Bird of the Day: piping plover
Invisi-Bird Status: As of 8/1/11: Refuge beach: 4 chicks, 30 fledged. Sandy Point: 10 fledged. Town beach: 1 fledged. Number actually seen by me on Friday: 3 adults.
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: a "missing" sunbather (see below) technically not a wrack item, but very weird
|Working on the Boardwalk at Lot 6|
Rain was predicted so the beach wasn't really busy and the walk from Lot 7 to Lot 6 gave me plenty of weird and wonderful wrack items. Also several species of peeps hiding out in the wrack -- yes, the shorebird migration is in full swing with dunlins, semipalmated sandpipers, semipalmated plovers, and all manner of small brown shorebirds lurked among the bladder wrack, kelp, Irish moss, beach grass, driftwood and other normal wrack components. Someday I've really gotta do an entry about the wrack line.
|Weird Wrack Item of the Week|
|long, half-buried, strip of yellow plastic|
|plastic army man|