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September 22, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on September 22, 2020

It was a blustery day here in the Katahdin region as hurricane Teddy was passing by the coast of Maine, sending his winds inland. Due to the unsafe conditions on the lake, Ken opted to take his small group by van this afternoon. He headed up the Telos Rd and they encountered a bald eagle,…

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September 21, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on September 21, 2020

Ken was at it again this afternoon and he was able to take his group on the NEOC pontoon for a fall boat ride/wildlife tour. As they puttered through the lake en route for Big Mud Brook, they were delighted to see a bald eagle, a cooper’s hawk, some loons and ducks, common mergansers, kingfishers…

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September 20, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on September 20, 2020

On this lovely afternoon, our Maine guide, Ken took his group of 5 across the lake in search of some wildlife. The group spotted 2 loons, several ducks, and a kingfisher. They heard what they believed to be a moose as there was a big crash in the woods but it must have been heading…

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September 19, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on September 19, 2020

Dave was the guide for our afternoon wildlife tour today and they were once again able to go by pontoon boat which always makes our guests happy. There is nothing quite like a boat ride in the shadow of the great Katahdin. Along the way to Big Mud Brook they crossed paths with some loons,…

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September 18, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments Off on September 18, 2020

It was a chilly 35 degree morning here at Twin Pines and our Maine guide, Dave took his bundled up group of 5 out on the pontoon boat and headed for Big Mud Brook. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery but unfortunately didn’t see much wildlife other than a loon and some kingfishers. For our afternoon/evening…

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September 17, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 18, 2020 | Comments Off on September 17, 2020

On this bright and mild day we had our Maine guide, Ken doing double duty once again. For the morning tour, he took his small group of 2 on the NEOC pontoon boat and headed across the lake. They encountered several loons and ducks including 6 black ducks, 2 kingfisher and a bald eagle. For…

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September 16, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 17, 2020 | Comments Off on September 16, 2020

On this sunny afternoon our Maine guide, Ken once again set his sights on Big Mud Brook with his group of 3 guests in tow. It was a little on the breezy side but they still managed to get a lovely pontoon ride across the lake with the beautiful Katahdin taking center stage. Black ducks,…

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September 15, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 16, 2020 | Comments Off on September 15, 2020

It was a lovely yet brisk morning and Ken was back out on the lake with his small group of 2 on their way to Big Mud Brook. Along their journey they encountered 2 cormorants, some loons, an osprey, ducks, a bald eagle and 9 geese. When they arrived at the brook, they saw a…

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September 14, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 16, 2020 | Comments Off on September 14, 2020

Today we had a relatively calm morning so our Maine guide, Bob was able to get his small group of 2 out on the pontoon boat for a morning sight-seeing ride. They saw an eagle and several loons but that was about it. For the evening tour, Ken had to go by van due to…

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September 13, 2020

By NEOC Info | Sep 13, 2020 | Comments Off on September 13, 2020

It was another spectacularly beautiful morning here on Millinocket Lake and our Maine guide, Dave was out bright and early with his small group to try and see some wildlife. They were happy to see an eagle, loons, ducks and kingfishers, Canadian geese, and a blue heron. The birds of Maine have been quite plentiful…

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