Greg and our mutual friend Ron Joseph are our birding guides and do a superb job, identifying 100 species this particular weekend including 20 species of warblers, 5 species of swallows, and a singing Philadelphia Vireo. Many of the guests return each year, as we do, so it’s a real reunion for us.
Ron is a retired state and federal wildlife biologist and a superb guide, and Greg and Pat worked for years at Cobb’s Pierce Pond Camps before building their own lodge.
We spent the weekend driving here and there and walking through beautiful terrain. Pat puts up lunches for us so we can don’t have to return to the lodge for lunch. On Sunday, while lunching on a bridge over a small meandering stream in a very remote location, we spotted rising trout.
In a flash, Greg had his fly rod out, casting to those fish, and he caught a small one. We had very little time for fishing, but I did get a photo of Greg and the fish, joking that I was going to advertise: “If you’d like to catch some whopper brook trout like these, fishing guide Greg Drummond is your choice!”
Truthfully, I had to promise not to tell all the stories Greg told me about the great trout and other fish he and his customers and friends had caught in the various places we were birding. We also saw wild turkeys, so I suggested that next year they expand these weekends into “birding, turkey hunting, and fishing” adventures.