Cliff Swallows and Tobacco

Please regard the images in this post as copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. DEClapp Before we get started I want to refer anyone who develops an interest in this topic to two very entertaining and educational articles: one in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, a county newspaper from central Massachusetts,Continue reading “Cliff Swallows and Tobacco”

Penguins – to the Falklands

The Falkland islands have been featured in a few posts as have the Falkland Island penguins. There are lots of Rockhoppers, Gentoos, Magellanic, and King Penguins on these rather remote and unsettled islands. The Falklands consist of 780 islands, islets, and protruding rocks; only two of the islands (East and west Falkland) are of anyContinue reading “Penguins – to the Falklands”

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”