Beach Day? For some….

Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before using them. Thanks. DEClapp Thanks to GoogleEarth for its wonderful access and to affordable-cape-cod-vacations.com for posting the town map. On a summer Saturday with a weather forecast for hot, sunny, and humid we avoid the glorious quartz sand beaches of Cape Cod at allContinue reading “Beach Day? For some….”

Night-Heron (in the day time)

Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before using for any purpose. Thanks. DEClapp There are lots of herons and egrets around the world; about sixty species or so. They are capable of flying long distances and have established populations on many islands and all of the continents excepting Antarctica. In doingContinue reading “Night-Heron (in the day time)”

Here We Go Again – piping plover

Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before using them for any purpose. Thank you. DEClapp I know it was less than a month ago that I included a Piping Plover (PIPL) in with a collection of local shorebirds. But I had the chance to get some (pretty average) photos of babyContinue reading “Here We Go Again – piping plover”

Yeh, Gulls can be difficult

Please consider all images as copyrighted and ask permission to use for any reason. Thanks, DEClapp Gulls are found worldwide; mostly in the Northern Hemisphere but still worldwide. Many are related to salt water and pretty much all of them are related to water. Those that may nest in the continental interior usually fly toContinue reading “Yeh, Gulls can be difficult”

Stripers and Salps

Please consider all images as copyrighted and ask permission to use for any reason. Thanks, DEClapp As the last few posts have shown we have been walking the great outer beach around Race Point a lot. Actually a whole lot! Just ask my hips and knees. Four or five miles in soft sand that slopesContinue reading “Stripers and Salps”

Sandpipers and Plovers

Please consider all the images as copyrighted and ask permission to use them for any reason. Thanks, DEClapp. There are a grand assortment of birds that use the edges of wet areas. They nest and feed in swamps, bogs, and wet meadows. They travel along the ocean edge while undertaking some of the longest migrationContinue reading “Sandpipers and Plovers”