Maine Moose Tours Report
Moose Report, 2019
On what could be the last moose tour of the season today Ken was under pressure to find a moose for our two guests from Florida. Since it was a bit breezy they decided to take the van into Baxter State Park and check out Sandy Stream Pond. The Ladies were stunned by the up close and personal view of Katahdin surrounded by the vivid hues of fall. Although they didn’t see Bullwinkle today they did see his little friend Rocky the red squirrel along with a ruffed grouse. The day ended with a smile and a pocket full of cranberries.
Although it was not a very sunny day and Mt Katahdin was hiding in the thick clouds, our group of 4 from the South were determined to go out on the lake to enjoy the sights. Sterling took them across to Mud Brook in hopes of seeing some wildlife. They were delighted when the skies cleared and they were able to see the awesome presence of the great Katahdin in all it’s glory. They also saw an eagle, great blue heron and several loons.
As the moose tour season winds down, we had two tours going today, one by land and one by water. Our Maine guide Glen took a group by van for a full day wildlife tour into the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Although they only saw a chipmunk, squirrel, blue jay and a crow, they were enthralled by the amazing views and the striking colors of fall in Maine. On the afternoon tour, Ken took to the water with his small group of two where they saw a flock of 15 loons and a beaver.
Ken and two guests traveled via the NEOC van in search of a moose. No moose today but they saw KATAHDIN, a chipmunk, a red squirrel, two crows and trees, trees, trees–beautiful trees dressed in vibrant fall colors.
The sun was shining brightly on the panoramic view of Katahdin dressed in the beauty of our Maine fall colors. Ken set off on another excursion to Mud Brook in search of the infamous moose. The group of five were happy to see a beaver, some adult and juvenile loons, geese, blue winged teals and a raven but once again the moose outsmarted us. Those shrewd animals are not playing fair.
It was another strikingly beautiful sunny day here at NEOC today and Ken was back at the helm of the pontoon boat motoring into Big Mud brook in search of the great beast that has been eluding us. His efforts were in vain but they were able to see the ever present loons and a flock of Canadian geese heading south for the winter.
We had 2 moose tours on this spectacularly sunny day, both of them by boat. In the morning, Bob’s group enjoyed the peak fall foliage and took lots of pictures. They saw loons and a bald eagle. In the afternoon, Ken took a large group of ten out on the lake for an amazing view with Katahdin bespeckled in color. Again they saw several loons and an otter but no luck in the moose department.
On this rainy and gloomy day, our guide Glen took his small group by van to see if they could spot some of our beautiful Maine wildlife. While they were able to see a great blue heron and several ducks the moose were all deep in the woods. I guess the old saying rings true…it was lovely weather for ducks.
It was a typical fall day in Maine with the weather changing by the minute and Ken took a good-sized group of 11 out on Millinocket Lake to enjoy one of the few boating days remaining in this season. Although they did see a loon and a flock of blue-winged teal, they struck out in the moose department. Ken said it was windy and rained on the return from Mud Brook so it appeared that all of the critters were hunkered down.
Clear blue skies and the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of fall everywhere — a gorgeous day for a boat ride! Maine Guide, Glen and his group of two, (and their lovely, gentle Service Dog) set out on the NEOC pontoon hoping to see a moose. Beautiful scenery met their eyes at every turn but the moose remained elusive today. Loons, geese and beaver had to fill in for our absent moose today and they did a fine job. Loons are so cool!
Maine Guide, Ken took his group of seven via van to moose “hot spots” in the area (known only to Maine Guides and moose, of course)! It was an overcast and chilly evening but the sun did peak thru occasionally to light up the fall colors. The group scanned the woods in hopes of seeing the famed Maine beast and eventually their persistence paid off as they were rewarded with a MOOSE sighting! He was a young bull with only two tines on each antler! Canada (Grey) Jays flitted past the van as the satisfied group made their way back to NEOC–mission accomplished!
Katahdin–grand as ever–was bathed in brilliant morning light as the group made their way to Mud Brook via pontoon. Maine guide, Glen was at the helm and tried his best to round up a moose but apparently the moose had other plans. No moose today, but beautiful scenery and fall colors everywhere as the group made their way to Mud Brook. The group was thrilled to see a BALD EAGLE and delighted when a few loons made an appearance. The moose were hiding again during Glen’s evening tour but the group was happy to see loons, ducks, geese, osprey, a blue heron and a wood chuck.