Local birds are often assumed to be common and boring – but not always and perhaps never. Here are a few local species.
Please consider the photos to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks, David Clapp The other day we headed back to a favored haunt; the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This 500+ acre site is well known to local naturalists for many reasons, primarily birds; but its topographyContinue reading “A Day Out”
Not all birds are showy, here are a few that are rather plain – but still interesting.
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”
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”
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before using. Thank you; DEClapp People along the coast see terns quite often – if they look. Yet many people never see what is surrounding them. At the beach there may be fish, whales, seals, gulls, terns, sandpipers and mollusks as well as sand, water,Continue reading “Terns are Elegant”
Please consider the images to be copyrighted and ask permission to reuse any of them. Thank you. DEClapp The spring is bird migration time – hence all the bird-related blogs. The peak is May with a bit of April and June thrown in. So I’ve been posting a good bit of bird stuff – someContinue reading “RAIL – roaded; just lucky”
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”
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”