Bird of the Day: least tern
Coffee of the Day: French Roast Sumatra
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: plastic bag pinned down by stick
Invisi-bird Status: Official count: 42 pairs, 22 nests (not differentiated by refuge vs. Sandy Point). Number seen by me: 3.
|Piping Plover at Low Tide|
|Beach -- Looking South|
The slope of the berm is so steep that it's difficult to see people walking along the water line at low tide and it's equally difficult for them to see the boundary signs, so I had a bit more dashing back and forth to the water line to intercept people than usual. Even one of the leaders of a school group, who was well aware of the beach closure, walked right past the boundary into the closed area even as I was walking toward him. Sigh. Anyway, nobody got near the northernmost nest. BTW, as promised, staff moved the signs further north to give the nesting pair more room.
|Beach Art Installation|
|Fortunately, I Already Drank the Coffee|
|Somehow, I Don't Want to Know What's in the Bag|
|Sailboat Looking All Summery|
|Meanwhile in Newburyport|