Another mixed bag

Summer is a dull time for most nature stuff around here. The birds are either further north or just starting to head south. They are through singing and are now and have been restoring themselves after the rigors of the breeding season. The plants are a bit stressed due to the high heat levels andContinue reading “Another mixed bag”

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”

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”

Yard Birds -a different perspective

Again, please treat all images as copyrighted and do not copy or use without permission. Please share this blog site. Thanks, DEC. These last few days are the middle, the peak, of the northward migration of neotropical wintering birds as well as those that have wintered in southeastern USA. Mid-May in New England can beContinue reading “Yard Birds -a different perspective”