Friday May 6, 2016
Bird of the Day: Willet
Coffee of the Day: Clipper City Blend
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: tie between brightly colored Velcro ball and half-full (or half-empty) bottle of soda
Invisi-bird Status: no official update - bio staff was on her way out to begin the survey just before I left for the day. Number actually seen by me: 5
|Mount Agamenticus in the Distance|
Mount Agamenticus in Maine made itself visible as it sometimes does. For once I got a photo of it looming in the distance. I did not spend a lot of time taking photos between attending to visitors, looking at the long-tailed ducks bobbing on the waves, and trying to keep my stuff from blowing away.
|Backpack, Notebook, Coffee Cup, Driftwood|
|Mass Audubon Kids Field Trip|
My favorite sighting of the day was my first willet of the year. Yeah, I know they've been back for awhile, but somehow I hadn't seen one yet. It let me know it was there with its "pill-will-willet" call.
|Weird Wrack Item of the Week 1|
The least explicable item was a half full bottle of some kind of soda. It had clearly washed up and looked like if I dared to open it I would have been splashed big time. Who throws away a half full (or half empty) bottle of soda? Usually bottles are empty (or have messages :-)). Somewhere in Goffstown, some kid is probably wondering what happened to all that soda.
|Weird Wrack Item of the Week 2|
By the time I left it was full high tide and my fingers were frozen. Imagine my surprise when I got over the top of the dunes to the parking lot and discovered it was warm there. I stopped at the airport and wrapped my hands around a sweet potato and black bean burrito from Metzy's taco truck. That made it feel a tiny bit more like May.
|Actual Wrack in the Wrack Line|