Franklin Countys First News

Enjoying summer’s bounty in Franklin County

Daybreak, Parker Pond. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

They're here at long last with no sign of sibling rivalry. Welcome little loons! (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Little loon was more than ready to eat. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Little Loon looked at mama's offering, but wasn't sure what to do with it. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Feeding time for new parents can be quite frustrating. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Daybreak, Parker Pond marsh. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

There was no umbrella for this poor rain soaked hummer during Saturday's thunderstorm. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Dew drops on a water lily. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A wing feather makes a very elegant seat belt. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

The world wakes up. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

Spectacular opening on Parker Pond. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

A Mallard duck at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Wood Duck at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

A snowshoe hare beside the road in Carthage. (Dennis York)

A beakfull of breakfast. (Dennis York)

A doe feeding on roadside bushes. (Dennis York)

Bright Rainbow. (Jennifer Ellsworth/Farmington)

Sunset. (Jennifer Ellsworth/Farmington)

Storm clouds. (Jennifer Ellsworth/Farmington)

Sunrise, 5 a.m. This sunday morning in West Farmington. (Jennifer Ellsworth/Farmington)

Waiting for dinner at the falls. (Tina Penley/Livermore Falls)

Waiting for dinner at the falls. (Tina Penley/Livermore Falls)

Waiting for dinner at the falls. (Tina Penley/Livermore Falls)

Caught sight of this porcupine late in the day in our yard. He apparently spent the day resting there after ravaging a small tree the night before. (Don Blanchard)

Fourth of July ride in Salem. (Tina Penley/Livermore Falls)

Bobolink in field at head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Fourth of July ride in Strong. (Tina Penley/Livermore Falls)

Crimson-ringed Whiteface dragonfly at Hills Pond. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Monarch butterfly at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Female Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Northern Pearly Eye butterfly at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

I nearly stepped on these beautiful blue eggs right after the mother bird flew up in front of me. (Jennifer Ladd)

Dummers Beach Campground in Weld (Heidi Smith/Starks)

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9 Responses »

  1. So, Dennis, you just ride down the road & critters pose for you?
    Thanks, everyone, for birds, bugs, sunrises, sunsets & rainbow.

  2. beautiful pictures, as always, the daybreak and sunrise would make nice jigsaw puzzles..Thanks to all..

  3. Another wonderful start to my week! Jane Naliboff "Daybreak" is especially striking and welcome Jennifer Ellsworth and Tina Penley I look forward to seeing more of your work - so far - so good!

  4. Yay for loon babies! The sky, clouds, storm photos are striking. All you photographers are very talented in both finding great subjects, and composition.

  5. At long last, the loon chicks!! Thank you so much, Jane Naliboff, for your persistence and dedication, not to mention glorious pictures. Please keep them coming!

  6. Wonderful captures of the beauty that surrounds us.

  7. bright rainbow, flying blue heron, loon babies, oh my.

  8. Beautiful pictures this week..Love the baby loons..Thank You!

  9. My favorite part of the Bulldog. Loved the sunrise, sunset and especially all the wildlife. Thank you all for sharing.

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