|It's that time of year again.|
Coffee of the Day: Boatyard Brew
Bird of the Day: Long-tailed Duck
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: Stairs
Invisi-bird Status: rumors that they're around Sandy Point. Number actually seen by me: zero.
The beach is a whole different place after this winter/spring with the coastal storms. The dunes drop dramatically to what's left of the beach. The platform and stairs from the Lot 1 boardwalk no longer exist.
|Where the Lot 1 boardwalk used to have a platform and stairs down to the beach.|
No shorebirds of any kind were in evidence. I did see two common loons, a horned grebe, and a lone double-crested cormorant. Herring gulls and great black backs were loafing in the sand. Apparently it was too windy for gulls too -- except ring-billed gulls, which I think are the best fliers of all gull-kind.
As far as trash/debris washed up on the beach, I saw a couple of wooden steps, probably from the Lot 1 boardwalk or one of the other boardwalks, lots of bits of fencing, tiny bits of plastic, and the inevitable Hooksett discs.
|One of the Steps|
The wrack line was mostly shells (with bits of plastic , like I said) and a little bit of salt hay -- no seaweed. The sand is already beginning to come back to the dunes, a little bit.
|The Inevitable Hooksett Disc|
|Seemed like every pile of shells had little plastic bits in it.|