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At first I thought I’d do posts about my wildlife travels from days past. And, I will do more of that I’m sure. I then thought I’d make a sort of page by page presentation with a theme and sense of progression to it. Neither of those is working out; quite frankly I am too lazy and too busy to plan out more than one step at a time — and I have no idea where the next post will come from or what it will be about. With that in mind I will continue to do posts as they come to me, day after day, random topic after random topic. I think that means that I will do more but will have repetition and predictability that I hope to avoid – but I’d rather do more posts than wait for that special moment.
The Covid situation has limited travel so I am kind of stuck with ignoring the blog or doing something sort of bland more often. So I choose to do more bland stuff, perhaps with repeats of species and more of a transitional (seasonally) series that just offers some highlights. Maybe I’ll stick in a lion or leopard or marine iguana every now and then but more likely it will be a collection of fall migration images from the northeastern part of the US; mostly out on Cape Cod.
One of our favorite late summer evening haunts is the boat landing called Hemenway Landing. Looking north there is the big old Coast Guard Station and to the northeast and east there are expanses of salt marsh that eventually reach the edge of the Atlantic. We can grab our fried clam take-out at Sir Cricket and hang out in the usually vacant parking lot watching birds. This spot has had a summer time Night-Heron roost adjacent to it for thirty years. Most people arrive at sunset and are happy enough to watch the Black-crowned Night-herons depart in the gloom, but about 90 minutes before sunset is when the real action occurs. The Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, not a usual New England bird, leave first and well before sunset. They will fly out into the salt marsh going to join Great Blue Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets, as well as Eastern Willet and lots of Greater Yellowlegs. There are rather extensive oyster farms in the area and the Double-crested Cormorants and the yellowlegs are often in that area.