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.

Back to the North Country

Photo by Chris Bosak A common loon swims in a lake in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak A bald eagle looks over a lake in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.

With work pleading with employees to use vacation time and half (or more) of the country pretty sketchy at the moment, I did what I’ve been wanting to do for years: take another summer vacation to northern New England — specifically northern New Hampshire and the boreal forest.

The trip started in Errol on Lake Umbagog and now continues in Pittsburg, which borders Canada. Here are a few photos I’ve managed so far. More to come — of course.

The main target is moose. New England’s largest mammal, however, is having a rough go of it of late. Here’s why.

Photo by Chris Bosak A ruffed grouse stands near a field in northern New England, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak Pitcher plant at pond in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.
Photo by Chris Bosak A common loon swims in a lake in northern New Hampshire, July 2020.