call. The bottom photo shows the rusty spot under the tail, which is not often seen.

Photo by Chris Bosak A gray catbird perches on a branch in New England, July 2020. Merganser Lake.

First hummingbird shots of the year

Photo by Chris Bosak A female ruby-throated hummingbird visits a flower in New England, July 2020. Merganser Lake.

A Day on Merganser Lake

Not sure what took so long, but here’s my first hummingbird post of the summer.

Photo by Chris Bosak A female ruby-throated hummingbird visits a flower in New England, July 2020.

Bonus close-up of rose-breasted grosbeak

Photo by Chris Bosak A rose-breasted grosbeak perches on a branch in New England, June 2020. Merganser Lake.

A Day on Merganser Lake

Here’s a random close-up of a rose-breasted grosbeak. Why not?

Photo by Chris Bosak A rose-breasted grosbeak perches on a branch in New England, June 2020. Merganser Lake.